Monday, April 7, 2008

Le Jeu Se Rattrapent

Wow! I can't believe it has almost been a month since my last post, and so much has happened since then! I have some very exciting news to share...I found out early last month that I will be returning to school in the fall to pursue my career in academia! I am very excited, although it will require a move away from my hometown so of course I will really miss all of my friends and family, but it is a move I am really looking forward to. The city I'm moving to is absolutely gorgeous - lots of wonderful little boutiques and shops, so I will still be able to create and shop, hopefully snagging some fun, vintage items along the way to share with all of you!

Speaking of snagging deals, I picked up a gorgeous vintage-looking chandelier at my all-time favourite store HomeSense; a store that, lately, I've been spending a lot of time at picking up all of the essentials before the move...linens, area rugs, kitchen/home accessories...and it's the best store to visit if you basically need anything and everything for your home, because it has a huge selection, things are always changing, and the prices are unmatched. And the great news - it was only $29.99!

I also picked up some vanilla-scented candles that fit perfectly in the chandelier itself, and I envision it over the bathtub. I'm going with a white, shabby-chic theme for the rooms and with garage sales having already begun here, I am already anticipating Saturday mornings!

I've also begun my Mother's Day shopping early this year. There's something about shopping for women - it's just too easy! My mum and I are so close that we know exactly what the other would want for a special occasion. So, I've been shopping here and put in an order a few weeks ago...I can't wait for it to get here!!

Speaking of Shabby Chic, I think I'll head over here and see what ideas I can borrow from Rachel!


Rosemary said...

Hi Kate,
Glad to hear from you!!
Congrats on your going back to school. I'm sure your Mum will miss you though.
Sounds very exciting. Love all of your new finds.
Thanks for sharing,

Simply Me Art said...

Hi there, So glad you stopped in. I Love your Finds, The chandelier is Beautiful. Congrats on going back to school. Im so glad to have another Canadian Blog to visit. Have a wonderful week, jamie

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Congratulations on going back to school. How exciting for you. Love the look you are developing for your new place. How fun! Have a wonderful day!