Monday, November 29, 2010


I've had my eye on this chair for quite a while now.  Believe it or not, I found it at a local nursery way back in the early Fall when I went to purchase my garden Mums.

It was 'LOVE' at first sight (sigh)! 

There isn't anything about this chair that I dislike.

It has a beautifully 'aged' chippy finished on it!

The fabric is lovely.  It's very neutral with a small stripe pattern.

I 'visited' this chair on several occasions.  Do any of you do that when you're undecided about a purchase?  I went back to the store three different times, driving out of my way with the intention of buying it.  I would seek it out in the store and sit on it (to try it on for size) but the truth be told, I didn't need it so I held off.  Christmas is NOT the time for personal frivolous purchases!

But then Hubs came to the rescue!!!!!  He offered to buy it as my early Christmas gift (and because quite frankly, he was sick and tired of listening to me moan & groan about the chair).  So back we went, and on a day where all the items in the store were 20% off, and the chair finally found its new home with me! 

I finally started on my holiday decor this weekend.  This is the first thing that came out of the tote!  He was laying on top of the pile of decorations, waiting for his time to be displayed and SHINE!

He was a gift to me several years ago from my sister-in-law and he remains very special & sentimental!
Hubs does not like him.  Maybe it's the not-so-friendly expression he wears on his face.  When Hubs saw him hanging from my light he commented something like, "Oh no, not that thing again"!  THING  ... he is not a THING, he is a scowling jester!  The holidays evoke so many memories (lol)!

I am so excited, tomorrow evening I will select the winner of my
It's not too late to enter if you're new to this blog.  One more day!  

Cheers ~ Lisa

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I purchased my first Poinsettia plants of the season!

They have a pretty pink flower.  Poinsettias no longer come in the 'standard' red colour but are available in a wide variety of shades.  

With names like Candy Cane, Jingle Bells & Monet ~ there is something to please everyone!

Last weekend I attended a large Christmas decorating show with my Mum.  I'm sure like most of you, I have an ABUNDANCE of Christmas decor so I was sure to keep my purchases specific to vintage items.  These are so sought after now that not only are they hard to come by, but when you find something you want, it can be quite pricey.

I couldn't pass by this wee Putz-Style glitter house!
What is very unique about this house is that it has been altered on the bottom to include the addition of a battery-operated LED kit.  When you flick the switch to "ON" it puts on this amazing light show, changing to every colour in the rainbow.  Very cute!
I also came across this box of pipe cleaner Santas.

 Just take a look at the expression on Santa's face!  It looks like he has seen a ghost ~ perhaps the Ghost of Christmas Past!  These Saint Nicks are precious.

Two bottle brush styled snowflakes.

They are both missing some of their beads but that will be an easy fix.

Here's another Putz house.

I love the bottle brush tree and the 'smoke' coming out of the chimney!

There is a pretty glittered rose on the base.

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner.  I still have boxes of decorations to unpack and trees to dress!  Not to mention all of my baking. 
Yikes ~ I better get a move on!

To all of my American friends ~ I wish you all a very warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!  Be safe & have fun!

Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!!!

Cheers ~ Lisa

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Okay, we're not quite there yet, but soon to be! 

I purchased this piece of salvage from a store called Artifacts, hoping to turn it into a coat rack.  I have been on a quest to find an unusual or different type of hook.

Well, I finally found them ~ all the way in sunny California, of all places!

I purchased them from Courtney's online store "French Nest Market Interiors".

Pretty shabby rose hooks!

When my package arrived from the French Nest Market I was delighted to find a sweet smelling scented French Soap!  Oh La-La, an extra gift from my friend!  However did she know I love to soak in the tub for longggg periods of time?

When I finally finished bathing ... we hung up our new coat rack!

Last week one of my newest purchases arrived (this time from Connecticut) -
A beautiful hand-painted sign by Lisa at Serendipity Chic Decor.

The colours were fabulous ~ the snowflakes were perfect!
I knew where this was going and what it was going to be paired with!

**My "Winter" vignette**

And this can be displayed all winter as it's not too "Christmasy".

If you're reading this and would be interested in my
Christmas Giveaway, just click HERE for details!

I'm joining Courtney at Feathered Nest Friday!

Go take a peek at the other participants for some inspiration & eye-candy.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Generally, I am not a lucky person.  I don't mean that I walk around with a storm cloud over my head but I don't have a horseshoe hidden in a body cavity nor do I possess a rabbit's foot.  I don't gamble nor play the lottery because I don't expect to win SO you can imagine my excitement when I was notified that I won
Incipient Wings' Halloween Tea Party Giveaway!

This box arrived in the mail.  Now, I've received packages in the mail from time to time and let me tell you ... this was no ordinary box!

It was decorated, by hand, with colourful flowers in reds, oranges and pinks

with a whimsical wee bird who came along for the journey!  My package had been touched by the  hands of a true artist!  A gifted, creative individual.

It was full of delightful treasures!

If you have not yet visited Incipient Wings, please do yourself a favour and go take a look and a listen!  Allow your senses to enjoy a voyage to a land of Ladybugs, Fairy Guardians, Paper Dresses and a Tea Party Under a Halloween Moon!  Marfia possesses the ability to turn ordinary into extraordinary and her studio was recently included in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.  Her blog profile lists things that she loves like "...Getting something that looks normal and turning it into something strange, ... cheap rings, ...meteor showers, dirt, and ...making wishes"  She is an intriguing, talented, and creative soul who is also an adoring mother, daughter and wife with a genuine affection for animals and nature.  Thank you Marfia for these lovely gifts which I will always cherish! xox