****** Last night I lost connection again and it's been sporadic since then. The technicians are on their way back out here AGAIN today (1/23)....I will do my best and look forward to visiting you all in between this aggravation....xoxo
Conversation from the other night.....
He: “Why are those strings (cool looking French farmhouse twine) still on the old suitcase handles?”
She: “Because I haven’t taken them off yet.”
He: “Oh… (long pause) …...but they have been there for about two weeks now…so you think they look chic or something….right?”
He: “Just looks to me like you forgot to take the strings off.”
The family room redo is coming along nicely. The sofas, ordered in early January, came in a month early…. A nice surprise! As I treasure hunt for you, my booth, and my website, I have also been looking for special treasures for me too. So here is a sneak peek at what I have found and am working on.
This French Louis XV style vintage arm chair, quite frankly, has been a bear to deal with and I may end up having it finished professionally. I think, in the long run, it may be less expensive to have Mr. Shrum re-holster it then put myself through the agony and defeat, but I am not quite ready to give it up yet. It will be painted a simple cream color and antiqued. I haven't quite decided on the new covering yet....something faded red and monogrammed....... I think. :) I found two of these babies...one for me and one for my booth.
Our family room is divided into two areas, so I need two rugs, one for the "staring at the fire in the fireplace" seating area and another for the television viewing area. I had a devil of a time finding exactly what I wanted but I did and you won't believe where I found them. (later). I think they will do a fine job of adding layering to the “new” softened room. (Did I tell you the new sofas are cream/white? Bobby G. wasn't too thrilled about that) :)
If you are redoing, fluffing, and restyling like me, don't forget that free stuff. I went out in the woods and picked these 6 foot branches, gave them a light spray of white paint and voila......some added height where I needed it
Love the tags that were left on these vintage suitcases.......don't you?
Big Bummer…..I have had no internet for the last two weeks. My ISP could not figure out the problem . It was fixed for exactly one day and then I lost it again. After two new modems, countless hours on the phone with someone overseas who was extremely polite but I could not understand, a house call from my computer guy, trips to the only wi-fi connection out here to check emails, and house calls from our provider, we are back up and running….hopefully for a awhile. On my wish list….an iPhone! My blog readers are the BEST..... so sweet and caring! Thank you so much for your concern as to where in the world I had disappeared to. I missed you. xoxo P.S. If you aren't following already, I would love for you too. :)
Joining these blogs and their fabulous parties this week. Go take a peek at all the inspiration and fun.
LaurieAnna's Farmhouse Friday, Potpourri Friday at 2805, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound,
Kathy at Delightsome Life,
and a new party has joined the blogging world, Joy of Savvy City Farmer is hosting Thriftn' on a Thursday