Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy as a Kid on Christmas Day!!!!

I totally felt a rush of  glee this afternoon when I opened my front door and there was my package from Tonic Living!!!! Woo freakin Hooo! If you have followed my blog at all you will know that I change my window covering pretty frequently... I never seem to find the right curtains or fabric for curtains, well that is until recently when I was randomly googling another fabric I was considering for living room curtains but it just wasn't speaking to me... Instead I ran into this gorgeous fabric called Sweet William from the Canadian company Tonic Living 

The bloggers RamblingRenovators used it for bedroom drapes and it turned out so beautiful

You can read all about their experience and see more beautiful photo's
 here . Funny thing is I still wasn't sure although I couldn't stop thinking about the fabric, that is until one day I was in Homegoods searching for something for my mother's home and I spotted the same fabric used on a lampshade!  I purchased the lamp and decided to order the fabric the next day!  Here is a not so great photo of my new lampshade although I decided to use it with a lamp I already had and use the lamp it came with in my bedroom (I'll save that for another post).  Oh and yes I know the lamp shade looks crooked although it doesn't look that way in real life...

So here is quick photo I snapped of my 12 yards of fabric I got in the mail today!!!!

I can't wait to get started on my new curtains!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Best Thrift Store Score Ever and a Small Project!!!

I've written about my love for collecting china a couple of times and the other day when the kids were out of school for a snow day we were bored and the streets were clear so we hit up a couple of local thrift stores and I found a very gently used set of Dresden Rose china by Mikasa!  The set was priced at $39 but the store manager knocked off $10 and I only paid $29 because one teacup had a slight yellowing around the edge which after getting it home and washing all the pieces turned out to be just some good ol dirt which washed right off! I left the store feeling like I had hit the jackpot! Here is my "new" china in my china cabinet along with my milk glass collection.

Oh and also don't know if you noticed but I also painted the inside of the china cabinet! I'm super excited about it since I was extremly afraid to do this but I love the results and it really makes the white dishes pop!  Here is what it looked like a couple of days ago when I first purchased the china.

As always thanks for reading and a heads up that I'm going to do a giveaway very soon so stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Bit of Sparkle

I don't know about you but sometimes I just love sparkle! Especially during the gloomy winter days, I really need a bit of sparkle in my life.  My husband and I have been looking at crystal chandeliers for 5 months and we had just about decided to purchase the New Orleans 5 light crystal chandelier from

At $159 it is definately in our price range and has great reviews.

Then today I saw this one on the Zgallerie website!

I love that this one is a bit more modern but can work with traditional decor as well I think, but at $369 she is most definately not in our budget! She sure is gorgeous though...

Another thing I've wanted for the house for quite a while is a venetian style mirror, I'm sure you see a theme here right?.... I love sparkly, girly the woman that has a house full of nothing but boys:)

I've been checking this one out at Anthropologie for a couple of months too has great reviews and at $198 it's one of the least expensive Venetian mirrors I've seen for sale online (if only I could find one at homegoods in perfect condition for half that).

And last but not least the beautiful Pier 1 Hayworth vanity and bench!  

The vanity is currently on sale for $299 I beleive, the mirror $199 and not too sure of the price of the bench.  I would love to have this in my bedroom, have dreamt about having a vanity since I was a little girl but never had one and this one is right up my alley, although with a toddler in the house I'm not so sure mirrored furniture is a wise idea.  Maybe I'll skip this one until he's a bit older:)