Nov 30, 2014

New grey sectional and Turkish kilim pillows

Hi friends,

Hope you all had a glorious weekend. I am not sure where it went but ours was lovely while it lasted. It has been long dark days due to the time of year here in Canada so I haven't had much chance to snap pics with good light. Nevertheless, I've snapped a few 'in progress' shots to share where things are at here at Casa Marshall.

Most notably, we have acquired a giant, super comfy, best ever sectional for the basement. It has changed my life as it is so super cozy that I now enjoy watching movies in our basement. Previously, I was all about watching shows on the computer from the comfort of our bed. Now, I am happy to lounge on our new extra large sofa. We got two large ottomans to go with it so that we can fully recline and the whole family can watch movies together. Good times :)

It's not fancy or anything. It's from our Swedish friends at Ikea but I figure that it is just our basement and it is going to have to endure many years of kids so no sense breaking the bank. Ikea is stylish (and surprisingly fast as it was in stock). I'll use the money we saved for the main floor.

Also - I have ordered the most amazing pillows to go with it. One has arrived. Two are on the way from Turkey. I've ordered beautiful turkish kilim style pillows. They will add color and pizzazz to the otherwise plain dark grey sectional.

Here are some 'in progress' pics. Wish we had better lighting and all of my pillows had arrived but it's a good start I figure.


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Nov 28, 2014

Vintage holiday ornaments

Happy weekend everyone!

It's been quiet around here on the blog this week but I've got a fun round up of vintage Christmas ornaments to share. There are festive mushrooms, angels, pretty bulbs, and just general goodness. And I've got some great projects underway around the house that I hope to be able to share soon.

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Nov 24, 2014

It's starting to look more festive

Hi friends,

I've done something rather silly. I have  invited a large number of people to a holiday open house. Now i have to deliver. We may have over invited. The idea was that folks would come and go over the afternoon as everyone is busy this time of the year. If everyone shows up at the same time, though, we are screwed, I think it will all be fun and I am looking forward to seeing everyone but I am thinking that I better get some help.

 I've started to set up our holiday decor so that we will be ready. The planters were the first thing I did. Here are some pics:

I want to fancy them up a little though. We're fancy like that. Maybe some birch logs and large green bulbs?


More holiday decor to follow. Stay tuned over the coming days :)

I leave you today with this amusing item:


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