Monday, April 28, 2008

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I have a wicker chair addiction! It's something I have a hard time not buying when I see a good price on them at the thrift stores. I was going to sell this one on Craigslist but I moved some things around and it found a new home in my dining room. I asked Lauren if it looked okay there and she said "No, it looks stupid, no one is going to sit over there!" She just doesn't get it. I told her I don't care if someone sits there...does it look good? She shook her head no! Oh well, I like it. I found this soup tureen at the Goodwill for $8 minus 30% off! I sat it next to my other soup tureen. Did I need it...no... but I wanted it!
Debbie ~ My Vintage Daydreams sent me this beautiful bowl below. She also sent me some beautiful desk accessories but I took those to work for my desk. Thanks Debbie I love all the gifts!

It was a hot weekend here...in the mid to high 80s and I didn't feel like painting Lauren's dresser in the heat. I don't mind the painting part but I hate the prep work! Hopefully I'll get to it next weekend.
I'm going to be posting another version of a mirror makeover this week. It will be a different technique than I showed you previously.
Have a great Monday!

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

~I miss you when you don't post on Sundays.........LOL I know you need a day just to you!! :) I love your home and the way you arrange your things. It is very lovely and so beautiful. I liked Shabby Chic but since I found your blog late last year..........I L*O*V*E* Shabby Chic. Your one amazing lady!!! Have a great week, can't wait for tomorrows posting. :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a beautiful site you have! Miss Scrap to my Lu sent me and I love it!

the feathered nest said...

You can never have too many soup tureens! Your dialogue with your daughter cracks me up! I've had the same with my DD. The chair looks fab there!

Manuela

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Why didn't you tell us that your hutch was going to be on the cover of VICTORIA, this month!!! :) You must really enjoy their "Blue & White" issues!!
How many tureens is "too many"????
Until there is a law against it, shop on!

M

traci said...

I showed your site to my sister since I KNEW she would love it. She agreed you have a fantastic place with fab.ideas but since she cleans houses for a living she said she felt sorry for "whoever" cleaned your house..lol
I had not even thought of that. Who does clean your house with a million gorgeous things and most them WHITE?

cityfarmer said...

Congratulations dear friend...I've been off of commenting for a while, but as always its so inviting here.

You certainly deserve that creative award.

Shari said...

I do believe you could decorate with your eyes closed and whatever you did would look fabulous! Looks like the perfect spot for your cute wicker chair to me. And the blue & white bowl from Debbie and the new tureen are gorgeous!

I've had similiar "It looks stupid" conversations with my daughter regarding decorating. But who did she ask to decorate her first apartment??? Moi, of course! She gave me free reign to do basically whatever I wanted so that told me she actually trusted my decorating abilities/decisions more than she ever let on! :D

Julie said...

Just beautiful Cindy! I love soup tureens. Congrats on the feature too. Kim's blog is a great place to find intetesting blogs.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Traci: I clean my own house! I think I'm too picky to have someone else do it...I'm a total neat freak!

Kay said...

I think the chair looks great there....Lauren's comment made my day.... I thought I was the only one with a daughter who finds my decorating interuptions annoying... Of course you needed another soup tureen... it's an investment that your heirs will reap one day...

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Cindy:

I am so glad you are enjoying the little bowl, it looks so sweet on your china cabinet. I love where you put the chair. I'm sure one day your daughter will ask you if you like her decorating ideas.....

Debbie

Rosie's Whimsy said...

The chair looks great there! I love sticking random small chairs in corners....sometimes with pillows.....perhaps a basket....or a stack of books. Oh, I get it!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the chair where it is.
What a bargain the soup tureen was - you don't always have to need it and at that price who cares!!
Alison

Rue said...

Hi Cindy :)

I LOVE the chair there! Your daughter sounds like mine ;)

All the new treasures are beautiful too.

Oh and I gave you an award, so please come on over and pick it up :)

rue

Charlotte said...

Love your new things. I know what you mean about the wicker chair. We put a bench in our dining room that no one ever sits on and some don't think it looks great there, but I like it. It is made from the headboard of one of the twin beds that was in my son's room when he was a little child. I'm going to feature it in a post one of these days. I think, after I have been doing a blog for a year or so how will I find anything to talk about. But, right now I have so many things it makes my head swim. I think I might go on for 5 years. That is if I don't get too old and forget how to type (or think.)
Have a great week.

cherished*vintage said...

Your wicker chair looks fabulous where you put it! I love that my 5 year old daughter still thinks what I buy and where I put it looks great. I know that'll change... :o)
-Karoline

ginger at enchanting cottage said...
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DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

All your decorating is so pretty! I love white tureens too & just can't resist another one if I need it or not.
Hugs, Debrak

Donna Lynn said...

Dearest Cindy, the kiddos just don't get it a lot, do they? Oh well, we do, and your chair looks wonderful there...perfect for a photo shoot I might add! :)
It was funny today when my 20yr. old son brought over a friend and couldn't wait to show off the magazine article on our house, so maybe they get it sometimes...
Hugs and blessings, Donna Lynn

Charmingdesigns said...

Your blog is wonderful. Aren't daughters brutally honest...no always right...just honest, not that we really pay attention if we dont get the answer we're looking for. Lol. laurie

Sue said...

I had to giggle with your daughter's comment on the chair, my whole family are like that! No, they just dont get it!! I was only thinking about buying a soup tureen yesterday, Ive made all this vege soup, and it makes it taste so much nicer serving it in a lovely something!
Sue

Joanne Kennedy said...

I also think your chair is perfect in that corner. Tell your daughter that I would love to sit there and just take awhile to look around and enjoy all the lovely things you have there.

I love the soup tureen! I've always wanted one but never got one because I didn't think I would ever use it. What was I thinking? Who needs to use it when it can just sit there and be pretty!

Glenda said...

I think your chair looks fine there. Besides you probably will move it again in the future. If your like me, you'll see a reason to move it either in the front room or in a bedroom. But if you ever want to sell it. Please consider contacting me.

Glenda

daisy cottage said...

Hi Cindy!
Oh this post really reminded me of how my daughter used to not "get" my decorating either and said the very same thing to me about one of my chair placements! LOL I still always asked her opinion though! Now she does GET it.. and that is fun and rewarding when that happens! I LOVE your tureen and yes, MORE is MORE! Everything is beautiful!
xo,
Kim

Simply Me Art said...

Cindy, I have 4 Wicker chairs in my house.. They are classics to me.. The soup Tureen is Gorgeous. I Love them....

linda said...

I love the soup tureen...I need to start going to goodwill!

Legacies For You said...

Couldn't believe it when I saw the soup tureen. I've got its twin sitting in my dining room. I couldn't resist it at an estate sale several years ago. It was one of those things I was going to re-sell, but it has never left my house.
I too have had a weakness for wicker, but in the last two years have sent several pieces to auction because they had been in the attic too long waiting for just the right place! I look forward to your new projects!

Bambi said...

Cindy~I have been lurking at your Romantic Home for about a month now and have enjoyed every moment. And I have never blogged before. But tonight I knew I was really hooked! Yesterday I had to go to my friends home and tell her that her husband had died. So after two stressful days, all I wanted to do tonight was to get back,get a glass of wine and go to Cindy's home and relax! Yep, I'm hooked! Thanks for sharing your warm,wonderful home with all of us. I look forward to your next project or special find. Bambi

Pat said...

Jumping over from Rue's to say Hi and look at all your lovely posts.

Your home looks so beautiful! Tanks for the mirror painting tutorial. The wicker chair is cozy in that corner! I love all the white!

Hugs, Pat

Jen r. said...

I love the tureen.. congrats on TCB by the way! Very much deserved!
Jen r

Lisa said...

These are all such pretty items. Really beautiful and a pleasure to visit tonight.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

The wicker chair looks marvelous, Cindy!!! Who cares if anyone ever sits in it! LOL I love your soup tureen! It looks wonderful on the white hutch! I'm with you on the New England flavor and the California weather! We're back to 40 to 50 degrees all week.. brrrrr! Have a great week!...Donna

Shirlee said...

I'm pretty sure I found the exact soup tureen last week at Value Village. I can't pass them up either.
I think the chair looks great where it is.

a home far away said...

I am in here for the first tme, and I really like what I see:-)

I am a swedish woman living in Singapore, you are welcome to visit me:-)

thriftymrs said...

Beautiful site and a lovely home.

Couture de Papier said...

Hi Cindy I have an award on my blog for you..thank you for inspiring me to paint again!
Love your blog!! beautiful!
My 'pink bike' sign I made for a Cape Cod Shop, 'Ruffles N Roses' is in Junes RH magazine..my sign did not get in for shoot because it was earlier..I will post your blog so inspiring!
Denise New England

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

cindy, I can SO relate to this post on many levels. My daughter and I had the exact same conversation about one of my bedroom chairs the other day. She is very good at rolling her eyes lol!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I just want you to know, you never disappoint in your postings. Your "small" apartment, as you call it, must be pretty big? You have so many beautiful things and you certainly know how to display them. You are very much an inspiration to me. Blessings!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Cindy,

I think the chair looks absolutely perfect there..and I know what you mean. I get the same comments from my boys. They just don't get it ;)

Hugs,
Dena

Kelli - VintageVavoom said...

The wicker chair looks wonderful there. The whole corner is so pretty!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Gorgeous, as usual. You have such a flare for design, a great eye, and everything is just beautiful in your home.
Hope you are having a happy week, dear!
xo Lidy

Rue said...

Thank you Cindy :)

I suppose a few people might call me a chicken LOL But, I really did think about it. They emailed me back and said that the invitation is still open to me anytime should I reconsider, so maybe after watching the show... who knows what the future holds ;)

Thank you again,
rue

Darla said...

*drooling* seriously drooling.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I simple love the cupboard and dining table, Heck I love it all. Your home is so inviting and your garden is lovely.

Happy Day, RoseMarie

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Your white wicker chair looks great where it is!!

I have the exact same soup toureen that you have. . . I've had it for a long time. Purchased mine at a garage sale.

Blessings,

Sher

Christy said...

The best part of this story is the conversation with the 15 year old daughter. I have one of "those" at home too. Do all 15 year old girls take their lessons from the same teacher? That sounds exactly like what mine would say. When I paint a room and put the very first brush stroke on, my daughter is the first to say, "mom, it doesn't match." The chair looks great! Do I need to tell you how many chairs I have in my home that nobody sits in?...plenty.

Holly said...

You should sell it all and start afresh..... (and THEN sell it all to me because I want it all!!!!!) I love that chair next to the hutch! ... maybe I'll finish up my "new to me" chair and put it into my dining room... Lovely picture!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How funny, that sounds like my family! Thinking that every thing needs a purpose beyond being pretty.

angie said...

I also found the lovely white Soup Tureen at a thrift store, (only mine was $5 :) I was searching and searching to find one like it on Google and came across your photo. Do you happen to know anything about it? Who made it? etc.

Thanks!
Angie
angiestark77@hotmail.com