Friday, November 21, 2014

my curated online estate sale collection for EBTH (& a giveaway!)

I love a good estate sale or flea market!  So when I was introduced to a new site called Everything But the House (EBTH), that allows you to shop estate sales online! (like in your pjs!) I was estatic!  Right now they have sales based out of Cininnati, Lexington, Louisville, Columbus, Indianapolis, and NASHVILLE!!  If you live in one of these cities you have the ability to see the items for sale in person during the "preview" periods.  If you do can shop online!  Each items specific page has a tab where you can calculate the shipping costs!  So easy.

So here is the best part...every item starts the bidding at $1, which means many of the prices stay very reasonable.  The ending of each sale acts just like a live auction in that when last minute bids are put in 5 minutes is added to the end time, giving everyone a fair shot at the item you love!

EBTH has asked me to put together a curated collection of some of my favorite current items.  I know this is a large collection, but this is actually my super edited down list!  There is that much good stuff to chose from!

As you can see just like normal estate sales, there is a variety of things to browse through from furniture and home decor to vintage clothing and accessories!  

You can check out all of the current and upcoming sales here (there are actually 3 new Nashville sales opening over the next 3 days!!)

EBTH is also giving one lucky Confetti & Stripes reader a $50 EBTH credit for you to use on one of your favorite finds!  Here's how...

**Leave a separate comment for each entry completed & make sure to include email!)**
1. visit online and share a comment below about an item you discovered and loved!
2. "like" EBTH on Facebook
3. "follow" EBTH on Instagram
4. "follow" EBTH on Pinterest

Giveaway ends on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:59 CST.  Winner will be contacted via email (so make sure you include it!)

*This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

artist spotlight: slim aarons (& a sale!)

We all know that filling your walls with art can become expensive fast.  I am always on the lookout for pieces that either make a statement or really tie a room together, because when you're handing over a chunk of change you want it to be for something that is making a noticeable difference in the space.  So when I came across one of my favorite photographers prints on sale on One Kings Lane I knew I should share!

Many of you are probably familiar with Slim Aarons photos, even if just from book covers or the infamous print above!  The American photographer known for photographing socialites, jet setters, and celebrities has always been one of my favorites simply because every photo makes you wish you were there.  The fashion, cocktails, what I think of as true old Hollywood glamour.  Reading a little more about his background makes the photos that much more interesting to me also.  At the age of 18 Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army and worked as a photographer at West Point, he then served as a combat photographer during WWII, also earning a purple heart.  He says combat taught him that the only beach worth landing on was "decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun." (Well I would say he accomplished that!)  So after the war he moved to California to do just that.  He never used a stylist or make up artist.  He simply says he photographed "attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."  Which that phrase perfectly sums up his work and his career.  

"Kings of Hollywood"
"Nonni in France"
"Penthouse Pool"

"La Dolce Vita"

Don't you just want to go back in time?!  These were just a "few" of my favorites...there are lots more on that are part of the sale going on now if you want to check it out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

j.k. place hotel | florence, italy

I have been fortunate enough to travel to Florence, Italy the past two summers. (Which I probably should blog about!) And while I loved both of the places we stayed in there, if and when there is a next time this is the hotel on my list...the J.K. Place hotel (which also has locations in Rome & Capri...if you happen to be traveling there?!).  This hotel is like my design in I want to replicate every part of it to my own home.  Although the skyline of Green Hills in Nashville is shall I say a far stretch from the view in Florence.  Ok..on to some travel envy for your Tuesday afternoon!

Monday, November 10, 2014

runway to room | tartan plaid

Is it just me or does the cool weather have you wishing you owned a cabin you could getaway to on the weekends?!  Something cute and cozy!  I'm sure you have all seen your fair share of plaid scarves coming out in full force for fall..I love the classic pattern, and how there are so many ways to use it in new fresh ways that don't feel both your wardrobe and home!

Today i'm focusing more on Tartan plaid vs "regular" plaid (well maybe with a little thrown in b/c I like the pics!).  So what is the difference?!  Tartan is simply a type of plaid...basically all tartan patterns are plaid, yet not all plaid patterns are tartan!  To be considered a plaid pattern both the horizontal and vertical lines must intersect at a 90 degree angle.  Tartan plaid is simply when the exact same stripe pattern that is used vertically is also used horizontally.  There are also many more plaid categories..but I'm not trying to get into a confusing pattern lesson on a Monday morning!

Do you have any plaid in your own home??  Do you leave it out year round or just during the cool months?

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