Tag Archives: Handmade

Favorite Things

11 Jul

Here’s some stuff for us to awe at.
I esspecially like the Urchin chandeliers!
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01. Peacock Tile Eagle Blanket Salad Bowl
02. Tulip table Leather Shelves Fried Egg Chair
03. Dinner Napkins Wall Clock Bone China
04. Portrait Urchin Chandelier Carafe
05. Zodiac Mug Kurt Ostervig Table Planter
06. Tripod Lamp Teal Tumblers Balloon shakers

Mimomito Christmas give away

7 Dec

Get ready for lotsa photo’s but first…thee prize:
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Ten handmade Christmas cards by local craftsman Ben Della Rosa (my husband) from Interval press. We wanted to give something back to you guys this season for all your awesome support. We wanted to give to your giving!!!!! Hand them out as a gift!? Give them with a gift! Keep them all! I dunno!
To qualify:
1. Please “like” Interval Press’s facebook
2. Post a comment on our blog of one vintage item on your christmas wish list.
3. YOU’RE FINISHED.
We will select a winner at random next Tuesday 12-13-11. But wait. There’s more. Well more content. Not anymore prizes.
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Craigslist: Cubby Credenza – Hand Made!

11 Nov

Wowzers, good job to whoever made this! Master Crafter.

This mid-century modern inspired credenza is a hand-crafted replica an item featured in Todd Oldham’s book “Hand Made Modern.”
http://www.amazon.com/Handmade-Modern-Mid-Century-Inspired-Projects/dp/0060591250

It is constructed of 3/4 inch plywood and has three coats of polyurethane for durability and smooth finish.

The hairpin legs add a modern touch while the walnut trim contrasts with the wood tone. The center features a pull out drawer for extra storage of
dvd’s, cd’s, etc.

It measures 48 inches wide, by 14 inches deep and 30 inches tall.

$77.00 in Sacramentoezies. (Original Post)

Dianna’s cabinet. It’s in walnut.

11 Oct

We really like sharing and hearing about people’s scores (it’s one of the reasons we started this blog). It’s a real treat when someone retells a really interesting Craigslist encounter. Like this time the dude went to go pick up a lamp at some guy’s house in Ranch Cardova and there was an alligator in the kitchen. Oh and a nifty collection of Mississippi mud jugs (I totally forgot how to spell that). When the seller was asked if he was afraid of having an alligator just out and about in his kitchen he replied “Nah man he’s harmless. I am thinking about throwing him in the pool when it gets hot ya know…swim with it.” I really like the series of mental pictures that one brings up.

Stories like Dianna’s make my heart skip a beat. It’s sweet and helps one remember why we like buying other people’s stuff. Here’s her story:

‘I was not expecting much after seeing the Craigslist ad, but was blown away when they pulled the blanket off the thing. It’s amazing and looks so much better than the pic. It’s solid walnut, no veneers at all. The guy was in his 80’s and had built it himself. He actually teared up a little when we had it loaded and were about to leave. Amazing craftsmanship and in perfect condition. It had a built in reel to reel tape unit and I also bought the matching large walnut speakers with high end components. The cabinet itself is 7 feet long and the speakers are about another three or four feet so I came to the conclusion that there’s no way that I can fit the speakers anywhere in my home.”


Sweet right? Unfortunately the speakers Dianna and her husband bought are too large for their home and they are parting with them. Good news for some of you though because these things are great looking:


” The gentleman who built them told me they are air suspension speakers. The make and model is AS-2 by Heath. He took exceptional care of all of it.The speakers are large: 20 1/2″ by 19 1/2″ and 28 1/2″ high. We are taking the reel to reel unit out to sell also. It’s an EICO RP100. The cabinet and speakers were built in 1964.”

If you’re into the reel to reel and speakers you can contact Dianna through email: diannafinley@sbcglobal.net
Thanks Dianna for sharing your score with us. It’s a gorgeous piece with a heart warming tale. :]

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