When the sign says "Estate Sale," follow it!

>> Sunday, March 21, 2010

That's just what I did yesterday and boy was it worth it.

There were typical kitchen supplies - but still good things.  Like a Pyrex measuring cup (I always need more than one) and a wooden spoon.  Also got an unopened meat thermometer - so random and a marble rolling pen (pretty nice).

There was also a large selection of Christmas decor.  A lot wasn't any good but these glass balls looked nice and go with what I've already got.  We also snagged some plug-in timers to schedule the Christmas decorations to turn on and off daily.


Another great find: a set of knotted pearls.  I think they're real.  If not they sure are pretty.

The found object of the day was this great wire basket.  It reminds me of some currently for sale at Pottery Barn and several antique stores.  I think I'll use it for magazines but it has lots of future potential.


Friday = Craft Day

>> Friday, March 12, 2010

I am in LOVE with the Sweater-Kint pillow from Pottery Barn:

However, it's $39 for the cover and $24 for the insert making it a $63 pillow.  A bit out of my price range.

BUT... I was thinking.  There are cable knit sweaters everywhere so why not re-purpose them to be pillows?  And that leads us to today's craft project:  Cable knit pillows.

I want three - 2 navy for the light blue couch in the TV room, and one cream color for the white living room (a lot like the picture above).  As it's March, sweaters are on sale everywhere so I went to Macy's where they are 70% off.  And here is what I got for a grand total of $32:

Oh, I'm so excited.  But I also needed the inserts.  And I thought to myself: Ikea sells inserts.  And oh boy do they, for $6.99!  These are 24 inches by 16 inches down inserts.  They feel really full and expensive too - much better than the crappy pillows that came with my sofa.

Ok... well now the fun begins.  I'll show you the results when there done!

 ~ Holly