Saturday, January 8, 2011

vintage chip & dip and stackables

We have some great friends, two of them being Leila and Jordan. They have been coming over often for a few years now. They have always admired vintage goodies, but didn't start buying and collecting until they saw my place :) . They caught the vintage bug from my house, and now their place is becoming a haven of Pyrex and mid century madness. They have quite an eye too, a while back I found the pictured chip and dip from a garage sale. For Christmas they found the matching stackable canisters in the same design! I had no idea these existed! I think I am going to fill them with peanuts and cashews.

Monday, January 3, 2011

bathroom redo finished! I'm so tired.

First off, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! December was a heck of a month. Even though I had half of the month off for vacation, It was the most stressful month of the year. I have a month's worth of y'alls blogs to catch up on. The guest bathroom redo was complete the day before Christmas Eve (the day before I had a house full of family). Phew! I got some awesome vintage gifts from Megan this year. In the picture, checkout the lamp and turquoise pyrex / carrier. I have wanted a lamp like this for a year now. I bought one on ebay this summer, but it arrived in 50 broken pieces. Megan found this almost exact one in a chartreuse color. I love it!

The guest bath looks awesome and was well worth the work involved. The total cost to remove all the floor and wall tiling and replace it with subway tile / vintage hexagon tile was still less expensive than having the contractor strip and re-paint the original tile. Tommy took it upon himself to remove the upper cabinet doors and line them with bead-board. It turned out amazing. We just need to find some vintage bottles to showcase on the shelves.

In this pic you can see the wall subway tile and floor hexagon tile. All bought for a very good price at HD. The floor was extremely hard to do because we chose to lay the tile diagonally instead of straight lines. this helped give a more vintage look, and helped to hide any imperfections that would be seen if I had not lined up the black dots in perfect lines. Also, the shower now has a curved shower rod. I HIGHLY recommend these, they add so much more elbow room in the shower.

Once again, Merry Christmas to all. Can someone please help me take these decorations down now? I'm worn out from last month...