Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

April 22, 2009

as promised…

Filed under: This and that... — by lindyborer @ 8:02 am
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I wrote this last week:

I’ve been at it again…redecorating.  This time, it’s the only remaining bedroom that I haven’t touched since moving here in ‘04.  To be honest, I’m quite pleased with the results.  I appear to be in some sort of shabby-chic, French country type mood.  The walls in the soon-to-be spare room are a pale, creamy yellow, with light-colored accents, flowers, and yes, doilies.  It’s very feminine.  Perhaps Eliza will claim it one day.  For now, I finally have fulfilled my dream of having a guest room with a title:  The Yellow Room.  It’s very silly, but I’ve always fantasized about saying to…whomever…as guests arrive, “Put them in the Yellow Room, please, Jeeves.”  Anyway, I’ll post pictures when I’m completely finished with it.

So, here it is.

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the antique vanity husband got me for our anniversary...aww

the antique vanity husband got me for our anniversary...aww

 

 

 

 

 

 

original oil paintings, found at local antiques store.  score.  the poppy one a gift from keith and dan.

original oil paintings, found at local antiques store. score. the poppy one a gift from keith and dan.

 

one of the first quilts ever made by my Grandma Shirley

one of the first quilts ever made by my Grandma Shirley

old bedside table, re-worked.  never underestimate the power of paint and new hardware.

old bedside table, re-worked. never underestimate the power of paint and new hardware.

So, please, come to our house.  I have a room all ready for you.  I’ll fluff the pillows, and I might even make you waffles in the morning.
Incidentally, I love antiquing.  I have another bedside table in the works right now, one I found on my junk jaunt.  I found it in that most interesting of places, the “rough room” of our local antiques store.  Rough is probably too lenient an adjective, but I saw promise. 
I immediately carried it to the front of the store and said to the lady behind the counter,
“Bet you never thought you’d get rid of THIS piece of crap…”
To which she replied,
“That used to be mine!  What’re you calling a piece of crap?”
Me:  “Well, I think you’re coming out on top, here.  I’m the one paying you $8 for it!”
I think it will be fabulous.  And someone please tell me that those two oil paintings are by some long-lost and now revered artist, and that their value is exponentially greater than the $18 dollars I paid for them (both!)  Wouldn’t that be something? 
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4 Comments »

  1. Actually, Lindy, that quilt is much older than grandma Shirley. It was made by your great-great grandmother Jennie Nicholson Peterson. (My Mom’s paternal grandmother). She died in 1946. She lived on the farm where mom grew up-so it was probably made while she was in that house. (Now Bennett and Connie’s).

    Comment by Dee — April 22, 2009 @ 10:19 am |Reply

  2. PS I really love the cheery room. (Especially the 2 flower pictures).

    Comment by Dee — April 22, 2009 @ 10:20 am |Reply

  3. Whoa! Maybe I was thinking of the green one, on E’s bed? I had no idea it was that old…I spose I shouldn’t let the kids jump on that bed anymore?

    Comment by lindyborer — April 22, 2009 @ 11:27 am |Reply

  4. Beautifully done Lindy…..Wow…
    redoing two/three rooms on one winter!!!….impressive….

    Comment by trish — April 27, 2009 @ 10:04 am |Reply


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