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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Domesticated Goth


Isn't she beautiful?! Yes, I am talking about our brand new stove. Hahaha! And she has a partner.....


*Cue angels singing* Okay, this may not be that exciting to most, but to Derek and I it is very exciting. When we bought the house, (almost 3 years go) we negotiated to have the appliances as part of the sale. We figured we would use the old appliances until we either remodeled the kitchen or they malfunctioned. Well, flash back to Halloween when I went to use the oven for hot appetizers and the oven stop working. Yeahhhhhhh. Well, the oven came back to life a few times, yet that's what inspired us to shop the holiday deals and Voila! I like to cook (that's how we save boat loads of money....by eating at home), so having this new stove is 'Just Like Heaven'. It doesn't hurt they are both black and for the first time in my life, I got to pick out the features of appliances that suit our needs. All the years of living in apartments and 'making due' with that came with the rental, really makes me appreciate having our own that much more!


I have been concentrating on our bar area inside the house. We do have our amazing 'Hut' aka the garage (blog out our Hut), but in the winter it is very cold out there, even with the pellet stove burning. So, I've been wanting to maximize our little bar area and give it a little makeover, starting with new curtains. There was just a valance on this window, but was inspired by this out-of-print Robert Kaufmann fabric (etsy) to make curtain panels. I wanted to add some pattern and color to the window, but not darken the room. 


I really wish I could find more fabric to make a little cafe curtain for our front door.


The display corner got a make over too. Before...


After! Much needed storage/display and another 'pop' of color to brighten up the corner. We will be adding lighting to the shelves, so we can see our Tiki mugs and other collectibles.


We splurged and got these amazing handmade Tiki shelves from Forward Back Vintage on etsy. They are worth every penny and not only create more display space for our Tiki mug collecting insanity, BUT they look like amazing pieces of art on the wall. Now we can sit on our couch and really enjoy the view into the bar area.


Here's my typical view. Feet up on the coffee table, wrapped in my electric blanket. Hehe!



Another latest addition to our home is this amazing display case that is now in our dining room. I had been actively looking for gold display case for about a year now (finally gave up) and found one at an estate sale for a great price. It's a little smaller than I had hoped, but there is enough room for some of our bone collection and other fun tidbits. 


And just some moody shots of the living room. I was enjoying the view and snapped these.


Mortimer (our skeleton) is festive in a black pentagram Santa hat.


And the weirdo's who live here.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Thank you for reading, until next time!

11 comments:

  1. Look at your fun, festive tree - I love it! The "weirdos" are pretty special too!

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  2. Love the poo collection! Im missing the giant poo bean bag from my own (knew i shouldve bought that when it was around!)

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  3. I loved this post. I'm right noisy bugger I love seeing what people have done with their houses. Since, purchasing my house I'm really interested getting ideas for my house.
    I love your new fridge and oven. When we brought the previous owner left old cooker which I was advised by the gas engineer to replace it when we got the boiler replaced. When I got kitchen redone I got integrated appliances which would of cost the as a free standing cooker. I like a gas hop but prefer an electric oven.

    Your house looks fab I love Mortimer.

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  4. The stove has a glow above it like a halo. :D I have that same fridge!

    Thanks for sharing pictures of your place. You have such a fun, unique style. :) The blue shelf is perfect in the corner, and I love the handmade shelves!

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  5. Congrats on your new appliances!!! Love the Tiki shelves with the mug collection and that gold display case is incredible!!!!

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  6. Black appliances......sweet! I love the Xmas tree photo, it looks like you guys have so much fun with your decorating!

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  7. Were those dala horses with the Christmas decorations?

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    1. Yes. Been in my husband's family for years. :)

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  8. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. *leaves the nomination on your doorstep and runs off*
    http://www.cafelastrange.com/2017/12/the-liebster-award-2017.html

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  9. I'm glad you're doing well in your home improvement! I do hope you come back to posting outfits and such again sometime soon though, you're my favorite fashion blogger and my biggest inspiration~

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    1. You are so sweet and I am so flattered! I am more active on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CoffinKitsch I can't promise I'll come back to blogging outfit posts here. Feeling burned out and not having proper time to think about photographing what I'm wearing. I honestly thought it got boring, but I'm happy you were inspired <3

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