December 2, 2009

on a day full of good things...

Ah, yes. Today was a good day.

To begin with, I didn't roll out of bed until after 10:30. Granted, I've recently become somewhat of a night owl, given my never ending crafting and my slight addiction to watching TV shows online into the wee hours of the morning. (I recommend risking nightmares by watching Law & Order: SVU. You may be pleasantly surprised by a dream involving Detective Stabler sitting next to you on the couch, giving you a completely platonic and quite pleasant back scratch.) In any case, sleeping in that late was completely delightful. Even though I was actually awake a bit earlier than that, I sunk down under the covers and pulled my hoodie up around my head just to enjoy that cozy feeling of being half awake, half asleep, having no reason to rush getting up.

Once I finally got out of bed, I was thrilled to discover that one of my leafy felt wallets was featured on the etsy front page - not once, but twice! How is that for some morning giddiness? Beginning my day with a little happy dance is always a good thing.

After I put myself together for the day, it was off to the post office to pick up my chartreuse vintage style tea table (that I previously raved about). I could hardly wipe the smile off my face when I went to pick it up. I'm sure the lady at the post office was all, "What, are you here to pick up your first born child or something? Calm down." But she couldn't keep me down. I WAS SOARING ON A CHARTREUSE-COLORED CLOUD OF BLISS. (Contrary to popular belief, there actually is such a thing.)

I tore open the box when I got home and immediately busted out my second happy dance of the day. It is perfect! I adore it! Here it is, in all its glory:

Oh, how I adore it.
It's my new table! SQUEEE!

Seriously, guys. I'm in love. I think it adds just the right amount of color to the room! And it's a perfect contrast to my teal shelf. Now I just have to decide what to put on the table, because I'm realizing that a bowl full of fake mini-pumpkins may be a little out of season, now that it's December. Ah, well. I'll come up with something, I suppose.

I do want to say that the shop I purchased this table from, Uncommon, is ridiculously adorable. Everything is created by a husband and wife team who are all creative and in love and I pretty much want everything from their shop! According to their shop profile: "Ours is a marriage of love and, also, of love of good design..." Um, adorable much lately? I'm presently saving up for one of their mirrors. In chartreuse, obviously. Because its my new favorite everything. Amen.

As for a bit of a crafty update, here are some new items that I created pretty much in the middle of the night (why my creative juices feel the need to flow at 1AM is beyond me):

paper gift bags!
I love these gift bags.
good tidings.
new tiny notes!
some goodies tucked inside!
cloth goodie bags, all packaged up.
lily & latte hair pin set!

Hope everyone else's day was filled with many good things, as well!

35 comments :

  1. You make such cute stuff! I love it.

    Also, my creative juices don't start flowing until about 10 p.m. usually. You know, the ones I have left over from work.

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  2. I love the table! It fits perfectly in your lovely duplex. PS: Your home is so colorful and cozy and lovely... Remind me why I did not hire you to help decorate my on campus apartment?
    =D

    And I always get creative juices at the most inconvenient times. I try and get back into creative mode after the juices have been sucked out of me, but it is never the full juiciness that it used to be.
    That sentence sounds a little awkward.
    Humpf... oh well!

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  3. the table is lovely!

    and im glad to find someone else who stays up late watching SVU :)

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  4. Congrats on being on the etsy front page! And that table looks perfect, love the color scheme.

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  5. i love all your etsy stuff! I'm just so broke from saving for a holiday, I don't have the shiny dollars to go WILD in there and buy several of everything. Although I totally could.

    I'm pretty sure I want my house to look just like yours when I grow up and finally move out of home.

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  6. That table?! Gorgeous! I wish I was that brave to display a color like this in our home. I guess I am too old fashioned. Haha. :)

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  7. Oh your home is so well styled, I adore it! And your 'good tidings' notes look amazing, you're so talented and the amount of love you put into your shop is tangible. =)

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  8. The tea table is adorable, and I agree, it perfectly goes with your teal shelf (which, by the way, I am still totally in love with as well!)

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  9. Ok, YOU, need to come decorate my place. Stat!

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  10. Too cute. Your apartment is wayyy too cute. It is inspiring to me. I need a teal bookcase! I'm convinced!

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  11. aww this post made me happy too :) Yay for cute little tables!

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  12. What a great day indeed. I just love the chartreuse tea table! Oh and I just love Law & Order: SVU, I can never get enough of Stabler.

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  13. ah, Kerri, you are delightful. As is your new chartreuse vintage-style tea table. No wonder you love it. It's ADORABLE. I'm happy for you and your new love :)

    My creative juices always start to flow late at night too!! I love it, and I hate it. Because it's not fun staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning when one has a baby who wakes up by 7 every morning. hehe.

    your stuff is so lovely, my dear. congrats on being featured, you totally deserve it!
    so glad you had a an altogether delightful day. hurrah for good things!!

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  14. Your table looks awesome in its new home especially with the teal shelf you have. Have you tried looking on craigslist for some vintage mirrors? There are a lot of amazing ones!

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  15. That table is perfect!! For Christmas season, you can take a cute bowl and put extra balls in it after you decorate your tree. It's really fun! I did it this year and it's my favorite part of the X-Mas decor in my apartment. =) Enjoy that gorgeous table!!

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  16. "And it's a perfect contrast to my teal shelf." YES. YES, IT IS. I LOVE IT!

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  17. The table is gorgeous!

    And I love saying "chartreuse".

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  18. the table is lovely and everything else you made is super cute as well.

    i've been looking everywhere for some baker's twine...where on earth did you find it?

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  19. Holy hell. I need that table. It is perfect!!! So are all of your handmade goodies. I love those hairpins. :-)

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  20. the table is adorable!! it just screams "I'm cute and irresistible!"

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  21. i've said it before but i seriously love that yellow table, it is so cute and perfect and just love it.

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  22. How about a bowl full of ornaments for your gorgeous new tea table?

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  23. Ooooh as soon as i saw it I thought "perfect with the bookshelf!"

    My first thought was to put a bowl of ornaments. And I see someone else suggested it. Try it out!

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  24. That is perfect! I love the colours you have in your home. Your home is an inspiration to my future house :) And your new items are simply adorable!! My thoughts start sometimes just before I decide to sleep so I know how you're feeling.

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  25. That table is adorable! I am a night owl as well, its when I do my best writing.

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  26. You know, whenever you post pictures of your house I'm always like, "Yes! That's EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE."

    Aka it's awesome. Like you and your great taste.

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  27. ...that yellow table looks great :)

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  28. Congrats on being on the front page! That's awesome, and your table is gorgeous! :)

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  29. I love when you post things from your shop ... And I LOVE that table.

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  30. Love the table! So perfect! If I wasn't living in a small den of a apartment I would get one.. wait maybe I'll still get one :)

    Where did you order it from?

    I love sleeping in late. It is absolutley wonderful. But then I feel bad for wasting so much day. Oh well :)

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  31. Oh, PS, SVU = my favorite show ever. Seriously.

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  32. I love your kitchen end table - and the reference to Detective Stabler :)

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  33. YOU. you are adorable. & giddy. & cute. & i love that you get all happypants over the color chartreuse :) seriously ah-dorable. & your shop is soso cute! i want it all!

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  34. You have such good taste. Everything you own & create is BEAUTIFUL & whimsical-looking...

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  35. The table looks amazing!
    Um, I used to watch WAYYY TOO Much of SVU ...and it resulted in lots of dreams about Detective Stabler. Some were not soo appropriate... but ya know...it was not MY fault! :)

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