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Deal Alert: Turquoise Chair

12 Dec

Just picked this up from a Craigslist purchase.

Guess how much?

No seriously guess?????

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10 buckeroos baby!!!

I think I might try using this chair for my first “distressing” project using a black tint glaze. Aiming for something like….
turquoise chair

Stay tuned for a furture (and hopefully successful) after pic!

Ok, enough about my rockin purchase.  Let’s talk TURQUOISE!!!!

So this color ain’t just for funky southwestern jewelry anymore.  It’s definitely had it’s turn in the home decor spotlight this year…  But don’t take my word for it.

Trend Alert: Turquoise. Conjuring images of Caribbean seas and dazzling jewels, this beguiling blue-green is today’s must-have color for fashion and interiors.
I wish I could devote a whole room to this color.  Damn rental!

Love it…

Here are some other beauties I’ve stumbled upon lately for your viewing pleasure…

1. Great SW Furniture
2. Gumps
3. Early California Antiques
4. unknown
5. Jonathan Adler
6. Lighting Universe

Want it…

You don’t need to head to the Southwest or Caribbean to get your hands on some great items:

6-Pane Frame, Turquoise/Plum - Cost Plus World Market ($25)

CBK Small Turquoise Blue Rectangular Blue 16" High Lamp 28978
Now, this is a bit of a turquoise overload, BUT an easy fix if you swap out the shade for a white one… ($35)

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How funky is this guy?? ($32)

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Store flowers, utensils, etc… ($9.95)

Tote Basket with Eyelet Handles - Medium <em>Teal</em> by Richards <em>Homewares</em> ($9)

Hint: If you’re new to turquoise, start with hints of the color in knickknacks around the house. And for those brave enough to decorate an entire room devoted to the color… God love ya – send me a photo!


B is for Ball

6 Dec

While in grad school, I had the incredible opportunity of living on my fiance’s family farm.  <Shout out to the Hopf crew!> The organic vegetables we had constant access to were absolutely amazing, but to my surprise, I got just as much excitement out of a different farm item…

Enter the Ball Jar.

This inexpensive, and quite easy to find glass jar (also known as a Mason Jar) is extremely versatle!  While its primary function is for jarring goods, like farm veggies, there are so many cool things you can do with one around the house.

How, you ask?  Well let me tell you….

Soap Dispenser

I LOVE THIS!  I own 2 and use them for 1. dish soap in the kitchen 2. handsoap in the bathroom.

Reproduction Zinc Lid with Pump for Mason Jars
seller: Midwestfinds

If you have the jars on hand you can just order the lids and pumps for under $10 a pop.  If you needs the jars, you can order them in color (shown here in blue) or clear.  I prefer clear, since you can always add color by choosing a colorful soap to fill it with.

Great for anyone looking for an industrial look!

Mason Jar Electric Lantern Mason Jar Party Lights, 6 Upcycled Lanterns for Wedding,Patio, Garden,Celebration, by TreasureAgain

Vintage Canning Jar CHANDELIER Created NEW

seller: mostazaseed ($20)
seller: treasureagain ($47)
seller: lampgoods ($99)

I think they make really great and romantic mood lighting for your deck, porch, or outdoor party.

Mason Jar Centerpiece

Food Storage

I gave this to my last hair dresser as a holiday gift.  Just fill it with the cookie ingredients (make sure the amounts are correct) and attach the recipe!  Go for a cookie with dried fruit to brighten it up a bit.

Store colorful food to spice up your kitchen.


Mason Jar Decorating Ideas

Here is my go-to sugar container!

From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty

Drinking Glasses

Libbey Country Jar 16-Ounce Mason Jar Glasses, Set of 12IMG00102.jpg ($20/12)
Via reader Joanna H. 

Miscellaneous Storage

You know those extra buttons that come with every blouse purchase?  The ones you know you’ll either lose, or you’ll give away the shirt before you get a chance to use them?  Yeah… I feel ya.  Well here’s a great little decorative alternative use for them!

From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty

…or for all you beer drinkers

Doubles as a book end!
From Jenny’s HouseFullofPretty

{Found ANOTHER use for these jars?  I dare you to prove it.}

Thanks Abbie F. for sharing this awesome (and amazingly colorful) ball jar idea!


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