Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Feeling crafty: Lots of new items added to my site!

I've been in a super duper crafty mood over the past few weeks. Yesterday and today, I finally had a chance to list my items for sale at my site Mattie Reid Chicago, Smashing Darling and also at my Etsy shop.

If you click the pic below, you'll be redirected to my site: Photobucket.
I've added a lot of bracelets, necklaces, button rings, hair accessories and handmade Easter greeting cards.

Monday, March 30, 2009

New mid century lampshade: The perfect pairing with my teak lamp!

I found the most amazing vintage nubby large lampshde this weekend to go with my vintage teak lamp. I only paid $5 for the shade and it's really big and matches perfectly:


What do you think?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Estate sales: As well as a recap of my life...

Okay, so I haven't written in quite awhile. I've been having medical testing to try and figure out what's wrong with me. At first, I thought it was silent reflux, but I had an upper endoscopy a few weeks ago and the results came back fine. I do have a slight bit of reflux, but nothing major. That doctor referred me to a Pulmonologist. I visited that guy last Monday. He stuck some sort of scope up my nose and said the cartilage in my left nostril was inflamed. He wants me to go for bloodwork, an airway test and a chest ct scan. In addition to those three tests, he wants me to do a sleep study because I told him I was diagnosed with sleep apnea during college when I had sinus surgery. He basically thinks that all of my problems are allergy related, which makes me feel a little better knowing that nothing's wrong with my digestion. Whew! He wrote me out five scripts last week. I was only able to get two filled because I have self employed insurance and my co-pays are insane. I was also able to find a free coupon for another script he wrote for me and I got that one for free. The other two are just going to have to wait. So, I'm taking a steroid, antibiotic and Veramyst, in addition to all of my other supplements/vitamins, etc. Ugh! I just want to be better. I guess I'll hopefully find out soon. He said he has a good idea what's wrong with me and all of these medications should fix me right up. I'll believe it when I see it. I hate taking meds. I have also been juice fasting. Today's my sixth day. I juice my nutrients morning, noon and night. I've lost 7 pounds in six days as well. I'm going to try to stay on the fast for a minimum of twenty days, possibly thirty. I've read that if you have major ailments going on inside your body, you should fast for a minimum of twenty days. I guess I'll see about that too!

Enough about that... I'm really into estate sales again. I'm not so general with vintage clothing. I'm selling all things I like. Mid century modern furniture, vintage clothing, fabulous costume jewelry, vintage kitchen stuff, vintage accessories. I have found that if I open my market up to a larger audience, I tend to do better. I'm even selling some of Dominic's old clothing. As long as it sells, I don't really care.

I went to this great sale four days in a row this week (Wednesday-today). The house just had this great old shabby chic, art deco feel to it. All the items in the sale were really great. Today was the last day and everything was 50% off, of course. Here are a few of the things I've purchased over the past few days:
Oh and here's a mid century modern chair I found at another sale the other day. I love it:
As always, these items and more can be found here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mid Century Modern Series: Mid Century Homes in Houston, Texas

To those of you who are loyal and visit my blog frequently enough, you know I have a vintage pattern series. Many of you also know that I love anything mid century modern. Why do I love things from mid century? There are many reasons. The following homes will describe in great detail why I love mid century modern designed homes:

This first home is my home. It's a rental, but we love it just the same. I hope to eventually purchase a much better mid century modern home in this area within the next year:

This house is my neighbor's house across the street:

The remaining few homes are random homes in my direct neigborhood as well as a few neighborhoods over. I'm so in love with mid century modern homes. I really am. I know there's a perfect one out there for me. I just haven't found it yet!!
This concludes my mid century modern home series for today. I'll try to post new mid century homes in the Houston area at least once a week. Aren't they amazing? Why can't we just go back in time when design was amazing and not so cookie cutter?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My son keeps calling me by my first name: Heather or more like "Head-er"


Dominic is at this really annoying stage where he basically copies anything he hears. He hears Justin call me by my name all the time and he follows suit. He'll run down the hallway and say, "Heather (sounds more like Head-er), mommy, Head-er." I'll turn around and correct him and say, "Don't call me Head-er. Call me mommy." And-he'll say, "Okay, Head-er." What's up with that? I don't hear him calling Justin by his first name. Why does he have to call me by my first name? Doesn't he understand that I went through childbirth and pain for him??? Just joking... It's actually pretty funny!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mid Century Danish Modern: My new chair!

I went to an estate sale yesterday and they had quite a collection of stuff for super cheap prices. I purchased a few things for resale and I also purchased this great teak Danish modern chair for $10 (I know, sweet deal!!):The teak wood is actually in decent condition however, the chair came without a cushion. I drove over to Hobby Lobby last night after working out and purchased two foam polyfill cushions. I just so happen to have some great vintage fabric in my closet and decided to use that fabric to cover the cushions.

Here's my new chair with the newly covered cushions:What do you guys think? I may end up changing the fabric to a solid color at some point, but this will work for now. Great for my office room!