Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm baaaack! :)

Hey folks! 
Sorry I've been MIA lately.  Life has been busy/time consuming lately. 
I found out that I wouldn't be starting my new job until 2/21 so I was going to have a week off from when I left my current job and when I started my new one.  I was super excited because I thought I'd have TONS of time for crafting. HA! Wrong! Charlie broke his foot and had to stay home for most of that week. So, I was the loving wife and nurse.  Or at least I tried to be. :) I also had some car trouble and had to take care of that, so I got NOTHING done. 

I started my new job on the 21st and I love it! Everyone is super nice! I really think I'm going to like it here.  I have my own office.  YAY! So, I decided to do a little decorating. I haven't done much and really most of it I didn't make but bought. I still need to bring in some pictures. Here's what I've got so far. (Excuse the pictures.  I took them with my phone.)

Pretty sad so far, but it's getting there. So, I'll break it all down for you.

I got this vase at the grocery store 50% off after Valentine's Day! It had a little chain around the neck that said "Be Mine", but I snapped that little puppy off. :) It was only $3!

I love this little guy. He makes me smile.  I went to the Dollar Tree the other day just to see what they had and stumbled upon this little guy while I was standing in line.  I found these other birds, but wasn't crazy about them.  I saw him on the top shelf behind the counter and asked the cashier if she could get me two! Originally he was beige with some tan distressing-ness.  I used some acrylic paint to paint him blue.  You can't really tell it but I etched a houndstooth pattern on the votive holder.  I cut the vinyl with my silhouette machine to use as a stencil. I got the books from my Father-in-Law's flea market stall.  I kind of like that one of them's Dracula because I love most things Vampire.

I know I need to work on the placement of these things, but that'll happen soon. Hopefully. I got the white dove from Goodwill for $1.  He has a brother at home that I'm going to use to decorate with at home.  It's actually a candle holder for a taper candle.  The brown bird is from the Dollar Tree.  I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with him.  He has a holder for a tea light on his back. I just can't decide if I want to paint him or not. 

You will recognize the red and silver candle holder from my Valentine's Day decorations.  I made the houndstooth holder the same way and have had it done for a while, but didn't know where to use it.  So here it is! I love it! 

I hope you liked it! I'm pretty excited about having my own office and space to decorate how I want it. :)


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  2. Love your blog...we have two kitties, both little girls, Emma and Kashmir. (Also love that little red vase, very smart of you to snatch it up)
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  4. I want those little birdies. I loce bird decor!

  5. such cute birds!!

  6. I love the little blue bird - he's really pretty! Oh, I wish we had Dollar Trees in Canada! I'm a fan of vampire lit, also!

  7. You're my hero...I've been hitting every store I can think of to find a bird like that!!! Thanks for the tip :)

  8. love your cute little birdies :)