Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Current exterior - we can only improve from here!
Ca c'est bon. This one really speaks to me. Can you see it?
Ooh la la! A little formal but I love the roof lines and dormers and the color of the shutters.
These next two really won't work with what I have, but I love the feeling of these homes.
The roof on this one is similar to my vision. Also, love the front doors.
My sincere apologies about the pictures. They are ones that I have saved on my computer and have no clue where they came from. If they look familiar, please let me know!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A sympathetic Sweet Pea
Elsie the Cow- I am a little kid at this exhibit!
Western Sport Cort
The Gang - Uncle G, Aunt Holli, Mr. P and the minis
The Grand Entry
Monday, January 24, 2011
The keepsake chest .
Each pearl has their own drawer and me and Mr. P have one with our wedding date.
Chest in Sweet Pea's room
Our breakfast room with a painted chest and the youth chair beside it.
Close-up of the chair - it says "tiny hiny" on the seat, "lamby pie" on the chair back, "little piggies" on the foot rest and has the "God is great. God is good." prayer across the back. It really is precious!
I feel like painting something now! Happy Monday!
Friday, January 21, 2011
This one and the one below, well, words don't do them justice.
This is the "disco diva" look - I wore a red jumpsuit, similar to this, to a disco party in college.
If only I had saved it!
I would pay money to see Mr. Pearl in this! How bout it?
I found all these pictures at www.plaidstallions.com Check it out for a laugh! I will keep you all posted on the costume search! Happy weekend!
Do a little dance, make a little love
Get down tonight!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Please ignore the not-so-lovely ceiling fan, I am still saving for my wine barrel chandeliers from Restoration Hardware! (which is now going toward the new abode)
It is well-known around our home that I don't like these sticky things, as at our last home, my precious little ones stuck one to the wall and the observant mother that I am, left it there and it stained the wall! The last thing I need is a red stain on the ceiling but we can't get this thing down! It is fifteen feet up and no amount of stacked chairs, broom sticks and high-powered Nerf gun bullets can dislodge this sticky, red wonder. Yes, we have an extension ladder, but that would require going out to the garage, clearing a path to said ladder and carrying that beast into the house and then back. No, it is definitely more fun to risk life and limb by climbing on a chair stacked on another chair. Maybe I'll just leave it. I'll give it a name. Charlotte. Yes, as in Charlotte's Web. We will be the only house on the block with one. We'll start a trend. Sticky Hand pets - what do you think?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The two birds and heart are for me and the Mr.
There are three birds on the top for the minis.
My initials are on the toes!
I thought that this would be a good time to show those that share my fondness for cowboy culture, a way to incorporate it into your home without looking like the set from a Roy Rogers movie. As I mentioned previously, most of us Texans have boots and a lot of us had boots when we were knee high to a grasshopper. There is just nothing cuter than little, biddy boots. (except the little biddy whippersnapper wearing them!) I have these little boots on a shelf in our family room. I have several pairs that were Mr. Pearl's and the rest were my minis. (Can you guess who wore the pink ones?) In a large group, they are a little much for some, but one pair in a bookcase, or used as bookends or a tiny pair under a glass cloche make a darling, sentimental display. Ok, I may have totally lost a lot of you. If boots aren't your thing, little shoes are cute, too. I have also incorporated a pair of vintage, silver-plated toy gun holsters into my decor. I use them as a little vase in which I tucked some dried flowers. Of course, we never have a shortage of John Deere tractor toys and old hats that I have displayed here and there. Western isn't for everyone, but we all have those odd things stashed in a closet that are sentimental and help to tell "our story." Get those out of hiding and put them out to enjoy! Chances are if you love them, others will, too.
Kawliga, our cigar indian stands guard over the kids play area of the family room.
I had him made for Mr. Pearl's college graduation.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Did I really find this attractive?
Yes, yes I did! John Taylor - my boyfriend!