Saturday, February 28, 2009

Take your husband shopping at Home Depot!
Men love this store. What's more important - they love buying things at this store!

We went in yesterday to pick up some FREE little paint chips, so we could decide on a color to paint our bathroom.

We came out with two WONDERFUL chandeliers for our kitchen. The one above is hanging over the main working area of the kitchen. LOVE it!

The beaded chandelier below is hanging over my kitchen table. LOVE it!

What's important to remember here - if I had gone in by myself, I would have looked at these wonderful lights. But I would have drooled, and then left with my free little paint chips.

But with hubby with me, and both of us drooling (ok, maybe he didn't drool, but he did like them), we left with our free little paint chips AND our wonderful chandeliers!

Warning: if you are offended by ugly light fixtures, please do not scroll down any further!

Because the next photo is a picture of the light fixtures that were in our kitchen when we bought this house.

And they are BAD!

The WORST ever made!


So, look at your own risk.

See? I told you! Scroll back up and look at the new ones again. I don't want you to leave my blog while you are gagging. I want you to come back!

Please. Scroll back up!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Buy It By The Box
The first day I stopped at this estate sale, I looked, I wanted, I did not buy. At 10 p.m. that night I had non-buyer's remorse. So what's a girl to do?
Be at their door at 8 a.m. the following morning, of course. Thankfully I didn't have to be at work until 9 a.m.

So, you know what I will be washing tomorrow.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Another Thank You . . .

Wow, when it rains, it pours. I got another fun package in the mail this week. Layla of The Lettered Cottage drew names for five different craft magazines. And I was lucky enough to be one of the names she drew! She sent me this wonderful volume of Card Creations. It has some beautiful projects in it!

Thank you so much, Layla! I really appreciate it!

If you are not familiar with her blog, please go by today! She always posts beautiful pictures. And her ongoing re-do of her house is gorgeous!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thanks to
I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today! Jodie at everything vintage recently had a give-away on her blog. And she sent everyone who entered a special little gift! She made this beautiful bookmark. The tag has a floral side (above), and this great vintage ad on the other side (below).
Isn't it fun?

Thanks so much, Jodie. I love it!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Blog Party of the Year

Today is the 100th-post blog party at Talking Trash! The blog event of the year! You don't want to miss it. All the debutantes will be there!

Francesca is dressed in her best black velvet. And, of course, she is wearing her favorite jewelry from Bonne Volonte.

She is carrying her silver purse, also from designer Bonne Volonte.
She will be wearing her fur coat, anticipating a slight chill in the air this evening.

Francesca wanted to curl her hair, and pin it up for the evening. But she was unable to do so--since she has no head (as my son REGULARLY points out to me).

Soooo, she decided that she would choose a date that has awesome, wanna-run-your-fingers-through-it hair.

So, for your enjoyment, meet Francesca's date - - Josh Groban! (Yes, she's one lucky girl!)

To meet the other debutantes at this Event of the Year, please stop by Talking Trash!

Thanks for the visit


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hicksville, USA
What!!! My glasses just broke! I don't have a back-up pair! I can't see without them! I do not have time for this today. I have a lot of school work to get done with my son, and I have to leave at 2:30 to go to work! I can't find any superglue in my house that is not dried up!
I am about to have to go to Walgreen's to buy superglue. Isn't that classy? Glasses held together with superglue. But it is better than tape! I hope it works!!
And this is the most irritating part - because of my Rx, my lenses are so expensive. I spent $400 on these glasses at Sam's! And I chose the cheapest frames!!!! Our tax refund is supposed to be deposited today. So guess what my part gets to buy! Ugggghhhh!!!!!!!!
***Now throwing temper tantrum on floor!!!!!!!!!!!***

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Another Bonne Volonte Day
Today was a good day to stop at Bonne Volonte!
I think Francesca is going to wear some of these jewels to Talking Trash's blog party on Friday! Her favorite thing to wear is jewelry. Lots of it!
This little silver puffy heart opens. It's really cute. Oh, Oh, Oh!!! I know what this heart is going to be! It's going to be Francesca's purse for the blog party! Come back Friday and see!!

Be sure to come back Friday! And go to Talking Trash on Friday for the big blog party!

Monday, February 09, 2009

2nd Tag - Also My Greatest Desire!
The first question of the year -
Silver Trappings, yes, is my blog. But I am also going to open Silver Trappings, my store, very soon!
I am hanging my tag booklet on a window that is hanging in my studio. I kind of use this window as my inspiration/bulletin board.

Thanks for stopping by today


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Could this be a new addiction?

I made my very first tag tonight. Y'all all make such cute tags, and I have been intending to try one for quite awhile. Well, now that I have finally made one, and see how fun it is, I can imagine that this could become a new way to waste time, I mean use my time creatively.
Emily is posting a new question on her blog every Monday for the whole year. Her challenge is to make an art journal using these questions. It sounds fun, so I bought tags at the office supply store. I am going to make a tag for each question. I figured that I might actually do this if I kept it small.
This first tag will be my cover. I have to make about five tags to get caught up. But I can do that pretty quickly. And I can attach them all with one of those loose binder rings.
At the end of the year I should have a fun little tag book to look back on how my year went. The two pictures below are the back of the tag.

If this sounds fun to you, check out her blog. Thanks for the visit.