Sunday, January 25, 2015

Open House Sunday

Pink Adobe
Or actually Pink Stucco....this wonderful Spanish Colonial once belonged to 
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
It was built in 1925 in Palm Springs.
Isn't it a romantic place?
I love the row of blue pots full of pink flowers.
 The grounds are so beautifully manicured.
This is how old Hollywood lived.
Inside you can just imagine Clark and Carole feeling very comfortable in this place.
It's masculine and feminine.
I love the spanish tile details throughout. I love everything about this room
except the tv over the fireplace. And that sectional is a bit unfortunate.
The cross timbers are amazing in the room.
Look at the bush that lights up outdoors. If you look at the first photo in this grouping...you'll see it's 
actually a metal sculpture in the garden. 
Love the big arched doorways. I know where you can get those chairs with and without arms.
The kitchen is very rustic...isn't it? I'm afraid I'd just have to paint those cabinets but I love
the fun tile.
I can just imagine Clark's hat hanging by the back door on the wall, can't you?
Here's a great room to relax in for the movie buff.
Another great fireplace.
One of several nice big beds to sleep in. 
 More Spanish tile.
I doubt this tile is original.
 That's a rustic bed for sure.
Of course there is a billiard room. 
 I'd pick this bedroom if staying here.
More tile! 
Let's look at the garden once again...see that metal tree? That is the one we 
saw all lit up from inside.

All of this can be your's see the full listing here.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thank You

 Thank you so much to all of you who wrote with words of encouragement after my last post
about us losing dear Daisy.

Daisy was Violet's full sister but she lived with my Mom.
So I'm doing ok...I loved her but she didn't live here and was not part of my every day.

I also feel that a big part of my frustration of late...is I'm not finding time to be creative.

I vowed to find the time....but this week my days off were filled up again.
First with Daisy's funeral.
We buried her at my Mom's 
(Mom dug for two days, day three I was able to come help and finish)
and then on Friday Mom and I decided we needed a day of fun.

We went to see...

I'd already seen it but Mom hadn't. 
I loved it even more this second time. 

But poor Mom...she had in her head that we were seeing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
and she kept waiting for Judy Dench and Maggie Smith to show up.

It added to her confusion because they showed a preview for the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
just before the movie.

Before the movie...we shopped at the new Von Maur.
That was really a treat. We hit the sale racks and declared it a great day!
Oh...my I love that store!

Oh...best thing about Von Maur?...the Ladie's Lounge!
It was sooooo pretty!

I got emails from a couple of companies this week asking if I'd try out their products
in exchange for blog posts and that made me feel needed.

My spirits are lifted due in no small part to all of the super nice emails and comments 
I received from all of you.

Thanks so much!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mod Mix Monday #179 Take Two

So at work..I've had a running disagreement with several of the other designers about 
the use of pastels in decor. You know I love them.
They hate them.
(they are wrong)
Apartment Therapy just did an article listing pastels as a hot trend from 2014 that is 
still going strong into 2015.

I don't care about trends...pastels done in a fresh way make me happy. 

Besides that apartment above is in Paris...and we all know how chic Paris is!

I shared my favorites from last time's Mod Mix Monday last week but it was mid week
so here they are again. Please link up your posts below.

Thanks so much for all your kind words of support from my post on my year in review.
I love blogging and I'm really missing not being here more.

Your comments made me want to keep going when I feel like "What is the point?"

This week was rough. We lost our little Daisy.
She was sister to my Violet.
She was only 14...I hate that our little dogs don't live longer.
That is Daisy on the left with her sister Rosie. Rosie is a full sister but one year younger.
These photos were taken when Mom was at my house two years ago recovering from heart surgery.
Those seem like good times now.
Here are all of them in the bed...only one missing is Franklin.

I still remember the day we brought Daisy home. She was only 7 weeks...she grumbled all the way to the house in the car.
She was grumbling the day she died. Knowing that grumble meant she was not happy...
just about kills me.
Their little lives are just too darn short.

Sorry to be sad.....I'm really struggling the last few days.
Wondering why I do any of the things I do and does it even matter?

I'll be better next week. I hope.

Let's get to the party...
 Orphans With Make Up shared her top blog posts of 2014.
Karen of Somewhat Quirky Design shared her favorite projects of 2014.
 Marianne of Macca took photos of first snow.
Just lovely
Redo It Yourself Inspirations gave us an after Christmas tour.
This photo made me laugh out loud. A monkey riding a weenie dog like a horse.
I think that is the perfect end to a perfect Christmas.


Please join in this week's Mod Mix Monday!

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
Please include the Mod Mix Monday logo and back link to me.
Use a permalink to your individual post not to your entire blog.

If you link up...I'd appreciate it, if you'd follow me.



 
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