Day one of 2013......

Location:  The Beach
Weather:  69 degrees [pretty nice]
Activity Level:  Pretty low :)

All in all.....things were good.

One more day of doing nothing.....and then it's back to Atlanta.  Oh yeah......and back to that dang Show House.

Every time somebody mentions it I want to stick my fingers in my ear and shout "la la la la la la".....not yet.....I don't want to think about it.  

In fact at Brunch today, with some of our friends who were helping to ring in the new year with us,  I said......."I have to leave.....  I have GOT to blog today."  "No I can't have a mimosa cause drunk blogging is not really what my readers want."

The time is 5:30 pm and the job of motivating myself has felt like Noah when he was building the Arc.  Add a completely ADD brain to that equation and "Houston....we got problems!"

Before I left.... I was playing around with this.

I was putting together a plan with this Thibaut wallpaper.  

Here is what I would do.  Put wainscoting [painted white] on the bottom and the wallpaper above.  The black and white on the  side chair seats.  Use the blue for upholstered end chairs, with the yellow fabric as pillows.  Then make window treatments from the scrim with the yellow tape down the leading edge.

I also started moving some furniture around .....just for grins.

Has anyone picked up the Country Living White issue [february]?  Oh is packed with a whole bunch of goodness.  I read an article about a former Pottery Barn exec who started an Eco-Friendly Boutique called Greenhouse Design Studio.  I am sure that you guys are scratching your head thinking "Sherry we already know that....where you been girl."  

News to me and there is some really cute stuff for sale.

Like these vintage pillow covers.

Vintage stools....

 These linens.

You might want to check it out if you didn't spend every last red penny on Christmas.....

With small interruptions I managed to finished this in a record 2 hours.

I am not looking forward to all of the organization post that will be coming my way.  I remember last year it made me feel so anxious.... that I was such a loser. is a powerful thing.

Can you believe the Holidays are over?



Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Love the floral fabric! Would you mind sharing a source? Please & Thank You! Sometimes we make things harder by avoiding them, but once we start we realize it really wasn't gonna be that bad. Happy New Year!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's great being retired! No pressures! Looking forward to that "Show House"!

A Perfect Gray said...

whoot. that black and white graphic fabric is KILLING me.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I would love to see one of your posts after a couple mimosas :) This one was the whole mental image of that gorgeous dining room.

Simply LKJ said...

Loving what you are putting together! Christmas decor is down, except our family room tree (our college freshie who is attending the Passion conference as I type, was begging me not to take it down before she leaves! UGH...I am ready for a clean slate, or at least a less clutter, pine free family room). And, I apparently have been hanging out with you under the same rock. Thanks for introducing me. However, I am sure hubby's wallet is cringing!! LOL
Happy New Year Girlfriend!!

An Urban Cottage said...

I didn't know about the Greenhouse Design Studio so you're not the only one. You also just reminded me that I haven't paid my CL subscription so I got cut off. So I'm totally out of the look.

Just like A Perfect Gray, I'm slayed by that black and white fabric.

Happy New Year, Mrs.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, I did get my copy and checked out that site. I may get a breadboard since the price is pretty good.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

I think it's adorable that you think we are too good for drunk blogging. Please don't turn down mimosas at the beach, pretty lady.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Happy new year Sherry! I thought the same thing about the most recent Country Living - fabulous! Thanks for the glimpses into your projects - I'm loving your grouping of framed prints - where do you get all of those great frames?? said...

Happy New Year, Sherry. Seriously, no mimosas? Impressive blogging. Why don't I know that Thibault paper? I MUST see it in person. Is it new? Every one of those fabrics with it is killer. Gorgeous look. You are off to a great 2013, that's obvious :)

Acquired Objects said...

Greenhouse Design Studio...nope not a clue so move over girlfriend I'm in that loser boat with ya! Hey may I please have that capital picture you have shown above? The husband collects them and it would be perfect in his group of pictures...thanks ever so much...;) You do good work in two hours flat can't wait to see your finished results.

Wishing you and yours a joyous, healthy and very Happy New Year!


Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Some of your readers might enjoy drunk blogging...just sayin.

Melissa W. said...

I stumbled upon your blog two nights ago and I spent FOUR hours reading your blog posts! It is rare that I find a blogger who has my exact taste. You are the closest I have ever found! I sure do wish you lived in Charleston! I am struggling with what to put above my twins' beds! Toddler beds. We plan on selling the house in June, so my "normal" large Ikea pic's will not happen. You have great style, taste, and personality!

Happy New Year!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

That is an awesome combo! I love the floral wall paper mixed with the geometric black and white pattern. I have to they though.. I know how you feel...Happy New Year!

Pat@BPM said...

Thank you Sherry. You truly are an inspiration. Absolutely love my visits here!

Happy New Year!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry...I loved this post. Real and fun....know how you feel on the organizing the home thing.....I feel the same way!

CarrieO said...

Can you please tell me the name of the Thibault wallpaper? I can't seem to find it on their website. I LOVE it and want to use it! Thank you!!!

Unknown said...

I don't have the issue yet -but my mom called me yesterday screaming my ear off about it ;)

You work magic with fabric - geesh - love how you just "play" with stuff and bam it's gorgeous!

Happy New Year!

debra @ 5th and state said...

drunken blogging could be interesting!

great combo around thibaut wallcovering, really great.

nope, greenhouse designs missed this gal too and a resounding YES to the holidays being over.....if only my christmas decorations were down

Kathysue said...

Love the black and white and the yellow bird fabric, trim perfection!! Today is take down day. I am dragging my feet to be honest!! Such a chore, no fun!!
Time to put my big girl panties on and get to work,
Happy Tuesday,

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

Oh Sherry, I would LOVe to read your drunk blogging.
Happy 2013 my Atlanta friend!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Shay-ray! Happy New Year, girl, you are off to a good start. I'm with you, I feel angst over organizational stuff too, cause I ain't there yet. I'm still looking at clutter around this place. Got to get busy!

Your showhouse is going to be stunning, with you and Lori working your magic. Hope to see you soon!!

Cindy said...

What a great shop... I haven't heard of them either! Love your latest ideas and seeing your ADD brilliance at work... and i'm crazy for the striped rug.


Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Gorgeous paper, Sherry - and I love the fabrics you're using with it! Happy New Year - let the games begin!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

So glad you're having a good time at the beach...been loving your IG shots!

Naz said...

Thank goodness there is someone else who feels the same way about all those organizing stories. I have the best of intentions but never seem to cross the finish line when it comes to starting off the new year.

Woodside Park said...

Happy New Year, Sherry! Are you home yet? Loved all your Instagram photos. Looked like you had a fabulous time. And I hope you'll take us on a tour of your neighbor's house again. You know....the neighbor who has it all :)

Karena said...

Sherry you always have lots of great projects going on! Love the color palate, wallpaper, and fabrics you've put together!

All the best in the New Year ahead!
Art by Karena

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

We still have holiday guests (step sons and girlfriends) and 7 of 8 of us have confirmed cases of the flu. Stop by my blog next week....can assure you there won't be organization going on! In fact, that Happy New Year post could be up for months! Seriously though, I love the wallpaper and your plan. I am a big fan of wainscoting and cannot wait to see your plan come to life. Enjoy the last days of rest!

La Dolfina said...

Hi Sherry,
So glad you are starting the year off with a vacay!
Smart girl you are!
Looking forward to all the fun projects you will be working on in 2013.
Don't spare us drunken blogging next time, coming from you it would be the best!!!!
Happy New Year

Bravehearted Beauty {formerly LLH Designs} said...

I'm with you on the organization posts...anxiety producing! I feel the same way about all the holiday decor/crafting posts. I have to watch where I click from November through January. Yours is safe! Whew! xo!

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