Saturday, March 31, 2012

BLACK AND WHITE WINNER



You guys......I really wish I could send a little package full of black and white goodies to everyone......but the person who came up randomly was Camille from The Vintique Object.

She has a wonderful blog and is lucky enough to reside in San Francisco.......lucky girl!!!

I hope she can work some magic with her box of goodness......

Sorry it took me so long but last week was a tough one.  Very long story....to short.....one of my smoochie muffins is sick.  They thought cancer but it turned out to be a fungus called Aspergillus.  It is very rare.....and is often fatal.

Still waiting for the labs to return for the exact diagnosis, but the vet is pretty positive.

Can I just say how sad and bummed out I am?

So I am trying to stay positive and get on with life.....

How cute is she......

Anyway........back to decorating.  I need something to distract me.

My sister has decided that the best way to get over triple bypass surgery is to redecorate her house.

I could not agree more.  AND...the fact that it has been about 8 years since doing anything to these two rooms.

I am going to get out there for some before shots but here is a little plan we started with.

See that small houndstooth?  Recover sofa.  No skirt.  Nailheads.  Black and white Riad....curtains. Paint the whole room white..... 

She has bead board trim with a shelf so wouldn't the raffia look good above it?  Layered with black frames and such....

Then we saw this light fixture on Shades of Light....
Um...hello.....in brass or silver.  Want...Want....Want....

You guys better not go and order it so it goes out of stock.  I will kick some blogger butt people.

Remember, I am already mad at the world right now...:)

She quickly ripped up the pale green PLUSH carpet and had hardwoods installed before her husband could react.  I told her to just keep playing the "open heart surgery" card...

I believe she can get some good milage out of that one......

Hope you are not stuck in the laundry room all day.....how in God's name does that basket get so full.

And there is only 2 of us.

Sherry Berry.....my Dad's nickname for me :)




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46 comments:

gina said...

Hope your little fur baby feels better soon!
Congrats to Camillle...I really wanted to win this one and if she wasn't out in SF I might have to fight her for it! Maybe I'll get lucky next time.
Love all the ideas for your sister's room!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, positive thoughts for your baby. Hate to hear a pet is sick. Great ideas for your sister and I don't know how 2 people create so much laundry. I ask that every couple of days.

classic • casual • home said...

That is one cute pooch...sending best wishes.
Your design for your sister is beautiful and cheery and elegant and what else...fresh and colorful. Better buy that light fixture FAST.

Karena said...

Oh Sherry your little furry friend is so adorable and in my prayers!!
I love the color palette for your sister! Hope she is doing much better.

That Lighting I want it too!

I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Hey Sherry Berry... I am so sorry about your smoochie muffin. She is a cutie and I will be thinking of her. I look forward to seeing your sister's house! Oh and I look forward to seeing you soon, too!

- T. Diddy

The enchanted home said...

Hi Sharika...what a cute furry friend, he looks so sweet! Sorry to hear about whats going on and will say a special prayer. Congrats to your winner and adore the inspirations for your sister!

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your dog is so sick. I know how distressed you must be. I hope that the test for that fungus comes back negative! You are being such a good sister to help redecorate your sisters home. I know y'all will have fun doing that and she will appreciate your expertise. Looking forward to seeing it!

Kathysue said...

So glad to hear that your pup can get fixed, but sorry she is sick. I am dying over the fabrics and color choices, right up my ally. Can't wait to see what all you do, love your style and design aesthetics. Doing laundry in cold rainy California, Yes it is like a winter day here today. So staying in with the laundry! Kathysue

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

So sorry to hear about your little furry baby. Hope everything is ok. Your sister's room is going to be beautiful. Love what you have planned. All the best.

Carla Aston said...

So sad about your sweet puppy. Hoping for the best. Your sister deserves a beautiful new space full of pretty! Looks like you're on your way.

Linda said...

Such a good sign that your Heart Patient is feeling better - decorating!
Daddy's who rhyme nicknames - mine was Lin Gin. He may have been psychic or I enjoy Gin now because I am highly suggestive (sensitive to suggestion).
Cheers!

traci zeller designs said...

Yay for Camille - and your sister for her exciting project! Love what you are doing!!! (((hugs))) to you and I'm hoping and praying for your sweet fur baby!!

Joyce said...

Oh Sherry I will keep my fingers cross for your pup. Please keep us posted. A cutie indeed. xo

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry to hear about your pup, it is always hard when our furry companios are sick. I had a week like that myself. My dog has Cushings Disease and we have it under control with meds, but she continues to have problems that stem from that. This week it was pancreatitis.

I hope that your pup is better soon, and your sister too! I love your ideas for redoing the spaces.

Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

Sorry to hear about your pup, she's a cutie. I know how difficult it is to go through that - we dealt with cancer twice with our pup and are now recovering from a recent knee surgery in him. Oh the things you'll do for your pups! I'll be praying that all will turn out positive and happy for yours :)

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I am praying for your adorable fur baby. Sending good vibes your way. Love the direction you are going for your sister's home. Beautiful selections as always! xo

The Vintique Object said...

Wishing a speedy recovery for your sweetie pooch, Sherry. So glad it's not cancer and that it might be treatable?

Your design for your sister's place is awesome. Loving the blue and green, and of course the black and white -- my fave. I really can't believe my luck with the win! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have the best giveaways, Sherry!
Camille

Audrey said...

So sorry to hear about your fur baby. I would feel exactly the same. I've been reading your blog for sometime, and just love it!

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry about your sweet little muffin head... (sorry, i talk like that when it comes to dogs) look at her little tummy that needs to be rubbed... poor thing, i hope she can beat this weird thing she has!
and that is so crazy awesome that your sister is feeling good enough to use her surgery to manipulate her husband into decorating and new floors ...
when i read about her surgery i was shascared too!

cindy

PURA VIDA said...

Pup hope for sure! Intersting palette can't wait to see

michele said...

i am thinking of you and the pooch. can only imagine the grief.

smiles to you.

michele

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I am so sad to hear about your lovely little pooch. She is adorable. My old children were four-legged ones and I understand what you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep hugging each other. Helps you both.
Sam

Acquired Objects said...

I hope your baby is going to be ok and its nothing bad, she really is cute. I'm glad to hear your sister is doing so well too and good for you for helping her redecorate!

Enjoy your Sunday!
XX
Debra~

Christy said...

Saying a little prayer for your sweet furry child!! Hope you are holding up ok. Glad to hear your sister is doing well; still praying she will have a good recovery.

www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

Just Spiff It said...

Ahhh - I love your little pup - hope all is better real soon! I love that light fixture - it is awesome! You are safe I will not order one.
Good luck with your pup!

Beth said...

very sorry to hear about your furry friend. Hope she surprises you and the vet. As usual, the colors and patterns you picked are divine! Love to ya!

NanaDiana said...

Your poor baby. It is awful to have a sick pet-you just feel so helpless. I love the colors you have put together for your sister and that light shade is marvelous! LOVE it! xo Diana

Holly said...

Your pup is so adorable I hope everything turns out to be okay. And redecorating for your sister sounds like a fun project - she's either the easiest or toughest client you'll ever have right?

Erika [small shop] said...

Oh Sherry! I'm so sorry about your pup. What awful news. You have such a great spirit about everything going on in your life...and lucky for us. Those fabrics are yummy! That pendant is gorgeous!

Hope you have a better week. xo

Jessie said...

Your pup is so adorable. I am sorry to hear about her illness. I hope she gets well soon.

The fabrics you picked are fabulous, also loving that gorgeous pendant. I can't wait to see how the room turns out!

Have a good day!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

pam {simple details} said...

I'm so sorry, Sherry, I hope you get good news and she's your little miracle smoochie muffin! Looks like your sister's project is going to be fabulous!

My Interior Life said...

I'm so sorry about your baby - that is so stressful. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your smoochie. Okay, I have loved that light fixture for some time. I even took a photo of it with my phone from House & Home magazine so I could have it with me at all times. Of course, your sister's room will look sha-fabulous!

angela | the painted house said...

Oh, I'm so happy to hear that it isn't cancer, and I hope she has a quick recovery.

You are a good sister! Can't wait to see it all finished.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I'm so sad for your baby dog! I hope she still has some perkiness left. It is so sad when they just lay around! What a fantastic project to do with your sister. It will certainly help her to feel better soon! Have fun!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I am sending positive well wishes your way for your sweet baby. What an adorable photo of her.

Have so much fun decorating your sister's two rooms! Love the color story you have selected!

xox
Keep us posted, Sherry Berry!

Tracy F. said...

What a precious dog! I'll say a little prayer for y'all. Our pets are such special and important members of our families. Please keep us posted...

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Sherry, I hope the diagnosis is wrong and that your dog lives for years and years! Pets are such a special blessing. Will be praying!

SHCInsideOut@gmail.com said...

So sad to hear that about your little pup. Hopefully it will be something they can cure and she will be her old self soon. LOVE what you and your sister have cooked up! Also love that she is playing the heart surgery card so well - good for her :D
(My nickname was Sherri Berry when I was a kid too, haha). xo

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

Oh no! I hate to hear that about your baby. Stay as positive as you can! I love what you've got in mind for the room transformations! Cant wait to see!

lisaroyhandbags said...

oh poor pooch baby! Fingers crossed everything turns out ok. Loving your plan for the room so far :)

Amanda said...

im so sorry to hear about your doggie! We just went through a bunch of blood test & crazy vet bills on our Westie. turns out she likes eating old-nasty-stale meat and got salmonella poisoning.

And I totally just got chills seeing your fabric inspirations- oh wow is that place gonna be gorge!!

Erin said...

I'm sorry about your dog. She is adorable!
I love the colors for your sister's room.

Vickie H. said...

Saying prayers for the healing of your precious pup, Muffin!!! So difficult
when our fur babies are under the weather!

Love the fabric inspirations!!

God bless!

René said...

I am so sorry about your dog Sherry. I saw something on facebook and wanted to pretend like it wasn't happening. I know how much you love your puppies.

LOVE the light. I'm ordering 15 of them so there! Congrats to Camille, love her!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am so sorry about your fur baby Sherry....our pets are like our children and I know how you must be feeling. Sending POSITIVE THOUGHTS and well wishes your way.

Loving the inspiration for your sister's redo...

Lou Cinda

Janna McCalley said...

Make sure you show us the end results(please!)! Loving the scheme you've got planned!