Saturday, February 27, 2010

vintage wallpaper

This week I finally got to do what I've been wanting to do for weeks...dig into some old papers and embellishments and play. It's been so long that I found some neat little trinkets and things that I had completely forgot I even had! When I dug into my wallpaper stash, I found the first rolls of vintage wallpaper I ever bought. About 11 years ago a really neat antique shop opened up nearby. I mean really neat...great old chipped up pieces of painted furniture, tons and tons of ironstone pieces, great mercury glass. Most of it all priced way out of my range but I loved to go anyway. One day my aunt was in visiting and I brought her there. She ended up knowing the owner and as they were chatting and catching up, I was snooping around the store and came across some old rolls of wallpaper. They were really OLD! I immediately fell in love with them but wasn't sure what I would do with them all so I only bought a few. Boy do I regret it now! Unfortunately, the shop closed shortly after.

The only thing I did do with them at the time was cut a few small pieces and put them in some old wood frames that I still have in my bedroom. When collecting vintage wallpaper became so popular, I still never used them because I wanted to save them. Besides that, they are falling apart. They are so fragile that when I start unrolling them they always rip. Today I decided that I'm not going to keep "saving"...saving for what or when??? And you know, it's a lot more fun when you are using something that is just so pretty! I also made some more little calendars and some wallpaper pockets. I didn't get pictures of all them because I ran out of good light...hate that!I love how simple this Bingo card looks!

Wow....two posts in two days! Let's hope I can keep it up!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

blueberry french toast

Have you seen this bread in Target??!!! If you do, I highly recommend you buy it! We are addicted to it....makes the best blueberry french toast!

I first bought it a few weeks ago...just before we had that huge blizzard on the east coast! Two snow days and the loaf was gone!

Right now it's 11pm and it is starting to snow...again! A little piece of me is hoping for a snow day tomorrow! I have a new loaf of bread! Since I took this photo I broke my all time favorite mug! I've had it for three years I think. It was a dollar at my supermarket. I bought four of them and broke three of them probably within the first month. I was down to this last one. It was not only pretty but the perfect size! I am very particular about the mug I drink my coffee in! I'm not crazy right!? Everyone has a favorite mug...right!? So now I am on a mission to find the perfect mug!

Since I am a bad are some pictures from the storm we had a few weeks ago.

I love this's serious business building a snowman ya know!

But I think he's lovely!