Thursday, August 11, 2011

{great intentions...pour vous}


I can't believe it's already been seven months since my last "check-in". I have been meaning to post... I have... {great intentions}.

I miss blogging, I miss all of you, I miss expressing myself creatively. And I have finally come to grips with the fact that it's my blog and I can blog when I want... meaning if I can only blog once a month, so be it. No need to feel bad, I'm just going to do it when I have the time and the mood strikes. No pressure. ;-)

I have a bunch of projects I'm working on in the paint/decor/furniture refinishing categories, but also suddenly have a bunch of real-life real estate work and my little one is having hernia surgery in a couple of weeks {deep breath} so I am going to give you a smattering of pictures from my house... since it's been soooo long. Peeking into others homes is one of my favorite things to do on blogs, so here is a little peek around mi casa. I have changed so many things in the last couple of years... and I still don't really know how to apply textures so I fooled around in Photoscape {not Photoshop} and this is what i came up with. Forgive me that they are terrible and not nearly as good as so many bloggers... I am learning and obviously have a lot to learn.

Scenes from my bedroom... edited photo

...unedited. See?

My little $1 garage sale silver plate tray loaded with vintage bottles from antique stores, garage sales, my Grandmother's backyard, Michaels, you name it. And the little clocks {the one on the left I bought in NC at an antique fair/flea market when I was just a little girl and the one on the right was my Grandmother's and sat on her dresser} are set to my daughters birth times: 2:11 and 7:17, an idea I picked up somewhere along the way in blogland...

living room pillows... I am obsessed

A collection of sea-glass colored bottles on my dining room table... only one is old {the little one} the big one was a TJ Maxx clearance score, and the other one... well let's just say it might look like the kind Pottery Barn sells that are "found" but let's just say I "found" mine at Olive Garden, LOL, after finishing a large bottle of wine at dinner with my family one night. Suddenly I saw the bottle in a whole 'nother light and it "found" it's way into my large straw bag ;-) what can I say, I got my $ worth!

My favorite little display area in my living room...

Another of my favorite displays... this one in my entry hall on top of a bookcase. Many stories about the items here and hope to post about it soon.

"Pour Vous" the lamp I recently found at TJ Maxx... love!! {excuse me in my pajamas in the reflection!}

Hope you enjoyed the little peek around my house and thanks for sticking with me! I know I have some recent followers and you guys are the best because I know I have been very sporadic! Hope you're all doing well, enjoying your summer, and check back soon.



Ginnie@allie~millie designs said...

Oh my gosh! You make ME feel so much better about MY lack of blogging! The longer I go without a post, the more of a loser I feel and then it's even longer before I post...vicious cycle! Thank you for giving me resolution that I can blog on MY blog anytime I want or am able to!


Thanks for your comment on my blog which led me the glimpses of your bedroom...that silver tray with all of the bottles is so pretty!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Beautiful photos!! Love that lamp. Your pillows are gorgeous. I'm obsessed with pillows too - haha! Have a great weekend!!


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said... happy to get your note,I have missed you like crazy...your place looks amazing!!I do hope you get back to blogging!!! x0x0

Milla said...

These are beautiful projects. I love the bed with the vintage Paris pillow! Welcome back to the design world. I feel guilty if I don't have a post on my blog within a day or two lol.

Thanks for visiting the blog Kari.

Lissa said...

goodness girl! that vignette with the coral, sea fan thingy, etc. is AWESOME! and I have a ruffly clam shell like that! It's one of my TREASURES! and those hanging necklaces are beautiful too!