Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2nd Time Around Tuesday/Mosaic Monday Disclaimer

Welcome to 2nd Time Around Tuesday hosted by Diane. Today I am sharing one of my treasures that is truly a 2nd Time Around. In more ways than one.

  • First because I have shown this item before. But this is a fairly new blog and I have a lot of new visitors lately and I thought you would enjoy seeing it.
  • Second because it is a treasure.
  • Third because it really has been used in lots of different ways. I bet it has some good stories to tell.

So with no further ado here is my treasure.

This first photo shows it's second use after I bought it. This darling little table was used in our daughters wedding. What beautiful memories it holds from that day.

Now here it is just sitting by my reading chair in my living room (in the last house). I did nothing to this table. This is the way I found it at an antique mall. I love the chippy/shabby look.
You'll see it also in the next photo. My Mosaic Monday post.
And now I have to include a disclaimer from my Mosaic Monday post. I got a lot of wonderful comments yesterday about this.

Since we are moving soon we have been packing our stuff. And I have been seeing lots of houses. Yesterday I was doing some dreaming and so I pulled together some dream photo's I have been collecting.

I mentioned my style of decorating is kind of eclectic. Kinda Cowboy Chic I think would be the term. Someone commented 'Early Attic' I guess that kind of fits too.

My disclaimer is there is only one photo in this entire mosaic that is of my real house. Thanks for all the lovely sweet comments on "my house". But I have to admit it is only my "Dream House" so can't I really take credit. I did put all the elements together so if you really like my "Dream House" then I guess I am a decorator at least a wanna be. LOL.

OK here I am dreaming again. I can only imagine what I could come up with if I had an unlimited bank account! Wow.

Below as best I can I give credit to each. Or at least explain what I loved about the photo.

First the Salvaged Drawer cabinet. I am not sure where I found this. I do remember the blogger that posted it said it was from a shop in England. She didn't own it either it was from a magazine I think. Those are actually real drawers salvaged from other pieces. I think the cabinet itself was built around the drawers. I love the different knobs and the different colors.
I could see this in the babies room (grand baby) or possibly in the family room. Oh BTW I drool over the lamp.

I loved the simple fabric bow. Just a piece of gauzy looking fabric. Maybe muslin I am not sure. I stole this photo from another blogger. Please don't send the police. I will use this idea in the next house for Christmas next year. I love the simplicity. I remember she also did this bow on a wreath on the door. If I ever run across it again I'll be sure to add where I found it.

Now this is a magazine photo that I found on another blog. I suspect this is also a magazine shot. This one is truly a dream. I would love my oak table painted white. My Cowboy would never go with it though. He doesn't see the charm in painting good furniture white. Our chairs don't match out table so maybe at least I could paint them white.
But I also dream of painting them different colors too.... hmmm...what to do?
Oh now this one. I got tons of comments on this. No it is not my bed. I really don't even care for the head board and the lamps but I love love Love the linens. The bedspread is just dreamy and I have to copy this. Although I am wondering what it would look like layered.

The candles more wonderful comments on this one. And I have to admit again man someone is going to arrest me. I have no idea where this came from but I can say it is a copy of a Pottery Barn piece so I didn't feel too bad stealing this one. I just love it. It is a shelf extended from the ceiling this smart girl and her hubby made this. I want one!
When I look at new houses I am looking at the dining room and kitchen table areas to make sure this will fit!

This is a simple fall photo from Country Living. I just love the look.
So you see my style is oh so weird. I go from Shabby Romantic to Cowboy Chic to Rustic Cabin to Pottery Barn. There is some Traditional thrown in too.
I will tell you something you probably won't find is Contemporary. At least I don't think so.
I guess you'll find it hard to keep up with me so you'll just have to come back to keep up with my Journey to making my Home a Sanctuary.
Thanks for coming by and don't forget to visit Diane today.


Jeanette said...

I love those linens also. Just beautiful. But we have 2 furbabies and that would last about 2 seconds. But it is so dreamy.

Jessica Hills said...

Those all look great - I love the significance of the table from your daughter's wedding. i love to surround myself with significant things in my home. Thanks for the nice comment.