Hello My Friends,
It's been a while since I have updated. Not because I didn't want to or because I was too busy...well I am busy, but that isn't the reason! ;-)
I just haven't had much to update about. My days are absolutely filled with busyness, but it is nothing really exciting. It is the same thing day in and day out. I'm not complaining, just saying my day to day life isn't all that interesting, so I have nothing to update that would be of interest! :-)
The kitchen remodel has come to a standstill right now. Ed has been traveling a lot the last 3-4 weeks, and when he is home he has to catch up on the furniture orders he has, so it leaves no time for the kitchen work. I am starting to get depressed about it. It has been a long 2 1/2 years since we gutted the upstairs, and though we have made a lot of progress it still is NOT completed. I just want it done already. Living with the house tore up or half finished is so chaotic, and really does cause me to feel a little depressed. It is hard to explain, but I feel out of balance if that even makes sense.
Ed was home for a few days in between trips, and we had a beautiful Saturday afternoon a couple weeks back with temperatures in the 60's, so we took a little trip to Glendale. It is this quaint little town about 20-30 minutes from us, filled with antique shops and prim stores. We had a wonderful day together, and I did find the perfect antique corner cupboard for my dining room.
Ever since we finished the dining room there has been this one corner that has given me grief! Nothing I put in this corner looked good. No matter how I decorated it or what I moved into that corner looked good to me. Well I am happy to say that finally after a year of hating that corner, I am now thrilled whenever my eye wonders to that part of the dining room!
The cupboard originally had doors on the bottom section which have since been removed. I do want to see if we can come up with something to replace them. I may for now put a piece of fabric up to hide the bottom two shelves?
See the stack of antique coverlets? I have a few projects in mind for some of these pieces. I have used some of the pieces already.
I made this little school girl purse awhile back, and have a couple more cut out from the different coverlets. Just need to find the time to finish them up!
I used a red and white coverlet to make a couple pillows for the love seat in the kitchen, but I'm not sure yet about them. I love them, but not sure if I love them on the love seat! I can always put them downstairs in the family room. My furniture down there is a red and white check so they may look better. I am having a hard time finding pillows I love on this piece. I had some new lovers knot pillows on there, but thought I needed something that popped more? What to do!!
I have to share this item I got off ebay for Ed! Ed is a huge train buff. I mean huge. He has model trains, he has books, magazines, tapes and dvd's, posters, coffee mugs...well you get the picture. He is a big train enthusiast, and has been since he was a child
The problem with his love of trains is I don't share it!!!! ;-) Well that, and the fact that it does NOT go well with my decor. He has tried over the years to sneak some train items into my home decor, but I quickly move it to a well hidden, inconspicuous place. Hopefully someday he will be able to display and enjoy all his trains in his very own train room, but until then, being the loving and thoughtful wife that I am, I bought this item off ebay for him, and I am displaying it on the kitchen mantel!!!!
Isn't it wonderful!!!! I fell in love with it when I saw it. I wasn't even looking for it, just kinda stumbled across it, and the price was awesome! It is made from wood, and is over 100 years old. There is one wheel missing, but that doesn't take away from it at all. I would imagine it has been lovingly played with by many over the years, and now we get to care for it until it passes to the next care giver.
Okay, I admit it was just as much for me as it was for Ed. ;-) I never thought I would see the day that I would like a train, and actually display it in my home!
Well that's about it for now folks. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great evening.