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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wicked - Score! ! ! (. . . and my shopping loot!)

From OCPAC's website.

OMG!  SCORE! ! ! !   I can't believe I was able to get a ticket at the last minute for Wicked - front and center (just 8 rows from the stage)! ! !  The week following the date I am going, the same seat goes up to $163!  Wooo hooo!  I was so stoked!  I missed it the first time around and kept forgetting to check on tickets this time until this past week.  It begins its run at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, March 9th.

From OCPAC's website.

This is what OCPAC has to say about it on their website:

"The New York Times calls Wicked 'Broadway's biggest blockbuster,' 
and when it first played the Center in 2006, it broke box office records 
and sold out in record time.  Winner of 35 major awards, including a 
Grammy® and three Tony Awards®Wicked 'is hugely entertaining' 
and 'brilliantly crafted' (Orange County Register).

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls 
meet in the land of Oz.  One -- born with emerald green skin -- is smart, 
fiery and misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very 
popular.  How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West 
and Glinda the Good Witch makes for 'the most complete and 
completely satisfying new musical in a long time' (USA Today)."

Anyway, I am so excited to be able to go and will let you know how it is!

I went shopping yesterday and ended up with all kinds of of pretty things. Looks like I am getting ready for spring and summer!  I really liked these pretty little pastel ramekins.  I have put different items in them for these photos, but I wish I had also picked up some pretty candies to increase their cuteness factor a bit more!  Pastel M&M's or candy coated almonds, or maybe some jelly beans.

I also found these cute little buckets and a little pink tray.  I picked up 6 of these buckets, as they were only $1 each, and am not entirely sure what I will end up doing with them, but I think they will make nice little containers for some tasty treats one of these days, dressed up with some iridescent cellophane.  I can't wait to make some cupcakes to decorate with these pretty little dragees.  But, this weekend is packed with a to-do list a mile long, so it will be a while before I will have any time for baking!

The ramekins will be perfect for little scoops of ice cream drizzled with chocolate or some little treats like strawberries!  Yum!

I picked up a couple dozen plastic eggs, they were so shimmery!  They will make nice Easter decorations.

The ramekins could also hold decorative items like bits of sea glass, or shells, or maybe supplies for your desk, like pastel-colored paperclips.

Or, they could be used on a vanity to hold your jewelry.  If you want to really see some great pics of these little ramekins, Jessica over at Such Pretty Things has some really eye-popping snaps of them!  Her whole blog is truly pretty!

I have been wanting an hour glass and liked the simplicity of this one with the green sand.  I think the color will work perfectly when I get everything repainted and am ready to start decorating!  I am painting all the walls white and I want to go with a beach cottage look and will be focused on aquas, turquoise and blues with occasional little pops of green.  I liked the little vase with the little dots of white.  It reminds me of a gorgeous urchin shell I had once.  It was quite large and I wish I still had it, but it got broken about a year ago.  :-(    I haven't been able to find another one like it.  In hindsight, I wish I had tried to glue it back together!  I also liked the turquoise hanging wire candle holder.  And, in keeping with the beach theme, I also picked up the koi statue and a ceramic coral candle holder.

Well, that's a peak into my little corner of the world today!  Hope you have a great day!  See you soon!


  1. Lucky you, to have gotten tickets do let me know what the show was like. What beautiful finds you have here the colors do yell SPRING! :) I've never come across the colors you have displayed in the candy looks really interesting.
    Have a wonderful day,

  2. LOL! If you mean the candies in the first pic . . . I cheated! I didn't have any candies, but I did have these little wax scented pieces that do kind of look like candies! I guess I should start keeping a little stash of goodies to use as props in my little vignettes! I was so anxious to get a post up, I didn't want to wait to go get some of the things to make it . . . well, . . right! :-)

  3. Ha ha, I had those exact same ramekins and tray in my shopping cart the other day and put them back. I may have to relent and go get them! I just thought I would let you know that the ladybug picture is up! Thanks for such a great suggestion. My mind is whirring with other ideas now!

  4. Catherine, I can't wait to check out your post! I am stealing a little screen time at the moment, but shouldn't be online right now! LOL! My internet is down at home and it's driving me crazy! Hopefully, when I get home tonight I can get it fixed! They are supposed to be overnighting me a new router. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with! Go get the ramekins! They are so sweet!

  5. Lovely colorsplash in your post! Have a lovely Wednesday,
    love Maaike

  6. Maaike, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment! I hope you have a lovely day also!