Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rosette Love

I F%$%ING heart roses!  I found a tutorial a while back on how to make these suckers and I've been obsessed with them ever since.  I made the royal wedding fascinators, some hair clips, and now I've made a rosette necklace too...  There are so many possibilities and you can use pretty much any material...

Love Desiree
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Monday, May 30, 2011

A True Craftsman...

My father in law has outdone himself once again...check out this ottoman/side table he made out of a broken chair he found on the side of the road!

I can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Retro Home Nail Salon...

My mom gave me this cute little 60's Samsonite overnighter suitcase that she found on the farm somewhere... I think it must have been my Nanny's but it doesn't look like it was really used at all.  Sweet score!  I made it into a little home nail salon...

and then I did my nails....with one sparkling finger to shake things up a bit : )

Love Desiree
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Thrifting: Oh How I've Missed You!

 I haven't been Thrifting in a serious while.  I was starting to go into withdrawal!  So I got up super early on Saturday and made my way down to the local Value Village.  It was totally worth the wait too...

Look what I got!

Tea cups of course... (I need enough for a serious tea party coming up this summer, and these ones were just too perfect)

I got the table cloth they're sitting on too, which at first I thought was a curtain, and I'm still not too sure what it's supposed to be...but either way, I love the print!

Another dish to add to my collection... 

AND THESE, my favorite find! A dresser set...  They were even in the original box! 

Ahhh, now I feel better....

Thanks for reading!
Love Desiree

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Inspire Me Thursday

I can't believe it's Thursday already!  Gotta love short weeks! 

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Garden Transformation: Phase One - Planting

Mother Nature finally delivered!  What a beautiful Saturday for some gardening!  I wasn't about to waste a moment of this day, so I got up super early to beat the crowds to the garden centre.  I made a few trips back and forth from the No Frills on Landsdowne and I was ready to get down to some planting.  I cranked up the obligatory long weekend soundtrack...Classic Rock Q107 and got to work.  I really had no idea what to buy so I pretty much just bought what looked pretty and followed the directions on the tags to know where I should plant them.  You should write that piece of advice down eh!? 

I spray painted some old pots purple which i think turned out pretty nice...

And of course a little fake flower craft to top things off....

And then it was time for a drink!

Not bad, not bad at all...if i do say so myself!  Now we can watch my garden grow, or hopefully I guess I should say... : ) 

Thanks for reading, hope you're having a great long weekend..

Love Desiree
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