Pretty Find

I'm loving this circa 1950 Chinoiserie ginger jar I found recently.  We've been busy photographing our finds for the new Pure Syle Home store and I'm bittersweet as usual about it.  {It's really pathetic...  Although I'm so excited that the store is about to open, I'm also strangely attached to the items we're selling.} 


I know it's weird & I'm sure I'll get over it soon enough, but I definitely love me some "stuff."  How about you??
Have a beautiful weekend & enjoy the weather!!


xoxo, Lauren

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21 comments:

Linda in AZ * said...

* Couldn't agree with you more re "beloved STUFF", Lauren, even if I DO prefer a more "streamlined/AKA uncluttered" look!!! (This, from a woman whose 4 car garage is COMPLETEDLY lined w/ custom built-ins to hold her "extra STUFF" that she MIGHT need/want to use, etc, PLUS has the largest rental garage one can rent that is PACKED to the point of "DANGER IF/WHEN YOU OPEN THAT GARAGE DOOR"!!!)...

One thing I lovvvvved about having a second house was I felt soooo "free" and "unencumbered, & so did Jim!!! I kept it simple there ... simple and lovely and free of, if I may say, "pretty crappola"!!! (He was SOOO RIGHT, tho... THOSE garages didn't LAST LONG being empty!!!~~~ I believe we gals just need to be able to "change things around" when the mood strikes or season warrants, don't you???)...

Looking forward to your "big day", tho... (one NEVER knows what she might "need" until she SEES it!!! GRINS!!!)... DOOOO take it easy, tho, & make sure you get your proper "resting up"!!!

Warm hugs,
Linda in AZ *
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Living It At Home said...

That is a beautiful jar! I have always wanted a cute little shop to decorate and sell my favorite things. However, I think I would have a hard time selling my favorite things! I might be so excited to have my own shop that I might not care if I sold something that I loved. Maybe the feeling of being shop owner would overide my love for "stuff". Good luck again! You are very brave and have come very far in such a short time since I found your blog and started following you! Next time I am in MD, I am going to find my way to your store! xxjamilyn

pve design said...

I love the colors! I am trying to let go of some old stuff to bring in some new stuff!!
Happy weekend.
pve

pve design said...

I love the colors! I am trying to let go of some old stuff to bring in some new stuff!!
Happy weekend.
pve

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Hi Lauren. I think I missed something along the way -- will yours be an online shop or an actual location? I'm hoping for online :) I read the "snobbery" post with great interest, too. I thought it interesting about budgets, and ironic that I did an entire post the other day on the subject. I really do think that some clients fear us (the industry) as much as they need us, and that's a bummer. I'd love for you to check it out if you get the chance.

Mary said...

I can see why you love it. It's beautiful!
I can relate to you not wanting to sell it and keep it for yourself.
I've bought items to give as gifts and loved them so much I ended up keeping them for myself. So then I have to go out and buy something else for my recipient. This can get expensive.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

That jar would look prefect in your living room! Why don't you keep a few things that you really love for your home...and then switch them out to the store for sale when you are ready for a change? Have a great weekend!! Angie xo

Courtney said...

I must have missed something too. Are you opening a shop?? How exciting, if so!

Kay* said...

i know exactly how you feel! funny, i just blogged a very similar post :)

i'm moving to india for a year in a few months and i'm in the midst of packing up all my stuff and putting it into storage....but i can't stop going thrifting and finding 'stuff' that i wish i could keep! so i'm in the process of opening up an etsy shop! i photographed some of it and it was soo tough picking what to include - i want to keep it all!

i look forward to your shop opening :)

shoppingaholic said...

How hard it is!! I save a piece of my cloth like it's the whole afv dress...:(

Lisa-pie said...

Hi Lauren! As soon as I started selling the "stuff", I got over the attachment - the excitement of selling is addictive! (Lisa at Lucketts)

Pemberley said...

Love it. Can't wait to see the store!

Acquired Objects said...

I own an antique textile business and make a lot of pillows out of fragments. So I have a lot of “me” invested in my items for sell and I get personally attached to them. I also only buy what I love, which is what you’re supposed to do, so I get separation anxiety….lol. But trust me once that purchase order comes in and you’ve sent something off you get excited about the next find/treasure around the corner. You’re acting like a normal “mother hen” about your items, it’s normal. I can’t wait to see your shop!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Debra,

Gretchen O. said...

I love me some "stuff" too! And I get attached to the stuff, because I remember the feeling that I had when I found it. I think it is because you are buying things that speak to you...you know in your heart it will work in other people's decor, but YOU were the one to "Find" it! But you will be passing that feeling on when it pops up in your store...Can't wait to see all of the finds! --Gretchen O.

Lauren said...

Thanks for not making me feel like I'm crazy- ha!!

For those who asked, yes, we're opening an online store (Pure Style Home) in the next couple of weeks. so excited!!!

xoxo,
lauren

Laura Trevey said...

I know what you mean Lauren! I am that way about my art.... I want to sell my paintings, but I am sad when they go... I get very attached!!

Good luck with your shop ~~
xoxo Laura

nkp said...

Honey, "stuff" is my middle name.

I can't wait to see your stuff! Have a wonderful weekend!

katiedid said...

Yes....that one would be very hard to part with. It goes really well with the colors in your living room too! Especially your Fall updates. I can hardly wait for the shop!!! I will be the one at the door saying "open, open, open."

Heather Ritchie said...

That's so good to hear that someone else has a hard time parting with some things too. I've thought about opening a store myself but my thought has always been "but I'll never find a piece like that again, and if it sells then all that looking was done for nothing!" I think it's because I want the payoff to be shown in my own home. Good luck, I cannot wait to see what your store will be like, I am such a fan of your blog!

.heather.

La Petite Gallery said...

Lauren, Very strange colors for a Ginger jar. I have never seen one like that.

yvonne

UrbanCottageDecor.blogspot.com said...

A store? Wow! How exciting...my dream too. I currently am a dealer in an antiques store and when I find something "special" as my hubby calls it, it usually ends up in our house for a few months until it goes to the "store". I totally get what you're talking about. Where is your store?