My afternoon was made when the swallow drawing I ordered from Alicia at Ten Dollar Drawings showed up in the mail! She made it more “tattoo-y” than specimen-like for me upon request. I can’t wait to frame and hang it on my gallery wall. (Thanks, Alicia!)
Let’s be honest, there’s aren’t exactly a lot of homages to Pittsburgh out there. At least not gorgeous ones like this Pittsburgh print from JHill Designs. I would have paid full price (I snatched up the medium), but this bad boy is on sale for 20% off through the end of the day in honor of the Steelers beating the crap out of the Cardinals in the Super Bowl last Sunday! Yay. Now I’m homesick.
Piece by piece my house is starting to take shape. Yesterday it was in the form of purchasing a few of these cute – and super soft! – grey stitch pillows for my bed. I love that they have a removable cover for clumsy people like me who are prone to spillage!
As I’m about to post this I just realized that I have yet to show you my home. Any of it. Not the exterior, or the interior or even anything. I promise to get on the ball at the start of 2009 and reveal too much information, more than you’d like most likely. But for now, these teeny, tiny tidbits of my holiday decor will have to satisfy you. I didn’t go all out this year since I’m leaving town so early (December 19 – eek!), but what I did put up are my favorites. Thanks for stopping by my home!
The Tree. I’ve been collecting glass ornaments – mainly pink and clear – for the past few years and this is the first year my tree has been able to sustain itself on glass alone. I’m thrilled with it. And at night, when the lights are on it’s so sparkly and lovely!
The Mantel. I didn’t change everything out just to decorate – the candlesticks on the left, the vase on the right and my For Like Ever print are constants. And that guy in the middle? That’s Herme. I bought him two years ago from artist Brenda Little here in OKC. He stands about 20 inches tall and is entirely handmade. He’s also my favorite decoration – I love the slight grimace on his face (that’s what attracted me to him in the first place!) that most of us feel during the holiday season.
Elsewhere.I love the “ice” covered grapevine wreath that’s hanging over the door to my hall closet. When I first bought it a few years ago I left it out year-round. The Merry star that adorns the door to my garage was a super great deal last year at Target the 26th! This little rolly-poly Santa that sits on my end table is my most fun piece! As you should be able to tell by now, I love vintage Christmas pieces and he fits the bill nicely.
If you live in the Oklahoma City area you should definitely check out The Girlie Show. It’s an awesome indie craft show full of talented ladies and their rockin’ creations. The event kicks off tonight 8 pm at the Farmer’s Public Market building. Tickets are $15 pre-purchased and $20 at the door. The Show is chalk-full of food from local vendors (it’s included in your ticket price so don’t eat dinner!) and there’s a bar. Things continue tomorrow noon – 5 pm. Tickets are only $5 Saturday, but if you attend tonight you can get in free tomorrow, too, just by flashing your ticket. Last year was a blast and I plan on making it a back-to-back!
This is me at work today. (Except more brunette, bustier and wearing jeans.) Those birds are my clients and the projects that are all of a sudden flocking back after weeks out. All at once. Can you see how awesome it is?
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to meet more people and become involved in a few more activities. But I want it to be low-key things, and definitely things that I’m actually interested in.
And that’s where the idea of a Dinner and/or Book Club came from. I honestly don’t know how many Design Crush readers are from the OKC area, but of those of you who are is anyone interested in joining a small group that meets once a month to make an awesome meal or discuss a certain book? It could easily be two separate groups or maybe both combined into one evening. Drop me an email at email@example.com if you’re interested!