I like to collect embroidery hoops from the thrift store.  I find them irristable for some reason.  I have finally put some to use!  

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I saw some stylish blogger do this and I searched for the link but can't find it.  Maybe V & Co?  Anywho, I really like how it turned out.  A friend's friend gave me a huge bag of fancy fabric samples a few months ago.  Today I finally realized my hoops could showcase this set!  None are all that great separate but as a grouping, I like it.  For a few months I have been trying to put all sorts of fabrics in my hoops but none of my combinations seemed to work.  This was an easy solution since a fabric designer did it for me!

In other VERY important decorating news, I acquired a couple of cool old mantles and finally got one set up.  I love my 70s split level house (seriously I do) but there are a couple of big empty walls that have been kinda challenging for me to decorate.  I thought a mantle would be nice to break it up.  We all know you don't really need a fireplace to have a mantle, right??

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Cool, right?  I decided I liked how the distressed paint looked and only had to clean this baby and scrap off the flaking paint.  I used a couple of small tension rods made an easy curtain.  It's the girls new favorite spot too..

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Here Elsie is telling their new joke and Anne is waiting for her turn to tell the joke again.  

2 guys are walking down the street.

One guy says to the other, "Hey, there's a banana in your ear."

the guy says "What?"

The first guy says, "THERE"S A BANANA IN YOUR EAR!"

the guy says "WHAT?"

The first guys says, "COME ON!  There's a banana in your ear!"

the banana guy says" HUh?  can't hear ya.  There's a banana in my ear!"

 

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