Just wanted to share a little something that I got from work yesterday. My co-worker gathered a bunch of pink carnations from an event that was going on and surprised me with them during my lunch. It really made my day! Here's what I did with them when I got home.

I immediately took out my acrylic block vase and separated each carnation into it's own little vile. Instead of the dining room table, I selected a spot on the sideboard for a nice change of scenery.

 Then, call me fancy-schamcy, but I decided to light the tea lights that already had a home on the sideboard.

 The colors were glorious.

Then I took the three remaining stems and gave them a home on the ledge between the kitchen and dining room. The flower bunch came with the most electric green moss I had ever seen. I was so smitten!

All in all, after a very long day at work, this was a very sweet ending. Thanks, Marie!
I swear I've been thinking about my blog all week. I wish I had the time and strength to post every day but alas, a girls gotta sell kitchens (at ridiculous times during the week). Today I wanted to share a cute, little project that I did on my day off to dazzle up the forgotten corner of our bedroom. I knew we needed some artwork, so I did myself a favor and raided my parents attic for some free frames last time I was home.

Here's the box I smuggled back from Leesburg. Notice the nice, thick layers of dust.

Check out the dark frames. I managed to find 6 matching ones with awesome pictures of cheetahs, elephants, and zebras inside, and when I say awesome, I do mean awesome. The photos were nifty because I used as templates for hanging.

Side note, check out the chair. It once belonged to my grandmother, and I feel so blessed that I was able to give it a new home. Can't stand to see a mid century chair go to waste! Here's a better photo of it.

It's actually in really good condition, but I plan on re-staining the arms later down the road. When I wiped it down (with soap and water) the arms started to reveal the wood grain. It was pretty amazing.

Check out that gradation on the arms! P.S. gotta love that mustard/avocado upholstery. It's pretty lovely. I did however decide to put a faux lambskin over the back so that the chair didn't get completely lost in front of our burlap curtains. But back to the frames. Here they are in all their glory.

 Not bad for a neglected corner.

Check it out. The mat for the frames is just the original cardboard backing that kept the African pictures in place. All the art is just quotes and such that make me happy. Here's a closeup.

In case you're wondering, it's true.