Friday, August 17, 2012
A little show and tell
In spite of a gorgeous day outside, I'm hunkering down with a book and perhaps a DVD for most of the day. Yesterday was my regular three month doctor's visit and ironically I woke up feeling horrible... so much so that I almost didn't make the appointment.
It turns out I have a mild case of the flu that has been going around and (as I suspected) the upper respiratory infection which caused all the ear trouble is still hanging on, even though the ear is much better. Soooo... another round of powerful antibiotics and a prescription for Clariton.
It's hard to stay still as I am not horribly sick, just "under the weather". To give me something interesting to do, I thought I'd share some closeups from My Room.
The first picture, though, was taken in the Family Room where Her Highness found the basket I had lined to hold yarn. Sheesh...
Many people have commented about the vintage sewing machine. It belonged to my mother-in-law's mother.
It was not repairable even when hubby's mom was alive so I didn't feel bad cutting it out of its' original cabinet and using it as Sculpture long ago. :)
Every Christmas my hubby gives me a gift certificate to my favorite shop that sells Primitive Country items.
For the past few years, I have used my gift to purchase another print by John Rossini. They are so reasonably priced for good quality artwork. I know Vee likes this artist, too. :)
There was a real Eureka moment when we lived in Iowa that transformed my decorating. I attended a meeting in a house where I immediately felt at home as it was so warm and cozy.
As I looked around, I realized it was the woman's use of artwork as well as accessories that created that lovely atmosphere. After visiting that house, artwork was often my wish for birthday and Christmas gifts. The best place to find it cheap is Goodwill!
I have a hatbox full of pretty cards from bloggy friends as well as having a couple pinned to my kitchen bulletin board. But the bulletin board in My Room is mostly dedicated to bloggy gifts and cards.
With just a few exceptions like family pictures, the seed package which was from my dear friend BB many years ago (it reminds me of her and her Texas home), and the card shown above with the woman at her desk.
My family says that is me because she has her regular glasses on her head and her reading glasses on her nose (my daughter asked me to make certain I didn't have my glasses on top of my head for the wedding pics), stacks of paper and books, a teapot and tea snacks, and a kitty. I refrain from comment...
Anyhoo, I thought I'd do a little show and tell today as I have to sit still for twenty-four hours. Sigh...
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 10:35 AM