Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I wish you could smell these! I love Lilly of the Valley. They have such a sweet smell. And their little bell shaped flowers are so delicate looking. For me they are such a symbol of springtime. But be careful. The entire plant and fruit are highly poisonous.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Stalking Craigs List

Here are some pretties that have popped up on my local Craigs List recently.

Brass Art Deco full size bed frame $150

Bamboo bedroom set $800

Bamboo chair $200

Set of 4 bamboo chairs $250

Painted bamboo desk $99

Asian light fixture $250

Brass chair $125. If I could fit this in my car I would purchase this in a heart beat.

Brass chandelier $125

Chinoiserie sofa & loveseat $1500

Green and white chairs

Shell back chairs. I can't remember the exact price but it was around $200. I keep debating purchasing these. They remind me of the grotto chairs below found on eBay

Hollywood Regency Grotto Shell Chairs on eBay. I forgot how much but it was in the thousands.
Vintage zebra lamps
Burled wood cabinet $450

Hand painted tray $20

Gold Mirror $59

Lucite and faux elephant tusk table $6000

Found anything good on Craigs List lately?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chinoiserie Brass Chest

Look what I purchased!

I purchased this cute small brass chest of drawers from Craigs List for $125. I love the Chinoiserie / Hollywood Regency look to it. Its currently sitting in my basement (the pictures above are from the Craigs List post) because I don't really have a place for it in my condo. I know, right? Purchasing furniture without a place to put it is kind of like hoarding. I'm sure if I wasn't so cheap I'd be a hoarder!

Anyway it was so pretty and sparkly and full of oriental brass goodness I couldn't pass it up. I think I'm at my limit of Chinoiserie furniture I can have in my condo. If I have more than one piece in a room in my small condo it'll start feeling like a bad theme instead of good Chinoiserie. This beauty will probably go live in the office / my son's bedroom or maybe replace the newish brass bar cart in the dining room. (I don't think I've shown you that yet). I think it's too big for the dining room though but will try it out to see. If all else fails I will turn around and sell it on eBay. (My pile of furniture to sell on Craigs List or eBay is growing by the day. I really need to stop purchasing and start selling!)

I'm still feeling under the weather and don't want to carry this bad boy up 3 flights of stairs and move furniture around to make it fit. I'll do that another day.

So what about you? Did you buy anything new this weekend?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Campaign Roll Top Desk

Have you ever seen something like this? I really love it. The desk is for sale on Craig's List for $250. I did a little Googling and couldn't find out anything about it. Too bad it won't work in my office. I need a big flat surface so I can set up a sewing machine or do other arts and crafts.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I cannot believe that I'm sick again. I landed in the ER on Tuesday it was so bad. I'm home, off work and feeling nauseous, headachey, and cranky. I hate taking time off work. That whole no work = no money thing is a bummer. And I only work 3 afternoons a week so its not like work stresses me out or is difficult or anything. Plus I don't like to feel like I'm a flake and can't be counted on to show up when I'm supposed to. Agh! Grumpy.

I've made no progress with doing the finishing touches on my kitchen. Or taking pictures for you of the new paint and green accents I've added so far. I am pleased that I put everything back in the kitchen. It took a couple days to get the pantry back in place. I went through all my food, tossed a couple expired items and donated a bag of things I shouldn't be eating to the food pantry. Everything got wiped down and organized as I put it away.

I have a couple items to spray paint. Yea! warm enough weather for spray painting. However I've been sick during the dry weather and over the weekend its supposed to rain. So maybe it'll get done next weekend.

My son comes home from college in 4 weeks. I want to have the kitchen done.  I still have to clear out his room that I've been using as a dumping/storage room for the last 5 months he's been gone. And my bedroom is full of furniture to sell on Craigs List. I gotta get my hustle on.