Before I get started with anything else, I just have to say:
It is freaking hot in Dallas.
I took this last night at 6:37 p.m. 106 degrees at 6:37 p.m. Unbelieveable.
The high for today is 110 degrees. I'm dying.
As I promised you yesterday, here are some pictures of the little movin' and shakin' I did around our little abode on Sunday night. Please excuse the iPhone photos. I don't even know where my actual camera is anymore. I really should find that.
This is a far-away shot of our mantle (and me in the background taking the picture):
And here's close-up of the left side of our mantle with my flash-loving iPhone. It's blinding.
That's a clock from Kirkland's and a wedding gift we got, which is this cute little print of our wedding invitation on this ceramic tile-y thing on a stand. Such a unique, cool wedding gift.
Oh, and I've had the funky mirror (from Kirkland's) since college.
Side note: I love me some Kirkland's, but they need to tone it down with the potpourri. That is all.
And here's the right side of the mantle:
The plant holder is from Southern Living Home (now Willow House), the "W" is from Pottery Barn, the "naked" books are Brandon's from forever ago, and the candle and candle holder is from TJ Maxx.
Doesn't have to be expensive to be cute!
Here's Brandon's little bedside table. My mother-in-law let us borrow these tables when Brandon moved in. I have a love/hate relationship with them. Why, you ask? I love them because they're cute, but I hate them because they don't belong in a bedroom and they have no drawers and you can see lamp cords straight through its legs. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers.
This table used to be kind of empty. But, after moving things around, here's what we've got.
The lamp was my parents' and used to have a beige base, but I spraypainted the base black. (I love spraypaint.) The tray was my great-grandmother's and used to house her perfume bottles in her bathroom. When she passed, this was the one thing I really wanted. It was gold, but, in came spraypaint and it's now silver. I framed some pictures here, added our Waterford rose bowl and my great-grandmother's Waterford clock (that they don't even make anymore, so amazing), threw some "naked" books on there and wa-la!
My side still needs some work.
Hope y'all are staying cool today! One day closer to the weekend! :)