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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Brooching the Subject

What's It Wednesday #112
Welcome to another What's It Wednesday! This week I'm sharing some of my brooch collection. Do you love them like me?

I know that they aren't worn much anymore, but I love the delicate and intricate designs.

This is my favorite. Hand-painted on mirror surrounded by pearls. Yum!

The blue ones are nice old pieces. The filigree is amazing. Can you believe the craftsmanship?

From time to time I am daring and wear them on a scarf or hat.

These coral pieces are so neat. I love the way they feel when they become old and worn.

I have way too many collections, but this one isn't going anywhere soon. I have drawers full. Some to wear, some to cherish, and some for crafting like my bottle projects,


A message holder

or these fun ring holders.

Thanks for letting me “brooch” this subject with you!
Hugs,
Patti

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Red, Red Rose

What's It Wednesday #111

A Red, Red Rose

By Robert Burns

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile.

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 Love,
Patti

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Those Were the Days

What's It Wednesday #110

This is an exciting time in our household. Our new house is almost finished being built, so needless to say I am neck high in boxes. As we prepare for the new house there are decorating and design decisions to be made...but of course. However (Here comes Paula's rant), these decisions have not been made easily because the good old decorating shows of yore no longer exist. 


For me it all started as a kid with Steve Thomas (I liked him because he reminded me of John Boy and John Denver <don't ask>), Bob Vila, and Norm Abram.

Years later, when I got ready to move back to the United States from the Cayman Islands there were my buddies Susan Powell and Chris McWatt of Home Matters. OMG how I loved them so. As soon as I landed in the U.S. I ran to Home Depot and got paint and paint brushes. I was bit by the decorating bug.
Susan Powell and Chris McWatt -
Home Matters

Kitty Bartholomew

Lynette Jennings
Kitty was fun and exciting and Lynette was just plain magical.

Christopher Lowell
Christopher made me believe I could decorate any room my heart's desire. I still have all of his design books.

Debbie Travis
Don't you remember Debbie Travis' Painted House and Debbie Travis' Facelift?

Ok since we are going down memory lane in the middle of my rant, what about...
Decorating Cents - Joan Steffend

Room-by-Room - Matt & Shari
 Ok confession, I was probably the only person on the planet that did not particularly like the show Room-by-Room, but I would give my eye-teeth to get that show back. We just don't have the variety of great decorating programs like we use to. 


Designing for the Sexes - Michael Payne
Devine Design - Candice Olson
As far as I am concerned, once Devine Design went off the air it was down hill from there. In came the real estate shows. I am beyond sick of real estate shows (Not counting the Property Brothers of course). 

Trading Spaces  
Trading Spaces was Must-See-TV. Do you remember the marathons?

Dear Genevieve - Genevieve Gorder

Designer Guys - Steve & Chris
Does anyone other than me notice the amazing shows that came out of Canada...plus the gorgeous men (i.e. The Property Brothers)?

If Walls Could Talk - Grant Goodeve
Yes, I recognize that "If Walls Could Talk" was not a decorating show, but since this is my rant and Grant Goodeve was on "Eight is Enough" and the original "If Walls Could Talk" which was amazing and I had a school-girl crush on him...but I digress.

Gardening by the Yard - Paul James
 Everything I learned about gardening I learned from Paul.


Room Service, Sarah's House & Sarah's Cottage -
Sarah Richardson
Ok so outside of the Property Brothers (Noticed I have mentioned them a few times in this post), I have had very little assistance in terms of resources. There are very few programs out there. So for the past nine months of building this house I have relied on the following limited resources for design ideas:


As I continue packing up boxes, all I can think of is... "Those Were the Days".


I have only named a few. What were some of your favorite decorating shows from "Back in the Day"?

xoxoxo
Paula

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