Monday, December 3, 2012

Shelf Life

This shelf has been in our family for as long as I can remember. It was made by my Grandpa Al and has housed knick knacks and figurines in every home I can recall from my childhood. When I got married and we got our first apartment, I asked my mother if I could have it and of course she was thrilled that I wanted it.

Here it is in all of it’s fall-themed glory (let’s just say lots of things have improved since then…)


And then when we bought our little house, I pulled out old faithful to display my vintage camera collection


But one thing has always bothered me about the shelf: it’s SO heavy and dark! The moment you enter the room, your eye is immediately drawn to the sucker- especially if you decorate in whites, greys, and creams as I usually do. So what’s a girl to do? I think you know…


A little paint and some light sanding does the trick every time.

We’re pulling down Christmas decorations this week (I made it my goal to wait until after Vesper’s birthday!) so I plan to pull out my beloved white nativity set for display!



Vesper’s 1st Birthday!

Our little girl turned one this past weekend! We had a little gathering of some close friends and family members and we centered her party decorations around her best friend- our Cocker Spaniel, Lucy! Here are a few snippets!


We served up some “lolli-pups”, “pup-cakes”, and of course “Puppy Chow” along with pizza and chips. I made all of the decorations with things we already had, so the party only cost us money for food! But most importantly, she had an absolute blast! thanks so much to everyone who made her first birthday so special! We love you guys!

xo, Chels