This year, my husband and I celebrated 10 years together, five years married, and both of our 30th birthdays. Aside from what I do for a career, in general we like to show off and ESPECIALLY like to dress up. We decided long ago that a themed celebration every five years would be a must. And a pirate party was next on the list…
As someone who is always making that mad dash to the door, most days the whole lot of it was dumped unceremoniously on the floor to root through for precious bus fare, vending machine coinage, and the necessary float I was expected to bring to make change for my customers. So, the pirate chest became the ideal solution.
I decided to make a little treasure chest for our wedding cards. I think my grandfather, who used to make things like this for fun and as gifts, would be very proud if he were alive today. I almost felt him watching over me as I made this, which made it very special. And here’s how I pulled it off…
OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS: why do they tease book lovers so? They’re always out there, calling out to you from awesome lists (ahem), just making you wish you could scoop them up and bring them home forever. To me the only thing worse than your everyday out-of-print book is a CHILDREN’s out-of-print book. I’ve experienced what can only be likened to anguish after discovering an incredible children’s book is no longer available.
It started with this tentacle doorstop. It made the rounds on the interwebs a little while ago and of COURSE I flagged it for my Homies. But then I decided to explore what ELSE Neatorama had to offer for the Home. And I was pleasantly surprised.
There’s stuff for nerds, goths, nature-lovers, and the zombie-obsessed. Here are just a few of my favorite Neatorama home goodies.
LOOK AT THIS HAPPY RAINBOW BEAR and tell me you’re not excited to find out what else Land of Nod has in store for you! Calling all kids and adults who love kid decor… it’s about to get SHINY and BRIGHT in here.
Checking the mail makes me feel like I’m at home. You can make your mailbox reflect your home’s personality SO EASILY (most of the time) and there are a surprising number of less-than-usual mailboxes out there. This wrought iron box is a little bit Victorian, a little bit country, and nice and big for even large packages.
I’ve picked out a few other choices of unusual mailboxes — ones that go beyond the “black tin box slapped on a pole” most houses have.
Ahoy, buckos! If you haven’t heard, today be Talk Like a Pirate Day — worldwide. For your edification, here be three ways t’ add a little Captain t’ your day with pirate-y music and swashbuckling decor.