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Floyd Street Stock Exchange

In January, I found a link on my Facebook newsfeed about an auction in Louisville and it caught my eye. Mostly because there was a mannequin for sale and I’ve been trying to get my hands on one for years. My husband and I decided to attend just to see what it was all about and it turned out to be one the funnest date nights we’ve ever had!

The Floyd Street Stock Exchange is a monthly auction held on the first Thursday of every month. Started in the winter of 2012, the auction continues to grow in popularity and is a great resource for anything vintage or design. You can find anything from architectural salvage to curiosities and home accessories. The auction is hosted by Blue Ocean Traders, a trade only wholesale source company specializing in antiques and reproductions.

purple trunkThe auction reminded me of the TV show American Pickers.  Large antique metal signs lined one wall while mid-century furniture lay around the room. I spied a set of antique medicinal bottles as well as vintage artwork. There was even a gold leafed Victorian couch with velvet seats. The auction had hundreds of items for sale. A loud boisterous man called out the items so fast it was hard to understand what he was saying at first. Once the auction got started things began moving quickly and it took us awhile to figure out what was going on. Everyone was so friendly though and helped us learn the rules and etiquette.

My husband and I went for the mannequin which we purchased but also came home with three trunks (pictured here), an ottoman, pillows, and a door knocker. We got a great deal on all of our items! I saw the exact same trunk that I purchased for $25 in a store priced at $300.

The auctions begin with a preview and registration at 5PM and last for hours. Everything in the room is up for grabs and there’s even free beer, wine and snacks. The auction lasts for hours and some of the best deals are had at the very end.

The next auction is this Thursday April 4. You never know what you’ll find so make sure to follow the Floyd Street Stock Exchange on Facebook and visit their website.

http://www.floydstreetstockexchange.com

Mid Century Martha

Martha Stewart recently debuted her new line of furniture at the High Point Market this year. Her new collection features a lot of mid-century inspired furniture and updated versions of classic pieces. I’m a sucker for wood and gold combinations and tufted couches. I also love the incorporation of pattern and texture with basic white and gray colors as shown below in the Ikat armchair and rug.

The High Point Market is going on through April 26 in North Carolina and is a hub for home furnishings and interior design.

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20th Century Cincinnati

My husband and I attended 20th Century Cincinnati this past Saturday. It was truly a vintage mecca. Most of the vendors sold mid-century items and there were a few Art Deco booths as well.  One of my favorite things was the special exhibit about Bakelite. I’ve never seen so many Bakelite radios in one place! There was also a lot of Bakelite jewelry on display along with some backgammon games and silverware.

 

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20th Century Cincinnati

20th Century Cincinnati is making it’s 18th annual return this weekend! (February 25-26). It will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center and will include over 60 dealers!

Needless to say, I am super excited about it! It’s only $7 to get in and goes from 11AM-5PM.

Vendors include: Modernism Magazine, Retro Renovation (which is one of my favorite blogs!), Broadway Antique Market, and Dreamlight from Louisville!

The Sharonville Convention Center is located at 11355 Chester Road just off 1-75 at the Sharon Road exit (exit #15). Parking is free!

http://www.20thcenturycincinnati.com/

 

 


Heywood-Wakefield

Heywood-Wakefield Company was established in 1826 as a producer of wicker and rattan furniture.  They began creating wood furniture during the Arts and Crafts movement with sleek modern designs that continued through the 1930s in the French Art Deco style. They are most well known for their mid-century modern style furniture pieces which are also the most common Heywood-Wakefield items that you’ll find today. My friend Camille has a mid-century Heywood-Wakefield coffee table in her home almost identical to the one below but I know she didn’t spend anywhere close to $900! (remember… estate sales!)

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Ikea Hackers

Ikea Hackers is a website dedicated to modifying and repurposing Ikea products.  Anyone can send in their own “ikea hack” which can include anything from a simple embellishment to a full transformation. Check out some of my favorite “hacks” below!

 

 

Scarlet Hope Bedroom Makeover

It’s finally finished! My bedroom renovation at the Scarlet Hope house is complete. The Hope House is located in beautiful Crescent Hill and will serve as a transitional home for women in Louisville who want to leave the adult entertainment industry.

Scarlet Hope’s mission is to bring the Hope and Love of Jesus Christ to women in the adult entertainment industry. By sharing the gospel message with these women through action and words we are proclaiming the name of Jesus who is their only Hope to be free from bondage. Scarlet Hope provides resources such as transitional job change, housing, mentoring, transportation and drug rehabilitation.

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Hale

HALE is an industrial design company founded by Jonathan Nesci in 2006. It’s a part-design, part-production firm based dually in Chicago, IL and Scottsburg, IN.

HALE uses a direct, intimate approach in securing quality, detailed, decorative art and fine furniture products from craftsmen in fields beyond the furnishing markets. In many cases, the designs are formed around industry capabilities and employ experts in a variety of manufacturing and production processes.
In a relatively short time, HALE has created a wide range of products and has received recognition from leading design publications such as Wallpaper, Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Surface, and Art + Auction. HALE has won the annual Wallpaper Design Award for the “Library Bookcase,” a minimalist shelf sculpted in aluminum and commissioned by Ugo Alfano’s Casati Gallery. Jonathan’s designs have been viewed in numerous exhibitions including New York’s ICFF, and with Casati at Paris’ Pavillon des Arts et du Design, Design Miami, Design Art London and Milan’s Salone del Mobile.

http://hale-id.com/

See some of their beautiful creations!

 

 

 

Green Haus – 1 Year Anniversary

Green Haus is a fabulous business located on Preston Street in Louisville. They sell vintage furniture, local art, wine, beer, succulent plants, vinyl records, etc. It’s an eclectic mix of modern and vintage. It’s their one year anniversary today and they’re having a celebration starting at 4PM.  Stop by to sample food, wine, chocolate and coffee!

Check out some photos of their space and like them on Facebook!

Daniel Chaffin Furniture Makers

Daniel Chaffin Furniture Makers is a Louisville based company that makes furniture using renewable wood and excellent craft skills. They make tables, chairs, cabinetry, armoires, etc.  I’ve seen their work in person and it is just beautiful! If you’re looking for eco-friendly furniture with high end style, this is the place to go!

Their storefront is located at 804 East Broadway downtown.    http://www.danielchaffin.com