December 6, 2010

Amanda Shares Her Favorite Things

Let's start off this week with another favorite things feature.  Amanda of Recycled Consign & Design is one savvy lady.  She brings new life to old furniture in such a current yet befitting approach that it's no wonder her shop is such a success.  Her blog is full of style and tasteful DIY projects that it makes even the most non-creative (IE, me) want to give it a go.  Oh, and she's sweet and insanely adorable too!!  I know, I know, enough gushing- get to the good stuff...  With that, I'll hand it on over.


I was thrilled when Chassity asked me to share my favorite things with all of you. I met Chassity back in NY at the Nate Show and totally feel in love, she is such a doll and has great style to boot :) So I thought I would share my 5 favorite things, but found that I couldn't get it down past 7....bare with me, I hope you will love them as much as me!
1. I recently bought this Jonathan Adler Druggist jar off of guilt and I am so in love! I saw it while in his store in San Fransisco and could barley walk away. It makes me laugh with it's funny humor, on one side it says Love and on the other Hate. He is brilliant!
2. My collection of random vintage pieces in my entry would have to make the list! There are so many things that have fun memories of trips with friends and family gathered over years. My sister, Mom and I love to go to vintage shops or flea markets so these are some favorites.
3. Late 1920's game table. We love to play games with our friends (not that we play on this) so I was extra giddy when I came across this piece at the local goodwill. I had to watch it for a few days because they wanted too much but in the end I scored it for $65.00...yippee! It makes the perfect side table, don't you think?
4. The wallpaper in my master bedroom always makes my happy. Its called Sophia in charcoal from Graham and Brown.
5. I LOVE this too...my bamboo wall flats from Inhabit. They are totally green (or red in my case) and come in tons of different patterns!
6. Magazines & Blogs...I truly cannot live with out these! The joy I feel opening the mail box to see the cover of Elle Decor or Cosmo can't be describe. And when the Internet is down, and I can't look at all my favorite Blogs I am devastated. Pathetic, I know! I am loving all the great new online mags out there...but holding a crisp thick copy in your hand cannot be replaced :)
7. My store...I opened {RE}Cycled consign and design about a year ago and feel so blessed to get to do what I LOVE! I never thought owning my own shop would happen but it did and it has been such a success! My husband Mike was the person that pushed me the most to do this and if it wasn't for the support and help he provides with the family I don't think it would have been possible, XOXO! I couldn't find the pictures of the store I was looking for but I just got these head shots done in the shop so they will have to do...Thanks Chassity for all the Fun! Hope you enjoyed!
Cheers,
A. 

Thanks so much to Amanda for sharing her favorite things in her home!  What lovely images, I adore the Adler jarsl!!  Head on over to Recycled Consign & Design to see the latest project Amanda tackled over the weekend.

11 comments:

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

the bamboo wall flats are amazing! I also love to hold a magazine in my hand.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Amanda is the sweetest and I loved her list- the JA jars are fabulous and I love her bedroom wallpaper. And of course, her store is totally fabulous!!! Hugs to you both! xo

Willow Decor said...

So excited to find about about Amanda! Such great things - I also love the jars. Great finding you and your blog - off to read some of your other posts!
xx-Gina

SoMo Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by SoMo on our birthday! Your blog is gorgeous! I'm an art director so I love to find myself some eye candy :) I'm a new follower!
Stephanie

traci zeller designs said...

Oh, I adore Amanda! She is just the cutest, nicest girl ever!! I am loving everything, but especially that Graham and Brown wallpaper!!

Lovin That! said...

So much great stuff! I love seeing something old reinvented. Thanks for the great post!

amber@imagine.create.play said...

Great post yet again! This series was such a great idea Chassity. I love everything about Amanda's store and ideas and to get a closer look into her house was wonderful! Love the vintage collection of items...

Marianne - Style For Living said...

The wallpaper in the bedroom is fabulous! Thanks for the introduction to Amanda. Going to check out her blog now.

Natalie said...

Great post! Going to check out Amanda's site now! I am lusting over that wallpaper and jonathan adler jars!

Amanda said...

Thanks for all the fun Chassity :) Your post was amazing!

things that sparkle said...

Love your favorite things posts! i did something similar today with The Now girls. So much fun to share other bloggers' homes! Thanks for this little peak