Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Birthday

Friday was my husband's birthday. He took the day off from work. We ended the day with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, The Original Oyster House. We were there in the late afternoon and the afternoon sunlight on Mobile Bay was gorgeous! The food, as usual, was wonderful.

Unfortunately, I had to work Friday. About 2:00 p.m. I got a call from the receptionist letting me know that I had a delivery at the front desk. What in the world? I hadn't ordered anything that would have been shipped to me at the office, had I? Imagine my surprise when I walked up front and saw these with my name on them:

Of course EVERYONE in the office wanted to know the occasion. No occasion, I would say, he sent them because he loves me. Now every woman in my office loves my husband. I do too!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures

I am participating this week in Rhoda's Today's Thrifty Treasures event. I have SO enjoyed reading over the last couple of weeks about everyone's thrifty finds! I love that it introduces me to new, wonderful blogs that I probably wouldn't find otherwise.

Probably about a year and a half or so ago we remodeled one of our guest bedrooms. My inspiration for the room was a pair of drapery panels found at the thrift store. You can see the blue room here and here.

Several weeks ago, as I rounded the corner at my favorite thrift store, I almost squealed out loud when I saw these sitting on the shelf.

I quickly put them in my cart and gladly paid the $2.98 each. I can't help but wonder--was there a fourth one manufactured?

Since my last post about the blue room I have also found a couple of other pieces. I found a vase to sit on the other side of the dresser. It's almost a perfect match for Josephine. The vase looks antique but is actually a MIC (made in China) piece. I believe it was around $2.00.

I also found these cute cameo pieces. They were $.99 each. The blue fabric background almost perfectly matches the wall. Please excuse the poor photography skills and the mirror glare on some of these pictures. Note to self: pick up some photography classes.

Please head over to Southern Hospitality and admire all the Thrifty Treasures.
Ok, off now to go to breakfast.

Remembering, on this Memorial Day, those who gave their life for our country. America is still the best country in the world. God bless our service men and women and God bless America.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Shabby Bathroom

I was trying to think of something about which to post and realized I've never shared my remodeled bathroom. This bathroom is tee-nine-e (southern for REALLY small). You physically can sit on the toilet, put your foot in the bathtub and have your hand in the sink all at the same time and all without too much effort. When we remodeled the bathroom it was demolished ALL the way. You could literally see the dirt below the bathroom. My sweet husband rebuilt the entire bathroom from the ground.

We went with beadboard ceiling in here too. Actually, I think this room was done first. Before the Blue Room.

We decided to keep the cast iron bathtub that was in the "old" bathroom and have it refinished. Money well spent. You cannot buy tubs like that anymore.

I love this sweet little chandelier. It was a Wal-Mart find. Inspiration can come from so many sources. It is the perfect scale for the bathroom.

The shower curtain, valance, shower rings and garbage can are Simply Shabby Chic. Perfect for this space!

I chose the soft pink for the wall color. I love this picture because the detail of the ceiling looks great against the pink paint and the crown .

I don't know if a bathroom should be this peaceful. You never want to leave. I love the way the afternoon light shines through the window. Sorry the lid is up. In the real world you have to photograph when it's clean!