Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Staying focused

 First of all I would like to remember those in the path of Sandy.  I hope that you and your families are safe from harm.

Progress on the new house is still a bit blurry but I can see a few things coming into focus.

This small bedroom has pretty wallpaper left by the previous owner.  I decided to try and work with it.  I found this antique mirror at the flea market and gave it some ASCP.

I managed to unpack my collection of wedding gowns and prom dresses and give them a little corner....

Gabby has never seen snow before but I have a feeling she wasn't interested in going outside to see what it was all about...
Once the master bath remodel is finished and the new carpeting is installed throughout the house maybe things will be more in focus
and I can start the fun part of decorating.  Stay tuned I hope to show you more soon.



Susie said...

The mirror looks good with the paper..and the dresses, sweet. Wishing you the best with your new home. Smiles, Susie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The paper does look pretty, Sissie, and the colors something that you could work with. I'd try and work with it, too, since I hate taking down wallpaper. Great little mirror. I read you got snow your way. We've had rain, although the northern part of Ohio got snow. Can't wait to see more!

chateau chic said...

I love how you're using your wedding and prom dresses. So pretty to enjoy again!
Mary Alice

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I was wondering if you got snow...hope it was just a little and now the 2 ft that they have been talking about down there. I think the wallpaper is pretty too and will work great! Isn't it fun to unpack and redecorate a new place?? ~Hugs, Patti

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sissie, got lucky the wall paper is lovely! I really love the mirror the shape is very different I really like it, very very pretty indeed.
If I was Gabby I would stay in too and just sit on a lap purring.

Have a Happy Halloween, Elizabeth

White Weathered Hutch, said...

How pretty Sissie!! Snow Yuck!!

NanaDiana said...

Looking good so far, Sissie! I'll bet you are really excited to move forward with the "fun" part of moving. xo Diana

bj said...

I love that are making it all look great.
Nothing so exciting as moving. We are about to make a move, too, but it will take FOR.EVER. because we've been in this house 40 yrs...and both of us are SUCH collectors. Oh, dear.....
Have a good Halloween with lots of Trick or Treaters...:)

The Pink Geranium said...

The mirror ia so cool, and love the shape...thanks for your suggestions for my tables, I am leaning that direction for sure.


The English Romantic said...

I do so love your mirror. isn,t ASCP great.
My friend is a stockist here in England and was with Annie on a course recently.
I love the paper in your small bedroom and the prom dresses are a really pretty addition.
I have been following your move with interest.
Smiles across the miles.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Love the dresses. So pretty!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a pretty paper, Sissie. Snow in October, yuck! I'm sure your fur babies don't know what to make of it.
I was wondering how you fared through the storm and I guess you are fine, which is wonderful!
Love those white frocks! Enjoy the rest of your week.


Blondie's Journal said...

I like the wallpaper, Sissie. It's very soft and warm looking and the mirror looks really pretty. Wallpaper gets a bad wrap because so much of it is just terrible or you move into a new home and it's just not your style. I could live with this.


Gail said...

How pretty Sissie! I so love visiting you. Enjoy our evening, Gail

Cindy said...

Oooooo Sissie, i like the wallpaper! it looks pretty! Cool! Looks like you're already adding your amazing romantic touch to everything. I can't wait to watch as you decorate and make everything beautiful!


Lucille said...

The wallpaper is lovely, Sissie and I love that mirror!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is some pretty wallpaper! I love the mirror and I'm so glad to hear things are coming together. What ever happened to the cats the previous owners left behind?

hugs, Linda

Hope Filled Living said...

Very pretty wallpaper and the mirror looks perfect with it! Decorating a new home should be fun for the holiday season! Best wishes.

Katherine Wolak said...

My heart gos out to all the Sandy victims! Such a tragedy! Love your mirror, so pretty! Also, you are invited to my Christmas giveaway!


Custom Comforts said...

Love the room with the wallpaper. You worked with it very well. It looks absolutely lovely.
Sorry you have snow already. We had a tad bit, but it melted quickly. Is yours from the hurricane?

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, this bedroom is looking so pretty and I love the wallpaper and your pretty mirror! Your new home is going to be wonderful. Hope you're doing well and thank you for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,

A. Marica said...

Hi Sissie,

I love so much visiting you. I feel so good when I see your pictures and read your post.

Love from Italy


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That wallpaper is nice, you did good keeping it and making it all Sissiefied with your shabby white touches~npthing more fun than a new house to turn into a home in my book. I'll be looking for future posts on what you do with it.

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