Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tattly - and a little birthday gift for you.

You may have seen me mention on our Facebook page that we licensed some very neat, vintage sailor images for temporary tattoos with Tattly recently. We have been having so much fun with these - I had no idea they would be so popular. Doug and all his friends have been sporting them since we got them - the anchor is definitely a winner (perhaps a Popeye thing?) Anyway today is Tattly's first birthday and to celebrate they are having the most amazing sale. So from Thursday until Sunday night, if you use the code '1yearold' you will get 50% off your purchase - GREAT DEAL! There are loads of fabulous designs to choose from, but of course I'm partial to the Cartolina Set!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More from the yard sale . .

So I thought you might like to see what I did with the vintage picnic table that went with the 2 benches (that ended up in my living room - see previous post!) I simply put it at the front of our house, next to our front door, where we sit in the evenings watching the sun go behind the mountain and waiting for the rush of cool air to follow. I really like it. I topped it with some herbs in old pots and it suits the rustic-ness of the rest of our home.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Yard sale score!

I had fun this weekend. The neighbour had a yard sale and, of course, I was first at the garden gate waiting to browse the offerings! Right away I spied some picnic tables and benches. Lucky for me she let me have them for free, though I would have happily paid the $5 she was looking for!  I knew exactly what I was going to do with 2 of the benches . . . I've been looking for the perfectly rustic, living room, coffee table for a long time now and I had a feeling they were going to be exactly right. So after delivering the goods to the driveway, Doug scrubbed down the benches and brought them inside - PERFECT! Just what I've been looking for . . . .

I put two of the benches together to make the perfect size table - it's exactly 6 ft by 30 inches. I think that the colour and texture look wonderful with the cow hide rug, which I got from here, by the way. 

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