Friday, April 29, 2011

Daughters new home....

I just returned from a decorating whirlwind visit with daughter #1. She has just moved into a spanking clean brand new home and was virtually starting from ground zero. She had purchase a wonderful 3 piece matching sofa,love seat and chaise lounge from Craig's list for $300.00 and a pedestal table and four matching chairs for $70.00,somebody had removed the finish from the top of the table but abandoned the project. She had her bed and linens and a big cherub lamp in the living room and that was it. We shopped Goodwill, Salvation Army, Home Goods and Walmart and rooms came together layer by layer... I decoupaged the top of the dining room table and created chalk boards out of some old pictures she had and painted a patina over the silver frames. We spray painted a $5.00 lamp from goodwill and added a new shade... mix and matched pillows,bedding, rag rugs....Spray painted odds and ends black to make a wonderful grouping for over the sofa and added two little black tuffets for her girls to sit on to watch their movies. Turqoise sheets from Walmart grace her bedroom windows simply tacked in place... ditto for the girls room, a $2.00 curtain from goodwill was tacked up in the loft/play room and the chaise was put there for her to watch the girls play. It was truly a labor of LOVE and the final product is a home that is comfy,cozy, a shabby-bohemian retreat and truly a reflection of my daughters incredible artistic,creative talents. She has created  a home to treasure and to be comfortable in,relaxed and loved was so much fun for me to be a part of the process.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Making of a Nursery Part III

Baby Grady's Nursery is coming along...painting is finished! After we get thru the wedding festivities in the next few weeks we'll make the final push. They purchased  a White Crib... still need the chair and dresser and the drapes.The hutch was H.H. grandmothers and will hold extra blankets,bedding etc.I think it is a wonderful addition to his room. Hoping to get everything pulled together long before his arrival in August. It is turning out to be such a bright,fresh,cheerful room... so perfect for a baby boy. I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What I'm working on today....

I have so much I want to share... and  No Time to share it!.....I've been  running in circles working on projects...    My daughters wedding is in less than 3 weeks and I've been working on ripping books for her centerpieces... stuffing burlap bags with coffee beans and adding thank you tags for her favors.
Maggie Mae has been watching over the process to make sure I get it right!   Some how I have found the time to do a little shopping and I stumbled upon a wonderful pillow @ TJ's ... it begged me to bring it home and..... of course I complied! H.H. and I finished painting baby Grady's nursery which I will share with you tomorrow, if I can find the time as I'm flying out to Las Vegas to visit daughter # 1 and help her do some projects and decorating @ her new home. Whew!
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Bridal shower on a warm country day....

My daughter is getting married on May 7, today we had her bridal shower... It was a lovely warm day just perfect for friends and family to gather to celebrate her upcoming nuptials... I set up tables in the back garden on the lower patio area... we had a about 20 guest and a few chickens even showed up for the festivities. Great food and company made the day special and she got such lovely gifts to treasure.

As you can imagine the next month will be a busy one.... many things to keep us running until the big day.
I treasure these times spent with her and will keep these memories for a lifetime... I love  you baby girl!