Repro ThursdayI’ve always loved the simple white of hobnail milk glass.  The pieces are so innocent and charming.

Hobnail Milk Glass Collection

via The Family Chapters


I was skimming through my latest Grandin Road catalog and fell in love with these extra-large “Hobnob Collection Planters“.

The pieces are part of a collection designed by David Bromstad of HGTV fame.

The pieces are made of resin, and each is on a pedestal with a lid.  The tallest sits at 46″ high.  (For reference, that is taller than my five year old son!).


Grandin Road Hobnob Collection Planters


If I had a large pool-side patio, these planters would find their way to my house.

Alas, I’ll have to settle for smaller hobnail.

Hobnail Milk Glass Canister : Pursuing Vintage


I came across funky vintage children’s reference books recently – I was drawn to their colorful spines.

How and Why Library / Vintage Books /

They were published in 1953.  A flip through one of these books is like taking a ride in a time machine.

Vintage Children's Books /

Vintage Children's Books /

This set of books got me thinking about creative ways to store and display books in a child’s room.   Here are some of my favorite ideas:


An old library cart tugs at my heart – I’ve always loved libraries!

library cart

via allendesigns


How charming is this little red wagon?!  I’m sure my boys wouldn’t be tempted to pull the wagon around the house……

wagon as bookshelf / Creative Book Storage / Pursuing Vintage

via Ivy Clad


Though this example isn’t from a kid’s room, I just LOVE this idea, and think it would be perfect for a vintage-inspired room.

lockers as bookshelf / Creative Book Storage / Pursuing Vintage

via Life Made Lovely


I think any of these storage/display options would look cute with colorful books and vintage accessories.  I’m now on the lookout for a vintage library cart or vintage lockers for Baby Boy’s room.  (One of these days it will get that makeover I’ve been dreaming of!).

The set of colorful vintage children’s books is available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop!




It is a room like this that makes me know that interior design is an art.  I mean, look at this space!  The creativity behind it.  The guts to take a chance and group vintage female portraits with Louis XVI style chairs and classic silver candelabra.  I would not, could not have thought of that.

Designed by Jonathan Adler – via Elle Decor


I would not have chosen those chairs with that (amazing) Milo Baughman table.  I would not have grouped those candelabra of varying styles (the silver, the birds, the cherubs).  I would not have chosen that chartreuse velvet to upholster the chairs.

I love how this room just works.  That is the art behind it.  It is subjective, of course, like all art.  I think it works.  You might not.  You might think this is the most hideous room you’ve ever seen!

So?  Do you?  Do you think it works?  Or do you think it’s horrible?

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