Monday, August 18, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #163

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I'm in love with this mod pod of a bed.
Isn't it different? Love it mixed with the wallpaper too.

Here's my favorites from last week's party....
 Darling dining room chairs redone by Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction.
She covered the seats with a table cloth.
 Angela of Number Fifty Three painted a mid century dresser a big color.
 Martha of Martha Leone Design painted a couple of french provincial pieces 
in gray and white making for a bold graphic statement. 
Joanna of A Squirrel's Diary shared her dress up tea for all her friends.
A tea with hats is always good. 
Darrielle of D.D.'s Cottage and Design took and old ugly grungy desk and turned it into
a wonderful grungy desk! 
Look at Darrielle's cute little green cottage table for her breakfast nook!
Love the color mixed with all those pillows. 
And finally....Patti of Old Things New painted an old dining room table in a fabulous color.
I adore this style of table and especially adore it in this color.

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stencils!!!

Mod Vintage Stencil Mania
by Heather
Yesterday I got an email from a Mod Vintage Life reader - Heather.
She wanted to share photos of her stenciled walls.

Aren't they lovely?
I'm usually not a big fan of stenciling but oh...I love what she has done.
Those haphazardly placed blossoms above on a smoky plum wall...love that!
I also love that sleek desk mixed with the ornate lamp and mirror.
Just the right mix of old and new.
 This hallway is super pretty too....
Loving every bit of this.
 And how about just a few gold birds flying away!

I knew you all would enjoy this.
I love the way she's got all these flowers mounted to the wall too. 

Heather doesn't have a blog of her own...but she should, shouldn't she?
She promises to email me more projects as she does them.

The other day I put up a humming bird feeder...yes I know very very late.
But I just hadn't gotten around to it this year.

I put it up and within an hour I had a little one flying around.
Of course as soon as the weenies went out...it disappeared.

Humming birds don't like weenies. 
I guess they don't realize how unthreatening they are.

The weenies don't even know the hummers are there!

So the last few days my friends who are all meaning well...
keep calling me to ask me what I'm doing.

I just about can't take it any more.

I'm not doing anything....and I don't want to talk to anyone about the fact that I'm doing nothing.

Tonight my friend Deidra called. I hadn't answered her calls the last couple of days
but tonight I finally did.

As soon as I said hello she asked if I was mad at her.
"No", I said, "I'm never mad. I just couldn't take having everyone calling me asking
what I'm going to do next."

"I just don't want to talk about it".
"I don't know what I'm going to do...if I did...I'd be doing it."

She said she understood how I felt and said that I should do what she does when 
people ask her what she is doing. 

She says she tells them she is working on her novel.

That usually shuts people up cause everyone knows a novel takes a few years to write
and they are very impressed.

So for awhile anyway....I'm writing a novel.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #162

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A lovely summer room....
Who would think an orange velvet sofa could be so soothing.
I love all the colors in this room.
You can just feel the summer breeze coming through the patio door.

So many of you have done wonderful things this summer at your houses.
I have done nothing as I was busy working.
Working is so over rated. It really is.

Let's take a look a my favorites from last week's Mod Mix Monday....
 Laurel of The North End Loft revealed her bathroom redo.
Isn't it pretty? 
 and works perfectly with her bedroom.
 Revi of Revisionary Life added aqua touches all over her living room to great effect.
Victoria of Trois Petite Filles turned an antique foot board into this very french love seat.
Tres chic!
 Mary of Orphans with Makeup painted a little cabinet lime green.
Wow! What a punch of color for the room.
 Anne of Design Dreams by Anne showed off her new kitchen.
I couldn't help but include her cat!
 Janet of Rosemary-Thyme shared her recipe for a summer tart.
Isn't this scrumptious looking? Love every bit of this.
 Mimi's Vintage Charm is shown off in her redecorated master bedroom.
Luann of Lovely Livings showed off her porch.

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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