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Francine Smith
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Favorite Spots
Back in the early 90's I was a single girl-on-the-go living in Manhattan.  Life was good.  I lived in a teeny, tiny one bedroom on 29th Street off of 5th Avenue and if you were standing at my window and looked over the building in front of you there was a g...

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Living with Vintage: Dresser: 3 Ways
Some people see a dresser and see storage.  When I see a dresser, I see valuable horizontal real estate. When I start to style a space, whether it's a shelf, dresser or a table, I use the same "formula". Height + Color + Texture = Winning!! Well, hopefully....

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Living with Vintage - Trays
Let’s talk about trays.  Me? I love them. Big or little, metal or plastic. I can always find a spot that instantly looks better once I find the right tray.  Trays highlight, contain and most importantly elevate your items.  Have a collection?  Need to organ...

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Mixing Metals
Another Vintage Friday post from 3 Story Magazine . One of my favorite ways to add a bit of vintage style to my home decor is by layering in metals. In all honesty, brass is my favorite, but I have a fair amount of silver and some copper sprinkled in as wel...

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New Finds/Recent Listings
Quick update on some recent finds.  These are some of my favorites but be sure to check out the shop as I've been adding lots of new listings lately. It seems as though I've got a lamp addiction (if you could see my office you would understand).  Though I a...

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Something Vintage
Repost from my Vintage Friday Newsletter over at 3 Story Magazine . ---------------------------------------------------------- Something Vintage There's a (very) fine line between collecting and hoarding, says Francine Smith of  Hot Cool Vintage.  She share...

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New Listings of Recent Finds
Lots of new listings are happening!  Below are a few of my favorites.  I have many, many more to come so keep an eye on any of my social media accounts ( Twitter , Facebook , Insta , Pinterest ) or just favorite my shop on Etsy shop , to see what I've been ...

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Dream Office
If you're a minimalist look away now.  I love all the books, really I do, but if this was my office it would be filled with stuff.  Imagine all the fun to be had decorating these shelves!!   from Domaine

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Modern. Desert. Cacti.
When Sydney Ballesteros  calls me asking for a prop the answer is an easy yes!  Even if I have no idea what she has planned I have no doubt that it's going to be great. See for yourself from the photos below and use the link at the bottom to see more from t...

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Pinspiration: Holiday Gift Guide
Are you ready?  It's time to start spreading some cheer.  And some dollars around.  I've gathered some of my favorite items and put them in a gift guide.  Everything below is new, my vintage gift guide can be found here . Here is the link if you want to see...
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