Friday Snip - Its' …

real work continues … with a cocktail or two in between!

1.  The #ORCHangover.  Office Chair Done.
2.  The NailHead detail rocks.
3.  Ceiling being installed on Monday! Whoop!
4.  Fixin's for The Nor'easter.
5.  The Nor'easter.  Good. Doesn't compare to the Mule.
6.  The kitchen painting continues and I succeeded in removing all of the ivy contact paper. Ewww.
7.  New fabrics from Thibaut.
8.  Thibaut Anna French Collection.  Glorious.
9.  These are blooming in my front yard.  No Clue. 
But they smell good!

#ProjectDownSize still progressing and clients are moving just as fast and furious!

Happy Friday my friends … enjoy the weekend!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Finding My Summer Colors ...

I  hate to even bring this up.  But our Summer is going to be coming to an abrupt halt in the next two weeks ... Erin back to Auburn, Callie off to Bucknell and Christopher will be at Football camp prepping for a hopefully winning season for the DS Raiders!

Sammy will be the only one truly still on vacation until the end of August.  I am going to see if she'll let me hang out with her.

I have loved taking some time off with my kids and truly reveling in the warm weather.

During this time off, I discovered new colors in my life ... 

1.  Soft purple hues found in my Rose of Sharon.
2.  Coral and blues together in this Scarf Top.
3.  The Streets of Lewisburg, Pa. Bucknell Road Trip
4.  $1.00 samples of Trina Turk and Schumacher Fabrics. Whoop Whoop!
5. Mirror Love.  Coming Home.
6.  Chair Makeover - Trina Turk "Pool" Love.
7.  The Simplicity of a White Clapboard House with Black Shutters.  Love.
8.  Fun Jewelry sporting my New Blue Addiction.
9.  Corn popping up in Rows.  Summer's finest.

What are you finding out about yourself this summer?

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Orange and Emerald ...

The chair brings the Orange.  Nature brings the Emerald!

This chair literally fell together!  I love it when this happens ... it was a no-thought come together of the best kind!

Hopefully you remember the day I found the skin ... one of those purchases that I truly had no idea where it was going to be used.  Just knew it needed to be mine!

Once I made the decision to use the leather on my chair, I wasn't entirely sure what fabric I wanted on the pillows to complement my chair.  And I wasn't pressed to make a decision which is always a good thing!

And this happened.

The blue/white print is from an old Lilly Skirt that I had in a pile to go to GoodWill.  I loved that skirt, it was getting a little short!  I just glanced over one day while doing the laundry and decided it needed to be a funky little pillow!

I call it Preppy Zebra!

I also didn't want to lose the "spirit of the skirt" so I left the little brass button and pocket!

Then the crazy popular Chiang Mai Dragon fabric.  I was in my upholsterer's workroom one afternoon a couple of weeks ago and saw this:

Well, I stopped in my tracks ... this is beautiful ... what a lucky person bringing this home.  Ha Ha, fooled me!  It was already used and done.  This sofa was in for a little facelift of it's own to become leather.  

Well ... hmmm ... what are you doing with the fabric when you pull it off?  I asked.

Um, can I have a piece?

Well ... sure ... and here it is my "vintage" fabric pillow.  

Couldn't be happier!!

My throw is a vintage Kantha quilt ... it is so soft and HUGE!  Was purchased to use on our hammock.  But now it is the true traveling blanket!

Yes, the chair will reside in my Illusion Office ... but if I could, I would leave it right here in the grass ... isn't it lovely?

Murphy gives a nod of approval ... the chair brought him out into the heat for a few minutes ... then he disappeared back under the deck into the rocks!  Poor Guy, the heat is really killing him.

Last week brought together my ya ya's and their families.  My Family.  We have been spending a week together every summer for 17 years.  We each come away relaxed, loved, and re-juiced for the next year!  
I have been blessed by their friendship, thank you my dear friends!

Thank you for hanging in with me and continuing to check in! 

Making the World more Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.