Sunday, November 08, 2009

Weekend Decorating

It's been the most beautiful weekend here in Roanoke. Patrick grilled both days and I did a little redecorating. Shopping at home is the best.

Saturday morning, he got up before I did so he made coffee and brought it to me in bed. So I went through some crafty books I had beside the bed. At the end of one book was this funky rooster print. I ripped it out carefully and put it in a frame and put it in the kitchen. I had been wanting something with roosters or chickens for over the sink and this just fit the bill...and it was FREE! (oops, I see my paint brushes are still sitting by the sink. I painted a little box for the bathroom..you'll see the little dolly sitting on it.)



What makes them funky? I don't know if you can see in the pic (maybe if you click on it?), but one rooster is zebra striped and the other has leopard spots. hehe



Combining my prim leanings with Patrick's Folk Art, I have this corner that I'm calling Funky Prim. lol I'm not so sure about that little pic in the corner. I took it from the bathroom and just stuck it there but I have a feeling it will come down in the morning.



This is my little project table in the kitchen. There are a few things sitting there that will become, hopefully, prim decorations. Well, and Patrick's shirt in the top tier that needs ironed. :)



This is the newest thing, just done this evening. I want to paint the rack black but in the meantime, it fills a space that was lacking. The stitchery is one of my new flour sack dishcloths that I stitched this summer. Tonight I coffee dyed it and it's still drying as you see it in the pic. I plan to paint those little stars black and fill them with yummy prim things.



This is the little table in the bathroom. I had to stand in the bathtub to take this. lol The little doll is one that Sherrie Nordgren threw in when Judie bought the sweetie up above for me. She had her in a really cute little purple Halloween dress. I carefully took it off of her for now so I can use her in a not-halloween setting. I covered her with a little crochet doily I made. It was fun walking around the apartment to see what I could make "prim." I'm pretty happy with it right now.



I brought the garden bench in. It just barely fits beside the toilet. The basket that's sitting on it holds our extra tp. I'm seriously considering tea or coffee dying that curtain and maybe the shower curtain which is equally white. The stitchery over the toilet is the one I used for my blog background.

There's a lot more I want to do to the bathroom but for now, I'm much happier with it than I was.

That's it for me this weekend. It was a great one. My son Mike's girlfriend drove in from college and visited with us and that was nice. As I said, Patrick grilled, so we had yummy food and it was so warm we've had the windows open.

What a nice November gift!

15 comments:

Rue said...

Glad you had such a nice weekend! I agree - shopping at home is fun and good for your pocketbook! Love the decorations!

Penny Paperworks said...

LOVE the rooster...thanks for a peek inside your groggy froggy world! BJ HUGS!

CHER said...

Oh wow, I am so happy you came to check out my blog. I am glad you left a comment so that I found your blog, too. Love seeing what others are up to that have the same tastes as I. Have a blessed day!!!

Jessie said...

Lovely funky chickens Lisa!xx

JoyceAnn said...

The funky chickens look great over the sink , that print is great. Love the prim look you've got going on.

~ Be Blessed ~

Libbie said...

Funny about the zebra & leopard roosters! How fun to have them to smile at!

gemma said...

Just stopping in to say "hi"....
Hope you are still enjoying lovely
days. Your home looks cozy and compfy.
:-)

Laura Hegfield said...

Hello my fellow blog travelers, inspirers, angels, artists, writers, gentle good HUMANS,

Yesterday I had this wonderful Idea! To create a special blog for American Thanksgiving with gratitude quotes from many people I know...some of you received the request below....My Blogging Co-ConSpiritor Deb Whaley asked me a great question-would I mind if she did the same thing on her blog? OMG...this was the best idea ever! So now I am asking all of you on my blog roll to consider joining in to make this a worldwide BLOGGING GRATITUDE EVENT...I LIKE THE IDEA OF MOBIUS...BECAUSE IT NEVER ENDS...LIKE LOVE...I LIKE THE IDEA OF QUILT BECAUSE IT'S A PATCHWORK OF COLORS AND WORDS STITCHED TOGETHER...AGAIN WITH LOVE... A BLANKET OF GRATITUDE TO WRAP AROUND THE WORLD!

I know that some of you are in other countries and do not celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday November 26 like in the US, but I figure every day is an opportunity to share our gratitude so why not just all do it on the same day?!!!

So below you can read the simple message I put out...my REQUEST TO YOU, IF YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO ACCEPT THIS LOFTY ASSIGNMENT, IS TO COLLECT A TON OF GRATITUDE QUOTES FROM YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, COLLEAGUES...AND THEN FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR BLOG BUDDIES...SO THIS WILL GROW AND GROW AND GROW INTO A WORLD WIDE EVENT.

I AM VERY SICK RIGHT NOW...THERE IS NOT A WHOLE LOT I CAN DO PHYSICALLY TO DO TIKKUN OLAM (REPAIR THE WORLD) BUT THIS IS ONE THING I CAN DO...PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS AND MAKE THIS THE MOST AMAZING BLOGGING EFFORT TO WAKE EVERYBODY UP TO THE BLESSINGS THAT ABOUND IN THEIR LIVES...IT IS TOO EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE DETAILS OF OUR LIVES ...WE NEED SOMETIMES TO BE REMINDED OF HOW WONDERFUL OUR LIVES TRULY ARE.

IF THIS FEELS TOO BIG, TOO OVERWHELMING ...FORGET ABOUT IT...THAT IS NOT MY INTENTION FOR ANYONE...BUT IF IT FEELS LIKE A GOOD HEALTHY CHOICE FOR YOU...THEN PLEASE JOIN ME IN THIS QUEST FOR MORE GRATITUDE, MORE JOY, MORE AWARENESS OF THE GOODNESS INFUSED IN THE WORLD!


LOVE TO ALL,
LAURA

AS most of you know you know by now..I have trouble with language...I worry about my blog...it very important to me...I'm thinking ahead to Thanksgiving...I would like it if all of you special earth angels would right a sentence or two about what you are grateful for in your life...in the moment you recieve this message...or the minute you have time to get to it...but be present in that exact moment when you write. don't think too much...just close eyes...breathe into the moment and allow feeling of gratitude to arise...then write words that flow from you deep well of truth. OK?

then send to me...I publish for thanksgiving blog...I was hoping for interview with cami walker...but not sure that will happen...that ok...life all about changes.

some of you are very present voices online, in books, as teachers, coaches...also just my friends...all voices important...please do this for me, for us for all the world...we all have much to be grateful for....

I know this sacred task I ask of you...I know some of you shy and also busy people...it not take long for you to do this...it mean so much to me and other people when the read what you say...it can even be silly...that fine...happiness a good thing

if you too shy or busy, I understand...but i think this be amazing outpouring of gratitude for world

love to you all

Laura
http://www.shinethedivine.com
Reveal Your Sacred Spark & Realize Your Creative Dreams
...breath by breath...moment by moment...step by step.

Tinker said...

I love the rooster print - what a great find! Hope you have another wonderful weekend.
Hugs

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Pam Aries said...

Did you know someone is writing a bunc hof wierd stuff on your comments? anyway, I love seeing your decor! Happy T DAY!

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Lisa!....I just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving me a comment about my son wanting this car.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Janet

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