Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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my house lacks style, pt. 2

my house lacks style, pt. 2

If you've been following along, you know I've decided that, after three months in our not-new-enough-to-call-it-new-anymore house, it's time to start decorating. But because I'm me, I have to do it a little bit at at time. The dining room is pretty well taken care of at this point. Recently I turned my attention to my bare, kinda-boring kitchen cabinets.

Bare Kitchen Cabinets @ohbotherblog

I have these super cool vintage liquor decanters that were painted by my great grandmother. I actually have no idea how old they are. I do know that they portray ridiculous cultural stereotypes, but I love them anyway.

They represent, from left to right: rice wine, vino, brandy, Scotch, Vodka, Irish whiskey, moonshine and bourbon. Aren't they fantastic?

Painted vintage liquor decanters @ohbotherblog

I mean, check out that cool colonel.

But this Moonshine guy is my all-time favorite:

Vintage Liquor Decanter (moonshine) @ohbotherblog

So I took the cool liquor decanters and paired them with various vases, filled with just some of the thousands of corks that my husband has been collecting for years. He's not a huge wino, I promise; once people hear that Mr. B collects corks, they tend to save them for him.

Corks as decoration @ohbotherblog

Whaddya think?

Liquor decanters and wine corks @ohbotherblog

It's not a gorgeous backsplash, but it's a start. I'm making my way through the house, bit by bit.

i'd like to point this out

i'd like to point this out

we're having a party

we're having a party