Friday, February 21, 2014

Another Sale!

I'm cleaning out and making room for new stock! 25% off all items over at the Little Dog Vintage shop Saturday, Feb 22 through Monday, Feb 24. Use coupon code ALMOSTSPRING.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stone House Antiques

Before Wednesday's storm really kicked in I snuck in a trip to the Stone House Antique Center with my weaving teacher. She is also an antique lover and has recently started an Etsy shop to pare down her own collection. I could spend the entire day at the antique mall, digging through bins, hunting for textiles, and imaging how I would set up my booth if I had a spot in a group shop. Above are a few items that caught my eye!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Storm After Storm

Like everyone else in the eastern half of the country, we've been slammed with storm after snow storm. If you are on the sunny west coast or some other mild climate, I hope you are soaking up the heat and laughing all the way to the beach as you read this. If you are in the thick of it like we are, I hope you are bundled up by a fire, taking a snow day and staying out of this mess! Please enjoy this sampling of shots from the eye of it.

Snow piled on the house, the garden taken over

Fields of snow

Brown and white, the winter palette

Snow banks have reached the barn windows

Rode out one storm at my weaving teacher's house

And loved the contrast of her sun porch garden against the snowy outdoors

Riley among the mounds

Deck view

3' composting bins just about buried
Birch branches against the winter sky

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Little Dog Vintage Valentine's Day Sale!

45% off the Home Decor section on Little Dog Vintage

February 14 only, beginning at 1 am EST

No coupon code required. 
Items in other shop sections may be purchased in conjunction with sale items, 
but the 45% discount will only apply to items listed in the Home Decor section.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

California in Instagram

Last week's trip home to California in Instagram! (you can follow me @littledogvintage)

Morning light

Oranges growing on the neighbor's tree

Flowers blooming in the neighborhood

Mom's kitchen

My parents' dogs, Chico & Carmen :)

Flea market haul

Deck view

Camelia blooming in the back yard

Obligatory trip to In-N-Out Burger
On the way to the dog park

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Welcome to the house I grew up in. Many of us romanticize the homes we lived in as children, and there's certainly a lot of that going on here, but I'm telling you there's something special about this place. It's simultaneous open and cozy, airy and warm, and makes me feel like no other place ever has. It's just home, and home in the best way possible.

My family moved to this house in 1985 when I was 3 years old, and my parents have lived here ever since. It's a mid century post and beam house built by the architect Eugene Weston. Our house is part of an enclave of five mid century homes he built for his family on a private, dead-end road in the foothills of southern California. The house is more or less one large open living space with tall cedar plank ceilings, white walls, and huge glass sliding doors along the entire front of the house. A wide deck off the front looks onto the trees, creating the feeling of being in a treehouse. The kitchen and bar are covered in cobalt blue ceramic tiles that are so retro and I absolutely love them.

Ours was the kind of house neighbor kids traipsed in and out of without knocking. Weekends were spent roaming free around the neighborhood with a dog or two trailing behind. An old horse trail passes next to our house, and riders often passed by the window. A hiking trail out the back door leads into the mountains in one direction and down to the elementary school I attended as a child in the other. My dad and our dogs walked me to school every morning down that trail.

Spending the past few days here has been incredibly restorative. Vermont winters are hard, and I really needed a break and some sunshine. Even though I grew up in this climate, it's still blowing my mind that the trees are green and flowers are blooming in February. Feeling so very thankful to be able to visit this place!