Home decor

The Spring Ledge

by Carol Browne on March 23, 2015 · 0 comments

in Home decor, Photos

The entrance ledge

Our entrance is a skinny little place and there’s no room for a proper shelf. Instead, I used a ledge that’s about 3 inches wide and decorate it for holidays and themes. It was way past Valentines Day when I decided to bring out the wooden tulips  and a baby chick made from Swarovski crystal. Also, the letter B. But I think I brought that out for Chinese New Year. I was a little bit late for the first day of Spring 2015. Just a little bit.

Mike and I are both represented in this ledge and so are the kitties. That’s  me with the crown on and I’m holding Oscar. He’s a fancy cat and says, “Miau” not “Meow” like Donner does. Donner is super meowy and out yodels Oscar for breakfast and dinner these days. He’s pretty yelly.
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Glass Owls

by Carol Browne on February 26, 2015 · 1 comment

in Home decor, Photos, Sewing

Spooky owls! WHO?

Our local Sally Ann sometimes has the coolest (and wierdest) stuff. And it’s open late – 9 pm during the week. It works out well for my schedule. Clearly.

Yesterday I found these two glass owls for $4 each (I think. Yup. $4 each). They are actually bottles. Their heads come off!
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Some days are just banner days. This one was one of those days. I consumed many things (which is not supposed to make you happy, but it was very satisfying, nonetheless.). We started the day off by picking up the matching ottoman to the couch. HUZZAH. This is how that looked:

New ottoman!

I didn’t even turn on the TV. Who needs the TV when you’re floating on a cloud? It’s super dreamy.

Next up, a surprise birthday tea party Johanna organized with her niece for my new-to-me friend, Aleisha. We went to The Little White House in Langley.
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Collecting tablecloths

by Carol Browne on January 7, 2015 · 0 comments

in Home decor, Photos

tablecloth with giant cross stitches

I need to start a new habit of taking photos during the day. Over the last month or so, I got used to taking photos at night of little dolls. Now it’s time to get out during the day with my camera and see the sights during daylight hours. I start work at 10 am, so I could take photos before work (although, truth be known, I am not a morning person by any stretch) or I could take a photo walk for lunch before 4 pm. Seems to get dark around 4-ish, although, that will change soon enough. Days will start getting noticeably longer pretty soon.

I’ve been slowly packing up the Christmas stuff and tonight I pulled out a new to me table cloth I found at the friendly, neighbourhood thrift store. I found 2 of the same style – one pink gingham and this orange gingham. I have no idea if it’s handmade or not. It looks like it from the back, but I can’t be too sure. In any event, I love how they look and the big cross stitches in a pattern that reminds me of a quilt.

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Farewell, old friend

January 5, 2015

Tonight is the last night I’ll be sitting on the good, old Klick Klack. It’s full of crumbs and farts and a broken spring that pokes right into my butt. This is my side of the couch – Mike had a no photo request tonight due to illness. His hair is doing crazy things. We […]

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Feeling crafty

November 16, 2014

Here is yesterday’s purchase from the vintage, junking Christmas flea market we went to. I love the shape of the Christmas ornaments and the packaging. These are going to look great on our white Christmas tree. I was tempted to start decorating the tree, but exercised restraint. Instead, I tried them out on the cedar […]

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Halloween bunting COMPLETE!

October 19, 2014

I did it. I have successfully completed the Halloween bunting! Hooray for us!

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Made by pals

October 10, 2014

My feet were too sore and it was SO late when I got home last night (after 11:00) I took yesterday off from blogging. WHOA. A mid-week day off from the blog? Not usually how I roll, but last night I made the exception. And I didn’t take a single photo at the portfolio show, […]

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Aerial Views

September 29, 2014

I’m not sure what I like best about these photos. It could be the heart print of my nightgown, or my blue toenails (that polish has lasted a long time) or Oscar looking like a koi fish at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – which reminds me, we need to go there for Halloween. […]

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Just finish something already.

September 13, 2014

I heard somewhere that when someone has all sorts of projects started it’s some kind of way to ensure that person always has something to do. THAT just may be the case for me. So today I figured I should finish something after making a few more quilt-as-you-go blocks. I started by binding a reject […]

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