Entries from July 2008

Remember way, way, way back….

July 30, 2008

Do you happen to remember this or this?  It was a full on dining room dilemma.  Well after much advice research, procrastination and sleepless nights (totally kidding, but doesn’t it sound dramatic?).  I made a decision…I chose this photo:

I love the light and I thought it would really brighten up our dining space.  I blew up the photo to a hefty 3′ by 4′ size, had it mounted and wrapped on gator board and tada!  It’s done and I pretty much adore it!  I have to give special thanks to Krissy, Charmaine, and Denise.  These ladies sent emails, offered up photos and specifics and were like my own little crack team of designers.  The rest of you deserve thanks too for simply commenting, graciously giving your opinions.  It is crazy how important the opinions of my blogging circle can be…Actually, not so “crazy.”  I constantly look to your blogs for ideas and inspiration because you are all so talented, creative and/or just plain have great taste. Muwah!!!!  I refuse to decorate without you!  

Well here is the result….it makes me happy and that is all that really matters.

~Here’s the scoop my friends:  I did nothing.  I sent my photo file via email here, I told them I wanted it to be 3 feet by 4 feet, mounted on gator board (1/2 inch), and wrapped around the edges (exactly what this gal told me to say).  Then I went and picked it up the next day (they were ridiculously quick and helpful!).  Finally I took it home and mounted it on the wall with Velcro (exactly what this gal told me to do).  Easy, easy…

Barn House masters Flea

July 29, 2008

I did it again, I said I wouldn’t, but I couldn’t stay away.  It was B’s birthday weekend, so I didn’t think I would have time to head out to one of my favorite country spots for the flea markets of all flea markets.  The decision was made on Thursday, but by Friday I had already changed my mind and knew that Mable and I would be heading out the next day.  In order to not earn the title of “bad mother” I made Mr. French and B come along.  Great decision!  B loved the animals and Mr. French loved the country.  Win, win, win!  

The Js outdid themselves and the dealers were above and beyond genius.  I purchased a couple trinkets, but mostly went for the snappage factor.  I love sharing them, so here is a sampling.  You can check out more on my flickr page.  I am glad I changed my mind….

This is one of the main reasons for the change of heart…one of dearest friends, Rebekah,(oh come on you know her…Little Byrd!)made her flea market debut.  I am so proud of her.  She was beaming all over place and her tent was a slice of sweetness.  

I heart Monday.

July 28, 2008

Hey all!!!  I heart, I heart, I heart!!!!  I apologize for my slacking in the post department…busy, busy.   After the 10th of August I will be back to my regular posting self!  Hope you enjoy this weeks picks.

I heart these earrings.

I heart this dress (which I could never wear).

I heart B’s beach toes.

I heart this stool.

I heart these blankets.

I heart this photograph.

I heart this “fiber art doily.”

Oh how I heart this chair.

I heart this lamp, which is no longer available.

I heart these canisters.

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I heart this top.

I heart these bowls.

I heart these and these.

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