Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Around The House



I have been working on my office which is right off of my master bedroom.  It has brick walls with a sliding glass door going out into the back yard.

I put my old Ethan Allen secretary in there in one corner. (Don't you love the photo with a can of spray paint on the bottom shelf?) LOL Didn't even see that until I pulled up the picture.


These are the curtains I made for the sliding glass doors.  I lined them with a black out lining since they are on a west facing wall.


This loveseat went with my LR couch but I used the aqua chairs in there, so I moved this into the office.  You can barely see that on this wall are wooden shelves and book cases above the loveseat.

Last weekend I went to my sister Jean's for a few days.  We had a great time as always shopping and decorating and eating.  Her daughter Gina came on Saturday and shopped all day with us.  FUN!! My sisters and I always have so much fun when we are together.  As we get older, we seem to enjoy spending more time together.


I had been looking for a smaller bookcase for my living room.  Found this at an antique store in Joplin.  It is perfect for where I want it.


Also bought this gorgeous Singer sewing machine and cabinet at a garage sale for $20.00.  There is a machine in the beautiful wooden cabinet but I can't get the cabinet open.  At the bottom right side is a little round opening that I'm sure has something to do with opening it, but I haven't gotten it open yet.  I plan on putting the wooden case on top of the hutch on my desk in the work room.

Any suggestions?


Also, found this beautiful etched mirror at an Estate Sale.  


I have had this Coca Cola canvas for a long time.  I hung it over my desk in my work room.  


Added a few more angels and a small white shelf to my arrangement in the master bedroom.


This is in the guest room.  And yes, that's me.  I had curly hair back then - don't what happen to it.  But, then again, my Mom was good at rolling our hair so that may have been the result.  I love that in all of our pictures when were were small, we always had on white high top shoes and white socks with lace on them.

Just a few photos from around the house this week.

Enjoy!

Judy










64 comments:

  1. Judy, I love the pic of you in your little white shoes. :):) Look you singer up on line...you maybe able to find out how to get it apart. I adore your angel grouping with the white shelves. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie - I did look up the Singer machine and several said you could open it with a small screwdriver. Don't know what model it is until I see the machine. I did order a key tho.

      Judy

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  2. Hi Judy, I love your little you picture, a treasure. I enjoyed seeing what you have been doing, collected and grouped. Hugs.
    Joy

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    1. Thank you Joy! I like sharing what I am working on. Glad you enjoy it. Have a good week.

      Judy

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  3. Fun goodies, Judy! Love that beautiful mirror!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I went to an Estate Sale in my neighborhood for 5 days in a row looking at that mirror. On the last day, I bought it for $22.00. So, it was worth the wait.

      Judy

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  4. Always enjoy seeing how you are doing on your new home. Now I would of never seen the spray can unless u said something! The mirror is stunning.

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    1. Thanks Ann! I went to an Estate Sale in my neighborhood for 5 days in a row looking at that mirror. On the last day, I bought it for $22.00. I was thrilled. Glad you are enjoying photos of my redo. I don't want to bore anyone but am thrilled when I accomplish something. LOL

      Judy

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  5. Always enjoy seeing how you are doing on your new home. Now I would of never seen the spray can unless u said something! The mirror is stunning.

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  6. That is a cute baby picture of you. I like the angels you have above the little shelf. I chuckled after I noticed the can of spray paint on your shelf,only after you mentioned it. I am glad I'm not the only one with paint on a book/display shelf. Just the other day my husband asked me if I really needed the cans of spray paint on the bookshelf in the living room. I told him yes, I am putting several coats of paint on a project I am working on, and I want the paint handy whenever I get a chance, and the wind and weather are cooperating to paint, plus the paint right there on the shelf reminds me to use it. The problem is that the paint has been there a while, and I now don't even notice it. I've just got one more coat to go.

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    1. Thanks Susie. You must have a can of spray paint where it is accessible don't you? LOL Good luck on your project. Be sure and share.

      Judy

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  7. Looking good, Judy. I love those old secretary desks. The mirror is beautiful, and the sewing machine is so unique. Great finds!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. The Ethan Allen secretary desk is at least 51 years old. That's how long I have had it. I bought it new. I stalked the mirror at an estate sale for 5 days and finally got it for $22.00. Am doing some research on the sewing machine.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  8. Judy, You did good, girl! You find the best things at such good prices. That is a talent, you know! Love the old Singer. I think there is a key thing that fits in that hole and I know those ones that have the bentwood cases are worth quite a bit more than you paid.
    How wonderful that you have sisters to share your life with. xo Diana

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    1. My sisters are such a blessing to me. We have always been so close but as we age, seems we are even closer. We absolutely love spending time together and do it as much as we can. I've been doing some research on the machine and seems I really hit the motherlode with it. Will probably keep it in by my other sewing machines. (And yes, I have more than one!)

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  9. I thought it might need something like an old skate key. I hope you find what you need! hugs

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    1. Yes Diane, I need a round key. I ordered one off of Ebay. However, they say you can open them with a screwdriver. So, I don't want to damage it but am so anxious to see what is inside.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  10. Hi Judy! I just love seeing what you're doing in your new house. Your secretary is lovely! The old Singer Box is truly a find. I wish I could help with how to open it. Hopefully you'll get your answer here.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Shelia! I did some research and found there is a key but they also say you can open it with a screwdriver???? Don't want to damage the gorgeous case. Ordered a key from EBay. I WILL GET IT OPEN. I don't know exactly what is inside. I hope it's a machine. LOL

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  11. Judy, you got some great deals on your items. The sewing machine case has a key that is round and open so you can put it into the opening. Maybe at an antique store where they have lots of keys, or take it to a key store or lock smith and I bet that they can get it open.

    I like everything that you are doing, it goes so well together.

    You are so lucky to have sisters, I always wanted one, but I am the only child. My cousin and I are like sisters and we always have a wonderful time together. She lives in Virginia so now it's hard to go as much.

    Have a terrific weekend and hope you find more amazing finds.

    Mary

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    1. Thanks Mary. I did some research and did find out I need a round key. I ordered one off of EBay. Am anxious to see what is inside. It is really heavy!! Yes, I am truly blessed with my sisters. One lives 45 minutes away and they other is about 2 hours so we get together often.

      Have a good week.

      Judy

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  12. You are having fun with your new home. Some really cute touches. That is such a cute picture of you.

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  13. I'm glad your sisters are close enough to spend time with. My 2 sisters live within 45 minutes from me so we get together often, too. You always find the best things when you antique! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Yes, I am blessed that my sisters live so close. We have always been so close to each other. One sister lives in Pryor and the other in Neosha, MO - about 2 hours away.

      Have a good week.

      Judy

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  14. Great progress in the new house, Judy~ I am so loving that bookshelf cabinet.

    How fun to shop with your sister. Mine are quite far away.

    Keep up the good work!

    Jane

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    1. Thank you Jane. Progress is being made slowly but surely. I figure by the time I get finished, I'll be ready to start all over again. LOL

      Yes, my sisters and I are very close - both in distance and in our hearts. We had a younger sister we lost several years ago and miss her so much.

      Have a good Thursday!

      Judy

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  15. I love your loveseat and the etched mirror.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. The loveseat came as a set with my camel colored sofa that is in the living room. When I decided I wanted a little more color in there and got the two light aqua chairs, it just didn't go. So, it works perfect in my little office. It's Bella's favorite piece! LOL

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  16. Boy Judy, super haul loving that mirror. What do you plan for that?

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy, I have a vintage nightstand in my bedroom with nothing above it. I think that is where it will go.

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  17. Great progress on the office I love the new (old) secretary. The picture of you is so sweet. Glad you got to spend time with your sis and it sounds like your ankle is on the mend!Good news.

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    1. Thanks. When I was first married, we took our houseplans to market and bought the whole house full of Ethan Allen furniture. I still have many of the pieces. They just don't make furniture like that anymore. Jeannie and I had so much fun. She has been coming and staying a few days now that I have moved. She is a widow also and by herself so we have a lot of fun together.

      Judy

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  18. Judy I really love seeing all the wonderful items you find at Estate Sales and Flea Markets. That sewing machine is so awesome and I love that little bookcase also. I love my new to me/old secretary!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. The sewing machine just took my breath away, I plan on putting it on top of the hutch over my desk in my work room. The bookcase will go in the LR. I have been looking for one but wanted a small one. It is perfect.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  19. What a fabulous mirror! And the bookcase is nice too. I had an apartment years ago with brick walls; adds such great texture to a room.

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    1. Thanks! I love the brick walls. I have them in my office and also my breakfast room. I think originally they were both porches that were enclosed??? But, I am enjoying them.

      Thanks for visiting,

      Judy

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  20. Glad you had such a good time with your sisters again. Beautiful finds with the sewing machine (looks like that round hole with peg had a key that fit into there to open the case), bookcase and mirror (which I *love*). I like that your office has brick walls - it's something different and I think adds a real coziness to a room.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I love the brick walls. I have them in my breakfast room also. Yes, Jeannie and I have a lot of fun together. I am trying to teach her to antique hunt. LOL She's beginning to get it!

      Judy

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  21. I just love that you left that can of spray paint in the top of your secretary! Isn't it amazing what you spot in photos that you never notice otherwise? I love the old Ethan Allen. I remember my parents had an upstairs study that was full of Ethan Allen maple and a really comfy sofa and wing chair and a braided rug. It was my favorite room to do my homework in when I was in school. Wish my Mom had not sold it all. I miss it. Stay cool my friend. I am longing for fall right now. How about you?

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Happy Thursday dear friend! When we were first married, we took our house plans to market in Dallas and bought the whole house full of EA. I still have an awful lot of it and so does Tiffany. LOL They don't make furniture like that anymore. It lasts forever!

      It's really been warm here too. I'm not ready for winter but could use a little cool off.

      Judy

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  22. Judy, I adore that little picture of you! Made me smile today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I have three younger sisters (one passed away a few years ago) and I have tons of photos of me because I was the first. As more came, pictures became more frequent. My sisters tease me all of the time saying I was the favorite because there are so many pictures of me. I just agree. LOL

      Judy

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  23. I have a sewing machine like that. That hole on mine is where the "arm" goes to run it with my knee. Mine has a key hole at one end. The arm should be inside the lid.

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    1. I can't seem to get the cabinet opened. Am anxious to see what's inside. Thanks for dropping by. Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  24. A can of spray paint belongs in every photo! Love all the finds you scored but you always find so some ones. Sounds like you had a great day with you sisters...the sewing machine is so cool.

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    1. Thanks Cathy! If I can get darn sewing machine open, I'd really be happy. Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  25. Hi Judy, I just love seeing all the progress you've made getting your new home decorated.
    Love the curtains you made. What a great find from the estate sale on the book shelf.
    Sounds like you had a great time with your sisters. What a blessing!!
    Have q great weekend ahead! Blessings

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Slowly but surely, I am getting my home together. My sisters and I always have a great time when we are together. It's so much fun spending time with them. Have a great weekend.

      Judy

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  26. What a cute, tiny little girl with curls and high top shoes:) Precious! Enjoy your day dear friend, I love seeing what you have been doing in your new home! HUGS!

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    1. Thanks Theresa! I am having so much fun working on my home. It's getting done slowly but surely. Have a good weekend.

      Judy

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  27. Judy,
    Just so many cute things around your house. OMG that brick wall in your work room. Fabulous! Love the curtains and I love your angel collection. You have some cute angels on that wall. Love your sweet picture of when you were little too. Happy Week End.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris. The brick walls are in my little office off of my bedroom and also make up the breakfast room. I love brick - always have. Am loving everything you are doing in your new home. So gorgeous. Thanks for dropping by.

      Judy

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  28. I love bits around the house posts...enjoyed this one very much...and at first, I thought the little girl in the pic was Shirley Temple...xoxo

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    1. Thanks BJ. I have some exciting things to show on redos around the house - I just have to get them finished. LOL Between my foot and my age, things are taking me longer than they used to. Shirley Temple???

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  29. It's all coming together beautifully! I love your Ethan Allen Secretary cabinet; such a treasure.
    The toddler picture of you is just precious!!

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    1. Thanks! I have quite a few pieces of EA which are all at least 50 years old. I just can't bear to part with them. They don't make furniture like that anymore.

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  30. Hi Judy! Love seeing the photos around the house! Your shelves love ok nice. I never got my craft room situated. Just didn't happen ... Have to make some d visions in that room soon!
    Thanks for the visit to my blog trying to get back into it!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Patricia. Glad to see you posting again. My craft room in my new home is still my messy room. I just don't think I am going to be able to work and keep it neat.

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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  31. Judy, I love the brick wall! You've got some great display pieces. Your home is coming along so very nicely. Such a cute photo of you!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. I have brick walls in my office and also my breakfast room and just love them also!

      Thanks for visiting.

      Judy

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  32. Judy, I just love when I get to see some of your house photos. You have one-of-a-kind items all throughout your home. Now, this bookcase that you found in Joplin is just what I've been looking for too. And that singer sewing machine is a treasure. It reminds me of my mom who used to sew all my clothes. The secretary in the corner looks so charming, and love the brick walls. My mom had brick all throughout her kitchen and she plastered them herself with the help of my dad.

    Glad you got to spend time with your sister. That picture of you is soooo cute.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thanks Sheri!! I am so pleased with everything so far. I just wish I could get every room (except the work room which will always be a disaster) finished up. But, as my sister said last week, and then what will you do? LOL

      Have a great week.

      Judy

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