Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Settee

I am a frequent visitor to our local Calico Corners fabric store.  I can't get enough of the beautiful fabrics and the inspiration they give me.  Last time I was there, I found just the settee I want for my family room.  I walked around a display and there it was.  Not only the size and shape I wanted, but fabric I adore!  Colors, just right for my room.  Birds, I love birds, especially in fabrics! 

I took the photos below with my phone, then rushed home and showed them to my husband. He promptly said, "How many Tupperware parties is that?"  Spoil sport...

I'm tempted to purchase the fabric, and hold on to it until I can afford the settee frame.  Is that a dangerous idea?

I told you I was obsessed! :o)

Monday, September 26, 2011

One Thing Off The List

Remember that small (short, tiny, only 4 items) list in my last post?  I was able to get exactly one thing accomplished!  Whoo Hoo!

I hung my pheasant feather wreath in the dining room!

Pheasant Wreath - 2010

Pheasant Wreath - 2011

So that you will not think me a total sluggard, here's the rest of the story...

While switching out a mirror for a wreath isn't a difficult task, the logistics of this particular move proved to be a very lengthy process.  See the beautiful buffet in the 2011 photo above?  On Saturday morning, it was sitting in our garage.  The buffet was given to me by a dear girlfriend who was down-sizing her home.  Isn't she such a wonderful friend?  It matches my dining room furniture in both color & style, and I absolutely cherish it.

My sister and her husband were here early on Saturday, so I saw a chance to get the buffet moved into the house.  It's very heavy, and I have not wanted my husband to struggle with it.  We got it moved in with a minimum of trouble...oh happy day!

You DO know what happens when a new piece of furniture enters a room, right?  Things needs to be rearranged.  The former small cabinet shown in the 2010 photo will be perfect on the opposite wall.  That move will require changing the sofa's position.  That move will require switching end tables.

There went my day!  I'm still not done.  Hopefully today.  I'll have photos of the whole new arrangement and one showing off the buffet, next time.

Did I mention that the wreath was made for me by another girlfriend?  I really do have the most wonderful friends!

Friday, September 23, 2011

My Favorite Season!

Today, we welcome Autumn.  Hello, you sweet, soft, golden-lighted days! 

My cloche design - last year.

I love this time of year.  Although it will be around 98 degrees today, by Sunday, we are looking forward to the 70's.  Lovely.  I can hardly wait...

To-Do List:
1. Place my pheasant feather wreath on the dining room wall.
2. Set out my pumpkin collection
3. Make a twig wreath.  Thank you Vee!
4. Try Martha Stewart's idea for Earl Grey tea, steeped in hot apple cider.  Maybe I'll wait until Sunday. :)

 Here's another project I'd like try.  I think I saved this photo from Martha Stewart, but I can't find it on her site to give you the link.  You get the idea.  What could be better than a gilded pumpkin???

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dreaming of...

Saw this "kitchen stand" on the Source Collection website.  This is exactly what I have been looking for! 

I have one of those walls that needs something. This is it! I even love the vignette they have created in the photo.

All for just $2,500...sigh.

My name is Chris, I am a furniture junkie.  :{)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hello Again!

It seems that my "hiatus" stretched far beyond May 1st, eh?  I want to sincerely thank those of you who stopped by to check up on me!  I did visit your blogs occasionally and even came here a few times intending to post.

But to tell you the truth, I couldn't really muster the gumption to begin.  Have you ever been in that place? 

I love blogging, but only if I can do it well.  I'm not referring to my own writing, I'm no "writer".  I'm a talker who puts those words on paper.  What I mean by doing blogging well, is to be a participant in and contributor to the community of my blogging friends.  I need to be able to post here, read other's blogs & comment consistently.  That's what I need, not necessarily what blogdom requires.

I have been so busy, that making that commitment has been pretty scary.  I am still working to build my Tupperware business, my husband had a serious episode of congestive heart failure (he's really good now) and I am serving in my church during a time of pastoral change.  Whew! 

However, the fact of the matter is, I miss being here and with all of you!  I have come realize that this blog, your blogs are a joyful part of my day.  We all need joy in our days. Sometimes when I write, it's a stream of consciousness kind of thing where I am actually working out something for myself.  I need that.  Other times, it is to share an idea, great find, post a glorious photo.  I need that. Visiting you all has enriched my life in so many ways. I need that.

I'm posting today as a new beginning.  I have challenged myself to get "with it" and reconnect with you all.  And, by doing so, get back in touch with myself.

Along with that challenge, I'm going to try to cut myself some slack.  I will post as often as I am able.  If sometimes there isn't a fab photo or awesome idea, just my thoughts for the day...that's okay too!

Today, I DO have something to share!  I found this "stamped curtain" project on the Lowes Creative Ideas project website. 

I am excited about this idea, because I've been looking at curtains with either bees or fleur de lys on them, but the prices have been ridiculous!  Now I have a method to transform my existing sheers.  Yay!

It's great to be back!