I didn't find anything at TJ Maxx the other day when I went hunting for
an entrance rug, a pillow for the little black chair, and some possible art
work for the bathrooms. So I tried Target and there I found the
perfect size and color pillow. It's harder than you think to find tiny
pillows. And it was on sale, too. Hooray!
Still no rug and art work for the bathrooms, but that's OK.
I'm hoping to hit IKEA soon, so maybe I'll have luck there.
I also had to run into Michaels for some craft items and I found these pretty
little vases on sale for only $1 each. Not sure exactly where I'm going to put
them yet, but I'm thinking they'll look pretty on the floating shelves in the main
bathroom, each with a flower in them.
And then in the $1.50 bin at Michaels, I found these bright blue decorative
balls. They had ribbon attached to them so that you could use them as some
sort of ornament, but I just cut the ribbon off. I thought they added a nice pop
of color to all the beige going on in this vase.
Also, in the $1.50 bin ~ brightly-colored mini picture frames. I just need
to put pictures in them!
And a few of my latest thrifting treasures ~ an enamel pot, sweet
little bucket, and...
a vintage kitty.
Speaking of kitties, Zippo was zonked out on the blanket on the couch the other
night. Monkey wanted to lie on the blanket too, so he smooshed his body
against Zippo's. I guess Zippo got tired of being smooshed and simply
put his legs up on Monkey's back. I don't know what Monkey thought about
that, but Zippo certainly looks comfortable!
I know those of you in the warmer states (and countries) have trees and
flowers in bloom already, but here in northern Illinois, the weather is still
pretty nasty. The temps are in the 30's with lots of rain and some snow
flurries. So I was quite excited when I went out to the mailbox yesterday
and saw green shoots (tiger lilies) poking out of the dead leaf and
rock-filled ditch in front of our house. If my neighbors saw and heard
me, they probably thought I was crazy. I grabbed my cell phone and called
my husband and animatedly told him the news. Then I ran into the house
to get my camera and took pictures of the ditch. :-)
Well, tomorrow's the big day. The Midwest Bloggers Meet-Up.
I'm excited, but a little nervous, too. And I have to get up at 6:00 a.m.
because I have a long drive. That's a super early hour for me, as I'm
a night owl. I'm rarely in bed before midnight. I've been baking cookies
all day for the swag bags. Now I have to go package them up. I'll
be sure to take lots of pictures tomorrow. See you on Sunday!