Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In the bathroom

I have these jars in my bathroom that hold my cotton balls, q-tips and contact lens stuff, and decided to stick my little figurine depiction of the Manneken Pis statue with them. 

It sat there for a couple of days before I noticed the Bruxelles on both. Just a coincidence, but I like it.

While I'm on the subject of things in a bathroom, this is one of my very favorite things. I stockpile it, because it's hard for me to find. Nougat London hand & nail serum. I actually use it on my knees, elbows, heels and the backs of my ankles (my dry spots) and even on the ends of my hair occasionally. It's the silkiest, most moisturizing product I've ever used. This is the fig and pink cedar scent, but the tuberose and jasmine scent is wonderful as well.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Corners of our home

My fiance and I moved to a new city three weeks ago and we've been busy settling in. He'd be happy with a comfortable futon, his game consoles and a ceiling fan; I need art and color and pretty touches all around, but I still try to hold back wherever I can, so that I don't go overboard and can actually enjoy and appreciate what I have without being overwhelmed. So here are a few corners I am happy with so far...

The entrance. I painted the pink poodle and the yellow leather chair and ottoman are from the 60s.

My brass goose is one of my favorite things in my home. He is HEAVY and beautifully detailed. The gold metal corner table was a gift from my mom and the other pieces (frames and accessories on the table) were all flea market finds.

The paintings are my own and the statue is a flea mall find. I'm not sure what he is made of. It isn't marble, but he's extremely heavy.

This is right above my desk in my office. The two larger pieces of art are my own and the smaller framed photos are from a She-Ra book of mine from the 80s. I have a handmade skull-pattern sock monkey, my Ideal "Wolfy" doll, a Gizmo doll and two dolls I repainted and customized.