Monday, June 4, 2012

Around the House

I've been taking a little time to get stuff down around the house.
Not as pro-active as it sounds.  More of a "this crap has been stuck in a corner/lying on the floor/jammed between furniture waiting to get done forever" kind of a thing.
You know the kind where you think your spouse might lose their marbles if one more thing comes in under the, "I'm going to get to this one day" variety.
Several weeks ago I gave in to the siren song of these large clothes pins.  I'd seen them in the Ballard catalog a zillion months ago and was intrigued.
Catalog after catalog and I still wanted them.  Couldn't quite bring myself to pop on the price knowing that in person I would be disappointed with the quality and newness of them.
Then there was the coupon in the mail which is ever so useful at the outlet and darn if when I went in they didn't actually have these bad boys.
Now cheap enough to meet my standards (I have a different cheap threshold for new vs. old because let's face it - these are NEVER going to appreciate) into my cart they went.
Once home they sat on the floor for...let's just say a while.
Hung they looked a bit empty on the wall so my go-to Probe letters came in handy yet again.  I'm having a bit of a love affair with driftwood as of late so the mirror actually jumped into my cart the same time as the clothes pins.
Looks good next to one of my altered clip-boards (not usually this nice - two seconds after this photo it was chock full of ortho appts and ice cream coupons...).
Anybody else getting some junque done around the house?
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Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great...glad you "popped" for them :) Yes, we've been hard at it here to geet rid of some of those "piles". Chat soon, Laurel

vivian said...

Love the pins! had to laugh about the mirror "jumping" into your cart. Things jump into mine all the time to.. sometimes then jump in just to ride around in the cart while I'm in the store.. and I end up putting them back before I leave! usually only to be sorry later that I didnt purchase it!
have a great day!

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Miss Kitty said...

We are so much alike! I have really liked those large Ballard pins (but couldn't bring myself to pay full price) AND I have piles of projects in my house. I enjoyed your writing and the pictures in this blog post. I saw your post from Coastal Charm blog.

Ivy and Elephants said...

These look amazing! What a clever way to spruce up the laundry. So cool!
We'd love to have you share them at the link party, you're always welcome!