Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Books, Wallpaper, Roman Shades...

Did you read Me Before You
Did you want someone to have yellow and black striped tights made just for you? Did you cry like a baby? 
Have you ever wonder what happened to Louisa? 
Well guess what??!! Go on, guess....There's a sequel...yippee!!

It will be available September 29 and you can pre-order here
Let's meet back here on September 30th to discuss!!

Does everyone live like this??? 
I have almost made a decision...can you guess which one?

And finally, the roman shade for my kitchen is done!!
It is hanging proudly in my kitchen and bringing me lots of joy!!
I'll show you a picture once I get a few more things done in the kitchen.

Have a good day!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Furbish Goes to Istanbul

I don't know if you are like me but I would travel the world if I could sleep in my own bed every night. And that puts a small damper on world travel. Thankfully there are others willing to risk lack of sleep so we can all shop...
Jamie from I Suwannee  just returned from Istanbul with trunks full of treasure. Check it out here.



My computer was acting up so I had to borrow these images from The English Room...be sure and head over there and check out Holly's fab blog!!!
Happy shopping!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Throwback Tuesday

I was going to write a post about symmetry today until I remembered I had already written about this...in 2009. So since I am moving slower than normal today (Tuesdays are hard after a 3 day weekend) I decided to re-post. It's like recycling in the blog world. 

Remember Noah? The guy with the ark? Well, Noah and I have a lot in common. We both love pairs.

Pairs of chairs...
(I hope he doesn't mind that I used his zebras for a pair of pillows)

Pairs of lamps

Pairs of beds.

Two by two...

It just works for me.
As do these pillows. Love that they are the same size and shape but different patterns.

Symmetry. It's a good thing.

When you have pairs you can get away with a little craziness.
A little craziness can be attractive. Just ask Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. (Or Brad and Angie)

Isn't this just how you pictured the ark looking?
A little rustic, an old earthenware jar, a bit of greenery...

This pair of mirrors makes me very happy.
What about you? Do you favor symmetry or do you like a more random method of decorating?

pictures from: Canadian House & HomeMid Century Jo, Celerie Kemble, Cottage Living, Room Service, Material GirlsPeacock Feathers Events.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Vintage Shore Home - Update

What says "Labor Day" more than some shopping? And if you are here in Wilmington I have a great shopping spot for you...Vintage Shore Home.

This little shed is jam packed with some of the best vintage furniture around...

I can hardly stand this mirror!!

Turquoise Headboard anyone?

Metal Bamboo chairs?

Dining Set....

I'll tell you it is all good, floor to ceiling. 
You can contact Carrie through her Facebook page here
Or email carriehlewis@icloud.com
Showings by appointment only
Tell her Sissy sent you 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

Looky here...


Am I the only one who finds these chairs oddly fascinating and fabulous??? 
They are around 40 years old, all leather and sit on wooden bases. I could design a whole room around these and pick you out an outfit to wear to complete the look. A lot of style for your $$$. But you've got to have some spunk, these ain't your mama's lounge chairs. 

Happy three day weekend!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Musical Bedrooms

We been playing musical rooms at my house. Locke moved into the guest room, the guest room bed went to Clay's room, Clay's beds went into Locke's new room and Locke's old room is now my office. What does all this mean? 1. My house is a disataster and 2. I want a change in my room too.

I am thinking a new headboard. 

ikat headboard

Something fun.

Scheherazade Headboard - Queen/Slate

Why play it safe when you can go over the top.

Custom Moroccan-style Upholstered Headboard by Again & Again

This could be the start of something fun.....
Do you have a favorite?

pictures here here

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hope and Dreams for a Tidy Future

I have high hopes...

That this book can help me...

Has anyone read it? Had any success? And words of advice?