Thursday, March 27, 2014

Something wonderful

Something wonderful has happened! I can't believe the seasons have changed twice since my last post. I promise I'll share with you all soon!



Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Best: Mint Taffeta With A Spot Of Red

Hi friends! Its been over a month already since I last blogged! Our family spent alot time on vacation and visiting with family in the last 4 weeks. It was lovely but there is no place like home! And in the short week we have been home I have been working on lots of projects that I can't wait to share with you soon!


Today I wore this mint colored vintage taffeta dress with a red skinny belt. Both were thrifted finds! I bought this dress a couple of months back but finally got around to altering it...LAST NIGHT! There's no time like the last minute!! (Really there isn't!) I shortened it from ankle length and did a few other easy size related alterations to get a perfect fit. I am very happy with the result! I can't emphasize enough the importance of tailoring your garments.

This dress was fun to wear and actually comfortable. Then there is the color. Ohhhhhhhh the color. Like a stick of Winterfresh chewing gum! I go through color obsession phases and this is definately my current one. I love the circular cut outs and embroidery details on the bodice and the scalloped neckline. The material makes a subtle *swish* sound when I walk. It reminds me of the scene in Gone With The Wind where Rhett Butler tells Mammy he can hear the rustling sound her red petticoat!

 Happy Sunday!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rough Around The Edges: Thrifted Twin Beds

Funny story. I made a solemn promise to myself back at the end of April that I would save all of my ETSY SHOP profits instead of spending them on peter pan collar shirts from Forever21.com. And my friend Christy held me accountable like the pal that she is ;)
I have been pining for two matching twin size Jenny lind beds since the beginning of time since I was pregnant with Sophie and there was just no way I was going the $500 Land Of Nod route. I did luck out once at a thrift shop where I bought one for $10 but I have never been able to find a matching second. That was over 2 years ago. Then I found them here at walmart.com of all places! So I waited and waited checked Walmart.com and put them in my cart everyday like some kind of obsessive weirdo. (Come on you know you do it too!) And in no time I had earned more than enough to pay for both beds. But the very negative and small amount of reviews made me skeptical. And the more I thought about one of my girls snapping a sprindle off those $239.00 beds the more apprehensive I became.

Then...

A "good blogger" would wait to show you a "before" pic when there is an "after" to go with it. Sorry I'm not that blogger. Ha!
 I got a matching pair of these for only $10 each! Painted white they will be perfect for my girl's shared bedroom.
 As you can see they are a little rough around the edges. More than a little really... but nothing some wood putty, sandpaper, primer and paint can't fix. And the good thing about furniture like this is that if I want to replace it or trade up in the future I don't have alot of money invested and I won't feel bad about it.
 I am guessing at the age of these beds. Based on their style I estimate them to be from between 1930 and 1950. There is this stamp on the back of one of the headboards. If you have any idea what this means I'd love to hear it!
I have been plotting and plotting and pinning and pinning. I think I have a pretty solid design in mind for my girls' bedroom now but all the awesomeness will have to wait until after vacation.

Lets just say it involves one of these colors on the wall...The curiously strong and yes, trendy mint green seafoam or whatever.
These jaw dropping accent tables ( Because WOW!)
From Here (Seriously where else?!)
And this HUGE picture of a fawn. Because deer are the most adorable creatures on the earth according to my girls. Dear Deer.

here

I can't wait to really get it all together for them. In theory I love decorating but I don't think it loves me! haha
 TO BE CONTINUED...