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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Fabric Re-Do

What a difference a little fabric can make. My diningroom/breakfast room chairs are covered in an orange and gold fabric. My table is the Ballard Design sculptured ancanthus leaf table.

                             The drapes are cream silk with orange embroirdered flowers on them.

The orange and cream flowers on the hunt table in the diningroom pulled it all together.


My livingroom, that flows into the diningroom, had ocean blue drapes and matching blue throw pillows. I forgot to take a picture of the blue drapes before I took them down. But the blue pillow in the picture is the same color as the drapes were.

                     And here are my new custom Liz Claiborne Breda Orange/apricot velvety drapes!

     Here is a pic of one of the throw pillows. My camera is not showing how rich and beautiful the color is.

This is closer to the real rich color.


Friday, June 18, 2010

Not Gone Forever

I recently read a blog that said if you do not blog for a whole month then people will think you have shut down your blog. I have not blogged for a month but I have not shut down my blog. I was taking chemo and was totally convinced I was dying. It does that to me every time.

I have some little critters that take it upon themselves to nurture me and love me. They are more like people than critters to me.

Their names are Honey, Sugar and Precious. Honey looks like she dipped her nose in the milk bowl and no one cleaned it off. She is very sensitive to people's feelings. She follows you to the restroom and sits behind the toilet and waits until your nausea passes and makes sure you are ok. 

Sugar is like a 5 lbs. bag of sugar....just pure love. She came from an abusive home. So if you put her on her back she will stay there until you move her. She loves to have her belly rubbed. She just loves being loved period. She hides from strangers and cowers under furniture and barks.

Precious...oh yes, the man who sold her to us tried to warn us about her. She weighs 2.5 lbs. and when she looks at you it is like she has piercing eyes that look right through you, indignantly. She is a lover and she has no idea how small she is. Precious speaks to people and believes she is speaking English. If she wants something that does not belong to her, she will growl, grunt, gruff and bark loudly until she gets her way.

Precious has delicate bones. Everything about her is so tiny. But the intense personality is what makes her so precious so it was not difficult to name her. She is what she is!

And below is Sugar posing!

So what is up with the flowers? Well there is a wonderful grandaughter living with me. I have had her with me almost all of her life. When the chemo started to make me ill, she just took it upon herself to water the flowers as well as care for me totally. She never in the past, ever liked my caring for flowers. So this told me she not only loves me but appreciates beautiful things in life.

I am trying to view all the blogs I have received which is considerable because I follow lots of bloggers. But I hope to post again soon. Here is wishing all of you a great day!


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