My Favorite Finds

‘Tis the season for scoring stuff on Craigslist.

My goal this Christmas was to NOT ENTER THE CRAFT STORE. You know why? Because I have enough crap.

Also, because I have silently led us down the road to bankruptcy via Elvis’s cancer treatments and I am trying to remedy that now by not spending $19 on fake cranberry branches and assorted other crap that would have improved my tablescape.

Decorating our Victorian home for Christmas… I used lots of evergreens and HUGE pinecones for simple and lush holiday decor.

they are a mini-version of the giant Victorian garden urn!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

DIY kitchen remodel — antique mirror over kitchen sink.

Originally I thought we would end up with something similar to one of these options over the kitchen sink.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out a solution that I LOVED, that was also practical and kitchen-y… because sometimes I forget the natural order of things and I try to be reasonable.

Once I let go of what I “should” do over the kitchen sink, and embraced what I would LOVE, the solution became obvious: MORE GIANT FANCY THINGS FOR EVERYONE.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

It’s been a while since something was too big for the stairwell and had to go up to the roof… *VIDEO*

This post is sponsored by Paul’s patience. All opinions are my own.

After the kitchen-bookcase-misappropriation, I excommunicated Self; denying her Craigslist access and banning her from a position of power.

I said – Self, that was the last straw. You can no longer be trusted… as punishment, we are NEVER buying anything ever again.

Self whispered – I think we should buy something else RIGHT NOW.


Self said – or, we could drive directly to the bank and take out all of the money… have you considered that option? Then we can get this mirror.

** YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE VIDEO** I’m decorating our old Victorian house via CRAIGSLIST… my latest find was too large to fit up our old-house stairwell, so my husband built a RAMP TO THE ROOF and we put it through the bedroom window.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.