Friday, December 31, 2010

Bedroom in Progress...

Aqua silk draperies, candle sconces and mirror...
These are in place, but a paint job is coming.
 Here is a sneak peek at our lovely new bedding.
 A washed-out pink ruffly coverlet at the bottom of the bed
layered over a white Raymond Waites embroidered duvet cover.
A sheer white ruffled toss pillow
Some blue Ralph Lauren floral sheets 
and some Martha Stewart rugs to keep our toes warm.
A few yards of that Rachel Ashwell floral fabric I found on  Ebay
will make up nicely into a cozy window seat
 hubs is going to build in the dormer.
See that fabulous floral in my inspiration room?
All of the pinks and blues and creamy whites are so pretty.
So, while I figure out how I want to put this all together,
peruse the paint charts and paint the room, do a little sewing,
 hang up a picture or two...
I highly recommend you run out and get Barbra Streisands's new book.
~My Passion for Design~
It is the best book I have read in years.
She's given me plenty of ideas for this room and the rest of my house.
Thanks Babs!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pink New Years





It's almost New Years..
Time for celebration...
 a toast to the coming year and all of it's possibilities...
Have you started your list of what you want to get done?
After I put away my Christmas stuff....
I might borrow this RL dress from Gwyneth...



Or just slip on my comfy moccasins...
and start making some house plans, you know,
things you want to change around the house....
you all know I am making my bedroom over,
and it includes keeping the dark wood furniture....dark!
and some florals, but not this many...
and not quite as pink, but I still gotta have some pink...
and once spring comes I will be working on my garden plans....
so those are some of the things that I will be doing in the coming new year.

I'll be thinking big!
Won't you join me in the fun?

Source: Google Images


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Wrap Up



Me and my Mr.Wonderful on Christmas Eve.
He had to work the late shift and protect our city.
We always have a family celebration the night before Christmas.
I had a lovely pianist come and play on our new baby grand
that a girlfriend gave us this summer.
It was a special treat to hear her play Carol of the Bells, my favorite.
My sons and their pretty girlfriends were here.
My sister Ellen and her hubby 
and even my ex hubs joined the party.
Dillon and Tobey were sure to be part of the group.
I have never shown this room on my blog,
it is the man cave~decorated with a western theme.
Santa brought me this awesome book by Barbra Streisand.
~My Passion for Design~
I can't tell you how much I am enjoying this book, 
it is loaded with ideas that I plan to use.

My hubby bought me a new car for Christmas!! 
Wow! I love it!
So long to my mini-cooper and it's cramped quarters.
I can now carry 7 passengers and lots of thrift store finds.

My dad was released from the hospital yesterday!
That was a swell gift,
 a big thank you to 
my blogger family for your prayers.
The blizzard blew through town and
knocked over my little conservatory.
It will get a new location I think in the spring....
So thoughts turn to the New Year~
and all of my plans and projects I want to accomplish.
But not before thanking God for all of my gifts.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year
With health, love and happiness.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

The best part of my holiday was these 3 guys...
my handsome sons.
Merry Christmas 2010!

Friday, December 24, 2010

One Wish

My dad was admitted to the hospital last night.
I am praying he will be ok.
He was usually the one taking the pictures, 
so he isn't in a lot of them.
Thats me and my dad...and my 
big brother and a pal on a beach in Brazil.
 He is a well loved grandfather to my three sons
 and my sister's baby twins.
He did a great job being a terrific dad to his five kids.
He took us all around the world with him.
He let us pick out the biggest tree in the lot at Christmas,
and the biggest pumpkin on Halloween.
He made Easter Egg hunts for us.
He was the first one to pull out the holiday decorating boxes.
He made sure we had a life that was filled with fun and love.
He has a deep faith in God.
++++++++++++++
Will you include my dad in your prayers?



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Blessings

I have finally finished the tree...
I kept adding little touches,
like sheer pink ribbon and 
2 dozen hot pink vintage balls.
Some tree candles in gold glitter too.
The tree candles are a Scandanavian tradition.
Peeking through my window at night the room looks so inviting.
I have been playing around with the piano corner.
Its the hardest spot to decorate.
My winter frolic banner is hung...
I spotted that at my friend Nita's blog and she shared 
where she got it...bloggers are buddies!
I added a pink poinsettia over here, but it still needs more work.
A piano player is coming Christmas Eve to 
play carols for us! What a treat!
Pretty sheer pink ribbon with
vintage pink ball....I love pink.
Our house is the kind of house that needs a big red bow on
the front door wreath. 
Even I, the queen of pink, understand that!
So Merry Christmas to all of my blogger friends!
I count you in my blessings.

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