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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shabby Chic Guest room

We are settling in our new home.  Florida is fabulous!  Here is one of our spare bedrooms I turned into shabby chic room.  Although very small room  I used many things in non traditional ways. 
                            The side table, at one time a microwave cart. Card table holds my laptop now.
I found this duvet at a local thrift in Knoxville, TN right before moving.  I fell in love with it.   The pillow cases with the triangle flaps my mom had and I just had to have them.
 Of course she gave them to me.   The other pillows if you remember are from a previous picture before, sat on my sofa in Knoxville.  I made them and the flower on the front of the big one.   Now, they are perfect for my shabby bed. 

 Above the bed another great find this black decoration with the bling.  A whole five dollars at a yard sale.  I can put it anywhere and it looks great.  I love pieces like that.  Well I pulled it all together with the black and white accessories and just love the way it turned out. 
A Shabby Chic chest holds my TV.  The application of wood decor glued on then painted by a friend.

 The desk holding my computer is very small antique table at first glance but,  it actually opens up to a large card table.  (See first picture of the desk) I had no where to put the table, Nor, did I have  room for a desk in this room so it became my desk.  

 The cherub, originally a candle holder,  is now the perfect coaster for my sweet tea.   Hope you enjoy... Hugs, Cindy   

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

OM/Goodness We are

Hello Good Friends in Blog land.

I have struggled this year to get my blog going.  The task of creating has not been one of my priorities this year.  I know, I can't believe I said that either.

Well, so many things have transpired.  But, the big News... Is OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!

I showed you a few pictures of the beautiful sunsets while I was in Florida.  My home town.  I have been here in this beautiful area of Knoxville, TN. now for twelve years.  I am finally going home.
So again, I will be busy.

I had painted, spruced up, and repaired everything I can think of on our older but, beautiful Ranch house.  We then called a wonderful Realtor recommended to me by my daughter. We signed our contract 6/4/2013.

I have been keeping the house extremely picked up.  Anything that shined I shined. I also got a Yankie Candle, candle warmer that had this little cup on top that I used to put essential oils in.  I could then  leave and yet the house smelled good.  I turned on soft music and left it on when showing my home. Recommended by my Realtor.   If you need a great realtor for this area..
 (See Penny Cowell, Prime Mtn Properties. ) Maybe you will want to buy a cabin in the Smokies...

We had our first showing with in two weeks of putting our house on the market.  We also received an offer, but was unable to except that one.  So kept cleaning and shining and praying.

Second Showing: we received another offer!   We accepted!  We have went through the inspection process now.  No repairs requested.. Awesome!  We are waiting for the appraisal, then termite inspection.  Update... Termite inspection clear. So now the appraisal.    After that, we will be packing up everything we own and off we go. Of course, Closing.
 To go home... to be with my kids, and to enjoy my grand kids.   I CAN'T WAIT. ....

SO EXCITED... and their is a part of me that will miss the beautiful spring time, the Hosta's I will no longer be able to grow. The roses that bloom the beginning of spring and are so beautiful, the daylilies that pop up every summer.  I am sure there will be more things I will miss like flowers above. But, I am running too the people that are the most important to me.  My kids, and Grand Kids...
When I get settled.  Once we find a new home.  I hope to share with you about our  journey and progress.
I am sure we will be living in a smaller home.  But, what is the most important is being with Family..
This is our home in Florida!   Still getting settled in.   We are enjoying spending  time with the Grand Children and Kids..  Just as we had hoped..  It was worth all the hard work to get to them.   Hugs, Cindy

Saturday, October 12, 2013

From Drab to Shab...

Well it's been awhile.   We sold our home and we are enjoying life in Florida.   We are still getting settled in.  This is my first project.  Of course it's a light, seems that, that is what I do.  Hope you enjoy!  Cindy

                                                                     Almost Done
Hope you Enjoy!  
Hugs, Cindy