I Want it Now: Vintage Card Catalog Cabinet

A Feteful Life: Vintage Card Catalog CabinetMy son is obsessed with Playmobil right now. Well, actually for the past few years. I am equally in love with the toys, but am sort of losing my mind over finding their tiny accessories in every nook and cranny of our house. He’s got a fairly good “bin” system of toy organization in his room, but these little pieces need something smaller. On our trip to one of my favorite vintage toy shops this past summer, I realized that an old school card catalog cabinet would be the perfect thing! I saw a few on our visit to Off the Beaten Track Warehouse and can’t get the idea out of me head. This one from Etsy is PERFECT. So of course it’s already been sold. But I’m now firmly convinced we need one and I’m on the hunt!

Fete Local: Trohv DC

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

At AFL, we’re always on the hunt for interesting gifts or decorative items for our home and that’s what first drew us to Trohv. But we soon found out that they have much, much more to offer.

Trohv got its start in 2006 as a store called Red Tree in Baltimore, MD. It was renamed Trohv in 2011 and luckily for us, they expanded to a second location in DC. They are located in the historic Takoma Park neighborhood conveniently located on the Red Line. The collection of home goods are a mix of vintage, industrial and modern.

While this is a list of some of our favorites, this is no way covers all of the amazing things available at Trohv. So, if you’re in town, be sure to stop by to check it out for yourself or if you aren’t local, you can check out their online store which offers a small selection of what you can see in the store.

Ok, enough reading… here’s our Trohv DC Top 10!

Furniture

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

1. Beer Table Sets – {S} – Jim and I are in the midst of rehabbing our backyard and I think these tables and benches would be a perfect addition. It would be like my own little beer garden heaven. {$498}

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

2. Leather Chair – {R} – I love how Trohv artfully mixes together mid-century modern and industrial designs and this gorgeous, buttery leather chair is no exception. It would fit equally well in the home or the studio/office I pretend I have.

Art

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

3. Vintage German Periodic Table – {S} – It was so very painful to leave this awesome piece of art behind. My son is obsessed with the periodic table right now and he would have LOVED it so much. I only passed on it because it looks a bit fragile and I don’t trust my 2.5 year old not to do some serious damage to it! I will forever be jealous of the lucky owner. {$230}

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

4. Hand-Printed Monotypes – {R} – These beautiful monotypes of the night sky are made by Claire Harper, a Trohv employee. They’re gorgeous and remind me of geodes. I’d take ’em all. {$40}

Clothing + Accessories

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

5. Red Polka Dot Pajamas – {S} – There’s nothing I love more in the evening than putting on my pajamas and relaxing on the sofa with a glass of wine and a good TV show. These adorable lightweight cotton ones would be the perfect addition!

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

6. Gold Handbag – {R} – There were plenty of beautiful accessories in the store, but you know I went right for this one by Hobo Bags. I’m such a sucker for a gold bag and this one was gorgeous and the perfect size — not too big, not too small. Goldilocks right. {$220}

Kids

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

7. Topozoo – {S} – This is one cool toy! You can mix and match the different sets to make over 1200 combinations of animals. It has all the good stuff you want out of a toy as well… non-toxic, recycled wood, etc., plus I don’t think the kids will get bored with them anytime soon. {$32}

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

8. I Heart Guts Stuffies – {R} – Um … I wanted ALL of the I Heart Guts stuffies. My daughter would love this aptly-named metallic Heart of Gold. {$24}

Paper Goods

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

9. I Heart DC Notecards – {S} – Not only do I heart DC, I also love a handwritten note. A match made in heaven. {$15.95}

A Feteful Life: Trohv DC

10. No Regrets Temporary Tattoos – {R} – Hehehehe. If you know me at all, you know that I can be slightly liberal with expletives. Plus pretty typography and kick ass messages? These temporary tattoos are right up my alley. {$6.25/pack}

I Want it Now: Bertoia Side Chair

Bertoia Side Chair ChromeI confessed my love for the classic designs of Knoll furniture back in my book round up post but this Bertoia Side Chair has been a long time favorite of mine. I desperately want them around my kitchen table but, alas, I’m still waiting to get them. They just don’t seem kid friendly enough for my 2 year old to comfortably climb in and out of, let alone kneel at (since he refuses to sit on his bottom for longer than one second at a time). Mark my words, someday they will be mine.