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Galvanized Metal Baskets

This just in:

I finally hemmed the curtains I started last November!

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(Please forgive me for these bad + dark photos.)

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You may very well be asking,

“YAWN, Kay!  Curtain hems!?  Who cares?” . . .

 . . . but we procrastinators know that completing one’s projects is a big deal!

I want to sew a tartan plaid bed skirt (stay tuned!), you see . . .

. . . but I forced myself to finish the curtains first.

+ + + + +

Anyway, speaking of completing tasks, our kitchen re-do is back ON!

This has happened:

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Galvanized baskets!

The cabinet that G.O. had installed beside the range was too narrow + deep,

+ thus, a tad too dysfunctional.

This had me thinking of baskets in cubbies, instead!

Initially, I wanted woven baskets, like these:

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However, when my online search for baskets took me to these

from World Market, I was totally smitten!

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Only $14.99 for the small?  I’m in!

 The website sez that these are NEW,

but that they are sold out online + available in stores only.

We had to drive to 2 different World Markets to find our 3,

but it was worth it, in my opinion!

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I feared that, in person, they might look cheapie + bad,

but they don’t, + I love them!

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Disclaimer: we still need a toe kick here.

+ + + + +

Suddenly, the blank wall next to our stove is calling out for open shelving.

Funny how that happens.

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I am thinking galvanized metal, + here’s why:

Notice how our new galvanized baskets play so nicely

with the handles of our stove + the Kitchen Aide mixing bowl:

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I’m loving the continuity,

so off, I go, on yet another online search, for metal shelving!

Turns out, my 3 finalists are all from Pottery Barn.

These:

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These:

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 Or these, with painted metal:

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I think I will wait to decide,

once our range hood is (finally) installed.

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Stay tuned!

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Wicker + Bench Dining Room Trends

So.  Yesterday I mentioned that our new house dining room

will be half dining + half home office.

Let’s discuss the dining half, shall we?

We’ll have a round table here in the window bay:

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My inspiration:

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While these  homeowners chose to a build window seat,

I’d like to opt for a bench in our window bay.

I think that’s a ‘thing’ now.

See for yourself,

in my own dining room (from a while ago):

dining room of kay's with bench

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And in this oh-so Scandinavian room:

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I like the office chair at one end of the table, too + might ‘borrow’ that idea.

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Next up, another dining bench in a glam** dining room:

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BHG

**Glam is not my favorite décor style.

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This, on the other hand, is more like it:

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Southern Living

I’m a fan of the striped upholstery,  the modern pendant + papered accent wall.

Notice please, the wicker dining chairs.

This, too, is a ‘thing’.

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Polished Pebble blog

I’d kill for that ^^ table.

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Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

I love the work of the Pottery Barn stylists, don’t you?

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Look closely at the lower front of these wicker beauties:

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Is that a number I see?

Okay, now my head is spinning with inspiration!

What on earth did we do before Pinterest?

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So.  Let’s recap.

I’ve been musing about the following 2 décor trends:

1. Dining bench + 2. Wicker dining seating

Well, coincidentally, my plans include using both  trends in 1 piece of furniture!

A wicker bench!

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This is the Himara All-Weather Wicker Wingback Settee

from World Market.

Was $349.99  Now $244.99

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I’m seeing some ticking stripes on the cushions in our dining room.

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Look at those lines!  I love it!

A wingback can’t get much more traditional,

+ the wicker makes it a little more modern!

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So, what do you think of my wicker hopes + dreams?

I think I’d like to save myself a $35 delivery charge

by finding it in a World Market store!

Road trip!  Stay tuned!


I Want A German Beer Garden Table!

SO.

Today it’s damp + cold, our furnace is roaring + I’m sportin’ a cardigan.

I am not amused, but let’s think summer anyway, shall we?

First up:

for alfresco dining at the Dutch colonial,

I want this from World Market:

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It’s  a replica of an old German beer garden/hall table.

Red = perfect!

It’s collapsible, too,

which means easy winter storage!

The table is $229.99, + each bench costs $139.95.

Keep those prices in mind.

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First, let’s take a look-see at couple of vintage beer garden/hall tables:

Refinery 29

Refinery 29

Don’t you love the way it’s so slim?

One could put this in one’s small space — no problem!

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Meanwhile, here’s another:

Three Potato Four $425

Three Potato Four
$425 No longer available

Um.  Check out the price of the old versus the new knock-off.

$425 for the vintage set

Approximately $510 (before shipping!) for the knock-off!

I could write an entire post about buying vintage instead of reproductions.

Stay tuned for that.

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Here’s what you need to know:

Three Potato Four

is a crazy good online source for all things vintage!

Go here, now!

http://threepotatofour.com/

You’re welcome.


Red Leather Chair Obsession

Have you ever seen The Essentials on TCM?

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Its current hosts, Robert Osborne + Drew Barrymore,

sit opposite each other in a pair of groovy, red leather chairs . . .

. . . about which I am crazily obsessed.

I failed when I searched for a photo of the set

+ those fabulous red chairs, to share with the class (darn!),

but this should give you an idea of their awesomeness:

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I KNOW.  Swoon-worthy!

More about them + my obsession in just a sec.

TCM hosts of the essntials -- with alec

Alec Baldwin co-hosted from 2009-2011.
He’s back Monday night, January 6, 2014
to interview host Robert Osborne.
That’s MUST-WATCH TV when you’re me!

FYI:  The Essentials is a weekly film showcase,

airing on TCM on Saturday nights at 7 p.m. CST.

It spotlights a specific classic movie

+ contains a special introduction + post-movie discussion.

I couldn’t love it more.

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But back to my obsessions the chairs.

I spied this red leather beauty — the Mason — on World Market’s website,

when I was enjoying a bit of online shopping, way back in October.

I blogged about said-same, ’cause that’s how I roll:

https://redbirdv.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/magazine-shopping-fun-country-living/

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Anyway, I had another look-see just this past week,

+ the Mason is on sale for $279.99, down from an original $399.99!

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Sure, there’s also a pesky $80 shipping surcharge

(per chair!!?? — I s’poze!!??) . . .

. . . but I thought maybe I could locate a couple

(fingers crossed!)

in one of World Market’s stores in the Chicagoland area,

shove them inside my Volvo wagon + save myself $160.

It’s worth a try, no?

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Just thinking about having a pair of red leather chairs

makes me just as happy as can be, + personally, I think I deserve them!

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That’s a LOT of pillows to sew (lil’ mama’s source of income),

+ I’m really not sure if I should splurge!

cabin christmas -- kay's army pillow

pillow -- st. louis

https://www.etsy.com/shop/redbirdvintagehome

. . . STAY TUNED!

red leather chair -- take 2 -- #2


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