Sunday, October 4, 2015

This Weekend We Were Couch Potatoes

Well, some of us were bed potatoes.
And why is it that mom and dad's bed always
seems the coziest? haha.

Winter Warmth

These should keep us feeling toasty all winter!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Foyer Table

The leaves are just starting to change here in Ohio!
Little bits of color here and there.  In a couple of weeks
we should be immersed in reds and golds...can't wait!
I changed up my foyer table to welcome in the new season.
Everything is dark, gold and old. haha.

I also wanted to show you my new old lamp.
The base is bronze and very heavy!  
The shade is made of shell, I think. (like Capiz?)
 It is leaded and the details are inlaid.
Maybe my old-lamp-loving-buddy Keith
(old lamps, not old Keith ha.)
or anyone else for that matter, might
be able to tell me something about it!
I've searched on the internet but no luck!

I was clerking at auction just before my birthday a couple
of weeks ago and this lamp was sitting on a table.
I kept looking at it, thinking how unusual it was and how
much I loved it!  But I didn't have a place for it so for a
minute I dismissed the thought of bidding on it.
But I couldn't stop staring at it...so pretty!

When I thought how great it would look on my foyer
table, and that I had a cheap lamp from Walmart on that
table that could easily be upgraded, I went ahead and bid.
The cord was original and very worn, so The Mister replaced
it for me and it works great!  And since it was a little
pricey, I told him I picked out my own birthday present.
(that's how you get what you really wanted, you know!)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Black Vintage Chair

...that's what I wanted to have sitting by my desk in the kitchen.
Something old and worn...something I could put a pretty
pillow on and a napping cat would complete the picture.

Well, I found the perfect chair at the auction last week...
and it had only been in the house a few minutes when
Star jumped up and claimed it for her own.

It's exactly like I envisioned it!

It's also been 4 months since Star came to us.
Still improving all the time!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's For Dinner?

Here's what's been happening in our kitchen lately...

  1. Pork tenderloin with baked pineapple and teriyaki rice.
  2. BLT's.
  3. Breaded chicken tenderloins, roasted baby potatoes, slaw.
  4. Grilled Ahi tuna steaks, spinach salad.
  5. Clean out the fridge soup ~ smoked kielbasa, potatoes, corn and zucchini among other veggies in a creamy chicken stock base.  
Pull up a chair!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Blood Moon 2015

Did you see it?
My camera couldn't capture the total eclipse very well...
it was so dark and hard to pick it up!  But just standing 
outside looking at it, it was awesome!  It looked more
3-D than it's usual self.  So cool.