Saturday, April 2, 2011

Then there were three

I'm about to run out with Doc to finish ripping out the grass from our vegetable bed so that we can begin planting tomorrow, but before I go, I wanted to post this update.

Remember this chair? I found it on the Philly streets, sad and broken. I breathed new life into it and I love it! Now it has company. I found two chairs in Portland as a neighbor was cleaning out his grandmother's house. One was missing an arm and both were in terrible need of reupholstering, but they had nice structure and were in decent shape (much better than their older sibling.)

My plan is to collect five "street chairs" total, fix them up, paint them the same color, and cover the seats in the same fabric. They will sit around our lovely farm table, coordinated, but not too matchy. Two more free chairs to go!


  1. I'm very impressed with your skills! I also love mismatched but matched furniture & your chairs look great.

  2. Thanks jojo! I can't wait until the rest of the room comes together.

  3. Why go Vintage Skincare? Um, because it is awesome. Really though, all our styles and fashions imitate the past. Apparently we think they had some pretty fab ideas back then. Hepburn, Monroes, Jackie O, Davis (Bette, that is) just to name a few we admire and adore them.

    But let's look back farther into history though past the American glory days and direct our attention to the topic at hand; skincare. I take you now east, far east. Back to a time and place where people began...

    What did we do before parabens, propylene glycol, petroleum? Before science labs and esteemed chemists? Why nature of course! We knew that what was meant for eating was also good for beautifying skin and hair. It was a simple time. Now a days things are much more complicated, for whatever reason. Synthetic chemicals invade our skincare and our planet and for some reason many of us stand silently by.

    Well Arden & Angelina refuse to comply. Never will you be required to study chemistry to understand the ingredients. Products are handmade and poured the old fashioned way with only the finest, purest ingredients. All vegan, all natural and all green made from sunshine and rainbows. The only way to go for fresh, clean skincare.