Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Offender...

I am back from my seminar. I know I know you missed me right? OK no comments from the peanut gallery I can wish can't I? LOL. I won't tell you about my seminar/trip... yet. Now that I think about it I never finished my Louisiana story either. Oh you are all in for some boring posts. LOL.

Also, I know many of you have asked for my little crock tutorial I am not ignoring you. Give me a week or so to get my Christmas stuff finished up and I'll see what I can do. It's one of those things that I have in my head and really have no pattern per say. It is hard to put down into words, but I will try.

Now I promised to show you the furniture offender that decided to attack me. I am not done rearranging and not sure it will work. But I have very limited storage in my kitchen and really no more walls or space to work with. So... after pondering and walking around my house I decided on this. Looks pretty harmless doesn't it?

The offender... perched high on it's pedestal proud as can be. "I'll get you my pretty" were the words whispered prior to the attack. I will open my doors and everything inside will also come off the shelves and attack you.

To seal the deal we will try to poke your eyeball out with our BIG nails sticking out of the doors. LOL. This is what actually cut my forehead. Boy, did I have a lot of fun explaining my wound to a bunch of police officers most being detectives. But that is a different story.

Again the pictures are pretty grainy as it is dark and SNOWING yes you heard me SNOWING here today. It is not a big change and I'm not sure I like it, but here are some other things I worked on. I don't like using the flash on my camera because it makes everything seem so bright and I don't like that since it is not a true picture of what it really is.

I moved it flat up against the wall instead of at an angle and closed the doors. mmmmm.... not too sure about it yet. We'll see.

The dry sink in the kitchen used to be here. I couldn't let it be blank so I put the table here. Then it still looked empty as I can't decide what I want to put on the wall. (The cabinet I'm working for at my friend's shop was going to go here, but now I'm not so sure.) So in one of Judy Condon's books someone put a drying rack on a box so I moved mine on top of the table.

Closer look... Before you ask yes it is leaning because the rack is that old. I got it from my great aunt who is 94.

So that is my story and I'm sticking to it. Hey Kimberly... sorry no eye candy... to shy to take pics of them. LOL. For the rest of you I did take pictures of the lodge that I'll share another time.
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Linda said...

SNOW?? NO!!!!!!!!! there goes all the leaves! Say it ain't so!!

I like all the changes you have made! Now I wanted to tell you about something on a camera called a FLASH - ya know, for dark days? heheheehe - JUST teasing!

I hope you are healing!!hugs, Linda

basketsnprims said...

We have snow, too. I'm about to post some pics of it. That's a wicked looking nail that nailed you. Kitchen looks great, Mary. That drying rack is awesome.


Leslie said...

Gosh, it's a wonder that you didn't come out of that ordeal hurt more than you were! Be careful!!! LOL

Don't you just love rearranging? It makes everything look new again! I just wish that I had the room to rearrange! LOL

Have a great day! Stay safe and warm!


Kimberly said...

Oh sure, make me laugh out loud in the office at 7:33 in the morning (when I'm supposed to be getting the girls ready for school) just so I have to explain to my husband what's so funny!

Your house looks so beautiful and the snow must feel so Christmasy!

Have a wonderful day! Kimberly

PS, can I see the lodge pictures, too?

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

You always make me laugh or smile Mary:0
That is a wicked looking nail, thank goodness it missed your eye!

Love your kitchen and all of your prim arranging...love the peg rack with all your bonnets in the kitchen:)

They are calling for snow flurries tonight with no accumulation, thank goodness, just not ready for it yet:)

Lauren said...

Gosh snow? It snowed some in our mountains last night...I love it but not so early!

Holy cow what a nail! Thank goodness it missed your eye...that would have been really bad!

Your house looks great:) You all inspire me so much...someday I'll have everything just how I want it. But until then, I'll just look and dream..

Have a great day!

~Jess said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... :-)
Here to we got snow and it's still snowing. We're supposed to get 3-5" by tomorrow morning.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Mary,

Stop on by my blog...you have been boo-ed!! ~♥~

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Well, I think the "offender" needs some rehabilitation and maybe a good long stay in a far away jail (my house!). hehehehe!
I hope your head is feeling and looking better by now.
Everything really looks nice. Always does!
Have a great day!

Jo-Anne said...

Well that certainly is a rotten thing that cupboard did to you! I hope you showed it who is boss!!! ;)

I love all your rearranging. You have such fun things to play with!

Have fun in the snow....Nope, don't miss that. Not even a little bit. We are lucky to cool off to
65* here. I adore the winters in AZ. I am quite positive the early settlers arrived here in the winter and that's when they decided to stay. By the time summer rolled around, it was too late! :)

Julie said...

You are funny! I love to read your posts. So glad you weren't more than you were. It is 70 degrees here today. Stay warm!! Julie

My*Prim*Cottage said...

Snow.......nope don't wanna go there yet! Your house is so nice, everything looks like a magazine pic. I kinda like the look your pics have, it reminds me of some of the shoots they do in Country Sampler. That pic in your headliner is my favorite! Hope your head is getting better. Take care! ~Beth~

Cricket said...

Not the "S" word! Sorry I got such a laugh at your expense! Beautiful furniture!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Mary you aint right girl!LOL
Love the redo, what a big nail!!

Debi said...

Mary dear,
I do hope your healing well!! I could only imagine trying to explain that to dectives!! lol. I love the pics of your home!! Are you ready to come to Kansas for a tutorial on how to decorate MY home??? lol I can't seem to get it right yet... so it will be a work in progress for many years!!

Thanks dear for stopping by... and your lovely comments my dear!!!
xo hope you have a wonderfully blessed day. (Even in the snow!!)

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am glad you are not seriously hurt but the way you tell the story is really funny...hope you had a better day today. Dianntha

This Country Girl said...

Rearranging make everything feel like brand new! I love everything!


Tina said...

Hope you are healing well.
Seeing all your moving around has made me think I may do some of that in "tinyland" which is my nickname for my little temporary apartment. I've decided that the theme of "tinyland" is "it's a small world after all" I've really gotta do some sprucing up and freshen this place cause it's getting on my nerves. Anyway, thanks for showing me your great displays. It's inspiring.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Mary, hope you're feeling better!

Looks like you havent' been "BOO'ed" yet, so consider yourself "BOO'ed"!

Pop over to my blog to see.
Happy Halloween!


Nicole said...

Ouch! That's a pretty good gash. Hope your feeling better. That darn shelf, why couldn't it just behave!

Elise said...

SNOW?!?! That's crazy!! This weather is just nuts lately. Your home looks beautiful as always. That nail had me laughing.
I tagged you on my blog.

Farmchick said...

Oooooo.....that nail could be nasty!!!! Be careful! :) We have had snow here once already this year but now it is unseasonaly warm...go figure! Thanks for the smile!