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Saturday
Jan152011

Random stuff

It's been about a week and a half since I posted anything here on my page so I thought I'd throw up some random photos I've taken lately (which are all on my Flickr photostream).

I had to move some furniture around to allow for a chair next to the front door for getting winter boots on and off without making a mess on the hardwood or falling on your face. I used my new leather Eames shell chair from Funky Furniture, my new table/floor lamp from Homesense and the table Jeff built from a scrap of old wood we found at my nonna's house a few years ago.

One of my Christmas presents from my husband finally arrived a couple weeks late - a DTI t-shirt! It's got the banner on the front and our URL and my new slogan on the back.

I ordered some clothes and a pair of boots on shopbop.com - my new favourite shopping site. They have great sales on right now and alot is selling out really quick. I bought a jacket, some tops and a pair of boots that were marked down a ton, to $69.Now if it would just stop f*cking snowing so I can wear them.

I was playing with my Lensbaby this afternoon trying to get some cute shots of the cats. This one of Edgar turned out ok.

My little sister, the mom of my totally adorable niece Gianna, took a couple photos of the little pumpkin recently that I loved and had to play around with.

Wednesday
Jan052011

Antlers!!!

The other day I was talking to my twin sister and she mentioned that she works with a guy named Jim who lives in Alberta (he travels home every second weekend), on a farm in the middle of nowhere (with no TV!!). Apparently he's got a zillion acres of land, and comes across all sorts of neat stuff on his property like deer and moose antlers, and the occasional coyote skull. My sister begged him to bring back some antlers for her and I. So he did! Well, I think he's actually got his niece hunting through the snow looking for goodies for us so she can make a little cash. :-) In any case, I have finally acquired some deer antlers! He brought back 3 this time, 1 rather large one which my sister took so I insisted I should get the 2 smaller ones. They are so beautiful and I love that some gorgeous deer were at one point walking around with these things. Now I just need to find the perfect spot in my home for them....and hopefully some more soon!

Monday
Jan032011

A small project and some purchases

I have purchased a few things for my home lately so I thought I'd share them here for those who don't regularly check my Flickr photostream. But first, I wanted to share a quick project with you that I worked on yesterday. Several weeks ago I spotted a batch of embroidered doilies on Etsy (Cheeky Vintage Closet) on sale for $18 which made me think of a doily table runner I had seen on a blog a little while ago. I bought them and realized how colourful they were and not really going to work in my home as-is. So I bought some dark grey fabric dye and dyed them yesterday (my first attempt at ever dying any type of fabric). They turned out perhaps a bit darker than I hoped but they'll do. Now I just need someone to stitch them all together for me (and they reeeeally need ironing). :-)

Ok, now for my latest purchases (which I really have to chill out on until the new house additions are done for the love of gawd!)

Friday
Dec242010

On a happier note...

My last post here on my page was depressing. Today I received yet another package (in time for Christmas!) and this time no harm could have really been done considering what it was - so this is a happy post.

These weren't a Christmas present but more a present to myself. :-) I found someone on Etsy selling 10 of these and I had to jump on them. I already had 3 I bought a while back from another Etsy seller (well, 4 but I sent one to Jo) and I freaking love them so now I have 13!!! The 10 were about $180 including the shipping from California which is a pretty decent deal considering I can't find stuff like this here. YAY ME!!!

Wednesday
Dec222010

Merry freaking Christmas

Remember the light fixture a couple of posts ago (here) that my husband found on eBay and bought for me as a Christmas gift? Well, it arrived yesterday (in time for Christmas amazingly, and from the Netherlands!) and we went to the post office last night to pick it up. There were about 6 people in line behind us and when the box was brought out from the back room, there was a collective gasp from the 8 of us. This is the reason:

We opened the box immediately and found this:

So it looks like the box sat in some water, then got run over by a freaking freight train. Someone in the line behind us even said "OMG I'm so sorry". But I can't just blame all the morons who had to handle this box between the Netherlands and Canada. Now eBay sellers or sellers anywhere where shipping is involved, LEARN HOW TO PACK A GODDAMN BOX WOULD YA??!! This seller, as nice as he's being now that we've contacted him about my busted lamp, does not understand that he did something wrong here. If you have something that weighs next to nothing and barely fills a box, you've got to fill the box with something of substance because it will inevitably get crushed. He had my gorgeous light fixture wrapped in a bit of plastic (as you can see coming out of the box) and THAT WAS IT. No bubble wrap around the shade, no popcorn or anything else to pack in the empty space around the light. AAAGGGHHHHHH!!! I am going to try and glue the shade back together and hope that when I eventually have a place to mount this, that the cracked side of the shade can be turned where it won't be so noticeable. *SIGH* Merry freaking Christmas to me.