Wednesday, May 26, 2010

White Wednesdays

“Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments.” Channing Pollock

Since I got a couple of things done last weekend, I thought I'd go ahead and post - "journal"... here about them, so that my blogpost will be close to the completions, just for the record, when I look back one day. :-)

Joining up on a party post with Kathleen over at her White Wednesday regulars...
Love to see all the bloggers over there. Here's the link, if anybody wants to go on over and visit her at Faded Charm:

Here's one thing that got tackled... Remember this Craig's List treasure in a post back around the first of March???

Well, I finally got it moved in! It is just leaning...not attached. May stay that way for a while. There's no fireplace so I might would take it with me if we ever move. It came out of an old house that was demolished in a historical section of Charlotte. For now, here she rests... A place to hang stockings this Christmas away from the REAL fires and sparks! woot!

I added the decorative embellishment in the center. A brass find at the thrift shop last Fall, Splatter painted it white and hung it. Still thinking about what to do in the opening. That will take a while and a bit of pondering. For now a table will sit there.

This chandy was brass. I took it down and with Kurt helping to hold it, finally got it spray painted Heirloom White. (been meaning to do this for quite a while.) I added some crystals and beads and glitter berries at the top. It now has more of a cottagey feel to it which I like. (not so formal)

This lovely little white roses and hydrangea resin wreath was at the thrift store and I loved it as soon as I laid eyes on it. And for .99 I decided it was a good deal.

And this little baby doll is my Rob Roy posing for White Wednesday. He is really Justin's "Woobie". Justin gave Woobie a Marine name after he went to LeJeune... "Lone-Wolf" - This pup misses his Marine.... We tell him constantly that Justin will be back soon to visit on weekends...!!

Thanks for popping in today to visit. Bloggy friends are wonderful and encouraging.

Still waiting........

Have a great Wednesday! Hugs to all.
**Going with my mom and dad to talk to her Cancer doctor and Hospice nurse about her MRI she had done yesterday. Thanks for praying for all of us. Blessings to you all!


Theresa said...

I love all of your beautiful whites, even that cutie pie dog:) Love the heart,chandelier and your mantle is wonderful. Have a blessed day my friend and I pray you will get a call soon! I also pray that God gives you all the strength you need at the doctor and beyond! HUGS!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

BRAVO! Lovely mantle decor. But Im sorry, the pups win hands down for me. You and your lovely family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy said...

I love all the lovely things in your
home, especially the doggies!
Praying for that hedge of protection
around Justin and that the phone will
rinnnggg soon!
Enjoying following your sweet blog.
God bless,

Privet and Holly said...

Hey Bloggy Sis! Had to pop over and say hi after your very sweet note! I think that you and I could probably sit down and talk and talk right off the bat ~ I can just tell from your lovely blog. That mantle is GORGEOUS ~ what a FIND! Love your dogs and so proud of and grateful for your son's service. Looks like ALL of your kids do you proud : ) Come see me anytime. I can't figure out how to follow your blog, so if you pop 'round it will remind me to do the same. Happy day! xx P&H

Joyce said...

I love the photo of the dog watching the phone! That was great! have a great day xoxo

CACHANILLA73 said...

Awww, poor pup missing his master, those beautiful creatures have a heart too. I'm praying for your mom, Justin and of course for your beautiful family.

Love the idea of the 'false fireplace', I don't have one in this house, I would probable put one of those candleholder for fireplaces, just to get some of that cozy winter glow.

Many, many blessings and hugs...!!! ;-)

Julie Harward said...

God bless your Mom, such a hard thing1 I love the mantle, that is such a treasure, so pretty! And the the rose wreath...what a week of finding neat things!!! Hope you hear soon too. :D

Sue said...

Love the mantle makeover, and who cares if there is a fireplace or not, right? Hope everything goes well for your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Take care, Sue

billypandnikkysmom said...

BEEEAAAAUUUUTIFULLLLLLLL!!!! Love all of your white treasures!!! I'll have to get you up here to help me thrift :) Loved the "Lone-Wolf" that reminds me of darn cute!!! The lab looking at the phone reminds me of my Ms. B, she's a hoot...I call her up during the day and she runs over to the phone when she hears me calling her, silly thing!!! Hope you got encouraging news at the doctor, I'l keep your mom in my prayers!! Blessing & hugs to you!! Hope that PHONE RINGS SOOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Gorgeous! Love your chandy makeover - it looks so romantic now. I don't have a real fireplace either - just a mantel. They're so much fun to decorate - your's looks wonderful! Hope everything goes well for your Mom.


Dianna said...

Hello there, my friend,
I have got to tell you that your "new mantle" is to die for! You did a super job, Julie! I love the way you have decorated that entire area.

My other favorite is that little rose wreath! Oh...and did I mention the chandy? Great choice of colors!

Hope that the meeting went well when you went with your parents. We continue to pray.

Loved the pictures you did of the two doggy people as they wait to hear from Justin! One day that phone will be ringing off the hook!

Love you bunches,