Friday, October 28, 2011

Reading blogs can be good

As it happened, at the exact time one blogger was giving a heads-up to another blogger about an auction in Virginia, I was reading that blog and as it happened, I was soon to be on my way from the north to the south with a planned stop in that exact part of Virginia at the exact time the auction was taking place. And, as it happened, Mr. Man say, sure honey, we can spend the whole day at the auction.

So we did. And I won a few things.

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vintage wool blanket

auction 010auction 008  some kind of oddish lamp that nobody else wanted

auction 014 desk chair

the exact desk chair I wanted

at a decent price


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a vase

not nearly big enough

so, why can’t I find big, jumbo accessories?


Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm about to get busy

decorating and blogging. I have a number of projects on tap, and now, maybe time to get them done. I hope to be blogging from the new and improved Design Junkies, too, at

Stay tuned.

Here's a little before and after.

My sister sourced this bench and I jumped on it. Of course I didn't have a plan for it so into the secret warehouse it went. Then, on my last trip to Atlanta, with my buddy needing a bench for her new bathroom reno, I hauled it up there for her to check out

There was extra shiny pleather left over from my dining room chairs

A keeper for sure.