Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays


Happy Holidays to everyone. May you have a safe and joyful Holiday, spent with family and friends. May you remember the true reason for the "Season".

Blessings
Lisa

Monday, December 22, 2008

It Got Me....the creeping CRUD


I woke up around 2am this morning ILL...not, "Oh I have a headache ill", not..."My tummy aches ill"...but I'M GOING TO PASS OUT AND BE SICK @ THE SAME TIME ILL!! Let me tell you prayer is POWERFUL, I know because I feel a hundred percent better today than I did last night (and I'm still queasy...blah!) A stomach bug has been going around, so I'm not surprised it finally caught up with me.

I hope the creeping crud hasn't caught you guys...if so...PRAY.
Blessings
Lisa

Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Bling and a Ribbon Chest

Here's a little "Holiday Bling"!!
Small vignette of some silver baubles and bead garland with a few tea lights added for ambiance.

Below are a couple of close-ups of my tree.



Here's that same vignette in color...
This little fella came home with me from Goodwill for $1. I prettied him up with clear lights and a few pics. I love the silver cross ornament(a gift from my good friend Judy)

I'm off now to look at more of you guys beautiful Holiday Homes.

**OOps...I almost forgot, here's a couple of pics of my new/antique ribbon chest for my Office/Studio:
Ta Da! Painted black, accented with a little rub-n-buff, re-finished the pulls and decopauged scrapbook paper onto the inside drawers. I love it...adding more to it everyday! I got this idea from Tracey @ A Cottage Industry.

Blessings
Lisa

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree...Oh Christmas Tree


I can't seem to get ONE good shot of my tree this year. I don't know if it's the lighting or if my camera is about to go "ca putt", Lord knows it's served me well over the past nine years, it may be time for a new one. Anyhoo, I'll try to take some better shots this weekend when I have a little more time.

OK, this is a better picture of my tree a couple of years ago...decorated the same.

Don't forget to go over to Julia's at Hook on House's for her Holiday Open House! Enjoy! And Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick
While you're at it stop by BooMama's and Rhoda's to enjoy their Holiday Open House!


Blessings
Lisa

Thursday, December 4, 2008

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

Thrifty Decor Chick is having a "Favorite Things" post, here are a few of mine this Holiday.


This is my all time favorite Christmas CD. I listen to this while trimming the tree every year...always puts me in the mood for the Holidays.

Ummm, don't you think of cold winter nights in front of the fireplace when you look at this yummy cocoa mix from The Desperate Diva

Cranberry Soap!! I love the smell of this stuff. I spotted a bar at TJ Maxx today, priced @ $5.99 for one bar...ouch! however, I have to have it!!

Blessings
Lisa

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner & A Big Game!!

I hope everyones Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine. Spent with family, eating entirely too much, and a little Black Friday shopping...he he.

My sweet grandson daring my brother's doggie (Gracie) to bite his little finger. I swear that kids all boy!! They also have a yorkie (Rudy) and that kid ran those poor dogs ragged.

Or was it the other way around?? After much too much fun, Jay was all tuckered out.

This made Gracie very happy...he he


Today is the big game around these parts. Go GAMECOCKS!!!

Don't forget to go over to 5 Minutes for Mom and join their bloggy Thanksgiving Meal.
Blessings Lisa

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanks Giving


I pray everyone has a safe and blessed Thanks Giving!!
Lisa

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas Post Delayed

I usually have all my Christmas decorations out by now, but my attention has been diverted (I know I know that's an easy feat these days). I have been inspired by a couple of wonderful bloggers, ie...Nester @ Nesting Place and Donna @ The Decorated House. Both of these lovely ladies have "Ribbon Chests"!! What are these you might ask???, well they are lovely creative storage solutions to house your ribbon and fabric dilemmas. In my very first blog entry I posted of my love for ribbon, well I have ribbon in my office/craft room, in the closet in my office/craft room, in my baskets in my living room, bedroom and yes...my laundry room. Oh...and every available apothecary jar I own..he he.

Well after Donna gave us a sneak peek into her studio. and posted a picture of this That gave me the inspiration I needed to seek to find a chest of my very own to house my many many ribbons and fabric samples.

Then a few short weeks ago Nester posted pics of her oh so cute studio, creative mess and all...I loved it!!

I was now on the hunt full throttle for my chest. Well where do you go, you might ask, to hunt for a chest to house your finest ribbons, well...to your best local antique dealer of course. But not to his shop, which has some of the most precious and affordable I might add antiques I have ever laid eyes on, but to his warehouse a couple of miles up the road. There you will find many treasures just waiting to be cleaned up and sent to some sweet home. I walked in, told Mr. Antiquie Man what I was looking for and he took me right to not one, but three pieces he thought fit my description...Whohoo!! I measured with my trusty measuring tape and told him to hold two of them and I would be back on Saturday to make a my purchase. Well, that was Tuesday and of course I couldn't let my pretty girl sit in that mean old cold warehouse all alone for four more days now could I?? So I call Mr. Antiquie Man on Thursday morning and told him I would meet him over at the shop to pick my baby up. Both pieces were perfectly suited for my purpose, however the one I choose was just the right size. Ok Ok I'll shut up now..here's a teaser pic.




Check back for before and after pictures this week...Oh and pictures of my Christmas decorations.
Blessings
Lisa

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kellys Blog Shower


First I would like to say congratulations to Kelly and her hubby Scott on the new blessing in their life. You cannot imagine what you are about to experience, a love like you've never known. I can't wait for you to hold your precious angel and look into her eyes, then you will know what I'm talking about.

I was a very young mother. I had my son, Scott when I was just a babe myself {only seventeen} however the moment I held him I knew my life would never be the same. I was his mama and I would have to say that the birth of him and his sister, my sweet girl {Kristen} has been the most precious gifts I feel the Lord has blessed me with.
Scott's now 22 and Kristen just turned 20, so you can imagine all the advice I have to share, however I'm sure you're going to get lots of wonderful advice from all these fabulous "Blog Mamas". My only advice is that you remember Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.


Blessings
Lisa

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Williams Project Part 2

I'm nearing completion of his master bathroom so I thought I would post a couple of pictures. The job included, a new cabinet, countertops, faucet, mirror, paint and accessories. I still need to choose a lighting fixture to go over the vanity {something with a finish similar to the faucets}.

The granite he choose is called Briolette.


I still need to find a few more pieces to accessorize here.


I'll be posting more pictures of this home later this week.
Blessings
Lisa

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Very Sweet Thank You!!

Remember my cutie patotie client I'm doing some design work for? Well...I helped him stage the house this past weekend for his moms 65th birthday party and just happend to mention in conversation how much I like jelly beans..I know, I know always thinking about food right, anyhoo I went by today to check on something at his house and lookie what I found on the counter waiting for little ole me.


What a sweetie huh.
Blessings

Friday, November 7, 2008

Williams Project Part 1

I'm currently in the process of decorating a beautiful home for a bachelor (who I might add is rather cute...Ooops...I digress). Anyhoo, I'm currently working on the kitchen area. When I began this project I recommended that he warm up the area with color first. Next we tackled the kneewall. He had the standard metal corbels and builder beige walls. I gave him two options: #1 we would add wainscotting to the kneewall and trim it out, option #2 was to paint the kneewall a shade darker than the walls add corbels and metal art...yep metal..I know I know you're probably thinkin I've lost it, but you be the judge.



So...what do you think? I'll post more pics of the entire kitchen when I'm done.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

God Is Good




President Barack Obama

1 Corithians 13

1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Prayer


My heart is so full. On Halloween night, a time of enjoyment for many children, one family in my town lost their child. You can read about it here (The State Newspaper). I can't even put into words how I feel at this moment, but I do know that prayer is needed for this family and the entire community.

"Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein." Hosea 14:9

Blessings
Lisa

Friday, October 31, 2008

Collections

Sometimes we find ourselves with a collection of things we had no idea we were collecting...hence my collection of Fleur di lys. I love them and over the years I've found myself with quite a collection of "Fleur" items. So many that I decided to start a wall grouping using just a few. I had a blank wall in my home office/studio that was perfect for a wall collage.


I love how it turned out. The grouping comes only a little over halfway down the wall so I plan to find a chest piece to go under it along that same wall. I'm looking for something old, but not worn. Something that could be refinished and antiqued.

As I said before, I have several items that have the Fleur di lys symbol....can you guess how many?? The person with the closest guess will win a prize. Don't forget to leave your email addy.

Lisa

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rooster Madness Monday




Mishelle over at The Crowned Casa is will be hosting Rooster Madness Monday. Here are some of my rooster cutties from my old kitchen. I currently only have ONE rooster in my kitchen..Iknow..I know..I can't believe that myself, however that could change at any minute.

Blessings

Lisa

My Love Affair With The Color Blue

I'm sure I'm not alone on this. I am really loving whats being done with the color blue lately. Some of my favorite bloggers out there (and you know who you are) are doing some incredible decorating around this color.


Turquoise: Is being used on many beautiful furniture pieces, as accents in rooms or as the main color scheme by choosing to paint the entire room that color. Take for instance these chairs from Paris Hotel Boutique, these are beautiful. I love how the black accentuates the line of these chairs, beautiful and elegant.

Take a look at all the bluish...turquoise pieces Horchow has to offer.






All of these pieces are beautiful...a little pricey, but gorgeous. Really gets my decorating juices flowing.

Blessings

Lisa

Saturday, October 18, 2008



I have just been blessed with this beautiful award from Charmaine over at Beautiful Things To Share. I am humbled. She has a beautiful blog that's very inspirational.
The rules are as follows: List 6 things I value, 6 things I do not, and send it on to 6 other people.

I value:
1 My walk with The Lord
2 My Children and Grandchild
3 My family & Friends
4 Love
5 My Church Family
6 My Bliss

I do not value:
1 Lies
2 Negative people
3 Self behavior
4 Material things
5 Arrogance
6 Greed

I pass this on to:
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
Kelly @ Kellys Korner
Donna @ The Decorated House
Pat @ Back Porch Musings
Sue @ Bienvenue
Holly @ Shabby Mama

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Autumn is Here!



Autumn has finally arrived at my house! I'm really enjoying all the beautifully adorned homes out there in "Blog Land". So many creative women. This is one of my favorite seasons, all the beautiful colors, leaves changing, a slight nip in the air. And lets not forget, yet another chance to make changes to my interior. I'll be posting those pics very soon.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Beautiful Antique Salon Chairs








These chairs make me want to drool. Don't you just love them.