August 30, 2008
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August 20, 2008
Bedside table no. 2
The bedroom furniture is the Farmhouse Collection from Potterybarn (see this post here). I know pinch yourself now. I was totally CASing the look and feel of said "Room No. 1" at "The Spring" (remember this post). I went there with my daughters for Mother's Day this year and a couple of times since. We loved the place so much we had to go back. My daughter is a regular there. It's a little spa totally off the beaten path and little known to the world (we hope it stays that way). They have approximately a total of 10ish+ rooms they all line this courtyard of the three mineral pools on premise (those are miraculous trust me on that one). Anyway, I think I've gotten it pretty close. I went with white sheets, a chocolate colored throw and accent pillows. My walls are still bare and the lamps are going to be swapped out. But until I find just the right lamps, these will have to do for now. I am going to sell these lamps either on etsy or ebay. I bought them for $150 for the pair and I will sacrifice these for $75 for the pair (firm) buyer pays shipping. They are vintage/country style, the shades are handmade and they have blue floral embellishment ribbon that pins on (I removed it to wash the shades), they are repro's not antique at all but they look it.
Anyway, I do digress. I hope you like the side by side inspiration views of my room. Thanks for stopping in.
August 11, 2008
Edited: 07 Aug 2008. Hi everyone! The inchie swap is in full swing. Only 3 more sets left to arrive and I will start assembling the sets for mailing. Still out: Letters A, B, (Tracy), H, T (Allison) and U, V, (Beth). I've moved this blog post up to the top to post the udpates. Stay tuned~~
A is for Apple
Edited to Add: I changed the number of participants to 13 and Inchies to two letters each.... a friend of mine pointed out that in order for each person to get a full set to exchange of the alphabet they would have to do 26 to swap. So I changed it up so that each participant would get two letters of the alphabet and only have to make 13 of each letter. That will alleviate boredom with one design. Inchies are small so doing 26 won't be that hard. I never was that good at math. winkwink
Ok guys I am throwing down my first ever A-Z Alphabet INCHIE Exchange/Swap. I will need 13 participants for this thing to fly so sign-up peeps!!! When complete we will all have a full A-Z set of 26 Inchies. This is similar to ATCs swaps you are all used to except we are doing 1x1 Inchies. How fun is THAT!! If you need inchie supplies or ideas head on over to Ellen Hutsons webstore she has lots of stuff.
Here are the UPDATED AS OF JUN 20TH dete's -
1. Rule number 1 – HAVE FUN - =D
2. Make 2 sets of 13 same image Inchies with an image using a letter of the alphabet (you each have your letters now) - one will be from me. For example: if you are assigned an "A" you could used an image that begins with the letter "A", such as an Apple. You would make 13 Inchie Apples and then 13 of your second letter “B” for example you would make 13 inchies with an image of a ball. These are examples only use any image you choose
3. 13 of 2 same images total NOT 13 unique/different images
4. You will make a total of 26 inchies to swap
5. No Vendor Restrictions
6. Quality Work – chipboard or heavy cardboard for backing
7. Use of an embellishment (creative candy, glitter…your choice)
8. Use the letter on your Inchie (See example below)
9. Postmarked by August 2 –
10. Include SASE w/return envelope and postage
11. Store your finished product in a ziplock bag or some protective covering
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I will keep everyone updated on a regular basis as we make progress. Visit my blog for updates. Be sure and say hello or leave a comment.
(Click the example picture to go to Ellen Hutson's Inchie Blog)
My email address can be found on my sidebar under my profile picture click on "View My Complete Profile"
A. Tracy Durcan ~Durcan Designs~
B. Tracy Durcan ~Durcan Designs~
C. littleseaotter http://scarletandgray.blogspot.com/
D. Linda - lkrhodes
E. Kim H Running on Ink
F. littleseaotter http://scarletandgray.blogspot.com/
G. Me =D
H. Allison A (SCS Gallery)
I. Maria Kitchen Sink Stamps
J. Helen Craftyprayer
L. Helen Craftprayer
M. Me =D
N. Maria Kitchen Sink Stamps
O. Michelle G ~Out On a Limb Blogspot~
P. Michelle G ~Out On a Limb Blogspot~
Q. Nubin ~craftinginohio.blogspot.com/~
R. Nubin ~craftinginohio.blogspot.com/~
S. Kim H Running on Ink
T. Allison A (SCS Gallery)
U. Beth ~astampingoodtime~
V. Beth ~astampingoodtime~
W. Damaris - please send me your link if you have one
X. Damaris - please send me your link if you have one
Y. grammysammy437 (SCS)
Z. grammysammy437 (SCS)
August 09, 2008
August 07, 2008
August 05, 2008
You can see the new paint colors above. The darker color is the Taupe and the lighter color is the Toffee. This is my very old shabby chic vintage dresser. I've been meaning to refinish this by distressing it a bit more. I will keep this in the room because its so cute. Aren't my fresh flowers just beautiful. The roses are opening up so nice. I like the monochromatic (all white) look. Again, simplicity. I have the flowers in my white antique water bowl and pitcher set. This is very old as well. These are two pieces I inherited from my great aunt who died when she was in her 90's. I took care of her for two years (home health aid)
Close up of the lid/that turns into a cup. I have a tray on my bedside table for all items. I don't want any rings on my new furniture or scratches. The tray is Pottery Barn too but I've had it for a few years now. It matches beautifully and works great too keeping the finish to my bedside tables safe from harm. I will post after pictures of the entire room when it is complete.
I think there are still 4 sets we are waiting for. Once I receive everyones letters I will divide full sets from A-Z up and ship them off timely. I've had a crazy month since being back from off of vacation the first part of July. Yep its almost a month since I've been around. It's lonely in blogoland for one. I hardly have any comments.