It is 3 :30 in the morning yet sleep eludes me. Pain in my hand that I have sprained and overuse of the other hand.Not one to sit idle I just came down stairs in barefeet and logged on and popped a cold sprite.Thought I would post past fall pics as I am not certain what I will be doing this year as far as decorating. My pain pill is starting to kick in so I will make another feeble attempt tp sleep. Hugs
Monday, August 22, 2011
My early 1800's basket and coverlet!!
OK, I admit to some sort of degree I am addicted to many things. My latest craze is antique coverlets. I am obsessed with them. Completely. So, last weekend I go to a sale (Estate sale) in Brentwood Tenn. I flipped when I pulled up in front and saw that it was an old Log cabin .1800's no doubt!!!Initially I try and remain calm as I drive past a ton of cars there already!! Walking in at a steady pace I roam the room with cool eyes looking for Primitives. There were several rooms to explore so I manage my way to the back room after snagging an Early 1800's basket. THEN!!! My AHA moment. There it was smack dab in the middle of the room. Large Antique Blue Coverlet $175/ Belonged to a museum!!!!!OH dear God I can not spend that kind of money right now. I literally could not breathe when I saw this coverlet. It took my breath away!!Ok remain calm. So, being the half way conservative that I am I decide that if it is till there tomorrow it will be 50% off. OK I will wait. If it's still there I will get it. If not it was not meant to be. Needless to say I had plans to go to KY that day and could not get my mind off that darn coverlet. My Husband says what is a coverlet anyway???? What?? This house has tons of them !!haha. So, Saturday arrives and Lloyd and I go out to breakfast and he goes with me. I am not that concerned. Dear God please let that coverlet be there. Amen. There was hardly anyone there as it was early so I make my way to the back and low and behold there it WAS!!!!!! OMG!!!!!I can not believe eyes!!I snapped it up praying it would be half off. After we finished shopping we walked up and I asked what is the absolute lowest price you will take? The two women standing there talking and one says I was going to bid on it as it is so beautiful and has been in a museum. Not impressed. HOW MUCH?Well, I have to have at least $90. SOLD!!!!!I dole out the money. Happy person. I could not believe I got it and I know this is one that will stay with this PRIM GIRL a very long long time.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Today I was just in the mood to do a little fall decoarting. Mind you this is all I have done. Not saying a lot!! With Lloyd home, nurses coming in and out and pharmaceutical companies it has changed my everyday life of rearranging!!LOL!! So here are a fewpics./I am going simple this year. I took the pewter off the mantle and put some of it in the mustard cabinet!!Hope to get geared up soon and get really into decorating!! Right now. Not enough time! Blessings, Candi
Sunday, August 7, 2011
There is a time in your life when you are put up on a pedestal and worshipped and adored. A time when YOU become a Nana or Boppa and suddenly become THE most important person. I am reminded of this as I share my life with Nick and Joe. Of course Lloyd and the cats adore me but to be adored by your grandchildren is something to really be admired! I remember when I was a little girl and THE ONE person I wanted to share my secrets, tell my stories and wipe my tears was my Grandmother!Now, I am the Grandmother!!Or in my case the Nana!!Yesterday Nick came over to spend the night and he had been shopping with his Mama for school supplies. He was SO PROUD of his backpack. It thrilled him that I went to the car to see it and it brought back a flood of memories of showing my things to Grandmother!!So funny how one thing triggers the next!!Just wanted to share this story as it was so sweet to me, Have a blessed day!!CANDI
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Ok so I am ready to decorate for fall. I did last year in August and I absolutely love my fall decor!!I am doing less this year, I am really decluttering and still have tons of stuff so will be listing fall things soon.It is very hard to decorate with Lloyd home. LOL/ I am not complaining but I am awfully busy these days. I know I have pushed the limits but things have to be done. My house is so in need of a good cleaning right now!Any takers??LOL nyway just wanted to post a few fall pics from last year. Have a blessed day!