Monday, January 28, 2008
Posted by Jen at 8:51 PM
I wanted to post pictures of the vignettes I put together last week, using decorations I already had at the house. Rest assured, most of the things you see were purchased on clearance, from a thrift store, or rescued from the dump.
Sideboard - FREE, left over from an estate sale my sister held...it did not sell
Mirror - FREE, rescued from the dump
Runner - $3.74, Target clearance
Rattan Candle Holder - $4.25, Goodwill
Candle in Holder - FREE, gift from a friend
Faux Amaryllis - $10, 1/2 price at an estate sale...orig. purchased for $200 from furniture store
Candle Holder - $2.25, Goodwill
Ball on Candle Holder - $.50, Michael's
Cream Pitcher - $3.25, Goodwill
Dark Brown Tray - $3.74, Target Clearance
The only thing purchased at full price was the copper color square bowl/tray that is from Southern Living at Home. I think it was $27. A lot of money for me, but I was supporting a friend in her business.
I have been suffering from either a nasty cold or my sinusitus has reared it's ugly head again. For those of you who don't know, I have surgery scheduled for this Thursday to correct this sinus problem. I have been on antibiotics for months and it as been keeping the yuckiness at bay.
While I've been in bed resting, I have been spending a lot of time on the internet being captivated by blogs from some marvelous women. I feel like my new best friend is Merideth at Like Merchant Ships, although we've never met or even conversed online! I have gone back in her archives and learned so much! I consider myself a fairly frugal gal, but she really has taught me so much! This blog thing is so cool...now I knew there was some cool stuff on the Internet, but really...I had no idea that some blogs were so fun. I also followed links to a ton of other blogs from her site that she likes to frequent.
I'm going to start sharing decorating and deal-finding adventures that I regularly have. Maybe someone will find some enjoyment from it. It will at least give me some incentive to get more projects done around the house, since I tend to procrastinate. I'll post some pictures of some vignettes I put together downstairs after I took my Christmas decorations down. I wanted to jazz up the surfaces in my home. And I found that it is helpful to take pictures and see things from a "distance" through the finished photo. It helps me to see what needs to be changed or added.
During the next few days before the surgery, I will be cleaning up my room (why is it that the master bedroom is always the last one I get to?). I don't want to be embarrassed if friends come up to my room while I'm recooperating. I'll post a picture of my new-to-me comforter set soon.
Posted by Jen at 5:06 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
I'll try to make it fun and interesting by adding pictures and videos. I got a new camera and video camera for Christmas, so I really have NO EXCUSES for not adding that fun flair.
I'll start with a picture of our family that was taken on Christmas Eve while we were waiting in line to see Santa at the Children's museum.
Posted by Jen at 3:23 PM