Monday, September 28, 2009

Stuff I Like Around the House

"Dee! Dee!" Cannon yells and runs to the window. Yep. Deer like to visit and they are less and less afraid of us...mainly Cannon, who bangs on the window and yells at the top of his lungs.

Christina brought this to me from Copenhagen. I love it. I dream of visiting Denmark in a few years. I adore Christina!

My new favorite Salt City Candle (for the moment) Bamboo. Lovely.

One of the many spectacular antique lamps Chris has found at antique stores. This one is glass, with hand painted stripes in gold and green.

We gained a lot of glass fruit from the house in Moclips. I love the detail and color.

Len and Betsy (Chris' dad & wife) came to visit and he gave me a pair of binoculars he got at Goodwill for just $12. They work great! We use them daily to spot whales, porpoises, sealion and pelicans. So much fun. What a great gift!

We found these cuties at Fred Meyer for 50% off. They match the majority of his wardrobe. He is such a doll in them, clomping around and making foot noises!

Chris bought this for me last Christmas. It is SOOOOO me! I love gawdy stuff like this, and the colors, peach and orange, are so pretty! Anyway, it holds a votive, though I've never used it for anything but inspiration.

My grandparents created this together. My grandpa Bauer is a carpenter and he cut out the shapes that my grandma had sketched on his jigsaw...then she painted each piece. From what I recall, in the 60s, there were plaques like this one sold at JC Penny's, and my grandma loved them, but they were so expensive! So she decided they would make their own. This is the middle piece, there are two other pieces which are smaller and sit on either side. They were above their fireplace for as long as I can remember as a child and I have always fancied them. She gave them to me a few years ago and I am so grateful because they are so ME!

Kelly's son, Josiah, spotted this at Big Lots one day while they were shopping and said, "We should get this for Auntie Erin." So, Kelly got it for me. I love it!

This quote is just one of many funny quotes that fill this flip book called, "You Say I'm a Bitch Like it's a Bad Thing." Kathi Wiley Gladson, Joshua Griffith's mom, bought it for me for Christmas 2 years ago and I have so much fun choosing a different quote for my mood! Some quotes I can't have out, due to a daughter who reads very well now, but they make me laugh. "I used to care, but now I take a pill for that." - "Be nice to your children...they'll choose your nursing home."
The tin next to it is another one of Chris' finds...I love it.

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