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in the home of :: emily myers

4 Mar

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Stepping into Emily’s home was a one-of-a-kind experience.  With each piece so uniquely displayed, we found ourselves wanting to know the story behind each item.  Emily moved into her home four years ago & has put a lot of herself into it – this goes to show how much the little things, combined with personal touches, mean when working to make your house a home.

When you open Emily’s front door, you cannot help but notice the most amazing bench, which would easily cost several hundred dollars, at any commercial retailer!  Hers – an old bed, purchased for just $90.  Emily & her dad used the headboard as the back of the bench, cut the footboard in two, to use as the sides, added some wood for seating, & voila – this grand bench for much less!

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Her kitchen is immediately eye-catching!  Hanging on a wall is an old pantry door that Emily cleverly decided to add a mirror to! One thing we spotted & loved was the top of the hutch – a display of scales & teapots is adorable & so very vintage!

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Heather’s eye was immediately caught by a vintage kitchen step stool chair, which Emily told us was once her grandmothers’!  An old rolling pin & her grandmothers’ recipe box, filled with handwritten recipes, add subtle personal touches!  The last, & most exciting piece in the kitchen, was an old framed tile.  When we asked Emily where she got this, she said it was from a bathroom, in a restaurant (that we won’t name), & when she saw it she thought “I cannot leave this stall without this thing,” and the rest is history!

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As you walk into the living room, you see so many things that you can’t help but love!  Her bookshelf is one of the first that caught our eye!  Ever wonder what to do with those old magazines that you just don’t want to throw away?  Well, just ask Emily!  She uses hers to perk up her shelf & add a bit of interest.  The button jar you spy is just another of Emily’s personal touches on her gorgeous home – Emily told us that they used to string buttons when they’d visit their grandma’s house, & so this is just another way to honor her grandmother!  Other intriguing items that this bookshelf showcases are retro tinker toys, picture frames, & what appears to be a very old toy telephone.  Emily added height to her bookshelf with vases & jars of varying colors, shapes, & sizes – oh, & one very cool vintage flour sifter!

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Above Emily’s entertainment console, she has utilized what she believes to be an old table leaf, missing the middle panel.  She has placed very personal items inside, which also are memories she has kept from her grandmother – things as simple as an old framed letter from her brother to her grandma, a shadow box including her grandma’s applesauce cookie recipe, photos, & old key plates.

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Other great finds in Emily’s living room included old books, & what is thought to be a cream separator, being used as a side table.

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Emily also has an amazing coffee table that was once an old farm table – she simply cut the legs off & added casters!  When you look behind the couch, you’ll see burlap curtains, complete with stitching & buttons, which leads the way to Emily’s bedroom.

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It took a few looks around this bedroom to spot all the amazing things that Emily has acquired!  First of all, this girl has a jewelry display that just about anyone would die for, & we know you could make one too, using a few knobs from Trend Addictions!

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Emily has taken barn wood, added knobs & copper nails, & placed them inside an antique white frame – that’s all!  This serves as a great way to hang all of your jewels!  Above the barn wood pieces, we saw something we wondered about – Emily had the great idea to take an old fabric ruler, cut it down, add copper nails, & voila – a fabulous necklace hanger.   She also pointed out the box used for jewelry & trinkets underneath, which is simply an old men’s tie box.  While we noticed that Emily’s bedside tables & mirrors are different, they are still balanced & quite stunning!  The white trunk at the end of her bed was something she picked up in Rochester, but it was originally from overseas & was used for travel!  Emily’s “favorite piece in the house right now” is also in this room – it is a pretty pale pink wardrobe, which she found at the Salamanca Antique Mall!  While most would refinish this, Emily left it as is, & we can’t imagine it being any more perfect!

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Ascending the stairs, at Emily’s, one thing that most definitely stands out is the amazing barn wood railing she has created!  It only gets better as you emerge onto the second floor & find that the trim throughout the upstairs foyer is also barn wood.  Emily salvaged this wood from a neighbor’s barn that had fallen down – just another personal touch in this fabulous home!  We also spotted an amazing sign that took up an entire wall!

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The piece no one could miss upstairs was made by Emily’s aunt – simply an old wooden ladder, cut down, with amazing details such as the hinge used to hang it up & the pulley holding the frame!  From there, we find another lovely room, with very different touches!  Most of the frames in her home are made from ceiling tile… what a great idea!

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Emily’s spare bedroom is one that would make any house-guest feel right at home.  On one wall, she decorates with antique mirrors, frames, & lovely paintings that make you wonder “where can I buy that?”  That’s just it – Emily picks up things here & there, at antique malls, thrift shops, & fairs – that, like the rest of her house, are truly one-of-a-kind.  To give some detail to her adorable bedside lamps, she added small cabinet door frames around them, to which she attributed the great idea to our very own, Megan.  The room boasts soft greens, blues, & yellows, & quirky accents like vintage tins & the penny bank make the room interesting, as well as tie in the color palette.  As we learned through most of Emily’s home, her grandma is everywhere, & that is not lacking in this room – the dresser & old sewing table, currently being used as a side table, were pieces of her grandmothers’.   We also spied a few Trend Addictions’ finds in this room – her book at the foot of the bed, as well as the antiqued white mirror atop the dresser.

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Emily is clearly overflowing with talent, when it comes to antiquing, decorating, & crafting, but she has a couple of talents that we were lucky enough to have her share with us!  She showed us two pieces of artwork that she did when she attended high School at Cuba-Rushford & they’re simply amazing!

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We also discovered her talents as a photographer!  With more personal touches, these series of pictures were taken by Emily & are displayed in her entryway.

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We were incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to peek into Emily’s home & we truly hope you take away some amazing ideas from this – we sure have!

Now here comes the real test!  Emily had to have these —

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but is struggling to figure out what she should do with them – we’d love to hear from you!  What would you use these unique finds for?!​

Did you have a favorite part of this great home? Leave a comment and let us know!

Love, Us.

wear it & pair it :: the oversized sweater

29 Aug

“I hate comfy, oversized sweaters” said no one – EVER. Classic sweaters are always comfy-chic & have potential for so many possibilities! Take this look from casual, to flirty, to sophisticated with the three, very different, yet very doable outfits!

The Oversized Sweater No. 1

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WEAR IT WITH: Jeans – For a comfy & casual look, wear our Oversized Sweater with your favorite destroyed jeans! This is a great fall weekend look & can be worn so many places!

PAIR IT WITH: Flats – Casual or not, everyone wants to look chic too, so give your outfit a feminine touch with The Clare Flats.

The Oversized Sweater No. 2

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WEAR IT WITH: Maxi Skirt – Don’t put those maxis away just yet, ladies! Throw on this Mocha Maxi with our Oversized Sweater for a boho chic look.

PAIR IT WITH: Sandals – Get in the last uses of your sandals, before the snow starts to fly! But don’t be afraid to throw on a pair of boots once it gets chillier – the skirt keeps it girly enough.

The Oversized Sweater No. 3

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WEAR IT WITH: Leggings – What could be better than looking like a million dollars, yet feeling like you’re wearing pajamas?! Wear your Oversized Sweater with leggings for a more sophisticated look – throw on a statement necklace for a bit of flair!

PAIR IT WITH: Boots – You think you can’t pair brown & black?! So untrue & our Oxford Boots couldn’t have arrived at a better time! These lace-up boots are the perfect fall addition to this outfit & are right on trend.

Hop on over to our Facebook page to learn more about how to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Trend Addictions!

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monday must haves :: baker’s twine

19 Aug

Start your week off by giving someone a gift, a homemade card or a box of cookies wrapped in baker’s twine. It’s a great go-to to freshen it up and make it look nostalgic. For $5 a pop, it’s a great add to any gift you’re giving!Baker's Twine at Trend Addictions Baker's Twine at Trend Addictions

Check out some of the ideas we found on Pinterest or buy some at the store!

Happy gifting!

Love, Us.

a blog about knobs.

20 Jun

Adding new hardware is a little upgrade, that gets big results! We strive to keep a variety of unique knobs in stock at the store. They’re such a great find for that person looking for a modern facelift on an old piece of furniture. Not looking to restore something old, but create something new?! No worries – knobs make for great crafting as well – from jewelry holders to curtain tie backs, our customers have continued to amaze us with their genuine creativity! Embrace your creativity & don’t forget to post a photo to Facebook & Instagram {hashtag #TrendsTrendyTuesday} for a chance to be featured here, on our blog.

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clearance rack treasures.

28 Mar

i am not ashamed to admit that when i enter a store, i typically put my blinders on until i reach the clearance rack – who doesn’t like a good deal?! i am the same way in our store – i love seeing what doesn’t sell well, rescuing the misfit, & turning it into something no one thought of! so for all of you out there who have a mutual love of clearance items {{or for those of you who think you’ve already seen it & didn’t like it}} take a second look! here are a few spring treasures i found on our clearance rack this week – these dresses are still available in all sizes too!

B A R G A I N C H I C //

[CHEVRON TOP OF THE WORLD DRESS + IVORY NOW & THEN CARDIGAN + IVORY BELT] –
chevron is here to stay for a while, so why not grab it in some great spring colors – break it up with a solid, light colored belt, & throw on a cute cardigan, to take the chill off. [this clearance treasure outfit – $74]

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S O P H I S T I C A T E D S T E A L //

[BLACK TIE DRESS + LEOPARD BELT + AMALFI CROSSBODY] –
classic black & animal print – two trends that may never disappear. snag this ‘little black dress,’ mix it up with an animal print accent, & add a pop of color with this mini crossbody. voila! you’re ready for a night out. [this clearance treasure outfit – $84]

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C L O S E O U T C R A Z E //

[CHIC OFF THE OLD BLOCK DRESS + MAD ABOUT YOU CARDIGAN] –
ever-fashionable stripes – this simple dress brings its own pop of color & even has its own belt, so your accessorizing is simplified to grabbing a cardigan & clutch to tie it all together. [this clearance treasure outfit – $86]

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hope you enjoy.

love, heather.

think outside the box.

24 Mar

we get a lot of people who come in ask us for advice on how to decorate a wall or a room in their house. our first response is usually, what look are you going for? our second response is then, how far are you willing to go outside the box? if you’re looking to add some drama to a plain wall, try adding some unbalanced features. looking for some unique depth? try using a chair as a shelf, by screwing it into the wall. hang a hook in the middle of an empty frame with something hanging from it like we did here.

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i think everyone has an old wine jug (you can get a carlo rossi jug for $14 at the liquor store) — stick some rope in it with a big knot at the top for some character. pair it with a cute clock and some greenery and you have yourself a bedside table straight out of a pottery barn catalog.

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we like to find a problem area, and think about what we can do with it. one thing that’s a pet peeve — those chains and wires attaching a ceiling light to the ceiling. the problem solver? we wrapped some rope around it and called it a day. like the scroll in the back? you can find those here.

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speaking of rope. we love rope. i mean, we loooove rope. we use it for almost everything. remember those unbalanced features we were talking about up there? here’s a perfect example. hang a ladder from the ceiling, add some lanterns over a chair in the room for some depth, and voila — you have yourself a perfect little reading nook.

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check out what we did here in a baby’s room. we added some depth to this plain wall and screwed in some barnwood to the wall to create a tree. at the bottom we put some books and created an adorable little sitting area for the little one.

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like what you see? do you have a project or a problem area you can’t figure out? give us a shout, or stop down. we can help.

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or you can hop over here and grab one of these to help inspire you – to think outside the box.

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welcome.

9 Mar

here’s a little tidbit about us //

we, are all about you.

we are a retail boutique in upstate new york. we sell all things women, children and home. we take pride in our ideas and creativity, and it shows in our store. we love when people come in and check out displays and the way we merchandise our items. we love our customers ❤

we are here to help YOU. we want to hear your ideas, and help you implement them. we want to inspire you. in your wardrobe, in your home and in your life. check out our blog and get some inspiration, or stop by the boutique and grab some ideas. bring the kids on down, there’s something for them too ❤

so, follow us on our blog, on pinterest, on instagram and facebook — or shop online. stay connected with us, because we want to stay connected with you.

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