UPDATE NOTE: PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks a million for everyone's helpful suggestions. Shenita at Embellishments by SLR was able to help me with changing my settings in Internet Explorer to allow all cookies. Yay!!! I'm now able to access other things that my sister set up on my blog that weren't showing up either. Today is a good day!
Now on to the fun stuff! I have made a few purchases for my home, within the last few weeks, and thought I would share them with you.
I have seen these burlap pillows with french writing on them for a while and finally found one 40% off, so I grabbed it! Most of my furniture is neutral so I love these french style pillows to add interest.
Here is a close-up of the pillow.
I have no idea what it says, but I love it anyway!
At the same shop that I bought that pillow, I found this bread board. It's a reproduction, but I don't care. It was more affordable this way too. I already had the round one, and when I saw this rectangular one, I knew it would complete my collection.
I ended up leaning it against my kitchen cabinets for now.
I went to Home Goods today and I bought a cute cream and sugar bowl set. I didn't need it (of course), but fell in love with it's unique square shape. The price was so low that it would've felt sinful to not buy them. Ha! They were only $3.99/ea. I will just sell my other set at a consignment store.
Here they are next to my coffee maker ready for tomorrow morning!
After leaving Home Goods, I stopped by an antique store near my house. I found an old Dundee marmalade jar (similar to one I have in my sitting room). I've been wanting another one. I love the writing on it.
Did you notice it has a lid on it? I've never seen one with a lid before. I placed it above my stove on a shelf.
I saved the best for last, although, some people may not understand it. I'm sure you're aware that decorating with things found in nature is very popular right now. I've seen shells, driftwood, pinecones, antlers and even turtle shells used in decor. Most people use what they find in their own back yard, but sometimes you come across something that you think is interesting and IS NOT in your back yard. This is one of those things.
Can you tell what it is? It's a hornets nest. Empty of course!!
I found it at the antique store (of all places). I've seen them used in homes before and thought they were so interesting because of their texture. So, I found this one and brought it home to try in my home.
For now, I've placed it on top of some books sitting on my coffee table. I'm sure when my husband gets back home, he's going to shake his head at this latest purchase. Ha!
Here is how it looks overall.
So there you have it. I purchased all of these goodies with money I made at a consignment shop. I'll post about that another day.
~ Kelly ~
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