Camels, Parrots and Ferris Wheels

I went over to Home Goods on my way home last night and although I bought nothing there were some very interesting pieces that I just had to snap pics of and share with you!

Spring is here and fairs will be popping up in parking lots soon but you could own your very own Ferris Wheel!

Ferris Wheel

This iron Ferris Wheel stood about 9 feet tall, I’d guess and retails for a mere $799.  Actually, it was quite pretty and would probably be a great feature piece in a restaurant or antique shop even.

Polly want a box of crackers?


Again it was huge!  I’d give this parrot about 7 or 8 feet tall and would take one mighty large pirate to accompany him!  And at $199?  Yar!

Got wheels?


This car was seriously cool and if I had not been by myself I would have climbed in for a photo-op!  if you had the right sort of yard, I guess this could go in a garden, but I’m not sure the finishing would really hold up.  It reminds me of the car in Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang and did I ever tell you I saw Dick Van Dyke in a drug store in California once?  He danced with my sister-in-law…I swear.  Ok, he might have been trying to get by her in an aisle, but she has a better story to tell saying she danced with Dick Van Dyke.  He looks great and I’m sure he could afford this $1500 garden replica of ol’Chitty.

This last piece may not have been so odd or unique, but I found him a little generously over-sized enough to mix him in with this bunch.

Camel 1 Camel 2

He would not fit in my nativity scene, but look at those eyes… he’s just begging you to drop $40 and take him home!

What have you been finding in stores lately?  Ever dance with another celeb in a drugstore? A few months ago Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was on and it’s actually a little creepy, don’t you think? I didn’t seem to notice as a kid!

Vertical Garden

Well this morning is just lovely, isn’t it?  Oh, wait… you don’t live next door to me?  Well, it’s raining cats and dogs in beantown this morning, but on the plus side it’s warm!  Yay for small victories!!

We met with our landscaper last night to get ready to install an irrigation system for our lawn in a few weeks. Needless to say I have got lawns, landscaping, and gardening on the brain big-time and feel so anxious to see green grass and flowers!  Considering my parents are only 50 miles north of me and still have 2+ feet of snow in their yard, I should be biting my tongue, but I can’t help it – it’s all things green and growing around here today!

One of the things we’re hoping to do this year is put in a vertical garden of sorts for vegetables and herbs.  We don’t have a lot of surface area in the yard, so I I don’t want to take up areas of grass for raised beds.  We thought maybe one of these options would work for us.  {click the image for links}

Vertical Fence Garden 1 Vertical Fence Garden 2 Vertical Garden

I’ve got the yard all sketched out and am trying to figure the locations of everything based on our sun exposure and other plants I’d like to get.  I’ll probably share that later this week after I scan it in and would love feedback on any of it.

We weren’t exactly successful in our gardening pursuits last year, but we weren’t total failures either.  We are learning though and love to hear any advice we can get! Do you have a green thumb and have any tips to share?

Quizzical Decor

So as I was reading blogs working yesterday, I came across a HYSTERICAL post by the famously talented Emily Henderson on her blog about this quiz.


Emily Henderson, Jonathan Adler, Kelly Wearstler, the Property Brothers (swoon a little), or Nate Berkus?  I love me some designers so I plunged right in to see who I got!  I really wasn’t sure who was my fit after some of the questions! I was pretty sure I wasn’t an Adler, Berkus, or Weastler, although they are all so talented.  And although I adore Emily Henderson, I wasn’t quite sure I was entirely “her” either.  The Property Brothers, I just love so I was secretly hoping to get them.  I’ll wait a few minutes while you go take the quiz too…






So who did I get? ResultsEmily!  Which did surprise me, but I picked the gold pineapple which I think did it…I was torn between that and the bread/cutting board so I went back and took the quiz again.  This time – Property Brothers! The funny thing is that when I lined up the stats they give you from both quizzes they were pretty consistent – I’m definitely and Emily or a P-Bro.


Results stats


Results 2 stats

Even though I was 26% P-Bro on the first quiz they still gave me Emily which is why I think it’s the pineapple tipping the scales.  Either way, that was a fun way to blow 10 minutes!

Who’d you get???  Any big plans for the weekend?