current inspirations and a chair find

Some current inspirations that I have been glossing over lately, scanned from old clippings of Dwell from the previous year.  I've also started redecorating the kids room and with luck and patience I finally found the perfect matching vintage brass beds this past weekend.  

Another amazing score was this modern bright yellow chair. The base looks like spider feet don't they? This chair will be on my next sale over at Fab.com next month.


today around the house...

leaves from the backyard spruces up the dining room when I can't afford flowers  / handmade cards for the teachers ready be distributed tomorrow / newly thrifted green sofa for $20- compliments everything in my living room / thrifted bookcase for $50 / Lucky's new haircut.


just add salt

I splurged a little today and bought two pounds of cherries.  I love my fruits with a sprinkling of salt and these dark cherries are so gooood I can snack on them all day; they're not too sweet but crunchy and firm just the way I like it!

Have a great weekend everyone and happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there, hope you enjoy your day!



About two weeks ago during Memorial Day weekend my family and I visited our local dog shelter.  The kids had been asking for a dog since their last birthday and I have been stalling- I want to make sure that they, we, are ready to take care of a dog and all the responsibilities that goes with it. So we went there on a Friday afternoon and we found this small chiuaua named Fox.  He was confiscated from an animal hoarder's home and he is rooming with two other smaller dog in a tiny cage.  He's six years old and was never potty trained and we can almost see in his eyes how neglected he has been.

Needless to say it was love at first sight, Sofia fell in love with him and we took him home the same day.  We named him Lucky (after a dearest puppy I lost a few years ago).  He didn't eat or drink the first day he was with us.  He was and still is very aloof and quiet, and everyone's doing their best to make him comfortable and to break out of his shell. I actually only heard him bark once and he does not want to go for a walk; he loves to sit and lounge on his bed most of the day.  The kids are very eager to get him to play but I'm guessing it's going to take some time.  My husband and son are talking of taking him back and getting a new one; my son says a dog that barks and runs while my daughter and I are already very attached to him and can't fathom the idea of him returning to the small, cold and dirty cage. I think he's one sweet dog, in two weeks he's completely potty trained and when he's not sitting on his bed he follows me around the kitchen. I love this tiny addition to our family.


so I stopped and smelled the roses and took a long nap

Hello and happy Tuesday!

It felt like I lost a day or two; I wanted to take photos of my haul this weekend but yesterday I was so tired that my body just went to slumber for 7 hours after I dropped the kids off to school. I woke up at 3 p.m. and had barely  enough time to pick them up.

I'm very lucky and grateful to work from home but most of the time I can't seem to turn the switch off.  I'm sure other work-at-home-mom can relate, it's like you have a hundred things to do that are all equally important and you don't know which one to tackle first so you just run around in circles to try and get them done all at the same time. And then you get drained and burn out.  So yesterday, I felt guilty that I did not get anything done and felt the whole day was wasted.  But today I had a renewed energy and got halfway done on my to do lists. Sometimes all you need is a a long nap.

p.s. The roses was from the house where I went to buy my vintage finds this past weekend which I also used as photo prop this morning. I'll show photos of my finds later this week.


Sneak Peek: Modish Vintage June sale on FAB.com

Modish Vintage will be back on FAB.com on Monday June 4th for another huge sale.  We will be offering cloisonne vases, asian lacquered boxes and modern furniture.  The sale starts at 7 p.m. PST.