I learned pretty early on that I’m in the right profession for a person who loves getting packages in the mail. A part of it is that I live in a rural area, so it makes sense to order things online instead of driving all over the place hunting for something. That’s probably how I get most of the supplies for my articles and non-antique items that I sold at Lucketts. I also get “blogger mail”, which is stuff people want me to review, nice things people make for me or sweet thank you gifts. Well, today was an epic mail day with a little bit of everything.
I got new tile for my kitchen back splash….
…mini herringbone marble tile. Sigh. Yes, I know. It’s actually Oriental White tile, which is a lot like Carrera, but it’s whiter and has a touch of beige veins in addition to gray. It’s lovely and I can’t wait to install it. Of course, I had to look at it in different lights, from different angles…
…and play with it and touch it a lot. and see what it will look like with my kitchen table, a boxwood topiary and Bakelite forks.
The back splash project is a “domino project.” I’m installing new butcher block counters for an HGTV.com tutorial and it made sense to do both projects at the same time, so the back splash will be a nice bonus. Can you imagine how amazing that is going to look over a walnut counter? Eeeeee! I’m excited about both tutorials not just because I get to do them in my house (and enjoy them), but they’re both very doable and economical projects. I’m looking forward to working on them and then sharing them with you. I’ll be installing the back splash with my dad and the counters with my husband. Hopefully we won’t hit any major snags.
In addition to the 10 boxes of tile (the UPS guy was thrilled), I got a roll of fabric…
…fabric that until today I had only seen online, but I had a good feeling I would love it in person, so I took a chance and ordered a whole bunch of it. I was a little nervous as I opened the box. Why, oh why didn’t I order a sample?! As soon as I unrolled it, though, all fear melted away. It was every bit as beautiful as I hoped it would be. And it’s a good thing because I have 15 yards of it!
…and, of course, I had to roll it out and take a picture to share on Facebook and got down on the floor with it and lean it up by the window and took another picture of it to share in this post. I’ll be making curtains and a wall treatment with it, both for HGTV.com tutorials. I bought the fabric for 40% off and free shipping at Joann Fabric. It’s a PKaufmann print called Artissimo Navy. Have I mentioned I love it?
In addition to those, as if that wasn’t enough, I got a kitchen faucet (for the butcher block project) courtesy of Moen (more on that later), a bottle of starch and a pair of striped tights. It’ll all make sense soon.
Disclosure: The link for the tile is an Amazon affiliate link.