23 November 2010

ever so thankful

{photo: country living}

i have been a little bit MIA lately....so busy with so many things. 

but wanted to take a minute and let all my readers know that i am truly thankful for YOU!

still so surprised that so many of you come back here, to my wee blog, to see what i have to say {or of late, nothing to say because i can't seem to manage all 10 irons in the fire}.

happy thanksgiving to all you!  may you enjoy time with family and friends...and eat dessert first!

12 November 2010

farmhouse friday

{farmhouse friday: drool worthy houses that i fall in love with}

pack your bags.  today we enjoy this lovely farmhouse in france.
cheers!  to the week end.

11 November 2010

focus? i can't relate

for the life of me if i don't have 10 irons in the fire...

things just don't feel right.

i am such a starter not a finisher (oh eventually i finish...just takes me awhile sometimes).

so this week, week of a million things going on....should be focusing on this huge sale for saturday... i get a whim to rearrange my entry.   what ??? 

i have actually been thinking about moving the massive clock from the basement to the entry.  so i did.  just like that.  right in the middle of my crazy week.  right in the middle of a project i was working on.

 i have had a long mirror in the entry for EVER, so when i put the clock there i liked it but didnt' love it.

i missed the sparkle and reflection of the mirror. 

so a light bulb went off.  i remembered that i had a round mirror in my booth that had not sold.  went and got it, put it behind the clock and now i LOVE it! 

i mean what are the chances that mirror would actually be the right size?  love when things happen like that. 

i'm on the hunt now for some kind of a small lamp for the entry table.  i removed two tall buffet lamps and now am missing the light.  one project leads to another.  it's no wonder i can't focus.

oh, and just so you know that i DO in fact eventually finish a project here is a photo of my complete painted living room. 

and after viewing this room in these photos, i can't say that i love it.  probably come spring, i'll be painting it cream again. 
sheesh...no wonder i can't focus...my mind just doesn't stop.

10 November 2010

in the kitchen

yes, it is 4pm and i just made myself a vanilla latte.

it's been a long 9 days.  you see,  the heat element in my latte machine crapped out.

mind you, i am up to 4 shots of espresso in my morning latte.

i tried my french press.
i tried really strong brewed coffee.
heck, i even tried drinking coffee all day long.

but nothing compared to my morning addiction.

today the doorbell rang.  when i heard the sound of the big brown truck driving away, i knew exactly what was waiting on my front step.

aaahhh.  i love this machine a latte!  if you are in the market for a dual latte and brewed coffee machine i would highly recommend this one.  the reviews, for some reason, aren't great on it.  but i have no bad comments to make about it. {i am not being paid, or compensated in any way by putting this post out today} so stop screaming and thinking that you might be getting a new mack daddy coffee maker.  i wish i had one to give away to one of my awesome readers...but not today.  anywho, DeLonghi rules in our house. 

my heating element did go out in my last one.  but i had that thing for two years and used it everyday.  that is approximately 730 lattes!  wow...just realized what a deal this machine is.  730 lattes at a coffee shop would have cost me approximately $2,920....on lattes for two years!  makes spending the $97 (+ $20 rebate) on this new machine look like a huge bargain. 

and because i am linking up to white wednesday over at faded charm here is some more white...in my kitchen:

 these small white bowls are a staple in my kitchen.  i love when i discover one at a garage sale or thrift store.  we use them for everything.  i would like to have stacks of them.

 i am also working on a stack of white platters. 

i just love white dishes.  oh, that's obvious?  well i guess it is.  so simple, so pretty and they go with any table scape you create for any time of the year. 

big big show this saturday if you're in the kansas city area.  the cure of ars gift gallery is taking place.  the past two nights i have been up until the wee hours getting everything tagged and packed up.  i always freak that i won't have enough merchandise.  i have more than enough...wow!  fun stuff....vintage, just old, chippy, silver, sparkly, and a last batch of trays {more on that later}. 

perfect timing on the latte machine today.  looks like i'll need it to get all my work done.

i am such a procrastinator!!  are you?  leave me a comment.  i'll be posting photos of my space at the show...eventually.

05 November 2010

farmhouse friday

would love to see a front view of this farmhouse.
loving the awnings on the windows.
{found in my files.  source unknown.}

03 November 2010

count down

update:  for those of you jumping up and down wanting a set of these for yourself...you can order them from here: http://shop.tuesdaymorning.com/dsp_productDetail.asp?ssid=1&pid=7634

some of you might be counting the days down until christmas.  but this post isn't about that, i am still wearing flip flops and can't quite wrap my head around the thought of getting ready for christmas.  some of you know that i am a sheet snob.  as in i love my high thread count sheets.  and if you have them, you know exactly what i am talking about here.

 i was so excited the day i brought home my 1000 thread count set.  but i didn't love them.  they were a bit scratchy even and hot.  so i am on the count down....back to 600's.  and i am loving this set i bought a few months ago with the pretty detail on the edges. 

if you have a tuesday morning in your area, it's the best place to get high thread count sheets.  king size is usually just at 100 bucks. 

i'm linking up to white wednesday over at faded charm.  there are tons of great looking links over there today.  think i'll crawl into my high thread count sheets tonight and review most of them.  could be a late night!

02 November 2010

what's your type?

i found a vintage underwood typewriter today!  such a cool piece of the past.

the ribbon needs replaced.  but other than that i think it might really work.  could you imagine typing on this?

 super heavy.  super cool.  super good fun find!

it will be for sale in my booth at some point.

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