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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #160

Here we are...it's Tuesday and I'm late with Mod Mix Monday yet again!
But I know you will forgive me. 
I have today and tomorrow off and I'm painting my dining room.
I have so many things to show that I haven't yet because I want to show them
in the newly painted dining room.
So I'm forcing myself to get it done!

Notice that cute spool lamp in the photo above?
Lots of color in that room but the nice neutral floor and wall keeps it all grounded.
But I do love that wallpaper.

Lots of cuteness in last week's Mod Mix Monday....let's roll...
 Brook of Artistic Endeavors 101 made this sweet little felted pup.
I've been dying to do some of this myself....but can't find time.
He's a doll...literally.
 Art and Sand shared a vintage garden. This was just one small area of it.
Oh...my I'd like to laze away the afternoon on this with the weenies.
Penny of Penny's Vintage Home shared her sweet little shabby white wagon planted full of 
ornamental hyacinth beans. I've never heard of these but aren't they pretty?
I love that she painted a wagon white.  
Cassie of Kent Heartstrings shared her nautical string art. 
Fun! Isn't it! 
 and what would a Mod Mix Monday be with out an appearance by
one of Darrielle's latest projects from DD's Cottage?
Yet, another piece I'd love to have in my own home. 
Seems Darrielle gets done all the things I imagine wanting to do.
She even sent me some fabric I admired so I could make a 
pillow or two. 

I will do as soon as I paint the dining room.

Sorry, that I have not had time to write more personal stuff of late.
I am just working and working. 

To be honest...it's some pressure....I have to maintain my quota in sales to keep my job.
So it's not all rainbows and dining chairs!

Talking someone into something is not a skill that comes naturally for me.
My skill is in finding exactly the thing you need and pulling your room together.

I'm better at suggesting where you will find what you need and at the right price
than telling you to buy this piece no matter what.

I'm convinced I'll be a success at this doing it in my way...but I build real relationships 
and trust with customers and cannot fake anything. 

I am open and honest and if I can't succeed without being so....than I will just not succeed.
But...that said...my job brings me real happiness like last week
when I helped a couple who are retiring and downsizing to a smaller place.

They wanted something low profile and smaller.
I suggested a new sofa that we only got a low number of.
It has a very 60's feel to it.
And we special ordered some retro chairs to go with it.

That was fun!

I always tell everyone browsing in living rooms that if you don't see what you want...
we'll order what you want in whatever fabric you wish.

Our special orders are really quite reasonable. Not very much more in cost.
It all depends on the fabric you choose.
And it's only like six weeks to get your furniture.

Anyway...I love to do special orders and help people get what they REALLY want.

Please link up again this week.
I thank you for hanging in there with me.

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
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Phyllis @Around the House said...

Loved the post, so many comfortable places to rest, loved the little wagon, so creative with the plants...loved it all and love all the wonderful colors, come on over for a visit, I still have my red white and blue up, but who doesn't love the flag colors...lol

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Glad to see that you're doing good, Nita! Busy, but good.
Thanks so much for hosting another great party!
Have a wonderful week,

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Really wonderful features including the photo inspiration you posted! I love the felted dog! I guess I'll never grow up. Thanks so much for hosting once again this week, Nita! I can't wait to see what you've done in your dining room, but don't worry, I don't expect a quick turnaround time. I win the prize for the slowest room transformations! Have a great week!


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thanks so much for the feature and also for hosting this weeks party! Hugs, Penny

Cassie said...

Thanks so much for featuring my string art! It was such a fun project!

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Love the features and thanks for hosting another fabulous party! Have a great week!


Nice features Nita! Thank you for hosting.
Have a lovely week.

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Nita, Thanks for hosting--happy painting! Blessings, Cecilia

Vicki said...

Such neat craftiness in your features! Hope you get a chance to put down the paintbrush and put your feet up over the next 2 days. Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting the party Nita! Lots of great features last week!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Super features from last week! I love the inspiration photo….the wallpaper is fantastic! LOVE it!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks for the party!!


Unknown said...

A most heartfelt thanks....There is nothing better than showing up for a party you have been looking forward to all week and finding out you are a featured guest! Thanks so much....It is truly an honor to be among some of the blogs/bloggers I most admire.....


DD's Cottage said...

Thanks for the party Nita and the feature of my cabinet-cant wait to see what you have done!

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Nita! Great features you chose! I felt the same way that you do when I worked at a furniture store...I was not a good "closer". Thanks for hosting your party for us even though you are busy.

Art and Sand said...

I am just catching up on blogs and comments left while I was on vacation. Thanks so much for featuring Lisa's sweet garden. I love her house, but her garden areas are drool worthy and I would love to just hang out there.

Unknown said...

That dog is so cute, it melted me :)
Love the garden, it's perfect with all these flowers and green trees, the hammock... Wonderful!
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