Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I just looked at the date and realized I've not posted much recently... In fact this seems to be my story for life of this blog!  And will probably continue to be the case for the unforeseeeable future.  No, no the living room is not done.  But its getting closer.  Now we are waiting for the storage cube ottomans to arrive.  You see when I went into Bed, Bath, and Beyond with my coupon/returns/store credit in hand to pick them up I discovered one was missing and the other had a handi-dandi little tear in it.  The sales associate was so helpful and apologetic (they were supposed to be on hold).  So now they have been ordered and will be shipped directly to moi!  All for the low, low price of... no cash out of hand!  Free shipping plus discounts equals no money spent and a little left over for another day!!

 The cloches have been made.  As much as I love them I feel kinda bad as I discovered Evan has been having fun moving the little owls around and now they are permenantly affixed. 
(no the glass does not look wavy in person but it always photographs that way)

I thought about aging one of the owls but couldn't bring myself to do it.  You see, the shiny owl belonged to my Grandma who collected owls because it was their brand.  Grandma worked hard to keep all her pretties shiny and bright. The darkened owl belonged to Chris' grandma.  It's patina comes from having survived a house fire.. So you can see both owls are equally special to me.  And in the event you can't tell... they are are the same exact owl, made by the same manufacturer and everything.  Pretty cool, huh!?!  The next question, what do I display in them?  I'm thinking my gardening girl from Denmark in one.  Or maybe a pretty tea cup in both?

I found these lovely little baskets for cents at the local Goodwill!  One will become the loose change bowl and the other... maybe stamps.

And last but not least these beauties!  Stained glass window paint.. to make your own window clings.  We used them years ago for a "stained glass" window in our first house a 1904 1 1/2 story charmer.  And get this they were to be had at Joann Fabrics on clearance for.... 25 cents a bottle!  Plus I had a coupon for 25% off the whole order.  I am not sure if they were supposed to allow me to use the coupon but no one said anything.  Since we can't come up with a viable option for curtains in the dining/kitchen I'm doing a stained glass motif to match a stained glass panel we already own. 

And no... I am not going to make a promises on when things will be accomplished because we are quickly approaching the end of the school year and the activities are coming in fast and furious!


  1. love the little owls just as they are :) Peggy, I hope you are well, I miss emailing you but I lost your newer email address. Maybe you could send it to me again? :)

  2. I am so sorry about not writing back sooner!! I somehow missed your comment... I don't have your e-mail address any longer. We transferred the e-mail addresses over from the old account and I am finding out not everything transferred. Your sister has my e-mail address and it would be okay if she gave it to you!!

    Take care!! (I like the new blog :) )