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I’m sure many of you have stopped by Jenny Mitchell’s charming website frecklewonder many times. Jenny has the best eye for turning other peoples’ discards into absolute treasures, and her merchandising, art direction and modeling skills can’t be beat. Jenny was an acquaintance of mine when I lived in Virginia, and it’s been really fun to watch her create new items (jewelry, totes, magnets, to name a few) and to see what treasures she’s found over the years. By the way, if you ever want to be able to score frecklewonder goodies, you must get on her mailing list – after every update announcement, everything sells at the speed of lightening!
Recently Jenny and her family found and bought their ’60′s modern dream house. The pictures are so much fun to look through. I asked her if I could swipe them and share them with you all over here and she agreed in her usual cheery way. Thanks so much Jenny!
Here they are falling in love with the house before they bought it:
Jenny is an avid vintage collector, but her space never seems cluttered or full of dusty things. Check out the great magazine (or candy? Jenny, what was that fabulous thing in it’s first life exactly?) rack she uses for her son’s books – it really adds to the room – the rack of books becomes and arrangement of art:
Looks like they keep experimenting with where to put the vintage cabinet until they find the perfect spot:
By the way, we all tweak like that during the first few months we move in, but then once we’re satisfied we stop fussing around with things and leave them in the same old spot for decades. Don’t forget to play around like you’ve just moved into a new place from time to time – spring cleaning is a great time to do it. When you move furniture around to clean out all the groady scariness living beneath it, why not try moving it all the way across the room just to check out a new view?
In the image above, I love the way Jenny incorporates all of her retro finds into her everyday lifestyle. She’s not putting things on display in some curio cabinet like grandma used to, she’s drinking her punch out of her atomic glass, dammit!
To see more of Jenny’s blog, click on any of the images above or here.
To shop frecklewonder, click here.