Sunday, March 29, 2009

Moving Things Around

Tatum is 5 months old now! He`s really growing fast and so sweet.

I have a "what do I put of the shelf?" window problem. The plants don`t match at all and I`ve now moved them. I brought the dark pink flowers out from the bedroom for the table for now, until I can think of something else. They are springy anyway and add colour. The chest is from the hall. I wish I had another round picture for the other side of the window. Maybe I can find one sometime. I love that Pears Soap dog. He`s from the kitchen.

This was painted gold before and I decided to make it more garden-like with some acrylic paints and water.

It`s now sitting in the window looking lonely LOL
This mirror went from the bedroom to the kitchen and now the end of the frontroom.

This is another project waiting to be done. I found this heavy Ralph Lauren Khaki stripe online really cheap.

Lots of plants in the kitchen. That stone vase was $15 at a vintage shop downtown Toronto. Picked it up when we went to visit my daughter. It can hold water well for flowers or plants. I stuck an artificial one in for now.

Sunday was my first day off in 13 days and I got a lot done. Removed two cupboard doors and lined them with fabric stapled on. Some jagged lace is what I have in mind for the edges. The under sink cupboards are coming off next and a skirt to replace them when I get the fabric and the energy. I do have the rod already hehe.

I hauled in this old mirror from the spare room and put a print on either side. They need frames yet someday. And moved over a bit. I shoud wait until things are the right way before I post pictures really, but hey, this is real life and I`m decorating "on a dime" or "a dollar" these days. I`m trying for a country style French/Italian/English look LOL Besides, my blogging powers have poorly sunk since I first started out and it`s easier and faster to slap up pictures than use the brain power for Toe Tales or Theodore tsk.

The dog print has now moved above the computer table. I made a skirt and stapled it on around and brought in an old lamp.

Teddy turned 22 this month and though scraggly looking, he`s still got some spunk left in him. I had this crystal hainging in the window and when I changed the curtains it fell on the floor and became a toy.

I`ve saved the best pictures for last :)


CatHerder said...

Wow, i cant believe he is 5 months old already...time is flying all your pics, your livingroom looks beautiful, i LOVE the trunk! Kitty is so cute...i lost a 21 and 22 yr. old this past year, they both played right up till the end they were troopers. Love the dog pics too, theyre adorable!

NellJean said...

Baby and the Pets -- all precious. Thanks for sharing.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Tatum has certainly grown over the last little while although he was a big boy to being with! And handsome to boot!

Your home is really changing over the past couple of years as you implement all the ideas you have shared on your blog. It is looking fantastic!!

Teddy is 22 .. can not believe it! Still a little kitten in him yet ... and a lot of 'ham' in Elvis! lol

Palm Springs Savant said...

this was a great post today, I really enjoyed it. Tatum is a such a cutie. You have such a nice home by the way. It "feels" so cozy and inviting.

Deana said...

I want that beautiful trunk! I love your home. You have a great decorating sense. It is pretty and charming and so appealing to the eye. Your baby is adorable.

Rowan said...

Good to see you back again. Tatum is a real sweetie isn't he? Teddy looks pretty lively for 22, the oldest cat I've ever had was 19 - a mere youngster by comparison. And Elvis - star of the show as always:) Big hug for him from me.

judypatooote said...

Tatum is so cute...they grow up so fast...and I love my little friend Elvis's pictures...I don't know why, but I just love the look of Elvis, and when Maxie leaves me (he's 14) I want to get another dog, and I want an Elvis... I found one at Pet Smart and he looked just like Elvis and his name was Spike....there was 3 families waiting to check him out...I won't do anything while Maxie is alive...well hope your Easter was good....take care, and stop by sometime.....judy

Pear tree cottage! said...

What a cute darling and 5 months old how so very you know dear friend how many of my posts I had to look through from the past to find you............well here I am and so pleased to have found you again. I am going to add you to my treasured friends I must not loose again. I love that you are still changing your home and it looks that your darling dogs are happy and well.

see you again soon Lee-ann

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Gena said...

Wow Tea you are really creative,I love all of your pics,you did such a good job transforming the gold bust,and Tatum is just beautiful!xx

Saur♥Kraut said...

You are simply SO handy!!! I don't know how you have time to work, be a mom, and keep a house that looks that marvellous and yet do so many cool projects. You are superwoman.

judypatooote said...

It is now June and I need an update of pictures of little Tatum and Elvis....hurry.....judy