Thursday, July 21, 2011

My favorite spots....

So, my ldb, Camille, has been taking you around her home if you follow her blog and it inspired me to show you a few of my favorite spots and things around my place....
My extremely messy crafting corner.  What you can't see in this picture?  My huge craft tote.  Two other baskets of yarn.  The majority of my Scarlett Key supplies.

My ivy.  I have had this ivy since my 18th birthday.  It has moved with me something like five times.  It is also the only plant I can keep in the apartment without El totally trashing it....but he tries, see that chewed on leaf over on the right?

I have the tiniest kitchen ever.  Not my microwave also is a storage spot for some of my favorite things.  My do-fer, the wood piece in front, it is something my dad designed and made for the hot stove shelves - couldn't bake without it!  My Grey Goose bottle, this one if from New Year's but the bottle is too pretty to throw away, and it is in french!  My monkey salt & pepper shakers, they're the FIRST thing I bought when I decided to move out on my own, wouldn't give them up for the world.  My antique rolling pins, I collect them and these are my favorite two.

This mini (decorative) dress form is from Hobby Lobby, and was white, but my momma painted it for me since I hate white metal stuff.  It sits in my bathroom and holds earrings from Camille and my various hair stuff.  

My big dream catcher that hangs above my bed.  It is hooked on a sign that says DREAM on it, I thought it was fitting.  Those signs are awesome but I forgot to take a picture of them.  I have Dream, Love, and Wish all hanging in my bedroom.

The antique dresser that my dad redid for me.  Bought at an auction for like $20!  I LOVE it!  It is my catch all in the bedroom usually, as you can see (maybe I should have cleaned before I took these pictures!)  My jewelry box there holds all my "fun" jewelry....stuff I've had since high school that doesn't have real value to anyone but me, and the flowers that I've pressed and saved...things like that.  

I'm in the process of re-arranging my pictures that are hanging up...these prints are from a calendar that I had of pictures of Paris from the 1920's and 30' framed them all for me so I tend to rotate what is up and what is down.  This elephant is probably one of my favorite auction purchases ever.  I have no idea what it is made of but it seems to be a rendition of the Indian Goddess Ganesh.  And that chair?  It is covered up with a blanket because El lays there a lot, but it is the chair that my great-grandma had her house since the 50's.  I love it!  

My lovely little stand by the metal prince frog, one of my MANY Eiffel Tower statues, my favorite saying, and the light that is unplugged because El knows how to turn it on and off.

My first "big girl" painting.  LOVE it!

This stand is by my door, and I smile every time I see it!  The ducky is one that I bought for B but didn't give it up because it was so cute.  A smelly-good candle - I don't burn them just leave them out for the smell.  My tiny lamp that I love.  My angel and kitty.  And ---- my metal HAND!  haha, I know it is for rings and stuff, but it is some odd and cute at the same time that I didn't want to hide it away in my bedroom or anything, and it holds my sunglasses perfectly so that El can't get to them. :)

Hope you enjoyed my little apartment favorites tour!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Your apartment looks too cute! If you think your crafting area is messy you should see my craft room! lol And I love, love, love that elephant ~ it's amazing!


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