Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A little giveaway....just for fun!

Hope everyone had a swell Thanksgiving......I did.

Still have not gotten on the Christmas decor train yet but I am feeling like I could accomplish some today. 

 Maybe.

 Let's not get crazy!

I do have one heck of a little package for your winning pleasure.

Have a look.....

3 yards of Schumacher Nanjing in jade.  Yes...3 yards.  Let's break it down....

Pretty huh?
One yard of this vintage Schumacher fabric.  It is thick upholstery weight.  The picture is a little off...it is much brighter than it appears....

Small vintage glass and brass jar, chinoiserie  plate, and a nice gold vase.  You could put Christmas balls in it!!!

How about some marble paper from Anthro.  You could frame....of course.  Duh.....

Or wrap something...your choice.


The possibilities of it all....
Get some more and recover a sofa....

Mix it with some black and white....

Or mix with Betwixt in black and white [new colorway for fall]

You have plenty to cover some DR chairs.....and maybe paint your walls a dark gray.  Like this...



So...if you REALLY want it....it is yours, just leave me a comment and say "I'm in".....

So easy.......and follow Design Indulgence.

I have almost talked myself into keeping it.....but I would have to change so much in my house to make this work.  Like every stinking thing.  Just don't have the funds to start thinking that way.

Thanks for all the sweet comments on the Thanksgiving decor.  Yes...those birch logs are the bomb aren't they???  Wish I had gotten the big ones......oh well.  Someone wanted to know about those large candles...they came from Pottery Barn a few years ago.

I also did this and forgot to include it.  I am not a potpourri  person, but I opened 3 different bags and just picked out the good stuff....

Hope Tuesday is shaping up....26 days until Christmas......96 days until my birthday.  In case you were wondering.

Sha Ray





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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gray Saturday...

Which follows Black Friday.  I am only saying that because it is a very gray day here in the ATL.....but still dang hot like 67 degrees.  Every morning I get dressed and then by mid day I look like an older [older than me......heehaw!] woman who is having a really bad hot flash......sweating like crazy.

I am not complaining.....because I know in January when it is really cold [cold for us southerners like 30 degrees then I will be whining....]

Thanksgiving....here are a few shots of the table I did for Jan.  I know that table settings always look busy...am I in denial?  Maybe it was a little full....so what...who cares.....

We just kept layering and layering.

The flowers....white roses from Costco [bought on Monday...used for another party at a friends house on Tuesday night.....recycled on Thursday and they are still going strong for another party on Sunday night]  Gotta love that....
Place settings....

Colors were orange, brown, and cream.  With a splash of green....


Setting tables can be real fun.....especially if you have beautiful things to work with huh????

Here is what I came up with on the front porch.

Hot glued moss to clear glass plates to set on the birch logs....


Stuffed this with more greenery and large pinecones.

White pumpkin on an old stool....

That is all I got for you .....I have been sleepy today.  I really WANT to get out some Christmas decor....I am going to try.....really hard.  Swear.  Or I could go down on the couch....it is a tossup.

For those of you that wanted the info about the herringbone carpet:  It is by Langhorne Carpet Company.  Color:  814 natural/black.  Pattern:  21312.

I am getting it priced out right now....hope it isn't scary expensive :(

Continue enjoying your Holiday weekend.....Sheriky




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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A little before and after.....

First of all thank you for your concern on my recent screw up.  That was 24 hours of hell for real.

I couldn't think of anything else until I got it straightened out.  

I am sure you get my drift here.  She made her plans in AUGUST for a nice week at the beach.  She could not have been more understanding.  Whew.

Last Thursday I did a very small dining room makeover.  Actually just recovering the DR seats and addressing the table.

Let's start at the beginning.  Here is the before.


She already had a beautiful soft buttery yellow on the walls and some pretty silk drapes.  That is a good start

You might remember the redesign we did on her space.  You can see it here

After the redesign, we tweaked the DR and it looked like this...

A little organization...a new rug and changing out the pictures.

Here was the old rug....


We always knew that she wanted to change out the fabric on the DR chairs.

Here is the chair before

Chair after....


I used Betwixt.  It is textural and neutral with the black and white.
If you remember....here were my thoughts on this room

I planned on using the color in the host and hostess chair, but they were too short.  Dang...it is hard to find DR chairs that are 40-41 inches hight these days.

That is why I pulled the color into the pillows. Us "desecraters" have to be able to make concessions sometimes.....Pull a plan B.

I am so in love with the jars....I want some for ME...ME ME ME!

The only thing I bought on the dresser was that cute little Ikat bowl!!!  I just dug around her house to come up with a vignette.....

One for her....one for me :)

Fortunately she was having a party the day after...so my flowers were put to good use.  I love working with Kara.......she is SO trusting!  I think all of you will agree....that is the BEST kind of client!

 We will keep looking for the perfect chairs for that room......I know they are out there somewhere....

On another thought...I am working on a whole house renovation.

This is the old carpet that has been there while they were working.

Here are the two samples we are thinking about using....
I am in love with this herringbone.  Classic.  We are painting the railings SW: Iron Ore.  It is a very dark gray.

Here is another choice.
I love this one also.  The trellis is actually a gray. Which one do you favor?

Well..... the lovely holiday where we consume about 5000 calories is almost upon us.  I will not be cooking, but my job is to set the table.....I am good with that.

For those of you who left comments about our rental in Rosemary Beach can find the info here 
Now listen...Do not go to the site and start criticizing my decor or I will cute every last one of y'all.  This place was furnished when we bought it.  I have of course tried to get rid of all the palm trees,  monkeys and fish....but remember....it is a rental and as much as I want to put all white slipcovers on the furniture and make it to my liking.....it is just not possible.  The good part is that it is 200 steps to one of the most amazing beach ever........

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving....you can read my post from last year here......I am still thankful for all the same things!  What a lazy blogger I am :)

Sha Boom!









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Saturday, November 19, 2011

More Scott's and a big mess up...

I had big plans for posting yesterday.  Oh yes I did.  I had the curtain install at the bank and everything was going my way as they say when I got a phone call that sent me into a spiral.  Ok...it wasn't earth shattering but it messed with my day big time.

I know you have heard me talk about our  home near the beach.  {Rosemary Beach near the Panhandle].  Before you start thinking I am a gazillionaire cause I own a beach home...let me just say that I don't own it...the bank does and they LET us make payments on it every month!!!!  Awesome huh???   Anyway...long story short.

It is a rental.  I DOUBLE booked it for the week of Thanksgiving.  You say:"How the heck did you do that Sherry?"  HELL if I know.......but that is beside the point.  Fixing it NOW is the agenda.  You say: "How are you going to do that Sherry?"  Beats the crap out of me but I will put on my weak ass "thinking cap" [it is old and does not work very well anymore] and start working on it like ants building a mound.  

I'll keep you posted.

I realize that is not why you are here [I am sure you have your own problems] to hear me complain about my inability to manage my life!

Let us get on to Scott's part 2.

These beautiful ice buckets to go with those lovely bars I showed you!

I racked my brain on where to put this little number...since it was such a great deal.

Wouldn't this make a cute headboard...$50.00!

Crazy good retro hanging lamp.....

You crafty people...get going covering some old suitcases in burlap....

Yes...my fav color...I regret leaving this little bargain behind....

Another little crafty idea...glass candlesticks with jars glued on them......

I mighty pretty pillow.....

And 2 more great pillows.....

How about these...this was a new vendor and he had loads of good stuff!

See here....

These are cute pillows to me.


He sold these target practice sheets!  Just in case you need to practice shooting someone.
This is a strangely "light" pillow post.....there weren't many good ones left when I got there on Friday.

This one was right nice.....

****Update:  I managed to secure another unit and my renters were so nice about it!  Whew!  That will teach me to pay attention and slow down on the multitasking.....

Enjoy your weekend.....I am going to try to salvage mine....:)

Later

Sherika




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