Where is the faith baby?????

Cutting right to the chase today...no small talk.

Got one of those panicked text's this morning about that FP mantel and surround going in over at my clients house....."Yikes....I don't know.....not sure......please come see...before we proceed"

Now as a designer, you kind of get just a little sick when you get one of those.  Maybe a little "baby vomit" in your mouth, because you told them it would be spectacular.....you jumped up and down and sold it to them like Adam was selling that apple to EVE.

Oh my gosh....cancel all appointments.....clear schedule  Go now.

Breath.  Simmer.  It's all good.  Trust your instincts.  It is going to be great.....keep repeating all of this over and over again.

Proceed to planned appointment.

Look what I would have missed.

The closet.  And these.

in person...in the flesh.

Whoa mamasita.....

I got so excited over the closet and the shoes....it was like I was 10 again and got a new Barbie outfit.
Could you die?????

Rows and rows of gorgeousness...I wanted to play dress up.

I am sure she would have thought they just released me for the day if I had asked her to leave the room so I could fondle.

Asking to take the pictures was probably a tiny stretch but I could not help myself.

I wanted to line them up like little soldiers.  Mommy.....

OK...back to the "design crisis"

I pulled up....she met me at the door...... we rounded the corner and I sighed. 

 Whew, it looked great. 

But...in her defense the wall color was not helping, nor the color of the brick....not to mention the orange floors....all to be changed.  But I loved it.  And besides, I have the vision.... said like Earnest Angley out loud doing a healing.



The mantel is up.  They are making the corbels.....and yes, the brick is pink.


BAM...take that hoola hoop!

I am so proud of myself.  Goal was..... 3 post this week.  Did it.  Clothes have been in the washing machine since yesterday....more in the dryer looking like crumbled newspaper I am sure.  No food in the fridge.  House looks like a tornado ripped through the place.

But hey I am talking priorities here.

Have a smoking weekend.

Sheriky  Freaky



43 comments

Becca said...

Haha! Love your post Sherry! You're so funny!
Becca
PS. throw a little white vinegar in the washer when you run it to rewash those clothes and they'll smell fine- no mildew. Take it from me, a chronic-leave-clothes-in-&-forget'em-er

Deserae said...

OMG! I love that mantle....if they change their mind you can always send it to me!!! LOL
Oh, are we suppose to keep up on the laundry and keep food in the house? Oops...no one told me ;o)
~Des

C J said...

WOW And Whoa! Awesome shoes. Awesome mantel. You should sign your next post She-awesome!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, my gosh my gut is hurting from laughing. Great mantel. Not sure about the shoes. I would fall off of them!

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

You just described my house. And lots of my days ( except for the joy of those shoes). You're so right! It's going to be fabulous!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I totally know that "baby vomit" feeling too! When clients call and they don't see the vision like we do, they panic. But that is why they pay us! Good job Sherry! You know what you are doing and you follow through with that vision! That is a really fun house. It is going to look amazing!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Ha! I am soooo glad to hear I am not the only one. You left me hanging...I am now wanting to see more to that mantel!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

Oh yeah! That fireplace mantel has me all fired up...I forgot about the shoes. My feelings are mutual, I could cry to see em in person because they are too cute!

Renae Moore said...

LOVE the mantle....but truthfully....WHO wears those kind of shoes and WHERE does one go around here to wear them? Geez...I need to get out more!
xo

NanaDiana said...

Ah...All is well that ends well. It sounds like you tamed the rumbling of the homeowner AND got to see some pretty sexy shoes up close and personal. It was a good day! xo Diana

Emily A. Clark said...

Crisis averted! Good job :) This is going to be really good.

Abby said...

I would totally freak over those shoes too!! I can't believe you got to touch them...oh and the mantle is looking great too :)

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

You always have me laughing! Holy smokes, that is an incredible shoe collection! The mantle is fabulous and can't wait to see the entire thing done. So great, Sherry! My week sounds about like yours, without the shoes. I have piles of fabric and other samples all over the house for clients. Cleaning up the tornado this weekend! I'd be embarrassed if anyone stopped by unexpectedly!

The enchanted home said...

Sherika, I can always count on you to help close the day with a good laugh..thanks I needed it badly:) Mantle looking great, cannot wait to see more. Do like I have done, just press reset on the dryer and its like the first go around...ha, no one needs to know they have been in there for 48 hours!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Mantel ! Great Design ! I can just imagine how nice this home is going to be with her taste in Decorating if she has such wonderful taste in Shoes ! Her shoe collection is Fabulous ! I have no idea how she can possibly wear this size heel and go too far ?!?! I would have a pair of "soft fancy flats " in my Handbag with every outing !

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my, fabulous mantle and shoes!! What does she wear when you come over? I want to see the outfits that go with the shoes! Sneak a pic for us, you can do it! :)

Cindy said...

Smokin what girl?
You have the "vision" of the total picture in your head, and the client can't see it yet. It's gonna be so awesome when your done... and you know it! Cool! I love the wood already... You should see one of my paintings when i first start it, it looks like big smudges of mud smeared on a canvas... it even scares me!

Cindy

Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

I had a panic attack just reading about that phone call. Definitely been there done that. All I can say is you deserve a pair of new shoes.

Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

I had a panic attack just reading about that phone call. Definitely been there done that. All I can say is you deserve a pair of new shoes.

Joyce said...

Sherry, I'm easy (ummm... should have used a different word) you can have the shoes I want the mantle!!! Enjoy your weekend!! xo

Victoria said...

Congratulations, Sherry, on a vision realized. That mantel is going to be fabulous. As for the shoes, I just don't get them. Without the platforms, any one of them could be lovely. With them, it is a trend that will end, I hope, before too many women break an ankle.
All the best...Victoria

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I had a client who was never sure of ANYTHING! Luckily I was friends with her so I could make fun of her to ease the pain of having to constantly reassure her.

Just Spiff It said...

So far the mantle looks awesome - can not wait for the final photos!

Acquired Objects said...

I am so laughing you just brighten my day Sherry. Love the shoes and you're too cute. I'm loving the fireplace as well just tell her all in good time it'll come together.

Enjoy your weekend!
XX
Debra~

Linda in AZ * said...

*** I L*O*V*E to wake up, kiss hubby n' the dogs, grab a cuppa & come into the study to enjoy a GREAT, F*U*N*N*Y BLOG... and TODAY, YOU PROVIDED IT!!!

Thanks soooo much for the chuckles, kiddo~~~ a SUPER, WELL-WRITTEN POSTING this A.M.!!! ...

The FP is TOOOOO FAB for SURE.........now, a.b.o.u.t the shoes???? Wellllll, I've been known to "decorate" our closet, highlighting my FAVE SHOES & PURSES, yes..... but really, truly, ACTUALLY PUT O*N & W*E*A*R shoes like this??? Uh-uh, I dun think so!!!

HAPPY DAY!!!

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

donnajward said...

You crack me up every time I read one of your posts. I would have had to fondle and photograph the closet too. And WOW the shoes are to die for. And yes the mantle is great too.

Christy said...

I would do the same thing! I love shoes, and designer shoes are pretty amazing!!! I'm in love Christian Louboutin!!! Mantle looks amazing!

www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

michele said...

omg those are the sexiest shoes. keep that faith, mama. no guts no glory, ya?

love what you're doing over there & that i am not the only one with a house up for grabs. it's bad. it's real bad. which means i've been LIVING.

smiles.

michele

Holly said...

Whew, those are some shoes - fabulous. And a fabulous fireplace mantle in the works. Way to get to believe too!

Sharee said...

You crack me up! I love reading your blog so much! Keep it up please! Thanks! :)

laxsupermom said...

Wow! I'd love to spend a couple hours playing in her shoe closet! Drool!

That mantel is incredible! Looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

sherry, I hate when that happens. A panic call! Usually it is fine and it is just a client that is not sure of change, but it makes your heart stop...

Linda said...

Ditto the love and LAUGHS! Shoes and mantels - BOTH are very necessary architecture.
Cheers!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Oh I needed this today! You crack me up!

traci zeller designs said...

Ummmm just leave me in the closet! I mean, what size shoe does she wear? Forget the mantel; the shoes are all I need!!!!!! ;-)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Mantel love! And of course, shoe love! So glad your blog has priority over clean underwear! ; )

René said...

Sherry, you are talented on so many levels. Seriously, this is going to be great AND your crazy delivery is the best as always. Love!

Amanda said...

wow! wow! wow! to all of it- the shoes, the mantle-i die!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I love this post! Those shoes - and that mantle - shut up - I can't even handle it!

Sherri Cassara said...

Just re-washed a load myself that sat there too long - eesh. Another great post - thanks for the laughs. The shoes - wow! The mantle - amazing - can't wait to see it finished!

Andrea said...

Oh my -- love everything, especially the shoes!!! But didn't EVE sell the apple to Adam?

Morgan said...

That mantle is amazing - I'm glad they had a little faith!! Woah on the shoes - wow!

Kathysue said...

You always make me laugh!! Love where you are going with the mantel she will be glad she hired you when it is all done!! I just realized I have missed a bunch of your post, did not come in my email so I signed up again,Hopefully this will work. I wondered what you were up to these days. I can see, Plenty!!! Sorry I have missed these post, I am playing catch-up! xo Kathysue

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