Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vintage Finds ...

Driving back from my Great-Aunt's 90th birthday celebration this weekend we stopped at an Antique Market just off the 401. I picked up this great vintage cocktail glass caddy and glasses. It was a bargain at $20. I can't wait to serve drinks on my patio - if the snow ever melts!

I found these sweet vintage chocolate molds in my mailbox this morning....ordered from Etsy

I plan to use them to make Easter chocolates with the kids.

I'm hoping it will be a fun alternative to decorating easter eggs this year. Just to change it up a little bit. What easter traditions do you have in your house?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd share some bits and pieces of green from around my house.

I don't decorate for this holiday but I do try to pull out a few green pieces to honor the day and welcome spring.

my enormous spool of bakers twine

A pillow I made just last week at The Workroom - a lovely sewing space that offers classes and gorgeous fabrics. It was so much fun! You can read more about The Workroom in a story I wrote for Oh My Handmade just a few weeks ago here..

a vintage gravy boat ..

my green dining room walls..

a vintage teacup..

a jar that I found at a thrift shop

some fat quarters waiting to be turned into something new..

"peas in a pod" created by my daughter out of Fimo.
did I tell you she wants to open an Etsy shop of her own
to sell her clay creations?

my husband makes my latte in these vintage cups and saucers..

The Irish celebrations will continue this weekend when we go to a party to celebrate my great aunt's 90th birthday! I'm trying to convince my daughter to do a little jig or reel for her in honor of her Irish heritage but I think she will have to settle
for a bottle of Bailey's :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

I feel spring in the air...

It's time to wash away winter from the front of my house. Is it too early to put something living in my urns? Probably...

Oh well, at least I can refuse to put my winter boots back on. I'm loving my new wellies. Today I went for a walk in them. We took the kids down to Little Italy today for some gelato. That feels like spring!

Here are some Etsy finds that make me smile. Enjoy.

Smile Pillow in Yellow, Honey Pie Designs

Map Paper Tote Bag, My Paper Garden

Mid Century Green Fan, Tom Laurus

Handmade vegan, organic soap, Prunella

Vintage Style Flower Necklace, Sweet & Simple

Handmade biodegradable seed starters, Love By Bean
I can't wait for these to arrive. I ordered some for the kids to experiment with seeds.

"Hills" Limited Edition Print, Leah Duncan

Hanging Vase, Tortoise Loves Donkey
West Elm is selling these glass style hanging planters..saw them today :)

Is it spring where you live?
What home decor/garden things do you do to usher in spring? I would love to hear.