Monday, November 24, 2008

I'm Still Here.....

Hi Friends! I can't believe it has been almost 3 weeks since I have blogged. So much has been going on and time has flown ! First of all, we gutted our kitchen about 3 weeks ago ...enough said! Things are going great and I can't wait to show you when it is all done. We don't have a big kitchen, but a cute and cozy one. Just our size! In the meantime, I got rid of the red in the dining room, painted it a soft grayish, blue-green and distressed,stained and sealed my dining room table and chairs. We LOVE the look! In an earlier blog, I had said I was not going to distress or stain the furniture, but I fell in love with a fabric for the chairs that needed the wood to be a little warmer and worn. I finished everything last night and didn't know if I could make it out of bed this morning. I felt and looked like I had been HIT by a train, but I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to have all of that behind me. It was a labor of love, but one I am so glad I did. I was going to post some pics but my camera battery was dead. Will post later! Hope all of my sweet blogger friends have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends!! Love you!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

It's About Time!

Saturday, I worked at the BEST little gift and antique store in Abilene! As the story goes, the husband of one of the owners told her "It was about time to get all of her junk out of the garage!"...thus was born(in the mid 1990's) a wonderful little junk, antique, shabby chic gift store called "It's About Time". Abilene women have grown to love this place and the three lovely ladies that run it. It is a place of inspiration,warmth and pure bliss to the soul and spirit. I have been blessed to know these women and occasionally work for them when I am needed. Although the store was hopping with business yesterday, I was able to take a few pictures to share with my blogger friends. Their Christmas Open House is next Saturday, Nov. 8th, and it should be a really fun event!! Hope to see you there!!

Charming and elegant, pearl covered birdies! They have little clips attached so you can clip them anywhere! I have one on top of a birdcage in my dining room! Wouldn't they be cute clipped all over a shabby chandelier?!?

A beautiful fall table set for a feast!

I love the turquoise shutter!

The little room that is painted black and accessorized with silver and white is so classy!

My personal favorites! Aren't these the cutest little snowmen you have ever seen?

What a sweet Christmas Village !

I love the traditional red and green decorations that greet you when you walk in the door!