Here are a few of its previous incarnations. Sometimes I still dream of owning a shop.
Then I made a drastic change to high gloss hot pink. This color still makes me swoon. I painted a canvas to match. A great solution if you are unable to paint your rental space.
These pictures are from my studio apartment in Cleveland. I loved that little apartment.
For a while the bookcase was gray. These pictures are from my attic apartment in Cleveland. I miss Cleveland.
Then I went for a flat bubblegum pink.
These colors still shock me, but I do love them.
I love painting cheap vases from the Goodwill, but have had to take a break from painting.
What if I add a cute little faceted black lamp I have in the closet? Yuk. That's what.
So here's its current look. I love it! I bought the beautiful pink dish from JunkHouse. It really set the tone for the display. After I got that piece, my collection sort of upscaled. I was no longer interested in anything that looks mass produced, or too new. The matte finishes make me swoon! I've been really working hard on my apartment, stay tuned for a full reveal.
Here's the details of this display, if interested:
First row, left to right: white stoneware vase from Z Gallerie's, physical store in Westlake before they closed. Haven't been as happy with their internet business. Painting one of my own. Vintage pink atomic dish from JunkHouse.
Second row, left to right: vintage aqua dish purchased at Sweet Lorain in Cleveland, Buddha cup by Donna Karan and the bulbous vase is from TJ Maxx believe it or not! It's a stunning vase, perfect execution, perfect matte finish. I only saw one, and I've never seen another like it, it must be a replica. But every now and then you can find something mass produced that doesn't look mass produced.
Third row, left to right: bowl from ASA Selection, it's one of my favorite pieces of all time. This bowl sings when you run your finger around the lip. Haeger vintage candy dish. Vintage California pottery purchased at Sweet Lorain in Cleveland, beautiful matte finish, beautiful legs.