I am feeling overwhelmed with my parents home. I have to clean up the outside. Which means pulling weeds that are overgrown, mowing a lawn that has overgrown. Just have to make the house outside looking more buyer friendly. I don't have any help at the moment. Everyone is out of town or working during the day. So, I have too put something on hold, and it's going to be the blog for a few days. I finally got to borrow a friends lawn mower. So, I'll see you all in a few days.
30 July 2008
29 July 2008
And look at my Aloe, it's growing like wildfire. I would love to have a bigger garden, but haven't had time to work on it. These all grow in my front porch.
28 July 2008
This is an image from the set of Somethings Gotta Give. I love the large room and table. This is a table size that won't fit in my dining room. I think round tables are best for dinner parties, it makes it easier for conversation.
26 July 2008
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This is my favorite thing in the house. It belonged to my parents. It's a Duncan Phyfe piece. It has wear marks but I don't care.
25 July 2008
I was at my parents today trying to refinish the dresser. It got late and on my way back home I decided to stop at the thrift shop again. I had been looking for things that have purple or lavender in them to re-stage a table. I have a lamp already, but was looking for other things. This little pitcher (vase) caught my eye and it jumped right into my hand. Not one thing wrong with it.
24 July 2008
This is a rug that I found in an Antique shop for $10-. It spoke to me, and wanted to go home and lay around a do nothing. Wish I could. So, I said fine as long as you are useful and make the house look good. One of my little girls likes it. She's the one the gets into everything, including pictures if she can. (Daisy)
22 July 2008
My store bought roses. I get them 3 for $12 at Lucky. I should have taken a better picture. I like having flowers in my home. It makes me feel cheerful when I see them. And the colors are just so beautiful.
21 July 2008
I've never shown my mantel. It's got a lot of different things on it. The clock is a whined up chime clock, that I love to hear. Chime clocks I could listen to anytime.
19 July 2008
18 July 2008
16 July 2008
I don't know what pattern you call this. It's not battenburg ????
And look at this cute little doggie. It reminded me sooo much of my girls I couldn't leave it behind.
This too was a little white pillow with removable case. And the whimsical pillow, it just says it all.
One of my favorite type of chairs with a pretty, skirt.
Book and photo's courtesy of Creating the French Look, Publisher Cico Books London New York.
15 July 2008
cherub , plural cherubim, kind of angel . Cherubim were probably thought of in the ancient Middle East as composite creatures like the winged creatures of Assyria. In Jewish tradition, they are described (Ezek. 10) as having four faces and four wings and also as beautiful young men; but late Christian art made plump children of them, as in Raphael's Sistine Madonna. With the seraphim (see seraph ) they are said to be in the very presence of God. The color surrounding them is traditionally blue.
12 July 2008
11 July 2008
10 July 2008
My mother had this tray around the house for years. I think it was part of a set. It's hand painted.
It's seen better day's. I am torn between trying to restore it or leave it as is.
If I keep it as is, I feel like I should put a clear coat of spray paint to keep it as is. What do you think ?
09 July 2008
This caught my eye at Thrift Town the other day. A really pretty lamp for only $4.99.
I love the detail of the roses. (Click on pictures to enlarge). I have a pretty pink lampshade I am thinking of putting on it.