Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Let's Talk Curb Appeal



Good Morning Everyone...

  For some of us this subject may be the last thing on your mind, especially if when you look out of your window "white" is the dominate color! Well, don't let this deter you from making plans...



Look at this fun Springy way to boost your Curb Appeal with paint!
  Easy paint projects aren't just for the interior of your home. Brush a little bright color on your home's exterior for a quick new look!
  I have always believed in painting the front door...this is a simple done-in-a-weekend-project. Select a shade that coordinates with other exterior  elements and surrounding landscape.  Aren't these pots bright & pretty! I love the house numbers too...and, look at that door, wow...who said "Chartreuse" is not in anymore!!

  As always, we hope you have all had a fab week and forging ahead toward the weekend

Have a fabulous weekend everybody!!!
Hugs & Purrs...
  

Friday, March 21, 2014

Good Morning



  Oh what a pretty day we have today...Everything speaks Spring! The air even smells of Spring... 
  Someone is burning leaves, lawnmowers can be heard and the smell of fresh cut grass permeates the air... Time for a nice long walk...I love it when the temp is just right and only a sweater is required... 


Daffs have already made their presence known and are so pretty in the beautiful sun rays! Yes-yes, Spring is definitely here!! 
  I so wish it would stay this way...but, no complaints now, I just want to savor and bask in the Glory Of Spring!!!


    Wishing you all A Beautiful Spring Day & Weekend!!!
Happy Spring Everyone & Best Regards,
Loretta 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I've Been Thrift Shopping Again


Good Afternoon To Everyone, 

  How are you today? It is the middle of the week again and for the majority of us, we are in for some more winter weather!! We sure hope you are not having too many problems with it.  

                                                          Click on pictures to enlarge...

I love blue-n-white items and have them among my many other collections. At an estate sale two weeks ago I went searching for something special. I found a box taped and marked $4.00 entire contents. 


The man had no idea what the contents were and didn't take the time to look, but I did...a box full of these goodies!


I handed him the four dollars with a thank you and only a grunt from him! Who cared...I had what I was looking for!!!


It certainly isn't often if ever, you go to a sale and get just what you were looking for! I must tell you some of the pieces
are marked...


I'd put my purchase in the car and came back for a table and chair I'd seen, when the man who sold me the box came up and asked if I was finding what I needed. 
  Imagine my surprise...he didn't recognize me!! I thanked him and told him I was interested in the table and chair. The table was sold but he offered me a good price on the chair $2.00 and I took it!!


I have these items in a book shelf ...there are only 3 or 4 pieces of them marked. To boost the vignettes that I create, I add in other pieces to make it look full.  
  My living room is blue and white everything. If I can get some pics together I'll post it next.

 Have you been thrift shopping lately? I went that weekend just to get out of the house. I was surprised to find only a few customers were shopping at that place and I had a great non-crowded shopping day!!

   It is always so nice to hear from you and for your stopping by. Hope you are having a good afternoon...We Wish You a Lovely Evening with Family...

Warmest Regards,
Hugs & Purrs... 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Our Weather Woes


Good Evening,
  How are all of you this evening? I know the last thing you want to talk about would be the weather, right? However, I just wanted to let you see...you are not alone! Why, it dipped way down here in the south and touched our tootsies too! Lol!!



This is at the top of our back steps looking down the very hard icy walkway...



The roof of the garage also had a sheet of ice. The Kitties were quite fascinated looking out of the windows. They ran from room-to-room as if trying to figure it all out.



The front walk was a sheet of ice...look to the top left of this pic and you'll see where hard rain made a track the night before. Believe me when I tell you...I am certainly not going out in that, especially since our lawn is on an incline! I can't afford to break anymore bones! Weather man says one more day of this... Schools have been closed and roads are lightly traveled... We're not showed in but, iced in!!!



Izzy is one of our new Kitties, another Tuxie. She loves the computer and commandeers it every morning because she knows I'm eventually going to use it. When I try to remove her, she claws and hang on to everything trying to stay in her spot...she's like a magnet drawing everything off the desk...


A better shot of her- Izzy



Of course, this is Miss Kitty, our first Tuxie... she is also my first Kitty ever...how could I have been without one in the house?

 Here is my darling Ino...she's the one who doesn't like to be bothered, and very territorial. She is settling in quite well...


I love her markings...can you tell? There are little drops & dots of black all over...it makes her look as if she hung around an artist and her paint splatter on her. I tell you, through it all they have all been my saving grace. I couldn't have made it without my pets! Since I spoke of them I thought I would share them with you. 

  So, now you see you aren't alone in weather woes. Folks are saying we don't have long to wait before Spring... however, I don't really care because I know we will have to experience the other extreme in a little while. Oh well, what can I say or do but...DEAL WITH IT!!! Right?

I Wish You All Well and Hope You Are Coping with This Weather The Best You Can!! Keep warm dry and toastie...

Take Good Care... 
Loretta


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Row-House Renovation


Hello Friends,
 We sure hope you all are well and, I just know you are so tired of the ice and snow but hopefully, Spring is around the corner for us all! 
  We have weathered the storm with the tragic loss of my son-in-law in the fire and trying hard to mend emotionally. We do have time & prayer to get us through it all... we are relying heavily on both.

  If I had a choice of styles in my favorite home it would be a Victorian. I just love the lines, colors and different styles. Their interiors are from a period in time that I've also admired. The rich wood; walls ceilings and windows with the period panes; and especially the pocket doors...they capture the warmth and grace of those old homes. 

  Look at these before & after photos of a nicely renovated Victorian.



Before... An ugly Run-Down Row-house...
  This classic Victorian row-house was in serious need of a rescue with its decaying exterior, old windows, chipped paint and overgrown landscape. But look at her below after a serious make-over...what a doll! 


After... A Beautifully Restored Row-house.
  What a difference! The row-house revival begins with the replacement of every window, a new coat of gray paint on the siding, cream on the trim and darker green on the accents. 
  New wooden railing & balustrades ascend the concrete and terrazzo steps and two new sets of columns support the portico.
  
  To perk up the lower level, a new garage was installed as well as attractive garage doors...featuring inset panels and arch top  windows that echo the curve of the classic bay window. 
  Overgrown bushes were removed and stacked-stone retaining wall keep the new yard tidy. I truly love this renovation... She might have looked a bit tired...but, she showed her bones were still very strong... What a beauty!
  
Wishing You All A Great Day...
Best of Wishes To You,
Loretta
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