9.18.2008

Inspiration

Wow how the time flies in between blogs! It has been so hectic and nutty around here! I know, I know.. I'm not the only one with a lot going on so it's no excuse! But, this morning, things slowed down a bit and I had time to get on my beloved Mac and do some blog hopping and create a blog post myself!
I was driving home from a soccer game last Saturday and saw this little fella just sitting on someone's driveway garage sale at 10:30. I thought to myself, "what in the world is a chair like that still sitting at a garage sale at 10:30"!! So of course I pulled over and got myself an amazing deal on an amazing antique chair! I am so excited to recover this beaut! As you can tell, it's in storage along with all our other belongings (as we wait for our home to close on October 3rd!) so, until then Mr. Chair!

Aren't these curtains beautiful? The whole bathroom is amazing, but the curtains just totally stuck out to me!

I love the simple elegance of this room. The mirrors on the wall are perfectly hung (sometimes when people try this technique it can look a bit cluttery). This room has nice clean lines but still allows for a "home-y, lived-in feeling".

I absolutely love this room. I am a huge fan of color because I feel it makes a home "a home". I love the combination of yellows with the mint oversized chair. Beautifully done!

Isn't this a fabulous glass bottle collection? The mirror behind the bottles was a brilliant choice! Love it!

I have finally started putting my "idea notebook" together which consists of hundreds (maybe thousands?) of magazine clippings and printouts of pictures from the wonderful blogs I visit who provide such beautiful pictures! Thank you all for the inspiration! There are SO many ways to go when decorating a home, it's hard to narrow it down! But that is the beauty of design; you can change and rearrange any time you like!

23 comments:

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You do not need to apologize for your blog absence.....we all get busy but you won't lose any followers.
Your moving for Pete's sake.....you must be overwhelmed.
What a beautiful find that chair is...you are really getting some great stuff for your house. I bet you are excited to put it all together.
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog today.
Have a great upcoming weekend~Sheri

Sherry said...

We blog when we can; never blog because you think you "have" to...it's just nice seeing you when you are here!! Glorious photos...I love the chair and that bottle collection is really stunning. It's simple yet opulent!

Simply Dandy said...

I love the pictures you showed today, especially the one room with the big chair and ohhh my goodness, didn't you get a sweet find at the garage sale. It will be darling recovered. I can't wait to see your home. It is going to be spectacular. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you again.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Priscila said...

Im glad ur back. I check ur blog all the time. I like your new chair! What are u going to do with the seat?
i think we should get together sometime when things stop being so crazy....ur in temecula right? Im in escondido

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Even though I did enjoy the pic of your couch for a while I'm glad to see ya back!LOL. I can't wait to see what you do with your new house, I love everything you have purchased so far, I sure hope you take lots and lots of pic for us!Pretty Please. Thanks for stopping by to visit.
Hugs~Kelly

Becky said...

What an incredible chair! Lucky lucky you! I know that it will look lovely whereever you put it.
You just have a way of making all things beautiful.
Becky

Debbie Kay said...

Hi pretty lady:

I love those chairs and glad you are back to blogging. I regrettably will not be making the barn sale this weekend. Too much going on in my little world. Lots of love to you and perhaps next month.

Love,
Debbie Kay

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love the new chair - what a bargain - can't wait to see how you redesign it. Also, congrats on the upcoming closing. I'm sure you can't wait to get your hands on it and start the decorating process. :)

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh I love that chair...can't wait to see what it looks like when you re-do it!

Don't ever worry about not blogging...we will all be here whenever you have time!

Hugz...take care!

Michele

Tracie~MPMaison said...

I need to go driving with you. You find the best things. I love that chair, what a lucky bunch of items in storage just waiting for that beautiful home.
I didn't know you were a Mac girl too - love it!
Time does go by so fast in between posts. Ooh, love that bottle collection photo, thanks for sharing.
Happy night!
xo~Tracie

TattingChic said...

The chair is awesome! Your home is going to be so lovely. I think your idea book is an awesome idea!!

Brandi said...

just lovely.. love the photos! cant wait to see that chair when you're done. its a beauty!

Mo said...

I wanted to tell you that you won one of the pumpkins I was giving away as part of the "Show us Your Pretty Pumpkin" event. If you could email your address to me, I'd appreciate it. My email is lifeatrosecottage@yahoo.com Thanks!

Cottage Flair said...

Beautiful photos. I love the white slipcovered sofa below as well.
Jennifer

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Awwwwwwwwwwweesome chair!!!!!!!1

M ^..^

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Isn't it fun to plan and dream over your decorating? When we were in the process of building this house, it was sooooooo much fun dreaming of how I would decorate!!
:)
Pretty chair too!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a fantastic buy! The chair is beautiful. Can't wait to see how you decorate your new home! It won't be long until it's yours!

Also loved the inspiration rooms, especially with the beautiful tub and the room with the mirrors!

Kady

Maggie May said...

that chair makes the bathroom, so beautiful.

and Great Find!!

ROHIT said...

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i liked your blog
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Kris said...

That chair is a gem! LOVE it. Beautiful photos and I like that bath!
Kris

emily said...

What a great chair! Can't wait to see what you do with it!
emily

Chad and Jess said...

I can't believe all that i have been missing out on with your blog. I thought that you moving would be the end of your business, but it was just the start!! Everything is gorgeous. I can't believe you found that amazing settee set. Lucky girl. Hope all is going well.

Shanana said...

I can't wait to hear more about your house!