Monday, July 27, 2009

Mom's New Bedroom Suite ~ Totally Sweet!

Don't you just LOVE this bedroom suite?! This is the lovely set of furniture that I purchased for my Mother (as in she paid for it, I did the buying!, darn) and drove 18 hours to Canada from Utah with it in the back of our truck! Yes, we do get involved in our capers now and then and this was definitely the best one yet!

Mom saw this furniture in a JCPenney catalogue one time when she was visiting and just loved it! How couldn't you? She had been thinking of buying new furniture for her bedroom and one day a catalogue came to the house saying that it was on sale for half price and that it would be discontinued! Well! I called Mom up and we put the plan into action. I purchased the lovely suite for her (bed, two nightstands, dresser and matching mirror) in January and we stored it on our barn until we went to visit her in June. I always breathe a sigh of relief when we get across the border...especially with something like this in the back! Some of those border guards can be mighty cranky!, but this guy was really good and the only thing we had to do was to pay the GST and PST on it (Canadian taxes...I don't miss those!).

The style of this suite is simply gorgeous with wicker cane inlay pieces on the bed, a fabulous carved crown on the top of the bed and on the mirror and a beautiful French style in a creamy yellow finish. It looks so wonderful in her bedroom. Now she is back visiting us for six weeks and she picked up a stunning carved rose rug from JCPenney to match. Beautiful! You may also notice some darling antique chandeliers in her room. They are birdcage style and her Mother's Day present. We brought them with us and installed them for her.

What makes this even better is that her bedroom is on the top floor of her beautiful Victorian home and she can walk out on her balcony underneath her turret and take in the lovely lake view below. Going home is so relaxing, but now I'm blessed to have her back here for most of the summer. We have three more weeks to go...we're going to make the best of it!! ~Stacy~ xo

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Trying To Get Back Into The Groove...

Well yes...I know that some of you are definitely wondering what has become of me! My last post was back in the middle of June as I was getting ready to leave for Canada. I had such a wonderful time and have been back for three weeks now, but it's been so hard to get back into the groove of things! My blog has been neglected as well as the web site (bad girl!) and I have been trying to get at it, but with my Mom here...well, we've just been enjoying the HOT summer days together so much. We love the time we spend together and it almost seems like the computer is the last thing on my mind when we can be running around together searching for good STUFF and the like!

I captured some lovely pictures of my Mom's new bedroom suite that I will post soon as well as some photo's of a tour that we took to the Governor's Mansion here in Salt Lake City. It was absolutely incredible so I'll try to get those on quickly! In the meantime, do enjoy the shot that I took of a double rainbow over our little barn one evening. It was actually a triple rainbow during the storm, but I just couldn't capture the last one! I hope you are all well and that you haven't forgotten about me! I'll be popping in to visit all of your blogs really soon! ~Stacy~ xo