'Day 2' of blogger home sneak peeks brings us the lovely Christina of Down and Out Chic! If you already know Christina, then you've probably caught on that this girl seems to do it all without ever missing a beat. Besides working a full-time job and maintaining her uber popular blog, she also runs her own Etsy Shop! And just like the beautiful handmade jewelry she creates, Christina is always stylish and truly one of a kind! I'm so thrilled to be sharing a peek inside her home with you today! Thanks, Christina!
Hi, this is Christina from Down and Out Chic and I'm thrilled to be guest posting today on such an inspirational design blog. If we haven't met before- it's good to meet you! If we have met, then you might have realized that a sneak peek into the home B and I inhabit is a pretty rare thing. I've decided that rather than taking you through a typical house tour, I'd show you little pieces of some of my very favorite "moments" in the house. B and I rent a very old home in Athens so we've had to be both restrained and creative in making our space OURS.
Many of the object in our home are vintage pieces, hand me downs, upcycled thrift finds, or something we've actually created. I love that when I look around our space, our home tells a quite story of creativity and resourcefulness. This ceramic bullhead was found in an antique shop and we both immediately agreed it had to be ours. It was one of the first items we bought together for the house. It currently hangs over our bed.
I came home this past weekend to find a origami crane mobile that B has just finished. It's his first mobile and I think it's wonderful. The painting you see behind it belong to our talented friend, Nash Hogan. We've offered to "store" his painting in our home for free, which means FREE art for us!
If there's one thing that B and I have TOO much of, it's books. They're everywhere! This is a shot of a portion of the mantle in our bedroom. There's an old self portrait of myself and sitting around the gifaffe's neck is a sign that simply states, "happiness." It's a good reminder that, to me, that happiness is something I choose, everyday.
B has recently been working on a series of watercolor fish. These two are some of the newest pieces. I can't wait to eventually have a whole school of fish gracing a wall!
I kind of have a thing for fake animal heads (in case you can't tell from the previous photo). This antique door knocker is the prettiest shade of blush pink and it's currently sitting on our kitchen door.
I'm a firm believer that every woman needs some sort of designated spot or vanity to get ready in the morning. Some place that's just yours. Mine consists of a vintage sewing table and a vintage folding chair.
Finally, since I'm talking about some of my favorite things, I can't neglect my little collection of necklaces. Some of these pieces were once my mom's, some of them are vintage and some are handmade. Either way, I only wear jewlery that tells a story...
I hope you enjoyed a mini peek into my home! Thank you Crystal for having me!