Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Can you ever have enough pillows? Part II

If there is anyone who is a better bargain finder than I, its my beautiful baby sister Mary. Thank you sister for the awesome pillows. I have always been a sucker for toile. These oversized lovelies are heading strait to the lake house!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lytegem Lamp

I admit it, I'm a bit of a lamp tramp. I love a really great lamp. When I saw this beauty at Tuesday Morning for $19.99, I just had to have it, whether I really needed it or not! That fact has never stopped me before, just ask my husband! I went home and discovered on the Internet that it is a commemorative limited edition reissue of a 1965 lamp by Michael Lax. The original design is part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art. Wow! How cool! It was at Design Within Reach for $125.00. I went back the next day and bought 2 more. Hey, I know a bargain when I see one! Apartment Therapy blogged about it here:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Why does this face look so familiar?

A few years ago I was walking the isles of my favorite Goodwill (honestly, they are all my favorites) when I passed by this picture. He seemed to be looking at me and asking me to take him home. So I did. The $3.99 price tag helped with that decision. There was something so familiar about that face. I did a little research and found its called "Heads of Two Clowns" by Georges Rouault. I love his expression and all the colors in the picture. He really fit in with all my stuff. So up he went with the continued nagging notion that I had seen this face before......

.....a few days later my Mother handed me a stack of old photos she wanted me to have. I put them aside for the moment. While flipping through them later I came across this familiar face. No, not the cute little tomboy sheriff posing on Christmas day, but the framed picture on the wall behind me (yes thats me). There he was! I knew I'd seen that face before! I'd always known my Mom had good taste now I have proof.

" Heads of Two Clowns" Georges Rouault

Friday, March 26, 2010


From grapefruits... cherry blossoms. Home Sweet Home.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break

Its a very pretty evening in the Desert.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pretty Yellow Lions

I went to Target to get some of that "Liberty of London" stuff everyone is raving about. Instead I found these guys. Functional and pretty.

Bartlett or Anjou?

I fount this print last night at Goodwill for $9.99. I originally picked it up because I need a frame for my "For Like Ever" print, but as I carried it around and then brought it home, it really started to grow on me. Its by Milton Glaser and its called "Floating Pear." I did a little research online and discovered it might be worth something! I am going to find just the perfect spot in my home for this gem!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Can you ever have enough pillows?

I've had these pillows in my head for a while now. I decided I had to finally get them out and into the world. I don't sew mind you. Using my daughters Hello Kitty sewing machine and fabric scraps I had from covering chair seats, I made these 2 pillows! I think they turned out pretty good...and pretty!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Silver Bracelet

Another wonderful surprise! This time from my daughter...duct tape. Pretty! I am loved.

Caviar for my wrist

A suprise from my wonderful husband. It is so pretty.I love it!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Knitting...sort of.

I love this candle. It was in the clearance room at Anthropologie. I'm a knitter so I love to see knit patterns done in unconventional ways. And it smells so pretty!

Monday, March 8, 2010

For Like Ever, Ever?

I loved this print when I first saw it in Domino and then again and again when I kept seeing it all over the internet. I decided to finally get it. Its simple and clever and so pretty.

I have 2 houses

That sounds pretty snobby I know. Its not. The best part about having 2 homes is having 2 very different lifestyles. One is about school, work, games and lessons. The other is fishing, baking and taking walks after too many games of UNO. I love the contrast. I also get to make pretty in a whole different way.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"...concrete jungle where dreams are made of.."

...just in case you like to sing along and were as confused as I was.

If I'm Vicki, your Tamra

Its sunny here in Oregon, and I got some new sunglasses. Maybe I've been watching too much "Real Housewives of Orange County" Season finale tonight! Woo-Hoo!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where I work

One of the spaces that I have designed, that I am the most proud of, is the one I work in. My Hair Salon. Many, many trips to Goodwill, Lowes and IKEA later, I love where I work, and I get to make people pretty. How many of us can say that?

Foot stool

Got this today at Value Village for $4.99. Not real sure where it will go, but I love it!


Here we go!