Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Favorites

Hooray the weekend is almost here- happy Friday everyone!

Lately, my hubby and I have been doing some housework and home improvement- it's now been 2 years since we moved into our home and we've only just finished fully furnishing it. It's been tempting to just order from catalogs and I'll admit that I sometimes want to buy everything exactly as it is in a showcase room. But I really want to make our home unique and to find our very own style so over the past couple years, I've been collecting things here and there to decorate with. It's funny that it's taken me all these years to finally realize my personal style and how I would like our home to be.

Here are a few of my favorite things at home- looking at them just makes me smile!
My version of a milk glass tea station on a vintage-looking tray I found
I'd like to get this petite typewriter working so I can type cute notes to Tad on it
One thing Tad and both both really wanted was a kit-cat clock in our kitchen- I love how the tail moves back and forth
I love finding cute kitchen items- it makes cooking even more fun (one of my best friends gave me the teal pot)
One of my favorite kitchen finds from Anthropologie- giraffe measuring "spoons"
My ever growing collection of vintage cameras- they are so cute!
I still use these 2 all the time- I just grab them off the shelf on the way out 
Vintage polaroid vs. modern-day polaroid (those cat keychains of me and Tad were made in Japan..only in Japan can you find something like this in a vending machine haha)
I put my collection of tea tins (and Star Wars lunch pail) on our fridge- sometimes I fill them with fresh cut flowers
My elephant rag lady- she's from Thailand
My collection of my favorite jewelry- necklaces!
I love reading these prints- they still have to be hung on the wall but for now they are just hanging out
My favorite shelves with our wedding cake toppers
A new addition to the house but now one of my most favorite things!
Ok, I really just love this whole corner! Tad fights me for it though
I really love our couch and pillows- red and aqua is one of my favorite color combinations
I also love our rug; and most of all, I love my doggies! (pardon the dog hair on the floor- it's getting warmer so Buddy's been shedding quite a lot!)
We still have a few more things to do, like frame and hang up our black and white photographs from our film class, paint one room (maybe yellow), hang up a few more shelves, and paint our front door! So stay tuned for more photos to come later!

Have a super weekend! Here are a few fun links to leave you with :)
- I really love this rooster dress- it's so adorable!
- Such a cool iPhone case...hmmm, mine just happened to break so I may have to buy this!
- Check out this awesome fish tank!


Allen said...

Your vintage camera setup is hip-tastic. glad you use your holga (unlike jenn!) haha

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

Thanks Allen! I'm always on the lookout for old cameras...maybe you should grab Jenn's and use it for yourself hehe.

Nancy said...

Yay! U love the teal pot! :) I'm glad u posted this blog cuz now I'm sure I got u the perfect bday gifts! My shelves r like urs too! With matching lil birdies and all :)

kelli said...

oh, cute! lots of color. turquoise is one of my favorites.=)

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

Nancy-I know I pointed the birds out to Tad last time! I can't wait to see what goodies you got me =P

Kelli- Thank you! I love bright colors and I'm always drawn to turquoise :)

odessa said...

oh, i want your vintage camera collection! and your turquoise typewriter. you many pretty things! :)