Saturday, December 1, 2007

More Decorations of Christmas Past/Fabulous Find of the day/Amy Butler "Friends" Album

Here a few more Christmas Decoration pics from my former home. This is my head vase collection. All of my head vases are in storage right now and I miss them(I think I have around 20,mostly Madonna's).I warned you that some of these pics are not too good:-0!! My Mom has an enormous head vase collection (probably 100 or so). She was lucky enough to buy some of her head vases before the prices went through the roof! I will definitely have to take some pics of her collection and blog about that later! Click on the pics to enlarge them.




This is the Powder Bathroom and it was one of my favorite rooms in the house because I absolutely adore toile! The vintage-look bathroom fixtures are from Kholer and I bought that black mirror at Hobby Lobby. The wire basket is from Target and the black leather gloves are from an estate sale.


I bought red hand towels and sewed black drapery fringe onto them (not shown)...really makes the towels look like they cost a lot of $. I bought the Paris candle at the gift shop at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas (a favorite vacation spot). Some of the other knick knacks came from Kirklands and various gift shops. The birds nest and pot of red roses were Christmas ornaments (I cut the hanging string off of them).


"Friends" album:








I just listed this "Friends" pre-made scrapbook album on Etsy. It's made with Amy Butler paper...so fab! It would be great for friends of any age :-) I can only use 5 photos in my Etsy listing so I am posting additional close-up pics here. I will be listing another one of these albums on ebay soon. Click on the pics to enlarge them.


Etsy: Fabulous Finds
Ebay: Fabulous Finds


Fabulous Find of the Day:


I received this craft idea in an email from Martha Stewart.com. These teacup candles would make fabulous gifts...especially for Christmas! This idea would be great for vintage or new cups that have lost their saucers or sets, too (and looking for them in antique stores, estate sales, etc. will be so much fun!). I made some candles years ago and it they turned out pretty well I think most of you should be able to master this craft :-)

Here is the link for directions:

Teacup Lights
Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~

17 comments:

Sherry said...

What a delightway way to spend a snowy Sunday morning!! Your photographs are wonderful..the head vases are unique (I'd never seen these before) and I love your old powder room. My bff Barb has done her powder room exactly the same (minus your own decorations)..2 women with excellent taste!!

I love the scrapbook album...it's really gorgeous!!!

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

It's snowing...how pretty! We are having an unusually warm day here in the Dallas area...about 80 degrees! Thanks for your compliments, Sherry (they are always appreciated :-)!
Julie

Nerissa said...

That toile bathroom is so pretty. I love toile too!
The mini scrapbook is beautiful! I just love your work.
Nerissa

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Great photos Julie - your house was so beautiful. Hopefully you create just as many wonderful memories in your new home once it is built! The album turned out fabulous ~ of course from such a fabulous artist! And hello - how can you not like toile - it's a favorite of mine too :~)

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

oh my, you know I LOVE that bathroom! And that Album is way chic!
Amy :)

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Thanks everyone! I guess we can start a "we love toile" club :-)

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Love the album!!! I've never seen the head vases either...how absolutely fabulous!!

Sherry said...

Julie, I know you have alredy been given this, but I've left something at Esprit for you..just so you know..and there's nothing wrong with being "gifted" more than once!! xoxo

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Thank you, Sherry..you are so sweet! I will be able to mention that I am a 2 time recipient. Ya-hooooo!

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Wonderful Blog! I'm so happy i found yours, come visit sometime:) Kimberly

Cathy said...

Julie, I love this idea. And the teacups are soooooo easy to find.

Lana said...

Love the toile wallpaper! You have a wonderful head vase collection.

kim brimhall said...

i just love that album. i am so behind on anything scrappy right now! great blog!

kim brimhall said...

hey there! its funny because i found your site through sherry's. so that's why she was on mine as well:) thanks for the kind words!

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Toile is the paper I also adore!

Warm regards,

Gabriela

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

very pretty pictures. You and Carolyn share a love for headvases. The black toile is beautiful and your work is always great--at least everything I've seen! Cute album

Alice W. said...

Hi Julie!!! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you are the WINNER of my "Bonne Annee" Giveaway! Thanks so much for entering! You can contact me at alicew@fadedrosecottage.com to send me your mailing address so that I can mail out your winnings! Congrats!!! I will be posting a blog about you're being the winner later tonight! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
~Alice