Friday, November 26, 2010

Joining Funky Junk Interiors Tonight!

Hi Friends.
Today Funky Junk Interiors is once again hosting a very fun Saturday Night Special! They have 3 linky opportunities, and I'm jumping in on the Collections category.

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

The blog that I'm featuring is a re-run from several months ago, but I always love a good re-run (which is why Friends is on my TV almost nightly!).

So...if you want to see some scrumptious vintage china like this...

Then head over here!

Hope you've had a fabulous holiday weekend!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Don't Forget...Small Business Saturday!!

In the midst of chopping, stirring, whipping, and praying over my pies (I'm not a baker...), I wanted to let you all in on the first ever Small Business Saturday.

After you pound the pavement on Black Friday, take a seat at your computer on Saturday morning (cup of coffee in hand...) and help support small businesses.

In this tough economy, Americans are becoming more and more creative in finding ways to support their families.

Fabulous folks of all ages and backgrounds are opening up small businesses - join them in making the American dream come true!

Shop Etsy

Shop OpenSky

For my overseas friends, shop Dwanda

Have a blessed holiday weekend!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Matryoshka Fever

I have this thing for Matryoshka nesting dolls.

I adore the kitschy-ness of each design and the colors are always amazing.

I received my first one when I was just 9 years old. My grandmother presented me with one upon returning from Russia – one of her favorite travel spots.

I have my own little collection that I’ve pieced together, but now that I’ve been playing online, I think my collection (aka addiction) is going to expand.

First, I found this link via Rachael Ray’s magazine and here’s what I found…

These adorable Matryoshka measuring cups!

But then…on the same site, I really got into trouble when I found these

And then these...

I decided that I hadn’t been tortured quite enough, so I ventured over to Etsy to see what my fellow creative divas came up with, in the world of Matryoshka.

I'm not big on wall calendars, but one of these would be right at home in my kitchen!

Look at this yummy wallet. Yes, please!

I'm always on the lookout for cute little change purses - while traveling through Europe, those Euros take up lots of space in my wallet!

It didn't surprise me at all that these brooches are made in Latvia. Europeans have unbelievable skill in making a work of art out of felt. Beautiful!

Oh my.
So now that I see just what's out there, I want it all!

Send. Help. Please.

Hanging out with these Fabulous Folks!
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Bargain Hunting with Laurie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Groovin' to the 70's

What can I say...I still love the 70's. The music always brings back memories, the clothes were unforgettable and the freedoms that we enjoyed as kids to run and play, made everyday an adventure.

I paid a mere 50 cents for this little treasure and it’s worth so much more to me.

It’s a copy of People Magazine from 1979.

Looking through old magazines is so enjoyable.
A real pictorial blast from the past.

This particular People is a peek straight into my days of youth (yes, I’m that old…).

Check out the cover…

And just inside the cover is this ad for Chaz, featuring one of my favorites, Tom Selleck. He’s still as adorable now as he ever was. I miss my Magnum P.I.

There is also a feature article on Brooke Sheilds. I adored her as a kid and I have to say that she’s one of the few child stars that ended up growing into a well balanced adult!

Now onto some 70’s wheels…

This was the same kind of ride that one of my favorite neighborhood family’s drove. I LOVED their groovy van and all the fancy features that it had inside…including shag carpet, of course.

This was the car of my dreams.
Especially in yellow.
The only thing missing is a surf rack on top!

I have to say that I would still drive one of these today!

Now onto home d├ęcor…

Chandies (aka chandeliers) were in! And they still are!

Remember this? A monstrous hunk of wood to house the TV.

Now that I’m looking at it, I wonder what it would look like if you painted it a nice shabby pink…hmmmm…might be worth investigating!

And finally a little reminder of just how cool Neil Diamond was.
I still love his music.
Right on!

I hope you enjoyed our little groove down this 70's path.

Until next time, keep on truckin'!

Here's who we're playing with today!


Monday, November 8, 2010

A Morning Masterpiece

When I woke up this morning, I couldn't figure out why my bedroom looked pink.

Really, really pink!

Then I looked outside...

Wow. God certainly knows how to paint the sky.

As always, He gets the bonus points today.

Hope your week is Blessed!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gettin' My Craft On

I still have a bazillion projects on my plate… furniture to finally finish painting, working on the shop, and of course Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!

But this weekend I took some time out to make a special gift for a sweet new baby girl - Ms. Madalynn!

Some of our friends were blessed with a new baby about 3 weeks ago. I would have had her little gift ready prior to her birth, but this gift is personalized and they kept her name a secret until her birth.

I have to say that I don’t blame them for keeping her name a secret – everyone always has an opinion about the name that You choose for Your baby. (Especially when you choose to name your baby boy ‘Rowdy’ like we did!).

So here’s the palette that I started with…
this bee-u-tee-ful frame from Goodwill.
You know you want one.

While the paint was drying on the frame, I got my groovy deco paper ready…

And the finished girly gift…

Yay! Another finished project and the best part about it is that it’s a blessing to a sweet new baby girl.

Welcome, Ms. Madalynn!

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Hurry! The Spectacular Vintage Give-Away ends Sunday!

Get on over to Poor Pitiful Pearl's blog page!

We've sponsored a Give-Away there this week and it ends on Sunday.

Here's what 'cha get...
$20 in Store Credit plus FREE shipping!

Use it now...use it later...or use it to buy a Christmas gift!

Here are a few items from our store that could be Yours...

Details for entry are at the bottom of the interview.

Can't wait to see who our Winner is!!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

It's a Give-Away!

Hi Friends!
I’m very excited to share with you all that I’ve been featured this week on Poor Pitiful Pearl’s blog!

Sweet Shauna highlights an “Interesting Person o f the Week” and this week it’s Me!

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So honored… Now I’m just hoping that people will actually think I’m interesting...

Along with this very fun blog feature is a give-away from Sweet European Dreams!

The give-away is a $20 store credit – use it now or save it for later.
You also get FREE shipping!

How to enter?

Go play on Poor Pitiful Pearl’s blog and you will find all the details there.

This Give-Away goes through Sunday, November 7th, so visit soon!

Can’t wait to see who the winner is!

I Love Easter and All, But...

I don’t exactly want a year-round Easter-themed kitchen.

You know how I’ve been refinishing some dining room pieces?

Here’s the before…

Here’s the prime…

Here’s the shade that I was aiming for…

Here’s the shade that I ended up with. Errrghhhhh….

Yep. The paint that I was thinking of was a dreamy greenish-blue. This is actually the perfect shade for an Easter egg.

Yuck. I detest do-overs.

So…I’m now sanding again…and again.

Hopefully the next time you see this table, it will be worthy of Fab!!!

Wish me luck (and patience).

Update...make sure you check out our Give-Away!!! It's a $20 store credit (aka sweeeet blessing!) to our Sweet European Dreams shop plus FREE shipping!

Find the details here on Poor Pitiful Pearl's Blog!

This Give-Away goes through Sunday, November 7th, so visit soon!

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