The View from my Phone: Week 40

Posted on October 9, 2012 and tagged Art & Photography with comments

From top to bottom and left to right:

  • the kitties love to watch the leaves fall... so cute!
  • a tea towel given to us as a gift, displaying it ironically of course
  • a nice fall view out our back door, complete with new curtains
  • some cute prints I found while shopping
  • raspberry-peach crumbcake, Droooool...
  • this cat was born to be a model

Decisions, Decisions...

Posted on October 4, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like, Personal with comments

The search for furniture for our new house has been a slow process. We've decided to mostly stick with whatever we have for now and save money for stuff we really like, even if that means using our old kitchen table as a desk for the time being. One thing we needed right away was dining room chairs and luckily we managed to snag these for free from some very nice people looking to get rid of some furniture.

I'm absolutely in love with the shape, but not in love at all with the fabric. Hey, they were free so I can't really complain. The chairs also go beautifully (sort of) with our vintage teak dining table... more on that in a later post.

My task now is to recover these chairs with a slightly less 'granny' fabric, but that's proving more difficult than I thought because there's too many great prints to choose from! Since we don't really have any other furniture I can pretty much go with whatever colours I want, so I've managed to narrow it down to a pattern in either blue, black or green. I chose blue and black because it's dark enough hide any potential stains and is easy to decorate around later, and I chose green because I think it would look nice with the slightly reddish tone of the wood.

What do you think? I'm leaning towards the triangles in the very first circle but late last night while I was browsing fabric I got this crazy idea that I wanted a skull print. I went to bed thinking I had it figured out. In the light of day, that idea is looking a little crazy... or is it? Ack! There's too many choices! This may come down to me closing my eyes and pointing at the screen.

Blue 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -- Black 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -- Green 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -- Skulls 1

Get Mugged

Posted on October 2, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

I'm pretty clever with that title aren't I? Haha, maybe not so much but I couldn't resist. With the weather cooling down, another thing I can't resist is a nice cup of tea. (Pretty good segue there, I'm on fire today!) We've got a huge collection mugs, more mugs than one house should ever hold. These are my two favourites. The blue one I got several years ago at Starbucks of all places. The brown one I found on Etsy and was part of a set of 6, but 5 of them broke in transit. That just makes the one survivor even more special!

And here are two mugs that I wouldn't mind adding to my collection. I might have to find room for these babies!

Cat Mug - Vintage Mug

The View from my Phone: Week 39

Posted on October 1, 2012 and tagged Art & Photography with comments

From top to bottom and left to right:

  • my backyard right now
  • the leaves are changing!
  • Marshall and his catnip pouch
  • walked around with 1 blue nail for 4 days cause I'm a put-together and organized person
  • found this gem at the grocery store, Tofurky I love you
  • leaves on my deck

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