Thursday, July 23, 2009

This Little Piggy Went to Market... This Little Piggy Stayed Home...

and THESE Little Piggies went to Teeka Lynne's Salon & Day Spa in Halifax tonight for a Pedicure. I've been getting a lot of nice compliments lately on my hairdo & color so thought I'd give a little shout out here to my Stylist Teeka and her wonderful staff. About a year ago I decided to finally Divorce my old Hairdresser in Needham because let's face it, a 4-hour round-trip for a cut & color was just unrealistic. Now, you ladies know it can be a REALLY DAUNTING TASK to switch hairdressers; I mean, I'd almost rather ditch my Husband and take my chances on than pick a new hairdresser, which was why I was still commuting to Needham. (I said ALMOST, Kenny, Calm Down!) Anyway I was so gun-shy about picking a new place at random I went to the Salon on a Spy Mission and got a pedicure. I had no idea what I was going to find in there, I wanted to make sure it wasn't an "Old Lady Hair Factory", you know? One step into the Salon and I knew I was gonna be a regular. And not just because the place is divided into little rooms painted in warm colors which TOTALLY reminded me of Salvage Chic! Teeka gave me the Pedicure on that Fateful Day and I had a grand time dishing dirt with a Fellow Small Business Owner. There's so much that goes on behind the scenes that people don't realize, I remember saying "People complain that I'm only open 4 days a week, but really, I work every day; it's not like when the shop's closed, I'm sitting around having a Pedicure!" She just looked at me, and then we both burst out laughing. Really, it's THAT kind of place, just a relaxed, un-pretentious environment. And have no fear, they have plenty of 'Normal' nail polish colors. But I'm really not a girlie-girl when it comes to nail polish so mentioned to them that 6 weeks ago when I came home with Pink Toes Kenny exclaimed "You think you KNOW someone... and then they come home with pink toes... (shaking his head). Imagine my delight when tonight I found this fun new aqua color they bought just for me. If you're looking for a new 'Do or need a relaxing Spa Treatment, go check them out just off Route 106 in Halifax and at And Please, tell them Christine sent you (I'm not sure they know who "Salvage Chick" is, LOL)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Operation Motivation

Since I've been hounding folks to send in photos for the "Salvage Chic @ Home" page I decided it was time to put my money where my mouth is and show off some of my own home. This serves two-fold as a Motivational Exercise to Stop Procrastinating and get things back in order. Once in a while I fall in love with something at Salvage Chic and if it doesn't sell in a timely manner allow myself to adopt it; but then I am faced with the items I displaced and a Husband Who Hates To Move Furniture, so I invariably end up with Large Ghosts of Furniture Past loitering for weeks & months on end. Today I decided it was time to tackle this room downstairs that's become known as "Izzy's Bedroom" because she likes to hang out there and I needed a Girlie Reason to Shabby Chic a room.

That's Duff on the bed, he doesn't mind hanging out in all this Shabby-foo-foo because he is very much in touch with his Inner Dog. The little chippy dresser is actually one that haunted me for the months and months it was for sale at Salvage Chic, so I finally bought it from Jack for the $60 he paid for it, he was just happy to have his money back. The window treatments I got at the Christmas Tree Shop (proving to Kenny that they don't just sell 'CRAP' there) at the bargain clearance price of $1.49 per pair of curtains, $9.99 for the white iron rod and $9.99 for the Roman Shade. Really, where can you fully outfit 3 windows like this for $65?

Here we come to a couple of Problem Habits of mine, collecting Quilts and old Samplers. Really, I've stopped, I swear... The quilt rack I bought for $5 at the Yard Sale on the Town Green in Halifax when I first moved to town; it's slated to be painted but Hey it's only been waiting 5 years.

These suitcases have all been for sale at Salvage Chic at one time or another but apparently I'm the only one who thinks Vintage Suitcases are cool so I finally got sick of looking at them and took them home. They serve remarkably well as a place to hide Christmas Presents (OOPS I think Kenny actually reads The Blog... Note to Self: Find New Hiding Place This Year.) The old coal stove I think I'm going to sell when Fall comes around and I can't for the life of me remember which larger radiator I was going to displace with that little one but somehow it landed in the fireplace and I definitely cannot lift it myself so there it stays!

Finally the bed if you can get past Duff's Handsomeness is a full-size Walnut Bed I bought at a Consignment Shop for $400 back when I had a 'Real Job'. Actually that's not too horrible of a price but I shudder to think I laid out that much money for something I don't even like anymore. Which is why this episode is called "Operation Motivation": I'm going to paint the bed. I've been wanting to paint the bed for a LONG time now but like that old saying about how the Shoemaker's Kids Go Without Shoes... the Salvage Chick's house has a lot of unpainted furniture. Now that I've blogged about it, I know every time I talk to my Dad he'll innocently ask "Did you paint that bed yet?" To the point that finally I will be so sick of him asking I will lie and say "YES." Then soon enough, he'll be coming to visit, and I'll be up until 2 AM the night before painting it. Stay Tuned... I'm sure it will be blog-worthy!

PS - What's this? An Empty Wall? I need something to fill it! And I know JUST the place to go shopping... see you all at SALVAGE CHIC!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again

Well, so much for all the Blogging I thought I'd get done during vacation... For the first 4 days it rained cats & dogs so I spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to coax Izzy & Duff out of bed.

I also watched a lot of that TV show, you know the one with the guy on the couch that comes on every night around 8 PM? It seems to coincide with Red Sox games.

Finally on Friday after Claudia & I picked up some furniture in Whitman, the SUN CAME OUT! so we literally dropped everything and ran. Unfortunately my pool still looked like THIS so I did not dare go in it for fear of needing a penicillin shot afterwards.

By the time Monday rolled around I was itching to get back to work, especially because I left everything a shambles when I dropped my Rainy-Day-Rearranging. What was I thinking? "Gee, I'm going on VACATION, I think after the HUGE SALE I'll move The Little Kids' Room over where The Office was and then turn That Room into a Giant Potting Shed so the former Country Primitive Area can become a Seaside Respite." No wonder when we re-opened on Tuesday the first customer that walked in the door asked "Are you MOVING?"

A few days later, it's finally all back together and we've been re-stocking with Boatloads of New (to us) Furniture. Even if you were just in for the Big Sale, I GUARANTEE it's worth a visit back. Hope to see you soon!