1. your favourite season:
Winter. I love snow and the cold. And most of the time if you bring something home off of the street it won't stink as much as the summertime. But spring time maybe only for Upenn Christmas, when all of the college students throw away everything they owned just to replace it the next year.
2. your favourite color combo for this style:
Right now I'm digging a light seafoam green and deep reds. My living room is done in a vintage sea 'theme'. Lots of curio bottles, dried sea life (yes, most collected by myself!), and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea posters.
3. do you live with others who share your aesthetic?
Ha! My significant other just rolls his eyes but is right there when there's a deal at a yard sale.
4. do you frequent charity shops/flea markets/garage sales?
Hells yea! And dumpsters, trash days, and swap meets.
5. what's the best thing you've found?
Lots of hand thrown pottery, I've never bought traditional dishes or bowls. But probably a console stereo with the original 1961 reciept in it.
6. what's the best thing you've left behind?
A 3 foot tall, solid teak Buddha at an estate sale. They wanted 100$ for it but at the time I had no way to take it home. I later found out that it's illegal to take wooden Buddhas from Tibet, which is where it was from, I still think about it. I hope it went to a good home.
7. What sort of style does your run-down aesthetic take the form of (mid-century, country, ethnic etc)?
I love 18th and 19th century style and my living room is becoming very steam punk. I also like vintage lo-fi stereo equipment and incorporate in to decorating alot.
8. Any horror stories?
Oh plenty! Everything from a vintage couch with baby mice in it to bringing home an old window pane to refinsh and it having asbestos insulation around it. Just ask...
I look forward to seeing what's going on in this community and new friends are niiiice....