Saturday, November 11, 2017

There is NO focus here....

This post is a jumble of ideas - one thing does not lead to the next....

...that's how my mind works lately!!

I was cleaning out the photos on my computer, got distracted and ended up here.

So here goes....


I have this little table that my dad bought in Italy in the late 60's.  It is actually a music box as he was a big collector..

...and I placed my HUGE MacKenzie-Childs tray on it to make a larger end table.  It worked in a pinch for company when I needed an extra end table!

It wasn't my original idea - - I saw it on another blog and stole the idea!


Just got this in the they have industrial spies in my local liquor store?

I love jewelry, but doubt I will be wearing this pin!


I am thinking about having this phrase put on a t-shirt....


I just bought this....

...I really wanted this chair, but I couldn't get Sarah out of it....

...and she looked better sitting in it!

Love my new necklace.....and yes, it is a crown, so happy someone finally acknowledged my nobility!


This is how I will spend my weekend....I will start with Tiffany's catalog and if not too depressed after perusing through it, I will set myself into a deeper depression by looking through perfectly decorated, organized homes in all of these mags:

So, there you have it....a nonsensical blog post.

I must work on staying focused!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. I love bits and bobs! No need to stay focused in my opinion. Have a great weekend!

  2. One of my favorite posts in blogland-those bits and pieces of life. I am so saving that saying about being late and copying it somehow. lol

    I think you should wear that pin if you go to church. lol Put it right next to some kind of political support pin!

    Love your new MC piece and Sarah looks lovely in that chair.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

  3. Your your new necklace. :):) I love your friend Sarah's cute shoes. I love pretty shoes, and have major shoe envy when I see them, as I can no longer wear them more than an hour. LOL. The big tray is wonderful. I can see it being very handy. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Oh, this is a great post! I love bits and bobs of ideas and thoughts. That's how I'm functioning these days myself. That comfy chair is calling to me. Wish I could select which fabrics it is covered in. Are you listening, MacKenzie-Childs? You are definitely the Queen of our TT group! Love the tray become side table. Perfect solution! Tito's is made right here in Austin, TX. I promise I didn't turn in your name! 😋
    Love, love, love the new piece!!!!!

  5. Lol, love all of these. The t-shirt - I need that! Sarah looks great in that chair - SOMEBODY needs to buy it. The crown charm, fitting; the Tito Taster charm, maybe when you wear the t-shirt. Nice table - we've done something similar, but that canister is beautiful.

  6. Very fun Patti! Love your new MKC piece! Emily told me she was really overwhelmed in that store!! Psst...that might be kinda bad that the liquor people sent you a gift 🤣 I wish I could get the wine distributor to stop at my house...

  7. Love this post! The sentiment on the bag definitely needs to be on a tee-shirt. The chair is fabulous...they should offer other fabrics. The tray is definitely fabulous and I love how you've used it. Your crown necklace is what we all should be wearing. Taking nothing away from Mary Engelbreit, but aren't we all the "Queen of Everything"?

  8. Patti, I stay all over the place! Love the little table from your dad and the tray sure makes good for an extra table. I love the necklace, so sweet and I think Sarah needs that chair, she looks so cute sitting in it.........

  9. I love these kinds of posts!! I want that chair! Wow, it is fabulous. So is your huge tray.

  10. Being focused is overrated! :)

    Hope you've had a marvelous weekend.

  11. I LOVE your Mackenzie Child's purchase and yes I want that chair also and the area rugs
    Love your large tray ,I haven't seen it anywhere.
    I shouldn't be starting another collection of anything LOL

  12. I enjoy reading random posts. Sarah is too, too cute in that chair! I really love several pieces in the MacKenzie-Childs furniture line. I love your new purchase! So pretty!!!!


  13. Your new purchase is fabulous! Sarah looks quite at home in that chair...LOL The large tray looks great there on your dad's table.. Good idea, it doesn't matter if you copied the idea. We all get inspired from others. Fun post.