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…three potato four.

i never heard of it until our graphic designer mentioned it as one of her favorite vintage stores, where she finds some of the awesome stuff in her home.

then today i was getting coffee and saw a flyer for a barn sale the store is holding this weekend and i checked out the website… now i know one thing i’m doing saturday!

the shop is full of hand-picked vintage treasures ranging from books, signs, glass bottles and mugs to blankets, furniture and other various oddities.  plus it’s owned by a sweet married couple with two adorable little kids :)  check out their blog too, where they post shop updates and cute family photos.



this is the first barn sale they’re holding – as a change from having normal hours, they will have one of these every month. check out their website for more info!

-Jan 28, 2011, 7:19PM
I remember them from a Cookie magazine article! they seem pretty cool, lucky you live near their shop. they only had one child when that article came out, cute family,,
Taylor -Jan 28, 2011, 6:00PM
where is the store?

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one of our fp girls out on the west coast sent me these adorable photos that i had to share…

our so-cal DVM had a day at her daughter’s school called “occupation celebration” where she talked to the kids about her awesome job at FP  – she dressed up the girls like mannequins and chatted all about being a district visual manager – how cute?!

and this is claude, a new pup belonging to our visual manager on the west coast! above is claude as an itty bitty pup, and here is is on his first fp store visit, in santa monica:



this is just too much…i need a puppy!!!

margaux -Feb 09, 2011, 1:10AM
oh my god, i just died
kim @ fptorrance -Jan 29, 2011, 5:50PM
this post melts my heart! i love the mini fp models- so cute!!! claude just makes me swoon!

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our new pittsburgh store also opens today as well! i don’t have any photos of the store yet but i will post them when i do! find them on facebook here.

-Feb 14, 2011, 10:19PM
I am so excited that you guys have a store here in pittsburgh!! I was casually looking around on the internet and your blog site popped up! I've been looking for a unique store that fits much of what I like!
Audrey -Jan 30, 2011, 6:42PM

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our houston store opens today! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello :) here’s a little peek at the store…

they have gorgeous carved wooden doors like the ones we had in our old building!


the lovely ladies of fp houston



check them out on facebook here. i’ll post more pics of the store soon!

heatherzhy -Feb 03, 2011, 3:30PM
When's St. Louis's turn? St. Louis is totally qualified!
-Jan 28, 2011, 8:08PM
open a free people in center city philadelphia!!!

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lovely ladies all bundled up for the cold!

how cool are these docs?? similar to the ones we’re selling here.


i like this plaid/leopard combo.



and this cute & quirky sweater/leggings/boot combo :)


pretty lace and printed skirt.


and a vintage hunting jacket with cool patches!


Lisa -Jan 31, 2011, 7:31AM
I'd never have been able to wear any of the above when I was working in the city ! The clothes look great though.
Erin -Jan 28, 2011, 1:20AM
Somehow not as glamorous as the catalog, but cozy none the less!

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we have another new lookbook up online! “la boheme” is a gorgeous mix of airy fabrics, soft colors, crochet, animal and floral prints. it’s romantic and sweet and i could easily see these outfits floating down the streets of paris. which one is your favorite?

look one:

look two:

look three:

look four:

look five:

look six:

look seven:

(click on each image to go to our website and see all items in the outfit)

here are you results from last week’s poll!

apparel/ clothing/ T-shirts or jerseys -Jan 28, 2011, 4:33AM
They all look fabulous, what type of cloth are they made of?
Molly -Jan 27, 2011, 8:28PM
Definitely 3. Love the hat and the little bit of lace on the dress.

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one of our designers celebrated a birthday yesterday and how lovely is this spread some of our fp grils put together for her? fresh fruit, yogurt with honey, oats, cute cookies, cake and flowers…perfect! (raspberries…mmmmmm…my fave).

Eva -Jan 27, 2011, 8:37PM
Yummy! And what an awesome birthday! It looks as though working for FP is an absolute blast!
Tiffany -Jan 27, 2011, 2:14PM
everything looks so yummy XOXO,

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winter strikes again… a little over a foot fell in the city and i went for a little walk this morning and took some photos before beginning the trek down to the navy yard.  i actually love the brief period of time after a large snowfall when everything is blanketed in white and the snow muffles the usual sounds of the city, creating a peaceful lull.  people even seem to say hi on the street more often, offering a warm smile of commiseration for others out shoveling or trudging through snow up to their knees.

but don’t get me wrong, i am more than ready for spring! enough of this nonsense :)

Monica -Jan 29, 2011, 4:34PM
Beautiful photos and a beautifully worded discription of the bliss that snow can bring to a city. Makes me miss my days in New York City! ...but you can't beat the California sun... try and stay warm!
Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Jan 27, 2011, 8:38PM
Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. That snow covered Vespa made me happy and sad all in one.

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after jemma posted about our extreme series oversized and boxy tees the other day i went and checked out the shop online and started thinking about how i’d wear some of these items. like she said, i also tend to over-size it when i buy shirts because i like them a little baggier – so these extreme tees are right up my alley!  we had a little fun today trying some outfits on, and with the color scheme of the items we picked, the bamboo forest at the end of the hall beckoned to us…









jemma is wearing: super tee, suede utility short and fallon felt fedora.

i am wearing: boxy solid pullover (color coming soon), directions in lace maxi, janis brimmed wool hat, stirrup ankle boot, fringe crossbody, warrior arrowhead ring, millau wrap bracelet.

check out our extreme series: oversized and boxy, here!

clothing -Jan 28, 2011, 4:06AM
Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing.
fp julia -Jan 27, 2011, 10:25AM
thanks guys!! after trying on the lace maxi i now think i need to get it :)

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you guys have probably heard of erica domesek of the blog p.s. – i made this… by now – she’s a DIY genius. i love how she can make a project i’d never even think of seem so easy and do-able.  for example, this feather headpiece – with spring and festival season creeping up on us it definitely has the wheels in my head turning, thinking of fun headpieces i can make and wear all summer long.

p.s. i made this…

images via we heart it.

ali Wood -Feb 06, 2011, 4:11PM
where can you find raw hide?
mel -Jan 27, 2011, 7:27PM
can't wait to make these! love.

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guys…i think i’ve lost my mind. winter is really getting to me. wake me when it’s spring!

Anastasia -Jul 22, 2012, 10:51AM
I like so much that the owl is everywhere..............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anonymous -Jan 31, 2011, 9:40PM
hahaha! I love this blog so much. The little owl cracks me up, you aren't going insane, just imaginative and goofy! I love it.

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lizzy janssen is an amazing artist, has great style, and is just an awesome person- so its no surprise that her home (in fishtown, philadelphia) is a reflection of all those things. lizzy describes it as somewhere in the early american, meets 1950’s housewife, meets mid-century modern neighborhood :) another fun fact – it was designed by our creative director, who lives here!

i’m completely in love with her place…the exposed brick, the spiral staircase, the amazing bathroom and her adorable cat arlo in the above picture (named after arlo guthrie).


most of the stuff lizzy has decorated her place with – the furniture, paintings and figurines – was found at thrift stores, garage sales, and sometimes even on the curb! her favorite thrift stores in philly are germantown thrift and three potato four, in manayunk.


here’s a quick little interview with lizzy, and check out more photos of her sweet place in the slideshow below!


you can check out another tour of lizzy’s home here!

Chase Howard -Jun 20, 2013, 10:27AM
Thanks so much for sharing this! I have been looking up spiral staircase prices and was wondering where you got yours from? I am building a new house and I think that something similar in style would look really good!
Lindsey Nichols -Feb 24, 2011, 3:35AM
Being a graphic designer myself, and Loving ALL things old and vintage.. this post is not only inspiring but just a breathe of fresh air to see :). Sometimes I think that all people forget about the good things in life, like s local thrift store or estate sale... its where all the real treasures are found :)! Great post free people, i love you blog and only could dream to work for you some day. Your Graphic Designer has a sick place ps!!!! xoxo, Lindsey Nichols

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