September 3rd, 2011

I know I posted all those detail pics, but here’s the run down on some of the new stuff that wandered into the house over the summer. I’m kind of lacking any whiz-bang stories about this stuff except…I went shopping and these are some of the things I bought?

Case in point, this vintage black ball lamp.

Um, thanks Salvation Army. I bought this lamp. I waited in line for an absurdly long time to pay. It was dull.

Arkana safari chair.

Been looking years and years for a safari chair and splurged a bit on this one. A belated birthday present to myself, scoured from an older couple in Los Angeles.

Danish copper cone lamp.

Still need to decide where to install this thang and rewire this lovely light. Picked up in LA as well.

West Elm organic chevron duvet.

Thank you, ministry of healing. You know who you are. I LOVE THIS THING.

Danish rosewood side table.

Thanks…where did I get this? Somewhere obviously. Was it the same trip as that horrible estate guy fiasco? Or am I switching trips around in my brain. Oh, this is embarrassing.

Giant vintage hammered brass Moroccan lamp.

Thanks again Salvation Army – a different one this time around. Don’t get all greedy Hemet branch.

Assorted ceramic bits. From everywhere and all the time.

There’s probably a bunch more stuff around here that’s languishing away someplace. It’s been a long summer.

Speaking of summer, enjoy that long holiday weekend american folks. This weekend tends to feel like the death knell for summertime and my coping requires lounging around and soaking in the pool as memoriam to all things sun-soaked and amazing. Coping also requires diet coke and perhaps an artichoke. Maybe mochi?

Yes. Tons of mochi.


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  1. ali on 09/03/2011:

    make sure you drink that DC and eat that $3 artichoke at the kid’s table. kid’s table rules!

  2. THE BRICK HOUSE on 09/03/2011:

    Buckets of diet coke on ice and wobbly tables and TV trays.

    Never-ending carafes of wine.

    I had so much fun! Lets do it again soon (without me needing to be a monster).

  3. victoria on 09/03/2011:

    as always, ace shopping abilities. kudos.

  4. Nini Tjäder on 09/03/2011:

    On the page about the pool there is a lot of non-functioning links that you need to fix….

  5. Janne on 09/03/2011:

    I love your taste!

  6. The brick house on 09/03/2011:

    Looks like something happened during the last update that added .HTML on the end of each URL.

    A correct link should read like this:

    While the bad ones read : <——

    See the bad HTML addition? Remove that and it will link through…

    Sorry, I'm not quite sure how to fix it as the problem is site wide on the old posts. Seeing as there are thousands of links this might be a big problem. I'm not at all able to figure how to even begin.


  7. carlene on 09/03/2011:

    You have great taste! I can’t believe you got the lamp at Sal’s. Do you know where it’s from/does it have a label? I love that thing.


  8. Dan @ Manhattan Nest on 09/03/2011:

    Nice newbies! And hey, I have the same black ball lamp on my desk! Love that safari chair omg.

  9. logan on 09/03/2011:

    Love that rosewood table. Ive been wanting to make something with rosewood but its out of reach. Nice chair!

  10. THE BRICK HOUSE on 09/03/2011:

    Dan, we have great taste in balls.

  11. maya on 09/04/2011:

    you guys sure do have great taste in balls!
    OMG the chair, OMG the brass LAMP!

  12. jamie on 09/04/2011:

    i was GONNA ask where you got that.

    in other news have you ever blogged about what kinda bed you got? i’ll go look.

  13. jamie on 09/04/2011:

    (that duvet, i mean)

  14. Megan Taylor on 09/04/2011:

    Great finds! Very lovely and inspiring. Thank you!

  15. abby on 09/04/2011:

    Rosewood table bought rancho relaxo weekend from that place with the three levels.

    off I go.

  16. heela on 09/05/2011:

    OMG….the black ball lamp, who made that?! is it an old lightolier? does it have a cube base….with a round metal plate where the stem meets the cube…?

    I have been searching for that same lamp for ages and I cannot find it anywhere

    the thrift stores in my area SUCK.

  17. Jimely Rosas on 09/05/2011:

    Great Taste… I need help with mine 🙂

    Peace & Love.
    Jimely Rosas.

  18. Alicia on 09/05/2011:

    Oh, Morgan Satterfield, your style makes my little decorating heart all a flutter. I want to marry your stuff.

  19. kristenv on 09/05/2011:

    Do you know much about that little vase that looks like a boulder, little grayish thing to the right in the last image. I think I have its twin…got it in a thrift store here in Florida. Cracks me up seeing it here! Its like a parallel universe…

  20. Mr. Modtomic on 09/06/2011:

    Saturday’s high in St. Louis Mo? 100+ (before index!)

    Monday’s high in St. Louis Mo? 79

    Summer is indeed…over.

    Went to the Drive In (Cars 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2 reruns!) Sunday night and had to get the packing / moving blanket out of the back of the wagon cuz it was so chilly!

  21. Jennifer | Whisk It Good on 09/08/2011:

    Oh, that rosewood table! My mom still has the rosewood coffee table I grew up with that has those similar rounded corners and a set of nesting tables that desperately need your “wood wonder work”…and I love that black ball lamp. Lines be damned. I’d stand in one for that lamp.

  22. Karmen on 09/20/2011:

    I have the same dresser! I inherited it from my grandma.

    You have phenomenal taste, by the way!

  23. Liza on 09/25/2011:

    Very nice…LOVE the Arkana chair! I want one!

  24. sonia on 09/26/2011:

    Very nice tastes. I love the way everything looks nice together. i have the same light in white…and yes it does have a wooden cube (weighted) base and there is a chrome round plate where the stem meets the base. Does anyone know what it is? Only mark is A-S where the globe connects to the arm.

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