Thursday, July 31, 2008
I thought I'd share with you a sentimental idea that could be done with different pictures around your house. Below is the hospital photo of our first born daughter. I found a small clock at an estate sale and set the time at exactly the moment she came into this world, 2:09 p.m. to be exact.
I did the same for our second daughter born at exactly 7:47 p.m. using an old pocket watch. I display them in the entertainment center in the family room. (picture below)
They are setting on the shelves to the left.
You could do this with a wedding photo or any special occasion. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and have a great weekend.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I painted this little box for my hubby many years ago. It sat on top of his dresser where he could deposit everything out of his pockets at the end of the day. ( Don't worry, I had a piece of glass cut to fit over the painting. ) Anyway, back to the dilemma, our furniture was Oak way back then and now it is Cherry.
Do you think I ought to paint or stain the box or just leave it as is and put it somewhere else as an accent piece? Let me know what you all think, ok? Thanks a bunch!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Jenny from http://mjmuth.blogspot.com/ has started works of God on Monday. I read about it on my daughter, Andrea's, blog and went to Jenny's to take a look. I decided to take part in it today.
We all need to take time and reflect on what we have to be thankful for and what God has done in our lives.
This past week our daughter Sarah, who is pregnant, had to go to the doctor for an unscheduled visit. What could have been a serious complication turned out to be of no real concern. Our prayers were answered that she and the baby were in no danger, for which we are very thankful.
Andrea and her family, recently arrived to their new destination in CA without incidence. They see the Lord's hand leading in all the steps they've made. I'll let her share the details.
Just praising God for his goodness.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
This one came from Penny's Catalog and is in our Powder Room (past post)
This is in our Master Bathroom and adds so much color and dimension, as it is a large open area. We got this at Marshall's. (before the Home Goods was added to it)
This also came from Old Time Pottery ( I love that store) and we put it in our Great Room. (shown below)
This came from Garden Ridge store and is a runner in our foyer.
I hope you had a fun visit and will come again. Have a wonderful weekend!
FINISH THESE FIVE QUESTIONSFive Years Ago:
I was very busy decorating the house we had just moved into. The painting, selecting and arranging things was non stop.
Five Things On My To-Do List for Today:
2. Make two different salads to have on hand for lunches and dinner
3. Post something on my blog
4. Go through my closet and get rid of things not being worn
5. Go to Ross and Marshall's to look for a top
FIVE THINGS I WOULD DO IF I WERE A MILLIONAIRE:
1. Build a house or buy one that would have an apartment for my Mother and disabled brother.
2. Help our daughter and son-in-law with their church planting endeavor in CA
3. Set up trusts for all the grandchildren for college educations
4. Help our local church
FIVE PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
Sterling Hts. , MI
Mt. Clemens, MI
Anyone who would like to participate--I tagg you
Have a fun day!
Monday, July 21, 2008
This is a small one the table in the front foyer.
This is not exactly a trunk but is used for storage and decorating. My hubby gave this to me when I was still in high school. I started storing household items in it. (planning for that wedding day) I could never seem to part with it and it has been in all 7 homes we have lived in. I made a seat cushion to cover the top that is slightly damaged and for comfort. It sits at the end of our bed.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you all have a great week!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
A few days ago, I was pleasantly surprised to receive this award from Celestina Marie at http://larearose.blogspot.com/. I feel so humbled and honored. She has such a beautiful blog and is a wonderful artist. Please drop by and visit her.
Thank you so much Celestina, it was very sweet of you.
Here are the rules to pass this blog on to someone you think is deserving:
l. Display logo and link to who gave it to you.
2. Nominate at least 7 blogs.
3. Add links to those 7 blogs.
4. Leave the nominees a message that they received the award.
Passing this on to:
1. At Home in Scottsdale http://athomeinscottsdale.blogspot.com/
2. There's no place like home http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/
5. Gracious Hospiltality http://gracioushospitality.blogspot.com/
6. Shirlsrosecottage http://shirlsrosecottage.blogspot.com/
7. Quill Cottage http://www.quillcottage.blogspot.com/
Friday, July 11, 2008
I got this very tall painting at Tuesday Morning. It was damaged and marked down and then took an additional percentage off, as well. With my painting background, I just took my paints and matched the colors of the birds and frame and fixed it right up. I was so happy that I found it, as the paper has birds all over it.
I tried in this next pic to show the height of it.
This shows the toile pattern in gold and red.
They say you shouldn't forget the fifth wall (ceiling) so we painted it a light gold and put up crown molding.
Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
Monday, July 7, 2008
We just enjoyed shopping, eating, walking on the beach and even played minature golf.
The birds are always soaring overhead so beware. View from balcony
Another guest's dog playing with the waves.
This is a court yard, by shops and restaurants, on Sea Pines. The flowers are gorgeous all over the island.