Monday, February 17, 2014

French Ornate Mirror -SOLD

Beautiful Mahogany / Cherry Wood French Ornate Mirror. All wood and in great condition! This mirror can be placed in just about any room for a luxurious and old world feel! This beauty measures 51 1/2 inches wide and 43 inches tall measuring from tallest and widest points.

This mirror would pair up beautifully with the French Ornate Table!!

Beautiful Ornate Mirror

This Mirror would dress up any Space!

Mirror measures 51 1/2 X 43

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!!

Greetings Sweet Readers,

Happy Valentines Day!! I woke up this morning and met a girlfriend for coffee and breakfast while our husbands were away at work.  I had not been able to see my very good friend in months!  But we always pick up where we left off last!  The conversation that was repeated over and over between us was that if we cannot love ourselves then it will be difficult to love or be loved.  It is a valuable lesson that I (and she) have learned over the years and I hope to inspire you to treat yourself today and let you know that it is crucial  that you Love yourself!

Here are a couple of my favorite Quotes:

YOU are Unique, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! 

If you are not being you, then who is going to be you?

We are custom designed and we are not one in a million, we are one in six BILLION!

Inspirational Self Love Quotes - Be Inspired!

Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.
- Unknown author

 No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
- Barbara de Angelis

 Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

 What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
- Marcus Annaeus Seneca

 Oh, I’m so inadequate. And I love myself!
- Meg Ryan

 “Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
- Veronica A. Shoffstall

 “Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”
- Oscar Wilde

 “I didn’t belong as a kid, and that always bothered me. If only I’d known that one day my differentiates would be an asset, then my early life would have been much easier.”
- Bette Midler

 “The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”
- Mark Twain

Mary Elizabeth

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Family Room Coffee Table Decor

I collect magazines from the local library such as House Beautiful and Southern Living, etc.  The library located near me has book sales from time to time and I will find treasures of books and magazines for 10 cents each!  So, when I am bored I will pick up a magazine and flip through the pages and mark everything I like or dreaming about.  Most the time I am dreaming of Pottery Barn calling me and surprising with a home makeover!  In the meantime, I will do the best I can.

I put together a few items on a white painted tray to lighten up our family room.  My coffee tables are dark wood and need to be brighten up. 

I placed three items inside the painted tray.

The boxwood plant I found at Marshall's for 16.95

I added a glass vase with a candle.  I think I bought this vase at Walmart.

And a girl bust statue.

These books I got from Marshall's are hollow inside and useful for saving remotes and other items.  I bought these on sale from Marshall's for about $5.  I added a couple of votive candles for ambiance.

I hand painted this tray and painted a french motif with a stencil.  This can be easily achieved with a can of spray paint.  The tray I bought from Pier 1, but you can find them just about anywhere.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Astrodome - nicknamed "Eighth Wonder of the World"

Hello My Sweet Readers,

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been the biggest show in Texas since 1932.  Everything was held in the Reliant Astrodome & Astrohall until the Reliant Center.  Because I grew up in Houston, Texas it would be a landmark that I would hate to see go.  I remember the rodeos, carnival, and concerts I have attended over my years of growing up.

Did you know? The Astrodome was ranked 134th in the "America's Favorite Architecture" poll commissioned by the American Institute of Architects, that ranked the top 150 favorite architectural projects in America as of 2007.

The future of the Reliant Astrodome is still in limbo. Who knows how Houston will vote for its future.   Luckily, I was able to get out there before the demolition of the three ramps located on the exterior portion of the building in 2013.  I really enjoyed looking at the building intact one last time.  I was able to take a photograph of the infamous skylights and can see exactly why it was ranked top 150 of America's Favorite Architecture in 2007.  I also walked the grounds of the Reliant Astrodome and Park and was in awe at all the bronze sculptures from artist all over.

I am hoping to get out to the Rodeo this year and visit the livestock!  I love little piglets and have always seen the piglet races reported on the news, it is something I have been wanting to see for a few years. 

Here are a few photographs of my little walk around Reliant Astrodome...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Vintage Three Drawer Chest - Neutral - $130 (SOLD)

This beautiful vintage 3-Drawer Chest was painted Neutral.  This piece is larger than a nightstand and smaller than your average chest.  The body was painted lighter than the drawers for more drama.  This chest if very functional and will compliment any decor and any room.

Vintage Three Drawer Chest

Original & Glass Pulls

Sealed with an Antiquing Method

Measures 31 1/2 inches wide, 18 inches deep, and 31 1/2 inches tall.

Put it anywhere and it will shine!

Thank you Rebecca!

Shabby Chic Nightstand - $85 (SOLD)

This nightstand was painted white and finished with antique wax.  I stamped the top of it with French Typography and has a vintage worn look.  The table will work in any room!

Shabby Chic Nightstand

French Typography Stamped On Top

Two Drawers - Plenty of Storage Space

Table measures 23 inches wide, 16 inches deep, 24 inches tall.
Thank you Rebecca!

French Console Table - $300 ((SOLD))

I found this console table in perfect condition!  Normally, tables with wood carved detail and bowed legs take an enormous amount of time to make and is the reason they are priced so high.  I was lucky enough to find this one at an estate sale.   I wanted to paint it and enjoy it for a little bit until a happy home was found! 

This Chic & Ornate French Console Table was painted in layers of white, linen, and antiquing methods. Absolutely gorgeous and substantial in size! This piece would grace any space and bring in the French Feel to your home or shop!

Ornate French Table / Hall Table / Entry Table

The wood carved details are amazing!

Some Distressing & Antiquing

Table measures 48 inches wide, 19 inches deep, and 37 1/2 inches tall
Distressed to perfection!

Carved detail

Will compliment any decor!

Take it home with you!

Thank you Andrea & Carl!