Tuesday, March 30, 2010

New Blog Space.

Hello all.

I have finally made the jump to a new blog space. I do hope you will all follow me over here where I will begin posting today! This is something I have been meaning to do for some time and I finally found the time this week.

I have lots of new post in store and of course lots of adventures with my new husband and our menagerie of pets so please take a second to add my new blog to your feed or blog roll so you can see what I have in store.

Thanks as always,

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I can't get enough of: Vintage Cocktail Rings

Lately on my weekend treasure hunts I have been completely drawn to vintage cocktail rings. Rhinestone cluster rings are my favorite. The Sarah Coventry Aurora Borealis ring on the right is such a treasure. They are so sparkly and make me want to go on the town Madmen style.

Here are a couple more. Anything big, sparkely and/or colorful and I have to bring it home.

Also, I love this necklace. Enamel, forest lichen and white? Ag! It's so beautiful! Check out my other vintage accessories. More are listed at the beginning of each week.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Spring Polish Color

I've been looking for a new color for my nails. I've never been one for super bright nails or classic red. I usually stick to neutrals and light pinks. For spring and summer I have been craving something different though. Putty seems to be the new "it" color for polish so I went on a hunt for the right shade for me. After perusing a lot of silvers and greys at Target I finally found "Steel Grey" by Rimmel London. It's really not so much a steel or grey, it's more of a warm putty or mushroom and even looks a little dusty lilac in some light.

Since I'm kind of pale right now but it is still pretty flattering and doesn't wash me out. I think it will look even better when I get some color on my feet. What I really love about the color though is that it is interesting but not over powering and will look with just about any outfit. I can't wait to wear it on my toes with some peep toes or sandals.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Estate Sale Treasures - Part Five

Well, this isn't an estate sale find this time, we actually found this on our local craig's list. I was perusing the antiques section and as soon as I laid eyes on this vintage filing cabinet I knew we had to make it ours. It was a little on the pricier side for our purchases, but it's a huge piece (over 6' tall!) and is in really lovely condition.

Some of the drawers need to be forced open and I still need to clean it all out. I put new cardstock in the labels though I think we might tea stain the paper or somehow make it a little softer and then once it finds a permanent home and use I will use my typewriter to label the drawers.

Also, note the lamp on top. That was also an estate sale find I'm still debating on what to do with. I wish it were white (anyone know how to paint glazed ceramic?) and I need to find a nice shade for it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

My newest venture - Outrageous Dog

Some of you have been wondering where I have been lately and this mysterious new venture I keep mentioning. As the official website launch is less than a month out now I feel like it's time to give you a sneak peek. My aunt and a good friend of hers have started a new business specializing in wearable art for dogs that are so pretty, you'll want to borrow them. They invited me on board and for over a month now we have been busy bees working on prototypes, nailing our market down and starting to establish our web presence. Tomorrow I will be off to Michigan for 5 days of sewing, brain storming and on Saturday to network at a dog show.

Along with a ready-made line of bridal, puppy and other specialty collars we will be holding Signature Sunday sales that feature one of a kind luxury collars like the one pictured here (featuring high quality hand-cut and sculpted flowers, guinea fowl feathers, mustard deer skin leather and velvet ribbon).

I'll have more photos and links to the official website when it launches at the beginning of April. Check back for more updates and pretty collars!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Desk Chair Project - Part Two

Remember that chair I got at the estate sale for $2 I was working on re-upholstering? Well I have the bottom cushion finished after I took it apart and re-padded it (which was messier than I ever expected since the original cushion had completely disintegrated). I just pinned some fabric to the seat back for the photos, so I plan on centering that pattern better when I finished it.

I love the way it's looking! The wood on the base might need a little bit of attention, but once the back is finished I think it will be gorgeous!

PS: Still loving my Sea Pinks pumpkin pincushion. Thanks Jenny!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Greetings" from lace-land!

I've been busy busy busy with a new project I will be happy to announce once things are a bit more ironed out. I will tell you I find myself swimming in a sea of lace, pearls and fabric these days. Today I set out to make a mountain for lace rosettes and spread out in the kitchen. It all looked so pretty I had to stop and take some photos.

Don't mind my Sweethearts (they were on sale yesterday), palm and laptop. A girl has got to stay in touch and have something sweet to snack on while she works, right? Here are a couple more...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Time to make something for myself.

I snagged a yard of this Joel Dewberry wood grain fabric in chartreuse when I saw it on sale. I have had my eye on it for awhile and was picking up a few things for work so I threw it in the basket (not on the company's tab of course). Not sure what I'm going to make with it yet. Any ideas?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Look what I got for Valentines Day...

My wonderful, one-of-a-kind husband outdid himself this year. After we discovered this squirrel pair in Sleepy King's shop awhile back he came back to my favorites and snapped up a pair before they were gone. Their names are Bon-Bon and Belchick and they now live on our bed when we're not in it. I love them.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vintage Brass Letterpress Necklace by GwenDelicious

Just got my vintage letterpress necklace in brass from GwenDelicious after seeing them in the voter. Not only did it get here in no time at all, but it is so gorgeous! It's the first thing I own with my new initials (not to mention LF can ALSO stand for Lost & Fawned).

Check out the rest of the beautiful pieces over at her shop.