Yesterday James came across this blog by Bloggess that was amazing for several reasons. 1. She thinks the same way I do, and because of that James is a little worried I’ll do something similar in the future. 2. Anything starting with towels and ending with a life size chicken is priceless. 3. It’s just plain funny. Are you intrigued? Of course you are! Without further adieu, I give you “and that’s why you should learn to pick your battles” by the Bloggess.
Photo by The Bloggess
Call me crazy but I’ve wanted a fake animal “trophy” to put on our wall since forever and a day. Actually it’s probably only been about a year. I will never be okay with having any real taxidermy in my house but the fake options really appeal to me. We already have two owls (one metal, we call him Archimedes, and another ceramic, John Doe….kidding, he has no name) and I think they need another friend from the forest/wilderness to join them in our home. Cardboard Safari
has a great animals (my favorite being the moose) and Williams-Sonoma Home
has several ceramic heads on sale.
What’s a girl to do? Truth be told I think the ceramic ones are a little too life-like for me, so I think that leaves me with the cardboard safari!
Which one do you think I should get? Did I mention James isn’t thrilled about having a cardboard head on our wall? His exact words were “I don’t get it.” Oh well. I’ve decided this will be what I get myself for my birthday this year. It’s a few months away so I’ll have to ponder it some more but I’d love to hear your thoughts on which is your favorite– Billy, Fred, or Bucky?
I love pillows. Though I love pillows, I will not allow myself to be the crazy pillow lady that has to store her collection in a spare bedroom closet because there are so many of them. So instead I just blog about pillows and dream about the day when I own a house and will have an excuse to buy more pillows. Here’s my pillow wish list/if I had money for a pillow fund I would take each of these:
Snowflake pillow, I’m coming for you when it’s closer to Christmas!
Fun fact: If I were to actually buy all of these pillows and inserts, I would spend just under $500! Good thing I’m saving my pennies and not buying these. Oh, and I totally found four pillows from Anthropologie that I would die to have that all added up to $500 as well. Sigh…
I have a weakness, and it’s for anything that has the words “Farmer’s Market” in its name. So, of course, when I saw these Farmer’s Market baskets at Anthropologie my fiscal discipline flew out the window and I bought them. It was a good decision though because I love these stoneware pieces! I bought the large one in white and the smaller one in neutral.
Now that I’ve admitted that I have a weakness I will enroll myself in AAA (Anthropologie Addicts Anonymous). Have you had an impulse buy recently? Was it Anthropologie? Maybe it’s subliminal messaging, in which case it’s totally not my fault…
Terrain at Styer’s outside of Philadelphia is the home/garden/lifestyle spin-off of Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. It’s an amazing resource for vintage pieces and eclectic finds. And, thankfully for those of us not near Glen Mills, Pennysylvania, they recently launched an e-shop so you can get in on all the goodness…
Here are some of my favorite pieces I’ve found since stalking their website last night:
I have a thing for vintage crates. Once my mom sold her vintage Coca-Cola crate to a local second-hand store and when we went there to look around I bought it without knowing it was hers to begin with! She’s not allowed to get rid of any crates now before consulting me.
At $400 it’s not likely this will ever be a part of my home. But at least I can look at it longingly…
These would be great for kebabs or s’mores!
A great accessory for my candle obsession. Although this might be feeding my addiction.
Moss Fence…shut the front door! What can I do with moss fence? I don’t know but it sounds awesome so maybe I’ll buy it now and figure the practicality of it out later. :)
Here’s where you insert your own joke on Sarah Palin’s version of this moment in history… While you’re thinking of one, enjoy looking at this lantern.
If you’re like me you’ll notify your significant other immediately of this store and kindly instruct them to buy all future gifts from the Terrain website
What do you think? Are you as in love as I am?