Tuesday, January 31, 2012

These are the last of my snowmen that I left out after Christmas. Thought I'd post the last of them before I do a Valentine theme. They will be packed away soon!
These little guys are in earth tones, very different than all the bright colors in the kitchen area.

The sun is starting to go down and casting a glow in the room. I got the lanterns at Old Time Pottery this year.

Such a sweet faces!

Here's the biggest fellow of them all. He is a large gourd. Light as a feather and hand painted.
You can still hear some dried seeds in him if you give him a shake, I mean squeeze. lol
He's got his winter toboggan and scarf on to keep him warm. Look at his poor spindly arms. He should try lifting some weights! lol
Hope you're having a great week, so far! Thanks for stopping! Till next time!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Master Bedroom

We had a loveseat made for our master bedroom sitting area a few years back. Went to NC furniture "row" and searched store to store to find the best deal. We finally found one that was right for the room and picked out a fabric. When it was delivered wks. later, the deliver men handed me a pile of fabric. They said it was excess fabric. It measured to 9...yes 9 yds!
I quickly called the manufacturer and told them I could understand miscalculating a few yds. but not 9. They agreed and refunded a chunk of money and told me to keep the fabric. I could live with that! (I had already offered to send it back.)
Anyhoo, I made pillow shams and a long body pillow for the foot of the bed and still had lots left over. I was happy that these items blended the sitting area and bed area together but I hated the plain bed skirt that was on the bed. See the skirting?
It blended in too much with the Matalesse cover and carpeting.

I stay so busy with a home-run business, company galore, life in general...you all know the drill! lol
I have to plan a time to drag out the sewing machine and stick with a project without interruptions.
That day came Thurs. when hubby got up at 4 am. to take a veteran to the VA hospital an hour and a half away. (This Vet desperately needs a kidney transplant. Please pray for him if you think of it)
I grabbed the chance to ignore the phone and sew all day.
This is the results of my labors....a new bed skirt.
What a difference it makes it the room..... Major! I'm a color girl (not cover girl lol) and love using color in decorating.

I teach a decorating class at our church and tell my students to use three to five patterns in a room as long as they blend and compliment each other. That can include the pattern in the furniture, drapes, pillows, and an an area rug.
Here's a pic of the room finally put back together.

Oh, you can see our wedding picture through the mirror. Did you catch it? That's as close as I'm going to let you get to it. lol
This is an angle from the door viewing the sitting area.

With all the company we have, this room is an oasis to us. If guests want to be downstairs later than we do or they want to watch something different on TV, stay up latter than us, we retreat to "Our Retreat".

Yes, that is a frig. and microwave in the corner. Great for hot tea, etc. at night, a cold bottle of water or snack. We stash some goodies in the side door of the entertainment cabinet, too. They come in handy when Ceekay , my sister, my girls, my grand kids, etc. are visiting and watching TV in here. The guys are usually watching sports elsewhere.
I had to have a rocking chair on each floor when I rocked those grand babies.

Whew! Now that it's all done, I can put my feet up and relax a little till hubby gets home.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Our Snow "Children"

Snowmen are not a common sight in SC. We rarely get snow and if we get any it's usually a dusting.
The only ones we get to see are stuffed ones that hang out in the warmth of our house and amazingly don't melt. lol
I've had the ones above for years. The guy below just came to live here a couple of weeks ago. Isn't he cute! We had company the other night and a snowball fight broke out! Really!

My hubby thought he was so cute but I didn't want to pay the price. See his price sticker?
We found him at Old Time Pottery and turned out he was half price on clearance. I still didn't want to pay the price. Then I noticed he was damaged and hubby took him to an employee. She readily said, "Let's make him $12.50." Hubby said, "That works for me!"
Paint covers a multitude of sins! Sorta like makeup, come to think of it! lol


He had a few other scrapes and bruises we fixed up. He's so happy we adopted him into our family!

I put out more Snowmen in the kitchen after Christmas.
Are you still with me... you may need a cup of coffee from the Keurig about now! lol

These little guys are ornaments with their face painted and a child's sock for a hat.

I have two cookie jar snowmen. No cookies but their still cuties!
Our grand daughter, who is three, was over yesterday and she kept coming to tell me when she found another snowman.

I painted this guy many years ago and hung him on the back door (to the garage). A lot of
people come in through the garage so I always have something on the door to greet them.
That's all for today. Believe it or not I have more in the dining room and outside at the entrance of the house to show. I'll same them for another time!
I hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Things Are Heating Up In SC

I have tried to get a post done for a week and to no avail. I was very frustrated with trying to post on explorer with the new interface on blogger. I tried to do what Marty said but could not do it for various reasons. The week got busy and I gave up. I went over to Firefox and it was a breeze to go back to the old interface. Hallelujah! I will post my snowmen soon.
In the mean time here's what's going on in SC right now.
Lots of rally's, debates, and robocalling. We have met with some of the candidates trying to sort out who we should support.
We've met and talked to Speaker Gingrich...

Radio talk show host Mike Gallagher....

Went to a rally to hear Governor Romney......

Met Governor Mitt Romney.....

His beautiful wife Ann......

and saw Greta Van Susteren interviewing the Governor.

Tomorrow is a big day for all the candidates still in the race!

Thanks for stopping and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Snowmen Tablescape

It rarely snows in SC but it's still fun to decorate with "snowpeople". lol I put out my "snowpeople" after packing away Christmas decorations. I had two snowflake plates from Cracker Barrel and this is what I came up with for a tablescape.
I decided to use something a little "unconventional" for a table covering. I had a cute snowman hooked rug (clean of course) and used it in the center of the table. I have a few snowball candles from Partylite and used one for the centerpiece. On an after thought I took the clear cake plate stand away and just used the snowball on the red candle holder. I thought it would be lower for conversation purposes.
What do you think? Which looks better?

I found snowflake placemats at Old Time Pottery the other day.

I'v had the snowman glasses for several years and can't remember where they came from. The little snowman candle, at the head of the plate came from Big Lot, as did the little plate in the pic below.

The snow mitten plates are from Cracker Barrel a few yrs. ago.

Cute Mr. & Mrs. Salt & Pepper shakers. They look so happy, don't they?

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Enjoy the rest of your week!