Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's Springtime Somewhere

Make that Napa Valley.
Spent President's Day weekend enjoying springtime, wine, olive oil and lavender.
What a special part of the world (and most particularly California).

One of 450 vineyards

Daffodils - just loved seeing them!

Pretty pink blossoms

Here's what you do with all those corks!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Two of my favorite Valentine cartoons from The New Yorker magazine
Charles Addams, artist.
He was so clever.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Is this not the CUTEST flower vase ?

I've been in antique stores and flea markets since the 1970's.
This has got to be one of the cutest vases - and I've never seen one like it.
Thought I would share.
It's below zero in Minnesota and something about just looking at flowers helps.

I've been working on my first (to post) "Before and After".
I've got the "Before" part down pat.
The "After" is giving me some trouble.
Hope to remedy and post and exclaim Ta-Da! I can do this, too.
We'll see, stay tuned.......

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stuck on "TP" Holders ? Okay, not really.

But here is another idea from the Bachman's Idea house.  This hung over the toilet.  Didn't think when I started this blog, I would have (2) posts on toilet paper holders, but there you go.  This is cute.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Score! Vintage Aquarium "TP" Holder

Bachman's Idea house.  If you are lucky enough J to live in the Minneapolis area (or not) - this "house" was the former Bachman family homestead; and (4) times per year (changes seasonally), it is an "idea house" featuring vintage and re-purposed finds.  I am only taking credit for having purchased this item; and well, photographing it.  It made it's way from the Idea House to the Bachman main store (fabulous floral/nursery) and finally to the "sale" area where I paid 1/2 price (@$32) and felt great about that.  Ever since seeing it, I had been hunting for an aquarium similar and short of buying something 'new' at Petco, I just waited.  Just need the sticky dots and it will be put it into use.  Disclaimer: No fish were harmed in making the transition.