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For the Iggy Azaleas of the DC area…

Vintage chandelier:
vintage brass and glass tubes chandelier
vintage brass and glass tubes chandelier 2
Asking: $210
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: 19″ x 13″
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Thoughts: Pretty unique, glamorous find.

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Oak Maple* leaf wall clock:
large brass leaf clock
Asking: $65
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: 24″ x 24″
Location: Cloverly, MD
Thoughts: Pretty when the sun hits it. (*Thanks, Dad!)

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Round etagere / room divider:
round brass etagere : room divider
Asking: $550
Condition: “There are a few blemish spots, consistent with age. Overall it is in very good condition. There are no chips in the glass.”
Dimensions: 68.5″H x 68.5″L x 17″D
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: A bit over the top for me, but I think this would be fantastic in the right boutique.

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Pair of geode bookends:
geode book ends
Asking: $15
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: I love this look, and these kinds of things are often a lot pricier than you might expect.

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Pair of farmstead pendant lights:
farmstead pendant lights
Asking: $200
Condition: “Like new.”
Dimensions: Pendant: 16″ Diam. x 16″ H; Ceiling Plate: 4.5″ Diam.; Cords have been cut to 46″
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Pretty cool in the right kitchen.

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Pair of Drexel nightstands:
pair of Woodbriar series by Drexel nightstands
Asking: $120
Condition: “Beautiful.”
Dimensions: 24 1/2″ W x 24 1/2″ T x 18″ D
Location: Baltimore, MD
Thoughts: The orange background is reflecting on them in the photo, and that was throwing me at first, but I think in a non-orange, eclectic bedroom these would look cool and not dated.

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Pair of side tables with spooled legs:
antique side tables with spool legs
Asking: $150
Condition: “Very good.”
Dimensions: 15″ W x 15″ D x 27″ T
Location: Fairfax, VA
Thoughts: I’d consider replacing the wood knobs (nothing too crazy though!), but I adore the spooled legs.

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Pair of MCM upholstered benches:
pair of MCM bench stools
Asking: $260
Condition: “Benches in good to very good vintage condition. A few light stains, but they are not too noticeable unless looking closely.”
Dimensions: 23″ W x19″ D x 19″ H
Location: Catonsville, MD
Thoughts: I’m not crazy about the fabric (it looks a little dated to me), and the price is high if you were going to reupholster them, but the shape is great. And the seller is right, these are very versatile.

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CL has some great chandelier options right now. These are all in the less-than-$300 range:

Vintage floral chandelier:
vintage floral chandelier
Asking: $175
Condition: “Wiring was all updated… The paint has a few small chips, but it is really in quite beautiful condition”
Dimensions: 20″ at widest point, 20″ tall without chain; Chain = 17″
Location: Del Ray, Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: These are so pretty in a little girl’s room.

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Visual Comfort antique brass chandelier:
Visual Comfort antique brass chandelier
Asking: $50
Condition: “The finish has been damaged in some places.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: N. Arlington, VA
Thoughts: I like the lines of this. It feels like a good balance of modern and traditional to me.

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Antique blue and white chandelier:
antique blue and white chandelier
Asking: $150
Condition: “Good.”
Dimensions: 24″ tall; 32″ wide
Location: Bethesda, MD
Thoughts: The metal parts look really grungy, but assuming that can be taken care of with some elbow grease, this would be quite pretty.

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Ballard Designs bronze orb chandelier:
Ballard Designs bronze orb chandelier
Asking: $200
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 23.5″ high x 23″ in diameter
Location: Capitol Hill East, DC
Thoughts: Nice sculptural look, especially if you’ve got some industrial elements like that exposed brick wall.

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Mason jar chandelier:
Mason Jar chandlier
Asking: $275
Condition: “Brand new.”
Dimensions: Canopy Dimensions: 14″ x 34″ x 3″; Longest fixture: 33″
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: I have a hard time imagining this in an actual person’s house, but it is lovely.

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DwellStudio area rug:
8x10 Dwell Studio kilim rug
Asking: $250
Condition: “Great condition — no stains or other damage and from a smoke and pet free home.”
Dimensions: 8×10
Location: Vienna, VA
Thoughts: I think this would look great in a clean-lined, neutral space that allowed it to be the star.

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Antique umbrella holder:
antique yellow umbrella holder
Asking: $15
Condition: “Fair.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Centreville, VA
Thoughts: I’m feeling a bit torn about the Revolutionary figures on it, but I really like the shape and the flaked yellow paint.

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Pair of red rattan dining chairs:
Pair of Hampton Red Rattan Dining Chairs
Asking: $175 (unsure whether that’s per chair or for the pair)
Condition: “New.”
Dimensions: 21″ L x 23″ W x 39″ H
Location: Georgetown, DC
Thoughts: Super cute for a mini-dining area in a one-bedroom apartment, or as head-of-table seats in a bigger dining room.

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Currey and Company orange table lamp:
Orange Currey and Company Tobi Designer Table Lamp
Asking: $200
Condition: “Lamp shade does have slight imperfections – they are close to the back seem and NOT noticeable.”
Dimensions: 35″ tall
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: Perfect shape and proportions.

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I’m really on the fence about both of these (and would need to see them in person to be swayed either way), but they piqued my interest. They’re from the same seller.

MCM blue ceramic and brass lamp:
MCM blue and brass lamp
Asking: $65
Condition: “Very, very good condition considering its age.”
Dimensions: 39″T
Location: Chantilly, VA
Thoughts: I wish the shade didn’t look quite so ’70s, but I think this could have potential in the right setting.

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Geometric tortoise shell lamp:
tortoise shell lamp
Asking: $50
Condition: “Good condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Chantilly, VA
Thoughts: Again, I’d have to see this in person–it might be wretched, but there’s enough of a chance that it’s awesome that I’d consider checking it out.

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As the days are getting shorter, you might find yourself wanting some additional lighting sources. Here are a few I like.

MCM floor lamp:
MCM floor lamp
Asking: $145
Condition: “Paper edging has a few small tears…Wood in great condition with less then normally occasional small marks seen on close inspection mostly.”
Dimensions: 60″T
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Not 100% sure about the shade (I’d want to see it in person), but I like the simple shape of the base a lot.

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Retro arc lamp:
retro arc lamp
Asking: $155
Condition: “Perfect”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Adams Morgan, DC
Thoughts: These are a little modern for me, but I certainly understand the appeal of creating overhead light where there is none.

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Pair of Pottery Barn arc sconces:
pair of pottery barn adjustable arc sconces
Asking: $100 (for the pair)
Condition: “Good”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Reston, VA
Thoughts: I like these.

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Mercury glass ball lamp:
mercury glass ball lamp
Asking: $75
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Pretty. Would look especially nice at Christmas time, if you’re the type to redecorate for the holidays.

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Coral-filled ginger jar lamp:
Chinoiserie Coral-Filled Lamp
Asking: $150 (shade not included, unfortunately)
Condition: “Great”
Dimensions: 32″ to the top of the finial; jar is approximately 10″ in diameter
Location: Arlington, VA
Thoughts: I’m drawn to this despite its popcorny look in the photo. The coral filial (see it up there, camouflaged by the painting?) really does it for me.

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Blue and white is such a classic combination–and so versatile. It can be traditional, country, preppy, modern, pretty much anything you like. Here are a handful of blue and white items that show the color combo’s range:

Ceramic lamp:
blue and white lamp
Asking: $25 $20
Condition: “Good”
Dimensions: Ceramic base: 17″ tall; with shade: 30″
Location: Potomac, MD
Thoughts: Classic. Pretty. Affordable.

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Side chair:
blue and white side chair
Asking: $250
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Thoughts: Sweet without being saccharine.

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Set of 9 ceramic balls:
blue and white ceramic balls
Asking: $35
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: 5-6″
Location: Fair Oaks, VA
Thoughts: Am I the only one who’s been bought to baskets/vessels that look ridiculous once you get them home and display them empty? This would be a quick (and attractive) way to remedy that. Way better than the bag of potpourri balls you were considering.

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Chippendale sofa:
blue and white chippendale sofa
Asking: $225 $200
Condition: “Good” … “Shows some slight wear but still looks great”
Dimensions: 7′ long
Location: Springfield, VA
Thoughts: This is such a lucky find for the right space.

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Pair of Pottery Barn striped curtains:
blue and white striped curtains
Asking: $40
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: “Not certain” … “Most likely the standard 44″ x 84″ size”
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: Perfectly preppy.

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Porcelain tea set:
blue and white porcelain tea set
Asking: $45 (includes tea pot, creamer, sugar bowl) price raised to $75
Condition: “Perfect … with no chips, cracks or wear”
Dimensions: Teapot: 7.5″ tall, 10.5″ wide, 4.5″ deep;  Sugar bowl and cream pitcher: 4″ tall, 5″ wide, 2″ deep
Location: NW DC
Thoughts: Yes please, with a spot of cream and two sugars!

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Set of 6 parsons chairs with slipcovers:
blue and white checked dining chairs
Asking: $190 (~$32/piece, which includes the chair and the slipcover–not too shabby!)
Condition: “Amazing”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Manassas, VA
Thoughts: For the country mouse in each of us.

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Vintage Japanese porcelain basket/bowl:
blue and white vintage Japanese porcelain basket
blue and white vintage Japanese porcelain basket side view
Asking: $45
Condition: “Flawless: no chips, cracks, or scratches”
Dimensions: 9″ circumference
Location: Springfield, VA
Thoughts: Lovely. Really lovely.

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Ticking stripe fabric:
navy and white ticking stripe fabric
Asking: $5/yard
Condition: “Never been used and in good condition”
Dimensions: 13+ yards available
Location: Reston, VA
Thoughts: Whatever DIY project you’re planning cannot go wrong with this fabric.

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Tell me–what’s your favorite color combo?

Yesterday I did some house hunting with a friend, and the one room that seemed to be the main topic of conversation in each house we visited was the kitchen.  A beautiful, well-designed kitchen can make a sale. Understandably, since the kitchen is often the heart of a home.

The kitchens below are beautifully designed, and you can bet that if the homes they’re within were for sale, they’d be off the market instantly.

nautical pendants inspiration1
nautical pendant lights inspiration2
nautical pendant lights inspiration3
You can recreate this look with fresh white cabinets, a simple/understated backsplash, an island with a light-colored marble top, cool stools, and classic pendant lights. Lucky for you, at least that last element won’t be much of a challenge….

Pair of brass nautical pendant lights:
brass nautical pendant lights
Asking: $275 for the pair
Condition: “In very good condition”
Dimensions: 44″ long, 10″ wide
Location: Glen Echo, MD
Thoughts: These were originally $575 each (good lighting is expensive!), so you’re getting a hell of a deal.

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You know those periods where it seems like everyone is pregnant/having babies? I’m going through one of those. Thanks to my FB feed, baby showers, and pregnant woman everywhere I look in DC, I’ve got babies on the brain, so I decided to check out some nursery items.  (I am absolutely not pregnant myself though. Just wanted to be clear.) Here are some of my favorites…

First, there’re not one but two daisy chandeliers available.

Land of Nod daisy chandelier:
Land of Nod daisy chandelier
Asking: $90 Reduced to $80
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: College Park, MD
Thoughts: Such a happy piece, and it looks like it’s in like-new condition to me.

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Vintage daisy chandelier:
vintage daisy chandelier
Asking: $45 Reduced to $35
Condition: ”From the early ’70’s … bouquet of metal sunflowers [sic] flowers and leaves, not one broken off … still has the ceiling crown as well”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Capitol Hill / Stanton Park, DC
Thoughts: This one looks a bit grungier, but I bet a little elbow grease would take care of that.

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Set of Fairies in the Garden alphabet cards:
fairies in the garden alphabet cards
Asking: $10
Condition: ”Printed on heavy card stock”
Dimensions: 8″ x 10″
Location: Ashburn, VA
Thoughts: I really like alphabet art for a nursery, and these illustrations are lovely. (Amazon has them for $25, so this is a good price.)

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Maclaren coral bedding set:
Maclaren Sea Coral Bedding set
Asking: $50 (Set includes 1 reversible bumper, 1 crib skirt and a reusable draw string duffle bag)
Condition: ”Excellent condition”
Dimensions: Fits a a standard size crib mattress
Location: Vienna, VA
Thoughts: This doesn’t really go with the garden-theme that seems to be developing here, but I like the design nonetheless. I do want to point out that they say the set retails for $300 (yikes!), but the site they direct you to also includes two fitted sheets, which seem to be missing here.

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Vintage green swivel rocker:
vintage green swivel rocker
Asking: $75 
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Chantilly, VA
Thoughts: I prefer the design of this to pretty much every nursery-specific glider/rocker I’ve seen. But will it be as effective at rocking a baby to sleep? I have no idea.

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Bonus: The best part of exploring the baby/kids listings is the Halloween costumes, of which there are many! Is there anything cuter than a costumed baby?

Newborn-6mo peapod costume ($15)  [No longer available]
baby peapod costume

2-3T shark costume with matching candy bag ($30) [No longer available]
2-3T shark costume

Newborn-9mo banana costume ($9):
infant banana costume

12-18mo penguin costume ($20 $15) [No longer available]
children's place penguin costume

So cute. Seriously, parents, how do you restrain yourself from dressing your babies in costumes every day of the year???

Hot air balloon chandelier:
hot air balloon chandelier
Asking: $230 
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: AU Park, Upper NW DC
Thoughts: Instant whimsy–love. I’m not a big fan of wrought iron, so I’d probably paint it a glossy white, black, metallic or a bright color, depending on where it was going. Or, if you preferred (and had more patience), you could go this route.

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