Four for Friday: December 22, 2018

Four things I’m loving this week, all with a nod toward rustic, effortless, French-ness. C’est chic, indeed.

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  1. I found this vintage, hand-painted French Country sign in North Georgia, of all places, but it reminds me of something you’d see in a perfect French restaurant, whilst eating the best roast chicken of your life.
  2. I’ve been looking for a perfectly worn-in vintage ladder for some time. And while this one isn’t old, it has exactly the look (and price) I’m going for — just the thing to set near the TV and display blankets and throws.
  3. The cover of this cookbook obviously drew me in but the recipes (which include soufflés, sauces, and everything impossibly French) are excellent, too.
  4. It just doesn’t get more chic than Diptyque.

Estate Sale Finds

I went estate sale-ing last week and came away with some pretty magical pieces! I also finally moved my burl wood and mirrored liquor cabinet into the dining room and styled it up a bit with some recent finds. The hand-carved cheetah is from Mexico (thrifted!) and the gorgeous pink painting is from an estate sale.

estate sale burled wood liquor cabinet

burl wood liquor cabinet estate sale art

Other pieces I picked last week:

Mid-Century Arlene Sherman litho. This piece was a steal at $45. Sherman’s work goes for $1,600-plus on auction sites and sites like 1st Dibs. This piece is gorgeous in person, such a great blend of modern and bohemian.

vintage arlene sherman midcentury signed lithograph

Vintage red and black snake painting: This just screams Gucci, which is entirely why I bought it. It’s stunning (and pictured here with my thrifted carved cheetah).

gucci style snake painting

I found this piece in a pile of trash by the road! It’s by an artist I love, too (I’ve bought four of her works so far but never thought I’d score one for free!).

estate sale art midcentury mountain scene

 

 

Four for Friday

Four things I’m loving this week, from Jenna Lyons’ chic AF digs to a bright and cherry mid-century painting.

Four for Friday December 15

  1. Jenna Lyons opened the doors to her Soho loft to the New York Times this month and it is drop. Dead. Gorgeous. The deep green hallway, the marble tub, the shoe closet…
  2. I picked up this mid-century mixed media painting in Atlanta a few weeks ago. The vivid hues are great and I love a still life. This would be spectacular in a kitchen.
  3. Turmeric has been the “it” spice for the past year or so, and with good reason: it has a slew of health benefits, from reducing inflammation to providing skin with that whole “lit from within” thing for which we’re all endlessly striving. You can add it to smoothies, put a teaspoon in tea… and with packaging this cute, you can leave it on your counter for all to see.
  4. Yes, it’s expensive. But this French toothpaste is pretty enough to be wrapped under a Christmas tree — and it’s just begging to go into a guest bathroom.