Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An Early Christmas Present

Hello everyone!
 
I ordered a couple of things that I wanted for Christmas and am already using them!  They are in my kitchen. 
 
I learned about these adorable Lori Mitchell figurines recently.  Most of them represent holidays.  I saw this one and just had to have it!  It is called Surprising Santa.
 
 
Isn't she just the cutest???  I found her on Ebay.  I've moved her all over the house to find the perfect spot for her.  For now, she is part of the coffee station.  She looks like she could use some coffee huh?  Do you see her mouse shoes? And just look at that expression!
 

 
I discovered that the artist is from Marietta, GA too!  We're practically neighbors.  LOL!
 
Then, I found these cute dish towels custom monogrammed from Frog Goes to Market. 
 
They came packaged so cute and she even included a bar of lavender soap that she made.
 
 
There are so many ways to use these.
 
 
I draped one over the stool seat.
 



 
I fell in love with the lettering.  They look like what you would see on a grain sack.
 
She sells various versions of this towel in her shop if you're interested.
 
 And while we're in my kitchen, thought I would share some of my chalkboard art with you.  It has been so popular lately, that I decided to try my hand at it too.  I'm no artist, but I'm happy with these little messages sprinkled around.
 
This one hangs on the wall by my stove.
 
 
This one sits in my family room.
 

 
 
 

 
 
Oh and I had the best time the other day.  My husband and I had a chance to go to IKEA together and I found a few goodies that I will share in an upcoming post!



Thanks for stopping by.
 
~ Kelly ~
 


30 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

Wonderful early presents indeed. You get to enjoy them longer. Those little figurines are so cute.

Carol said...

Your little figurine is so sweet! I love the chalkboards in your decor.

Smiles,
Carol

Deserae said...

Your new little figurine is adorable....such a sweet little face! Your grainsack style teatowel is very pretty too! Your kitchen looks so cheerful and festive :o)
~Des

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So cute. Love the figurine and the towel. You went to Ikea. I have been wanting to go, but I know it is very crowded this time of year so I think I will wait. Broke for now anyway.

Stacey said...

Those Lori Mitchell figurines are on my list too! I'd never seen them before this year. They are so adorable.

I love your cutting board chalkboards. Did you make those?

Andrea said...

I keep seeing the Lori Mitchell figurines on blogs and love them! yours is soooo cute-
i'm going to have to search for them. Love all your other touches too!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a great figurine! Love the expression on her face.

Anne said...

Kelly that is such a sweet little figurine!I think you found the perfect spot too! LOVE that towel! And it is so nice and big too! I think you did a fab job on your chalk board! Looks so pretty!
xx
Anne

Ron said...

Great finds, Kelley! I have not been to IKEA since my Atlanta days. I loved stocking up on their cheap tealight and votive candles. xo

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the towel! and the chalkboard art is so precious. We love Ikea, we usually stop there around Christmas, before getting to Kim's house...but I doubt we'll stop this year. I might not be up to

Pat said...

Love your early gifts, Kelly.

I have a couple of those figures. The tea towels are wonderful!!

Katarina said...

I love the figure, Kelly! She does look as if she could use some coffee! Ikea is FINALLY coming to Serbia in 2013. I really hope that this will be an awesome year! :-)

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh luck you!!Your figurine is so cute!! That tea towel is to die for!! must check her out as well.
I would like to make a trip to Ikea before all the decorations are gone.
Thanks for sharing...

Linda said...

It is always a treat to stop in and see your lovely home!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hmm...the comment did not take...so I will try again!!

Love the towel...and will have to go over and take a looksie at the site....the figurine is adorable!!!...Nice to know that she is a local artist!!...You are a brave soul to go to Ikea during "the season"...glad you are enjoying your gifts!!!

Missy George said...

What a cute figurine..good expression..Love the silver and white

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love her expression and her mouse shoes! The towel is so very neat! Love it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love that figurine! Great me gifts Kelly!

Ivy and Elephants said...

So cute! You have come up with such clever ways to incorporate all you treasures. My favorite is the little girl, she's adorable!
Hugs,
Patti

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, your new treasures are wonderful; and I love your chalkboards. You always create the cutest vignettes.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, Love your new purchase and she was a a great find. The towel is so cute. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Hugs, Sherry

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kelly, I love the etsy shop Frog Goes to Market! Love your towel. Looking forward to seeing what you got at IKEA.

chateau chic said...

Great early gifts to yourself, Kelly. That's my kind of shopping!!
Mary Alice

Finding Home said...

Love you Lori Mitchell - I have been collecting her items for years and I love them! Thanks for sharing, Laura (Shirley of Housepitality Designs sent me over!)

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It's all so cute! I love 'Frog Goes To Market'! And her packaging is so cute too - the flower frog on the one tag is just so fun for her!
Can't wait to see what you got at IKEA - I am feeling the need for a trip there!

Christine Vandormolen said...

everything looks awesome Kelly...I love your chalkboard art.....where did you get those awesome wooden cutting boards from? I need to email you a pic this week of an idea I copied from you with a bucket and burlap....greetings
Christine

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Ahh your towel is wonderful. I'm off to visit this shop and see what else is available! Thanks for sharing...happy Friday!

Shelia said...

Merry Christmas to you! Oh, your little girl is so darling! I haven't seen these before. She looks precious standing there. The tea towels are lovely too! It's nice to get things we really want! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)


















Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! That is the sweetest little face! Has to make you smile everytime you see it!

IKEA is soooo big... look forward to hearing more of your visit! ;) blessings ~ tanna

Designs By Pinky said...

Hi Kelly, I am trying to catch up on my blogs since the RUSH is over now:) I love that little figurine too! How cute! The towel is gret too. Love the chalboard art too, I haven't tried any yet! Can't wait to see ALL of your Christmas decor:) XO, Pinky