Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wall Wednesday

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to What's On Your Wall Wednesday.
Our hostess is Barb at Grits and Glamour.
Pay her a visit for a full list of event participants.
Thank you for hosting Barb!
One thing I noticed after looking at our walls
was that I could divide everything into four styles.
Mirrors, iron, wood and tuscan art.
It seems I have many items on my walls.
This wall grill is directly above when you walk in.
The scroll wall art in a deep brown is from QVC.
The tuscan style cafe' print is in our dinette area.
I found the topper above it just recently on Ebay.
The tuscan print is on a wood carved shelf.
It came from Kohl's. I love that it looks really old.
This wood mirror came from Target and hangs in our entry.
The gold mirror is from Kirklands.
The plate racks hold more tuscan style artwork.
All from Kirklands.
Our wedding and a Marine Corps Ball photos.
I also have a fairly large collection of initial items.
A few made it on to the walls.
The black and gold M print is from Ballards.
More tuscan style abstract artwork.
The large print is from Kirklands and three
dimensional ivory art is from BB& Beyond.
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Boys

Hello Everyone!
I would like to share my boys Bear and Teddy with you.
They were shih tzus and they were very sweet boys.
The five year date of their passing is approaching soon.
They were such good dogs and loved each other too.
I had them their entire lives together and when
Bear died Teddy went rapidly down hill as well.
He knew his buddy was gone. It was sad.
I love you and miss you both every day.
Here are Bear and Teddy.
We have not added another dog to our family as of yet.
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pink Saturday

Hello Everyone!
This is my first time joining in with pink Saturday.
Visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for more.
I must admit I have almost no pink.
I had to think really hard.
Then I remembered the angel I received as a gift years ago.
It's called Light in the Distance and she is a roman angel.
She was made to support the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The proceeds all went to this great cause.
Many of us have been touched by cancer in some way.
I thought I would share her with all of you.
She is holding the torch up in the air to light the way.
The word seraphim by wikipedia definition
is the highest order of angels with 3 sets of wings.
The word literally translates to mean fiery ones.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner just named their new
baby daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth. Isn't that pretty?
I did find my perfumed pink candle as well.
The last edition of this particular angel was made in 1999.
I feel lucky to have one. Do any of you have a Roman Angel?
I know many people collect them.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tons of Tables Tour

Hello Everyone!
I am starting to have quite a collection of tables.
Join me for a tour.
This is a console table that I use in our entrance.
I ordered this one from JCPenney online.
This is a lift style my husband picked out.
It's from Ashley.

This is a little bronze based glass top mini table.

The bombe chests are my favorite pieces of furniture.
They have been great for storage as well as decorative.
The one on the left came from Sam's Club. These are little accent tables for our formal living room. Here is the latest find for our master bedroom.
Have a wonderful week!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sage, Gold & Buttermilk

Hello Everyone!
Today is Tablescape Tuesday hosted
by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
Visit her blog for a full list of participants.
After the holidays were over I was craving
a soothing palette after all the bright colors.
I went with a soft sage and gold.
Are you wondering why I used buttermillk in my title?
I have included a pie recipe. Click any photo for more details.
This is our dinette in our kitchen.
I found a tablecloth in a damask at BB& Beyond.
It's spill resistant. That should come in handy.

I used one of my sets of everyday dishes by Pfaltzgraff.

The glasses are a pastel color with a striped design.

The placemats are from Ross.
The napkins and beaded rings are from BB& Beyond.

Look at the rooster tea holder. How cute is that?
I found him at the Cracker Barrel gift shop.
I used some sugared fruit and a Colonial candle. We made buttermilk pie on Sunday and it is delish.
You will love this recipe!
Um... Does anyone see a white mouse?
It's Chestnut's new toy and it's in the photo.
Here's a photo of the recipe card. I hope everyone is having a lovely 09' so far.
I'm off to enjoy a piece of pie and cup of coffee.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to 2009!
Ours was spent packing up decor' and organizing it.
I bought new storage bins and had fun with that.
I am an organizing fanatic. Love it!
Of course my big guy Chestnut decided to help me.
Today marks two official months of blogging.
I want to say a special thank you to everyone!
You have all been kind and supportive.
I starting blogging not sure what to expect or blog
about really and I really do enjoy it very much.
Here's to a wonderful 2009! Cheers!
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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a USMC wife married to a wonderful man for fifteen years. He's a CH-53E pilot and has done three fleet tours overseas. I am very proud of him and his hard work. For many years I worked in retail jewelry sales and finally decided it was time to stop and enjoy my decorating passion. We share our home with our cat Chestnut, Lloyd the cockatiel and a betta fish. I appreciate all of your comments and try to respond to as many as I can. Join me! I would be happy for you to follow along.


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