Nothing has been done to pretty up our home yet (walls, floors, etc.), but I am still keeping my eyes peeled for pretty things to put inside. If you won't mind the brown carpet, fake wood paneling, and cracking walls in the background, I'll share some of my recent treasures with you. If all the brown gets to you, just pretend you have been zapped back to the 70's and you will think the house is really groovy...

Not the most fabulous photo, but here is a taste. David and I found this 1950's floor rocking chair (I'm sure there is a better name for it) at an antique store in Sebastopol. David was immediately drawn to it because it pretty much looks like a gaming chair. When we sat in it and found out it's super comfortable, we were sold. It is the same dusty pink as my sofa. I've never seen another like it and am excited to have it in our home. When you come visit, I'll let you test it out.

I found this floral painting at another Sebastopol antique store for $5. It fits in perfectly with our living room color scheme (which will be revealed at a later date) and I love it more and more each time I see it. Excuse the cat sitting in front of it. He gets in the way sometimes.

I have loved these kitchen squirrels for a long time. They sat on my grandma's kitchen counter for as long as I can remember and now have a new home with hubby and I. The one on the left is a cookie jar, hence the cookie, and the one on the right is a napkin holder. The cookie squirrel will get some nose love and will be ready to guard cookies once again. Such sweet little guys, don't you think?

I'll show and tell more as more comes along, and maybe someday I'll surprise you with a background color other than brown! I said maybe.


smitten with ECLECTIC homes

Of all the homes I look at, I love the eclectic ones the most. They're not all matchy-matchy, don't look like they were put together by a designer, and are always unique and reflect the owners. Eclectic is definitely the combined decorating style of my hubby and I. We are slowly getting art, furniture, and funky little decorations from favorite antique stores, grandparents, and boxes of stored junk in our shed that has been rediscovered.
Here are a couple of my favorite eclectic homes:

PEGBOARD pot rack

So I was thinking of getting a pot rack to go over our kitchen island, which doesn't exist (I'm looking for a free dresser from Craigslist to turn into an island), but it was one of the first things to go when we were over our budget. I just found this diy pegboard pot rack project on design*sponge which led me to the original idea on dominomag.com. I'm not sure where I'll put it quite yet, but I know I can find someplace.


smitten with ANIMALS

So who knows how long until we start doing anything on the house. My ideal plans are to get the wall knocked out between the two living areas to make a larger living area, and to have the bathroom done- in the next couple of months. We'll see. But I realized if I only post about the project, I may only post a couple of times a month. So I decided I am going to post whatever I want, as long as it has to do with decorating, design, fashion or... okay, no qualifications- I will just post whatever I want.

Tonight I choose to share my animal obsession with you. I have always loved animals and I had no idea that my love of animals would influence my decorating tastes, but any time I see a unique animal figurine, lamp, sketch, book or anything, I want it. Here are some animals I would love to add to my zoo... or house.

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