A Peek at Louis

****** 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?”

She: “Actually…..yes.”

He: “Just looks to me like you forgot to take the strings off.”

She: “Sigh”……

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) :)

A glimpse at some new lighting, found at a scratch and dent price.  I am still looking for some vintage faux chandelier/s to hang from the ceiling beams.  And I am sure I will find them, .... when I am not looking for them.  :)

 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

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Connie said...

LOL LOL....that sounds SOOOO like the hubs in this house, sweetpea! Just exactly something he'd say IF he ever NOTICED anything different. Sighin' with ya.....

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

YAYYYYYYYYY you are back !!! I've kept checking. Ohhh I think I'ma gonna love your re-do (though you know I loved it as is)

NanaDiana said...

You should know by now that guys just "don't get it"! lol I love those old suitcases..and love the stickers that are still attached. Sorry about the internet...that is always a pain. I wondered where you were but figured you were busy.

I can't wait to see your new sofas! xo Diana

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

This chair is fabulous!


Anne said...

Love those suitcases.I can't wait to see your progress on that chair.Thanks for visiting white lace cottage.I am your new follower :-)

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Nope. The men folk just don't get it, do the?

I'm new here but excited to see more!


Anne said...

ooh la la..that louis is quite the specimen! just gorgeous with tremendous potential! your vision sounds just right to me!

thanks for dropping by to say hi and comment on my chair...i went through so many bandaids! ;) but so worth it!

all the best!

Beach House Living said...

The chair is lovely and you are brave tackle it. I hear you on the computer mine just gave the dreaded black screen and is on it's way to where beloved computers go.

Blondie's Journal said...

I couldn't imagine reupholstering something...I would be tearing my hair out!! It is going to look pretty though.

I'm looking forward to seeing your redone living room! Doesn't furniture take FOREVER to come?!!!


Sandi McBride said...

ohoh, it wasn't me did that to your chair Miss Lynn...my claws are sharp, but I get the tap when I try to do anything like that. I like the strings, just leave them on, ok?
visiting from my very own blog

Unknown said...

I just love what you are doing with all your neat "Frenchy" decor...very awesome :) I'm excited to see how your chair turns out!

I wanted to let you know that I'm hosting a month-long Giveaway Jubilee beginning March 1st. I know you've hosted giveaways before and thought you might be interested. You can participate as a giver, a (hopefully) winner, or both! Just click on the button at the top right of my sidebar that says "Giveaway Jubilee" for more info.

Have a great night!


Sarah said...

I'm really liking that chair! ;-)
Glad you are back up on the web. I was out treasure hunting today, but didn't find much. LOL ~ Sarah

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yep. I think that twine looks cool!! LOL how well HE knows you! Louis is quite a looker....Can't wait! Glad you are up and running, Wow that was a long time to be out!!


Sueann said...

That chair is going to be fabulous!! And the rugs are great!
Can't wait to see it all together.

Kathy said...

I live in the country and internet connection can be tricky! Sometimes we park in the library's lot to get connected! We're told we have the best DSL for our area. It is like a slow running faucet! So understand - so glad your back and just love this post - I hope you're able to redo the chairs - they're amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday!
Hope you have a great week,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You know you can click on one of the photos and get them larger and in a slide show?
Oh yes her house is beautiful ... but so is yours...and you have a number of very special features as well. (())

1CardCreator said...

Fascinating pieces. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #21)

Aledia said...

I hate having CP problems :( hope yours are fixed soon!

I just love your old suitcases and I'm excited to see your makeover!

I'm now following you on Linky :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Warm Heart Bears said...

Love these vintage finds and especially the tapestry on the chair. Visiting from The Patchwork Ark and Warm Heart Bears via Pink Saturday.

Unknown said...

That chair is going to look fab! Dont give up! My furniture journey started off with upholstering chairs and teaching myself, I wanted to rip my hair out at times! But when your finished, to know that YOU did that....is such an aweIsome feeling! I also love the suitcases! So glad I found your blog! Following on linky and on google!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Lynn Sweetie...
OMG I am so LOL. I have been there, done this one. It is so, so frustrating. We just do not realize how much we take our blogs for granted until we are not able to blog on them. Ouch...

Love your treasures. Your chair is going to be exquisite. I can't wait to see the finished product. Enjoy your new sofas as well. I know they must be gorgeous. You have such an eye for decor my friend.

Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Been there done that! Whole time speaking as curtious as possible, while screaming in my head. Many words I might add, I am saddened to say, should not have been in there. Oh well what's a gal to do? Keep laughing and hope it passes quickly, Glad your back



Chubskulit Rose said...

Another fabulous pink I've seen. Love it!

The Pianist in Pink, have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Your PINK is very pretty!
thanks for sharing...and HAppy PINk SatURday!

ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, I am so glad you got internet back! I love the suitcases and the chair will be beautiful when finished. Thanks for joining my party this week.
xo, Sherry

Susan Freeman said...

Love the French chair! My Mom and I are making skirted slipcovers for two French chairs and nearly teared our hair out trying to get the openings for the legs just right. We made it though, so keep trying and don't give up just yet.

Susan and Bentley

thistlewoodfarm said...

Just for the record....I really like the strings! I can't wait to see your chair when it is finished! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.


Honey at 2805 said...

Adore your suitcases and the chair! Happy to hear you are "connected" again! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Babs said...

Giggle, I had to laugh at the conversation about the tags. So funny and I've had similar conversations.

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