New Mirror and FOLK photos

Just a quick post today. I’m in another huge rush to get things done before trips I have to take and company arriving. 
I quickly took these photos with my phone so they’re not great.

Just wanted to show you the big mirror on top of the mantel. What do you think.

mantel 2

I’m still sure of the addition of the smaller mirror. The proportions seem odd.
Yes, I killed two of the little ferns in that wire basket!


Also, I keep forgetting to show you my photos that FOLK used in their recent issue!
It was pretty darn exciting to see my photos in a magazine!


They actually used 3 of them :)


You may be able to find this issue at a Barnes and Noble near you.
I think you’ll love it!

folk mag

What do you think of the mirror on the mantel? Too big? Too crowded?

Let me know.



My Latest Finds

I’ve picked up a few new things for my etsy shop. Some white ironstone pieces. 
I just need to get them photographed and then I will list them.

But yesterday I didn’t find much on my thrift store hunt. But then as I was about to leave I spied a mirror stashed behind some old lawn furniture. And well, it just had to come home with me. I got a military discount so it was an extra good deal.

mirror2 copy

It’s heavy as all get out. It’s an old dresser mirror. 
It has some lovely carved details and a gorgeous shape. 
The mirror is beveled with some etching along the top. 
There is some aging a bit along the edge but the center is pretty clear.

mirror copy

I don’t know what I’ll do with it. Keep it or sell it. Paint it or leave it as it. The wood is in great shape. 
I might take the wood braces off the back and stick it on the mantel. But is it too big?

mantel copy

It’s a lot bigger then the ones up there now. I should have measured and marked the wall so you could see just how big it really is. I guess the only way to see is to try it. But I will need help getting it up there! 
I wish they had the dresser that went with it.

Oh and while I’m in the family room, let me show you my new sea grass rug!

rug2 copy

It’s a big change for me from my last rug.

old rug2 copy
(he looks annoyed with me)

I did love this rug. It was fun with the big floral print and the colors were great. I was just ready for a change. I love the way the sea grass just calmed the room. I got it from Overstock. They ship really fast and they occasionally have their rugs on sale. It is a big 9x12 so I waited for the sale. I really love the herringbone pattern.

rug copy

We are searching for a new chair to replace that old slip covered one that I didn’t even bother fluffing up before taking these shots. Nor did I pick up all the dog toys or papers lying around. 
So sorry.

And why yes, those are my kitchen cabinet doors on my dining room table. They are starting to go back on with new hinges and knobs. Do you think it’s easier to drill the holes for the new knobs after I rehang them?



Hey, Remember Me?

I have not fallen off the face of the earth!

It’s just been crazy busy around here. I’ve had interruptions in the kitchen painting so I feel bad that it is not done yet to show off. But soon! I do see the end, it is near.

There is still a lot of this around the house.


Cabinets and drawer fronts cover all the tables and are across boards between the chairs. We eat our dinner either on the couch or out on the patio. I’m actually liking eating outside! But I feel the frustration of some family members. Okay, maybe all the family members.

I’m also battling the evils in my garden.


Oh, it looks good from a distance. But I have powdery mildew on my squash leaves which is now spreading to my cucumbers. I’m trying not to use chemicals so I’m using diluted milk to battle it. 

I am losing said battle.


Also battling this little guy. They are cute but they are the devil. They have munched their way through my tomato leaves and are now working on my cucumber leaves. They are fast and furious. 
You can see my nice romaine lettuce in the background here. The romaine is finished already. 
I will replant more lettuce in the fall.

We also made the trip to Atlanta and proudly watched as #2 son graduated from GA Tech.

nathans grad2

I love this shot with all the kids on their cell phones trying to find their moms and dads!

nathans grad_edited-1

Yes my son, my newly graduated engineer, wore flip flops to his graduation. I guess he could have been that other kid with the black shoes and white shorty socks! 

We had lunch at a fabulous restaurant downtown called Baraonda. You must go if you’re in the area. They use really fresh ingredients.

One more graduation to go. #3 son graduates at the end of the month. Pray for good weather because his will be outside!

Don’t give up on me! I hope to get back to a normal schedule soon.
Hope all of you wonderful moms had a great Mothers Day!



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