Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Out of Office - Sick

Sorry for lack of posts, was very ill with fever and a cold.  Now my cold/allergies have taken over my life.  I am like a sneezing, coughing, red eyed zombie.  It's nonstop 24/7.  Wish I could go to a USA pharmacy and get some good old OTC medicines.  Have been to the pharmacy three times in Lausanne in the last two weeks and basically I leave with nothing helpful each time.

 image via Kleenex

It's times likes these I really miss the good old US of A.   I am going through boxes of kleenex daily. May need to start a fundraiser to support my need of kleenex.  Oh how I long for Mucinex to help with my runny nose. 

A red circle around your nose area is so not attractive and I do not recommend wearing red lipstick, as it only enhances the red nose area.   Another life lesson learned.

Cough, cough, sneeze!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My DIY Nailhead Side Table

There are so many fun things you can do with nailheads and furniture!

all above images via here

I decided to try my own simpiler version with an inexpensive Ikea Lack table.

I took a mallet, bronze finished nailheads, some painters tape and
created this in an afternoon, well the baby took 9 months
to create....haha didn't see that one coming did you.

It was a decent first try, easy to do and not too bad looking.  I didn't feel like I really could make the Ikea table look any worse, so had no problems if I caused it damage.

I think next time I will get a second hand solid wood table and use a nailhead spacer, as it is driving me crazy that the nailheads are not perfectly spaced. 

Nail Spacer via here.

Happy Tuesday!

Not the answer I was expecting...

I have had my eyes on these lazy chairs (the picture is of one chair, but it's for a matching pair) for a while and the owner just marked them down big time.  A dark stain and chic fabric on these chairs next to a super modern side table...heaven!

So I asked my husband if I could get the chairs via
Instant Messanger and this was his response:
Ahh I could not stop crying from laughing, I love my husband.  Maybe I like furniture a little too much, you think?  Better then stray cats I guess.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Swiss Fun Friday Find - Antique Piece

Check out this beautiful canned antique piece here listed on for only 800CHF!!!  It is located in Lutry and in excellent condition it states and from the late 19th Century.

This piece you could put in any room with any type of furniture.  I love mixing and matching furniture, especially something such as a "WOW" factor like this!  Again, if I only had room for it.....


Monday, March 14, 2011

It's Spring Time at Globus!!!

I just got back from shopping at Globus and they have a wonderful display of colorful inspiring items out.  I picked up two bird cages and a little white ceramic bird from there, too cute.

Check out their online advertising here called Dreamland and pictures below:

Prices are very affordable and what a great way to bring some color into your home! I am for sure going back to pick up a few more items.  Wonder if I can get away with a butterfly pillow with all these boys in my home....

No More Monday Blues,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Running, Running as Fast as I Can!

Down through here.

Up this.

And passed here.

And up again here.

And here.

A little more running up these small steps.

Crap more stairs.

And MORE stairs!

I made it! What a beautiful mountain view in Lausanne even on an overcast Sunday.

Losing that last 15lbs is brutal. Yes if you saw a crazy woman jogging, while jamming to Radiohead and taking pics...that was this multitasker. This is me rocking it sans makeup.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Affordable Moroccan Leather Pouffes!

I was looking at online stores that sell Moroccan Pouffes and came across this fabulous find of  a store Bohemia located in the UK.

Not only are they selling these Moroccan pouffes for half of what other stores are selling them for, they also deliver to Switzerland starting at 13.95 CHF.  Which is a major deal as most other sites charge shipping to Swissyland for much much MUCH more!

Here are the two pouffes I just ordered.
all images via Bohemia

If you heart your favorite Bohemia item and give them your e-mail address, they immediately send you an extra 10% off your purchase!  Can' beat that!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Finger prints

...are all over my Lucite furniture. My kids like to decorate too!

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Vintage Post Card Sales in Lausanne

I previously posted about all my fabulous original vintage Swissyland post cards here.  If you are interested in getting your own original vintage postcards, then on April 3rd 2011 in Lausanne, in a building directly south of Parc Milan, they will be selling tons of old post cards for Switzerland and for other countries as well. The location of this event is at Avenue de Cour 33, Lausanne from 9:00 - 17:00.

It makes me laugh as every time I go, I am the only person under 55 years of age in the building and I normally get asked if I am lost.  I also kind of stick out too because I am quickly flipping through stacks and stacks of cards for the cheapest and prettiest vintage post cards and all the downright very serious collectors are looking over each post card slowly with a magnifying glass.  It seems most booths are selling high end post cards for serious buyers and do not take kindly to young women, i.e. me, getting finger prints all over their cards and bending the corners with my flipping....oooops.

If you are simply interested in some affordable vintage post cards for decor purposes, I highly recommend finding this one specific booth and this is it's advetisement below:

His post cards are very affordable and whenever I would purchase many inexpensive vintage post cards at once I always received a discount.  Just look for a tall man with crazy gray hair and a friendly face.  He speaks zero English, but is extremely friendly.  I am not sure if he will have a sign posted for his booth or not, but he is easy to find.

This picture has nothing to do with the vintage post cards, but just had to show a picture of my youngest doing the splits in my vintage arm chair. He keeps me laughing all day long.

Hope to see you there,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My new pillow!

I just finished making this linen pillow. The blue velvet one behind it is my Designer Guild pillow.

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Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Dream Kitch!

Ok don't laugh, but I totally download Pretty Little Liars  from itunes every week!  It's a very cute show.  I normally upload it to my iPod and watch it while doing my cardio.  I have to watch TV in English while doing cardio at the gym or I get totally bored.

I love the kitchen from the show, it's white, clean modern and just super chic to me. Here are some screen shots I took:

So loving the back splash, counter tops, the open shelves and hardware on totally dream kitch!