Posted in Shopping, Travel, tagged acrylic, coffee table, console, Crate and Barrel, DIY mobile idea, ornaments, outlet, rug on January 15, 2013 |
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While on the road last week I purchased a rug at the Crate and Barrel rug outlet in Kittery, Maine. There are only a few outlet locations and that’s a damn shame because there were some great finds.
It would match my CB2 acrylic console. I have figured out how to bring home a good number of things on the road, but I knew this was beyond my abilities to fit in a suitcase.
This lampshade was huge and quite on sale.
They had a lot of ornaments.
I especially liked these ornaments.
A grouping of them together would be a cool baby mobile. There is nothing to read into that except that we have a good number of friends that have babies or have one on the way.
I found a 4′x6′ Zola rug and loved the colors. I purchased it and tried it out in the hotel room.
I sent the above photo to The Mister and asked him to measure out a space on our leopard rug.
We tried it out and it was a disappointment.
Good thing I have till early April to return it and will be back in the area in March. It’s a great rug but I don’t have a place for it. If they had a smaller one I would use it in the kitchen.
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It’s exactly one month after Christmas. I find it hard to believe. This past year we used our white tree, opposed to the green tree for Christmas. Here is where we started.
We put a bunch of ornaments on it and it could have used more. My feeling towards Christmas trees is typically “More is better.” I can always add ornaments. You need a good mix of color and reflective. I like clear and/or mirrored ornaments shoved in first to create depth and a reflective surface. Then, I was able to find around seven boxes of Christopher Radko’s reissued Shiny Brite, plus The Mister’s mother found some older glass ornaments.
Some of the Radko Shiny Brite I found
The box of ornaments from The Mister’s momma
Of course, we had my other Radko ornaments and family ornaments to add. Then, I found some glittered curly sticks, red bows and some clear ball picks. I decided “Why not?” and loaded it on.
Here are some up close photos:
This is probably my favorite photo.
Next year, I will be better about taking better count of what we put on it. I’ll go for a step-by-step run down.
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