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We are getting ready for the biking season here at Second Shout Out, though are offices are on the East Coast so weather can be a bit of a bitch at times :) there are some of you like in California that can hop on a bike just about 365 days a year.  Today we talkin Bikes and we have some pretty cool one. Made in NYC and the original bike with wood crate, our Breukelen would have been at home in 1960s Paris or London. The design is a nod to the romantic step-through bicycle of the past and gives the Breukelen an elegant style that is equaled only by its simple functionality.

Order yoours Today - Vintage Inspired Bikes

Yes we know were still in the Winter Season but let;s start dreamin about those wonderful sunny days and hopping on our bikes going on a cruize.

 

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Gail Smith-Peterson

“Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson ~ Some Vintage, Some Place Blue

Are you in love with the color blue? It isn’t for everyone, yet it is for everyone! Each shade of blue is remarkably pretty and unique. Each blue symbolizes it’s unique color.
A blue door offers a friendly welcome.

Painted walls and trim in soft blue make everyone look beautiful, in addition a  color that’s uplifting, instilling a calmness to a space.

Textiles and wallpaper in tones of blue are fresh and timeless.


Vintage transfer ware dishes in shades of pale blue. I would love a stack of these!

This is a beautiful bed ensemble, the wash of a blue light is beautiful.

What a pretty French vintage sofa, I love the simplicity of the fabric with the detailed French lines of the piece.

Do you dream all things blue?

These blue felt acorns are so adorable and delicate.

My design tip: Introducing a shade of blue in your home is helpful to keep it calm and fresh. Choose a shade just right for you.

I hope you have blue skies everyday!
xo,

Gail
Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Store at Second Shout Out
Photo source: All photos by Gail Smith-Peterson

 

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As we move from 2013 to 2014 here's some foundations to carry over for the up coming year.

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Gail Smith-Peterson

Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage” with Gail Smith-Peterson ~ Nature’s Own Christmas Beauty

Every year when I think about my Christmas decor I visualize natures beauty, snow, evergreens with barren branches and twigs.


The elements naturally exude texture and have a heartiness of the rugged outdoors.

This birch star made from branches is gorgeous. I can imagine how beautiful it would be with twinkle lights, can you?

This twig star has a shadow effect I love the primitive shape. It looks simple to make.

What would Christmas be without reindeer? They are simply iconic and magical.

Tiny gilded acorns strung onto twine can be that little touch of nature that you need.

Moss covered stars are just lovely.

I hope you are inspired by natures beautiful decor. Inspiration for decorating Christmas is sometimes right in our back yard. Take a stroll in the woods, you might think it’s decorated just for you, enjoy the beauty.

My design tip: Natural elements take time to collect; making them can be a project for the whole family. The memories will last forever.

Have a beautiful weekend,
xo,

Gail
Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance Shop at Second Shout Out
Photo source: All photos by Gail Smith-Peterson

 

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Gail Smith-Peterson

Something as simple as Fromage blanc from Paris can be so special and appealing.

I adore everything about this 1935 photo of a Paris Fromage frais seller. His clothing, the salesmen case and especially the goats, look like a scene from a movie.

A quaint shop specializing in Fromagerie, how fun would it be to ride a vintage bike to the village and fill the basket with bread and cheese!

These are the most gorgeous carrara marble counters and shelves I’ve ever seen. Anything would be stunning displayed on them.

Does this Fromage blanc et framboises almost a french yogurt with raspberries look delicious? Or perhaps it’s all about the pretty presentation! Vintage silver spoons and pretty glass?

A vintage milk bottle, glass and ironstone plate perfect for this snack.

A vintage farm table is simple yet the beauty of the Fromage and the pairings make an elegant presentation.

So I’m wondering do we love the boards? Are we romanced by the serving accouterments and how they are artfully used in the presentation?

Or do we love it all...the romance of the Fromage blanc!

My design tip: Anything can be presented simply and look delicious if you use some special vintage pieces and artfully arrange the items.

Have a beautiful autumn weekend, Sip some wine, crack open a loaf of bread and try tasting some delicious fromage blanc.
xo,
Gail
Team & Lifestyle Vintage Contributor
Visit Casual Loves Elegance vintage finds at Second Shout Out
Photo source: found on Pinterest

 

 

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Jesse Turek

Studio Oliver Gustav is one of my favorite design shops.  The creative consultant is based in Copenhagen and his studio, showroom and boutique is collected with a keen sense of dark nostalgia.  Oliver's sharp eye for objects, furniture and art is set on a monochrome backdrop, mixed with strong and modern cultural influences.  I think his work is so relevant and so right now!

Jesse Turek

Lifestyle Contribuyor & NYC Interior Designer
Visit Kerut Homes antique & vintage finds here

 

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A New Season and a New Celebration.  We love how desde my ventana put this table arrange together - its simplicity and refinement, it dominates the use of white with brown and green accents that subtly suggest the new season and are the perfect inspiration for a fall table. Check out our Vintage Tabletop section and our antique and vintage Kitchen Linens more for inspiration.

 

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It's always in the details, the little things that make a difference. Find interesting vintage and antique piecesc that make a statements, for example when you first walk in a home you see a delicate and interesting antique vase with babys breathe  or a corner of a room that has a old vintage leather worn club chair with an industrial metal side table with books piled up or the most lived in room - the kitchen, shelving with antique ceramics from France and old vintage jars and jugs from around the world and lots of vintage textiles piled into an antique white washed cupboard - sets the entire kitchen.  Have fun when your picking out decor for your home, think vintage and antiques to add the perfect charm.

Images by cucariera

Antique Furniture, Vintage Decor, Vintage Home Accents, Vintage Kitchen and Tabletop

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Second Shout Out

Colors and textures are beginning to change here on the East Coast, the leaves, the sound, the air in the evening, it's starting to feel different, it's the start of fall.  Today's blog we would like to share our inspiration to the coming of Fall.  Be Brave and collect things you normally don't, change the colors in your home, eat something different ~ Embrace something different this Fall.

Enjoy!

Vintage Furniture, Vintage decorative objects

 

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As we approach this holiday weekend we are thinking PICNICS galore.  We love this picnic in Provence with Manon 21.  Create your own picnic this Labor Day weekend and enjoy!

Vintage Kitchen+Tabletop

 

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