Sunday, November 15, 2009

Touches here and there

Life has been hectic around here with many guests visiting and in my limited spare time after doing all that is needed to be done for daily living, I managed to squeeze in a few small projects and touches here and there. This linen cushion cover (the middle one)I made which I adorned with French words really creates an atmosphere that I like, I think I'd like to do a few more of those when I can. I also made a few more cushion covers for cushions on our super comfy new couches. These new couches are in an oatmeal or white sand colour which is the hue of vintage linens. I think it's a light enough colour if you don't really want white. Any colour scheme can go with this colour. They remind me of the beach when paired with blue and white. They are much larger in real life than in photos for some reason. In the hallway, I've finally decided to decorate with chalkboards made out of old picture frames. I really enjoyed making them. The two on each side look like menu boards, but I didn't write any menus on them, the writings are two French Bible verses from Psalms. One says: "Blessed are those whose trangression is forgiven and whose sin is pardoned" taken from Psalms 32:1 and the other one says " Your word is the lamp unto my feet and light unto my path". Psalms 119:105. The one in the middle says, "Pray without ceasing" in French. In the laundry, I've added a few chalkboard pieces as well-- again, digging out old picture frames-- On the shelf............ On top of the cupboard.............. "Washed clean, white as snow." Puns intended,'d be right to say I've been very fond of chalkboards............wink!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Everything looks so nice and neat! Love the chalkboards that you have throughout the house!~Patti

maría cecilia said...

Good morning Dear one, it´s really a loving moment for me to come to see your new posts. You are not only a talented gardeners but also a great decorator and (my god, don´t know the word in English), well, you restore old things...I love, love your chalkboards and the words you writhe on them are really lovely, all of them. Your livingroom is a feast to my eyes. I´m so grateful to have met you because everytime I come here I go back so, so inspired.
María Cecilia

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour! You've done a fabulous job decorating your home. The chalkboards are wonderful - so creative.

Fleurette said...

Bonjour, your room and your decorations are very amazing!!!
Beautiful colors!
Everything is nicely aligned!
Belle soirée

Alison Gibbs said...

It looks beautiful. Your new couches are fabulous. Are they slip covers?? I would have to have slip covers if they were mine as I am sure the little ones would get them oh so grubby.

Anonymous said...

I love the corner where the piano was used to be , looks so cozy..
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Anonymous said...

Love your makeover!

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Anonymous said...

Just love,love,love the chalkboards...gorgeous and inspiring!Might do some myself, thankyou for the lovely pics.