Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Drexel Campaign Dresser

- SOLD -

Vintage Drexel Heritage dresser from the Accolade collection. High gloss, bone white lacquered finish. Brass campaign recessed pulls and corner hardware. Seven drawers total.

61.5"w x 19"d x 29.25"t
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SUICIDE. {warning - graphic image below}

The daunting subject of 
 is being talked about in homes across the world in light of the recent passing of actor Robin Williams. People feel passionately about it in one way or another.

 What brings a person to such despair they feel there is no way out, that the only release they have from their demons is to take their own life?

I can relate to depression as I've been there myself, only on a much smaller scale than Robin Williams. I know of the darkness that can at times suffocate you and bring you into a pit so deep you wonder if you have it in you to FEEL again. 
These dark feelings HURT, physically - - - HURT,
 so I can only imagine just how far those who have taken their own lives have
 into that
 deep.  dark.  HOLE.

 I cannot fathom the PAIN and AGONY of what those people have felt to do something so horrifically drastic and unchangeable. 

My niece made this poster in her graphic design class as an assignment.

The poster made such an impact on her teacher he hung it in the hallway at her school. Her principal for reasons I'm unaware of, took it down. 

I realize it is graphic and disturbingly shocking.

I understand it can be a painful reminder to those who have lost someone they love to suicide and for that I am sorry. I have thought about whether or not to share this image but it is for that reason I do.

It is for the families and friends that are left behind I share this. It is for the woman who will lose a husband and be left to raise their children alone. It is for the friend who will be left wondering what more he could have done. It is for the teacher who beats himself up thinking he should have known the signs. It is for the daughter who will ask herself why mommy wasn't happy. 

It is for the little brother who is the one to find his big sister, the big sister he loved with all his big heart who mistakenly thought there was no way out.   

I mention this rather embarrassing but needing to be said confession regarding depression because I know I am not alone in this. There are many, MANY who have been in or are in the same boat but
 sadly, it is a
 taboo subject,
 depression and mental health disorders, suicide. 

Please KNOW this; YOU are not alone and just as there is opposition in all things,
 as there is darkness, there is also LIGHT,
 of this I am certain.
 For myself, that Light came in the form of our Savior, Jesus Christ and it is through Him that I have found a reason for being, 

I pray for anyone who has or is contemplating such an act and I pray for those who have endured the heartbreak of losing a loved one to such an act. If you think suicide is the only way out, drop to your knees and PRAY. Please know there is help and you are LOVED. As in all things, "This too shall pass". 

To those who have thoughts of suicide there are many organizations that deal with depression and/or mental health issues. PLEASE find someone and TALK. If you can't talk, text. If you can't text, email - write a letter, ANYTHING! Just find someone and confide in them be it a family member, teacher, doctor, suicide hotline counselor. ANYONE! 

Your (beautiful and valuable) life depends on it.


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.