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Hunters and Gatherers

Summer Sales

When you see a tag sale sign by the side of the road, do you pull over in hopes to find treasure among the trash?  To be honest, we’re not tag sale people per se but you could talk us into shopping on Hunters Alley, the newest addition to the One Kings Lane family billed as a curated, peer-to-peer marketplace.

Chief Hunteress – Alison Pincus

A combination of 1stdibs, eBay, craigslist and Etsy, Hunters Alley was created by OKL founder Alison Pincus as a platform for vetted tastemakers to sell “almost new and lovingly used” home decor.  All you need to do is set up an account to sell your treasures and with their concierge service, they’ll do the rest.  And for buyers, gone are the days of dumpster diving – this site takes hunting and gathering to a whole new level!

Pacific Heights Pad – Celine Z.

San Francisco Victorian – Peggy M.

This online find is still in beta mode so alas, we couldn’t shop for our new living room but we did enjoy reading the seller profiles and getting a glimpse of their own chic homes.  Rumor has it Hunters Alley will go live by the end of the month, just in time for us to sell the last remaining pieces of our former, more traditional decor.  French pleat curtains, anyone?  How about a collection of crystal decanters?

Presidio Heights Home – Allison S.

Hunters Alley Treasures

Are you a hunter and gatherer?  If so, what are your favorite online sources for vintage home decor?

P.S.  Another great site we’ve just discovered is Joy & Revelry where we just picked up these mid-century bookends!

Photos via Hunters Alley and California Home + Design

Fabulous Finds

Let’s Go Shopping: Boticca

Where we you go to find beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind fashionable finds made by more than 160 artisans in over 40 countries?  Boticca, of course…  and you wouldn’t have to leave your desk!

Sari Glassman - Flowers Necklace

Sari Glassman - Flowers Necklace

Domakaya - Crochet Flower Bag

Domakaya - Crochet Flower Bag

Founded by two French Iranians who have tracked down designers from Israel to Istanbul, this online store offers a shopping experience like no other.  If accessories make the outfit, then you won’t have any trouble finding something that will have your girlfriends asking, “Oh my goodness, where did you get that gorgeous ____________ (fill in the blank with necklace, earrings, bracelet, ring, purse or scarf)?!”

Toosis - Amethyst Earrings

Toosis - Amethyst Earrings

Mojo - Anne Clutch

Mojo - Anne Clutch

And if you’re not quite sure what’s on trend for the season, there’s always the advice from guest curators like The Guardian‘s Life & Style Editor, Kate Carter, or Vogue.com’s features editor, Jessica Bumpus.

Gemma Redux - Jacqueline Necklace

Gemma Redux - Jacqueline Necklace

StyleMark - Nacre Flower Earrings

StyleMark - Nacre Flower Earrings

New categories and designers are being added all the time so every visit to Boticca will bring a renewed sense of discovery.  Here are some floral finds we’d like to add to our spring wardrobe …  Do you have a favorite?

Photos via Boticca

Fabulous Finds, The Latest Buzz

Let’s Go Shopping: Olive & Cocoa

Olive & Cocoa's Online Home Page

Olive & Cocoa's Online Home Page

We get a deluge of catalogs (perhaps because we shop so much?) so it’s rare to come across one that stands out from the crowd and really catches our attention.  But Olive & Cocoa did just that last month when we received Bella Madre 2010.

Jemma Blooms Apron

Jemma Blooms Apron

Paris Sticky Notes

Paris Sticky Notes

Olive & Cocoa is the brainchild of a husband and wife team of direct marketing professionals, Greg and Lisa Berglund.  Using their extensive experience with companies like Frontgate, Disney and Ballard, this dynamic duo has created a unique source for those looking for that special, thoughtful gift.

Eloise Bouquet

Eloise Bouquet

Archipelago Pomegranate Spa Set

Archipelago Pomegranate Spa Set

From gourmet food crates, to inspired decor, whimsical fashion accessories and dare we say, real floral arrangements (gasp!), each Olive & Cocoa gift comes gracefully packaged inside a handcrafted wood box and dressed with an elegant satin ribbon.

And the best part – the gift wrap is free!

Green Pearl Jasmine Candle

Green Pearl Jasmine Candle

After spending some time poring over the beautifully edited Mother’s Day collection, we told our husbands that we would welcome any present from this delightful company…

Guess who got lucky last weekend?

A Sweet Mother's Day Gift

A Sweet Mother's Day Gift

So the next time we need to say Happy Birthday, Thank You or I Love You, we know where we’ll go shopping – Olive & Cocoa, of course!

Photos from Olive & Cocoa