Monday, March 28, 2011

Really, Just Let 'Em

I'm going to introduce you to two of my new virtual BFF's today.  The above banner was made by Joosy Card Co. on Etsy.  I can't remember how I found her but, wow, she does beautiful, whimsical art.  Just got it today and already knew where it was going...the dining room, of course!

We gave Matt a 3-D puzzle of NYC for Christmas and he set it up on the dining room table.  It's been there since then.  I've been slowly putting my foot down about moving it, getting stronger the last few days knowing I had this beautiful banner coming and wanted to claim my favorite room again.  He moved it when he got home from school today.  I think, when he saw me putting up the banner, he thought some kind of mutant glitter was going to attack his puzzle.

I do love this room.  I call it my circus room.  Pale pink and robin's egg blue and lots of frou frou.   See my daddy's pool cue propped in the corner?  My daddy is in there, too.  And so many of my favorite things.

The requisite Alamo that every Texan has to have at least one of, not to mention a suitcase bar.

This new pretty is a chicken feeder that I found at Luckett's.  I cleaned it up and put my favorite nest in it and perched it on the cake plate stand that Amy (Inspire Co.) Powers gave me.

Atop is a little pretty from another virtual BFF, Meadow Street.  They make the most beautiful ribbon flowers and flower cufflets.  They make me swoon...cherry on top.

When I got married the first time, my mom and I picked out the china together.  I found a pattern right away that I totally loved.  A few days later the store where I picked it out called and said it had been discontinued.  I was heartbroken but we found another beautiful pattern that I still love.  About a year ago my good buddies from Empty Nest Estate Sales had a sale where there was a set of the pattern that I originally loved.  I was so mad at myself when I let it get away but just couldn't pull the trigger at the time for some reason.  Soooo, Nene gave me a heads-up that another sale of theirs was going to have another set of the china.  This time I scooped it up.  After 31 years I finally have the china that I always wanted (at a steal, at that) and I think it comes at just the right time in my life.  Anyhoosville, there it is, above in all its glory.  I may be fickle about fashion but when it comes to big things, I'm lucky that I know what I like.

Though it doesn't need any embellishing, here is another flower from Meadow Street-velvet-yum, with pearls and buttons and ribbon.
One more fun, fun, happy, pretty is this party hat also from Joosy Card Co.   Dolly may have a good head for math but her mother should have told her it's more important to have a head for a party hat, crown, or tiara.  I talked her into it and she's on board with wearing it now so I can see it as soon as I walk in the front door.

Just a little close up before wrapping up.  Her art gives such a huge, fun lift, and at a great price-you should check her out.   No more purchasing posts for a while, inexpensive or not!

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