Sunday, August 17, 2014

English Ivy Lace Door Panel

 Good, Good Monday Morning to you! I hope everyone is well and happy! First off I want to thank everyone for all your sweet and wonderful comments on our Daughters Wedding to Seth. Bernadette read your comments and was smiling from ear to ear!

I am a bit behind on my visits to you, but I do have a really good excuse, I opened on ETSY Shop! and it took me for ever! I mean for ever! I thought I would never get done. I named the shop Designs by Auntie Em. I am still making things and adding as I complete the items. I listed the ETSY on my side bar, so if you'd like to take a peek I would love for you to.
I know many of you have shops on ETSY how is it going for you?

Now on to my post about "Lace"
A few posts back I shared our laundry room with you and the door that leads to it. During remolding Gary and I choose a glass door, that at time seemed to be the right choice, until I ran into it (I'm a bit clumsy LOL)
Smack into the glass, I was not happy...
 So to remedy my clumsiness and for my love of lace, Gary put up a lace door panel for me and I love it!! It almost matches my lace window curtains. I tried to find and order a door panel to match them, but no such luck.
I did find the English Ivy pattern from Heritage Lace and its a pretty darn close match.
The light changes many times during the day so the light shining through the lace gives the lace different appearances throughout the day.

 A before shot without lace curtain
 And now with lace curtain
The lace looks light and airy in this picture with all the light
 A look from inside the laundry room

 A few close ups of the pretty English Ivy and Lace door panel

 Even the trim is pretty I think. I have always been found of lace and so this curtain makes my heart sing and the best thing is, I will not run smack into the door again!!! LOL
 Shiloh how did you show up on this post, you just never know where this little Aussie is going to show up. We love our baby!

Have a wonderful, wonderful week!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

We Had a Wedding


 Good Monday Morning everyone!
 We had a Wedding!  Our youngest daughter Bernadette married her honey Seth on April 19, 2014 Easter weekend. They wanted a small quiet and intimate wedding. Instead of a large wedding, they used their wedding funds to buy a home and start their lives  together.
So 36 of us gathered together in Lake Tahoe Zephyr Cove, NV.
To celebrate their marriage.
With Bernadette's dearest friend from childhood at hand to capture the special moments, we now have beautiful photos and memories to last a lifetime (Thank you Jaclynn)
If you live in California and are looking for a amazing wedding, engagement, party or baby photographer our family highly recommends JRP Jaclynn Renee Photography  Jaclynn Renne Photography Facebook

All photo's were taken by Jaclynn, This photo was taken on the dock at Zephyr Cove. Its a private dock, Bernadette and Seth rented a beautiful home in Zephyr Cove where they were married by Bernadette's cousin (my niece Amber).

Jaclynn had Seth turn around so he could not see Bernadette walking the deck for their first wedding look.
 
 It was a fresh clear beautiful day April 19 Th.


 I can just hear Bernadette saying (Do you like my dress) I think his expression says it all.
 Seth looks pretty darn handsome himself!   Both worn gray, Bernadette's gown was light sliver and Seth's suit charcoal.
 Sweet Love! As a wedding gift from Seth to Bernadette he presented her with the diamond posts she is wearing. Bernadette gave Seth a watch that she had engraved with words of love.
 Bernadette's sister Desire' was her maid of honor. Seth had his brother Ben stand up for him as best man. On both bouquet's a picture of my sister Margo their Auntie hung from the stem. They both wanted her to be there (but lives in heaven) so what better way than to carry her photo.
 A moment of peace and prayer.

 I love Seth's face here, these two really are a great couple and complement each other ever so nicely.
 A kiss for luck and were on our way......
 I LOVE this picture !
The wedding took place at the home under the cherry blossom trees that were just staring to bloom... Here comes Desire' and Ben. Des carried the wedding bands. 

Gary walked  Bernadette down the isle in a pinecone lined  pathway.



There's Amber starting to say "Do you take" and you know the rest.

They both said "I DO" and off they go....had to watch our heels in the grass we kinda sunk in a bit..


 I took these pics...can't you tell hehehee. I had special M&M's made in their favorite colors, Seth's color is blue and Bernadette's s green, I added the white for the wedding.
Hershey's Hugs and Kisses were added to the candy mix with stickers I made, and put on the bottom of the candy.

 I also made the stickers for the canning jars, added ribbon and flowers.
 Jaclynn also shot these pictures of Desire' and her boyfriend Paul.
Photo's keep those special moments in time alive forever. What I love about Jaclynn's technique of photography  is that its never over posed and the pictures are in real time and capture the feeling of the moment.

Enjoy your week!

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Do you have a "Statement Chair"

 Happy Month of July! July is such a happy month that always makes me smile.
 July happens to be one of my favorite months of the year, because its my first born daughters birthday on July 11.

 So to start off the month with my first post, I thought it would be fun to share and talk about  two of my "statement chairs" I was recently contacted by "One Kings Lane" to help them introduce their   "Home Décor Resource" guide, it has answers to questions like: Which era is your chair from?

One Kings Lane has written an article titled "How to Incorporate Statement Furniture Into Any Room"   What a fun read and very informative I thought. My chairs are definitely  an accent to the rest of my room, we use every bit of furniture in our home. Gary and I love comfy, sit your fanny down and curl up in kind of furniture.

This rocking chair Gary and I found at our neighbors garage sale for $100 dollars, it was in such great shape expect for the seat that had been lovingly warn out. The wood has a beautiful  grain to it with its original stain, we knew all it needed was reupholstering.
While browsing  One Kings Lane I came across an article on the History of the Rocking Chair  I did not know that the rocking chair goes back as far as 1710 and that the rocking chair was distinctly American from the start. It was mostly used in one of two ways/places: for mothers and babies in nurseries, and for the elderly and invalids, in hospitals and mental facilities.
I got the biggest chuckle out of this one.


 So here are the before photos

 And now:
For the reupholstering we choose a blue wool tweed fabric. It really brighten up the chair and gave it new life!

 Our Rocking Chair is from the 1960's we were told and purchased new at that time. The craftsmanship on the rocker is really beautiful. We believe our chair to be Mission Style.



 What I love about statement chairs is that you can put them anywhere. Move them around to any cozy corner of your home.
 I love the look and the feel of this piece in my room. I have moved it all the around the house.







 Now for this sweet petite Victorian Parlor Chair. Gary and I found her at our local antique shop, she had already been re-dressed in this vibrant wool plaid (I think she looks a bit talkative) or as some would call " loud" all dressed in plaid. But I love her the way she is.
I think we have a lot in common. She is short to the floor and very talkative. LOL

 I can envision tea time, with an elegantly dress lady seated ever so graciously in this chair sharing stories of the day or maybe even stitching and sipping tea, or better yet hot coco.
 

 The carving you see is so fine and pretty, but yet so simple in style.
 





 The seat is wider in front and sits low to the floor.
 Here she is sitting in style in the front room.
And again by a fireplace. This old gal gets around.
I think if someone was to ask me what my decorating style is, I would have to say Cozy, Warm and hopefully inviting, with a large scoop  of Cottage a pinch of French country and a dash of Farmhouse and Prairie. There is something about all decorating styles I love.

I hope you go over to visit One Kings Lane and use their the new Home Décor Resources guide, I enjoyed spending time browsing many of the article. Also the shopping, I have my eye on a few things....teeheehe.

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