Our friend bob stopped by this afternoon for a coffee. Camera in hand, he roamed around and grabbed some scouting shots for an upcoming shoot. I love his eye. Fast. Easy. Honestly lit. (We stare at the same things every day, and he sees them entirely differently) Highlights: Jack + Angela on the stairs! Charlie’s lowrider (thanks, wills!) and our $alvation army couch Long live thrift store furniture !! (where most of our stuff if sourced from) Check out bob’s amazingness: coscarelliphotography.com
I love going thrifting and rummaging through antique stores to find one of a kind items. But these places are also good for finding items that can be used in your everyday life. It’s not only, usually designed better, but it is also green, because you are using things that have been made and forgotten.I went on a journey this past weekend to collect some special finds that could be used around Camp Wandawega and this is what I found. We found these really great vintage billiard chalk cubes that are in great shape and are perfect for use with…
For those who believe Saturday mornings are meant for yard sales, not sleeping in…who re-sort their recyling for “upcycling” possibilities…who have a special place in their heart for old houses…and see rust marks as a sign of beauty, not deterioration…you’ll love our editors’ “What We’re Reading” design book picks for August. check it out:
I had $26 and 30 minutes at the unique thrift up in Lincoln Square neighborhood: WHY I LOVE THIS JOINT: Charger & amp; matching plate from England- $5 Antique (new old stock ledger with leather binding) $2 2 1950’s faux wood trays $2 Assortment of vintage kitchen utensils: $5 Hand knit angora 50’s sweater: $2.90 6 decks of retro cards: $3 Herringbone wool throw: $4 Vintage thermos in mint condition: $2 This is why it is physically impossible for me to drive by one of these if their lights are still on. Thanks, unique. see you soon.
lake geneva is lined with beautiful homes. million dollar plus homes. beautiful, century- old homes with decades of character, brimming with antiques from multiple generations of a families growing up there.. so when one of them became slated for tear-down, our friend geyer gave us an immediate head’s up. the score: over a grand worth of amazing antiques for $100.here are a few of my finds…. (thanks, geyer!) some pics….
THRIFT STORE SCORE: commercial toaster: $4 60s platters: $2 each wooden toy truck $1 late 60’s stationary set: $2 50s kitchen linen: $1 3 decks vintage cards: $1 each handmade 50s baby dress: $5 60s stetson hat box: $4 WHERE: Elkhorn, Wi. Circle of Friends
15 antique wooden hangers stamped with maker: $5 3 taxidermy mallards ducks $20 c. oil painting of bird dog ‘max’ $15 5 sets of vintage playing cards $2 3 vintage wool camp throws $12 e 2 handmade afgan throws from the 60’s $15 e 1940s wooden garden table $20 antique football & baseballs $3 (2) mint antique tuxedo shirts from the 50s. $2 e. 9×12 sisal rug $15 stacks of 1920s – 1950s hand embroidered hankies, linens, tea towels $5 collection of vintage beer can openers $2 4 antique books $2 SCORE! i freaking love estate sales! (thanks, geyer for…
Our friend Karen got has been shooting with the new ‘8 mm filter’ for iphone & shot + cut this behind the scenes video during a recent magazine shoot.i am so freaking in love with this film style. check out the whole video HERE photographer: bob coscarellicinemtographer: karen coscarelli http://vimeo.com/43214293
THE SCORE! * 3 vintage flags- $5 each * two wire baskets $7 each * box of new old stock gauze $6 * retro dustpan $3 * 1950 elkhorn blanket $15 * hand knit irish wool sweater $5 * antique cane fishing pole $5 * wisconsin & hunting pins $3 each * thermos $1 * wisconsin wood crate $1 * vintage tins $1 each * calendar $2
john + bobby’s heads. $18 for the pair. antique store (yes, cheated—- but it was a black friday sale, so its justified. sorta.) they are clearly handmade. i cant imagine how long it must have taken to cut each layer (nearly 40 per head)… the paste them all together.