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Kitchen Renovation

Long before the demolition, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, lumber, drywall and a few dumpster loads …

  1.  Create a renovation notebook, do a rough sketch of the room and measure the space … twice. Write it down.
  2. Pick out the kitchen appliances, microwave, vent hood, sink, faucet, lighting and where the garbage goes, to start planning the kitchen design.
  3. High profile kitchen faucets might look good but they splash everywhere. Going to replace mine with a medium to low profile kitchen faucet instead.
  4.  Buy the big fridge.
  5.  Think double oven.
  6.  Buy a dishwasher with a stainless interior.
  7.  Open kitchen shelves (love+hate) and open storage on top of the cupboards is tough to keep clean. The open shelves I can live with but design your kitchen cupboards so they go all the way up to the ceiling and you’ll never have to clean up there again.
  8. Slab (flat front) cupboards are easier to maintain, look amazing and may prove to be cheaper.
  9.  Design deep drawers for base cupboards, instead of cupboards with adjustable shelves.
  10.  The big box stores offer kitchen design services that will give you a baseline of where your budget can take you in a full retail environment. If a box store meets your expectations great … expect to pay more for the convenience and resources.
  11. Can’t afford the box stores? Be the contractor or find one with a list of go-to plumbers, electricians, painters, sheet-rockers and cabinetmakers.
  12. Promise yourself that you’ll paint the new walls, windows and doors before you install everything else. ( I prefer flat paint on ceilings and satin paint for the walls, woodwork and doors but … the painter thought otherwise.) The End.

If You Can’t Hide It, Decorate It

Unpacking continues and with it comes the decision to fix the injured mosaic pieces or toss them in the trash and not look back.   If only. ;-|

Have been meaning to rescue this damaged mosaic tile mirror multiple times and I’m really glad I did. Not to shabby.

Mosaic Tile Mirror - tilegypsy.com
BEFORE

Black and white tile makes me happy. Flowers too.

Mosaic Tile Mirror - tilegypsy.com
AFTER

 

 

Boxes and Bubble Wrap

“What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe.
It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche … especially if I’m lucky enough to have the right size box and bubble wrap. 😉 

The shop is in full swing and I’m on pace to sell and/or donate at least 1/2  of one storage locker. Woo hoooo! Thank you to all who have stopped and shopped!

Recently listed this gorgeous pair of tile pears. My original idea was to glue them on to something but that was decades ago.  They may be handmade Italian pottery – maybe not – and they can be used as drink coasters or wall art. Click 2 Browse the Shop Here  or scroll down for more exciting new listings.

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a pair of pears – beautiful tile coasters / wall art / click image to view listing

Beautiful Pair of Pears Tile Drink Coasters – Wall Art. Artist unknown. This Pair of Pears looks like they were created on gorgeous … looks like handmade tile and they give off a warm Italian energy to me. Maybe, maybe not.;)  Both tiles have cork feet to be a coaster and a place on back to hang as wall art. Very gently used and I’ve had them since the late eighties so that makes them vintage too. Each tile is approx 4″inch x 4″inch x almost 3/4″ thick and weigh almost (1) one pound each. You’ll love them. I have. 😉 No chips, no cracks and no repairs. Gently used condition. Click on image to view listing.
Vintage Androck Orange Bowl and maybe a Vintage Hazel Atlas Orange Creamer
Favorite and Very Retro Orange could be Sugar Bowl and Vintage Orange Creamer  / Click image to see listing.

Just listed … Vintage Androck Orange Bowl that has been used for sugar and might be a Vintage Hazel Atlas Orange Creamer or… it could be a Lancaster English Ware Orange Creamer – not sure – that have sat together for years as a cherished but never used – fabulous orange – would be – sugar creamer set. This listing is for the set of both of these fabulous and very vibrant orange decor pieces. The measurements of the Androck orange bowl is approx 4 1/2″inches w x 3″inches h. The orange creamer measures approx 4 1/2″ inches wide x 3 3/4″ h. Both pieces are in good condition with minimal to no fading, no cracks, no chips and no repairs with a bit of shelf marking and some adhesive residue that I still need to clean off before shipping;) Love these this little mismatched sugar-creamer set and you will too! Gently used condition. Click on image to view listing.
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Fruits & Nuts – SOLD.

Rare Find of the Week …

Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. Then, always be a unicorn. – Jaime Murray

Unicorn Vintage Brinns Ceramics
Rare Find of the Day – Vintage Brinn’s Ceramic Unicorn Figurine that may be from the 60’s or 70’s and after researching vintage Brinn’s, I couldn’t find another one so … I presume that it’s a rare unicorn that I found. 😉 Beautiful colors in iridescent shades of white, pink, blue, yellow and green with a shiny gold horn. No chips, no crack, no repairs, some shelf markings and a few little rough spots can be felt on the tip of the ears and the horn but it’s not damage just age. Magical. The unicorn figurine is approximately 4 1/2 inch base, 5 1/2″ from back of base to unicorns nose and 6 3/4 inches from base to the tip of the golden horn. Colors vary from monitors to real life. 😉 Gently used condition. Click on image to view listing.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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