Monday, December 26, 2016

Travel Time


Off to England tomorrow to spend New Year's with my husband's family.  We're taking our two grandchildren which just makes everything so much more fun!
Cheerio! (no one says that)
xoxoMary

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas in Cape Breton

I've had a dream for many years of having Christmas at our old family home in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Like so many dreams, this one is neither practical or possible.  Sigh...















 

“Nollaig chridheil agus bliadhna mhath ur” (nollyk chree-ell blee-un-u va oor).

xoxoMary




Monday, December 12, 2016

A Little Christmas

Some of the seasonal decor around our house...





I bought a make-your-own banner kit and these were the best words I could think of -
Be kind.
xoxoMary

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Home Improvement

We've had our SMEG fridge for a month or so now and it's great!  Fits much better in our little old kitchen than the previous stainless steel giant...

smeg fridge

We bought this metal cart on wheels at Ikea for vegetables and cookbook overflow...

ikea metal cart

We also added this pretty blue bread bin with a cutting board on top.

blue bread bin

Finding lots of ways to fit in to our downsized house!
xoxoMary


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thrift Store Finds

Three great thrift store finds in one day!

fireplace basket

The perfect basket for kindling on the fireplace.

pale green painted stool

Sweet pale green painted stool.


Beautiful, non-traditional colored holiday wreath for the front door.

Love thrifting!
xoxoMary



Thursday, November 24, 2016

What I'm Thankful For...

I've decided today, all things considered, I will be especially thankful for a sense of humor.  Here are a  few of my favorites...









Happy Thanksgiving!
xoxoMary

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bohemian Gypsy Decor

Some of the maximalist bohemian gypsy decorating ideas from Pinterest I'm loving right now...

bohemian gypsy decor

bohemian gypsy decor

bohemian gypsy decor

bohemian gypsy decor

bohemian gypsy decor

bohemian gypsy decor

Happy inspiration!
xoxoMary

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New Etsy Shop Listings

I've been making a few things and listing a few things on my Babylon Sisters Etsy shop.


I found this beautiful embroidered panel at a thrift store a long time ago  I decided to make a cushion cover so I backed it with some vintage Irish linen and added the pom-poms.  Just because I love pom-poms!


I made these simple curtains from a vintage sari (saree?).  I love the colors.


I listed this 70's stoneware tea set.  Perfect for relaxing with some herbal tea...


I haven't listed this yet.  It's a great older black velvet cushion cover with the Four Musketeers.  I don't really know the story but I thought there were only three.  I guess it's like that fifth Beatle thing.

Not sure what I'll do with it yet but I'm thinking pom-poms...
xoxoMary