Redecorating, recooperating

Next week I’m hosting my PEO group’s monthly meeting, so I’ve been pretty focused on getting the house in order.  We’ve lived here for 2 1/2 years now and I haven’t really done any decorating since then.  I found “homes” for all my decorative pieces and called it done.  I’ve been wanting to get curtains for the living room for a long time now and as much as I know it finishes a room, I hadn’t made it priority until now.  After the day long fiasco of wrong sized rods, out of stock replacements and so on, they are hung and I think they look wonderful.  They did however create a need for some redecorating. If you’re in need of redecorating, consider hiring a painting contractor to make the task in hand much easier and professional, especially if you want to save time whilst doing it! 
The gold curtains and the gold candles were just a little too monochromatic for my taste.  The red candles you see in my before photos are a bright Christmas red, so I didn’t think they really worked either.  So the big shuffle of pieces began. Here’s what I came up with from things I found around the house.  
The blocks under the relief piece spell “spring”.  A little something I made last year.  It was time to get all the Easter and seasonal decorations out too! I’ll be sharing more soon, hopefully tomorrow.
As for the recooperating, appharently I’ve been stewing on a sinus infection for a while.  It got to the point where the socket of my left eye was aching, so I finally went to the Dr. yesterday and got some antibiotics and a nasal spray. Hoping to feel back to my normal self soon.
I finally got a chance to glue down all the pieces to this layout today. It’s based on the Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico by the wonderful Stephanie Howell.  Love her style. I flipped the sketch so I could use two verticals.

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  • Sarah
    March 4, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Great take on the sketch!

  • Keshka
    March 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Love your take on the sketch, Leslie! Thanks for stopping by my blog–it's so interesting you learned about Purim in a bible study! How did it come up?


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