Monday, June 22, 2009

One person's clutter is another person's 'Chair Fund'

Wheew, what a weekend! I hope you all had a lovely start of summer weekend. Sorry for my absence, I've spent the last week covered up to my eyeballs in little orange price stickers. This past weekend I participated in my first ever yard sale. You would think that since my car seems to swerve to the side of the road on autopilot every time I pass a flea market or antique shop, that I would be a hardcore yard-saler. But this was new territory for me.

I'm an avid believer that your belongings have to grow and evolve as you do. Sometimes it's weeding out things here and there, and other times it's about clearing the decks and making room for new inspiration. This was one of those times for me. My stuff was great, it was beautiful, but it's time for a change, so out on the yard it went. All priced to sell.

And a weekend of quarters, dimes and nickels later, I have a nice little change fund to do that with. Goodbye clutter, hello beautiful:

This little number has been on my mind all week, since spying it in my latest House Beautiful. Yes, I read all the in/out listings that say Ikat is a fading trend, but I don't care. I love it and it's my house. (Via Urban Outfitters)

And everyone needs a pretty little place to do the really important things in blog. So why not take my new found funds and buy myself a classic: The Parson Desk. Mine will be glossy white, though. This has been on my Home Bucket List (and on my bucket list it's paired with a Louis Ghost Armchair, but that will have to wait until the next yard sale) along with a modern, clean lined canopy bed and a Saarien Tulip Table.


  1. Abby-Love it all. Think about Ikea's knock off of the Saarinen table-it is a fraction of the price of the original and pretty close. I think I have a post on Kate's dining room with it on Style Redux.

  2. Always buy what makes your heart happy and you will never be disappointed. To hell with trends, go with what you love.

  3. Ha - I posted about that slipper chair a little while back. I publicly vowed that I would never,ever covet Ikat again, but when I saw that chair, I totally broke my word. So perfect (and affordable!)

  4. I just heard of this and LOVE it: I haven't used it yet, so I can't verify how accurate it is, but it looks like it has the potential to be dangerous!