Gilding is dreaming of a home office setup — well, at least one that suits her needs and want and doesn’t break her budget. Is that so much to ask! So how about some inspiration:
Yep, that’s a flat screen monitor in the center vanity mirror. How hot is that!
Gilding has been coveting the creations of Gone Cottage for some time now.
Gone Cottage is a unique creature of new furniture formed of old elements. Its a creature somewhere between the folds of shabby chic, primitive, and distinct Florida Coastal cottage style. And where its style is a unique breed, its creation springs forward in the waves of eco-conservatism, making new from something that was old and discarded. Old doors become headboards, shutters become cabinets, hanging beds from dinettes, garden benches, wine cabinets, and more, Oh my! The point is in recycling those cozy elements of past into a new element of function that is chic and “new” and sustainably reusable. Gone Cottage.
Craigslist – 50′s Era Hoosier Cabinet – $450 (West End PCB, FL)
This 50′s era Hoosier cabinet includes its original hardware as well as a fold out flour sifter and storage bin.
Hoosiers date back to 1898, when houses of that period lacked essentail built-in cabinetry. The lack of storage space in the kitchen necessitated the adaption of an already existing furniture piece, the baker’s cabinet, which had a similar structure of a table top with some cabinets above it (and frequently flour bins beneath). By rearranging the parts, and making use of (then) modern metal working, the Hoosier Manufacturing Co. produced a well-organized, compact cabinet that offered storage and work space.
But by the 1920′s, homes began to be built with more modern kitchens consisting of built-in cabinets and other such fixtures, thusly supplanting the hoosier. (Source)
Craigslist – Soda Parlor Dinette – $250 (West End PCB, FL)
Retro. Cool. Soda shoppy. And in excellent condition. What could be better.
Heywood-Wakefield Vintage Dining Suite – $4495 (PCB, FL)
A beautiful Heywood-WAkefiled wale bone design dining room suite from c1947. Features original upholstery — 2 captains chair and 4 regular chairs; 5 ft long table that expands to 8 ft and even has the original folding heat pad for the table; and 2 piece sideboard with original glass.
Craigslist: Antique Victorian Sofa/Love Seat and Chairs – $425
An antique Victorian Sofa/Love Seat with a matching armless side chair and matching his and hers side chairs.
Craigslist: Sectional & Matching Chair – $950
A fabulous European design sectional sofa in a soothing spa-like light green color in microsuede.
Mid-Century Modern architecture fans and followers will love this as for a mere $995,000 they could own architect R.M. Schindler’sC 1940 Albert Van Dekker house.
Built as one of the architect’s largest homes, it was built for an early Hollywood actor and his family. Tucked away in the woodland hills south of Ventura Boulevard, the home remains intact in virtually original condition, all except for the ravages of time and the elements upon it. The rustic country house was an exeuction in sophistication in a modern vocabulary, introducing asymmetrical copper-clad cables, exposed wood interiors, blue-green flagstone patios and fireplace inglenooks in a nod towards Wright’s Taliesin West. The innovative architect’s designs also included tightly interlocking volumes, foled planes, butt-glazed corners, sloping walls and ceilings, and polygonal windows — all features that were ahead of its time by about 70 years.
The Van Dekker home boasts seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, 2,300 Sq. feet, and sits on almost half an acre.
Unfortunately the beauty in the very first picture has turned into the image above as the home looks like today. The home is, in fact, in much need of major repairs. According to one source, Schindler was an amazing architect, but not so much a contractor. Schindler often used materials that were never meant to last the test of time, such as his Freeman house which used building paper on the roof facia, and tar paper roofing for the Packard House in Pasadena. While the other homes were bought by families with the ability to restore these messy building imperfections, the Van Dekker home fell into the hands a of frail elderly man in his 90′s bereft of the age of financial situation that would have allowed him to repair the home as the elements took over.
Craigslist: Cabinet Chest — $300
A gorgeous cabinet/hutch with cross doors made from recycled fence, a vintage display chest, vintage barrel arm chair, a music cabinet dying to be refinished, matching solid wood side tables that would look great spruced up with paint, a retro tweed red chair and green sofa, A Brandtford Magnussen’s unique contemporary free form sofa table that draws on elements from the French furniture of the 1920′s and 30′s, an antique tall boy for an insanely cheap price, a 1920′s art deco vanity, a solid wood dressing table in distressed blue, a pretty in pink vintage couch, a contemporary chair in beautiful baby blue, and a retro kitchen stool dying for some shabby chic lovin’.
Craigslist: Vintage Japanese Tansu’s–$450
Japanese Tansus are versatile wooden cabinetry, dating as far back as 7th-century Japan and represent a heritage of the rich, indulgent upper class unique to in the world.
Craigslist: Antique Filing Cabinet — $125
There’s a quality and quiet beauty to this piece that modern modular and metal filing cabinets just lack. This Antique Filing Cabinet features slide through drawers for access to files on either side of the cabinet.
Craigslist: Brass Ram’s Heads Table Legs — $1200
Probably totally tacky as the table legs that they actually are, but as a sculptural piece, these brass ram’s heads fucking rock. Ok, so most would probably say they’re still tacky, but then again, those are people that will never wear the badge of saucy dwelling so they can eat me.
Brought to you this Scavenger Thursday is a beautiful antique rocking chair with country charm details and bent wood arms, an oak filing cabinet because storage is everything, reproduction bookcases, and a unique metal top table and chairs that are a mix of modern, mid-century modern, and country chic.
Look what goodies were found in New Orleans’ Craigslist (dates Feb. 14-19th).
Dome Top Barrel Back Chairs (set) $1000
Antique Full Bed & Matching Dresser $2900
Cool Lime RETRO Ethan Allen Side Chair $90
Antique Full Size Bedroom (set) $265
Gilding has way too much time on her hands at work — not that she’s complaining. It gives her time to very unprofessionally troll Craigslist — not that that is a good habit either. But look what she found while trolling. Standing roughly 6 ft. tall, and for a mere $75, Gilding just may decide to have her very own knight in shining armor. Though decidedly, he looks a bit skinny and frail — not very much on the daring, dragon fighting, rush in on any danger to save the damsel side. He’s a bit more on the Gilding would be saving his ass side of things. Still, Gilding is onward working to convince Mr. Gilding to let this be Gilding’s splurge for the month. A very reasonably priced splurge if Gilding does say so herself.
Ah, craigslist. You will be the demise to all of Gilding’s hardwork to save money this year.
Gilding is so in love. Both these amazing pieces are listed on Craigslist, and most shocking of all, in her own hometown.
Oh, happy day! Not so very long ago, Gilding was ever so depressed at the lack of cultural?…era?…furniture design in her hometown of Redneck Riviera fashioned of beach kitsch of the worst palm tree, pastel ladden kind, and camoflage. Gilding is ever the lover of Dutch design and French Provincial. The clean colors, curvy lines, and Euro-charming design of Lust Fyllt’s home suits Gilding just fine. But none of this vintage furniture, so full of age and time and history, could be found in this coastal hometown.
But then Gilding came upon this gem in the rough. Rough and restored that is. Located in Railroad Sqaure, an abandoned industrial parkway of Tallahassee’s old railroad system some years ago turned into an eclectic and eccentric gathering of artists and stores, can be found The Other Side Vintage. Tucked away within its treasure trove of vintage clothing and costume jewelry housed inside a large multicolored garage is located so many pieces of unique and vintage furniture to make Gilding’s heart go flutter. Gilding has already scoped out quite a few in fact; a day trip to visit this treasure trove very soon is already in the works. Soon my pretty’s, you will be mine!
Check out this bit of bad-assness found trolling craigslist. It’s a 1920 National Cash Register set atop a five drawer tiger oak cabinet. Owner states that it is still in working condition. The labeled drawers (A,B,C,D,E) also ring a different bell toll when open. Also important to collectors, under the bottom of the top drawer (A) is a label in which the date and who the register was made for can vbe found. A back door allows for easy access and viewing to all the different bells housed within. Tinkering may need apply as the sophisticated piece of machinery requires everything to be in sync or nothing works. Price: $900.
Link: Craigslist Listing