HI friends! I have been gone a very long time. Too long. This winter was difficult for our family. We were all very sick. Four months worth of sick. Then the sick turned into pneumonia, which turned into a nearly fatal heart arrhythmia that put me in cardiac intensive care for a week.
Happy ending, though!
Everyone is perfectly healthy and we have the doctor bills to prove it. lol
I have so much catching up to do.
While I was recuperating I did some rearranging. I also parted with a great many treasures so that I could showcase the ones I have.
Editing is the hardest part. Isn't it?
Because the garden season has begun I am literally just throwing these photos at you guys, waving, then going out to edge the gardens, pull weeds, plant shrubs, lay mulch....
I hope you enjoy the little tour!
And yes, everything is from Craigslist!
Dog gallery wall in the game room.
Tapestries, toile, Louis XVI, kitty and Aubusson in the game room.
The curtains are inexpensive tablecloths from Amazon.
Painted linen cabinet. I keep my tablecloths and napkins here. I will share a tutorial soon!
Tulips in the sunroom
Empire chandelier reflected in dining room trumeau mirror
French trumeau mirror and Louis XVI console in dining room
Dining room tapestry. The Louis XVI desk came from Rush Limbaugh's uncle, so I am told. It it used as a bar.
Purple transferware setting for Easter dinner...
Sparklies in the dining room!
Out with the old!
Christmas gift from Handsome Husband. 19th century French armoire to store dishes in the dining room.
Much love to you all!
Dear friend, first of all I am so happy to see you in blogland and that you are all well now, specially you... my goodness, you did get sick !ReplyDelete
Your house looks stunning, I am a fan of your decor, so elegant and more then traditional. Your armoir your hubby gifted you is fabulous and it looks like it has great storage space, as the antique pieces do. Love, love the purple transferware, it's lovely too.
Every room and detail of your home is exquisite.
Fabby! So nice to see you!Delete
Glad to have more time to blog and visit. I am coming to visit you.
Your photos are so lovely and of course the purple transferware is beyond amazing! I loved visiting here!ReplyDelete
The transferware was only $100 for an entire 8 piece setting...on Crraigslist. Can you believe it?Delete
So glad you are fit as a fiddle now Andie. How scary was that? You must take notice and slow down a little. And editing? I can't imagine that. It must have been hard. Dog gallery. You've never shown us that, but I too have my cat and dog area. I was hoping to see the formal garden and how it's come along. Must be spectacular by now. Take care.ReplyDelete
Hi Donna! Hope to show the gardens soon. It is almost time to trim them!Delete
I just reread this post and am so glad you are well - sounds like you went through a real trial. So glad for renewed health!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
Awfully glad you've finally put in an appearance, Andie. I've been truly worried about you for months ever since you told me about the cardiac arrhythmia.ReplyDelete
If it's any comfort I went through a long bout with that, myself, –– nearly forty years ago ––, but with God's help, and the love of several kind friends, I got over it, and have just celebrated my 77th birthday by recording one of Beethoven's most challenging of his 32 piano sonatas.
It's now on YouTube under F.T. Hyramess plays Beethoven sonata #26, Opus 81a "Les Adieux".Here's the link, if you'd like to hear it:
In my case the irregular heartbeats were brought on by excessive stress and anxiety –– never mind the details! –– but in the long run it did me good, bcause it taught me to PACE myself more realistically, and not try to "play God."
Not that you have done THAT, Andie, but frankly from the magnitude of the glorious domestic achievements you've produced it's tempting to think of you as a GODDESS. };-)>
Please be careful. Your life is a Work of Art, but you must realize that for you it will ALWAYS be a "Work in Progress," as it is for all of us born with a creative, questing nature.
There is no end, BUT we MUST take time to REST and REFRESH ourselves at frequent intervals lest we either "tie ourselves in knots", or suffer "BURNOUT." If we don't, we're often FORCED to take a rest by becoming ill.
Much love to you, Gracie and Handsome Husband too, Andie.
That was beautiful. I wish I had your gift of words.Delete
Happy Birthday, dear one.
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So glad you are recuperating. Goodness. One just never knows what is going on behind the scenes. Enjoy your summer!ReplyDelete
Good to see you, my friend. Life had some detours but I am back on the road!Delete
Fiquei feliz em saber que estas bem. Amei o passeio pela sua casa. Desejo um verão cheio de alegrias e felicidades.ReplyDelete
Tu botou fora os moveis?
Eu amo te ver, amigo. Faz tanto tempo. Espero que você e sua família estejam bem.Delete
Had missed you, Andie. Glad you are recovered and back again. You changed the library, which i thought one of the finest rooms I've ever seen. Guess I'll get used to the new look. Maybe. The dog corner is so lovely. Hoping to see the garden soon. Take care of yourself and know you are loved. MJReplyDelete
Hi MJ! I liked the library too, but my cat knocked over the mantel, which started a flood of change. I am not quite done with it. Then again, I am not quite done with anything. lolDelete
It is really wonderful to see you. Hoping you are well.
It's hard to imagine finding so many of your furnishings on Craigslist. Just beautiful! I've been looking for the patisserie shelf that you have in your kitchen forever. Where did you find yours?ReplyDelete
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ANDIE! It is close to FIVE MONTHS since you'v put in an appearance. I hope you are not mortally ill.ReplyDelete
As one of your fondest fans I worry TERRIBLY abiut you.
If you are unable to communicate on your own, dear girl, PLEASE have Handsome Husband –– or someone else close to you, –– just let us know HOW you ARE.
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It's hard to imagine finding so many of your furnishings on Craigslist. Just beautiful! I've been looking for the patisserie shelf that you have in your kitchen forever. Where did you find yours?custom pillow casesReplyDelete
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