Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday/Saturday (Fill in the blank)

I'm a little late to the game with this post which should have been yesterday but I was having major problems with Blogger. Anyone else having problems? I ended up just starting an entirely new post and things seemed to be okay.

~ I'm looking for a new word to replace Tidbits for my Friday posts. I'm thinking Friday Files, TGIFiles, Friday Clips, anyone have any other ideas? Leave your idea in the comments if you have something to share that might work.

~ One of my goals for 2012 was to improve on my photography and editing. I went back into a few of my folders and pulled some of my favorite images to share with you. I may have shared one of these with you in the past, but now they should be much better after some editing.

Peppers and onions from the grill anyone? Yum. And how about the colors? 


This table of items pretty much sums up how things go around here. If you can see in the background there's The Very Hungry Caterpillar (a current favorite), some magazines, the laptop, some doilies my Mom gave me that are now stashed away since I can't figure out what to do with them, and a nice cup of coffee.


I can't wait for fresh gladiolas. This was taken at Whole Foods this past summer. 


 This is from Whole Foods too. I loved all of the texture. And how cute are those burlap bags? I hope they are back again this year.

All photos above courtesy of Holly/West Pear Avenue

 
~ You have to see this before and after that Lori posted yesterday. She did a drapery install recently for a client. A beautiful room with lots of natural light from those windows, but those windows needed some love. Here is the before:

Photo courtesy of Lori May Interiors
 
How about that fig tree? That definitely brings the eye up that's for sure. But take a look at the after and what a difference draperies make:

Photo courtesy of Lori May Interiors
 
 The new draperies provide softness and warmth to this living room. What a difference!

~ Abby also revealed a project she had been working on for her living room. She wanted something for the area above her piano. A statement piece if you will. Check it out...

 Photo courtesy of A Delightful Design

Abby made the mirror herself out of wood shims and some Martha Stewart metallic paint. And see how beautiful it looks above her piano.

 Photo courtesy of A Delightful Design


 ~ And I've officially designated Pam the patron saint of patience. Check out what she did to her dining room ceiling...

Photo courtesy of Simple Details

Pam applied nailhead trim to her dining room ceiling to make a geometric pattern. What a statement!


I hope you have a great weekend. We are off to visit my brother and his family today and for a night out on the town with them. Very excited! (Another Blogger note: why did the size of the font change but in the post the font size is normal?) Have a good one!

12 comments:

  1. I love TGIFiles! Those Whole Foods photos are beautiful, great job tweaking! I did see Lori's drapes - she's a talented girl! Off to check out Abby's blog.

    Thanks, that was a fun surprise! :)

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    1. Pam, I really think you'll love Abby's blog. And thanks for the kind words on my WF photos.

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  2. Love Abby's mirror and wow, that ceiling is a true testament to patience! Love the idea of TGIFiles. Very creative.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I just did a quick browse through your blog and I love your home. I sent you a few messages/comments. Thanks for reaching out and introducing yourself!

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  3. Wow, Lori's drapes are amazing! And, I love the updates to your photos. I really love the way you framed the second whole foods photo. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I like the TGIFiles! Great round up this week Holly. I cannot believe how amazing Lori's drapes look and Wow, I Pam's ceiling looks ah-mazing. I can't imagine the amount of time she must have spent working on her ceiling.

    Good luck with the photo editing, it is coming along well. I hope to start adding a few photo tips to the blog when I get back to NM.

    Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks everyone! I think I'll go with TGIFiles - that was my favorite too and seems to be a favorite with you folks. TGIFiles it is!

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  5. I think "Friday Files" sounds really great!
    ♡ Lexi
    FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
    WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

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  6. Hope you are having a great weekend, Holly! Don't you just love the floral department at Whole Foods? I could spend all day (and my whole paycheck there!).
    Boy, is that ceiling fantastic!

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  7. Loving TGIFiles, clever! And I agree about Pam being the Patron Saint of Patience...her ceiling rocks! Ah yes the photo editing....I need help there too. Your pics look good girl!
    Cathy

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  8. I like TGIFiles and Friday Files too. I can't believe Pam's nailhead ceiling...amazing! Speaking of amazing, how about that fig tree? I love it.

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  9. Love the nailhead ceiling! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE! And what about Friday Footnotes? Just a thought, but I do like TGIFiles.

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