Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Are you a Square or a Diagonal?

When you rearranged furniture or accessories in a room, have you ever thought about how or what is it that lets you "know" when it's just right for you? Something happens in your head that says, "That's it."

Then, if another person came in the same room, have you ever wondered why they might not see it like you do and want to change it until THEY get the "that's it" signal?
Well, when a designer friend of mine came over one day, we were discussing my furniture arrangement.
She wanted to do something like this:

I felt more comfortable with an arrangement like this:

She admitted that she prefers to have furniture arranged on a DIAGONAL. I like my furniture arranged at right angles! I think it is rather amusing.

Which one are you?? Leave a comment and share your preference!

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Friday, January 09, 2009

So Shabby Pink Road Trip

Sometimes at Christmas, I don't know if I am coming or going. I often get so busy that I forget what the whole season is all about for me. My husband and I sing in the choir at church so there are always many nights of practice and time practicing at home too. It was all worth it though. What a great program it was this year.

Thankfully, there was time to get away and relax.

I LOVE old houses. I had an opportunity many years ago to purchase a precivil war house in the rural area of Moyock, NC. Circumstances prevented it but that sure would have been wonderful to restore an old home like that.

I always find myself taking pictures of old homes when we go out riding. This is an interesting selection of houses we saw. I imagine what it must have been like to have lived there when these homes were new and the land was not as inhabited as today.

I know to many this old house looks like an old broken down shack. However, someone used to live here, probably a family. They cooked, slept, worked and died.

The orginal part of the house was probably the front area. Sometimes, a give away is the position of the chimneys on each end of the house. The kitchen was usually in the back of the home and this old home has had lots of remodeling. Beautiful.

I dont' know if anyone still lives here but just imagine the history this place has. Wish I could go back in time and watch the family who built this. I would love to see what a typical day might have been. Again, you can see the chimneys on each end of the home to give "even" heating. I wonder what year this was built?

I can't tell about this one. Not sure but it sure is a great looking old home.

NOW, look at this one. I cannot tell if this is a new home or an old one that has been renovated. I was standing across the road in the front yard of a church to get these pictures. We were in a really small rural town and a pink house was the last thing I expected to see.

IT"S PINK! I love it!
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Thursday, January 01, 2009

So Shabby Pink - Amy from Four Sisters in a Cottage

Who says you cannot make real friends with people on the internet? I used to think it was not possible too but I am not so sure anymore. I know on the internet, we can be who WE want to be and present ourselves as we want other to see us. We can hide behind our monitors.
Well....................there is one fine lady I have met that doesn't hide who she is. In fact, that seems to be the last thing she does. She is honest and courageous. Her name is Amy of Four Sisters in a Cottage. I started buying things for my home from her last year and have gotten to know her as time passed. Her daughter is stationed in our home town and will probably get to know her better too. I hope so.

Amy sent me some pictures of her newly decorated home all dressed up in Christmas decor. In a rush to finish up things before we closed for Christmas, I failed to get her pictures on our website, So Shabby Pink, where we posted pictures our customers and readers sent us.

Amy, this post is for you.............

Amy is a breast cancer survivor and is still fighting some complications from the reconstruction stage. My prayers, respect and well wishes are with her. I hope you will visit her website and blog and give her your support too.
Amy, you are awesome babe!
Thanks for visiting us today,