A Sad Day and Some Things I Love

June 26, 2009 at 4:00 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What a sad day today is.  Words cannot describe how much Michael Jackson will be missed.  He is such a huge talent and has always been a big part of my life. 

 

I really didn’t think anything was fitting to post about on such a sad day, but then decided to pay a tribute and then cheer up with some things that I am loving. 

 

I love clear furniture, I love lucite.  Need I say more?

downersI know these are tiny pictures, but I am totally wanting these cookie jars!  Hilariously funny.

I also know that this bowl is a bit sick, but also freakishly adorable.  Tony loves zombies, so I thought he’d like this!

This red retro lamp would look perfect in my kitchen!

http://www.theposterlist.com/  via: More Ways To Waste Time

http://www.theposterlist.com/ via: More Ways To Waste Time

I love this poster!  I would like to hang it in the office.  Check out More Ways to Waste Time to see the deal they have going on!

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Chair (Bench) Love

March 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This weeks chair love is not only a little early, but a little different.  Its not exactly a traditional chair, but a bench.  Hey, a bench is a seat too, right? When I saw this little vintage Hollywood Regency style bench on Etsy.com I just couldn’t help but post it.  I think this would be adorable as a vanity seat, in a bathroom, or at the foot of a bed.  My bed, to be exact!

Gorgeous!  If I had any money right now I’d snatch it up! 🙂

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Owls Make A Comeback

January 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I recently found a necklace in a box of childhood stuff that I used to use as dress-up jewelry when I was a kid. The necklace is a large owl. It was so weird and interesting when I was little that I had to get the necklace out and do some research. Come to find out, the necklace was very popular in the 70’s. Many designers had versions of the owl pendant necklace, each looking a bit different. The sad part, however, is that my owl is missing it’s feet. The parts are connected with rings, and mine has fallen apart. I have the body, but need to reattach it. Maybe with some more searching I can find his poor missing feet. Here is what mine currently looks like.

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I think the necklace is so cool even without the body that I am determined to wear it! Here is a vintage owl with his whole body intact, but in a more silevr color:

A little more research led me to find that these necklaces are regaining popularity, both vintage and reproductions. Etsy has some versions for sale:

Ebay also has many versions for sale:

So, go ahead, jump on this owl bandwagon- again! 🙂

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Etsy: A New Fav.

January 6, 2009 at 10:03 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I had heard of Etsy before, but had never shopped thier site.  Before Christmas my mom asked me if I had, and said that she was going to try it.  When Christmas day rolled around, we were both delightfully surprised. 

She had ordered me this adorable apron and potholder set from an Etsy seller named Annie’s Attic.  The set was so cute, the seller had quick shipping, and it came all wrapped up in matching tissue and ribbon, with a hand written thank you on it.  We were so impressed not only by the wonderful products, but also by the personable service.  We just had to promote Etsy and this particular seller.  No more poor service (thank you greatbookdeals at Amazon) and no more torn up packages and broken toys (another Christmas story), this was great on-line shopping. 

Take a look at this oh-so-cute apron and potholder!

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Thank you Annie’s Attic and Etsy!  We will both be return customers!

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