Tuesday, September 30, 2014


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

What Kind of Chair is This?

I mentioned in my last post that we cleaned out my Mom's attic and house and held a yard sale. (Thank you for all the nice comments regarding my Mother, by the way -the sentiments were very much appreciated).

While digging, we found these chairs in her attic.....

The left one is a rocker. Oh, and just ignore the yard sale paraphernalia. "No" the "Advanced Aerobic" vinyl album did not sell. What kind of crazies came to this sale and didn't want an aerobics album to listen to? Geeez, and only one buck..

Back to the chairs...

They have wooden wing backs. I cannot tell when they were constructed or what type of chair they are. I just keep picturing them in a fishing camp or mountain lodge, somewhere. I googled and googled and discovered a chair called a Monterrey Winged Back Chair...

Close to the same style. 

The chairs also resemble a paddle arm chair...

And are similar in style to this chair...

My mom once owned some old, brick apartment buildings built in the 1920's and I am fairly certain these chairs were in the storage shed of that apartment complex. That does not mean the chairs are that old, however, it does mean she must have seen some value in them as they were never used in our home, yet she saved them, anyway. 

I think they are cute. I just need a nice cabin. Or a place in the mountains...

or the Adirondacks. They have a rustic look. That particular chair is a rocker. 

Here is the back design...

The wood used on the chair reminds me of a 1970's state park cabin. The style makes me think of something more grand. Like maybe in the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone....

Oh, my, do I need a vacation...

The chairs did not sell. (If the shoppers we encountered on Saturday weren't willing to see the value of a vinyl aerobics album, do your really think they noticed these incredible chairs?)

Please let me know what kind of chairs these are. Or perhaps the decade in which they were constructed.  Many thanks!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Staging the House

I spent this past week cleaning out my mom's attic, closets, cupboards, and drawers. No fun. We miss her, dearly. We had a successful yard sale and placed her home on the market to sell. Hopefully it will sell quickly. 

I clipped some of my Annabelle hydrangeas and placed them in her bathroom.

The realtors suggested adding a rug to her bathroom.

I found that one on Craigslist for $50 - just the right size with the right amount of green to compliment her bedroom. I checked to make sure the owners were non-smokers, too -just a helpful hint for 'ya.  (I also wanted to ask if they were part of ISIS, but took my 15 year old son with me for protection, instead of quizzing them on their beheading beliefs.)

A quick trip to Target provided this cute door mat .....

Much more up to date than the old one. 

And I bought these roses at TJMaxx ....

They are prettier in person.  I am not a fake flower buyer, therefore, you KNOW these roses must be attractive, if I purchased them!

The worst part of all of this is that I know my mom would have loved the updates.   
That's life.

Make it Pretty Monday Wow us WEdnesday gotta create

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Family versus Progress

Hope you had a nice weekend! We did. I wanted to get some painting done, but spent Saturday at the Georgia Tech game watching my daughter cheer....

And then Sunday was church and dinner with the in-laws.  Not a bad weekend and we need more time with family, but I certainly was not productive on the home front. 

I hope to finish up these little guys, today....

Have a great day!

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014


"Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits"
Psalm 103:2

Blessings come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.

One giant blessing I had this past week was the sale of these 9 paintings....

Just God sending a little affirmation regarding my art! How blessed I am.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done

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Monday, September 8, 2014


I have a Pinterest board entitled "Inspiration for my Art." I typically pin color combinations that I need to remember when I paint. This morning, I glanced through the board and saw these magnolias that I pinned a while back....

That picture was my inspiration for this..


Have a great day!

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Little Church in the Country

Little country church on a patchwork field.

On the mantle in my guest bedroom.

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