Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Where in the WORLD...

...am I? I've been getting that question lately. I sometimes wonder myself. With everything else going on in this journey called life, my computer has decided to act up. I was just getting ready to make my purchase of my new camera when my screen on my laptop went dark. So now, my computer must come before the new camera. The a/c just went out on our suburban (I don't understand why a/c doesn't last more than 180K miles anymore!) and it is HOT in Texas. So now the a/c must come before my computer. I'm talking priorities, people! My car has over 200K and its a/c is still working, and I have GLOBAL positioning, so I am counting my blessings!

Anyway, MOST of my inventory has been moved from a shop (thanks to my wonderful hubby who has been handling that end in addition to his regular job of 60+ hours per week) and I am handling the receiving end. And there are a LOT OF MILES in between. I must tell you there is a whirlwind of activity at my house with all the moving going on. And while my blogging may be taking a back seat for a short while, I can still get email and I can still (on a limited basis) access all of your wonderful blogs! I do have a lot to say and will be doing so. More to come...

P.S. Later I think I'll take my hubby on a cruise to thank him. Probably won't be AROUND THE WORLD, could be around the harbor. Heck, could even be around the lake, but a/c is a must.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Markings Memorialized Mosaic

You know how we are always trying to organize our memories? Photos, children's art, greeting cards, vacation mementos....the list goes on and on. Well, being a long-time collector of antique dishes, I've had to lighten the load, shall we say. I still love them and I'll guarantee you I will LOOK at them in an antique store. I still have some and I do like to decorate with them. Tastes do change and I like different ones now. But a while back, I made a mosaic of broken dishes. (I did not break mine--what I used was already broken). I liked the idea of placing some of the pieces backwards that showed the china markings. That way, maybe I can always REMEMBER some of my collections. Also, for my taste, I liked using monochromatic colors of white and beige instead of using all bright colors.

Of course, it is a little hard to eat soup on it.

Before I FORGET it, I want to link with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday and then go for a look there...so much beauty, so little time!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

They Paint Horses, Don't They?

I don't know about you, but I just looooove the big ole' primitive white or whitish painted horses used in design! The patina of the chippy paint, the size ( I like using bigger pieces now rather than a lot of small ones) and just the nobility of a horse draw me to them.

I know I have seen some fabulous ones on some of your blogs, but I didn't keep the links. I can't even imagine the cost of one that is a true antique, but I love this reproduction from Restoration Hardware

and this one from Wisteria

but of course, they are still too pricey for me. So I did what I always do to scratch the itch of wanting a pricey piece-I found a cheap one and painted it.

It's about 12" tall, not quite as big as I would like, but it was cheap and solid wood. So after layer, and layer, and layer and layer of paint.....

I think it will do.....for now.

Now I am going to gallop on over to Kathleen's Faded Charm for a wonderful weekly perusal of White Wednesday posts.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chandies Here, There, Everywhere

I know many of you love chandeliers too. They just look good about anywhere, don't they? I had to hang this one in a dark little powder room. It isn't old, but it's not too small and was only $25. I only added a few little things to it and it does add a nice little glow with candle bulbs. Now I know this is not unusual to add a chandy to a powder room, but tell me, where is the most unusual place you have hung one?

I think it is romantic, so I would like to link with My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. I'll bet there are all kinds of wonderful romantic ideas for the weekend just waiting for us there! Thanks for hosting, Cindy!