5.18.2011

THE CORNERS OF MY LIFE

I always say my little place is constantly evolving.
There's always room for improvement.  
I rearrange and find new uses for things...constantly. 
I've recently found a few things at random flea markets that I had to share and am so excited that my self-refurbished bar cart is almost finished! 
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My mom spotted this original Chanel perfume bottle...I gasped!
 The dealer wouldn't budge on the $20 tag but she was too precious to pass up. 
A once empty wall in my kitchen is no longer. 
This large, Chinoiserie hand painted silk is exactly what I was looking for. It doesn't even need to be reframed. 
The original mirrored frame is just what I would have chosen. 
A peek at my bar cart: 
I was being super picky about what kind of ice bucket it needed. I saw plenty of crystal, cut glass and ones with funky 1960's patterns but I didn't want to settle on one that wasn't perfect. After a few months, I found this metallic silver color glass ice bucket and matching metallic ombre glasses. 
Perfection.  

28 comments:

  1. Love the Chanel perfume bottle <3 I always enjoy reading your post!

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  2. love the perfume bottle! such a chic and feminine accent to your beautiful place!

    xoxo,

    insidelook19.blogspot.com

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  3. I just love it when you feature home decor! I am really lovin that Chanel perfume bottle. Tres Jolie!!

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  4. love how girlie your place is!

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  5. the perfume bottle looks gorgeous!
    Love it :)

    Stefy xxx
    britese.blogspot.com

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  6. Love going to flea markets you never know what you may find but it's always so much fun.

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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  7. 20 dollars for an empty bottle? :D God crazy girl...

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  8. It looks amazing, love the skull to!
    Can't wait ti get my own place soon :)

    Love,

    Manon
    www.iloveaffreux.blogspot.com

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  9. The silk painting is beautiful but the ice bucket and glasses are fabulous and my favourite!

    The doll on fashion

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  10. Wuau i really love your place ,i know you're always saying that it's not really big but who cares i think it's lovely and you've got such a exquisite taste.I specially love the crystal skull and the chanel bottle it's perfect i wish had flea market where i live.You got me inspired to do a Balenciaga pillow for my place with a dust bag,great idea by the way .Hope that one day you'll finally do an apartment tour.xoxo

    PD:you should check this girl blog i think you'll like it
    http://songofstyle.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'd love to know what the glass skull is? i've seen others that look like vodka and would love it in my house. Is it a brand?

    thankyou! x

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  12. 20 dollars for an empty bottle that is not in mint condition is not my idea of a good buy, but it is just a matter of taste. I would have preferred to buy the actual perfume. Other than that, nice decor, that's the way to go, take your time to find not just a good piece but the perfect one.

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  13. I guess the perfume bottle is an antique and is not made anymore for $20? Your style in decorating is so chic- <3 it!!

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  14. i love your design posts like this! their so inspirational :). You always find the best stuff at flea markets too. That chanel No.5 bottle is awesome!

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  16. Love it!

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  17. Some great finds as always hun! Espec the chanel bottle!! Loving that print too on your wall :) xxx

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  18. The bar cart looks amazing!

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  19. If you were a writer, you'd be Tenessee Williams! Your taste is lovely! Very ethereal! Very elegant! Like a painting! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing! There is alot of history in the Chanel bottle. They redesigned it quite a few times! Just lovely, after all! You are a wonderful designer!

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  20. I love this post <3 And your videos... Oh and your jewellry! I think I'll be ordering some really soon <3

    thedollhousediary.blogspot.com

    x

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  21. i love love love the chanel flacon <3 !

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  22. OMG, that's why I think in US is so easy to find this kind of deals!You know, in Europe people would pay much more then 20$ for such a treasure, and that's why they are so hard to find...
    Anyway, I found this blog and I thought you may like it. It's called P.S. I made this...check it out!
    http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_l3136tJNGs1qzymieo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1306058337&Signature=s0nsBt%2FctYTR4CctJZJ6uoP0WjY%3D

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  23. Oh i love this post. The bottle and picture are just amazing finds!
    Alex
    http://alexslifeafter20.blogspot.com//

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  24. Adore your home decor! Love the Chanel bottle! I look forward to more posts!

    Love Rosalyn xoxo

    rosalyngambhir.blogspot.com

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  25. Love these posts! How lovely is that Chanel bottle and the Chinoiserie painted silk is stunning! x

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  26. its so funny, because i went on a road trip to vancouver this weekend, and i went vintage clothes shopping, and also found a bottle just like this! i deffs thought of you

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