In My Home {Vintage} Mod Table Lamp

It’s embarrassing how long I’ve neglected the blog but here I am, easing back into the blogosphere.  I’ve had a very busy and exciting year with a major life change that has kept me occupied elsewhere.  The shop is still active but the blog, I’m afraid has suffered.  I thought I’d start by sharing a vintage addition to my homethis lovely bright orange table lamp.  I can’t stop looking at it. 😀

Verdibou_Vintage Orange Lamp

And there are two new lamps in the shop as well.  Click the photos below to go the listings!

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Verdibou_Bright Yellow Lamp 01

Color Theory: Orange

My living room has never been so cheerful!  Last weekend Verdibou purchased the coolest set of orange airport seats and they’ve been sitting in my living room all week.  Every night when I come home, I catch a glimpse of the bright orange and it makes me smile – partially because I think it’s funny that my living room looks like a bus station with all those seats but also because orange is such a fun, stimulating color.  I’m partial to the cooler end of the spectrum myself, gravitating towards greens and purples and grays…but having all this orange around me is a nice change of pace.

I looked up some of the color psychology of orange, and here are some of the words associated with the color:

Uplifting, Optimistic, Rejuvenates the Spirit, Brings Spontaneity and a Positive Outlook on Life

What a great color to have around!  Click on the photo to go to the listing.

Verdibou_Orange Airport Chairs 01

Tuesday’s Treasury {Christmas Decor}

So much cuteness in this Christmas treasury by Vanessa Sicotte!

‘Christmas decor’ by vsicotte

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Red Burlap Christmas Stockin…

$87

Advent Calendar Bags – Chris…

$34.99

custom christmas stocking : …

$15

Holiday Wreath – Christmas, …

$85

Wooden Christmas Ornaments K…

$18

Mistletoe Holiday Garland. H…

$45

Set of three geometric ornam…

$46

Joy Christmas Phone Case – i…

$26.5

Vintage Shiny Brite Ornament…

$12

Pair of Vintage Christmas De…

$42

Reindeer antlers pillowcase …

$14

Christmas Pillow,Merry Chris…

$28

Felted Ball Christmas Garlan…

$24

Scandinavian Christmas Ornam…

$12

Woodland Moose Christmas Orn…

$26

Large Homespun Red and White…

$28

Tuesday’s Treasury {Raspberry Rain}

Today’s treasury features a very special find from this weekend, (the Pink Samsonite Briefcase), which is one of the most special vintage luggage pieces that I’ve found to date. It inspired this Autumnal mix of charcoal grays and raspberry delights…enjoy the week. 😉

‘Raspberry Rain’ by VerdiBou


Gray Linen Pants in Urban St…

$89

Vintage Pink Samsonite Brief…

$120

Gray White Bird on Tree Bran…

$15.99

On Sale Pink Mineral Lipstic…

$5

vintage 1970s black boots / …

$38

Charcoal Belt Buckle – Rusti…

$8

Natural Leather Notebook – G…

$68

Horse, Black Horse Close Up …

$25

New Vintage 90s Large Wrap A…

$24.99

8×8 Mud Puddles

$15

Hot Pink Raspberry White Cho…

$21

Sparkly pink ring, adjustabl…

$9.5

End of Summer SALE 30% OFF …

$21

Brass Bracelet Minimalist Je…

$42

Vintage Trench Coat 70’s…

$45

Olive and Oatmeal Soap Unsce…

$6

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DIY: Cast Iron Bench Revamp

About 6 years ago, my sister and I were rummaging through the loft of my grandfather’s barn, looking for treasures.  And I found this:

Verdibou_Iron Cat Bench Before

A quirky cast iron bench frame with two black cats fighting on a picket fence!  I knew it had potential so I snagged it, and sadly, it’s been awaiting it’s make-over ever since.  Hey, I’ve been busy the last 6 years, okay!  Before it made the journey out of storage in Kentucky to my new home of Florida, my awesome dad was kind enough to cut down a board to the size of the seat.  Thanks, Dad!  And then it sat in my house for a few months…I intentionally kept it visible and not hidden away so that I wouldn’t forget about it and finally a few weeks ago it was time to get out my sanding tools and buy some black spray paint.

Verdibou_Iron Cat Bench_ProgressVerdibou_Iron Cat Bench_Progress 2I finished it up today, first stapling some leftover batting for a little cushioning.  Then, ironing and wrapping some gray indoor/outdoor fabric around the seat.  It was a little tricky because the bolts were right in the way on both ends.  So, I tucked the fabric in as close as I could to the bolts and then wrapped the long edges as you would normally when upholstering a chair seat.  It took a little origami skills but it wasn’t anything too difficult.

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Verdibou_Cast Iron Bench RevampAnd here it is!  I think it’s much happier now. 😉

Verdibou_Cast Iron Bench Final 02Verdibou_Cast Iron Bench Final 01

Enjoy this Labor Day Weekend!

Danish Mod Kobenstyle Swooning + Orla Kiely’s Kitchen

Remember my last Tuesday’s Treasury, For the Love of Danish Modern where I alluded to having a “super retro and super fun” Danish item that I would be sharing soon?  Well, here it is Folks, in all it’s Danish Mod glory.  A Dansk Kobenstyle tomato red fondue pot!  Doesn’t it make you want to call up your closest friends and gather around a tiny flame and partake in various cheese (or chocolate) creations, wearing your best ’60’s inspired garb? Sounds like a fun Fall party to me…

Verdibou Blog_Fondue Party

 

But wait, there’s more! 🙂  We have all your fondue accoutrements including a stainless steel bread bowl, 2 sets of fondue forks, and a ‘Fondue Cook-In’ cookbook.  I’m not kidding.  We hit the retro fondue party jack pot.  Go check it out!  They are all listed under our “Vintage Housewares” shop section.

Verdibou Blog_Fondue Party ForksAnd now for a little Dansk Kobenstyle shout out/history lesson.  Kobenstyle is a cookware made by Dansk and originally designed by Jens H. Quistgaard in 1956.  “The cookware is recognizable for its 3 point welded handles and inventive lids that double as trivets and create the perfect surface for stacking and storing.” {www.dansk.com}  I bought my first piece of Kobenstyle about two years ago when Whitney and I started thrifting.  I spotted a bright yellow bowl and had to have it.  It was after I brought it home and did some research that I became a tad obsessed with all the fun colors and styles that are out there.  I use my bowl as a planter currently, and for photo props as seen below.

Verdibou Blog_Yellow Kobenstyle BowlIf you’re on the hunt and find something you think is Dansk/Kobenstyle, just flip it over and you should see the Dansk stamp, which will look similar to this:

Verdibou_Dansk Fondue Pot 01

 

And now that you have been introduced to Kobenstyle (if you were unfamiliar before) you’ll start noticing it in magazines and maybe at your local flea market.  Most recently, as I was drooling over Orla Kiely’s home in the September 2013 Issue of Dwell Magazine, I spotted a yellow Kobenstyle pot in her kitchen! (it’s sitting back on the counter to the right of the KitchenAid mixer) Click on the photo for a photo tour of Ms. Kiely’s beautiful home, filled with her gorgeous bold prints and kitchenware.  My dream kitchen just might look exactly like this. Love everything about it.  Annnnd, that’s enough swooning for today…see you next time. 😉