Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Star Lamps

I'm so excited!
I went to the Kane County Flea Market this month 
with my brother and sister in law 
and found some real treasures. 

(You can also read about what I scored there when I went with Kim, 
from County Line Road blog, here.)

I think the December Flea Market is great 
because it's the last one they hold until March
 and the dealers are really dealing! 

My favorite find was a pair of metal star lamps, 
spotted by my sister in law, Joan.
(Someday maybe I'll get to show you their house... It's fabulous!)

They are brand new, in perfect condition, with great shades 

and a cool patina finish.
They were a steal and the colors work beautifully in my family room. 

I put this one in a boring dark corner and it fills the space up so well!

Possibly over accessorized... 
Must edit...
I do love the green hounds tooth fabric on the table, though! 

Hmmmm. Is this any better?  Not sure...  

Must continue to play with things instead of doing anything really important....

I love these lamps 
and when my new end table arrives, 
I think the lamp will look great on it.

The family room is still in progress, ever since our recent kitchen remodel, 
which you can read about here.
Can't wait to get it finished and show it to you!

I also spotted this little tea caddy at the Flea Market 
and couldn't resist.

And this shelf with a mirrored back and Chippendale/bamboo spindle trim.
It's either very grandma or very cool...

I can't decide, but it was a steal and so I couldn't resist.
But where to put it?
Should I paint it white? 
Fun dilemmas.

We'll see! 

Happy New Year!

Linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Great Big Balls of Christmas Fun

 Just had to share my latest Christmas Decoration Masterpiece....
I know you'll appreciate it. 

You'll probably want to run out 
and buy up all the giant Christmas ornaments you can find 
and put them in something...  or not.
Probably not.  
But maybe this will at least make you smile!

I was sitting in my comfy chair last week, 
thinking about decorating for Christmas and
bemoaning the loss of my beloved window boxes.

You can see them here.  

And decorated for Christmas here.

We decided to remove the window boxes this summer.  
They were rotting and falling apart 
and repairing them would have taken a major effort.
We are gone so much of the time in the summer 
that I couldn't keep them looking Grand.
So we made the decision to remove them.  For now, anyway.

So, I have all of these giant Christmas ornaments 
and I was wondering what I could possibly do with them this year. 
What to do, what to do???  Hmmm.

Sitting right in front of me, just staring right at me, was my coffee table.
Suddenly, Inspiration happened.

I slid the glass off the table and dumped the giant ornaments inside.
Instant whimsy.  
They made me smile.
My kids loved them at Thanksgiving, so I knew I wasn't crazy.
(Unless they are, too?)

Any way, I hope they make you smile too!

Burly likes them too!
Who doesn't like shiny things?

I'm working on my Christmas tree truck thing next.

Needs a wreath on the front 
and maybe some colored twine to tie it down?

Have fun decorating!

Linking to:
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Through Life
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

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