Anyway, I'm totally into looking in to some vintage/retro but modern furniture pieces for cheap. I am definitely going to start browsing antique stores, garage sales, craigslist, and hopefully some cool auctions or flea markets. I couldn't be more excited!! I went into salvation army today and got a few little knicknacks for decoration/bookshelves etc. I will share those soon. For now, I wanted to share some of my favorite ideas that I can't wait to achieve (in time- that's what I need to keep reminding myself).
apartmenttherapy.com), but I loved the mirror which is actually on Design*Sponge (a great DIY site), and I like the tall vase with the flowers. This is one of those things one would usually not be too fond of in a store, but when put together and in a good space, it works and you actually like it. Sometimes I'm that way about clothes, in the store I'm like meh, but when I see it on someone I think it looks great!
Young House Love, which is a blog/website with this married couple who totally renovated their house on a budget and did an amazing job. They are always doing new things and have a great DIY section, as well as sooo much other stuff about where they found things, etc. Anyway, I am not usually a plant person, but I think since my new house will be a new beginning with so many other things (like working out), I think I want to give plants a shot as well. If I take the plant thing slow, or don't do such a great job with it, I know that I want to have some fresh flowers every now and them somewhere. I think it makes people happy. I especially love the yellow daffodils in this picture.
And to end this post, I was trying to look for a quote I once read about imitation and how no ones idea is original, but I searched and searched and couldn't find it...I guess this is cool too:
"Imitation is at least 50 percent of the creative process” - Jamie Buckingham
p.s. Michael tells me the house isn't going to be a "zoo" or a "museum"......he'll learn one day.
Edit: I found the quote thanks to Nate (the facebook friend who always has up cool, philosophical quotes):
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, you work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originally is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery- celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from- it’s where you take them to.” - Jim Jarmusch