Bowls, Trees, Beds + Giveway Winner Announced

I normally don't get this excited over a salad bowl, but i found this yesterday at a thrift store from $5. It's SOLID TEAK and looks to have been used once. I just found a similar one for $155!!!

I remember the BAD salad bowls from my youth - you know.... the extra-thin-wood-patch patterned crap bowl? I think salads are more fun when served out of a sophisticated bowl. Since the bowl has already been seasoned with olive oil -I can use less oil in my dressings.



See? It's taller than the nightstand. Odd.
 After years and years of sleeping on a worn-out mattress, I finally went mattress shopping and found the perfect one (for a hefty price, of course). It was delivered yesterday, and I can't get over how TALL the bed is now. Mr. C (who is 6'3), can sit on the edge and his feet still dangle above the floor. Me (at 5'4 - barely), I feel like a child who climbed into the top of a  BUNK BED. Is this height normal?

It is comfortable though.........even though I feel RIDICULOUSLY CLOSE to the ceiling fan........



The tree is up! This is my op-shopped $12 tree that I found 2 years ago. I bought it as a joke, since I was going to paint it GOLD and use it as part of a 70's themed Christmas party. I ended up loving the light color in the house, so it is now the official Christmas Tree. At night is looks like its glowing... and it really shows off the ornaments. I have a theme each year - and this one is birds, red berries with gold accents. Simple and easy. Last year was peacocks and silver. The previous year -60's gold bomb.

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Ms. Angela!
GIVEAWAY UPDATE:
We have a winner for the Hot Pink Passport Cover from Australia. Using the random number generator, a big congratulations goes out to MS. ANGELA from the  REFLECTIONS blog. She lives in Malta - which is an island  in the middle of nowhere. I'm guessing she is pretty excited any chance she has to travel off of the island. Thank you to everyone else for signing up, I appreciate your comments and support.

xoxo
Michelle

PS - I'm off to Seattle today for an UGLY sweater party with my military friends and BFF Gary. This trip should make for some good blogging material......

8 comments:

Victoria said...

I love teak wood salad bowls, yours was a great find. Mattresses have gotten thicker, and I'm sure you'll be glad for your new one to sleep on, my new one made a big difference in sleeping comfort. Charming tree! Sounds like a well deserved winner of the pink passport book, many happy travels to Ms. Angela!

Talitha said...

Great thrift find! We also just set up our Chrissy tree, it was my uncles and he gave it to me with decorations too! Score!
I love the white tree you have :)

Talitha xx

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Your Chrissy tree is so cute, have fun at your ugly jumper party, can't wait to see the photos.

Tangled In Texas said...

What a great find! I can just imagine eating some yummy salad outta that w/ some Olive Garden dressing...

Your new bed looks amazing! It seems like they just get taller all the time. I'm trying to convince Hubby that we need a King Size...

Love your tree! Can't believe it was "op-shopped". That's cool that you have a different them every year. We just do "country rustic". ;)

DaphYin said...

Great little haul :) Your tree is beautiful!! ^^ Congrats to the winner!

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Claudia Moser said...

Great salad bowl indeed :) Congrats to the winner!

Miss K said...

1. love that salad bowl, what a find! we got one for our wedding from crate and barrel that are pretty legit.

2. congrats on the new mattress, i love super tall beds, but it definitely takes time to get used to them!

3. i love your tree!! it's so pretty, and the theme is so cute.

4. congrats to the winner!

Angela said...

Love the teak bowl! I remember my mom and other family members having these bowls growing up- thought they were kind of ugly back then haha. But now I love them!

And thanks again, can't believe I won the giveaway! So excited to use it!