Thursday, September 22, 2011

rubber stamps and an upcoming giveaway...

so excited to come this afternoon and find a small USPS box waiting for me!

last week i ordered a return address rubber stamp from a wonderful vendor on etsy. etsy is such an addicting site, not sure which is more addicting etsy or pinterest? lol! 
so of course i needed ink, i'm not much of a stamper so i ventured over to paper source! i bought red ink, a stamp cleaner and a nasty a$$ stamp cleaner that smells like a skunk, ugh!

i tested it out and it looks fabulous! can't wait to address my christmas cards in 2 months, lol!

in case you are curious below is an example of the font i chose:
the stamp turned out fabulous!!!!

speaking of christmas, there's only 93 days left until the magical day, lol!

on that note, have you notice christmas has arrived early again this year? i was at neiman marcus over the weekend and was greeting by the following site as i ventured down the escalator, lol!

crap...checked my phone and deleted the photo! ops, sorry! 

i also wanted to give everyone a heads up, i will be hosting an awesome giveaway on my blog in the next week or so! stay tuned....

okay, now back to pinterest!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

so excited...

greetings, hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

unfortunately michigan state lost to notre dame, but at least the Detroit Tigers WON the 2011 AL Central Division, yeah! as for today, i'll be cheering on the detroit lionsGO DETROIT!!

i stopped over at a local consignment shop that specializes in furniture and antiques. you see i have been searching for a few years for a secretary that reminded my of my grandparents. while i found it yesterday! the secretary is made here in american by the jasper cabinet company out of jasper, indiana. it's beautiful, below are photos from inside the store:

here's a view from inside:

can't wait to go back saturday and pick it up. it's in wonderful condition and i think i paid a fair price for it! yippeee!

can't wait for the secretary to go from above to this:

comparing both pieces is it me or do the two look almost identical? i wonder if there are? what do you think? hmmmmm, i wonder?!??!!?

UPDATE: okay, my creative juices started flowing and i gathered the lamp, the mini staffordshire figurine dogs i bought in new orleans, one of my favorite oil paintings i have yet to get framed [however, now i won't have to re frame the painting], a pair of pink & green graphic design photo albums, a few old books and an empire pewter sugar and creamer set. i can see it now! of course there are other things to be added, but this is to give you an idea! so exciting, can't wait to see it all come together!

i also made a stop over to williams-sonoma and bought yet another piece of all-clad. as if my collection wasn't large enough already, lol! anyway, i bought the Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel Sauté Simmer, 4-Qt. . the pan normally retails for $245.00, on sale for only $99.00 --- SOLD!

oh well, this afternoon i think i am going to go out and buy some ribbon and make one of these wreaths for thanksgiving.