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I am so excited about featuring Mapleton Drive today, that I can’t even wait to show you these creative and beautiful pieces!  Go ahead!  Take a look and get excited, too!

Orange Lacquered Box – Mapleton Drive

 

Black Lacquer Box – Mapleton Drive

 

Office Supply Container – Mapleton Drive

 

White Lacquer Round Box – Mapleton Drive

 

Crystal Druzy Lucite Napkin Rings – Mapleton Drive

 

Set of 2 White Lacquer Stacking Boxes – Mapleton Drive

 

Lucite Box with Crystal Cluster – Mapleton Drive

 

Pink Lacquer Box — Mapleton Drive

 

Lucite Jewelry Box — Mapleton Drive

 

Kelly Wheat is the woman with the vision behind Mapleton Drive.  With a background in the talent business and penchant for devouring fashion magazines, Kelly started creating her own jewelry pieces.  That’s right – jewelry!  Kelly’s decorative boxes are what brought me to Mapleton Drive, but then I realized that her awesome sense of style extends into beautiful necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and even hair accessories!

Black Tassel Necklace – Mapleton Drive

 

Crystal Quartz Cluster – Mapleton Drive

 

Long Green Malachite Earrings – Mapleton Drive

 

Huge Blue Geode Slice Necklace – Mapleton Drive

 

Mala Inspired Bracelet – Mapleton Drive

 

Green Adventurine Tear Drop Pendant – Mapleton Drive

 

Black Onyx Horn Earrings – Mapleton Drive

 

Turquoise Rock Necklace – Mapleton Drive

 

Big Pearl Hair Accessory – Mapleton Drive

 

Faceted Jade Rectangle Necklace – Mapleton Drive

 

Long Hot Pink Feather Earrings – Mapleton Drive

 

Isn’t everything amazing?  I love Kelly’s use of natural elements juxtaposed with bright colors.  So feminine, yet edgy.

I asked Kelly a few questions, and here’s what she had to say:

Pursuing Vintage: How did you get started creating such beautiful things?

Kelly Wheat: I started a year ago with my Etsy site, selling jewelry. Pushed by family and friends…. almost a dare really.

Pursuing Vintage: How did you bridge that into decor?

Kelly Wheat: I am addicted to fashion mags and have spent thousands of hours (and probably dollars) to reach the following conclusion: fashion, jewelry and home decor are all interconnected. Home decor trends start on the runway. It shares or even steals ideas, textures and fabrics from the fashion world. Here is an example. One day I just followed my creative fashion sense with a goal of creating something functional and cool to hide those ugly remote controls piled upon my coffee table. My solution: a decorative lacquer box with a natural flair. Bye Bye clickers!

Pursuing Vintage:  What a great solution!  So, I have to ask – why geodes?

Kelly Wheat: I love all elements of nature. Rocks and shells fascinate me by their beauty… I love them!

Here is Kelly’s remote box.  Stunning!

The Remote Box – Mapleton Drive

 

Are you smitten with Kelly and Mapleton Drive?  I know I am!  I think I’ll be hinting to my husband that he can start Christmas shopping for me here (Honey, that’s your hint– just click on any photo above and order it for me!).

Be sure to follow Kelly on Pinterest (obviously she has great taste! I can’t wait to see her pins!).  You can also follow Mapleton Drive on Facebook.

Now run on over to Mapleton Drive on Etsy and see all of the great jewelry and decor!

~Kristen

 

I have a stunning piece to share with you today.

Lucite Glass Coffee Table Vintage 1

This baby is thick.  Thick glass (3/4″) and thick lucite bases (1.5″).  The glass top measures 66″ long and 28 1/4″ wide.  The bases are 15 5/8″ tall.  Let’s look at it some more!  I love it!

Lucite Base Glass Coffee Table Vintage

Lucite Glass Coffee Table Vintage

Lucite Coffee Table Bases

The glass has normal surface wear for its age.  Overall it is in great condition.  The lucite bases do have a few chips in them.  There are a total of four bases, and three of the bases have a small chip (nothing that takes away from the “wow” of this table).

One of the cool features of this table is that the base is comprised of four separate pieces that can be configured any way you choose.  Each base is a “V” with one longer side (kind of like half of a “W”!).

This table is substantial, and really is beautiful.  I’ve staged it in my own living room, and even my husband said “Wow! That looks great!”  (Ha ha… I have him paying attention to coffee tables now!  Does that mean I have to start paying attention to football??!).

Shall we look at some other lucite and glass coffee tables?

Wisteria

The square shape of this one is neat – and lovely paired with the natural fiber rug.

Pinterest

This one is glammed-up with the brass accents.

via Courtney Price

So pretty with the neutrals.

via millieandcorina

Pinterest

Fun geometry on these two – similar to my find.

via La Dolce Vita

Interesting way to store your “poufs”.

One Kings Lane

Terrific shape.

via cmullinsinteriors

I love how this table is mixed with the furniture – some very traditional pieces and then an unexpected table!

I think the lesson here is that lucite and glass can go with any decor!  I personally love a clear coffee table.  My glass waterfall table is perfect in my space – it really opens up a room.  And, I love how you can see a rug under the table.

Lucite Base Glass Coffee Table Vintage

This beauty is available in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.  Close up photos and more detail available upon request.

Have a wonderful weekend!  I hope its relaxing and productive at the same time – that’s what I’m personally hoping for!

~Kristen

 

 

I’m really drawn to The Pace Collection glass tables with gold/brass accents.  They really are simple, but elegant.  Glamorous.  Not overstated.

This Pace Collection dining table is no different.

Pace Rectangle Dining Table

Pace Rectangle Table Base

The table is 78″L x 40″W.  It has 3/4″ beveled edge glass, with rounded corners.  The table is 28″H.  It is in overall very good condition, with some expected minor wear to the gold/brass detail.

This table would be a show stopper in any home.  Glass tables in general can open up small spaces.  They can add sophistication and a little bit of modernity, but in a classic way (does that make sense?!).

Here is some inspiration for designing with a glass dining table:

twine interiors

I love the bench with the table and (WOW!) those chairs!

Cuckoo 4 Design

The natural fiber chairs paired with this glass table really works for me.  It tones down a table that could go super-glam.

minimalisti

This room has “edge” with the black and white details and translucent chairs.

decoist

The mixture of materials in this room makes it interesting.  Wood, different metals, the rug, and brick wall.  It works!

 

glitter and pearls

I love the bold rug under this table – what better way to really appreciate the floor decor than a see-through table!

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A little Chinoiserie?

Other than in a dining room, this table could be used as a conference table.  I just want to say, what a perfect way to make sure nobody is texting under the table!

Houzz

 

How would you design around this table?  I think for my house the natural fiber chairs would work best.  But I think I’d also put a bold rug under it.  What do you think works for your home?

If you want to bring this table home, details are in the Pursuing Vintage Shop.

~Kristen