Monday, February 27, 2012

Stars this weekend....

This coming weekend
will be having their Spring
Expo sale.

It will be four days...

You will find all kinds of 
fantastic vintage and antique finds
on sale in many of the booths
in both Stars and Splendid.

Here is a sneak peak of our space
for this coming weekend.

hope to see you this weeekend!


Sunday, February 26, 2012


Tonight is Oscar night...
not that, that means much to me....
because you see I don't get to the movies often.
I have only seen one of the the 9 movies up for best film
and I don't think I could even list what they all are.
Shoot, I'm not even sure if there are 9.

The one thing I do like about watching the Oscars
is the red carpet. 
It's really all about the fashion.

Here are a few dresses I would wear to the Oscars
if I was so inclined to attend (heehee)...

and the Oscar goes to....


Friday, February 24, 2012


There is something architecturally beautiful
about vintage fans.
The shapes, colors and sizes are so 

You look at them and can actually imagine
adding them to  your home decor...
 unlike the big, behemoth, modern ones
that just look like some cheap 
office excuse for air-conditioning. 

I have two vintage fans going into our 
space at Slendid at Stars tomorrow....
one works, the other needs a new cord.

I am a big fan of function and design...
these vintage fans are just that.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


came across two industrial carts yesterday
that were going to be chucked.
now, you all know how i feel about throwing away
perfectly good junk....
shoot, many of you feel the same way.

so, i followed my dad's advice and
asked if i could have them.
the worst they could do was so no....
well, they didn't...
it was more like a "sure!"


so, this mornin' i went on over and picked them up...

one small 
(perfect for a small cocktail cart or side table)
one big 
(for a bigger cocktail cart or kitchen island)

needless to say i am very excited.

here is a picture of what the large one looks like but in sage green.


so, moral of the story is....
ask and you may receive!


Monday, February 20, 2012


I've blogged about walls before....
the thing is though, I have been obsessed
lately about them. 
maybe it's a Spring thing....
not really sure but here are a few ideas 
I've been mulling over....

floating shelves with black and white art....

family pics....

art gallery....

little of this, little of that....


mixed media....

When you come right down to it,
anything goes on a wall.
You just have to remember to have fun
and reflect what you love....


Saturday, February 18, 2012


i LOVE, love, love my new space at
 Splendid at Stars!
i really do!

i didn't realize how much i missed
having a shop in shop to 
play around in and shop for
until i got my space at 
Splendid at Stars....

i went in today to fluff and add a few new items
and when i got there my space was trashed.
now, you might think this is a bad thing....
it really isn't....
all it means is that people were shopping and looking.
we like this, we do!

some more things were gone and this just makes me 
so happy!
i love knowing they went to a new home, 
to someone new who will enjoy and hopefully
cherish  them.....

here is what it looks like after my fluffing session
this morning....
please excuse the quality of the photos,
i shot them with my phone.

if you are in the area,
stop by and check out our space.
it loves company!

hope you all are having a great weekend!


Thursday, February 16, 2012


one of those nights where i am just kind of tired.
thoughts of a cozy place to lay my head down 
and sleep keep popping into my brain....
so, i figured maybe we should find a few
dreamy spots to catch some zzz's....

eastern bohemian dreams....


 dark and stormy dreams....


fairy tale dreams....


 cozy dreams....


sweet dreams....


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


TO ALL!!!!!


Sunday, February 12, 2012


i don't know where to begin....
what started as an innocent morning of junking
with my friend, Amy,
turned into an episode
of American Pickers.

it was the concrete birdbath that started
it all....
a quick u-turn through the parking lot
of a sex shop and across a large intersection,
we landed in the shangri-la of

we couldn't believe what we stumbled on...
piles and i do mean piles of junk, and good junk too!

a little frightened of what might crawl out 
we treaded lightly but surprisingly
we saw none...more like thank god we didn't' see anything...
especially since Amy promised to run over me if we saw something.

our truck was already full so we needed another.
this required a few calls, texts and as usual
John came to our rescue.
this really was just an excuse to buy more. 

flea market, thrift stores and shangri-la 
and it made for a perfect day of junking. 

Good Sam Hospital WWII Nurses cape

new, well not really new, Catholic Enthronement certificate

Victorian fashion plate

primitive barn

radio tubes

good and rusty farmyard

yellow ware bowl

it was a zinger of a day. 
thanks amy!


Saturday, February 11, 2012


where do i sign up....


i imagine being sous chef to my 
personal chef
Mr. O...
surrounded by our friends 
drinking and eating.

now, where is that sign up sheet?