Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Last Few Days of Summer Vacation

The kids go back to school next Monday.
Where did the time go?

I thought that I would reminisce on these last few days of summer...

...by posting photographs that remind of sweet summertime.

So long my sweet summer.

Until we meet again-next year.

Friday, August 13, 2010

On a Wing and a Prayer-Before and After

Weekends always get me thinking about projects.
So-in preparation for this weekend-I thought that
 I would post one of my (many) past weekend projects.

These are wing chairs that I purchased on Craigslist for $50
after I slipcovered them in velvet.

This a photograph of the same wing chairs before
I slipcovered them in velvet ;-)

Above is another view of my rendition.

And as a bonus...

I thought that I would throw in a photograph of what I affectionately call my
"thrift store vignette"
because all three of these items cost a mere $6 total!

I would love to hear about your weekend projects 
even see a few of your thrift store vignettes.

I hope your weekend is filled with love and laughter.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Classic and Timeless

When I was a college student in Boulder, Colorado...

I worked for -what was then- a primarily family owned company called 
Laura Ashley

It was located on the charming and slightly famous 
Pearl Street Mall 

I think that if that darling little shop were still there-
I would be too.

I do still hold onto a lot of Laura Ashley things (especially catalogs)
and I am always amazed by the timelessness of the designs.

Couldn't you just see these delicate and crisp floral fabrics (from a 1990 catalog)
adorning a modern master bedroom 
or covering a casual sectional?

I suppose this is the visual definition of 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

Today is a rainy day....

I can't think of a better to spend it 
then to look at some 
images of rainy days.

Can you?

Wishing you an inspiring rainy day...

Images came from the following websites: