Inspiration struck yesterday and I gathered and cleaned some vintage frames and had the kids sat on the table to sort my vintage stamps by colors (btw, if anyone have somekind of a sorting job call my kids, they'll do it for free). 

I've finished a few collages and should have them listed next week.


from me to you...

Just a quick note to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! 


holiday decor

We went light with the holiday decor this year, I got a three-foot fake tree from Goodwill for a couple of dollars, strung some lights and a few ornaments on it and called it a day. I love the two vintage wreaths pictured above (also found at Goodwill) and put them in my living room along with the stockings.  We also hang some of the kids artwork on the wall. Simple is good.


pressed flowers

thrifted a few weeks ago but can't seem to let them go yet. There's something very romantic about these pressed flowers. When I was in high school I remember getting very excited finding pressed leaves and flowers from books I used to borrow from the library. I collected them in a small tin box and eventually gave them away to a friend when I left home for college.


seeing green

lately I have been drawn to the color of green, particularly sea green.  I have been finding lots of green colored items in my recent trips to the auction and thrift shop.  Here are some recent green addition to Modish Vintage.


taking a break...

to blog about;

- this snapshot of my basement turned shipping central this week.

- yesteday I packed boxes after boxes the kids think I am playing Santa this Christmas

- this morning while getting ready for school my son could not find his coat and turned to me and said "mama did you sell it?" 

- yup, I have been the accused each time something goes missing in my household

- I am taking a full day off tomorrow

- wishing all of you a happy first of December!


weekend finds and a sale notice!

Just came back from a buying spree (a.k.a. once a month estate auction), and came home with lots of goodies, some pictured above will be listed this week.  I also brought home eleven, ELEVEN chairs!!!  I admit my chair obsession has reached a new level.


Modish Vintage will have a huge BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY deals, more details will be posted later this week.


colors outside

While most garden blooms in spring and summer, for my garden it is the fall season.  My front yard is bursting with the most brilliant colors right now. The maple tree right next to my living room window cast a golden glow in the mornings; the path to the driveway and entrance is covered in warm shades of brown and the fiery red maple tree is just gorgeous!  I had to ask my husband not to rake the leaves just yet.


it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

... on my dining table that is. The other day I took my Christmas decor out off the shed and dusted the vintage ceramic trees I've collected this year, now they are sitting on my dining table ready to be photograph. I shoot a few this morning when the sun was out, and just got so excited to decorate my home for the holidays.


the hanging chair

I've seen them everywhere- the hanging chair, the epitome of all relaxation chair. I'd like to imagine myself curled up on one of this enjoying a glass of ice tea reading my favorite book while gently swinging and taking in the sweet gentle breeze in my patio.

Well, I recently found this awesome rattan hanging chair at an auction and would have hang it in my house if only I have enough room but alas no room, too much mismatched chairs sitting around and two feisty kiddos just quashed my daydreaming alltogether.

Images above except last one are via Apartment Theraphy and Pinterest.