Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New curtains for the family room and a summer table top

Spring 2013

Morning Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you well and happily
enjoying summer!  Can hardly believe
we are almost out of July, only 8 days
left,  oh my!!  Did that fly by.....

Am all unpacked and just trying to
get my mojo back after being gone
for 9 days, another reason that July
seemed to fly by so

Some of you have asked when I was
gonna get my curtains up???  
Actually the family room ones have
 been up for probably over a month,
but figured I would wait until I got
the dining room done too, which has
been done for a few weeks now too,
but since we were going away and
I already had pics of my playing 
vignettes done, so I did those
 posts instead.

So now.... I can do my curtain post.
I have to say I have really enjoyed
the new look.  After going thru the
pics and all,  I decided to just show
you the family room this week, as my
 dining room table has fabric all over it
 and the sewing machine,  so doesn't
 make for a very nice picture. if you get
 my will show you those
next week probably. I am still tweaking
 both rooms,  but had to quit to get
 ready for our trip and then of course,
the trip itself.  lol  So after tomorrow,
I will probably be back at it again.

Here you can see I was trying it out to
 see how we liked it.

When you see them scrunched together
it is hard to tell they look like this.
Not the best pic, I might add,  but
really love the fabric and if you have
been by last week,  you saw this as
a table

The curtains went from this.....more formal look

to this more casual and modern look.
(The lights were on here so it sort of changed
 the color) Still trying to decide if I want to
paint the curtain rods....and what color if I
did..........any ideas??  They would be welcome.
I am thinking I might like to paint the walls
a vanilla color, but not really sure..........

This is the right shade of blue on everything too.

 This shot was taken from the dining room.
Did you notice I was trying the afghan in
different spots.   lol  Some of these pics
were taken at different times.

Decided to throw in a few Spring/Summer table
 top pics as well.  Since I changed a lot of things
around since Spring...........

A lovely book I won a few years ago in a give-
away from Bonnie over at One Designing Woman.

It is called "One Thousand Gifts"
 by Anne Voskamp.  A great read I might add,
the prose is wonderful, and lovely gift for anyone,
and It confirmed what I had already discovered
 by doing my Thankful Thursday post every week.

This shot was taken from the kitchen

Hope you enjoyed your visit,  Happy you came
by and hope you will say hello........

Will show you the rest of the tabletops pics
on Thursday........

Sharing over at the Style Sisters
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Sharing with Patti and Paula over
at Ivey and Elephants.
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Sharing with Kathyrn over at
The Dedicated House
For a visit click here.

Have a great rest of the week!

Love, Hugs, and
Special  last days of July Blessings,



  1. Your new curtains are so pretty, and I enjoyed seeing your Summer vignettes. laurie

  2. Welcome home, you were surely missed! (Not just by me, but Molly too!)

    The "new look" is really pretty! What do you think about the curtain rods being painted white (to match the doors?)

    I hope I got your afghan put back correctly after Molly and I sat in the chair for about 30 minutes several days due to the thunder storms that were present at the time, I had moved it so she wouldn't lay on it.

    I'm waiting for your Thursday post! Love to you all, Susan

  3. I really like your new curtains! Thank you for sharing, and than you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Feel free to share this post at my Make it Pretty party which is still live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. I love the pattern of the new curtains you chose! thanks for the visit dear!

  5. Nellie, your new curtains are beautiful! What a difference they have made. Love them! Enjoy your day. Maria

  6. I love the color and pattern on your new curtains! They really "jazz up" your room! Great job.

  7. I really like the new curtains, Nellie! They are kind of trendy, but not over the top so much that you can't enjoy them for a good long time. The color is great! I would probably paint the curtain rod a very dark brown-black or just black -- I think the contrast would look great.


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