October 23, 2008

Trick and/or Treat(s)


I added to my little fall vignette this past weekend. This sweet little piece is by a Jersey Shore artist (whose "real" work is stunning -- and totally out of my price range, so I'm happy to have an opportunity to own even a little piece). It's a vintage trick or treat bag scanned, decoupaged, and glittered (it's hard to see in the photo, but there's black and orange glitter in there, too. It's fabulous!). It's also giving me some ideas...I think I feel a crafty project coming on.

I've had some other rather lovely treats in my little bloggy world recently...

I recently met the divine Jean Martha from Renovation Therapy for lunch. I was the winning bidder of this bag of goodness in her recent Nie Nie Benefit Auction and since we both work in Manhattan, we decided to meet for "Asian Fusion" lunch (long story short: she convinced The Fiance to try Indian food by telling him it was Asian Fusion, which sounded much more palatable to his discerning taste buds, apparently. Hysterical.). She is as funny as her blog is, so to meet her was a total treat (I mean...I felt like I practically knew her already!), and getting the big bag busting with auction prizes was the cherry on the cake (the curry on the dal?).


This Tuesday, I met Heidi from Faboolosity and Patricia from PVE Designs for lunch. These two ladies ooze talent; Heidi is a graphic designer who is, well, Faboo, and you've likely seen PVE's absolutely amazing illustrations pop up on other blogs. Patricia and I were winners of these funky (and faboo) lucite rings Mr. Faboolosity designed for a client. All we had to do was suggest a watch for Heidi to buy using her guidelines. I won! (I'm just so good at spending other people's money.) And, since we're all in New York, Heidi suggested a lunch ring exchange. Perfect!

Patricia even came bearing gifts: Lovely tea sachets that she hand decorated, and fancy lotion to get our hands in gear for our new rings.

What did I come with? Excel spreadsheets I was trying to edit on the subway. What an ingrate I am. (I'll bake cookies next time. I promise!)

I also went on a wicked good house tour in Lambertville, NJ, on Sunday. Tomorrow I'll unveil one special home for The Hooked on Houses' Fall House Tour. And while there's no way I'll be able to top my tent tour, I'm adding a contest component. So at least if you hate my tour you'll have the chance to walk away winner. My treat to you. :-)

7 comments:

Sue said...

I can't believe you live down the shore and work in the city!! What a commute. Do you take the train or do you drive up to Redbank and take the ferry. Either way I think I would die....Daughter used to take the train from Princeton into the city and she's grateful now to be working from home...Thank goodness for babies...Sue...

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I cheat...we kept our apartment in Hoboken (for now!) ;-) I've commuted from Asbury Park a couple of times and it is killer!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

You girls are having way too much fun! Isn't if great meeting bloggy friends!

iloveupstate.com said...

You're awesome. Let's have "Asian Fusion" lunch again soon. I'll bring my excel spreadsheets and we can totally dork out.

please sir said...

Love your Halloween items and the lunch sounds so fun!

heidi said...

That view inside the gate is gorgeous... color explosion! Thanks for posting PVE's tea, I totally forgot to shoot it! The cream smells divine.
xoh
p.s...hubby only manufactured the rings, but I am designing new ones, so stay tuned!
p.s.s... the word verification on this comment is "pects" hmm.

pve design said...

oh, how sweet of you to post!
next lunch is at my place, we must pick a date.
can you escape those spread sheets for a moment?