Wednesday, April 20, 2011

bathroom sneak peek

I've been trying to decorate my house. It's something I've never really done before. My tastes are too expensive for my wallet so I have been finding a thing here and there at thrift stores for cheap. Here's a couple things in my main bathroom.

The candle has a really good smell to it but for some reason, it only gives off its odors occasionally. The serving tray and doilie that it is sitting on are from a thrift store. Adam doesn't like tarnished silver (the tray is tarnished silver) and threatens to clean it up for me but I love it's patina! The coral in the serving tray is all from Florida from '91. The tall coral on the floor is my latest thrift find. It's pretty big for the bathroom but I like it anyway. Bear doesn't though because he used to try out that spot for protection for the storms.

Adam bought this lighthouse in South Dakota when his Grandpa died. I love that it's neutral in color. The small jar holds all my tiny shells, as well as some of my coolest ones. One day, I came home from work to find it scattered across the counter. I scooped them back into the jar, noting that half of them were missing, including my volcanoes and flamingo favorite shells. Then, I walked into the living room and found a few piles of vomit...I guess sea shells don't sit too well in Tucker's stomach! The taller container has a few things I've found but most of them were bought or given to me. And the coral was also found in Florida in '91.


Us said...

Poor Tucker!! I hope he's ok. :( Where on earth did you find a piece of coral that size?

Tiff :o) said...

Tucker is fine. That was s few weeks ago. I just hope he learned his lesson. Which piece of coral are you talking about? The giant one next to the toilet is fake. The large one near the lighthouse came from one of our days at the beach. I think it was one of those days when we could walk out really far and still only be knee deep.

Valerie said...

It looks cute! Makes me really want sun and the beach. :) I can't believe a dog would eat seashells. Strange. You didn't tell us if you cleaned up what was left of your shells and put them back. Haha

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

Looks great! I just found my shells from Miami too. and funny... I bought a jar at saver's to put them in for our bathroom. great minds think alike, eh?!
Glad tucker has recovered from his adventure!

Anonymous said...

Your decorating is great and I love your creativity!

Cynthia said...

Lovely! You have a talent for finding good thrifty stuff.

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