Time Out Tuesday or stuff to check out while you eat your tuna on an everything bagel

I've been a bit AWOL from this blog lately what will all my decorating, caroling, shopping

(have got the shopping part down, just not the shopping "for other people" part)

wrapping, baking, visiting schools, nursing homes, hospitals- your basic do-gooder holiday schedule that I have every year

(well... I did sing Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer yesterday to an old lady at the grocery store until she tried to silence me with a can of Raid- not very eco-friendly these old ladies now a days)

so, now seems like a good time to take a time out and see what the wonderful web has offered up for us in the way of inspiration and maybe even some last minute gifts

(but don't count on it because this stuff is awesome and is probably sold out)

This hidden bookshelf allows your books to just kind of float on your wall- love it.

Rural Chinese farmers are growing Buddha pears - these are a little scary, but very cool.

Now, I trip over my own shoelaces (actually I have even tripped over other people's shoelaces) all the time, so this Shoelace Rug has a special place in my heart.

This camera can punch out a picture anytime, anywhere- yup, I said punch out a picture- me thinks me likes it!

A seesaw (that spelling looks wrong) for grown-ups recycled from bike parts- what more can I say about that.

Now when my hubby dances with our daughter he steps on her feet, so we would need these reversed for us.

I think I am obsessed with resting my books- but I love these, too.

Yup- that's 3604 coffee cups in 4 shades using various amounts of milk and coffee!

The most brilliant use of your extra cords- had me searching my entire house for extension cords- just brilliant!

French footlong marshmallows!

A new way to look at design that I just love.

The gorgeous furniture collages of Jennifer Mullin- I want to live in her rooms and yes, she has a locket!

How cute are these.

OK, back to work- just a few (couple) more days of chaos. I've been slowly adjusting to my return to real life like a diver coming up from the darkest depths of the ocean, although an ocean that has been littered with unwashed bowls of Lucky Charms, laundry, unopened mail and a very sad little Olive needing a walk and some brushin'.


Unni Strand said...

Thank you, Cath!
I just had to copy most of these finds for my fun-and-inspiration-powerpoint for my interior and design students. They'll love them!

Kendra Zvonik said...

That was really fun! Love the marshmallows and the extension cord idea- so brilliant!
Happy Holidays, Cat!
xo kendra

janil said...

I love the bookshelf!!!!!!Thanks for the links!!!

M.M.E. said...

That first bookshelf rocks! And you're right, those Buddha pears are a bit creepy. Thanks for the links!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Brilliant finds!! I don't think I can pick a favorite. OK, maybe those Budda pears!

Sherry said...

I too am returning to real life, reading a few blogs, a chat with a real life friend, a cup of coffee in a diner with my husband without shop talk.

I adore that bike seesaw, Bob already makes stools from bike parts. Wait until he sees this.