Clover Market October 8

Hello friends. I hope that you can stop by the Clover Market  on Sunday, October 8th. It is in Collingswood, NJ and I’ll be there selling my wares from 10am – 4pm. The address to use is 735 N. Atlantic Ave., Collingswood, NJ.collingswood clover

I have a few vintage, hand-knotted rugs. 2017-06-11 17.31.11

I’ll also have lots of hand turned wooden pieces. 2017-08-27 14.43.25

And how cool is this carved wooden fruit bowl?2017-09-16 17.28.10

I’ll also have original vintage art, like this watercolor.2017-09-16 17.29.21

And I have three of these glass trees, which are a great way to add pops of color and green.2017-09-23 14.20.32

This is the bottom of a brass asian bowl. It has etchings all the way around it, and even on the bottom! 2017-09-23 14.23.31

There will be so many great sellers of handmade and vintage items. They also have a bunch of great food trucks, so come hungry. Stop by and say hello.

Yard Work

We absolutely love our yard and the many garden areas. But it is definitely hard work to keep it looking nice! I actually really enjoy doing yard work, however, I have been so busy lately that I have been severely neglecting it. This morning we had a couple of free hours and tackled some weeds that look more like trees, and the never-ending battle with the ivy. DSC_0011DSC_0012

For the love of god, don’t ever plant ivy. I have to say it does cover an area nicely, but it won’t ever stop growing and it will become a life long battle to keep it in check.

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Above is one of Winnie’s favorite spots, right in the sun. Below is an area that has especially been neglected. That area is at least 60% weeds.

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The tree below is my favorite tree in our yard. It gives perfect dappled light right over this whole area.

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East Falls Home

The home that I decorated in East Falls is finally complete! This space is the home of my friends Holly, Dan, and their daughter Piper.  We started with a blank slate by using white paint throughout the first floor and up the stairs. Everything was painted the same shade, Snowbound by Sherwin Williams, even the trim. The house was previously painted yellow, and the white really brightened up the rooms.

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The asian flower art above I picked up at an estate sale. The green shadow box was from Joann fabric.

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The light fixture was originally black with chandelier bulbs. We spray painted it red and added new modern round bulbs, which completely transformed this light fixture. The total cost to update the light was about $30. That is a huge savings compared to buying a new light, which would have been at least $100.

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The shelving unit above is from IKEA. This shelving unit is very versatile and affordable. It comes in many different sizes and also in the more basic black or white. We wanted to inject some color into the space, so we went with red. The light above was spray painted to match.

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The view above is what you see when you walk in the front door. Dan had the great idea to use the Velvet Underground Andy Warhol poster. It matches perfectly with the smaller Andy Warhol prints. Do you remember them? They are from a DIY that I shared with you before. Most of them ended up in this space, along with some art that Dan and Holly already owned. The lamps are from Target, the side table is from Joann fabric, the coffee table is from IKEA, and the chair on the left is from Homegoods.  The cactus and succulents are from a wonderful new shop in East Falls, which you need to check out. It’s called Vault + Vine and they have a great selection of plants, gifts, and coffee. It’s a win, win.

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Dan also found the pillows below. How could I say no to Big Lebowski pillows? I couldn’t, and they’re awesome. The sofa is the Monroe from West Elm in celestial blue velvet.

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The entryway I have blogged about before, but here are a couple new shots.

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The amazing mirror and rug are from an estate sale. The secretary desk is from Craigslist, and the light and ceramic dogs are (mostly) from homegoods. Using a secretary as an entryway table is a great way to hide all the clutter that collects by the front door.

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You won’t believe the transformation. Here are the photos from before:

 

What do you think? I think it looks incredible! And all of this was done on a budget of 3k. That was the initial budget, but it actually came in closer to 2k. We found a lot of great deals and we DIYed where we could.

Let me know if you need help decorating your space, and we can work on a plan to tackle it!

Fall Market Dates

Hey friends. I’ll be busy this fall selling my wares at the following fall markets. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 10-Chestnut Hill, PA Clover Market

Sunday, October 8-Collingswood NJ Clover Market

Saturday, October 21-Ottsville, PA Craftery Market 

Sunday, October 22-Bryn Mawr, PA Clover Market

I just picked up this beauty from the upholsters. Look how great it turned out! The before was a sad and very aged cream nubby fabric. Now this chair is as amazing as it was meant to be! Find it at the Clover Market this Sunday, September 10.

I’ll also have these wooden candle sticks, bowls and containers. Mark your calendars!

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BRAND* EYE HOME NEWS

I thought it was about time to makeover the brand*eye home brand, so I worked with Sarah from Wellstruck to create a new logo and brand style. I am so excited with the results! You will notice that my brand looks a lot more polished and professional and I thank Sarah for making it all come to life. Let me know what you think and stay tuned for details of fall markets that I’ll be attending starting soon!BrandEyeHome-Logo-Colorcropped-brandeyehome-monogram1.png

Flower Picking

I was going to head to the local super market to pick up some fresh flowers and remembered that there is a pick your own farm close by. I am so glad that I went, because look at this place! It is Maple Acres farm and is in Plymouth Meeting, PA. They have giant fields of zinnias and sun flowers and all sorts of amazing flowers that I don’t even know the name of. And it is super affordable, much less than what you would pay at the supermarket. I got 20 zinnias and about 10 stems of other flowers for $7!

They also have tons of amazing local fruits and veggies and meats and dairy. This is going to be my new go to spot for local everything.

Follow me on instagram!

I have no idea how many people actually follow this blog, but I imagine that it is probably about 5. Ok, maybe it’s 15. But seriously, you should follow me over on instagram if you have an account! @brandeyehome

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You can find snapshots of my home, and of course an ‘edited’ version of my life 🙂

And best of all, you can get first dibs on my finds! For instance, it’s much easier for me to just post a photo to instagram of a recent find. Then you guys can quickly see it, and message me to buy! Win, win.  DSC_0456

I found this amazing jewelry box at a local antique, collectable shop and posted it on instagram and facebook the following day on my lunch break of the ‘real job’. It found the perfect buyer within minutes. Coincidentally the buyer was a friend who I met at my first ‘real job.’ I mean, look at how amazing this box is! It is made of slabs of amethyst, which is my birthstone, so it was really hard to part with. I’m glad that it found such a great buyer and I may even see it in it’s new home some day. IMG_7301

And if you follow along on insta stories, you can see awesome views such as this! It’s atop the Bok builing at the Bok Bar in South Philly. The view is incredible!

Some new finds for the shop

I have been finding lots of great items lately to stock the brand*eye home shop! Here are a few photos of what I have found, including some very incredible rugs. Check out the shop to purchase HERE.

 

And this one I’m keeping, because it fits in this space perfectly!

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Spring

In my opinion, the best season is spring! Each year it seems to get better and better. After months of cold weather and barren trees, it’s so amazing to see everything sprout to life. Here is a little trip around our gardens.