Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An Update and An Award

First things first. I received this wonderful award {last week, yikes!} from a very sweet blogger Renee over at Cottage Lifestyle.

What the Award is About..."This Blog invests and believes the Proximity- nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming...these kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self- aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!"

What you have to do...Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

This award is being passed on to...
1. Lisa at Coastal Nest
2. Wendy at The Shabby Nest
3. Kasey at Lola B's
4. Miss A La Mode
5. From House to Home
6. Kathleen at Musings From A French Cottage
7. Joy over at Joys of Home
8. Hill Country House Girl

Whew. That was a lot of work, but I am so honored to have received the award.

Now onto an update with me and my paint and furniture. We had the foyer/living/dining rooms painted this last weekend {my bro-in-law is a painter} and I am now putting everything back in place. It is a carmely tan color with some gold undertones and surprise! my dining room is Svelte Sage... the color I found from The Nester. I really was tired of the red although it was beautiful and I was craving a gray green. We also moved in the new old table from my Dad and it is GRAND. Beautiful.

I actually stopped in a favorite local haunt today Room With A Past and happened upon 4 vintage creamy farmhouse chairs yet to be upholstered {oh yeah, we moved the old table into the family room so kids will be eating in there, which means I can have TOILE upholstered chairs in the formal dining room. Yay!} so I was able to get them all for the bargain price of $165 and was able to select a cream and brown toile as the upholstery. I think they will look really good, hope they're not *too* farmhousey for the sort of heavy antique table. Well, that's my favorite look anyways so I guess it will be fine. I pick them up Friday so I will share pics when I do. Thank you for all your hard analyzation and comments about those other chairs. I hope I made the right decision. I kept thinking: old table, old hutch, old chairs.

In other news, while in the shop I mentioned above, I found a treasure! This darling chubby little countertop dresser!!! I have been on the hunt for one since seeing Heather's at Present Past's kitchen remodel. How I longed for her little chest. I even thought of emailing her to ask where she got it. Now I have a very shabby, farmhouse inspired one all of my own! I am really excited about this, can't you tell???


Leigh said...


Kasey said...

thank you for the award sweet girl.
can't wait to see pics of what you have finished!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Thank you so much for the award! And I love your little hutch! So cute!!!! Can't wait to see your chairs!

Susie Harris said...

Oh I love this little dresser! Sweet~

Jill said...

Can't wait to see your dining room!

southerninspiration said...

fun little chest and the chairs sound perfect! Can't wait to see!!


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Totally deserve the award. Congratulations. I love the sound of your chairs and am dying to see them.

Joy said...

Congrats on the award and thank you so much for passing it along to me.
It's so kind of you!
After reading the rest of your post I'm feeling a little disappointed. I saw TWO cute little chests like this at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago and I talked myself out of them! Oh well, I can't have everything. Yours looks sooooo sweet on your counter!

Chrissy said...

Well what a nice comment you left me, just made my day!!! I am so glad you like my blog and can;t believe you remember me from good old RMS... hope to talk soon!! Take care, Chrissy!! P>S going to go look at your blog!!

Momovthree said...

Thank you so much for this award. It means so much to me! Certainly put a smile on my face this morning, I'll be sure to post about it and pass it along soon. Your blog is just wonderful. I'm going to spend some more time reading back on it.
Thanks again!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thanks so much for including me in your awards. I really appreciate it, especially since I am rather inconsistent in my posting. You have inspired me, though, so I will post and include 8 more and go from there!Love your blog!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Wow!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful award! It really means a lot to me and I appreciate you thinking of me. I will definitely pass it along to 8 others!

I love your countertop dresser. The color is perfect and way to go on the chairs. I'm so glad you found something that you like. Can't wait to see them with the table and the new paint on the walls!

Thanks again for the award - have a wonderful afternoon.


Mary Alice said...

This is the first blog I have ever really come back to, and can I just say you have the BEST taste....exactly what I love. I just spent an hour reading every entry and pouring over your pictures!!! I have a new hobby, thanks.

Jeanneoli said...

What a sweet find. I also wanted to let you know that I have a blog award waiting for seems like it is your busy week with awards.

Coastal Nest. said...

It means so much to be thought of!
Thanks so much!
I really appreciate it, I didnt really think anyone really reads my sometimes dreadfully boring posts :)

Your a sweetie pie~

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi there~

It's me again. Just stopping in to let you know that I have something for you at my blog. If you get a chance later, come on over!


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