family, life, shopping

kitchen kitsch

After about a month of very busy weekends — owing to Sissy’s bachelorette party/bridal shower weekend and the Cleveland International Film Festival — I was so looking forward to a nice, quiet couple of days. Friday I fit in a run and Saturday was dinner with my family. And, of course, yoga that morning. Being my first class in four weeks, holy hell did it kick my ass but in that really good kind of way where your tight muscles get a much needed stretching. I also found out that my yoga instructor’s mom reads my blog, which I find utterly delightful (hi, Jessica’s mom!).

By the time Sunday rolled around, the weather was gorgeous and I’d had enough laziness to want to get out of the apartment for a few hours. So I decided to take advantage of Cleveland’s wonderful collection of vintage shops by hitting up Sweet Lorain and Flower Child for some perusing.

Aren’t these fabulous?! I’m slowly trying to give my kitchen a slightly more mod look. I’ve had the same Paris themed dish set, including canisters and cookie jar, for years. Like, I’ve owned them far longer than I’ve actually been using them. And while I love them and they are still in excellent condition, it feels like time for an upgrade and these bright red canisters were the perfect starting point.

I also decided my dining room needs this sideboard. It has a matching dry sink/baker’s rack there on the left. I already scoped out the perfect place in my apartment, too bad both pieces are way outside my budget. (Of course, I do have that tax refund on the way…..)

And, being someone who always looks out for her friends, I made sure to let Mama Marchand know when I stumbled upon Pyrex central.

I can only imagine the look on the store owner’s face when he came around the corner and saw me kneeling on the floor, snapping pictures. Luckily, instead of thinking I was a complete weirdo, he and I actually had a rather lovely conversation about the lady who is apparently the president of the local Pyrex club or something.

Both shops had some pretty fabulous excellent condition dish sets available that left me more than a little tempted (like I spotted pieces in this adorable Temporama pattern at both shops and I am utterly in love with this Franciscan Starburst pattern that I also saw). I mean, if you’re gonna mod out your kitchen might as well have the original dishes to match, right?

How was your weekend? Found any of your own vintage treasures recently? Also, if you don’t already follow me on Instagram, be sure to start! 

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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