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Already wishing for a new dining nook area here at Boyd Street Bungalow to allow more space (what I have now) and here is what I would like to do. Found the table at Wayfair.com but now need to figure out how to make the corner seating. This will all begin in the new year. 🙂 Just tucking this away to remind me. Stay tuned..
I grew up watching I Love Lucy.
Of course, every home did not have a television set but it helped that my Dad sold TV’s at his butane business in my small Mississippi hometown of Hazlehurst. He always boasted that we had the first color TV in Hazlehurst. I don’t know this for a fact but I do know my little face was glued to that TV set for as many hours as my parents would let me watch.
And my favorite show was I Love Lucy. I still watch every re-run I can catch. It takes me back to a time when life was less complicated, wholesome and somehow, a slower pace. It calms me down. Lucy made you laugh when you were sad and happier when you were happy.
Today would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. The Early Show had a video of Lucy this morning which is worth watching…
As a tribute to Lucy, Boyd Street would like to jot down here just a few of her amazing quotes showing what a strong, independent, hard working woman she was…
I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’ t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Happy Birthday, Lucy!! I still love you!
No sooner had I posted this morning about decorating for my dogs …
I read about Pets and Designer Rooms over at Better Homes and Gardens. I am a pet lover and truly believe you cannot have a real home without a pet. Take a look at all the rooms at the link above.
Here’s a pooch sitting on a chintz chair..
and, of course, we can’t forget those cute felines. Here’s China the Cat with Ming fabric.
Had to say goodbye yesterday…
..to one of my favorite furniture resale stores, Poor Ol’ Bob’s Gettin’ Place in Fairfield, Illinois. After ten years, they are going out of business. Bob and his wife Barb have such a flair for selecting pre-owned furniture and decor. Mostly gathered from estate sales in the St. Louis area, their inventory changed every week and you never knew what “I Can’t Live Without” piece of furniture you would find next. It definitely kept you on your toes for a good bargain and kept you coming back week after week.
While I was there picking up a piece of furniture I had purchased last year (more on this later), I had to buy one last thing for the road, so to speak.
Do you see it? It’s that big pop of ORANGE sitting on the table! Whatever is it? You can remove the top so it would be good for storage. What about to house remotes or paint it at Halloween? 🙂 I don’t know but it was unique enough for me to say “I gotta have it.”
Regardless, it is at home at Boyd Street now and will always be a reminder to me of the good shopping days at Poor Ol’ Bob’s Gettin’ Place.
Was it just about a month ago …
I was wishing for the taste of a homegrown garden tomato? Well, now I have tomatoes GALORE and am loving it. This year I only planted those nice big ones.. Big Boys and Better Boys.. where one slice will just about cover a sandwich. Nothing better than the distinctive taste of a ripe tomato, still warm from the sun, with a little salt and mayo on bread. Bacon and lettuce are nice but I like the simplicity of just the tomato.
The only problem is they are all getting ripe at the same time and am wondering what to do with all this homegrown produce. The weather is too hot to do much canning. I really need some easy solutions to save these rare treats.
Help me out here.. What is your favorite ways to use an abundance of tomatoes?
Read about at one of my favorite DIY blogs, Young House Love …
Take a look at what Sherry and John are up to now… another house crash… this time in the Richmond area and a house so beautifully decorated that they use it for commercials and photoshoots. Love the painted ladder on the front porch. Click the photo above to read more…
White has always been a favorite of mine in decorating but when paired with blue, it really pops (told you I was coming around to liking blue.) A recent post by BHG shows unique ideas in this decor and thinking outside the box. Five stars for this BHG post and I’m putting this living room and kitchen in my “inspiration” box!
This kitchen makes me want to start baking something. What a neat idea for an old window!
Be sure to follow the link above to see all the pictures of this inspiring cottage re-do.