Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My favorite furniture finds

I mentioned in a previous post, that I wanted to take better photos of the little desk I got from Urban Farmgirl last summer at the Kane County Flea Market. Well, I took pics, but never got around to uploading. So here is a post devoted to my lovely desk and bathroom cabinet from Mary, the fabulous urban farmgirl that she is.


Here is my leggy desk in the foyer. She is a pale shade of grey with peeks of white and carefully chosen wood tone showing through on the details. Yes, it's a she - look at those legs! This desk has to be a female, especially with her curvy front. :) 


Here is a view of the cute new knobs on the drawer and a bit of detail. I even adore the little knicks and dents - they add so much character and history to the piece. Oh! And a little surprise inside the drawer...


Mary lined the drawer with pages from a french book, including a photo. "Le pain frais"


Look at the detail on the front of the desk! I can't decide if that or the curvy legs are my favorite part. :)

When I found the desk at Mary's booth, I happened to find the perfect cabinet for my powder room, too. My powder room is an unusual shape. The pocket door is on a diagonal and it has a pedestal sink, leaving very little room for storage. This piece fit the bill in style!


See, with two kids, we go through a LOT of toilet paper {aka, 3 year olds love to unroll it at any given whim. This is how I imagine her train of thought. While in the middle of some serious toy time she stops abruptly and thinks: "Oh, that's right - I forgot to unroll the toilet paper this morning. Better go do that now."}

So I need storage. Lots of storage. We've finished potty training finally, but for the past year it's been a very handy spot for Dr. Seuss and Sandra Boynton board books. One of these days, those will be replaced with pretty hand towels and extra soap, etc.


And I love, LOVE, love the chicken wire painted white. Every time I see it, I am so glad I found it.


I think it looks great with old Ball mason jars and vintage bottles filled with fresh flowers.


Did I mention that Mary also sells "smalls"? This great AutoWate scale is from her etsy shop, as well as the petite ironstone bowl sitting on top. It's from a set of 4. I have purchased many items from her etsy shop over the past year. I'm sure more will be shown in photos in the future. I love her combination of chippy, shabby, industrial style. I need to devote a post solely to the vintage cameras I have been collecting - many from Mary's etsy shop. 

Some of Mary's furniture and other perfectly picked smaller goods can be found at Tattered Tiques in Lake Barrington, IL. They have a great combination of vintage items and painted furniture. It's a good thing they are an hour's drive for me, or I'd be in serious trouble. :)

You can also find Urban Farmgirl {and Mary, of course} at the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, IL during the warmer months. The Flea runs on the first Saturday & Sunday of each month. Mary is located in the Arena Building outside. As she has put it, "look for the sea of white furniture." You'll be glad you did!

~All images in this post are my own.~

Sharing with the following fabulous blogs:
Faded Charm, Primp Your Stuff, Common Ground, French Country Cottage, The Vintage Farmhouse, ...

34 comments:

  1. I love the little surprise inside the drawer.
    Glad you stopped by from the blog hop. Now your newest follower too!

    Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  2. I love your style! I'm happy you visited my site and followed my blog. I just had to stop by your blog to see what you have going on.... and I am so glad I did! Now following you! :-)

    Tonya from Chirping with Excitement

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  3. I am visiting from Urban Farmgirl...what a fun blog you have!
    ~Kim
    Baileywife.blogspot.com

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  4. Coming over to say a big WELCOME to blogland!I just followed you and I know you're going to have LOTS of followers!

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    1. You are too sweet! Thank you so much for stopping by, following - and for such a kind comment!

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  5. Hi Dori, Thank you for visiting by blog. I am so glad that Google starting working again when I follow . . . I do not know what was going on. Your comments to my journal pages, just might give me the big head . . . Thank you.
    Also, thank you for asking permission to pin some of my photos (posts) as long as you put a link back to my blog, I would feel honored to have you use them. I'm happy that you like my work. You're a sweetie pie.

    Have a marvelous day, Connie :)

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  6. found you on urban farmgirl... just lovely.
    Bec x

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  7. Just hopin by love the furniture.

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    1. Thank you - but all the compliments go to Mary @ urbanfarmgirlandco.blogspot.com
      But I will take credit for finding and grabbing them as fast as I could. :)

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  8. Awesome find! Doesn't it use make your day? I hopped over from The Vintage Farmhouse.

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    1. Absolutely! Not just my day, but many days thereafter, too! :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  9. Just found your blog on FNF and I love your style! What finds from Mary. Newly following you and I'm off to check out more posts!

    ~Shanon

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    1. Hi Shanon!
      Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm heading over to your blog right now! :)

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  10. Visiting from Mary's...your blog is beautiful!
    I'm a new follower and am looking forward to more!

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    1. Hi Sandi!
      Thank you so much! I am going to A Cottage Muse now! :)

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  11. Hello Dori! It's great to meet a new blogger. I just started myself. Urban Farmgirl is one of my favorites and I will be following you also! I LOVE the interior of the drawer! What a great inspiration. I look forward to more of your posts.

    Belle and Beau

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    1. Hi Belle and Beau!
      I must be too new at this - I can't seem to get to your blog. Could you send me the link? My Google+ account is new territory - I haven't read up on how to access anything. :)
      Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to checking out your site!

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  12. Beautiful pieces of furniture!!! They look perfect in your home.I am your newest follower.I found you on Mary's site.
    xx
    Anne

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    1. Hi Anne! I just love them.
      Thank you for stopping by from Mary's site.
      I am following you, too! :)

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  13. Hello Dori! Just popping over from Urban Farmgirl~so glad I did! Welcome to the bogging world! You will have so much fun here, I promise. I'm your newest follower...Angie

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    1. Thank you so much, Angie! I just hopped over to your blog - I'm your newest follower, as well. :)

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  15. Love. Just started following your blog. And just in time for an adorable back-to-school vignette! WHERE did you get your chalkboard?! Adorable!

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    1. Hi Jenny!
      The chalkboard was purchased at the same time as the little desk and cabinet from Urban Farmgirl at the Kane County Flea in St. Charles, IL. I would have included it in this post, too - but I didn't have anything on it - and I don't like an empty chalkboard. Not a fun backdrop. :)
      There is a link to Mary's site at the top of this post if you want to contact her about her furniture. She often has more chalkboards at the Flea.
      Thank you for following!

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  16. Hi, came over from wwf . Love that she table, I need one, got to have one... for my entrance wa. Love your style.

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  17. Your drawer is quite stylish. Those fresh flowers on top add life to it. Plus, the pocket door is so adorable! It looks like a honey beehive, Dori! Well, I guess that means the owner has a “sweet” taste for design. :)

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  18. The inside of the drawer is to die for, even if it’s not an obvious detail! Well, aren’t surprises what make an object remarkable? :) That’s so witty of Mary. This really thrills me. I wouldn’t have thought pages of a book can do more than getting you lost in a story. :) And I love that only a few people (spare the netizens :P) get to see the surprise. :)

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