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Monday, June 20, 2011

Mod Mix Monday #5

Already Week Five!
My how time can fly...
Thanks to everyone who commented on my find yesterday -
I found the above chandelier on Pinterest and thought it was an unusual way to display plants.
I bought this chandelier with my cousin and best friend in mind...Shelly. 
She has been wanting a chandelier in her backyard. 
This is not the kind she was wanting but I think we can make it fabulous.
I'll show photos once I fix it up. 
I'll work on it tomorrow at her house.
I know I said I kind of wanted to keep it but I already have a chandi in my backyard that is very nice.
I just haven't shown it because where it hangs is not how I want it to look yet. 
I should get on that....but it was 104 degrees here today! 
Too hot to do much of anything outside.

Now I'm going to ask for a huge favor...please say a prayer or two or three or thousands 
for my best friend and cousin...Shelly.
That's her and her dog Lucy. 
Ten years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. 
After going through so much, she was cancer free until last fall. 
Six months before they would have declared her cured.
So last fall she did chemo and radiation. It had come back in her lymph nodes.
We were very happy when it shrunk immediately and was gone by the end of treatment.
Now as of last week the cancer is back. And she started chemo last Wednesday.
She has already been through the fight of her life and now begins another.
It is now on the outside of her lungs and in her bones.
We are hopeful that chemo will work again. It has to.
But we can use all the positive energy we can get.
We are only six months apart in age and have been best friends all our lives. 
I cannot imagine my life without her. 
She does not know I am posting this and probably would be very uncomfortable about it if she did know. 
But she doesn't read my blog very often so will most likely miss this.
So I figure what she doesn't know won't hurt her and I figure it can't hurt to have many praying for her.
So please keep her in your thoughts....

Now on to a review of the best of last week's Mod Mix Monday!
1. Theresa at Momma T's Place showed off her Dining Room Tweak
after her daughter came in the door and declared it looking too granny.
I can't imagine that, look at that wallpaper! 
Isn't it great? Of course I love that turquoise cabinet!
2. Big galvanized tubs filled with pink and orange flowers. I love this mix.
Perfect additions to Valarie's garden at Glimpse of My World.
3. Cindy at Cameras and Chaos just created this fabulous bench
out of a real ugly, ugly brown sofa.
Hard to believe how cute it turned out when you see how ugly it was before.
Isn't it great?
4. Dharma of A Wannabe Mermaid's Diary of Living Out Loud
redid both a hutch and a buffetinto two beautiful pieces of furniture. 
Look how current this looks with the wallpaper inside and styled with liquor bottles and turquoise owl.
It's Retro - Baby!

Now lets see what you've been up to this week.
I just finished painting my little table periwinkle and will show that next week.
Plus Tuesday I'll have my tutorial up about the kitchen tile redo.

Thanks to all of you that participate each week.
You can link up anything that is modern mixed with traditional or antique.
Or if its just modern, show us that too. Or anything old given a fresh spin with paint.
Or anything new or old changed up in and interesting way.
Please be sure to use the link to the actual post...not to your whole blog. 
Please link back here to this exact post and I'd love it if you enjoy this party for you to 
follow my blog too.


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Nita! I guess I have been busy to just now realize you're hosting a link party! Good for you! So glad I could be a part!
I'll be praying for Shelly.

Jess said...

i have been following your blog lately & really enjoy it. I most certainly will pray for your cousin, bless you both.

BluBabesCreate said...

Thanks Nita! You are so kind!

Kit said...

I just sent up some prayers for your cousin. I can't even imagine what she is going thru. When I had to have my infusions I had to go to the chemo ward at our hospital and what those courageous people go thru is heart wrenching. Hugs to both of you. Kit

Comeca Jones said...

I am lovin the turquoise couch.


Nita, I love the turquoise couch, just beautiful!! I'm so, sorry about your cousin, I'll be praying for her, God bless her! Hugs to you. Hope you can come over and visit! FABBY

Marie said...

Hi Nita - My thoughts and prayers for your cousin. She is beautiful and I pray that she survives what she's going through. God works in mysterious ways.

Happy to join you this week my friend. Please take care too.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

So sorry to hear of your friend struggle. I lost my best friend to uterine cancer a few years ago. I miss her every day! Sending up prayers for Shelly and everyone who loves her!

Karen said...

Hi Nita those are great features. I'm so sorry about your friend. I'll keep her in my prayers. I'm joining Mod Mix Monday for the first time. Thanks for hosting.

Chrissie said...

Thanks for hosting today.So sorry to read about your cousin. It seems you have a very special friendship.

24 Corners said...

Nita, I'm so sorry about Shelly...praying for healing and strength as she battles one more time, she's lovely...and very fortunate to have such a friend as you...praying for your heart also.
The chandi will be a very fun gift!
xo J~

Allison said...

Nita, I will keep beautiful Shelli in my thoughts and prayers. She will treasure that lovely chandelier. That's so thoughtful of you and a special gift.

KTbee said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin! I'll be praying for her.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The chandelier idea with plants will make an excellent accent to any garden.

Sending healing hugs, well wishes, prayers and blessings to Shelly. God bless! Tammy

Cindi Myers said...

I have your cousin Shelly in my thoughts and prayers.
XOXO - Cindi

Great picks! I lust after Momma T's wallpaper!

Lisa said...

I will most definitely keep your cousin in my prayers. Just from her pictures I can tell she has a beautiful spirit.

Screaming Meme said...

I am sending all my parayers and good thoughts this morning...I hope she gets well soon...Xo, meme

The enchanted home said...

Just said a prayer for your cousin, hoping she will be cured and well again soon. Love your picks..all beautiful. Enjoy your day!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Nita! I really like your Pinterest inspiration for your cousin's outdoor chandelier. I look forward to seeing your reveal. I will also put Shelly on my prayer list. Great features from last week, and I appreciate your hosting Mod Mix Monday!

Dharma said...

Love and light to Shelly! I'll be praying for her healing. Thanks for the shout out on my project too, Nita. Cheers.

Modern Country Lady said...

I will be praying for you and your friend, Nita.We all need our friends in our lives.

Cindy said...

Hi Nita,
I'm back to join you for another very fun day!
I love your chandy-planter hanger, very nice!
Hugs, Cindy

JoAnn S. said...

Hi Nita, I will say a prayer for your cousin. Cancer is something we need to work on, I am sure there is a cure out there,somewhere. God Bless her.

hugs JoAnn

Debby said...

I will say some prayers for your cousin /best friend. I lost my cousin/best friend in Feb. and I miss her so much. (of all things H1N1) So your post brought me to tears. She is so beautiful. Prayers for sure.

Unknown said...

I absolutely love the chandlier! Prayers for Shelly for sure. Thanks

the cape on the corner said...

thinking of you and your cousin and sending positive thoughts your way.

Theresa said...

Hi Nita,
I am so sorry about your cousin, I know cancer is awful for both the one going through it and for those that love the person going through it. I will pray for her.
Thanks for your festure today, I am honored!
Wow, I love that blue couch too!

Haven said...

I just said a prayer for your cousin. Please keep reminding us. She looks so very young. Blessings to you both.

Kirsty Girl said...

so clever! I must remember that too!

Renee said...

Prayers are with your cousin and your family.

Shelley Davis said...

Hi Nita,

I will put Shelly in my prayers. The power of prayers work miracles.


The Sterling Cherub said...

Prayers and good thoughts being kept for your beloved cousin and lifelong best friend. Bless you both, and your family.

The garden chandelier you picked out for her is just beautiful, and is going to look wonderful with some plants and candles in it! Can't wait to see pictures.