Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Central Park!

Going through my iPhone photos this week and noticed some landscapes that I needed to show off.

I was in New York, New York last January and took these pictures in Central Park. Can you tell how freezing cold it was?? The coldest I have ever been!

 I would love to frame these photos and do some sort of photo collage on my wall. Which wall though?! I'm out of wall space already!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Jenna just turned me on to Catalog Living and Im seriously laughing out loud! It is a satire on the funny still lifes that make up home catalogs like Pottery Barn and Ethan Allen. It is hilarious! Please visit this site! You won't be sorry!

"While Gary and Elaine were in the kitchen getting popcorn, the brave yellow sweater attempted its escape."


Monday, July 26, 2010

5 Days!

5 days until we are here: Kits in Vancouver- close to where Sister Smelly lives.

This was a live shot from the web came today. Check out the live web cam here!

We will also be here in English Bay: Sunny and warmish right now. (65 degress currently.)

Another live shot of the web cam from today. Check out live web cam here!

English bay with many sail boats at sunset.

So excited! We cannot wait for this vacation!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Love Letters!

I'm LOVING these letters.

You can buy the whole alphabet in note cards at Laughing Elephant!

Maybe something useful for wedding time? Hummmm...

They also have these Art Deco cards that I want, I want, I want, I need, I need!

And this is just making my heart bleed...ouch. We talked about going to Capri for a honeymoon. Money wise probably can't swing it, so I'll just have to look at this wood sign and daydream instead!

Wouldn't this Little Bo Peep wooden sign be so sweet for a babies room? I love it!

I love it and want it all!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Brooch Part 3!

I bought another antique brooch. It was listed as art deco, but in the item description they said it was really Edwardian from 1914! I love it and it makes a good collection with the other two! Check them out here!

So pretty! I love love love it!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Doors!

Come'on baby light my fire! I have a huge wall with a vaulted ceiling in my living room and for a while now I have been thinking about hanging an old door there. Riann doesnt really agree, but I think I can change her mind. I dont want another framed print, or canvas. I want something that is textural and dimensional.

This is what I had in mind:

Wooden, beaten down old doors, just hanging on the wall? Am I crazy? Other people have done it! Check out Completely Costal! I wouldnt adorn it with anything, just leave it plain and beaten down.

Maybe add an antique knob and lock? What do you think? I think I'm convinced.

Friday, July 9, 2010

22 Days!

22 days until our vacation. I seriously cannot stand it! I am so excited to be going to Penticton. I was born there almost 30, gag, years ago! I have been going back every summer since!

Penticton has a peach on the beach where you can get the best peach juice!

Penticton also has tons and tons of vinyards, for more adult kinds of beverages.

It also has my most favorite restaurant in the world: Theos where Greek food is at its finest!

22 Days and COUNTING! We will also be in Vancouver visiting Smelly for the first leg of the journey. Then we will all together drive to Penticton! It's a dream come true! I cannot wait!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

More DIY, less boring Wedding stuff!

I'm worried about paying for it, #1, worried about picking out the right things that really express you and your partner #2, and worried about having the time to do all the DIY you want to do, #3. The wedding that is.

I think I waited so long, well I was busy too, to post about being engaged because I wasn't exactly sure I wanted this blog to turn into THAT kind of a blog, if you know what I mean... Also not sure if I wanted to start a different blog with all the wedding happenings, or keep it all on one?

From my findings though, bloggers who do two separate blogs find it hard to keep up with both blogs on top of all the wedding stuff... after their wedding, the wedding specific blog just kinda falls by the wayside.

I know that I'm going to make aka DIY a lot of things and would like to showcase them here. But let me preface this with saying that the wedding fru fru, glitz, and overpaying for flour and sugar are the exact opposite of what I am trying to achieve with the wedding.

So I will stick with the DIY and fun postings here I think, bc thats my favorite thing to read about and blog about! Some fun wedding thingys may be thrown in there too!

Thank you for everyone's well wishes and congrats!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This posting is long over due, but I have been very hectic and busy!

R and I got engaged on April 10th, 2010 during what I thought was a party to commemorate both of us getting new jobs/promotions. We were calling it a Career Year Party, because we are both having a "Career Year!" (See, I have been hectic and busy!)

Well little did I know R was planning on proposing at the party in front of all of our friends and family. Everyone was in on it EXCEPT ME!

R loves surprises as much as I love jadeite and antiquing. I always make fun of R saying that she is like that SNL skit of the lady played by Kristin Wiig, who can't keep a surprise because she's so excited!

R emailed/called everyone ahead of time and got them in on all of the details! I guess I should have known something was up when all my (usually fashionably late) friends showed up at exactly 2pm. R also flew in my sister Smelly from Vancouver, brought in her sister, Jen and nephew Jack in from Arizona. 

We were all visiting and our friend Polly suggested we play a game of Catch Phrase, which isn't an unusual request coming from Polly!
We all got in a MASSIVE circle around the back yard to play. When it got to R's turn, she first yelled out "This is when you just get eachother and everything is better because they are there?" and I yelled "soul mates!" R said "yes, but this is when you know you want to spend the rest of your life with someone and you propose and ask them, will you..?" and I then yelled out "will you marry me?" R whipped out the ring from her pocket and got on one knee in front of me and said "well, will you?" 

I couldn't believe it was happening! I was in total shock that everyone was in on it! The ring is beautiful, exactly what I imagined it would be!

My sister Smelly yelled from somewhere in the crowd "well, what's your answer?"

It was "YES!", without a doubt!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Art Deco Brooch Obsession Part 2

I told y'all I was obsessed!! I bought another vintage art deco brooch on ebay today... I'm totally addicted. Description reads: Vintage Rhinestone Silver Brooch 1940s. I love these so much!

I actually have a really really really good use for these, I promise, Im not just hoarding! (My use will soon be revealed so check back soon! Its a surprise!)

This first photo below is the one I just purchased on ebay. (Both photos credited to ebay). The second is the brooch I purchased yesterday. These were both well under $20 each.

It makes a nice collection with the one I bought yesterday! Check it out here.