Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Five Under $5!!! The Memorial Day Edition

Hi Glam readers!  Monday is Memorial Day, which means that most of us will be celebrating those who gave so much so that our country could be free.  Most of the time, Memorial Day is accompanied by BBQ's and it's heralded as the official kick-off of Summer.  In my book that's reason enough to celebrate!

Today for the round-up, I thought I would share some great finds if you happen to be celebrating with a picnic or some type of gathering for Memorial Day.

Ring in the season with a tribute to our nation's colors!  These are patriotic without feeling too over-the-top.  $4.99 at World Market

These guest towels are just $4.99 for 16 count.  What I love about them is that they coordinate without feeling too matchy-matchy.

These would be perfect for holding utensils!  They're just $4.00 each at World Market as well.

Every good barbeque needs some good flavor!  These are marked down to $1.39 each at World Market.  Definitely on my "must try" list for the Summer!

Amp up the fun with this nostalgic soda at your picnic!  I know my kiddos would love a "treat" like this!  These are $1.49 and can also be found at World Market.

So there you have it, a complete round up of everything you need to throw a fun, backyard bash in honor of Memorial Day!

What are your plans for the holiday?  I would love to hear about them!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HGTV's High/Low List Even LOWER!!!!!

Hi Glam readers!!!  I received my HGTV magazine last week and I couldn't resist doing the High/Low List again for you!!!  This time, I've found identical pieces that they used, but even cheaper!!!

First up, I found the exact pillows they featured in their "low" list, but I found them on sale for you!
Then, I discovered that West Elm offers the identical table with a different top, for one hundred dollars less, which is pretty significant!
Last, but no least, I found the exact cabinet they used in their "low" list for hundreds cheaper!

HGTV's "Low" Total:  $1,244
My LOW Total:  $852

SAVINGS:  $392!!!

Here's where you can shop my finds at much lower prices:

What do you think?  Pretty good savings for the exact items!!!!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Favorite Things: Fig House Vintage Etsy Shop

Hi Glam readers!!!  I thought it would be fun to do a little series on my "favorite things" maybe once a month.  The idea is that maybe it will give us a chance to get to know each other better and also, maybe I'll be able to pass on some great resources to you for some of my favorite things.

It's probably no secret that I love vintage finds.  My home is filled with them and I feel its a good way to add a unique flair to your home.  The sense of history you get with vintage items also tend to "ground" a space in a way that newer items do not.

Because of the blog and the furniture business, I spend a lot of time out hunting for great finds.  Most people, just don't have time to hunt thrift stores, estate sales and vintage stores for great items.  Today, I thought I would tell you about one of my favorite vintage shops.  I follow them on instagram and their feed is always so inspiring!

SALE Kimiko Glasses. Mid Century Barware. Madmen Inspired. Silver Drinking Glasses. Chrome Bar. Shield Detail

Vintage glassware and table settings are a few of my favorite things.  At $39 for the set, these are a good price.  Definitely a conversation piece!

Valentines Day Sale Large 8.5 Inch Brass Pineapple Bucket. PiƱa de Oro. Bar Cart Madmen ANANAS Champagne Bucket. Brass Box

I have a few of these and I love them!  The shop has different sizes available.

Gorgeous Sunny Yellow Ginger Lamp. Large Spring time Lamp. Ginger Lamp.

I love the unique shapes and colors that vintage lamps were fabricated in!  This sunny yellow lamp would be a fun, bright addition to any room.

Kelly Green Handpainted Empire Dresser. Hallway. Foyer Piece. Chinoiserie Inspired. Eclectic home. Enchanted Fig Tree. EFT Atlanta

If you're local to Atlanta, they have some amazing furniture pieces available for local pick up!

Gold and Blue. Tumblers. Roly Poly. Mid Century Gold Glasses on Tree. Mid Century Gold Glass Holder. Glass Tree. Eames Era

There's over 500 items listed in their shop!  So many unique finds.  Be sure to follow them on instagram to stay up to date on all their fab inventory!


Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Five Under $5!!!

Hi Glam readers!  It's Friday!!!  

Now that the One Room Challenge has ended, we will kind of get back to our regularly schedule programming around here.

All of today's finds were found in Target's dollar spot.

They have these really cute phone cases right now.  I really love the colorful feathers on the middle case!

Really cute shelf liner.  Actually, you can do quite a few different projects with these.  They were priced at $1 and $3.

I absolutely loved these file folders!  You have to keep your things organized anyway, you might as well do it in style!

They also had some great little note cards.  It's always good to have these on hand, especially for $1!

Last, but not least, they had some bakers twine, note pads and really cute pens.  

I hope you enjoyed today's roundup!

How about you?

Have you found anything great for under $5 lately?

I'd love to hear about it!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

On The Thrifting Hunt!!

Hi Glam readers!!  I hope you're all having a wonderful week!
Today, I wanted to share a bit about the thrifting scene here in Northern Florida.
Things are decidedly different around here, not just the climate, but the thrifting scene is far different.  There are a lot of great stores and there's some great things to be found, but it takes a lot more digging.
One of the biggest factors is that things are priced much higher here than they were in Chicago, which seems odd to me.  It's priced okay if it's something to just purchase for my own home, but when it comes to resale, it cuts into the profit margin. 

I have found some great things along the way, I just haven't brought a ton home yet.

Faux bamboo dresser.  Imagine that lacquered a fun color!!!

I also came across a lovely campaign style dresser and end tables.

These brass top tables might be some of the coolest I've seen in a long time!  Love the lines and the uniqueness!

Some really cool shaped mirrors along the way.  My house is not lacking for mirrors, though, so I didn't pick it up.

I did bring home this little faux bamboo side table.  It's got great lines and was in really great shape.

This was another fun little number!  I didn't care for the dark wood, but the shape was to die for!  Tons of potential there!

More amazing faux bamboo armoire goodness!

Vintage Avon perfume bottles!!  Love all the shapes these come in!

Hollywood regency chrome chair.

Faux bamboo side tables.

This gorgeous cabinet sold just moments before I got to the store.  It was a sad, sad moment.

I'm hoping to hunt down enough pieces to get the furniture side of my design business up to a good point.  I've sold a few pieces since I've been here, but it's been slow going because of how busy the transition has been.

Send me good thrifting vibes!!!!!

I'll keep you posted on the goodies I find!


Monday, May 11, 2015

My Favorites From The One Room Challenge

Hi Glam readers!  Thank you all for your kind words regarding my One Room Challenge reveal from last week.  I absolutely loved being a part of it again.  It's always amazing to me to see the transformations that take place in such a short amount of time!
Today, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite rooms from the link up party.

1.  Andrea's Nursery 

I love Andrea's style!  You really must check out the whole room reveal, there are so many darling details!

2.  Shannon's Living Room

Shannon is one of my favorite bloggers.  If you don't follow her over at Burlap and Lace, you really need to.  The living room has so many stunning details.  I love the navy and white, and notice that the black works beautifully with it as well.  Most people write off using black and blue in the same space, but this room is proof that it can be very chic!

3.  Erin's Masculine Office

The Holtwood Hipster conjured up a great space for her husband.  It is equal parts masculine, classic and edgy and I think you all will really love the mix!

4.  Rita's Dining Room Makeover

diy banquette, crane concept, dining room, black and white makeover

Crane Concepts made over this dining area into a space that's right up my alley!
You all know I love a good dose of black and white in a space and this was executed perfectly!

5.  Tricia's Master Bedroom Makeover

Tricia is a blogger I newly discovered via the One Room Challenge.  I'll definitely be heading over to her blog The Carousel Studio on a regular basis!  I love the mix of pattern and textures in this room, it all works together so beautifully!

I hope you enjoyed the roundup as much as I enjoyed compiling it!

How about you?

Did you have any favorite rooms from the One Room Challenge?

I would love to hear what some of yours were!


Friday, May 8, 2015

Dekton Design Contest For Cosentino!!

Last evening, I had the pleasure of attending an event in Fort Lauderdale for Cosentino to help launch Dekton, which is an incredible new product available for compact surfaces.  

I was highly impressed with the product as it can be used in many capacities, as siding, countertops, flooring, even building facades.  It's actually stronger than quartz, which for many years, was the strongest thing on the market.  It is highly UV resistant, highly scratch resistant, resistant to stains, highly resistant to heat and fire, resistant to abrasion and resistant to ice and thawing!  The incredible durability of the product makes it ideal for nearly any project as well as more budget friendly in the long run!

It was a beautiful event!

I'm happy to announce that they've asked me to partner with them to host a contest for Florida Designers!

Here's what you need to do:

1.  Submit a design using Dekton.  It can be in the planning phase or fully installed.
If it is still in the planning stage, please submit a 3D rendering or sketch.  If your design is not yet installed, please also send a photo of the materials you'll be using, similar to a color board.  You can use 4x4 samples for visual affect.  

2.  Email your submissions to

3.  All submissions must be emailed by August 7th.

All submissions will be posted here on the blog.
The winner will be featured in a full spread here on the blog.
Winner will be announced August 12th.

We are excited to see all your submissions!

Good luck!