Monthly Archives: February 2014

Vendor Profile: Gusto Candles



Folks, today it’s spring out there. It may not stick around but just for today it was spring and I left the window cracked just a bit on the ride to work to air everything out. Because you know how everything gets that closed-up-for-4-months funk going on by the time the end of February rolls around?

Here at CFR we’ve relied on our wonderful vendor Gusto Candles to keep the stale at bay all winter and it’s worked like a dream. Now, I’m not normally a lover of food scented candles but the Gingerbread candle has gotten me through these last few weeks. See how it’s almost down to the bottom in that picture up there? Gusto has so many unique scents like Cucumber Wasabi, Tomato Leaf, and Lime Leaf & Lilly that I’m eager to try out but don’t wanna use up all our stock!




Gustos candles are made right here in Ohio and check out the repurposed wine glasses in the last photo down there. That’s part of their revitalized series and fits in so perfectly with Columbus Furniture Revival.


We hope you’ll stop in and pick out your favorite scent today. As Gusto says: life is short. make it smell good.


The Love we Love


Hi friends,

Are you looking for a last-minute token of affection for a loved one for Valentine’s Day? Here’s just a few of the loverly items we love in our shop:

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1. your love can wear your love

2. keychains make for a low-key {pun!} yet unique reminder of your affections

3. hang a reminder of your feelings around his/her neck

4. celebrate your mutual love for Columbus

5. sip from this set of romantic themed vintage glasses

Stop in to see us before Friday to snag one of these or many other thoughtful items in the shop. Hey, maybe your lover needs a mid-century fridge. We gotcha covered!

Vendor Profile: Poor Sparrow


We have a lot of great jewelry in the shop but one little bird has been with us since the near-beginning so I’d like to get her vendor profile kicked off.

Poor Sparrow has had us swooning for a long time, along with the rest of Columbus. Katie Guagenti has long been a staple of flea markets and festivals with her line of jewelry crafted from a mix of vintage and modern materials. Her pieces are always in demand here at CFR.

We like to think of Poor Sparrow as the jeweled equivalent of Columbus Furniture Revival: start with something vintage, give it a little love, add a touch of modern pop and send it back out into the world for another trip.

We hope you’ll stop in the shop in these coming months as we all anticipate spring: the days when layers come off and bits of skin start showing, begging for the perfect, delicate accessory to welcome our bodies back into the sunshine.


Winter Blues or Springtime Hues?


Does anyone know what the groundhogs of the northern hemisphere are doing today? Do we get 6 more weeks of this? I kinda think we’ve earned an early spring at this point. At least my gas bill thinks so…

So the question floating around this store today is are we sticking with our winter blues or moving on to springtime hues? We have so many lovely shades of blue in the shop that have honestly gotten me through some of these dark winter days. I look at the pretty inside and forget about the nasty outside. { It’s downtown, folks. Things don’t stay white and fluffy down here. }

But I have it on good authority that Lauren has some bright, spring-ish pieces just on the brink of finding their way into the store. I have to be honest that I feel pretty ready to welcome in the bright. I’m ready to welcome in the pastel, ready to welcome in the warm.

But for a little while maybe we can have both? I’m going to show off a few of my favorite blue items in the shop and stay tuned to our social media for posts introducing our vernal additions.


^^^ Gradients of blue: teal sandwiched in between navy and our eggshell blue sweetie, Midge the Fridge ^^^


^^^ Wintertime blues harmoniously co-existing with some verdant pieces in our shop window ^^^


And lastly, don’t forget to get your tickets to our Bummer Valentine’s DIY night coming up on Feb 6th. This is a DIY night you DON’T want to miss out on. Click here for tix:  Eventbrite - Bummer Valentine DIY night