|And I do hope it's your best one yet!!!!|
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
|And thank you to all friends, new and old, for following along my life's journey. Here's to a beautiful New Year!!!!!!|
Saturday, December 14, 2013
|O.K., these are actually from pinterest but you get the idea....|
|Total mayhem.....this is what comes from people being cooped up and unable to shop for an entire week.|
Luckily we all still have time.
Procrastinators of the world.....REJOICE!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
|Old Man Winter certainly has his grip on us.|
|This madness started last Friday....the first "snow day"....|
no school and my daughter hasn't had school since then.
|Maybe tomorrow? Who knows....my sister finally drove over to Florence today and she called me when she got over the pass. She said it was the scariest drive she's ever done and thought that the knots in her back and shoulders would probably NEVER go away.|
But she made it safely and will be unpacking her car and setting up her new temporary home, at least for the next 6 months or so.
We had a great visit while she was here shopping (nearby of course because we couldn't drive far because of the icy roads) but I had a great time helping her with the things she'll need for their new home. Surprisingly (o.k., not really!) I have almost enough 'stuff' for two homes so she is borrowing a lot of my extras to get she and her dh through until they decide where they'll put down their permanent roots.
I'm so happy that they have a place right now that they can fix up a bit and get ready for the holidays.
Stay warm out there!
Friday, December 6, 2013
|Fun, fun, fun to wake up to a SNOW day today.|
|It's come down all day long~~~~|
|Good thing I bought groceries last night (along with the rest of Eugene....)|
|My hydrangeas in the backyard (shame on me for not deadheading them) look like a 'snowball' bush.|
|Front courtyard covered in white...so peaceful and quiet.|
|My snow angel.....stay warm out there.|
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
|Hit my fave antique mall today....and I was well rewarded.|
I've long been a fan of vintage fabric covered trunk drawers...my favorite booth had 3 of them, all the same fabric and all for....well, let's just say a very good price. So happy.
|See that set of tiny red leather Shakespeare books? Found those the other day, a very happy find. They're in my Etsy.|
|I love the 'watered roses' effect of this fabric....love.|
|Yep, here's another one in my foyer.....love.|
|This one is in my studio, waiting to be placed....soon.|
|This beautiful spun glass angel tree topper? In my Etsy.|
|This gorgeous pink shabby ornament? In my Etsy.|
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
|My dh started it, honestly! He's been wanting an antique desk for a loooong time. While antiquing with my sister we found it (she must bring me luck!)|
|We even have a skeleton key that was supposed to be original to this desk but it doesn't really seem to fit the locks so we'll try to get one made.|
|Some of the key holes have mother of pearl surrounding them.|
|The owner of the antique mall told us that this desk belonged to a very old Danish couple who had it shipped over from Europe when they moved here. They no longer used it or needed it so they offered it for sale at the antique mall.|
Lucky for us!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
|Then just glue away....|
|And in no time at all you have a much prettier stack of books to display, books that you're not ashamed to see the light of day.|
I like to stack these on my nightstand so I can just gaze at them when I'm finished reading....now, if you don't happen to
have a stash of vintage wallpaper on hand like I do, not to worry.
Go here for the most scrumptious digital wallpapers you've ever seen!
Beth will fix you right up with some beauties. Her shop is brimming with gorgeous wallpapers.
Have a great rest of your week, and happy book-covering!
Friday, November 8, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
|A serendipitous find today.....I certainly wasn't "looking" for them.|
|But isn't that typically when things 'find us'?|
Thursday, October 17, 2013
|I received this lovely bundle in my mail today~~~~~|
|Now we all know that there are many lovely shops on Etsy.....many, many of them. But surely we all have our favorites, right? I know I do....I |
|But my lovely friend Noel at redstripevintage |
truly has some of the most delectable french goods in her store.
They're hard to resist.
And when I received my package today I was so blown away with her care of packaging and presentation of her wares.