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Saturday, January 26, 2013

It’s Cloudy here..

The Sun is shining, the birds are singing happily, the dog & barn cats are awaiting their breakfast, but My Darling and I are lounging. We are just enjoying one more day together.

 One more morning to talk quietly.

One more morning to make plans and dream as we drive through the beautiful country in our little red jeep. One more day to hold hands together in church.

One more day to just enjoy the beauty of God’s plan ,  when he places two souls together in sweet harmony.

Even though the birds are singing and the sun is shining brightly , the news we received this past Wednesday has put a grey cloud over us. 

No one else can see the cloud- but it is there. We can feel it-
sense it there somehow, draining us of our JOY.

There will be days like this.

Days we do not like . . . (  Maybe even hate )

Days we wish had not come.

But one thing I do know is that we are not alone.  We have someone Great 
and Wonderful to cling to. Someone that is always available- and He is Holding our Hand at this very moment.

It’s Cloudy Here. 

Keep us in your prayers. I know the Sun is shining- just not
in my heart today.

Till next time-

Diana & Aubrie

Aging the home gracefully, home decor with a past. - Our Interior Design company

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Neked Bath- Covered

Ok- back to the NEKED ( naked )  bathroom-

Bare would be an understatement !  Im also thinking that BORING would 
have been a good fit.

This is where the story ended last time.

So, like any good decorator I went on a “seek & find “ mission, borrowing

from several areas of my house to put together a new look. More interesting . . . . 
and definitely cost effective !

The one thing I purchased that I had seen at Market this past trip was a striking botanical -    ( which I happen to l-o-v-e ) that was under $ 20.00. It was a jumping
off point for me. After stealing - Umm.... I mean borrowing all over my house, I worked on and off while My Darling was napping to come up with a guest bath that made me proud !

This is the print I loved and yes, this is a turtle shell my Dad
cleaned up for me years ago.. love it too !
And of course - Vintage Linens

Little snippets of personality.. a shell frame, pretty plant , family photos

A grouping created with Remnants from a Vintage Show.. and dried flowers from Thanksgiving. ( Yep )

Vintage Frames - Layered

A glass bottle with dried botanicals , a silver tray with hand towel and a little decorated spool of thread . Just a little
more personality. . . 

Before I go- please continue to pray for us as we go yet again back to Houston for Scans & New testing to see if the new Chemo treatments have been effective. We need some good days ! 
And some more sweet time together. . . 

Till next time-  

Diana & Aubrie
Aging your home gracefully, home decor with a past.     - Our Design Company

Hop on over to some of our favorite sites.. You will be inspired to DO 
SOMETHING-  I promise.. Organize , Create , Paint , Teach your children... Cook- They are talented !

( Saw these sisters at Market this week - Fun )

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bubbles please

A heart stopper - elegant and divine ! 

All I can do is manage a deep sigh. . . 
via Pinterest

This mirror just draws me in . . . 
Via Pinterest

Don’t get too excited- these are not my little guest bath , just inspiration
for those of you dealing with the Oh, my gosh- my rooms look empty after
Christmas syndrome !

I know we go through this every year, and who hasn’t felt like a room
here or there was NEKED ?  ( or for those of you non-Texans simply translated - Naked ) 
Mine just happens to be a very often used bathroom . . . . 

After dismantling all the Christmas last week, I discovered that I really
never liked Anything in my downstairs bath.. the one that EVERY guest
Correction:  Last week was a blur- My Darling and I spent time at the Cancer clinic several different days.... he needed to be hospitalized, but with so much flu and God knows what going around.. every bed was occupied. We thankfully were given the best of care at the clinic and allowed to go home. SO, I was super behind and My Mom & Aubrie came through like champs - taking ALL of my Christmas things down, putting it away... cleaning, helping ALL over the house so that I could email, text and call back every friend & family member with updates on My Darling.

Who can give a big CHEER for having a wonderful, loving family that will just jump right in and help ?  We also had my Dad & brother-in-law taking down
outside lights, fixing plumbing issues, the list goes on and on... THANKS

Seriously we are so grateful for every one that continues to hold us up- in
thoughts and prayers , as well as the mundane “ house- hold “ issues. This
allows me some break and lets me focus on the main concern, which is
My Darling.

Yes ,  yes ,  back to the NEKED ( naked )  bathroom-

Bare would be an understatement !  Im also thinking that BORING would
have been a good fit.

In the next post, which will be sooner than later- I will show you the
before and afters of the Bare , Neked , Naked or Boring bathroom.. you 
can be the judge of which word best describes it. Maybe we will have
a contest - Umm. Food for thought.

Till next time-   VERY SOON

Diana & Aubrie


Friday, January 4, 2013

Vintage Crush
Vintage silver napkin rings. To see them in great detail
you can visit the website. Found via pinterest thru one of my favorite blogs.
 ( love their blog ) Mona at Providence Design
had these pinned. Beautiful ! 

I’ve not had a lot of time to think back over this past year- a rough one for us with My Darling’s illness, but enough time to be thankful that we have a New Year to enjoy !

Speaking of time -  I had some time in the hospital while he was having surgery, or chemo.. or any number of things which required that I sit and just
be there for him.

Keep in mind, he was just sleeping.... and sleeping... and taking pain medications.. and sleeping. You get the picture, anyway I had some time to just browse through
some of my favorite Antique sites, blogs, and of course one of my favorites- Pinterest.

Enjoy some of my favorite Vintage crushes-
Cash Register-
One of the lovliest, most detailed I have ever seen..

Wedding dress of Elizabeth Maxson- as seen on Commonground blog
Simply stunning- old lace is just perfect.

What can I say ?  I love the glow of a Vintage Mirror. . . 

Silver/mother of pearl handle- silver container-


French signs are a weakness of mine. . .

I know. . . have to make one.. you can visit the site I found this on and get
a step-by-step Tutorial. And coordinating bracelets for someone if you
need. Vintage rhinestones re-fashioned are wonderful. 

Nothing makes me happier than vintage mother of pearl buttons, and
silverware with a glow. . .  via pinterest

Rare French 1800s Original Store Display Table Top Dress Form Mannequin
Via Pinterest- Etsy store

This is a classic terrarium . .  housed in a 'Wardian" case- - visit this blog
to learn more about this gorgeous case- I thought it was simply stunning
and saved the best for last !  via pinterest-

I thought you might like some inspiration as well- we are heading to market in about 
two weeks to find some goodies for the website. Then hopefully in the Spring-

we will wear ourselves completely out in the outdoor Flea Markets , searching high 
and low for those things that make our little hearts go pitter-patter !

Till next time-

Diana & Aubrie

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