Monday, October 31, 2011

Death Valley

We have been busy bees around here creating "Death Valley" in our front yard. For those of you that are not familiar with what this means, it is the name of LSU stadium and since the game of the century is this weekend, we thought it would be super appropriate. Christopher was in charge of the pumpkin and if he can't find a job in graphic design, he could always go into the pumpkin carving biz:

Emily was in charge of making tombstones with the opponent and score of the game:

So today will be installation of the graveyard, lighting and large spray painted sign saying "Welcome To Death Valley" with the fight song on continuous play. There also might be some cocktails needed tonight in order to deal with the comments. So I'm going to get busy and you can enjoy some of these random rooms I love:


Thursday, October 27, 2011

3 Items = 1 Room

Item #1

Item #2

Item #3

These 3 items together instantly makes me think of some dark, rich, luxurious space like these:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

If The GW Was A Man, I Would Marry Him

The GW would be a great man because he would be full of surprises and never disappoints. Case in point, yesterday I swung through there just to see what had been dropped off after the weekend and I swear I heard a choir of angels when I saw this:

Are you kidding me! I wanted to make out with this instantly!

Then I went inside...

Clean line coffee table that just needs a coat of paint

His and Her chairs with great lines just needs new fabric
Big chunky brass lamps that just need new shades
Large oriental!
GW and I had a great time and I look forward to seeing him again real tomorrow.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Back In The Saddle Again

Thank you to all my friends who have loved and supported us during this REALLY difficult time but I am back now and ready to roll. Friday morning I was in Brandy's driveway focused on getting to the Nashville Flea Market. I don't know if you remember some large orange plexiglass circles we found a few weeks ago...well they are now in her foyer against a stunning fushia pink lacquered wall

possibly the coolest thing ever!
So we head out to the flea market armed with caffeine and cash.
First item spotted:

This amazing fixture was removed from a house built in 1952. It will now reside in Brandy's mid century modern home in her kids bathroom.

This lamp reminded me of the movie Anchorman sex panther cologne scene

This chair spray painted would be banana's

I loved this industrial lamp

My find of the day was this beautiful pale pink lamp with an acrylic base. This vendor from outside of Chicago never disappoints. I envision a large white drum shade with gold on the inside and then placing said lamp in a room similar to these:

Source: None via Thistle on Pinterest

Source: None via Nikki on Pinterest

Who knows...this lamp may be available to the general public very soon...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lawrence Gabriel Crochet 6/25/32-10/16/11

                                                                  Rest in peace

Source: via Lanette on Pinterest

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Battle of The Colors

Today is Saturday and we all know what that means....GAME DAY! LSU vs. Tennessee. So in honor of this battle I decided to battle it out in design world. Purple and gold vs. orange and white. May the best color combo win:

Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

Source: None via Melissa on Pinterest

Clearly the winner is:


Friday, October 14, 2011

A Day In The Life

I know so many people are jealous of this "Insanely" fantastic life that I have so I thought I would give you a play by play on how this day is going:

6:50am Emily's ride for school is a no show so I grab my purse and cup of coffee, slip on some flip flops, find a cardigan to cover my boobs because I have on a thin nightgown and race out the door.

7:15am Arrive back home, make sure no neighbors are outside, grab purse and empty coffee mug, walk up to my house and fall. The contents of my purse go flying one way and my ass is everywhere. I leave chunks of my knee on the sidewalk and get inside with no dignity.

8:00 Out the door, very carefully, to meet Kathy at an estate sale. Great time with her as always but didn't score at the sale.

9:00 Dropped off a nightgown for my mom, who promptly looked me up and down and asked me why I was wearing a shirt with a hole in it? At least that hole is not as big as the one on my right knee! She then feels the need to have me check her blood pressure and pulse 10 times. I ask if we need to see the cardiologist and she says "No...I'm sure my heart will just stop and that will be it" Fantastic

11:00 I head home...BP and pulse are fine

11:30 Arrive home, walk in carefully. Let dogs out and start sweeping up dog hair

12:00  I'm disgusted and leave for the GW and find this

$5.99 brass sconce

So that's the jealous and enjoy this room with non shedding dogs

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Black and White

Yesterday I was out and about hunting for a headboard for my mother in law and although I didn't find that I did find these:

Nobody could give me the story behind these...desks? I'm not sure what they were originally used for but I can see them in several applications...bedside tables, vanity, lined up as a console, or obviously a desk. I love the graphic lines of the curves and the glossy white on top. Although I am definitely a color fan, there is something classic about black and white.