Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hints of Fall

I love pumpkins, don't you? 
This pumpkin greets guests coming to my front door!
This is on my mantle.  Love the ornate tray.  Thanks Brother....and you know who you are.

This is my Tuesday Morning find!  I had been noticing lots of ceramic garden seats in all my favorite magazines and catalogs, then low and behold, this one beckoned me from the very top shelf as I was perusing the store one fine day.  I had to have it!  It's so swirly and, well....ME! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall ... please

Okay, so it's not feeling so Fall-like outside just yet, but I have been putting some decorations around the hacienda just to feel like Fall is on the way.  I will post pictures very soon (I promise!) but for now here is a special turkey story just to get started.  Enjoy with a cup of tea (or your favorite libation of choice)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Finished Bed!

Okay so this is how the story goes.  I went to pick up the bed after work and guess what?  I couldn't figure out how to get one side of my back seat to fold down.  The only pieces I could fit in the car were the siderails.  The owner of the shop, Darla, was SO gracious.  She offered to deliver the headboard and footboard to my house!  She did so and I got the bed set up (with help from my Mom!)  I then went to get rails cut and put everything together.  Since I have a box spring and mattress on, it makes for a tall bed and the headboard doesn't show much but I love it!  Here's the before and after pictures!  Tell me what you think!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Lucky Day!

Wow, I’m excited about this new endeavor!  I have so many things that I want to share, many things to learn, pictures to take and words to write down! 

I work directly across the street from a wonderful home decor consignment shop, Past Perfect Boutique.  I was being good today and brought lunch from home but after I had eaten my delicious sandwich, I had this tremendous urge to get out of the office, at least for a few minutes, just to break up the day.   I decided to venture across the street to the boutique.  There is a beautiful antique twin bed there that I have eye-balled for awhile.  I have absolutely no need whatsoever for a twin bed so I could not justify buying it even though it always catches my eye.  Well….today the first thing I saw when I walked through the door was an antique, full sized, wooden spindle bed!  OMGoodness!  Of course I’m looking all over it for the price tag (nowhere to be found) so I asked the owner, Darla, if there was a tag for it.  She said she was holding it for someone.  L  BUT…she said she would call her...…no answer, had to leave a voicemail.  I continue perusing the store and the woman called to say that she was not going to take it so ……  guess what I am picking up after work!  I am SO excited.  I may have to take it home over the course of two days because I’m not sure how I’ll get the headboard, footboard and both side rails in my car at one time!  (This could be interesting.)  Then I will have to get it set up, measure for slats, go to the hardware store to have slats cut, go home and put them on, put the mattresses back on and dress the bed.  Again, this could take awhile!  The good thing is I’ll get some deep cleaning done while the current bed is out of the room!  I will keep you posted. (no pun intended!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My latest creative endeavor

My two kids have birthdays coming up shortly.  They share an apartment that is void of artwork (part of my creative passion).  As I was trying to come up with something special and creative for them, it dawned on me that I had loads of their artwork from school that I have kept throughout the years.  I also had two matching frames that I was not utilizing. is what I came up with. 

I made both frames identical in format for cohesiveness, but the content of each contains their own little pieces of artwork.
Is it perfect - no.  Will they look like a nice piece of artwork on the wall - I think so.  Will it be special to my kids - I hope so!