Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Costumes???

What's next?  Designer treats?

                          HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Before & After

I like a footed urn and use them all the time.  So when I saw this old friend in the barn, I grabbed him!

He used to live in the kitchen when roosters ruled...not so much these days.

A little black paint (honestly, I keep a mini roller in a  plastic pan of black paint, sealed in a plastic bag) just for  moments like this. 

A touch of gold (that's never far away) and, at the most, five minutes of work...VOILA!

On the cocktail table for now, but who knows where in the future.  A little black and a little gold in every room, I always say!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Leaves...

Even on this gray day, the leaves are quite pretty on Second Street.  The colors of fall, can't get enough of them!

Soon the trees will be bare, the ground covered in snow...time to batten down the hatches.  

Polar fleece vests, Uggs, and yes, even a scarf become indoor attire.  The best seat in the house is in the front room next to the gas stove, and bedtime gets earlier and earlier...ahhh winter!

Today, I'll enjoy the colors of fall, continue getting the front room ready for it's winter inhabitants, and oh yes, dust off my snowshoes.  The snowshoes I have never used.  The snowshoes that have been hanging in the barn for three years. The snowshoes that are going to make winter so much fun! Gee, I just can't wait for that first snow fall...clomp, clomp, clomp.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monaco Blue

Pantone's color of the year 2013, Monaco Blue.


Or fun...

It works!

Trust me, it will show up on everything, everywhere, from Target to Neiman's. Can't wait, I think it's great!

Any Monaco Blue in your future?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Goodwill, Dollar Tree, and Big Lots

An urn from Goodwill, Pumpkins from  Dollar Tree, and dish towels posing as napkins from Big Lots!

Right at home with my Wedgwood Medici china that will be twenty-nine years old next week!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kitchen Island

We all know how expensive custom kitchen cabinetry is, so I just had to share with you this photo of a piece of furniture turned into a kitchen island.  

This is a very high end kitchen, the stove alone cost in the neighborhood of $8,000.00. The fact that they used a former dining room buffet as an island is great in my book.  No electrical, no plumbing, just a slab of granite!

Definitely will keep this in mind and keep my eyes open for a piece that can be repurposed as successfully as this!