Wednesday, April 27, 2011

~what came home with me~

Hello everyone!!!

I've been a little swamped lately
but managed to sneak a few pics of
what came home with me......

you know how it works when you
"all of the sudden" can't stand a certain item
in your home????

well, that struck me about 2-3 months ago
with our light fixture over the kitchen table.... had to go....
so the hunt Monticello....

and this is what I came home with.
I bought it from the girls at Worthy Goods
they are just the sweetest & soooo talented!

I quickly cut down my other chandy 
{if you can call it that....}
and cranked out a cover for the chain~
in cream linen.....wired it up & hung it
while Mr. T & T was out! :0
{my favorite time to get into mischief.....}

here's another shot with the lights on....
the chandy is creamy white chippy iron
whaddaya think?

well, while we're in the kitchen, I thought I'd show
you a couple other things....but don't look too close
cuz I wasn't planning on a photo shoot~ just as is
on a Wednesday morning....

I got this little sign in a shop near home.
I thought it was kinda cute, no?
it will get replaced when we install
our new hood & range but for now I like it!

my kitchen really looks so much more ORANGE in
pictures than in person.....just know it's not quite
this bright/orangey....kind of a warm faded
terra cotta.

As you know, I'm going to be painting soon ~ just
not top of the list!

we attached these corbels
 last weekend in the
doorway that goes into the dining room
& living room

there you can see my hutch w/ my cute little
birdcage I picked up at Monticello as well.
I bought it from Kathleen at Faded Charm
you know "White Wednesday's" Kathleen?
her booth is as adorable as her blog!

She's so fun & we are so lucky to get to meet
up at these fantastic sales!

I have a thing for birdcages.....
so once I got it home I was like, where am I
going to put this???  So did a little rearranging
and this is what I came up with!

remember......not to look too closely inside
the hutch!!!  no peeking!! ;)
It's not that pretty right now.....needs some serious
organizing along w/ the rest of my closets & cabinets!

and then I got this cute little
you would think I would just make one up for myself...............apparently not!  :)
it was just too tempting all ruffly & cute

it's a cute little guy is it not?
I thought so & a great price so worth it
to not have to go out & find an old ottoman
and make the cover!

it goes well with the rest of my whites & creams
in the living room~

well I think that's most of it.....

I did pick up the rolling cart soon to be island,
but no pics yet ~ it needs some work

OH!         MY !          HEAVENS!..........

TRAGEDY has struck!!!

ikea is OUT of butcher block counters!!!!!!!!!!

and not just our ikea....


this was my major perfect plan
for the island.....a $59 butcher block
counter from ikea.....she said they're out
till AT LEAST June. :(

Plan B.

don't know what that is but I'm working on it!


I hope you all are having a fabulous week!

Thanks for coming by today!





Alyssa said...

Beautiful!!! So lovely!!! You have a very nice home ;)Alyssa

Sandi said...

Lovely chandy and home! I am hoping to go to Ikea for the FIRST TIME EVER this weekend. :)

Shannon said...

Great finds! Your kitchen looks amazing

Anonymous said...

What pretty finds! I can't believe you hung that lovely chandy by yourself. I would be so afraid I would burn the house down! What's the deal with IKEA and the butcher block counters? How could they run low? Maybe they are having trouble with their supplier, but surely they must know that the DIY people want those butcher block counters.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shellagh,
I am in love with all of the treasures that you brought back, the chandie looks fabulous!! What a bummer about the butcher block counter tops, that is my luck as well, when I'm dying for something, they run out. Maybe they'll re-stock sooner, we can keep our fingers crossed! :)
Have a lovely day.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh the chandi is gorgeous!!! The butcher block happened to someone else too :(

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh ya got some great new things!! Awesome metal chandy! I adore your new kitchen sign and don't even get me started on those fab-u-lous corbels!! So have you been getting some sunshine lately? I hope so. Sounds like you had a great shopping day!

It's me said...

Hahahahahaahah!!...big smile on my face while i reading your post.......beatiful lamp !! like it....happy day

Susan S. said...

Beautiful new Chandy and I love the rest of your home too! Really Pretty. Now, what I'm MOST impressed with is that you installed the new fixture yourself....IMPRESSIVE!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog through Discarded and Forlorn and I'm so impressed that you hung that chandelier by yourself! It really is lovely, and your chair and ottoman are great too! I'm going to look at more of your posts now! Thanks, Rosa

time worn interiors said...

I am on the look out for some new lighting for my house! I have 14 chandeliers with prisms and I am sick of them. Looking for some a little more modern, I think, not sure yet!

Love your new chandelier! Looks great!


sissie said...

Love your new chandelier! Your kitchen is looking lovely. I'm crazy over that ottoman.


Kirsty said...

beautiful! I love that chandelier!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Shellagh!

Love the new chandie! it is perfect for your French Villa home :)

Love every inch of your design style, the linen covers wow! me :)

See you soon girl!

PS. How are the steps/stair case coming along?
I cannot wait to see your outcome.

KathyB. said...

June is not so far away, by the time you get the other things worked out the butcher block form IKEA will be waiting for you. Love your blog and the inspiration I get from it.Thank-you.

BTW, I read your blog all the time and have had it in my sidebar for quite awhile too.

The Remnant Room said...

Very very pretty! Looks like you had a lot fun!
Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Love the chandy! I need to teach myself how to hand the one I bought a while ago... it is still sitting on the bedroom floor waiting to go up. The ottoman is so sweet with its slip cover and I have a thing for bird cages too! t. xoxo

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Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Shellagh! LOL! You are so funny! I'm glad that I'm not alone when it comes to getting into trouble when the Mr. is away! lol! Love your new treasures! That ottoman is just luscious, girl! I would'ave nabbed that, too. And don't get me started on how many birdcages reside! Oh, and your new chandy??? LUV IT!

Hugs ~

xoxo laurie

My Shabby Passion said...

I saw the rolling cart at Monticello that you bought. I think the butcher block counter will look awesome! Hope Ikea gets on the ball! You are a girl on a mission!!

rustandruffles said...

Such pretties Shellagh.....happy day!

Privet and Holly said...

Ah, but June will
be here in the blinking
of an eye....And I'll
be back visiting by
July : ) I'd love to
go back to Monticello!
xx Suzanne

Marias Hörna - Njut av livet said...

Hello...My old blogg is back :) Looking in between my cleaning project today. Here it is cleaned while the sun is gone. Hugs from Maria

The Pennington Point said...

Wow. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the chandelier. I am with you, IKEA should not run out of things. It just seems wrong. :) Lisa~

The Pennington Point said...

Wow. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the chandelier. I am with you, IKEA should not run out of things. It just seems wrong. :) Lisa~

Anxiety Remedies said...

Great Pictures. Classic designs. Beautiful!

EFT Video Emotional Therapy said...

The chandelier looks magnificent. The white color made it more so.

michelle said...

I love your chandi! It is so pretty!! Your kitchen is gorgeous and i love all your treasures. Sorry about IKEA, that is crazy! Looks like everyone got the same idea. June is coming soon though. I can't wait to see what you come up with. :)

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Karen said...

Your home is lovely, Shellagh! And I love that new chandy! Yesterday was my first time visiting your blog. Saw that you were from Vancouver and that you raved about Monticello Antiques, so I googled them. Long story short, since i live west of Portland, I went there and spent the entire afternoon! What fun! Brought home a few treasures, too.

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