Monday, March 28, 2011

Movie Star Furniture

Let's try this again......

A few days ago I received a message from Bianca informing me that my blog (or Photobucket I should say) was having some issues. I was out and about and only had my phone on me, so in a moment of panic I just deleted the entire last post I had done. Come to find out, it was actually my entire blog that was having issues. So, I'm now RE-writing that post. For those of you who read the post (sans pictures) hopefully it's somewhere close to the original.

Last week we had a visit at the store from two of our vintage furniture dealers. They are such fun guys with one of the most fun jobs. They, as always, pulled out all kinds of fun pieces but when they brought out one piece in particular, my heart almost fell out of my chest. It was the most perfect old pine table.

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These guys have been granted special access to movie production studios, where they go in and clean out old movie props. The pieces are actual vintage pieces, they just aren't being used anymore.

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The studios track the pieces with bar coded stickers. The fun part is, the guys always leave the stickers on.


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My little pine table starred in some long-lost Dreamworks movie somewhere in its' lifetime. Truth be told - the first thing I checked when I got home was which production studio was behind any Nancy Meyer movie....unfortunately, not Dreamworks. The mystery continues...


This next picture is for you, Janet! Here's a wide-angle look at our entry : )


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I was having a little "girl's night out" at our house and decided to spruce up our entry with some fresh flowers. It's Ranuncula season right, and with the Ranuncula fields right up the street - they're everywhere!

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Also in full bloom right now - our lemon tree! It's the one thing I can actually grow. We have so many that I'm literally filling random bowls around our house.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and thank you for sticking with me through my technical difficulties!

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful table! I'm really starting to dig the old pine pieces. It seems like they're getting really hard to find.

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  2. Beautiful. Ranunculus are my very favorite flower, but I see a wipmy, half dead bundle maybe once a year In my supermarket of all places, if I'm lucky. That's what I get for living in the snowy mountains. Seeing your picture made me so so happy!

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  3. That table is beautiful! I loved your girls night out, how fun and what a perfect setting! The flowers are beautiful, so vibrant. I am so glad that you had a great weekend! :)

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  4. LOVE the new pine entry table....it's perfect for the space. Ranunculus mean that Spring is around the corner....so ready for it!

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  5. hi melissa,

    you are seriously hurting me. i adore that table and it's mysterious starlet life. and your entry? omg. i knew it was going to be gorgeous. since you are into granting my wishes...what do you say we swap houses for a weekend.

    i'm so glad you got to meet annie. you are two of the nicest people i've met via the blogworld.

    xo
    janet

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  6. Melissa,

    Your entry way is so beautiful... a little room with your new table and a pair of chairs...and those windows...! i love the ranunculus in the mason jars and bowls of lemons everywhere...how wonderful!

    xo annie

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  7. mmmmm, i want that table!!! just gorgeous and what a fun history!! we use soooo many lemons each week, how I wish I hade a tree. between salad dressings, marinades and lemonade (which my older son makes everyday!) we consume more than our fair share!

    xo,
    Tessa

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  8. i wanted to grab that table and run for the hills when i saw it at your house. you need to help me find one just like it! can't wait to see you soon. xoxo

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  9. Love this whole post, and entire blog actually! We popped into your store this weekend and I can't wait to hurry back in!!! My kids were a bit to wild and tired to contain while I shopped away! I must return soon! Love it!

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  10. Your table looks so good!! I love your beautiful entryway. How much fun to have items from old movie sets...oh to get on a Nancy Meyer's set. Happy you have your pictures back!

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  11. melissa, what is the paint color in your entry? i love it.

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  12. WOW! Your photos are amazing, your home beautiful...it COULD be in a Nancy Meyer movie!:)

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  13. Such a beautiful entry! Adore your pine table, too! Nancy Meyer movies are always my favorite, I buy them so I can look at the interiors over and over again. xo

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  14. Oh I love your entryway...
    fresh flowers are always a nice touch ♥

    I'm your newest follower:)

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  15. your home makes me sigh..its so calm and beautiful!

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  16. There is nothing like California design. Not to mention (I'm so jealous) lemon tree in your yard! It is wonderful.

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  17. Holy Cow!!!! What fabulous pieces and what a story, I love it!

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  18. I am most Glad to have found you! Those flowers are beautiful my mom had red ones in our backyard when we were kids. BTW your entry way is fab.I'll be back!

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  19. What a gorgeous table! I love the history in every vintage piece. I can't just leave my comment at that though, as I am friends with some of the lovely ladies that you had to your gorgeous home on Saturday and I just wanted to introduce myself to you. My name is Sam. I live just up the coast from you in Dana Point. Your home is stunning. What a lovely host you are. I look forward to visiting your blog, and your store! xo Samantha

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  20. What a great story attached to a great piece of furniture!

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  21. What a beautiful entry! Would you be willing to share your paint color? I know everyone is dying to know.

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