Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I've Been in the Corner

That's right
I have been in the corner.
Before I recently re-did my family room there was a particular corner that
always gave me decorating anxiety.
Nothing seemed to work there and I was never happy with it.

I have been spending lots of time in that corner
determined to create something there that made me happy.

The Players:(pardon the blurry photo)
This is a print I made from a collage I did a while back, I placed it on top of some vintage fabric and a paper doily and framed it in a red distressed frame with no glass....I like the texture when there is no glass.
I displayed my milk glass collection on this shelf.
But it was B.O.R.I.N.G.
So, I whipped up a teeny tiny shelf bunting and it added the perfect little pep I was looking for.

I had a pile of these beauties lying around and I had a boring lamp.
With hot glue in hand I got at it.

LinkWell hello pretty lamp. I love this lamp now.
These blossoms can be found at JaneSays if you have a lampshade that needs some help.
Just hot-glue them on....done.

LinkOf course there are some fabric hoops on the wall, one of my most favorite wall goodies.
Now all I need is a cute pillow which I am working on as we speak and (squeal) I LOVE my corner.
Yes that is the little tree Chloe and I made, the No School Tree....remember that ?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Did you see Oprah today?
I don't normally watch Oprah.
Today's episode was about the Freedom Riders.
From watching the tease at the beginning I could tell it concerned the blacks and the way they were treated not so long ago.
I could not really pay attention at the time so I dvr'd it.

I am so glad I did.
I shed a bit of ignorance today.
I know a little of the history, I know they were treated badly, I know they were not allowed around white people.

I am ashamed of the ignorance and hatred I learned of while watching this show and I admire the group of folks I now know as the Freedom Riders, what brave individuals.

If you know nothing of the Freedom Riders either, you can watch this PBS special on May 16th.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Swell Seven from the Seashore

Seven Swell Shots from our
Spring Break vacation.
Too much fun....that went way too quickly.

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