Sunday, February 15, 2009

Decorating Satisfaction

Changing things in our home brings me a lot of pleasure and joy. Every now and then, I just have to take a room and redo it. It has to be done on a budget but a little paint and fabric can really make a difference and help you feel renewed. In the past month, I have been redoing my bedroom from a Martha Stewart green, from the year 2000, to light blue walls with lots of blue accessories. I bought a blue chenille bedspread from "A County Place", some curtain panels with big blue cabbage roses from "Domestications", a Sure-fit chair slipcover in a light taupe to cover my wingback chair, and a blue rag rug ($19.99) that just popped up at "Freds, of all places, one day. These were the major purchases. I like the way it turned out and it is amazing to me how you can start to redo a room and little things you have around the house seem to fit into your scheme. So here is the finished product, which we are enjoying. The china pincushion doll is something my mom gave me many years ago. She tells me she bought it at a church bazaar when she was a girl in DeKalb, Illinois. I finally made a dress for the poor young woman this week and I think it turned out very pretty. Now she proudly resides on my dresser which I also refinished. It is cherry wood and was my mother-in-laws dresser. I have a collection of Florida plates surrounding my mirrored. We are originally from Florida and I have been collecting them for a few years.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Prelude to My Room Change

I have redecorated my bedroom after 9 years of living in our home. It was decorated when we first moved in and was in need of a new look. I give a little tease today with the above picture of my new rug. The last thing I need to do is make my little decorative pillows for some accent color. I am waiting for my fabric from JoAnn's Fabric to come. When it does I will post more pictures of my "new room".

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Little Snow-Big Flakes

Yesterday, Feb. 3, it started to snow in the afternoon. We did not have much accumulation, but, it did cover the ground in a little dusting. The flakes were big, the kids were excited, the snow pictures were pretty. So, here they are.

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Laundry On the Line"- (a la the country look)

I looked out my kitchen window and saw a whole line of Briggs III laundry hanging on the line.
I call it "a la country". No clothespins. The clothes were just draped over the line. It reminded me of where I live. Way out in the countryside of North Carolina. I like it!