Good Sunday afternoon!...well I was fixin to watch the NASCAR race on TV that is up at Watkins Glen, NY but it has started raining there and the race is now on rain delay so I thought I'd use this time to make a blog post because I've got a couple things to share...but first I must say that this day has gotten off to a bit of a rough start...woke to the sound of beeping battery backups that we have on the computers...the power had gone out due to a storm moving through and was out for a couple of hours...we were hearing that sound of arcing electrical transformers and when the power came back on we realized that something blew the circuit board of our stove...GREAT!!...now we have to look for the part to replace...hopefully I won't find another appliance that is blown!
On a much more positive note, I recently purchased a hooked rug that I've been searching for for quite some time...I've seen this rug in various places...the Country Living Season's At Seven Gates Farm book, someone's Picture Trail (can't recall who I'm sorry to say), and I believe my good friend Pat has even hooked this particular rug...I fell in love with the pattern because it's got hearts and flowers as well as a dove which stands for peace which I love plus the colors looked to be just about perfect for my home...I've been searching ebay and etsy off and on for about a year now and came across it once but the auction had already ended!...dontcha hate when that happens?...then one day a couple of weeks ago I was browsing through my bookmarked antique links and saw that Faye over at Early Country Antiques had this rug pictured and my heart skipped a beat!...I quickly emailed her to inquire about it and lucky for me it had not already been spoken for so now it is mine!
...this particular rendering was made by Jennifer McKelvie and the colors are indeed perfect for my home:
...ever since I got my primitive pie safe, I have envisioned this very rug hung just above it, and now it is!...I feel so fortunate!
The other thing that I wanted to share was this cute little dough box table that I had my hubs make for me recently...my good friend Linda has an antique one that is to die for that I just love and I got to thinking...why don't I just have hubs make me a small one that will fit the space I have in mind for it!...I searched up some pics of different types of dough box tables on the internet and gathered some dimensions, then came up with the measurements that would fit my space, and went over everything with hubs...last weekend he bought the wood and whipped it up...then yesterday he finished it for me...it's painted black, distressed, then rubbed with Tudor Brown Briwax...that really gives it a nice look...even though it is nowhere near as cool as an olde antique, the price was right and it fits the space perfectly!...it's going to be against the wall above that little footstool you see in the background...I pulled the dough box away from the wall so you could see the cute shape it has:
...the lid comes off and I have a nice little storage area...we can always use more storage can't we?
...I think he did a really great job on figuring out how to make the shape of it exactly as I wanted!
Lastly, I wanted to share with you a picture that I just can't take my eyes off of...it's from the Pottery Barn website and I'm using it as my computer's desktop wallpaper!, I just love it!...I think I'm going to order a couple of these pumpkins:
...I love Pottery Barn...they always have stuff that blends well with antiques and primitives...and I love their stylists, I always find their pictures inspiring!
Last year at this time we were getting ready to have our wooden floors put in...we were moving furniture out of the living room, dining room, and study, then painting, etc. etc....when all was said and done it was the very end of September and I lost an entire month of enjoying my Autumn decor because I didn't even get to start until the first of October!...so this year I'm getting a head start...I've got all my summery decor put away...tables etc. all dusted and polished...I always enjoy having a clean slate when I bring out my seasonal decor...that is my fun!
Alright, I think that about does it for this time...have a great week everyone!