I'm going to start with my BLOG GIVEAWAY!! Whoohoo!!
Here's how it works... I purchased this "THING" on craigslist. ($75) I should add this "Thing" is quite large measuring 33" wide x 22" and 12" tall.
I have no idea what it was (or should be) used for?
So your mission should you choose to accept it......Sorry for going all Mission Impossible on ya! I couldn't help myself *winks*.... is to come up with your best guess about how it could or should be used? So peeps give me some ideas because I need all of them I can get! Then just become one of my friendly followers (If you aren't already *winks*) and leave me a comment. Come on don't be shy! Let your imagination go wild! The one with the best answer wins!
Here's a view of the inside.
And the winner will receive this antique Danish(?) pillowcase 21"x21" with embroidery initials. It translates to "sleep well" and has two small ties sewn inside for closure. But wait!....There's more!
Almost two years ago I was also doing a giveaway when my mom became very ill and I stopped blogging. So that prize will also be added into the mix!
Isn't it beautiful?
This darling little art nouveau jewel box will also be added to sweeten the prize. It's seen a little wear and tear in its long lifetime but this only enhances its charm.
Inside it contains a touch of mink to cushion some special treasure.
So please join my giveaway and start guessing!
I'll award the prize two weeks from today! Sunday Feb 13th. It could be a VERY good Valentines day! *winks*
OK and for another good book....if you haven't read it yet?
"The Bed" By Alecia Beldegreen,
It's another one of my favorite go to's.
I have beds on the brain lately because I'm straining the little gray matter that I DO have to come up with a canopy idea for my master bedroom. I've actually been pondering this for some time and it needs to happen! The ceiling is sloped so a beautiful corona just won't work *sighs* So I'm open to ideas for that too. You can view my master bedroom HERE
Isn't this a luscious cover? A taste of things to come.... And the text is just as beautiful as the pictures....Lots and lots of em!
These are just some of the images. I couldn't share many of the best because they're two page spreads. Poor little scanner couldn't do it sorry.
I'll take that portrait please.
My cat would love this....But not as much as his mommy!
And French of course!
This is soooo cool! It's all been done with a sharpie marker! Sorry about the crease, it was a two pager.
And some wonderful trompe l'oeil!
If I had this painted theatrical backdrop I'd remodel my whole living room around it!
Have you ever traveled by train like this? I don't think I'd ever fly if I could avoid it.
This lit a la polonaise is one of my favorite beds. One of these days I'll have me one!
Just look at those cherub sconces!
Or how about swathed in lace?
And more lace....
Do you think I could find one of these on craigslist? Probably not, but stranger things have happened!...Not to me...but maybe to you? *winks*
If you enjoyed these images you're going to love this book. And you can pick it up for only $4.59 (Shipping included) HERE A real steal for a large hardcover book.
Thanks for stopping by! Vanna