Clocks That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

1957 Rev paint Photo by SportSuburban | mid-century modern clocks | Girlfriend is Better
1957 Rev paint | Photo courtesy: SportSuburban

One of the best and easiest ways to add some mid-century charm to your home is with clocks. Pick an amazing design to hang on your wall and you’ve got an instant conversation piece. Sunburst and ball clocks were popularized by George Nelson throughout the 50’s and 60’s. An early environmentalist, his goal was to “do much more with much less.” That’s […]

Bauer Pottery: California Collectibles

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Photo courtesy: Country Living

Time to take inventory of your serving stash before the holidays kick into gear.  Now might be the prefect time to add a ceramic vase or set of parfait glasses to the mix.  Of course, we love vintage and collectible items, and one of our favorite pottery sheds is here in California.  Based in a small studio outside of Los […]

Record Players and Media Cabinets are for Music Lovers

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Photo courtesy: The Urbnite

If rows and rows of vinyl gets your heart a-pumping, you might be a music junkie like me. I absolutely love shopping for vintage vinyl in thrift shops and record shops alike. Check out my Portland, Oregon travel article from last year and think about adding record shopping to your list! Something about record players has kept vinyl a treasure […]

Vintage Pyrex Collections for the Kitchen

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Photo courtesy: 8FootSix

Here in Idaho, when the weather drops to -20 degrees, I shut myself in the house and get out the recipe book! Nothing warms a house and a soul like an oven and the smell of something delicious baking. I’m a believer in the idea that a cook transfers a portion of emotion into their meals. Every time I get […]

Glass Decanters: As You Wish, Master

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Photo courtesy: Apartment Therapy

When I shop for holiday decor these days, I try to find fun items that I can use year round. Glass decanters from the 50’s are a perfect example! They give your decor a fun, genie-in-the-bottle vibe and add just the right touch of color. Sparkle baby, sparkle! I Dream of Jeannie When I was younger, I used to love […]

Double Exposure/ Double Vision

Double exposure design by Antonio Mora | Girlfriend is Better
Artist: Antonio Mora | Photo courtesy: Writeca

Consider finding a double exposure print and adding it to your art collection this year. Photography is everywhere and pretty much everyone is dabbling in the art form to some degree. True artists who choose digital tools to express themselves creatively deserve a little recognition. Of course, all art is subjective, so I’m going to display a few of my […]