June 29, 2009 at 7:36 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I had just the best weekend ever!  Tony and I decided to go to the flea market that isn’t far from us.  Not only is this always a fun trip for me, but on the way there Tony decided to take country back roads.  What a great idea!  We just happened upon the first antique and junk yard I have ever seen near us!  My squealing had him pulling over immediately.  And of course I didn’t have a camera! 

Let me tell you all, this place was amazing!  There were three barns filled to the brim with old wooden chairs!  I mean stacked and tossed and piled all the way to the roof tops!  It was just incredible.  There was a huge field of every type of amazing junk you could think of.  And, when we asked about a few things the lady was so sweet and her prices were perfect!  Now I have a few more projects to work on.

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Everything here cost me a few dollars!  The old gas can is for we borrow Tony’s dad’s lawn mower.  The little orange lantern will be painted and set on the front porch with a candle.  Doesn’t that look just like the $80 one they have at Pier 1 (for $1!)!?  And the elephant- he is my favorite- was an old lamp base!  But, with a coat of white paint he will be a plant stand for the back yard. 

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These little guys were another awesome find.  They are Acro window tacks from the 40’s.  I have special plans for them and a nail head chair or bench with a bit of a number theme…

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And, of course we couldn’t come home without a search for some dice!  We found these at the flea market when we finally made it there. 

Overall, an awesome day and a couple of dollars got us some awesome stuff!  Next time I promise I am taking my camera!  Oh, and stay tuned, because there are already many more projects in the works!

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Some New Year’s Inspiration: 100 Things I Love

January 2, 2009 at 10:17 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I recently saw a list some one had made of 100 things they loved.  It seemed so inspiring to think about that many things that you enjoy or care about.  So, I tried it.  I thought that it also helped to take a deeper look at your style and personality.  So… here’s my list.  I hope it might help inspire you too…

100 Things I Love:


  1. Black and white photos
  2. Polaroid cameras
  3. Roller coasters
  4. Pepsi
    Spiral Staircase by Martin Haesemeyer (Flickr)

    Spiral Staircase by Martin Haesemeyer (Flickr)


  5. Huge sunglasses
  6. Antiques
  7. Old records
  8. Small collections
  9. Holey jeans
  10. Thick sweaters
  11. Movie nights
  12. Internet shopping
  13. Color coordinating items
  14. Crushed ice
  15. Photo booths
  16. Horses
  17. Beaches
  18. Lists
  19. Thunderstorms
  20. Coconut lotion
  21. Fireworks
  22. Shoes
  23. Moving sidewalks
  24. Sports
    Bathtub and Fireplace by decorology (Flickr)

    Bathtub and Fireplace by decorology (Flickr)


  25. Candles
  26. Typewriters
  27. Outdoor concerts
  28. Bonfires
  29. Wooden boxes
  30. Old picture frames
  31. Ferris wheels
    Dice by kagedfish (Flickr)

    Dice by kagedfish (Flickr)


  32. Ticket stubs
  33. Crowns
  34. Silk sheets
  35. Hot nights
  36. Lazy days
  37. The outdoors
  38. Corndogs
  39. French manicures
  40. Treasure hunts
  41. Auctions
  42. Handwritten cards
  43. Miniatures
  44. Vintage items
  45. Chocolate
  46. Street shops
  47. Motorcycles
  48. Dinner parties
  49. Eyeliner
  50. Sweatpants
  51. Mud
  52. Blank paper
  53. Road trips
  54. Black and white movie
    Candles glowing... by annpar (Flickr)

    Candles glowing... by annpar (Flickr)


  55. High heels
  56. Lilies
  57. Secret passageways
  58. Cubbie holes
  59. Shiny things
  60. Clean clothes
  61. Gum
  62. Fluffy beds
  63. Music
  64. Shiny lipgloss
  65. Claw foot bathtubs
  66. Tire swings
  67. The River
  68. Moc croc
  69. Small towns
  70. Big yards
  71. Hayrack rides
  72. Massages
  73. Inside jokes
  74. Old books
    Sunglasses by sveltkamp  (Flickr)

    Sunglasses by sveltkamp (Flickr)


  75. Dice
  76. Keys
  77. Inspiration boards
  78. Fancy bottles
  79. Layered pillows
  80. Free catalogs
  81. My brother’s art
  82. DIY projects
  83. Wild jewelry
  84. Fireplaces
  85. Confetti                                   
  86. Planners
  87. Mistletoe
  88. Freshly cut grass
  89. Harvest time
    Polaroid Land Camera 1000 by Fallen Angel / Angel...  (Flickr)

    Polaroid Land Camera 1000 by Fallen Angel / Angel... (Flickr)

  90. Sunshine
  91. Fried food
  92. New Year’s Eve
  93. Long eyelashes
  94. Cowboys
  95. Accents
  96. Coffee shops
  97. Sidewalk chalk
  98. Diamonds
  99. Spiral staircases
  100. Clear furniture
  101.  My own house!




Old record player. by MFinChina (Flickr)

Old record player. by MFinChina (Flickr)

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Our Little Collection

December 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm (Our New House) (, , , , , , , , , )

A close up view of our little collection.

A close up view of our little collection.

When I was little my grandma gave me a little antique die.  She gave my brother the other to the pair.  To this day I still have it (how I never lost such a tiny thing is amazing).  Tony and I decided that we could start a dice collection.  We are so random sometimes.  We bought an antique printer’s tray and hung it on the wall.  Now, wherever we travel to, we stop to look for dice to add to the collection.  We even got one at the casino when we recently went for my birthday.  Some of them did come from ebay to get the collection rolling.  Here is what we have so far!  (This is hung in the kitchen next to the window)
Side view of the printer's type tray and collection of dice.

Side view of the printer's type tray and collection of dice.

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