Flea Market Friday

May 26, 2013

I had to do a speed flea this month since the kids were out half day for the end of the school year. I finally got together with the talented Ben Corda, who moved up this way last year, and showed him my favorite vendors at the Nashville Flea Market. Next time we hope he has room in his car!

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

 

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

 

This lady was hanging out with her live rooster, you know, as you do….

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

I did get one thing….

All-Steel Sling Chair: Nashville Flea Market Modfrugal

The orange pleather is torn in the back, but will be a great project since the chrome was in such nice shape. It’s an All-Steel chair that has a Hannah/Morrison for Knoll vibe I like.

Happy holiday weekend everyone!!

Warner Parks App

May 21, 2013

Have you have found yourself biking along the paths in the Warner Parks, paper map in hand, thinking you are all prepared and stuff, only to come to an unmarked fork in the road, and you can’t tell where on the map you actually are? And taking the wrong turn, thus leading you to the opposite end of the park from your car…me neither. Did you happen to have your children along to curse your very existence as they huff and puff up the hills…on Mother’s Day? Yeah, I don’t know ANYTHING about that. If such a calamity were to befall some chump like that, there is hope.

Warner Parks App

This may be old news to everyone but me – I don’t know how I missed the release of this app a few months ago, but I have it now and used it today…so far so good!

It’s interactive, so when you get to that fork in the road, you can see where in the park you are and save yourself the humiliation and tortuous work of having to re-climb Luke Lea Heights….or the shame in allowing your gracious husband to bike all the way back up Page Road and Chickering to get the car so your children don’t file legal separation papers…not that I know anything about that either.

There’s also Flora, Fauna, Geology and Ecology as well as a photo gallery posted by Facebook followers, events, you name it. The only weird thing is that the name of the app is Natural Areas, which is a little misleading, but if you search for Warner Parks in the App store, it will still come up.

 

Warner Parks App

Happy Trails Nashvillians!

Turkeys

May 16, 2013

Longtime readers know that turkey encounters are fairly common in my neighborhood, but I was treated to something special this week. Their mating ritual normally stops when we appear, but they were really frisky that day, because I was 30 feet away from them with my camera, and they seemed ambivalent. If only I’d had time to grab my zoom lens.

They strutted and stomped, she lay and retreated, and the dance continued, while I watched like I was Marlin Perkins of the neighborhood. Thing One was able to enjoy some of it with me since we were headed to his bus stop when we encountered this scene in the middle of the road. They made me think of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles…..the dominant tom with his backups had a very Motown performance vibe to it.

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

Modfrugal/Wild Turkeys in Love

 

 

Switcheroos

May 6, 2013

While we haven’t been making any more progress in the pantry, I decided to rearrange furniture and art everywhere. At least that is something that can be done and finished, until I do it again.

For those who participated in the Moon vs. Mushroom lamp vote on Instagram/FB..the Moon won in the end, simply because I liked the Mushroom in the dining room. I need to reshoot all these rooms in their entirety, but it has been so dark out for so long, I got tired of waiting. When the light returns…better photos will emerge.

Modfrugal dining room

 

modfrugal living room

modfrugal living room

 

modfrugal living room

 

modfrugal living room

 

And a major art rearrange in this corner…not loving it, but am rolling with it for now.

modfrugal living room

modfrugal living room

The entry feels more open without the deco buffet….

modfrugal entry

 

modfrugal entry

 

I have some fun things I hope I can share with you soon, but I can’t yet…in the meantime we are scrambling to make these things happen…cryptic, I know, but it hopefully explains our lack of progress on other fronts.

I have thrown up a few of these updated pics on the house tour since I realized they were pretty old, but when I re-shoot in good flat light, I’ll swap them out since these really are terrible. Please let the wet darkness end……

Flea Market Friday

April 27, 2013

It was a great flea…one of the biggest of the year. Hopefully, it will clear up so I can go back Sunday!

modfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

odfrugal nashville flea market

Nice Homecrest collection here…..but….

I did get one thing…well actually 2, you know I have a weakness for pairs.

modfrugal nashville flea market

A pair of vintage butterflies. They crave my love.  I need to get the ones I already have powder coated, so I’ll throw these into the mix. We have gotten to the point where we almost exclusively sit in the butterflies when hanging out on the deck. I’m starting to consider selling some of my Homecrest since it requires cushions, and with no covered porches, it’s just a hassle.  Especially given the increasingly rainy Nashville climate.

There has been zero movement in the pantry situation, but I have managed to rearrange half the house again, so I now need to re-shoot pretty much everything.

Have a great weekend!

 

Pantry Update: Roadblock

April 8, 2013

Wellllll, I was hoping to have a finished space to show you by now, but we are a bit hung up. Things were going SO well, ahead of schedule, we were killing it! Now? Notsomuch.

Ah, such fools we are. I would think we’d have become bitter and jaded after the number of snags and bumps we have hit over the years of renovating together, but we get this blinding surge of optimism and excitement that a new project inevitably brings….such that makes the memory of all previous disappointments somehow fade away into the land of the forgotten. Deep down, we KNOW there will be a problem, but it doesn’t deter our giddy renovation fueled endorphin rush.

The latest version of said rush was in full swing last weekend when I posted our progress on Instagram…

pantry progress

Cabinets up, with some cardboard thrown on for countertops to hold a few light tools. SO CLOSE. We need the matching quartz counter, some filler strips and a backsplash. Easy, right?

WRONG. Both the quartz (Silestone Blanco Maple) and the backsplash, Porcelanosa Stick Wenge have been discontinued. We thought we had enough tiles left for the backsplash, but we don’t.

This is what you get for procrastinating 4 years to finish your kitchen. We are now searching ebay and stone dealers for offcuts and leftovers. When we demoed the original kitchen, we saved the white Corian countertop to use down in the workshop. For the moment, that will be our counter, so thankfully, we are able to use this space while we search,  but our completion date is now in limbo.

kitchen temporary counter

The Corian and the cabinets are very different tones of white, so it can’t stay, but we need to formulate a plan B in case we can’t find our matches. Dark stained butcher block is emerging as a logical second material, but we’ll see. Learn from us people, and don’t procrastinate if you plan to match materials, because even the safest, most popular style can disappear on you while you blink.

We’ve had house guests for the past week, continuing through this week, so we are grateful just to have it functioning and the messy chaos gone. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more!

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