Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tidbits From Hooterville

Here’s a few things  currently going on at the house in Hooterville.
When I was debating whether or not to use a  toile valance on the guest bathroom window, it was suggested  that  a black and blue pinstripe  valance would compliment the blue toile shower curtain and the black accents in the guest bathroom without creating toile overload.  The more I thought about that, the more I liked the idea so after a lot of searching, a blue and cream ticking stripe was the closest thing I could find.

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I decided to incorporate black by using  black tassel fringe I bought from the local JoAnn Fabrics store.  Since I haven’t used my sewing machine in oh… probably 20 years, I just attached the fringe along the hemline with fabric glue.


Even though I was trying not to go crazy with toile, I couldn’t resist purchasing a couple toile switch plate covers for this bathroom.  I got them from the eBay seller, Comfort At Home and was very pleased with the quality and “Buy It Now” price (which included free shipping).
On a recent trip to HomeGoods, I found a big French-inspired wall clock for the breakfast room.  These large clocks tend to be on the pricey side so I was happy to find this one  for only $24.99!

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The breakfast room still doesn’t feel warm and cozy to me yet but I have to keep reminding myself that it isn’t done.  Obviously I still need more accessories to  make it feel “homey.”  When it comes to decorating, patience is not always one of my virtues.  I often tend to want it done yesterday.

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Ballard Designs finally put their “Abigail” rug on sale so I bought the 5 x 8 size to go under the breakfast room table.  This rug was actually the inspiration for the blue and green color scheme in the breakfast room.  Again, I’m trying to be patient and wait to put the rug down until we are “officially” moved in.

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And then once the rug goes down, I am going to hang this chandelier I got from eBay over the table.

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Friday I met with a cabinet guy regarding remodeling the house in Hooterville kitchen.  I have a consultation scheduled with another remodeler this week.   Oooooh this kitchen remodel is going to be painful…and expensive.
We are still waiting on the cabinets we had to special order for the laundry room so there has been no progress there.
Recently I was asked  about the outcome of the problem I was having with the new Samsung washer I bought in January from hhgregg.  Much to my dismay, that fiasco is still unresolved but I will be sure to post an update when it has been settled.
We appreciate all the well-wishes for Bo after his recent emergency surgery.  He’s improving daily and is scheduled to have the staples removed this week.  Of course, a little “doggy ice cream”  treat always tastes good and lifts the spirits when you have been sick.  ;)

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The little filly born to Daughter’s PMU mare, Jolie, is now 4 weeks old and growing like a weed!    Daughter  decided to name her Lira (pronounced Lear-a).
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What an absolute riot it has been watching  her check out the world around her.

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Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love the valance with your shower curtain...perfect compliment. I'm enjoying following your Hooterville house progress. I can't wait to see it all done..I'm sure that is definetly the way you feel. It's hard to be in flux, but you seem to be handling it with flying colors. Bravo! Come by for a visit when you have a chance.

Shelia said...

Morning Shari! I love your bathroom and the toile is just perfect! Your breakfast room is coming along. Love that rug and chandy. You do have some good style!
Sorry about your washing machine ordeal. I've considered buying the front loaders but with all I'm hearing, I think when we do buy I'll just get the new traditional ones.
Poor little Bo but I'm glad he's doing well. Doggy ice cream I know must help! :)
The little pony is so sweet. I've never been blessed to be aroundd the birth of a pony.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy said...

I really like what you did for WT in the bathrm, it's perfect! Your breakfast room is looking so nice, I love the furniture in there and the foal is so cute, love her name. I missed what happened to your dog, I shall have to read back posts, I haven't been on much lately. Your H in H is looking so beautiful!
Hugs, Cindy S

Lottie said...

Shari, what a wonderful update! I am so happy Bo is much better. I love the way the bathroom has turned out. The striped curtain with fringe are perfect complements. Love the way the dining room is going. Can't wait to see how the kitchen project comes along. Your foal is as cute as can be! Have a great week!
Hugs, Lottie.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shari,

Love the window treatment, i'ts perfect with the toile shower curtain.

Glad Bo is doing well. ;)

the little foal is so cute! I bet she is a riot! I like her new name.
Love the clock, it's perfect. The room is coming along, and should look cozier with the rug in.


Adrienne said...

I love the changes you're making at your new home. The bathroom curtain is perfect! Lira is a little sweetie and I'm sure a lot of fun. I still haven't been to HomeGoods but will go soon and then I'll share my good fortune with you - and everyone else.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love seeing what is going on with your house. The curtain in the bathroom looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the rug when you get the room put together. I went to Home Goods and found some great prices on large rugs. We are going to need several for the new house. But still no decision on the color of furniture for those rooms.