Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I am Lusting....

After viewing some of your posts this week....I want a new house! How about new furniture? Well...How about new things for my tabletops? Remember we are unemployed!

I am


How about I just keep everything and move it around a bit! lol

We are in my family room...It is so huge! It's as big as a two car garage. I'm not sure what to do with it so this is Phase I. It is painted a toast color by the previous owners. I think I'd like to go lighter.

The table is a farm table I have had for years. Instead of a table I think I would like something with drawers. I'm just not sure. This table measures five feet long. The door to the right is my dish closet.The door to the left is the garage .
The candlabra you saw last week. The pictures are of our parents.
Did you see the old bicycle under the table? The wheels are coated with leather instead of the tradional rubber tires. Its all made with metal steel rivets. It's my pride and joy! I just loved it from the moment I saw it at a flea market.

I think something is wrong with the site. I am having trouble with putting the pictures where I want them, so forgive me.... This tea set is from Marshall's. The set is Bella Lux "Alexandra Gold". The basket was the bottom of a gift basket.
This flower arrangement was in my bedroom. The basket is from the Christmas Tree Shop when they had a Trunk Show. I put the arrangement together.
The picture and wrought iron piece came from Kirkland's. It says
"The will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you". It was perfect with all the other wrought iron pieces on the table.

The picture looks dark but I am thinking of putting a lamp on the corner or a picture light over the picture. I also think a lighter wall color will help.
Hope you enjoyed my sneak peek at my family room.
I am joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for tablescape Thursday. Please visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments. We thrive on comments!
Blessings My Friend,


  1. OOh I lust every week.. strike that.. I oogle every week and want badly. I know what you mean. Your trike is fabulous. Your cups and saucers are pretty special too. Love the photos and the plaque too. a new can of paint is my favorite weapon to battle the wants. Maybe it will work for you.. thanks for sharing, xo marlis

  2. Hello, hello, hello! I am right there in the same boat with you! I love my house, but I wouldn't mind a few fabulous upgrades. You mentioned the 2-car garage size of your living room. What I wouldn't do to have that!!!!!!! And some of the kitchens and dining rooms in our friends' blogs....DY-NO-MITE!!! But we have what we have and you are making the most of it by reinventing with things already in your possession. I admire that! Have fun with it, and have a fantastic weekend!

  3. You really did a great job of shopping the house to create this pretty vignette! I like the combination of old and meaningful elements. Your pool makes me want to dive in whenever I see your header!

  4. I think I move something around almost every day. When I think I would like something different than what I have its the easiest solution, and cost much less than a redo. Thanks for stopping in to say hello.

    The French Hutch

  5. I love moving things around, everything looks lovely. Thanks for visiting.

  6. There sure is a lot to enjoy on so many posts. Wouldn't it be wonderful to take a bit from this house and a bit from that? You've created a cute spot for us this week -- I especially love the pictures of your parents. A sweet way to have them with you every day.

  7. Hi Elaine, Your vignette is so pretty. I'm right there with you about the wanting all the blogland ladies houses. I try so hard to be good and not covet all the stuff I see. Most of thr time I fail miserably. My answer is to thrift, thrift and thrift again. Then when I have very little money, I go to on a project. Yesterday, for example, I was suposed to be out buying hair products, when a thrift store jumped right out in froint of me...I know weird huh? So in I went and I managed to buy, this beautiful wire, wine rack, a picture frame (which would look fab on your vignette)made from wire and basket and this funny little wall sconce which needs stripping and painting. Buty my piste de resistance...was this very well hidden light fitting made from a pewter like metal, which I am going to completely make over. I am gong to turn it upside down, cut off the light fitting bit and add a plate to it. Hopefully I will get it on my blog soon. So you see, when ever I get fed up with having no money, I find it is best to go do a project and not look at gorgeous houses for a while. The mood always passes and then you can go look again.

    By the way unemployment has hit many of us during this hideous recession. Mu hubbies boss was worth 100 million dollars two years he has diddly squat. Many good people are suffering, you are not alone in your unemployment.

    It will get better. Take heart.

    fondest wishes Jo

  8. I think you're doing a great job of keeping your home regenerated by rearranging.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. I've taught myself to say/think...If God looked kindly on coveting, I would covet....that. But since He doesn't, I'm thrilled for you to have such a wonderful....." It helps. I love that you move things around...I'm not very good at that. You've inspired me to try to mix things up a bit. Thank you for the encouragement. Cherry Kay