Snow Days and Good Find

Last Wednesday, the D.C. and surrounding areas got hit with a snowstorm of around 6 inches! Now, that's not a ton of snow, but the lack of preparation (you know, salt on the roads, plows out, duh!) plus massive power outages all over the city made this snowstorm not so fun! We were without power for a total of around 17 hours; 12 hours straight, then another 5 hours or so later. I was ready to get out and do some thrifting! Or just ready to be warm. Our thermostat read 57 the morning after the power went out.

Here are some images from the storm. It was very pretty, minus the fallen branches and the lightning! Yes lightning in a snowstorm. It was pretty but very creepy. The sky lit up neon blue.

I finally ventured out on Saturday to Kruger's Antiques in Annandale. It's a huge barn filled with antiques, but it was all open and not heated. I'll have to go back when it's a little warmer. I found this great pitcher. It's from West Germany, so it says on the bottom... I really like the subtle ikat print and the yellow and gray. I can't get enough of the ikat print. Seriously, it's sick!


Etsy Artist: William Anthony

I came across the most beautiful side tables I have ever seen. Simple, elegant, mixing wood with metal. I'm in heaven. Etsy generally has so much amazing stuff, but because it's such a vast site, it's hard to really find anything. I don't even remember what key words brought me to his site: side table and brass, I think.

The artist, William Anthony, is out of the UK. You can visit his website here or view his Etsy site here. There's not a whole lot of information on him, but here is his design ethos: "I draw on the character of the raw material influenced by the idea of wabi-sabi and Dieter Rams' ten principles... Sustainability is crucial to my thinking and the wood used is that which would otherwise be burnt or chipped. All wood is sourced from within the British Isles and is from trees that are windblown, diseased or felled for safety reasons."

I am partial to the tables with elm and brass (1st and 3rd image) but they are all amazing.

What are your recent Etsy finds?