Armchair Junking: Pineapple Round Up

Pineapples seem to be everywhere this spring in both decor and apparel, but they’re not a new decorating scheme. In addition to their preppy past in many of Lilly Pulitzer prints, pineapples have a long history as decor. They especially popular in the south, where they are meant to represent a welcoming spirit.

1) At first glance, you might miss the tiny pineapple atop this silver butter dish. I imagine silver at the picnic table for buttering hot corn on the cob.

2) Serve condiments from a milk glass pineapple – ketchup for your hamburger or BBQ sauce for grilled chicken, perhaps.

More of our favorite pineapples…


Get It Together: Easter Tablescape

It’s finally feeling more like spring on the East Coast with warmer weather and budding trees. I’ll be enjoying Easter dinner in NJ at my mother-in-law’s house, but if I had my own table to scape, this would be it.  I’m inspired by these three elements for an Easter tablescape: the fresh lavenders, charming egg cutting boards, and pussy willows that remind me of childhood.

See how we pull it together after the jump…

Small Town Travel Log: Junking Finds in DC/Frederick

What we haven’t mentioned about our amazing and successful junking trip to Maryland is what we found in Frederick and at the DC Big Flea! You may recognize some of these great finds from Katie and Rags’ upstairs and downstairs house tours too since we quickly integrated Katie’s finds into her decor.

Here’s a lovely close-up of Nipper, the RCA dog, one of Katie’s many dog decor finds.

Katie bought this ironstone pitcher and basin to top off her upstairs hallway table and added a few vintage spools to her built-in shelves in the living room. Erika and I each bought a wooden spool that make unique paper towel holders for the kitchen!

Check out more of our great finds…

Armchair Junking: Enamelware Round Up

I love vintage enamelware for its rustic durability, bright colors, and crisp whites, so I couldn’t have been more excited I was given this sign a Valentine’s Day gift!  “Attention Chat Lunatique” definitely applies around here.  Three crazy cats live in our apartment, it’s just that two of them are in human form.

I did this chalk drawing of Ada before the original “cat party”  – a cocktail party to celebrate when we moved in 2 1/2 years ago. I decided that my new sign belongs near the entrance to our apartment below the chalkboard.

This week, let’s look at other fantastic enamelware finds for the perfect collection.

1) Green trim seems unique in a world of black and navy, so I love this enamelware baking pan.

2) I’d love to wash fresh summer berries in this navy blue trim enamelware colander with a handle.

3) This cobalt blue trim enamelware dining set contains soup bowl/deep plates, two mugs, a small plate and a covered tureen would be a great set for glamping (glamorous camping).

4) This red trim enamelware basin would be a great fruit bowl or serving dish.

5) Another unique color is the teal edge on these enamelware mixing bowls and saucepan.

6) Finally, it’s easy to imagine this navy blue trim enamelware coffee pot filled with wildflowers.


As mentioned, here’s that chat lunatique – Ada.  Can you see the crazy in those eyes?


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Armchair Junking: Vintage Clock Round Up