Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
over the weekend a friend of mine had a garage sale. so on friday i started cleaning out my closets like a mad woman. in the process i pulled out an antique laundry basket that i had gotten on ebay last year and some rusty iron fleur de lis candlesticks that i bought for a $1 each at the christmastree shop last year. i was at the garage sale most of the day yesterday and she had it again today. well it didn't go so well today...1 customer and $5. i also managed to snag a frame from her and a lamp yesterday. i've already put my spin on them with the profile of cali and the decorated lampshade.(thanks angie over at the happy homebody) i'm now obsessed with the idea of decorating lampshades. one problem though, they only carry two different sizes of those self adhesive shades at joanns and the larger size was too large and the small one, which i bought, is too small. oh well, it's staying like that for now!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
okay, so i'm finally getting over my pumpkin decorating obsession. i just made one more for my dining room table and 2 for a friend of mine who just got married. she has a cocker spaniel and on one of the pumpkins i did a silhouette. of course after i packed the pumkins up to send off to her i remembered that i didn't take pics. it's a cute idea though and you could even do your cat's profile or your kids. i am done buying fall decor for now...no more room to put it... although i did see some dark sparkly pumpkins at joanns. if they still have them and they go on super duper clearance, then i'll buy them. i went to the dollar tree last night. bought some propel water, batteries, air fresheners(renuzit rasberry-smell great) and the above christmas balls. yes, they have their christmas stuff out now and if you don't snatch it up soon, it will be gone by the time you actually need it. i have an apothecay jar on my mantle that is currently filled with faux pumpkins and gourds. i figure i'll fill it up with the balls. apothecary jars are so versatile. you could fill them up with just about anything and change it out for the season or whatever holiday it happens to be.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I keep seeing these cool pumpkins all over the blogs and I just love them. So yesterday I made a trip to Michaels to pick up some pumpkins, stencils and a new sharpie. I also added some tulle ribbon that I had left over and some wire ribbon.. The "c" pumpkin is for my doggy Cali. Such a quick project that makes a great impact.