Saturday, October 31, 2009

~ Happy Halloween ~

" Not exactly Shabby Chic is she?......"

What does every 14 year old teenage girl aspire to be on Halloween? A Princess? A Witch? An old hollywood starlet? No- not mine.......How about Michael Myers from Halloween....What ever happened to the good ol days of clowns, princess's, and comic characters...?

Friday, October 30, 2009

~ Sweet Dreams ~

" After..."
" Before..."

It is amazing how fast children and pets grow. I came across an old picture of our newest family member-Presley. He is about 5 months old now, but wow has he grown. I think he has a very handsome nose ......And yes, he went from a buttery yellow color to a white creamy color-what could be more perfect.........

Thursday, October 29, 2009

~ Inspired ~

" One can never have too many plates....."
" Love the French armoire...."

" Really love these old mannequins-but what's with the waist?......

" Just up my alley, a neat cherub sconce holding back sheer curtains over the headboard..."

" Sweet bed made from old fence pieces......."

Lately, I have found myself thumbing through numerous decorating books. I guess it is because I have finally gotten to the end of my storage unit and have about 2/3 of it cleared out. Goodwill was very excited to see me pull up several times with my loaded truck. Sometimes you just have to purge quickly in order to feel like you are moving ahead. Now I am looking through all my neat books-cant seem to part with them. I took some inspirational photos and I hope you feel the same.......

Monday, October 26, 2009

~ What I Love ~

I recently bought the book The Find and I came across one particular page. The idea is fantastic and quite simple. Old metal number, neat old plates (or new), a great color napkin, and the greatest part-an old ledger page cut in the shape of a fancy place mat. Imagine what other place settings one could create with other found objects. Time has really flown since my last Blog. Hopefully now with the chill in the air I will get rejuvenated and write more often. Now is the time to tackle the full garage and storage. Ahhhhh.... The freedom of no clutter....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

~ I Remember ~

Took a little drive to visit my old haunt Golightlys Gallery. With the weather changes and the coolness upon us it is starting to feel like Fall is finally here. Halloween around the corner and ultimately Christmas. Golightlys is all geared up for the holidays so I took some pictures of what I especially loved. See if you agree with me......

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

~ Bathroom Mantel ~

I purchased this chippy shabby fireplace mantel about a year ago and thought hmmmmm....possibly surrounding a window. When you have a little bit of boring window areas, what better way to perk them up than with something out of the ordinary. Ta Da, I think it worked well. It is very hard to get a good picture with the glare of the outside light, but you get the idea. Now all I need is some tattered old lace and fabric to drape behind the fireplace mantel to add that shabby subtleness we all love. Now on to the next room.....