4/30/13

currently coveting: north carolina anything

North Carolina emblems and icons have a special, special place in my heart (maybe more now than ever before... oh hey, Texas).  

Gigi and I both pay homage to the Old North State all over our houses, with vintage handkerchiefs, artwork, and chalkboard posts... so when we picked up these Dogwood Bookends, I had to give myself a major pep talk before I worked up the courage to part with them on Splash of Lime.  

Take a look... 
Dogwood Bookends... $25
Perfection.
E-mail us with your offers... single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  

4/29/13

big changes.

So.  I've been working on this post for a little more than a month.  In that time, I went back and forth, praying about when to share.  Mostly I prayed for my sweet, sweet Gigi.  See, Gigi and I have never ... minus trips and a quick summer abroad...  been separated by more than two and a half hours.  So my whole, "I'm moving to Austin, Texas.  For two years.  For graduate school." is kind of a big deal.  

We like being close.  I love that I can drive home to Mount Airy for the weekend (and that my sweet Daddy will greet me with snacks and a margarita).  I love that I can meet Gigi and Daddy halfway when we just need to see each other.  I love knowing that when my Tar Heels play at home in the Fall, Gigi and Daddy will be in town for the whole weekend.  I love knowing that when Daddy is working close by, he's stopping here for happy hour and an overnight.  And I love that Gigi can (and often does) drive to Raleigh on a whim.  

Not only do we all love being close, but we also really, really love Splash of Lime.  In sharing grad school news with people we love, friends and family inevitably ask, "But what about Splash of Lime?"  Rest assured.  We won't stop blogging.  Though I may not post everyday, I will promise you two to three posts each week, including a Tag Sale on Friday.  ANNNDDDD... Gigi will continue to make trips to Raleigh for all you readers in the Triangle.   

But... here's our next big change/huge prayer answered.  Gigi and I opened up a booth over the weekend.  My sister-in-law, S, found the shop in her treasure-hunting.  She encouraged Gigi to take a look and well, Gigi did her research.  We now have our own little room at "Treasures in the Attic" in Walkertown, North Carolina.  It's important to note that the shop is close to S and J (and Gigi's grand-babies)!   J and S signed on to help Gigi maintain the space and we all set everything up on Sunday.  Take a peek at my favorite little corner.  I still can't settle on a favorite... the grapes?  The decanter with the shot glasses?  Or the "suited" coaster set?  


Love, love, love in my heart for this space and the time spent putting it all together.  Gigi, I'm so proud of you.  So thankful that you are mine.  And when I left you on Sunday, my tears were happy ones.  But you already knew that, didn't you...       

Ok.  Enough of that.  Come back tomorrow for a special North Carolina find.  

4/26/13

tag sale


Welcome to the Tag Sale.  Remember, if you see something you like, simply e-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  No reasonable offers will be refused!  We will make arrangements for payment and pick-up/deliveries through e-mail.  At this time, we do not ship items.  See the About Us page for more information.

Bamboo Etagere (Painted)... $115
SALE PENDING
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Circulation Table... $35
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Oil Painting... $15
SOLD
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Hob Nail Lamp... $25
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Desk... $68
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French Desk... $125
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Chalkboard... $15
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Brass Mailbox... $15
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China Cabinet... $300
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Petite Bookcase... $45
14" x 18" x 26" H
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Hanging Shelf... $15
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Bar Stool... $35 $25
18" x 21" x 40" (28" seat height)
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Brass Etagere... $175 $110
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4/25/13

high/low: circulation chest

If you're a regular reader, you know I love anything resembling a card catalog (remember this post).  Check out our latest little card catalog-ish find: 

The High: 
Land of Nod... $799
35"  x 18" x 34.5" H

The Low: 
Our smaller version... $35
10" x 13" x 29" H

Send your offers to single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com!

4/24/13

before and...: bamboo etagere


So ya'll.  Take a peek at this bamboo etagere we picked up...
It's vintage and carries its scuffing quite well.  We want to paint it and we need to replace the missing glass shelves.  J + S are currently storing it in their garage and will begin painting soon!  Look out for an after soonish...

Interested?  E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com and we can chat about pricing.  

Just for fun, take a look at the comps: 

If you know Circa Who, then you know there's no telling how much this one sold for... 

And this one was originally listed for $150 on Etsy.  

Clearly.  We sell for less.  

4/23/13

currently coveting: original art

Finding art and/or frames can be tough.  It can also be expensive.  And let's be real... we all want pretty things hanging on our walls.  Gigi and I both pay particular attention to the art work lining the walls (and sometimes the floors) of our favorite junk stores.  Though we hardly ever have anything in mind, we look at a few things when scouring artwork:  

Is there a signature?
Is it an original, a lithograph, or a print?
Even if the artwork is sad, how's the frame?

I love the sweetness of this original oil painting we just found...

I want to see it in a mirrored frame.  Can't see it?  Imagine it in a mirrored frame like one of these hanging above the couch in this pretty living room... (Side note: can't get this living room out of my mind.)

....at $15, you can afford the frame replacement.  Send your offers to single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com. 


4/22/13

weekend find: lamp love

If you adore milk glass, you're going to love this week's weekend find.  Check out this pretty little hob nail lamp. 
26" H

E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers.  

4/19/13

tag sale


Welcome to the Tag Sale.  Remember, if you see something you like, simply e-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  No reasonable offers will be refused!  We will make arrangements for payment and pick-up/deliveries through e-mail.  At this time, we do not ship items.  See the About Us page for more information.

Desk... $68
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French Desk... $125
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Small Ceramic Elephant... $15
SOLD
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Chalkboard... $15
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Brass Mailbox... $15
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Ginger Jar... $45
SOLD
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China Cabinet... $300
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Butler's Tray Table... $70
21" x 30" x 22" H
SOLD
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Petite Bookcase... $45
14" x 18" x 26" H
 ........................................
Hanging Shelf... $15
 ........................................
Bar Stool... $35 $25
18" x 21" x 40" (28" seat height)
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Brass Etagere... $175 $110
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Vintage Oval Mirror... $20 $12
19" x 23"
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Ornate Mirror... $32 $22
17 1/2" x 34" 
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Set of 3 Gilded Mirrors... $24 $15
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Globe... $25  $15
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Tall Table... $30 $20
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Round Table... $40 $30
21" D x 27 1/2" H
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Wooden Box... $15 $10
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Chrome Ice Bucket... $40 $20
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Tiered Accent Table... $28 $18

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Nightstand... $45 $35
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4/17/13

before and after: prettiest desk

Check out Gigi's latest before and after.   Gigi did all the work on this one.  I can only claim partial responsibility for the divine paint color on the after (Partial responsibility/absolute obsession).  

Before/"Oh No!"

And then...

After/"Oh Yes!"
17 1/4" x 38 3/4" x 29"

Love it?  E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers. 




4/16/13

odds and ends


Ya'll.  There's seriously no better title for this post... this amalgamation of some of Gigi's most recent finds.  A bit of function and a whole lot of fun, I love these odds and ends all priced at only $15.

There's this small ceramic elephant in perfect shape.  Ready for your bookshelves or built-ins.  


We have this brass wall mounted mailbox.  You could leave it as is.  You could engrave it.  You could paint it.  Use it on your front stoop, inside your door for outgoing mail, or at a special event to collect sweet notes and cards.

Next up... this chalkboard.  I see it in a mudroom or a little one's room.  Those hooks are perfect for collecting jackets.   
12 3/4" x 21 3/4" 

And finally... this one makes me giggle.  You're probably asking, "What is it?"  It's a vintage ice crusher.  And it really works.  We tested it out the last time my Daddy made his perfect margaritas.  I want someone to pick it up and use it on a bar cart.   

Need any of these odds or ends?  E-mail us with your offers... single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.