Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vintage modern, glossy lacquered campaign style dresser

- SOLD - 
{locals inquire within for discount}

Vintage mid-century modern campaign style dresser by Drew. Shamrock green, high gloss lacquered + brown stained drawer finish. Inset brass campaign-ish style hardware. Six dovetailed drawers.
(green was hard to photograph but is a darker green green)

56" wide x 18.75" deep x 30" tall
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

(2) Mid-Century Brutalist Nighstands

- SOLD -

Handsome pair of mid-century brutalist nightstands. Made in Canada. Two-toned sleek white lacquered box frame with solid walnut wood cabinets in a brown stained finish. Brutalist style sculpted cabinets, so neat. One end table has a removable adjustable shelf.
     
26" wide x 18" deep x 25" high
{The actual white box is 15.75" deep but with the cabinets makes the piece 18" deep}
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Regency Modern High Gloss White Lacquered Dresser

- SOLD -
Stunning mid-century, vintage dresser by Kent Coffey.
High gloss, bone white sleek lacquered finish. Over-sized solid brass Asian hardware with an authentic aged patina. Stands on tucked feet. Three drawers are concealed by center cabinet's. Nine drawers total, dovetailed. All drawers are very clean and slide well. Solid wood, quality showcase piece.

74" wide x 20" deep x 32.25" high

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Vintage Industrial Card Catalog on Hairpin Legs

- SOLD -
Weathered, vintage industrial card catalog console. Re-purposed and constructed of vintage library card catalogs and reclaimed woods, standing tall on vintage hairpin legs. Variety of the old woods are of different sizes and shapes {think Tetris:}, colors and textures with a smooth wax finish. 36 drawers total with original pewter hardware pulls.

{beware! picture overload:}
 
 
 
{notice the cool Heywood Wakefield marking from an old beat table}
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81"w x 42.25"h x 19"d
{please make sure this large piece will work for your space. If the height doesn't work for you, the legs could be easily swapped out for shorter ones}


This awesome piece can be used for just about anything - Media console, a bar (sideboard/buffet), store wine/liquor bottles and serving ware. It'd make a cool piece for a make-up artist/salon, store loads of cosmetics, jewelry. Crafters and sewers storage for supplies. Ideas are endless :)

{Before pictures}


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Because knowledge is POWER.


Why hello there, ...anybody! {it's quite possible no one is at this point!} :) - Besides the last sporadic piece I posted, my post before that was in October - a lifetime ago in blogland!!!

Soooo... MUCH of the reason this here blog has been at a stand still as of late is a silent little devil that lives inside of me called endometriosis. Lots of my time has been spent at doctor appointments, in pain and sick from this rotten disease. Most people either know nothing of, very little of or are misinformed regarding endo.

Aside from many months being in chronic pain and overall feeling unwell {understatement} - the emotional stress (that things of this nature can cause) has probably been the hardest to deal with. Fortunately for me, I have an awesome support system. Unfortunately for others, that's not always the case.

It just so happens to be endometriosis awareness month and I feel compelled to post about it. This may come as shock to any who have read my blog knowing full well, I rarely if ever, post personal things. I feel it's a duty of sorts to speak out on this topic knowing what I know and how it has affected my family and me. So speak I will...

Endometriosis is a tissue similar to that which normally lines the uterus is found outside the uterus on other organs of the body causing lesions, growths, adhesion and scar tissue. A good indication you or someone you know has it is bad pelvis or lower abdominal pain just before or during a period. We are told from a young age that bad cramps, pms, heavy bleeding and severe pain are a normal part of periods. This is NOT normal people.

The thing is, there is an estimated 1 in 10 women and girls with endo, 176 MILLION people in the world! Astonishing numbers. With these numbers, you ladies, have endometriosis or know someone who does and it isn't pretty for A LARGE NUMBER US OUT THERE.

Common symptoms include painful periods and ovulation's times, irregular bleeding, fatigue, chronic pelvic pain and a 30-40% rate of infertility among those with endo, endo being the number one cause of infertility. Adhesion's, impaired immune system (endo is an auto-immune disorder or secondary auto-immune, it's debatable), depression, bladder pain and problems, irritable-bowel problems, pain during sex, prolonged periods with or without clots, back pain, hip pain, leg pain, anxiety, miscarriages... the list goes on and ON!

The only way to determine if someone has endo is by doing a laproscoptic surgery. It can not be seen on an x-ray. Finding a good and competent doctor who specializes in SUCCESSFULLY REMOVING ENDO BY EXCISION is KEY. Sadly, in the United States and Canada, less than 100 out 55,000 gyno's qualify. Many doctors/gynos are not experienced to recognize the different stages and colors endo can rear its ugly little head, neither are they experienced and skilled to do the necessary excision surgery. Most doctors will use ablation (burning of) of the endo which does not remove the root of the endo. It will just scatter it and grow back, making it worse.

On average, it takes a woman 7 years to be diagnosed correctly because it is way under researched, underfunded and under educated. MANY women have had unnecessary hysterectomy's due to lack of skill and knowledge of the doctor and/or are put on hormone therapy in order to suppress the endo which in and of itself has a LONG list of side effects, many being serious side effects.

A common misconception is that endo can be cured by getting pregnant, being placed on hormone treatments or getting a hysterectomy. I urge you to get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion if this is what you are told.

There are many out there who can relate to me, I know because I relate to them. I found support groups to be very helpful in learning a thing or two and suggest others do the same. Sadly, because of incompetent and un-compassionate doctors, many are told they are neurotic, drug-seeking hypochondriacs and the problems are in their head - which they are then prescribed anti-depressants and dismissed. No one knows your body better then YOU. If you feel something is wrong don't roll over and take a beating, FIGHT! Just because a doctor tells you something doesn't make it so. Do your homework and be your own advocate because unfortunately, most doctors won't and don't. If you feel your doctor is dismissive regarding your issues, CHANGE DOCTORS. They are working for you, not the other way around. If they aren't doing their job, fire them. Your health and sense of well-being is at stake.

For those struggling with infertility I HIGHLY suggest A Blog About L♥VE. And for those who aren't struggling with infertility, I HIGHLY suggest... A Blog About L♥VE :) Author's Mara and Danny Kofoed's words are manna for my soul. Their posting's are thought provoking and bring me peace and comfort. Mara touches a little on endometriosis and chronicles some on her time spent doing infertility treatments - her infertility being an effect from endo. I happened to know Mara many moons ago as we went to church and school together in our younger years, both growing up in good ole Mesa. I can say her smile is as contagious now as it was way back when :)))

I urge everyone to take a look at these sites and study up: Endopaedia and endo-resolved. You just may save yourself or someone you know years of needless agony (physicaly, spiritually and emotionally speaking), may be even a uterus and an ovary or two :)

I am all ears for any with questions or comments. If you have a story to share, PLEASE DO! I myself and no expert but am very grateful for support groups where I have learned SO MUCH (many thanks to Nancy Petersen, a fellow endo-sister and crusader from whom I have learned invaluable information). I am more then happy to share what knowledge I have learned in the hopes it will help someone, anyone. Knowledge is power, of this I am certain.

To all my endo-sisters out there and those struggling with any chronic and debilitating illness (not just endo), you are not alone! Lean on one another. Find comfort in one another. Support one another. We are all in this together. If you don't have a good support system, find one. They are out there.

Endo is a crap disease. No getting around it. BUT I will say this. It has made me stronger; emotionally and spiritually. And for that, I am grateful and blessed.



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

White Lacquer Console

- SOLD -

Hollywood regency modern console. Sleek white lacquered finish. Stands on a stained and distressed base with Asian tucked feet. Brass campaign style hardware.

84"w x 23"d x 36.5"h
{large piece, please make sure will work for your space before coming to view}
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Six drawers total. Recessed middle cabinets. 
Large storage area behind middle cabinets: 36" wide x 28.5" high opening.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

shop vintage and a perfect yellow hutch-

Hey locals, mark your calendars! Saturday, November 9th is yet another awesome vintage and antique flea market put on by gals and team of Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market, held at Westworld in Scottsdale.

No, we are not participating in the market ourselves :( but we will certainly be part of the crazed crowd scouting out that perfect pick! Our first J.I.T.T.V. market we attended we scored on this Hans Wagner (style?), mid-century rocking chair for 40 buckaroos! Wish I remembered the vendor/lady who we bought it from. She had it since her college days. There will be, without a doubt, treasures ripe for the picking and we will be there, cash in hand!

{don't mind the mantle mess, real life happening here people:}

There is something to be had for everyone. Our friend, Christa from Stories of a House may or may not have some of her pieces in a booth. I'm hoping she does so y'all can see her work. Check out {this} perfect yellow hutch she refinished in a butter yellow. Her and her husband made that farmhouse table and paired it with some windsor chairs, which I'm a sucker for. Such a cozy space! She has more shots and before pics on her blog of the hutch. As far as I know, it's up for grabs for that lucky someone!

Anne Marie from Twice Lovely will have a booth there. Check out {this} awesome chair! You've GOT TO check out her before picture and what she came up with to reinvent it. Reminds me of Ralph Lauren. I have a whole room in mind I want to decorate around this chair! Light me a fireplace, give me some cocoa, a good book and I'd be calling it a night! I so want it! I do believe it will be at the market!
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Whether it's furniture, jewelry, clothing, or just plain old vintage and eclectic odds and ends you're looking for, Junk in the Trunk will have it. Check out a list of their vendor's {here}!

Hope to see you there!  

Rare, Asian Kent Coffey Bench/Chest -

- SOLD -
Rare and beautiful, Kent Coffey Amerasia mid-century trunk. Solid wood with faux bamboo details. Tucked feet. Top's edges curve up. Finished on all sides, back and front are identical. Would look amazing with an upholstered cushion on top used at the foot of your bed.

61" wide x 18" deep x 17.75" high
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