Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is it June yet?

Well Well Well...here I am again. May has been a month for the record books... and not in a good way. Without getting into any personal details, this month has easily beat out any other month in the history of my memory as far as family/friend epic catastrophes that test me and the people around me (who I love! Hang in there everyone.) Here are some roses that should bring the smiles.

Further investigating into this matter (aka bitching and moaning) has brought me to the conclusion that May 2009 was NOT a good month. So. That makes me feel better somehow. We are not alone. So if you would like to commiserate please leave a comment. If you are having a wonderful month, please don't. JUST KIDDING. Love you all, and I hope this is a good month, year, life, for everyone!

In other news, our garden is cranking out some delicious salads. We have been eating the spinach, arugula, lettuce, and endive regularly. I look forward to the carrots, onions, radishes, beans, and more!

Hope everyone is having a good week! (Seriously :) )

Thursday, May 7, 2009

If I told you, you wouldn't believe me...

So...we'll just skip all the nonsense and I say I was ABSURDLY BUSY for the last week. But I miss my blog friends! I haven't left you all - I am coming back! I'm here! And its VINTAGE THINGIE THURSDAY! My favorite day of the week! Make sure to swing on by Coloradolady's (Suzanne's) blog and see everyone's wonderful "Vintage Thingies!"

So for my grand return here is just a small bit of what I've been up to. I found this great little bistro set with matching laminate table. I knew it had some potential... but it was quite dirty and a little rusty in spots.

A fresh coat of paint and WOW! So Cute! It also must be said that I spent A LOT of time cleaning those cute little yellow seat cushions. Lets put it this way...they were brown/green when I got my hands on them. What a difference!

The perfect place to sit and waste away the summer days with a nice pitcher of lemonade... or lemonade and vodka if you were me :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hoboken Arts and Music Festival

Can't believe its time for the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival again. For those of you in the area, it will be this Sunday from 11am-6pm on Washington St. between 1st and 7th Street.

They will have over 300 Photographers, Artists, Crafters, & Food...including us! Michelangela's booth will be right in front of our store at 330 Washington St. :)

I have so many new pieces of furniture that I am really excited about ... also we will be making up unique Mother's Day Gift Baskets. You should come by or send friends! I hope the weather hold up! :)

Hope to see you there!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

April Showers...

Bring May Flowers... and at last we have some SUNSHINE to enjoy them all! So excited for this weekend, we should have beautiful weather at last :)

Anyway, here are a few shots of our tulips and other flowers kissed with raindrops. I took these earlier in the week. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday!

So here we are ... Vintage Thingie Thursday again. These weeks are really flying by... now only if the weather would get warmer! Make sure to stop by Suzanne's Blog Colorado Lady to see all the wonderful weekly vintage thingies. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Last week I showed off my half finished vanity, and since it is finished and now in the window... I though I would do an update...and also show off some Vintage Vanity Accessories this Thursday.

Here is the detail from the top of the vanity... sorry I couldn't get a brighter picture.

This is a great vintage tri-fold mirror. Its perfect to turn a small little desk into a vanity area.
Up close it has all the wonderful age spots of a truly old piece:)

Here you can see the wood back - which might be my favorite part!

This is a great little hand vanity mirror. Very Art Deco I think :)

I love the beveled glass and sweet little detailing on the top!

And here is the back! Also very pretty and ornate!

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday Everyone!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our new and improved Garden :)

At least all this rain is good for something! Here is our little garden, growing away thanks to Jordan's hard work.

We have plans to move this summer, so we couldn't wait till Memorial Day to plant the typical Jersey Tomato and Basil garden (mmmmmmm) So what you see here are some cold weather plants that do well in early Spring, and can be harvested before we have to go! We have planted (so far): broccoli rabe, cabbage, arugula, onions, spinach, lettuce, carrots, celery, and peas! Lots of leafy greens coming up for us! We are also starting some flowers and some radishes on the kitchen table :)

My Lavender is already coming back strong from last year!

Broccoli Rabe!



And lastly celery!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" Necklace Finished!

Well here she is! Finished at last. I really put a lot of time into this one, but I adore the outcome. The art bead is strung with freshwater pearls, rose quartz, a glass art bead from Greece, Greek ceramic beads, white coral, pink coral, Czech glass beads, and some glass turquoise seed beads. Make sure to check out the Art Bead Scene to see all the other beautiful pieces entered for this month's challenge.

Here is a detail. Who did the shell better... me or Botticelli? Ha ha, yea, don't answer that :) Even though I can't compare to great Renaissance masters, I'm very happy with the outcome of my copper patina finish!