Monday, August 23, 2010

Mid-Century Monday - 08.23.2010








All photographs from Interior Design- Modern Minimalism's Flickr Page
"S
imple Living" is one of my favorite topics to research and read about. It's one of the secrets to happiness, I think. : ) The less clutter to worry about, the more time you have to feel at peace and relaxed. The nice thing about a mid-century decor is that it lends itself quite easily and beautifully to this way of life. Furniture should be streamlined, clean and... simple. It'll do wonders for your state of mind. : ) Trust me! I went through a serious de-cluttering stage about 4 years ago and it was incredibly therapeutic. Now, our house is minimalistic and we absolutely love it!
Hopefully everyone had a lovely weekend. My sister was in town from Chicago and the family & I were so ecstatic to see her and spend time with her. We had so much fun! I then hung out with my beautiful godson and best friend and just had a terrific time. Amazing how being surrounded by good friends and wonderful family can make a weekend unforgettable. : ) Wishing all of you a happy week ahead. I just hope this dreadful heat goes away sooner, rather than later. It's killer! Yuck!
Happy Decorating!
Mina

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mid-Century Monday - 08.16.2010 - Three Wishes Please!





I
n the mood for a wish? Hey, aren't we all at some point or another? Well... unfortunately, getting a total of three wishes granted by a genie is just a thing of mythological stories and funny TV sitcoms. But, that does not mean you need go without a genie bottle... in the form of a lamp, that is! Genie bottle style lamps are curvy, sexy and a fun decor element to add to any space. Choose the right color and shade and ... voila! Instant art! : ) See? A wish come true! A cool space, just for you!! : ) Sometimes all it takes is a new lamp to make all the difference. Most of the pics above have links to the original source, if you're interested in one of these particular lamps.
Hopefully everyone's week started off pretty nicely. I've been pretty busy working and I'm loving every minute of it! : ) It's wonderful. Of course, that has meant less time to go treasure hunting and posting new inventory to the etsy store. Don't fret friends! Don't fret! As soon as things settle down, there will be more inventory to drool over underway. : ) Wishing all of you an awesome week!
Happy Decorating!
Mina


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bohemian Wednesday - 08.11.2010

via bohemianvintage's Flickr
via 28350004@N02's Flickr

via blondieandco's Flickr

via franciemeng's Flickr
via JeffandTamar's Flickr

via planetfur's Flickr
via 34087139@N08's Flickr

via brezomayo's Flickr page

T


he Internet is a complete plethora of decorating and design ideas. I still love to thumb through a crisp new magazine issue, but I also love the convenience of the Internet in searching for decorating ideas. Flickr is a fabulous resource for design and decor and I highly recommend it. Check it out! : ) If you click on the pictures above, it should link you to the photographer's Flickr page. My search today was of images which reminded me of the boho chic look I love so much. The first pic is actually a shot of our living room. It's very much a work in progress. Since this shot was taken, I've put up the Beatles framed art I'd told you guys about a couple of days ago. It looks pretty nifty, cause it's the same yellow hue as our Eames rocker. : ) Remember to take your time when decorating your space and don't be afraid to look for inspiration in mags, blogs, picture sites, etc... : ) Have a great week and weekend everyone!
Happy Decorating!
Mina

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Etsy Tuesday - 08.10.2010 - Back to School!

leather ballerina flats by spirocreations - $225

plaid backpack by Kibber - $95

laptop sleeve by Bertiescloset - $23.99

retro school globe by CaptainCat - $75

chalkboards by Hammermann - $10
Okay, okay... so perhaps I am a big geekazoid, but it's a step up from the horrific troublemaker I was in my pre-teen years, okay? So there! I'm loud and proud to be a big nerd now and I don't care who knows it! : ) Glad to have gotten that off my chest, thank you very much. So, most schools get back in session this coming week. At least in our town they do. I figured I would do an Etsy search based on back to school items. Isn't that backpack thingy magig absolutely awesome!?! I love it! And those ballet flats? ((sigh))... absolutely lovely. : )
I do hope your week is going fabulously well. I've been craaaaazy busy and pretty much exhausted by 7 pm. But, I must not take any naps or I will have the worst time trying to get to sleep. So, I have to find ways to stay awake and not pass out the second I get home. I'm reading a couple of books right now to help with that. The Twilight Saga's New Moon by Stephenie Meyer and Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. Page turners, I swear! See??? Total nerdy McGee! Okay... time for some reading now. Have a good night everyone!
Happy Decorating!
Mina

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mid-Century Monday - 08.09.2010 - Concert Posters






*This is the poster we just got!*


While happily perusing the lovely streets of Savannah, Georgia this past week, I had the upmost pleasure of finding a little, bohemian shop called Earthbound Trading Co. While I was there, I saw a few cardboard poster reproductions of vintage concert ads for about $7. I fell in love with The Beatles' Yellow Submarine poster (pictured above) and just had to have it! I framed it in an IKEA 19 3/4" x 26" RIBBA frame (which I scored at IKEA for $20!). So, for a total of about $27 the hubs and I now have a pretty cool piece of framed art in our mid-century/boho style living room! : ) Mid-Century is usually a style that focuses on clean lines. But, throwing in a colorful, vintage poster can do wonders for bringing in a fun aspect to the space. So, go ahead and try it! I hope you are all having a terrific Monday! I'm back from my vacation feeling rejuvenated, energized and happy to get this next phase of my life in gear. : ) I visited North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina & Georgia. My favorite? Hard to say, since they were all amazing for particular reasons. But... if I had to choose... it'd be a tie between Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Savannah, Georgia. Gatlinburg was just surrounded by the most amazing mountains. It felt so peaceful and breathtaking. I just loved it! I could spend every day there and be perfectly happy. Savannah? This place just felt like home. My goodness! I just loved its history and charm and little shops everywhere. It was just incredible. If you ever have a chance to visit there, do it! It was totally worth it! Here are some pictures of my journey! Enjoy!! Until tomorrow!

Happy Decorating!
Mina

On the way to our place in Gatlinburg, TN

Pictures don't do this mountain top justice...

Soooooo peaceful!

I thought this optical office poster was so cool! : ) Just had to snap it in black & white!

At a vintage clothing shop in Savannah, GA

How can I not love Savannah with a greeting like this one? : )

Chess in the middle of a Savannah road... eh... awesome. : )

During our horse drawn carriage tour of the city in Savannah, GA


What a cool building!




This is the shop where I found my Beatles poster! : )

Our lovely tour guides! : )