Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sufferin' Succulents! Best Gardening Trick Ever

Succulents are made of magic and I'll tell you why.  Recently I transferred this jade to this larger pot and while doing so a few of the smaller branches broke off.

Rather than tossing them in the compost bin I instead put the little guys in some small pots I wasn't using and now I have four new healthy succulents for the price of none!

I also did this with some other succulent scraps and created this mixture of plants that has taken off!

And this started as a scrap from a neighbor.  I remember when it was just a wee little nub.  Ah they grow up so fast.

The best part is how easy it is.  Just snip a small piece off of a healthy existing favorite.

Make sure you have a clean edge on the stem, press the stem into the soil and give it a little water.

Now you have a cute little succulent baby that will grow up to be a big mamma!  

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Funday at the Flea Market

Had so much fun at the Santa Monica Airport Flea Market this Sunday and scored big time!

Saw some amazing stuff like these Navajo blankets.  I wanted all of them.

This chair from Africa was completely covered in beautiful beadwork.  I can't imagine wanting to sit in though for fear of ruining it!

I also REALLY wanted this carving of a horse on rustic wood.  I'm already kicking myself that I didn't get it- doh!!

There was something I loved about this framed sign too.  Brain told me to stay focused though.  Stupid brain.

I DID however finally find an awesome metal wall art piece I've been wanting and got a great deal.

It also has lights built in.  Looks great in my living room- I love the shadows it creates!

Got this cute little end table for outside.  It was getting cold and windy and the guy just wanted to pack up and go watch "the game" (not sure what game he was talking about) with his friends so he gave it to me for next to nothing.

And THE BEST purchase of the day- a gorgeous antique kilim rug that was a total steal!  I love the colors.

Here it is in my home.  As you can see Mr. Pugglesworth likes it too!

I followed my hunt with a Thai massage in Venice and lunch from Lemonade.  It was truly a perfect day.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nice People

Just walking Mr. Pugglesworth, feeling sort of down in the dumps, when I come upon a garage sale down my street and strike up a conversation with the nice lady hosting the sale.  She sees me eyeing a little, purple Turkish glass and I tell her I don't have cash with me but I'll come back.  She urges me to take it at no charge and tells me to enjoy.  I walked all the way home with a big smile on my face and a better outlook on life.  I think I'll put a little candle in it.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Everything's Buggin' Me

My man went to a bachelor party this weekend and now everything's buggin' me cause he ain't huggin' me.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thrift Find of the Week: Toaster Cozy!

I've had "toaster cozy" on my thrift list* for at least two or three years now and can finally cross it off!  The colors are nice and bright and complement my sunny kitchen.  It's an Original Holly Hobby brand cozy so most likely from the 70's but looks brand new.  I don't quite get the relation between watering plants and toasting bread- but that's one of the many reasons why it puts a smile on my face when I see it!

*This is a list of everything I am hunting for (furniture, homewares, clothes, etc) and I take it with me to refresh right before I go to a thrift store, garage sale or flea market to keep me "focused" on what I am hunting for and avoid getting too distracted or overwhelmed by the things I don't need but still fall in love with.  Of course I still end up with the other stuff as well, but I feel better having the list with me.  And really just having lists in general.