Here’s the cool lamp I got at the Habitat Thrift Store in Ocean Isle, NC this weekend (for a pricey $10.00). It needs a new shade, but I’m totally in love with this one. Now–just have to find a place to put it.
Here’s a picture of our jack-o-lantern’s and overall Halloween diorama that sits outside our apartment door.
I love going thrifting on a Saturday morning. Junk stores, thrift shops, yard sales, and flea markets hold the promise of treasure, and most of the fun is had during the hunt. Up until now, my main collections have been owls and tacky landscapes. Alas, my apartment is full of both of these items, andContinue reading “Now Collecting…Franciscan Radiance”
As some of you may know, I’m getting married on April 19th. Well, I’m really excited right now. Some of our wedding gifts have started rolling in, and I would like to rave about my china–Taika by iitala. I just picked it out because I really liked the graphics, but I hadn’t seen it inContinue reading “Wedding China”
I’ve put up my first ever full-size Christmas tree. It’s a retro aluminum tree with a color wheel light. It’s so pretty (even if I do say so myself)! Look for the sputnik tree topper competition later on Julepstyle.
I made a stereo cabinet that I got from the Habitat Resale Shop into a bar. All I did was rearrange the shelves a bit, put mirrors on each shelf, and update my stemware/liquor collection. This was a pretty cool project; I’m very happy with the results! Cocktail hour at my place tonight.
I have a “thing” for owls. They’re solitary, nocturnal hunters; they’re associated with the Greek goddess Athena and therefor now symbolize wisdom. The mournful and/or screeching call of an owl is also associated with death & misfortune. At any rate, I like to keep them on my side, symbolically & otherwise. At the 2007 NorthContinue reading “Mr. Owl”
In Iceland, everything is expensive. If you’re going to visit, it really helps to get a room with a kitchen, so you can save some money on food by cooking for yourself. I got a room with a kitchen when I visited, that enabled me to buy some pretty jewelry. I brought back a handcrafted,Continue reading “Icelandic Jewelry”
I know it has been quite some time since I have updated this website. It’s funny how time just sneaks up on you. I just got DSL at my apartment, and will be updating much more regularly in the future. Below you can view pictures of my new washer & dryer. They’re so quiet, new,Continue reading “Laundry News”
Due to the extremely busy nature of my schedule last week; Rob and I were forced to postpone our Valentine’s celebration to Friday night. He gave me such a gorgeous right-hand ring, it was well worth the wait. Designed and handmade by Down to the Wire Designs on Etsy, Rob did a wonderful job pickingContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s to Me!”
The town of Calabash, NC is locally famous for two things: Calabash Seafood & Great Thrift Stores. On a recent sojourn to the area, I came across this great new chair. (I got it for a steal–only $28!) It’s very 80’s, very brown, & very cool. I bought a great new brown/gold/orange rug to helpContinue reading “My New Chair”
Thanks TayLynn for the gorgeous hand-crocheted dishclothes. I love them!
This shouldn’t really count as a craft, but I have a lot of things to post over the next days. I got these Frederick Law Olmsted (the founder of American landscape architecture) stamps and framed them to send to a few friends from grad school.
In honor of America’s Birthday, I attended the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival in Southport, NC. One of the highlights of the day was visiting the craft fair in the park. My mom bought some beautiful iron pieces for ivy; I bought a beautiful vase from a local glass artisan, Stephanie Manke of Wilmington,Continue reading “Glass Fusion”
I have begun the somewhat laborious process of cataloging my infamous collection of Tacky Landscapes. This not-quite-world-renowned collection surrounds me in my bedroom; almost every square inch of wall is taken up by them. Taken individually, they may seem quite ugly, but when viewed as a whole, they offer windows to different (highly-saturated) places andContinue reading “Tacky Landscapes”