Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tablescape Thursday – a little Spring


We are finally getting some warmer weather here in Florida so I decided that I needed a cheerful table for today. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts this fun event each week and we all play with our dishes.


I bought the tablecloth and napkins on sale at Williams-Sonoma and was lucky enough to find the matching salad plates at another store. The sherberts are from an estate sale years ago. The white hobnail is vintage Fenton.



L1020641 A pretty basket from Pottery Barn filled with faux eggs and silk forsythia and a little chick complete the centerpiece.





Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pink Saturday – a little poetic license…



Pink Saturday is one of my favorite events. Beverly at How Sweet the Sound graciously hosts this event each week. After you have visited me and left a comment, of course, please stop by and see what the others have done for this event.


The bunnies have been busy as I have been getting ready for some spring decorating!



I love needlepoint and made these Faberge eggs a few years back. They were made on 18-count canvas and were fun to do. I was going to do a dozen but stopped at 6.



Happy Pink Saturday!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tablescape Thursday – Chili on a chilly night

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts Tablescape Thursday each week and we all set the table real pretty. I have learned so much from these tablescapers. Stop by Susan’s and see all the pretty tables.
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Jack makes the best chili. You can find his recipe on an earlier post here. I make the corn bread and fix the toppings. I am not a purist (one who just has chili). I like all the stuff that you pile on top.
Dishes from Vietri and WS, Cafe flatware from WS. tablecloth and placemats Pottery Barn.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

At last……

I bought this house before I remarried. My first husband had passed away and I decided that I needed to have a different life. My children were grown and busy with their lives and I was restless. So I bought this home and got a job. I went back to Maine for a quick visit and met Jack and the rest, as they say, is history. My guest room has served as an office and studio for some time and it wasn’t working. So this year I decided to make some major changes….
The room was pretty as long as I wasn’t in the middle of a project or really busy on the computer. The bed and chair were always piled up.
I called in my decorator….


She hired a clerk of the works……(he spent most of his time gawking at her!)

So, I got rid of the double bed for a start and bought a Murphy Bed. Then a new desk was acquired and then a comfy chair. But my favorite is the project table that I got on sale from Pottery Barn. I can still sew back in the corner but my embroidery machines sits happily on the table. Let me show you some new pictures.
On the ottoman is stuff to go through and deal with – I just wanted to give you a sense of the room because I do work in it and although I like things pristine, my creativity spawns clutter!
On the project table I have my Cricut and my embroidery machine. If I were embroidering, there would be several trays of thread. So in this picture, the table looks quite good.

I love the desk. It is very functional but allows me to display some favorite family pieces.
I usually have iTunes playing from the Mac. Right now I am playing Andrea Bocelli.

To my left is the sewing area. The design wall holds my latest effort. I need to get that finished.

Over the weekend, I really tried to put a push on some more organized pictures. So I pretended I needed the guest room for company! I cleaned off the project table except for the embroidery machine and fluffed the pillows and voila! Behind these shelves…..
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Ribbons calling my name..
L1020398 Some of the workers.
The name of this rose is studio.
So a vase on the way into the room.
L1020547 A favorite little pillow hangs on the door.
I hope you enjoyed this transformation. Now I have a hundred things I want to make and the room will probably never look the same again!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mosaic Monday Reruns

I am joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. I have been trying to organize my pictures and I found a folder of mosaics that I thought I had lost. So as I get ready to start posting for spring and Easter, I decided to repost some of them before there are new flowers and new mosaics.

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fenton mosaic 1

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Be sure to visit Mary and see all the wonderful mosaics.


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