Holiday Home Tour

We get a lot of questions about what our house looks like so I thought I would take this opportunity to give you a little behind the scenes tour of Eddy Street at Home, with some of our top picks for holiday decor of course. Here are our top 5: 

1: Flocked mini trees: 

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These little guys have so much potential, whether it's adding the perfect touch of holiday green, embellishing table decor, or framing a mantle, these trees fit decor of all sizes. 

2. "Snowy Trees" Artwork from Silver Thistle Photography

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Silver Thistle Photography's featured photo of the month, "Snowy Trees," was the perfect compliment to our holiday picture mantle. Plus, I love that she did this canvas in a trio! Even better, she took this picture in our own backyard. This image was captured near Frog Lake off of Hwy 50. She will have a variety of sizes of this image at our next sale including a greeting card.

3. Crepe Paper Flower Centerpiece from PinkCherryMama

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It's so nice to have a flower arrangement that lasts the WHOLE SEASON for pretty much the same price as a live flower arrangement would cost. Plus you have it every year. Did you know that PinkCherryMama takes apart live flowers in order to replicate them in paper? Definitely worth investing in one or two of these for your home this season. The hardest part is picking from her array of styles. 

4. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Pillows:

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Loving this Meet Me Under the Mistletoe pillow. I thought it was the perfect touch for our master bedroom. This month at the shop we will have the pillows as well as a wooden sign with the same saying. You could even pickup some of PinkCherryMama's paper mistletoe. Pucker up! XO

5. Holiday Tins:

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The holiday tins come in three sizes, Holiday Greens is the largest. These are perfect for throwing extra pillows or blankets in, you could use it as a tree stand if you weigh it down, or it's cute enough to stand alone. Sorry, cute dog not included.

These are just a few of my favorite items to decorate for the holidays with. Hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes tour. Come visit us at Eddy Street Vintage Market December 2nd and December 15th-17th to find these items and much much more to get your home holiday ready. If you have something specific to ask Santa for, fill out one of our Eddy Street Wish Lists and send it to your Santa. 

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Hope to see you at the shop this holiday season! It's truly the merriest time of the year on Eddy Street! 

XO,

Meredith

Spring Living Room Makeover

Each season I get an itch to change up the decor in my house. There is something about moving my furniture and adding new pieces to make it feel like a completely new space.

I love looking at Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware for inspiration but I don't really care for the amount it would cost me to makeover my living room using their stuff. You can create the look (for significantly less) with a little bit of research, creativity, paint and determination.

So here is a tour of my Spring Living Room Makeover! I forgot to take before pictures (a common problem I have). I will be sure to remember for next season's make over. 

My living room is a long and narrow shape. One of the hardest spaces to decorate in my opinion. We have an entry table to the left of our front door that serves as a catch-all for our keys which live in this adorable little trophy from 1933 I came across on one of my treasure hunts.

I love using salvaged elements. I have several chippy white doors as decor around my house. Two smaller doors sit behind the entry table along with a beautiful piece of tin ceiling, a stack of vintage books and an Essence of Peppermint bottle with dried roses that have a hint of pink. 

I just received the latest Ballard catalog and I am loving some of their cabinetry, especially these grey and white pieces.

And even though items are currently 15% off... You are still looking at over $1000 for each piece! (My wallet hurts) So I decided to go about it my own way. 

I found two matching cabinets with beveled glass doors, lights, and covered storage on bottom (JACKPOT!). The structure was great, they were solid wood and they weren't  $3000. They weren't the color I wanted but I knew I could fix that. Yes, it was Super Bowl Sunday but Derek was willing to go with me to pick them up. What a guy!

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I had the vision for them. So we sanded both and painted them. Knowing we had a looming deadline for game time, I may have sanded a little faster. The chosen color is called Brook Trout. It's a grey color with a hint of brown. Wanting to highlight whatever items I stored in the cabinets, I decided to paint the inside white...Swiss coffee to be exact. I changed the hardware from a mismatched wood knob to a rectangular antiqued brass knob. 

 

I'm a sucker for symmetry so these cabinets became the perfect frame for my fireplace. Inside I decided to showcase some of my favorite vintage luggage, a few art pieces, an ampersand and a figurine. Boy am I happy with the end result.