West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
Retro style, Modern Vintage & Upcycled Home Decor. When you buy vintage you are continuing that legacy and recycling too!
When not hunting vintage treasures I am at yoga,spending time with family & friends,reading or working on something creative.I also enjoy good food & drink, travel & games. I am an avid fan of HGTV, and occasionally help friends with interior design.
I have an eye for design & color which influences my choices for what I sell. I research what I sell so that I know as much as possible about what I am selling. More specific skills include floral design, interior decorating, jewelry & craft making, scrap-booking,cooking,furniture restoration & painting.
This photo shows a little bit of what Refined Vintage is; I love the Vintage mirrored vanity tray used in an unexpected setting, the dining room buffet. I have filled a vintage silver vase with silk flowers in shades of white & green. The glass candlesticks are vintage & new. Using vintage with contemporary items works as long as they evoke the same look or feel.
I enjoyed restoring (with great new fabric) this Mid Century Phone Bench. This project got me fired up for Artfire!
I upcycled this vintage 1970's Mediterranean table for my daughter, but then she decided to go Mid Century! The bright lime green is right on trend.
Using the same buffet I have changed the vignette from a light summer look to fall. First by changing the runner to a bronze damask. I am using a vintage amber glass candy dish (that I am selling) with vintage framed Halloween postcard and a haloween family photo.The Chimney sweep is a vintage Hummel.The vintage candlestick is topped with a beaded gold lampshade. The same vase has been filled with fall silk flowers & dried green hydrangeas accented with branched berries. Fall toned berries are also intertwined across the display. The Amber candy dish has been sold!