Category Archives: Elements of Style

Elements of Style: Fall Centerpieces

Without any occasional sales on the docket this week, there are no Top Picks.  Thus an opportunity to look more closely at occasional sale inspiration that we’ve seen recently. At JunkMarket Under Cover, event founder Sue Whitney did a lovely … Continue reading

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A Vintage Bike + Flowers = Instant Vacation Scene

How many times have we seen photos of idyllic small towns in France or Italy that include a vintage bicycle with a basket full of flowers and thought ‘how dreamy’? In a follow-up to yesterday’s vintage bicycle post, I thought … Continue reading

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Elements of Style: Swedish Design

As I’ve been writing this blog and doing more research on interior design, I’ve found myself being drawn to Swedish decorating.  It always looks so CLEAN and FRESH and CALMING.  I’m never going to be a minimalist, but I wondered, … Continue reading

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Elements of Style: “Made in Occupied Japan”

Since I’ve started occasional saling, I’ve noticed a few pieces with a curious mark on them: “Occupied Japan” or “Made in Occupied Japan.” I thought “occupied Japan?”  Occupied by whom?  When?  Why?  Given that the words are in English, I … Continue reading

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Elements of Style: Console Tables

There are many interior décor “basics” that I should know, but don’t.  One example is the console table.  I bought a wonderful Florentine-looking console at the Urban Cottage recently, and I started wondering about it. Where does the name “console” … Continue reading

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