Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Wife, Happy Life

This past weekend was my organization's Far East Bazaar. To my husband, this equates to a bad period in our bank account! To me, it is a shopping mega-high that lasts for 3 days! What is the old saying..."Happy Wife, Happy Life"? All of the proceeds to go charity as well, so HOW can you go WRONG?

This bazaar is a labor of love. Our organization operates as a non-profit. We are comprised of approximately 110 members, have a board of 25 and a Bazaar committee of 33. We work insanely hard for months to put this together, and then work even harder the weekend of the event. Vendors come in from all over Asia: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, etc. It is truly a unique experience. We do this twice a year: once in the Fall and again in the Spring. Our proceeds help to fund Welfare Requests locally, as well as our scholarship program. I am delighted to be part of it!

At any rate, I had to share a few of my weekend "finds"! I find it a testament to my multi-tasking ability how I can "manage" work and shop at the same time. It is a gift, really!



This is going to be an entry table one day. I envision a pretty mirror above it. Right now it has to live as a telephone table because I am out of room in my house!! The drawers have a cool way of opening. If you press the middle one in, the side drawers open!



This chest fits nicely under the above table. One day, I want it to live next to the table as an accent piece on the floor.



This vase has a younger sister that came home with me as well! I think they will look good on top of the entry/pseudo-telephone table one day. For now, they are on our floor, hopefully not to turn into a dog chew toy.

This is a picture of the corner of a large mirror: 32" x 32" square. I just could not figure out how to get a good picture without taking one of me in it, so you get to see only the corner! I liked this for an entryway as well, but think it will end up in my daughter's room when we move. I just love the distressed yellow and the painted flowers!


This final piece my husband wanted. It stores DVDs in the drawers. We currently have our bedroom TV sitting on top of it. This actually replaced a nightstand DH's Mom bought for him in 1992! She found it at a garage sale! It survived 6 moves, 2 of which were international!! I would say that was a great find!

Hope you enjoyed seeing the newest additions to my family! :)

16 comments:

Laura said...

I love your finds!!! well done!

fishlips said...

It does look like you had a great time, your finds look wonderful and wow what a great thing to get to be apart of... I really like the Happy Wife Happy life....I'm going to just have to use it sometime...Soon

jennifer said...

That sounds like a fabulous event and what wonderful pieces you've found- love them!

CathyRose said...

Wow, you found some real treasures!
I am in love with that table Your event sounds like such a worthwhile cause and a great opportunity to buy some unique items.

Rachel Brumley said...

Nice furniture. Love the antique look. That table would perfectly in my entry way! (LOL)

Liz said...

wow! these are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Sankari W. said...

wow! what wonderful pieces - those are truly treasures because they are something that will last a lifetime and passed to the next generation - beautiful finds!!!

Jen said...

What great finds!

merrymstamper said...

wow!!! love, love all the furniture! Great stuff!!! that b-day card was awesome...cute!

Anonymous said...

Glad you found some great deals.

Heather said...

Great finds! When my husband and I lived in Germany we went to the Holiday bazaars. There are just so many awesome things there!

scrappinmominky said...

Awesome finds. Everything looks beautiful.

Heather

gale said...

Wow what great finds!!

Pickle's Mom said...

I love your finds! Love mine too, will have to get some pics after the move, too frightful to try now!

Traci said...

Wow what finds! They are so beautiful and I am sure you will treasure them forever.

thescrapmaster said...

Oh I LOVE all that dark wood! Those pieces are so beautiful!

~Samantha