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February 5, 2010

you can afford it friday: aprons

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Along with my vintage table linens obsession, I also love aprons. I don’t think I’ve ever worn one in my life, but I have a few from my grandmothers and really, what could be cuter. So in case you do rock aprons, or just like to admire them from afar, here are some favorites under $40.

[1] block printed linen apron, $38 [3] reversible apron, $36 [2] 60′s apron, $23 [4] black & white, $38 [5] plaid apron, $8 [6] grey canvas, $40 [7] vintage mustard apron, $8 [8] green tomato apron/dishtowel, $18 [9] floral, $4.95

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December 18, 2009

You Can Afford It Friday

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One thing I always ask for for Christmas is books. I love to read, and although I stick to a good novel for my daily dose, I also like having some beautiful design & DIY books around for when the feeling strikes. In researching this post, I found a million books I’d love to add to my collection, so this will be Part 1 of the You Can Afford It Friday book round-up, and Part 2 will be up on January 1. (I’ll be taking next Friday off cause that’s Christmas… can you believe it?).

[1] The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Typography, $45 [2] The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Printing Materials and Techniques, $50 [3] Sketchbooks: The Hidden Art of Designers, Illustrators, and Creatives, $30 [4] Stencil 101 Decor: Customize Walls, Floors, and Furniture with Oversized Stencil Art, $24.95 [5] The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design, $35 [6] Postcard, $29.95 [7] Reprodepot Pattern Book: Flora and Reprodepot Pattern Book: Folk (225 Vintage Inspired Textile Designs), $24.95 each [8] 1000 Fonts: An Illustrated Guide to Finding the Right Typeface, $29.95 [9] Appliqué Your Way, $19.95

See you on the 1st! As always with OK Great features, if you have a submission we’d love to hear about it. You Can Afford It Fridays submissions or round-up ideas can be sent to me (Ellie) at mintdesignblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

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October 30, 2009

you can afford it fridays

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Hey guys! I’m back with the second You Can Afford it Friday round-up with vintage art under $50. Vintage pieces don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and they look great mixed in with more modern pieces. I like to buy stuff that already has a beautiful frame, but sometimes throwing a vintage piece in a newer, modern frame can help it fit in with the rest of your collection.

[1] Floral needlepoint, $46 [2] Landscape needlepoint (comes with another piece), $18 [3] Daisies on wood (wallpaper not included), $6 [4] Flax lithograph, $22 [5] English greeting card, $12 [6] Chromolithographic plate of grass plants, $18  [7] Painted ceramic of Italy, $13 [8] Henri Rousseau book plate, $5 [9] Oil still life, $49

See you next week! As always with OK Great features, if you have a submission we’d love to hear about it. You Can Afford It Fridays submissions can be sent to me (Ellie) at mintdesignblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

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