Abode + Beyond: Pyrex

I. Love. Pyrex. I’ve loved it for years. In my 20’s I loved the 70’s avocado green color and patterns like Crazy Daisy or Spring Blossom. Currently I collect Shenandoah and pretty much any patterns I can find since the popularity has skyrocketed. I’ve even gotten my sister obsessed. After college in Lancaster PA she’s drawn to the Amish-y pattern of Butterprint.

Part of the thrill of shopping for Pyrex is finding it “in the wild” (at a thrift shop or garage sale as opposed to online or in a antique shop). But I can definitely see the appeal of being able to find that one missing piece to you collection and with just a quick type of the keys you can find whatever you need.

MINT - Mid Century Modern Cosmopolitan Casserole Set with Salton Electric Hotplate and Pyrex Casserole Lidded Dish by joevintage

MINT – Mid Century Modern Cosmopolitan Casserole Set with Salton Electric Hotplate and Pyrex Casserole Lidded Dish by joevintage

Butterprint PYREX Refrigerator Set Ovenware Tableware Serveware BONUS SET by BridgetsCollection

Butterprint PYREX Refrigerator Set Ovenware Tableware Serveware BONUS SET by BridgetsCollection

Pyrex Entertaining Set of Casserole Dishes in Original Black Metal Carousel - Vintage Flamingo Pink Hostess Collection by DivineOrders

Pyrex Entertaining Set of Casserole Dishes in Original Black Metal Carousel – Vintage Flamingo Pink Hostess Collection by DivineOrders

JAJ Pyrex Carnaby Tempo Casserole Dish Bowl X 2 by NostalgiaBloom

JAJ Pyrex Carnaby Tempo Casserole Dish Bowl X 2 by NostalgiaBloom

Abode + Beyond: Forest Friendly

About 6 months ago I moved to Upstate New York from NYC. Even before I got here, I had a strong attraction to natural materials and an overall affinity for the outdoors in design. I’m not actually about to go camping. Trees, linens, stoneware, neutral colors, woods and woodland creatures like owls and deer just find their way into my aesthetic.

I’ve been trying to accumulate all sorts of things my style to include in my new (and MUCH larger) apartment. While I have a million little things to finish off the space, I really need to get my butt in gear about purchasing some furniture. I still don’t have a couch. Yeah, you try owning a couch in a 5th floor walk-up studio in Brooklyn. I didn’t think so.

Even though I’ve curbed my spending for the time being on decorative items for myself, I can still share!

vintage tiny blue owl flower pot by fairandfreckled

vintage tiny blue owl flower pot by fairandfreckled

Mid Century Wine Rack by boxofhollyhocks

Mid Century Wine Rack by boxofhollyhocks

OTAGIRI Ceramic Mug Hand-painted Trees by keysNparrots

OTAGIRI Ceramic Mug Hand-painted Trees by keysNparrots

Vintage Wooden Salad Bowl Set by RewindPlayWear

Vintage Wooden Salad Bowl Set by RewindPlayWear

Abode + Beyond: Embroider My Walls

I have come up with this brilliant plan to make an entire wall of art from vintage embroidered/needlepoint/crewel work pictures. Awesome, yes? I’ve been collecting framed gems the last few months and I’m hoping in a few more I will be able to put together a respectable obsession wall. I was originally inspired last year when I saw this totally amazing vintage Marushka wall on instagram.

Kickass Wall o' Marushka

Kickass Wall o’ Marushka

Some that may need to be in my collection…

Vintage Aries Orange Embroidered Wall Hanging by TheOddBin

If only it was for Pisces! – Vintage Aries Orange Embroidered Wall Hanging by TheOddBin

Vintage flower tree crewel embroidery - Jacobean inspired - framed - orange - yellow - green by RecentHistory

Vintage flower tree crewel embroidery – Jacobean inspired – framed – orange – yellow – green by RecentHistory

1970's Owl Needlepoint Picture by DumpstrDivingDiva

1970’s Owl Needlepoint Picture by DumpstrDivingDiva

Vintage Crewel Embroidery Framed Flower Picture by ssmith7157

Vintage Crewel Embroidery Framed Flower Picture by ssmith7157

Abode + Beyond: Bookends

Drawn to vintage bookends lately. Just picked myself up a pair of cast iron elephants that I’m loving!

vintage carved walnut wood ef initials bookends by vintspiration

vintage carved walnut wood ef initials bookends by vintspiration

Vintage 70s Retro / Silver Metal / Hoot Owl / Bookends / Kitsch Decor by thevintagecabinet

Vintage 70s Retro / Silver Metal / Hoot Owl / Bookends / Kitsch Decor by thevintagecabinet

Gazelle Bookends Bronzed Iron Original Book End Pair Bronze Color Golden Highlights Statues Art Animal Features by HilltopTimes

Gazelle Bookends Bronzed Iron Original Book End Pair Bronze Color Golden Highlights Statues Art Animal Features by HilltopTimes

1960's Blenko Cobalt Blue Glass Owl Bookends by AntiqueLane

1960’s Blenko Cobalt Blue Glass Owl Bookends by AntiqueLane

Abode + Beyond: Poster-ity

Vintage Posters make me happy.

Vintage Motivational Poster – After Night There Is Always Day – 1970s Ron Bradford Illustration $21.95 by vintagegoodness

Vintage poster Chicago Blues Festival 1987 $39.00 by margosmuse

Flower Love. Original 1967 Vintage Poster $225.00 by JamesPrestonVintage

Blacklight “Lady on Motorbike” 1971 Original Vintage Poster $39.95 by KathysCornerShop

Vintage Educational Chart / Science Instruction / Classroom Visual Aid / School Poster $30.00 by midmoderngoods

Abode + Beyond: Afghan

I grew up grandmother-less as a child and I have these impressions of all the smotherly love I missed out on. Afghans give me that warm fuzzy feeling of grandmas and good books.

An afghan is a blanket, wrap, or shawl made of colored yarn. It is knitted or crocheted, often in geometric shapes. It can also be referred to as a “throw”. Afghans were first made in Afghanistan and commonly featured geometric designs with many holes in the pattern. They are hand-stitched or knitted.[1] In North American craft tradition, afghans are draped over sofas or large chairs for decoration. – via Wikipedia

I love the look of a throw over the bottom of a perfectly made bed. Personally I prefer more muted colors and patterns, which I find are more rare. Seems grannies really loved to rainbow it up with their yarns.

This one is so beautifully understated in color and you can see how detailed it is with scalloped edges and different knits.

Vintage Crochet Afghan cream with brown stripes $36.00 by Bluebell

While this one is colorful, it’s muted in almost pastel shades, plus it has such a light and airy, ethereal look to it. So delicately lovely.

Vintage Afghan Blanket Soft Geometry Squares $36.00 by JoulesVintage

Classic granny square in colors that will compliment decor instead of clash with it. You really have to check out the aniandrose shop if you’re in the market for an afghan – it has the best ones on Etsy, in my opinion. All in great colors.

Vintage Handmade Green GEOMETRIC Squares Afghan $36.00 by aniandrose

I like the unique pattern on this one and ombre coloring.

Vintage 70s Afghan Blanket Crocheted Pink Diamonds $65.00 by drowsySwords

Abode & Beyond: Terra, terra, terra, terra, terra, terrarium

You come and go, you come and gooooooooooooooo. Ok, maybe I took the Culture Club play on words a little too far. Whatevs.

I have been drooling over terrariums for the last few months. My best friend is obsessed with gardening and planting, so maybe it’s rubbing off on me. I’m also planning a move out of the city and to the country sometime in the next 6 to 9 months, so my desire for all things green has been growing inside of me. Pun intended.

There’s a lot of interest in terrariums going around but I of course want the vintage goods!

Vintage Glass Ornament Hanging Terrarium $20.00 by EachPeachVintage

Vintage Stained Glass Terrarium $52.00 by ArmoryArtandAntiques

french extra large green glass bottle, demijohn,antique carboy $92.00 by FrenchMelody

Glass Terrarium $85.00 by MaudeAndLola