It’s Monday….

September 5, 2011

Dear Diary

… and it’s raining (what’s new)…. and I forgot to thaw the post roast. šŸ™ It would have been a perfect day for pot roast.

Oh well.

I have been living at my house for 14 years. For the FIRST time, I got a vision for the home decorating scheme. Yeah, I’m a late bloomer, I guess. I have up until now had either a mish-mash of junk or nothing. My walls are still bare. BUT I finally got an idea!!

This is one of four small Victorian vignettes by Illinois Moulding Company. I love them!

I got my idea from a restaurant I visited last week. The decor was stunning, just perfect! The walls were covered with old timey-stuff, old tins, retro stuff, tin types, antique kids party games stuff, and Victorian tin signs. PERFECT! I actually have quite a collection of very old tin type photos of my ancestors. They’ve been packed away in a box, but I dislike having them buried like they are. (The photos, not the ancestors). I’m going to pull them out and put them in frames and hang them up around the house!

I’m going to be working on developing my rooms this winter. I also bought some gorgeous pseudo-Waverly brand fabric to make curtains. I like the English/Scottish country style, that quirky, traditional feel with burgeoning roses and stripes and floral opulence.

I purchased a print of Edmund Blair Leighton’s painting, The Accolade. I almost fainted when I saw it, it’s just so beautiful.

*sigh* :awe:

I love it. It’s got that perfect blend of Victorian romance and medieval flair (my two favorite ages). I’m going to hang it in my dining room where I have burgundy walls.

My son looked at the painting and wondered how you knew that the young man was going to be knighted or beheaded. He was quiet for a moment and pondered, “You know, if you’re a hero in the Star Wars galaxy, knighting someone would be a big problem.” :blink:

I also got a few more tin signs for my kitchen and dining room. I love this one.

Hee hee.

I also have some very old games and children’s toys. I hate having to pack them up. I’m going to see if I can place some of the items in shadow boxes and hang them on the walls. Anyone remember this game?

Cooky Cucumber

With the onset of autumn, we’re hunkering down to prepare for the new school season and the winter. I have to winterize the car and complete a few projects around the house…. weed the garden finally… pack up all the summer furniture…. organize the desks and notebooks and bookshelves…. *sigh* lots to do. Do you have any projects yet?

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4 Responses to “It’s Monday….”

  1. Rena Says:

    I love your ideas!! I love taking a variety of things that we love and using them for decor. It makes the room and home that much more special for us.

    I still have quite a lot to do myself with this house. Today since its raining, its my cleaning day. I have to do quite a lot of things today due to my procrastination the past week. Ha! That’s what I get!

    I am going to use the Fly Lady’s tips and work in 20 min blocks instead of 15 min so that I can get more done. Off I go!!!

  2. Karen and Gerard Says:

    We had Mr. Potato Head which was like that cucumber game. I still have my old lunch box–was just a flowered one though, nothing fun like that bus!

  3. Kara Says:

    Don’t feel bad – I’ve lived in my house for almost 11 years now, and I’ve just recently begun to form a decorating idea for my bathroom. And that’s the FIRST room I’ve ever thought of decorating in any way. I guess when the kids were little, decorating the house just wasn’t at the top of my to-do list lol.

    It must be the perfect time of year for home improvement – we’ve spent the last few days stripping cupbard doors and getting ready to put a new floor down in the kitchen. Hurray for inspiration and motivation!