Monday, March 14, 2011

the big reveal is here! come on over...

okay, so my bedroom remodel #2073 is almost complete, lol!  

as i mentioned in my last post, i decided to move my new ethan allen end tables up to my bedroom. i think they look awesome on either side of my settee.

what do you think?
not sure if you can see the antique rug in the photo above, but actually i inherited it from my grandmother. it has been in her family for generations. i have others around this one happens to be one of my favorites!

below is a close up, you can clearly see how worn the edge of the rug that look!
items like this rug that have been been passed down to me have even more of a sentimental value to me seeing that both sets of my grandparent have passed on. god rest their souls!

if you follow me on twitter, you may remember this tweet:
unfortunately, one of my aunts passed away from ovarian cancer. shortly after i started my blog almost 3 years ago, wow! hard to believe it's been that long! anyway, she had cancer and it spread quickly! after a few surgeries and removal of several organs she was given about 8-9 months but died about 2 months later.

so let me ask you, what is your most memorable wedding gift?  

anyway, speaking of gifts that have sentimental value my aunt gave us 12 placesettings of our sterling silver flatware [towle, legato] and ALL of our serving pieces! nice, huh! she was such a generous and stylish woman! so you know, every time i use my sterling silver flatware i can't help but think of her!

makes me sad just thinking about her death. she was only 61 years old when she died.   very sad, god rest her soul!

okay, back to my bedroom move. as much as i am obsessed with NAVY BLUE, i can't believe there is no NAVY BLUE in my color palette! ha! ha! ha!
i have to tell you these ethan allen end tables are perfect for storing all my HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, BETTER HOMES & GARDENS, TRADITIONAL HOME, VERANDA, TOWN & COUNTY, FOOD NETWORK, OPRAH MAGAZINE and MARTHA STEWART MAGAZINE collections! LOL! you can see a clearer image below:
one actually stores all my home decor magazines and the other holds all of my cooking magazines....such a FABULOUS idea!!! of course i had to place my urns in front!
i just love these mini staffordshire dogs, expensive little buggers [made in england] but i love them! i bought them on vacation in new orleans a few years back and have been searching for a large pair ever since! either i can't justify the cost or i don't like the style of the dogs!
time to "chilax" and watch the end of hawaii 5-0!

finally, below is an image in the morning with daylight in the background, so warm and cosy!


  1. ahh. i love it. so warm and classic. great job.

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  2. love the Ethan Allen end tables and those staffordshire dogs are too cute.

  3. I love it all! That rug is gorgeous!

  4. Love the rug and the tables. So sorry about your Aunt but how lovely you have such a special gift to remind you of her.

  5. We love old inherited pieces the best! Your tables look great in your bedroom. I can't tell you how many times I have ordered something for one place and ended using it in a totally diferent way.
    My favorite wedding gift was/is a Waterford vase that is the perfect size to hold two bunches of Costco flowers. I never even have to arrange them, just trim the stems and plunk them down into that magic vase. Wish I have about 3 or 4 more of them.

  6. Love your new tables and the rug is gorgeous! I really enjoy pieces like that - the ones with lots of history!

  7. I love it!!! The best pieces are the ones passed down. :)

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  9. What a beautiful memory you have of you aunt. Things like that are so special. My grandmother gave us her China before we were married, and I will always treasure it.

    I love the end tables! You have a wonderful decorating eye! I'm still working on our guest room. Hope to finish it off this Spring.

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