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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Beloved Halloween
My Dining Room Halloween Decor was inspired this year by 
Ms. Havisham from Great Expectations.
Helena Bonham Carter will be playing her soon in a new movie of the 
Charles Dicken's tale.

Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then
I haven't wished him dead. Prayed for it
so hard I've dark green pebbles for eyes,
ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with.

I stink and remember. Whole days
in bed cawing Nooooo at the wall; the dress
yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe;
the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this
to me? 

Puce curses that are sounds not words.
Some nights better, the lost body over me,
my fluent tongue in its mouth in its ear
then down till suddenly bite awake. 

Love's hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting
in my face. Bang. I stabbed at a wedding cake.
Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon.
Don't think it's only the heart that b-b-b-breaks.
Havisham by Carol Ann Duffy

Happy Halloween!!!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Mod Mix Monday #74

Whacky Mix?
I tried to find a photo today that had the feeling of Halloween.
I thought this one did because it's such a strange mix but it's interesting and looks comfy and cozy.
The wall color and photo of Abraham Lincoln is kind of spooky but then there is the 
pink velvet love seat. There's a crazy chandelier thing. The shelf of National Geographics is 
really out there. Finally, something to do with my Mom's collection of these magazines.
I must show this to her. She could line all four walls of her living room with her back

There were sooo many things I liked in last week's Mod Mix Monday that I 
could talk about them all for a couple of days.
I had to force myself to just pick a few.
Andrea of Opulent Cottage styled her potting bench for fall.
Jennifer of Town and Country Living shared her Kitchen in progress.
Looks very good to me. That built in is fabulous. 
She recently added the freestanding cabinet to the right of it. 
Oh...how I love a white kitchen.
Just look at this media cabinet that Kim of Kim's Craft Cottage created from a vintage vanity.
It's better than anything you could buy in a furniture store.
It's a Steam Punk Halloween at The Charm of Home.
Love this.
Amy of Masion Decor is super busy reinventing furniture all the time.
This is one of her latest revamps.
This piece would fit in a Halloween display easily.
I can't resist this mid century media cabinet from Home-ology.
I love the mix of white paint and wood grain. 
I'm hoping the Craigslist God smiles upon me and lets me find something like this soon.
And by soon...I mean in the next year...because you know I already have plenty of projects.

So that's the wrap up for last week  -  on to next week.

I'll show the rest of my Halloween this week and then I am ready to get on to some fall stuff.
I just don't pay attention to fall stuff till after Halloween is over.
But I see on Pinterest everyone has already moved on to Christmas.

I just hate how Thanksgiving gets skipped over.
I don't like to think about anything Christmas till after Thanksgiving. 
And I don't like to think about Thanksgiving till after Halloween.

Christmas stuff gets put out earlier and earlier every year...
I'm sick of that....when is it going to end? Or why don't we just have
a Christmas department up and running in all stores year round?

I know retailers are scared that if they aren't the first out with their stuff, they will lose sales.
But it is ridiculous. 
Christmas stuff isn't special to me if I've seen it since July.

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Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Open House Sunday

Mid Century Modern in Atlanta
Mid Century on the outside with added elegant touches.
I love the way the ivy has been trained up the chimney and the big topiaries.
Love the color of the front doors and trim.
I don't know what that piece of furniture is but it's great.
The perfect sofa between the bookcases.
This house is really a mix of furnishings. Adore that huge pear painting in this room.
Very zen
A much more decorative fireplace mantel than you'd expect in this home.
That's a great wall of windows.
bright and very modern kitchen
Fantastic headboard
Nice view out the windows. Very hotel like.
Not hotel like
Great backyard
I really don't know how to describe this home...do you?
It has mid century bones, some eighties feeling architecture, a little french vibe and asian and rustic...but sleek and very modern too. Very eclectic I'd say for sure.