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Hi! I’m Liz Geddes… but you can call me “Geddes.”

I dreamt up Octavia & Brown from my teeny apartment in San Francisco. But my love affair with vintage items started much earlier on the “other” coast, where I was born and raised!

As a teenager, I would wake up early on the weekends and scour for treasures at estate sales and annexes. My first big purchase was a black Navy steamer trunk with brass nail heads - it was huge and heavy, but I loved it!

Around that same time, I also worked part-time at a flower shop in the area. I still believe that flowers are the perfect accessory for any room-- That’s why you’ll see them show up in a lot of my photos.

A few things I believe in:
1. Great design can come from any era.
2. Everyone should…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 12
  • Joined November 11, 2009

Favorite materials

Metal, glass, milk glass, steel, tin, silver, black glass, brass and copper

About

Hi! I’m Liz Geddes… but you can call me “Geddes.”

I dreamt up Octavia & Brown from my teeny apartment in San Francisco. But my love affair with vintage items started much earlier on the “other” coast, where I was born and raised!

As a teenager, I would wake up early on the weekends and scour for treasures at estate sales and annexes. My first big purchase was a black Navy steamer trunk with brass nail heads - it was huge and heavy, but I loved it!

Around that same time, I also worked part-time at a flower shop in the area. I still believe that flowers are the perfect accessory for any room-- That’s why you’ll see them show up in a lot of my photos.

A few things I believe in:
1. Great design can come from any era.
2. Everyone should have at least one item in their home that they REALLY, REALLY love.
3. Finding vintage items you love shouldn’t break the bank.
4. Decorating your home shouldn’t give you a headache
5. Vintage items make fantastic gifts!

Here I am… back on the East Coast again! I enjoy running along Hudson River Park, easting out/ cooking in and going to see live music as often as possible. I don’t drink coffee, I love spring and fall (given this winter I am still considering hightailing it back to SF!) and dogs.

I’m here to share what I love with you – enjoy!

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