Friday, June 29, 2007

Bunny Swap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so terribly late in blogging about this (thanks to another busy travelling work week)! I can't complain too much this time though since my job duties required that I spend some time in lovely Sedona! I didn't get to spend too much time out of doors, but just driving to this breathtaking little corner of the world is enough to make anyone sigh with delight!

The best part of my week, however, was the absolutely wonderful treat that arrived in my mailbox. A wonderful package from the extremely talented Lori of Faerie Window.

This sweet bunny is just amazing. I cant describe how happy I feel just looking at her! She will be hanging in our home year round!!!! She absolutely sparkles in the sweet chic frame. Thank you so much Lori!!! I hope that you like the package that I sent to you!!!!!

Lori has many other gorgeous hand crafted treasures available in her Etsy shop. Go check it out!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Crowded House - Don't Dream it's Over

Just checking in to say hello. I have been busy working on work stuff , some new stuff, and managing life stuff in general. I'll be back in a day or two with some pics... in the meanwhile... one of my favorite songs... hard to believe this song is over 20 years old! It never gets old to me though :-).

Friday, June 15, 2007

TV Room Makeover

I hope everyone had a nice week. I just got back from my work trip and it's so good to be home. I am really looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs over the weekend.

Hooray!!!!!It's Friday! When I was a girl growing up, Friday nights often meant a trip to the local cinema. Whatever was on the screen wasn't 1/2 as important as snacks we indulged in while snuggling down into our creaky theater seats.

To this day we love movie going. But alas! There's no movie theater within this tiny town of ours, so the closest big screen is a 34 mile commute to Flagstaff.

Being movie lovers, my husband and I always dreamed of creating our own indoor theater. A few posts back, I showed you pics of the couches and posters we ordered that we thought would fit our theme of "Art Deco movie house". We'll, we ordered them, they arrived, and..... we could not get them through the TV room's tiny Victorian size doors!!! We pushed, we pulled, we argued... we gave up defeated. The upside of the couch problem was all the yards of bubble wrap they used to pad their journey. I am never at a loss as to what to do with bubble wrap!!!

Plan B. We ordered these small size single black futons online. And I set about, undaunted, refreshed and ready to make my boring tiny TV room into the movie house of my dreams. Pulled down old wall paper....

Added... red paint to walls, charcoal paint to floor and trim, red velvet curtains to window, comfy shag rug on floor. Futons placed in L shape with added black dust ruffles to cover up ugly metal legs, and art deco-ey looking red and white velvet pillows.

Movie posters on the wall.... bookshelf from Target in the corner to store our favorites, plus a jar of candy. This is also the future home of the mini popcorn machine!
To the right of the TV (in the pic below), there is a little closet that goes under the stairs where we house all of the electronic equipment and a mini fridge for keeping our drinks cool and at the ready.
Shhhh... It's time for the show!

I am pretty happy with the way it turned out, despite not being able to fit my pretty red velvet couches through the door. We still have a couple of finishing touches in mind before we consider the room complete, such as framing the posters and adding rope lighting and molding to the ceiling. I'll be sure to chronicle those additions. I'd love to hear what you think of the redo! In the meanwhile, pass the popcorn!!! :-)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy Monday

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Most of mine was spent re-doing our TV room. I'll post some before and after pictures after I get back from my business trip on Thursday.
I wanted to share the photo stream (above) of my June PFATT Halloween in July offerings. The Pumpkin Pixie sold immediately, but Little Miss Bliss is still available here.

I am very late in posting the picture below. It is from the very sweet Shabby in the City. I was fortunate enough to acquire it during one of her "flea Market Friday " sales. Can you just picture it filled with good wine, cheese and bread for a romantic picnic for two?

I'll be back in a few days with my TV room makeover pics. Have great start to the week everyone.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Fairy Jar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am soooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look look look what the mail woman brought me today.....

It's the most beautiful fairy jar from the incredibly talented hands of Maija Lepore ! I am overwhelmed by how gorgeous it is. I wish you could all see how detailed and wonderful it is in person! And the wrapping!And did you see the lovely top with the flowers???!!!! Beautiful! Thank you so very much Maija! I absolutely love it! And thanks again to the sweet Melfie for hosting this fabulously fun swap!!! To see pics of more fairy jars from this swap (including the one I made for Maija), go here !

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Blog Changes!

Please bear with me as I update the look of the blog. If you have the time, I invite you to click on the video to hear the lovely music of The Ink Spots.