Friday, August 6, 2010

Trying to decorate!

I have been doing a lot of thrift store/TJ Maxx/Christmas Shops shopping trying to find fun and functional decor for the house.

I purchased these from the Christmas Tree Shops in Syracuse a few weeks ago.

The corner still needs something. It still looks empty to me. Not that I want a lot of stuff everywhere. I realize some empty corners are good.

The chair is from a used furniture store. I have been thinking of painting it black or maybe white or even purple. I want a deep purple to be an accent color in here.

Ryan was able to finish our fireplace surround. The tall urn is from a TJ's and our black marble is from Bargain Outlet in Cortland. We love the look of the marble. Now, I need to put something on the other end of the mantle. Probably a few candle sticks.

Johnsie is a huge fan of Tom and Jerry. Thanks Uncle Kirk and Aunt Yoko for introducing him to them.

I have never had a mantle to decorate so, I am so excited. All of the vases are from thrift stores. The black ones were other colors so, I spray painted them. The 2 huge marbles I found the other day at the thrift store for 80 cents each. The leather J was in a clearance bin at Michaels and the roses were a gift from my wonderful mother in law for Ryan and I a few years back. They are made from wood curls.

I fell in love with this guy instantly when I found him awhile ago at a TJ's in NJ. You should have seen the look my sis-in-law gave me when I found him. I guess she wasn't feeling my qi.

Anyway, I love him. His only issue is that the gold paint is a little sticky, which makes dog fur love him too. So, I think I might give him a once over with some spray paint too. New gold perhaps, or silver or black. Hmm ideas? If I don't do this soon I am seriously going to have one hairy frog and that is so wrong on so many levels. I guess he'd be warm this winter though.

I really don't need any decor for the house with this Batman Cowboy Clown in the house. Someone has been really having fun with his dress up clothes lately.

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Nancy said...

I like those prints in the first picture. I would love a fireplace to decorate. That must be so fun! Your home is lovely and I'm sure you'll find just the right things to finish decorating it with.

Nancy

Christy said...

Love the costume. We have a mantel but I am so boring - we only have pictures in frames on ours.

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