The Creaky Shed

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We are loving this wonderful Local Greengrocer in Greenwich UK. Located on Royal Hill SE10 since 2002 we supply fresh locally sourced fruit & veggies.

Enjoy!

 

Plate Racks

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Plate Racks

Displaying a set of vintage or heirloom plates in a plate rack a way to add something useful and artistic. When our collections get stacked in a hutch behind doors we aren’t able to appreciate their beauty any time we wish. So if there were no upper cabinets in our kitchens I know we could get pretty creative with are dish ware! Here are two styles we most often see. You choose what your preference would be!

Here is one at Second Shout Out - It's 18th century Italian antique plate rack with a storage area to the side. It was painted at one point with black paint. This is large and slots would have been used for larger plates or even platters. It has a very nice rustic or primitive look. We have shown it with our Fresco Collection serving bowls and platters that are also for sale at Second Shout Out.

Primitive Antique Storage Plate Rack  & Fresco Dinnerware

 

Mixing cups and bowls, even throwing a little piece of art work on there would be charming.

My design tip: Plate racks are useful storage. Adding charm with dish ware in a kitchen is very welcoming can make any space feel cozy.

A beautiful Autumn weekend to you.
xo,
Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
Photo source: photos Pinterest

 

Beauty Will Save The World

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Friday's Inspiration from Burnello Cucinelli

Solomeo Hill ~ The Hamlet

The History ~ The Hamlet of Solomeo built 12th Century

The Restoration

Gubbio

Spoleto

Assisi

Spello

The School

I have always dreamed of creating useful work for an important objective. I felt that profit for profit’s sake was not enough, and that there had to be a higher collective purpose

~ Burnello Cucinelli

DIY REPURPOSING

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
DIY REPURPOSING
Something about Autumn has us nesting about, getting cozy and preparing for more entertaining at home. Thoughts wonder a little about gifting and the holidays. Opting to use things we already have in a new way is very eco friendly. It’s cool to find a new purpose for something vintage. We are loving something all over again in a creative new way.

We love candles. Turning vintage oilcans upside down, vintage cheese graters over a lit candle are a couple of ways to see the pretty glow indoors or out. This would work with battery-operated lights as well under the graters.

Vintage sweaters made from cable knits, cashmere, cotton, wool etc. Easy to craft one of a kind pillows from the body, cuffs and waist bands for cups, candles, sleeves for bottles and vases. Add vintage embellishments and you have something truly special for your space or gifts. Use that vintage sweater your grandma gave you or the vintage one you’ve been eyeing, but it’s really not your size!

A vintage equestrian bridle. Repurposing this as a towel holder for guest towel or bar towel would be unique.

A wood wire spool, a cool vintage find, wondering how to use it? This is a piece that needs to be able to move. Installing 3 industrial wheels would be perfect. Adding a cushion for seating made with vintage grain sacks would be awesome. Raising it on legs would work well for a small bar paired with vintage stools.

My Design tip: Think about vintage pieces with new ideas for use. Be creative, if something has a story hang on to it and you will find a way to enjoy it a second time.

A beautiful Autumn weekend to you!
xo,
Gail
Team & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
Photo source: Photos  from Pinterest

 

Axel Vervoordt

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We treasure things that are made by time,” says Axel Vervoordt, offering as good a summary as you’ll get of the antiques dealer and interior designer’s celebrated style—which favors muted tones, weathered surfaces, richly patinated antiques, and a mix of ancient and modern artworks that share abstract, universal qualities. Among the world’s most influential tastemakers, Vervoordt is fond of sagelike aphorisms. Another one: “There are no rules to what we do—it comes from the heart.”

Alberobello, Italy

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Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in southern Italy. The small town has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unusual districts of trulli, the characteristic white-washed conical-roofed houses of the area. It makes an interesting day-trip destination or a pleasant base for a few days - especially if you stay in a trullo of your very own.

A trullo is a small dwelling built from the local limestone, with dry-stone walls and a characteristic conical roof. It is a traditional and simple type of structure which you'll see dotted around this part of Puglia, sometimes in its most basic form used as a kind of shed among the olive groves. Visit Docks 101 Italian Restaurant.

Enjoy the Journey!

At Docks 101  ~ the gang

 

Reclaimed Wood Does A World Good

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson
Reclaimed Wood Does A World Good

Have you really noticed the beauty in a solid piece of wood? Today we have access to some gorgeous reclaimed pieces. Utilizing reclaimed wood in our decor for flooring, furniture and architectural statements gives them a second life. One of a kind natural element that pare well with any style decor. In celebrating Autumn, it’s time to think about nature. Salvaging what is before us has never been more beautiful. Infuse some reclaimed gorgeous pieces into your home, renovations and artfully display them in retail spaces. Let’s get inspired!

My design tip: Reclaimed wood offers warmth to a space that no other product can. It’s good for us, no harmful chemicals, just beauty and it does the world good, to waste not.
A beautiful Autumn weekend for cleaning out the garage and starting a new project!

xo, Gail
Team & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
Photo source: Photos -Pinterest

Fall and September

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Euro Cozy!

Credit: Stradshem

Autumn Foyers, Organic Styling

Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson

Autumn Foyers, Organic Styling

Beginning to feel the season change? Without peaking at a calendar, it would be fun to try and guess the month it was. Only relying on our senses and instinct. Something to ponder as were tidying up our foyers, organizing our Autumn accessories with vintage decor.

Autumn’s more about textures and natural elements, pairing them implies coziness.

Oh, Happy back to school!

My design tip: Changing the foyer around seasonally helps to get us in the moment and it’s refreshing to come home to.
Happy Autumn, enjoy a beautiful weekend.
xo,Gail
TEAM & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out 
Photo source: Photos via Pinterest

 

Cowboy Style

Francisca Wolters

Stay in style at Urban Cowboy B&B in Brooklyn.

Better then your typical hotel…
Ciao,
Francisca Wolters
Bee & Mason

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