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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just about a year ago...

Since I've been totally unproductive today,
I decided to take a look back.
My goodness, do we REALLY realize how fast time flies?????

Here's my post from around this time last year
and now we have new leather furniture too!!!

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I finally finished our living room curtains!!!
My feels so good to have them hanging
and to have them finished.

I'm just so pleased with how they turned out...
just the right amount of toile border
on the drop cloth fabric panels.

We don't have a frou-frou living room ~
it's very "cabinet of curiosites" and I just wanted to keep
them very stream-lined but elegant as well.

Now. All I need is a gorgeous new leather sofa and I'll make
some soft feather pillows to go with!

I sewed this beautiful skirted table about 12 years ago from a wonderful old
matelasse (Bates) bedspread and the topper
is the exact same fabric (Waverly cream and tan toile)
as the borders on the panels!
I even re-purposed the trim from the old bedspread
and added it to the edge of the topper!

I had this skirted table in my very first antique store "Red Rooster Antiques"...
Noah was about three or four years old....
Sept. 11th happened and my first little store was history.
The table has endured though and followed us as I love it so much ~

More art...the one nearest the window I put together from wonderful found objects.
I don't know if you remember the two bubble glass ovals we found recently
while out junkin' but I want to add them to either side of the lamp
filled with amazing old things!!!
My motto is that a wall is meant to be filled with 
things that you LOVE.

The shot below is from the doorway of our foyer ~
Not all is perfect...
but just perfect for us.

I just love our sweet home.
It is what you make it.
Make it cozy, warm and inviting and use what you have!
You don't have to have fancy things, fancy furniture and such ~
You make it wonderful!!!!

Thank you always, always for stopping by to see what I'm up to
and especially for your precious comments!

Wishing you a WONDERFUL Thursday my sweet, sweet friends....

hugs and love,


Theresa said...

Time sure does fly by! I remember when you moved and made this gorgeous home yours! Have a blessed day dear Dawn, enjoy today! HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your drapes came out great, Dawn! I've been thinking of trying dropcloth drapes for a change in our master bedroom. Maybe as a Spring/Summer window covering. Love the table, too. I have two round decorator tables in our living room. I've had them for years and haven't tired of them yet!

Vee said...

Love the bit of toile trim you have added to your curtains. Must ponder that... Your room is lovely, cozy and inviting. I know that your family and friends feel at home there. I like your philosophy about walls, too.

Dorthe said...

My dear Dawn,
your room looks so wonderful,with all its personal touches ,coming from your clever way of using old and new together.The curtains are beautiful, and elegant and your round table looks just perfect and so beautiful, in that corner, with the wonderful lamp and little lovely decorations. You have such a cozy ,warm and personal home I love your style, and how you decorate, precious friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe


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