Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ylvis - The Fox

Have you seen/heard this? I can't get it out of my head. It makes me smile and I want to dance in the  woods too.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Asian Fruit

I've been going to a new produce market for my weekly grocery shopping. Since I'm doing Weight Watchers (I've lost 25 lbs!) I'm eating tons of fresh fruit to fulfill my sweet cravings. I've been also eating fresh veggies. Although frozen veggies with cheese sauce is much more palatable. Anyway I've been trying new fruit. This week it was lychee fruit. It has a sturdy peel with a sweet, juicy fruit with a pit in the center. It's pretty good!

I had to Google how to eat it. While doing so I found a fun Asian fruit identification quiz for you. Give it a try. I missed one, but only because I watch Chopped on TV like the crazed fan that I am. They've had most of the fruit on various episodes. Have you tried anything new to eat lately?

Asian Fruit Identification Quiz

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Last Days of Summer

My son left for college at SCAD in Savannah Georgia Monday morning. He's a Senior this year (!!!!) and working again as a Resident Assistant in the dorms. He was out of town with friends for a few days and only got home in time to wake me up, kiss me goodbye and head to the airport at 2:00 am. Luckily the friends he was traveling with dropped him off at the airport on their way home so I didn't have to get up and drive. I'm NOT a morning person, no matter how hard I try.  He'll had a wait at the airport until his flight at 7:00 am, but it worked out well. He'll be home in 10 weeks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I miss him when he's gone. But I'll enjoy having only my messes to clean and my food budget is much smaller when I'm not feeding a 21 year old.

I'm happy summer is over. I glad to get back into a routine. I'm also looking forward to long sleeved shirts, boots and leaves crunching when I take my walk.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Stalking Craigslist

There have been some great items for sale on Craigslist lately. Check these out.

Great oriental soapstone panels $59 for all 4. If this was closer I'd purchase it and put them in my bathroom.

This light fixture was listed as art deco but is a wonderful late 1960s early 1970s pop art style for only $75.

Beautiful painted chest for $400.

Love this pair of asian nightstands for $350.

 Great pair of faux bamboo barrell chairs for $75 for the pair.

Pretty faux bamboo mirror for $25.

Love this pair of chiavary chairs for $150.

A pair of brass ginger jar lamps for $40.

This is a great chest. I'd use it for my jewelry $100.

This person had light fixturs for sale $35 for the five light one and $25 for the matching 3 light fixture.

 More lights $35 for the five light and $25 for the matching 3 light.

Another great oriental cabinet. This one was $250. There are always great oriental/asian/chinese pieces for sale in the Chicago area.

Lovely chinoiserie down couch. $350 each two available.

This mahogany secretary chest is only $250. I wish I had a place for one in my condo.

 This emerald green desk is $375. Not a great price but a very pretty desk! I even like the way it is styled for the picture.

 7 chippendale chairs for $420.

 I love the elephant stand for $100. If I didn't already own one I'd purchase this.

Blue and white lamps for $40 for the pair. 

 Glass table for $50. I'd love to get one and use it as a desk in my office/Son's bedroom. Anna from Daily Dose of Kevin has one in her office. I love the way it looks. But unless the sellers are willing to deliver I have no way of getting this home. Darn.

What an interesting curio cabinet kind of shaped like a pagoda! $300

Pair of blue and white large vases $50.

This is a fun shaped mirror only $75. It would look great in my bathroom (although I'm kinda afraid to mix metals and everything in the bathroom is chrome).

This is one of the most disgusting things I've seen on Craigslist. Its a taxidermy elephant foot stool for $1000. Horrible!

As you can see my love affair with all things Chinoiserie and brass continues. Have you found anything good on Craigslist lately?