November 29, 2012

Though she may be little...she is fierce.

Happy 11th Birthday
Anni Banani!

Happy Birthday, Half Pint!
I love you so much!

November 9, 2012

Some of Gwen's Giveaway Loot

Gwen received one of her boxes today, so I'm going to go ahead
 and post this since many of these items were in that box.

Please Mr. Postman,
find her other box soon.
It's been MIA since Oct. 30.

This is a bottle topper made from a vintage doorknob.
It's metal and painted yellow for The Bold Abode.
Underneath it is a burlap wine sack from Wisteria.

The striped fringy fabric is a
Sur la Table tablecloth and napkin set.
The girl loves lime green!
Gwen also uses bold colors in her home and on her porch, too.
This set will work indoors or out.

I replaced the gray-blue with something else, because in reality it is not gray-blue.
Didn't match your color swatch, G! 

One of my little fat bird towels.

Small linen napkin that urges someone to 'say yes'.

I bought this outside of Asheville in a little shop.
Perfect for Gwen, creating her bold self.

Vintage hand embroidered tea towel in green.

Hot pink bottle koozie with her 'street name'
That's for water bottles, not booze, Gwennie.

Linen towels with embroidery.
Book Lover's Stamp Set from Three Designing Women.
Assorted fabrics for her sewing pleasure.

Calm down Chicken Little~
The sky ain't falling yet!
'To Go' Cup.
The bottom opens up and
embroidered paper slips inside.

Three vintage hankies.

Hand towel with lime green crochet berries.

Tote Bag with symbols of extreme irritation~
for when she is at auction.

She can turn toward the competition and
 let them know she means business with this thing!

That's what bold girls do, right?

I can't wait to see what she makes with this fabric.
I can't remember where I got it,
but I'm thinking it must have been Calico Corner.
It will look great in her house!

I forgot to photograph a few items...
A pretty green journal~ a vinyl wall quote~a rusty turquoise painted tray made into a sign that says
'Life is Good'.

Gwen makes funny videos on occasion, so maybe we'll get lucky and she'll treat us to some of her silly.
I have a few more things to send when my embroidery software stops acting up.

I had a lot of fun digging thru my stash for bold colors.

Have fun, Gwen!

November 8, 2012

It's going to be okay.

( source.)

Hoping you have more of those moments...

November 6, 2012

More Leftover's

Here are the Christmas photos from Leftover's.

 Glittery paper chains were everywhere.

All sorts of trees, from glittery glam to natural woods.

 These make me think of the Mad men era...everyone in their white fur stoles.
This would be easy to DIY.

I saw a few smaller versions of these driftwood trees at Homegoods for $49.
Way smaller. ; )

 I'm debating on what to do this year for my tree~ I'm allergic to the real deal and with Bruce in the house,
I wouldn't dare put up a tree on the floor.
I might as well set one down in front of a bulldozer!

This skate lamp was so cute and it's much bigger than you'd think.

This equestrian tree was really sweet with the red jackets and little trophies.
Wish I had a better photo for you horse girls.
Check out the Leftover's site for more info and photos!

November 5, 2012


While I'm waiting for Gwen to receive her goodies, 
(because I mailed them to the wrong town and was obviously heavily medicated or just plain loco)
I'll share some photos of a recent afternoon.

Had to take a little road trip last Monday and could not ignore one of my favorite places~
Leftover's  in Brenham, Texas.
These photos aren't great, but I did the best I could with the 5PM light and my phone.

 These candles are gorgeous!  Like frosting oozing out all over.
The smallest one is $29.
The table full would cost a fortune, but they'd be spectacular at Christmas.

Lots of ironstone to look at-
And this smiley faced pooch-
You know that I had to go check him out.

 I asked if this dresser was painted in the new Annie Sloan color, Florence.
They bought it from someone and didn't know, but it looks very similar with a dark wax, don't you think?
I just loved running my hand over it- so beautifully waxed.
 I was in love with the teal and caramel color.
Flashback to 1987.

And then the transferware platters!  
These were the softest blue and the collection was really highlighted 
against the creamy backdrop, silver and sparkling glass.

Does anyone know what this container is?
The large black/cream?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Sorry this is so blurry, but you get the idea.
Get over there if you can!

Rugs, rugs, rugs.
They have a huge selection of Dash and Albert.

Linens head was spinning at this point
Too much to see, not enough time!

I'll post the Christmas section photos tomorrow.

Until then,