Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue …& a lot of shoes

antique japanese tea pot dragon  spout mounted on my wall

This little dragon hook is actually the spout of an antique Japanese tea pot …a set from the 20’s which was my moms and unfortunately broke in the 1994 earthquake or maybe it was during a move? She keeps everything so when unwrapping it a while ago to reminisce, I grabbed the dragon to be used as such {mostly decorative wall art though I do love the vintage rhinestones dripping from its neck}. I mounted it to the wall with wall mount tape.

* You may have seen it from afar in my office/dressing room post.

vintage brass elephant figurine

I found this little brass elephant at Atlantis Home Goods last week. It’s actually a bit larger than it looks.

YSL 70's platforms + YSL taurillon sandal

YSL 70’s inspired wood platform sandals from Barney’s NY sale …minimal damage done.

vintage brass mirrored tray

Vintage gold mirrored tray also from Atlantis Home Goods.

vintage luggage+vintage bag

My Father in law’s vintage luggage …I just love this tote, which was sitting in the doorway to the guest room, shoes thrown behind it and I just liked the shot. Also, I hate unpacking.

antique japanese tea set -plate

A small plate from the same tea set as the dragon spout. I found an entire set, unbroken, here.

vintage brass birds + angry birds

Another little purchase from Atlantis Home Goods …my new angry birds

marc jacobs canvas lace ups

Marc Jacobs linen lace ups …more Barney’s NY sale {though they’re a bit snug}

new white ipad 2 3g wifi

New white iPad 2 …I really had no need, thus no desire for an iPad until now. Well until 4 days before the BlogHer conference. It came in very handy I must say. {* Life Well Lived}

bebe blue suede buckle ankle heels

And something VERY blue. I actually found these Bebe “Taffy” buckle heels a few weeks ago while I was feverishly searching for the perfect suede pump to DIY. These weren’t it but I kind of died when I tried them on …and so did all the women around me. I couldn’t resist.


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • 十十f十

    August 9, 2011 |

    that bag is too handsome. i love the way you hang your accessories.

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    August 9, 2011 |

    I love all the Atlantis Home Goods pieces from this post (especially the elephant)… But once again what I love the most are all the shoes… You have the best shoe collection ever 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

  • ♥ Heels Are My Drugs ♥

    August 9, 2011 |

    OMG! those YSL and Bebe stilettos are just made for killing!

    I’m waiting for you to wear them with an adorable outfit!

    kisses from Istanbul

    follow & follow back 😉

  • Kimberly

    August 9, 2011 |

    Really love those YSL shoes! It’s a good thing we don’t have a Barney’s here or I’d go into serious debt! 🙂

  • agnes

    August 9, 2011 |

    de magnifiques photos, et les chaussures bleues sont vraiment très belles, j’adore

  • Sheree

    August 9, 2011 |

    Love the hook in the first pic..Awesome use for it too!

  • Katie

    August 9, 2011 |

    So many lovely things in this post! xo

  • Kate at Dream To Life

    August 9, 2011 |

    So loverly:>) The little angry birds and dragon spout are my favs!

  • CessOviedo

    August 9, 2011 |

    As a shoe lover my heart stopped when I saw the YSLs but totally rushed when I saw those blue heels, awesome pics!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • MJ

    August 9, 2011 |

    Oh my, at those blue Bebe heels!

  • Lindsay

    August 9, 2011 |

    Gorgeous shoe collection. I am loving all of the vintage pieces and all of the animal touches.

  • Anonymous

    August 9, 2011 |

    I love your FIL’s luggage!

  • antique engagement rings

    August 9, 2011 |

    Love the necklace and purple shoes!

  • Savvy Gal

    August 9, 2011 |

    I love the last pair of blue heels. I have a pair of blue heels with bow, I should really wear them. : )

  • Corks + Caftans

    August 9, 2011 |

    knocking it out of the park with the Atlantis stuff! I need to pop back there! Every shot is drag-to-the-desktop worthy.

    Can’t wait to see how you work the blue shoes!!! I kept thinking in my head, “Violet, you’re turning… violet!”


  • Lia

    August 9, 2011 |

    I’m obsessed with everything. I love the dragon teapot neck turned wall art / necklace holder. I really am in lust with those cobalt shoes. I kinda need them now…..

  • me

    August 9, 2011 |

    love love those bebe taffy booties, I am so saving for those :0). Can’t wait to see the outfit you put with them!!


  • La Petite Olga

    August 9, 2011 |

    I love all your shoes!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Chessa!

    August 9, 2011 |

    I really love the dragon…and especially since I’ve been feeling inspired to hang some of my bangles and things on the wall bc there’s no other place for them! that elephant is fabulous as are the birds and the shoes…to DIE for.

  • Katey

    August 9, 2011 |

    That spout-turned-hook is genius! If I find a cool but unusuable teapot at a garage sale or thrift store I may use it just for that purpose.

  • Sienna

    August 9, 2011 |

    love this post, and i love your ysl’s!!!!

  • Namine

    August 10, 2011 |

    love what you did with the tea spout that is a fabulous idea!

  • Bri

    August 10, 2011 |

    The wall hanging idea with the teapot is such a cool idea! I adore these blue shoes, of course you had to get them!


    August 10, 2011 |

    O.M.LORD, those Bebe shoes are to die!

  • oh, jenny mae

    August 10, 2011 |

    my mom had some bright blue totally-80s peep toe pumps & it was a sad day when my foot out grew them in 6th grade. i would rock them out if i wasn’t a 10 to her 7! i’ve known i’ve needed, yes, NEEDED a pair of bright blue shoes & those are tops!

  • reeree_03

    December 28, 2012 |


    I’m selling a pair of size 8 Bebe Chantal shoes on Ebay. Check them out! Username: ReeRee_03. Thanks!

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