How Can I Justify? + Winner of Terrarium

hello ladies!  Hope your week is great!  Mine has been busy trying to get some stuff ready for the booth.  I went to buy my paint for the chest that I am putting in there.  I knew I wanted to go with grey so I started looking for a grey that wasn't too blue or green or brown.  Then I saw grey owl and I figured it was kismet :)

So, this will be the main color to work around.  Mr. Hughes is cutting my logo out of wood for a sign.  I still have a lot to get ready before I open.  I am going to the flea market this weekend (fingers crossed on the weather) to find a few more pieces.  But, all of this and company coming doesn't stop my mind from wandering.  I have been stalking this dress from Anthro for a while... just waiting for it to go on sale as sizes are slowly disappearing...
So cute!  Must have it.  But, that is not what I am trying to justify.  It is this that I am craving....

Remember this imaginary room?  Or what about this one?  Well, this pretty paper would be so, so perfect.  Then, I started scheming...  I really want it to be real.  I WANT this paper.  I was thinking it would be perfect framed (it is a mural) or even better... how about on a ceiling?  I showed it to Mr. Hughes... and he saw the price.  Let's just say my booth better do very well for me to justify buying this... did I mention that it covers a 9x 6 area for the bargin price of $298?  Yep, don't see that happening!  I guess I could sweetly ask Mr. Hughes to paint it for me (he is very talented) a la Sistine Chapel Style, but I don't foresee that happening either.  So, I will totally keep lusting over it for now

Also, I wanted to let you know the winner of this (baby hughes has managed to keep his chubby little hands off it)
The winner is Deborah at The Fairfield House!!  If you haven't been over there, you should go check her out.  Her home has such a sweet story behind it!  Well, hope you all have a great rest of the week!  Bye for now!


  1. Congrats Deborah, lucky ducky=0)

    That painting is gorgeous!!!! OH, I can only imagine how many hours it took.


  2. I love the wallpaper, like LOVE it!! I think you need to splurge and get a piece of furniture in there for 289.00 to help with the cost! :) And that dress, darling..perfect for summer with some tall brown boots! :)

  3. hi michelle,

    i'm really loving that gray. it will be beautiful. i think you can re-create that paper too.


  4. Hi Michelle,
    I have been working on my booth too! It's never ending!
    That wallpaper is gorgeous, hope you can manage to get it somehow. Maybe a piece in your booth will sell for mega bucks!

    Like the Anthro dress too.

    Congrats to the winner.


  5. Perfect color, your booth is gonna rock the house! So much so, that each and every little Anthro item you're lusting over will be totally justified.

    So let it be written, so let it be done.


  6. That wallpaer is gorgeous...I think you need that wallpaper. I also wanted to say how cute your terrarium turned out...and thanks so much for sharing how to make one.

  7. ooooh! i love that paper! its so pretty! i am excited to see your booth! good luck this weekend! xo

  8. Michelle,

    I am so excited to have won your charming giveaway!!
    How funny is that? The perfect shade is gray owl! Make sure Baby Hughes never comes across a vintage box of White Owl cigars.
    I love both the dress and wallpaper from Anthro. I say you purchase the dress for yourself and then wear it flirtatiously while showing Mr. Hughes the wall paper you really, really want!
    Best of luck with your shop!


  9. You are too cute. Love the dress :) and i'm eyeing one too. so i totally know that feeling. Absolutely love the paper.... you have to make it happen.... just saying!!

  10. hi michelle -- i just found your fun blog! (o: i'm sorry i missed your terrarium giveaway! (congrats to deborah!) thanks for the how-to -- i hope to make one soon! have a great weekend. (o:

  11. Even at that price, it's cheaper than art that size. Think of it as art and not decor, and the price is quite reasonable.

  12. love the wall paper - hope you make lot's more then you planned on -
    good luck

  13. Great wallpaper. I love the white dress too! White dresses go with everything... Fun colorful accessories or something more subdued...

  14. I love that paper! I really think it would look fabulous in your home. When you can talk him into it, take loads of pics for all of us to drool over!


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