Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Here They Come ~~ Boxes from Market

They've been showing up

For about a week now....the boxes. Just when my husband hauls all the cardboard to the recycle center, another shipment comes.
My assistant is checking to see if these are really Faux
Nothing else will do! :0)

What will I do with all the inventory??
I also wanted to show you something I purchased for little me... Isn't it gorgeous?
~~The bird tray ~~
In other news, my decision has been made. I plan to paint the dining room walls cajun red and I am going with my initial idea on the window treatments. The fabric has been ordered.
Thank you for your encouragement, compliments and suggestions about this exciting project!


LillyB said...

What a lovely assistant you have and she pays attention to detail LOL
You didn't need much encouragement you knew what you wanted ;) Red is my absolute favorite!!!
Have a great day!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love your furries assistant...and girl that tray is just awesome WOW!! if would scream my name too...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynette said...

I can't wait to see how everything turns out!! All those boxes - I would just be squealing with excitement and our cat would be doing the same thing your's is!!

Have mucho fun!!

Small House said...

You must love the UPS driver. Every box must be so fun to open. LOVE YOUR HOUSE!
Have a good day.

Pug1 said...

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!CHEERS! Michele

Bo said...

Hi Donna...Oh, those flowers are so beautiful...I don't know where you'll put them all, but they look really pretty scattered about on the floor...That bird tray looks like an expensive antique! Gorgeous...and I'm glad you are going ahead with your original idea for the drapes...I don't think you'd ever be as happy if you had changed your mind. ;-) Bo

Attic Clutter said...

Oh cajan red will be wonderful...and Ilove Magnolia(:) so cute..~!!
thanks on my blog I'm trying to figure out (remember) where I got the sidebarcat..I'll let you know as soon as my brain works again..LOL
hugs, Patty

Attic Clutter said...

Donna this has the sideboard cats..if the link doesn't work send me your email and I'll send the link to you ok..(:)
hugs, Patty

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I am very serious unless it cost like 2000 dollars or something. :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Donna... all of your pretty flowers!!!

I've been following your blog all week, so excited for you and your new dining room project! I think the "cajun red" will be perfect in your dining room and the fabrics you chose for the drapes will be fabulous with the red!!! Can't wait to see your dining room after it's painted and with new drapes!!!

I have 2 walls in my dining room painted the same color...cajun red by SW! I painted them about 6 yrs. ago and have never tired of them!!! If you would like to see a photo of them...I have a link on my sidebar of my dining'll take you to RMS.

Anyway, best wishes and have lots of fun with your new project!

PS...oh yes, I just love your pretty new tray!!!

Paula@SweetPea said...

I can't wait to see what you do with all of your new supplies. Do you have cabinets for storing it?

Love your new bird tray. I don't blame you for buying that for yourself.

I haven't commented on your dining room plan and I think that the red walls are going to be great. The curtains in Southern Lady also caught my eye. I love the fabrics that you picked out for making them. I wish that I could see them in person.

southerninspiration said...

Oh, what a cute little bird tray!!! I love that. I may have to have something made by you when I see your creations from all those lovelies!!! You are so talented and I can't wait to see your creations!!!


Cathy said...

What fun to have all your faux goodies arrive at your door. I LOVE the bird tray...Gorgeous!


Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Donna~
Looks like we're spending our days doing the same thing..... pricing! And just when you think you're making a dent in it..... along comes the UPS man again! :) These are the days that I ask myself.... "what in the world was I thinking!" It's fun, isn't it?


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Ho Donna. Love that bird tray...I'd have kept it for myself too.

My son & grandson are doing VERY well. My son will need another surgery to try & combat the contracture in his right hand but we expected further surgeries. Baby Noah has had no more seizures, thank God! Thansk for asking, Donna...I appreciate your kindness & interest.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! I know what you can do with some of those "fauxs" send them my way!!!! Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the red wall redo too! I'm glad you stopped in because I lost you on my blog roll when I was redec but you're back on!!!lol Have a great week! - Jeannette

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Donna,
Yeah! I am so excited to see your finished DR project.
Great decision.

The flowers are all gorgeous! I didn't realize you had a shop? Are you on ETSY?
I may order something from you.
Your bird tray is just beautiful. Love it!

Thanks for your kindness on my Roo table. I really do appreciate it very much.

I wish we entertained more. It's been hard to plan things with our looming possible move in a few months.
We'll know something soon.
~Melissa :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Donna, I'm loving your birdtray.. girl I "must" have the companies name if you wouldn't mind sharing.. Would love to carry it in the shop..if possible.. you can email the info on I love your assistant.. we all need those don't we? Can't wait to see your draperies up and walls painted.. It's going to be "gorgeous".. Thanks for swinging in to see Miss Kitty and Mr. Mouse today.. I always love when you stop by.. hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Donna, ~WOW~
Congrats on 20 years!
That is wonderful!
If you do open an ETSY I'll buy something from you for sure. I've already bought many different items from blogger friends.

Normally I'm excited about moves but this time...
I was just so settled in and this one is about 3 years sooner than we expected. Sigh...
A brand new house for me to decorate though. I'm trying to stay positive.
~Melissa :)
I'll do a blog post as soon as he gets orders.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna...I am laughing because you know I understand having an assistant who gets into everything you are doing!! Your goodies look so pretty! And that bird tray is GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see what you will do with it all!! ...Debbie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Donna, I think going with your first choice is always wise.

I love your new merchadise. That looks like a lot of beautiful arrangements to me.

I am not currently working as a designer. I am trying to recover from a really bad shoulder injury. It is taking an extremely long time. I was just about to open up my own store when I got hurt. I still suffer with a lot.. of pain.
I am currently working PT in a clothing store as a keyholder. But, I'll always do arrangements for my special clients.
Hugs, Terrie

Attic Clutter said...

I love your birdy tray so so pretty~!!

I used to make dry flower and silk flower arrangements at a darling store called the IVY COTTAGE years back..
It was so fun Iloved it..
your shipment of flowers are looking pretty fun to me ..LOL

I like what you say in your bio--
''it is ok to use faux flowers'' (:)

Love your header words too-
Sharing decorating ideas, recipes, thrifting finds and a generous amount of friendship.
You just wrapped it all up in a neat little nutshell~
glad you came by..
hugs, Patty

Rebecca said...

Well, you haven't posted in a couple of days so I'm bettin' you're knee deep in your pretties. Can't wait to see some of the finished products. I love your assistant. :)