I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but it's taken me a couple of months to figure out how to install the Pin It button to my toolbar, and if I'm really honest then I should tell you that I didn't figure it out at all. Shawn figured it out and then taught me in slow mode so I'd catch on. And I have, boy have I. For someone who earns her living online and writes a blog, you'd think I'd be a wee bit more tech savvy. I am SO dependent on Shawn for computer stuff. Thank you Shawn for the Pin It button.
Pinterest. Talk about something you can go wild doing and that is pinning. I've pinned quite a bit since learning how to utilize my new obsession and last night when I came across this room I was so, So, SO happy to find it online. I have the Traditional Home issue this was featured in some years back and I have saved it ever since because it is one of my favorite rooms. I will pull it out at night, in bed, and just stare....stare...stare.
I love every detail of this room. It's so English Country Cottagey! There's only one thing I'd add and you all know what that is. Aren't the deer cute? I have found myself looking for some of those online. We have two great big wall shelves in our tv/family room and they'd be perfect up there. I love antique Bamboo and definitely want to find some tortoise Bamboo chairs like the ones shown in the room. I've looked on Craigs List for a year now.
Enough rambling about stuff I want. I don't need any of it.
I was planning to show some pictures of my living room today but the area I tried to photograph is against a window and I just can't get the lighting right. Some of it is my camera but I think a lot of it is my lack of photography skills. I mean really, it can't get much worse than this now, can it?
I have a row of red transferware pieces above the drapes and that's what I'd intended to share. I got one photo but the rest is a blurry blob so I cropped it out. These pieces are all unique shapes, crescent salad plates, bone dishes, gravy under-plates, relish tray and Lazy Susan inserts. The space above my drapes is about 12" so I had room for a narrow row of items but wanted to keep them small enough to allow the wall to breathe, if you will...just a little. I do like to suffocate them to some degree =)
On either end, standing on the pole brackets are lamps with no wiring. I have a fondness for these and have about 8 or 9 in my collection. They are great to display on shelves because they look like urns or vases.
Hopefully I'll have good pics for you all someday!
Thought I'd show you all where the big dog is that I bought a couple of weeks ago at a garage sale with Shawn.
His new home is here next to a Spaniel planter filled with roses. Aren't they cute together?
By the way, we did go to some sales last Friday and guess what? Shawn is two for two! Shawn came home with another cast iron skillet. Now, there is a little catch. We met his parents for lunch and his Mom showed up with one that had been her Mom's! She read my blog post and brought it to him. Isn't that sweet? It came complete with a domed lid to so of course Shawn was thrilled. He's already cooked in it several times.
I hope everyone is enjoying beautiful weather and that you all have a wonderful weekend.
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