Wednesday, February 29, 2012

~linen love~

Hello friends!


Happy Wednesday!

this is a very strange post....
yes indeed it is....

I am in love.....


....with linens.....
pretty sure of it....


I simply l.o.v.e. them....
yummy textures...
nubby slubs...
creamy & de-lish...
~sigh~


what in the world??
why in the world??
the love of linen?


oh, and v.i.n.t.a.g.e linen??
are you kidding me?
2die4
period.
yup.


voluminous piles of grainsacks....
k.i.l.l. me....
seriously.


what has got me all starstruck?
definitely have loved them forever ~

but just recently....

 I got the most
a.  m.  a.  z.  i.  n.  g.
european oatmeal linen
in my store....



and as we speak, I'm creating....

pillows, with ruffles, without ruffles, 
with raw edges, with plain edges,  
slipcovers & more raw edges, duvet covers & more!....

it's so amazing!!!
:)
told ya I'm a little worked up....;)

but it's so yummy ~ nubby ~ slubby
and simply delicious!

I'll take pictures tomorrow when
there's better lighting around here!

speaking of "around here"
it's been  
 s   n   o   w   i   n   g
really.
weird!

still waiting for spring!


See ya tomorrow!
Hope you are all doing fabulous!!!!



xoxo,



Shellagh


{all images & credits found HERE}




Saturday, February 25, 2012

~vintage bedrooms~

Hello everyone!


well, I survived.....the dentist....
phew!  what a relief to
have the whole ordeal over with!



if you've not a clue what I'm talking about....
you can read all about my ridiculousness

....I am still a little sore....
my jaw isn't completely thrilled~ but
it's not too bad....and thank you all so
much for your sweet & reassuring
comments ~xoxo~ :)



I was looking through my "bedrooms"

and thought maybe you'd like some
yummy bedroom inspiration for your Saturday....


the pics in this post have one thing in common.....
they are all fabulous {of course!}
and all feature vintage iron beds....

who can get enough of them??
not me!!


so utterly charming.....
.... beautiful & understated....


cannot believe we sold our beautiful iron
bed a few years ago.....
yup....sold it....but it was a full size!

who can fit in that?
I n.e.e.d. my space...ya know??
me likes my breathing space....
"no touchy!" hahaha :)


so we have the mondo king size....
room for everyone to spread out...
Mr. T & T, the fat weiner dog, and
myself....with the occasional 11 year old
squeezed in the middle from being lonely, cold or generally wanting to snuggle  a bad dream or
something....


totally should've kept it for one of
our girls....but of course it was too vintage
looking for their likes {blasphemous!}
....oh well ~ I'm sure I'll find
another someday!


what're you guys sleepin' on??
any diehards still in a little teensy
full size?? or are you with me on
spreading out as much as possible???

and seriously, if you are sleeping on a teeny
vintage iron bed {and yes, I'm jealous....}
....I ask one little question....
how in the world do you/can you do that???
do tell!!! :)


well I hope your weekend is and will
continue to be wonderful!

{oh and btw....I just need to know that you
have been watching
Downton Abbey.....right????
if not.....well there are simply no words....
we'll talk about this next week....:)}


xoxo,



Shellagh


{all images and credits from here}
















Thursday, February 23, 2012

~numbered days~

Happy Thursday friends!!


how are you?

I am 
very edgy, scared, nervous, freaked out and generally completely out of sorts 
  f    i    n    e......
considering what impending doom
is ahead of me......


wow ~ almost sound apocalyptic...huh?

not so much....
just a dreaded appointment with the dentist....
yuck!!


and I do apologize to any dentists out there!

ya see.....I am getting a tooth "e.x.t.r.a.c.t.e.d."
today.....yay me....:(
this poor tooth has been through the ringer....
2 root canals, and still not happy....back to see
the endodontist & he says "oh bummer ~ your
tooth is cracked all the way down the root"
lovely....
only option is an extraction....

so today is the big day.....
and this is pretty much how I'm feeling...


"nope, not going, you can't make me, yucky pooey,
I hate dentists, and the sounds & smells, and
such...

wait I'm the grown up so this is ridiculous.....
~gulp~


ok what is with me you must be asking?
what   e.x.a.c.t.l.y.  is your issue?

why such a scare-dy cat?


well, my isssssssuuuuuueeee
is......the last time (well several times ago)
I went in (different dentist)
.....they had a dental assistant sort
of person/man/monster  administer the shot
and he twice nailed my

n  e  r  v  e...

ouch!!  terrible!!  not good!!
and ever since ~


I've been a scaredy cat.....
yup....not good.

but today ~ I will be taking valium...
how embarrassing....she needs drugs
to handle life........
what can I say?   it will be fine....
{I will fill you in later....when I come back & see all your
comforting sweet comments.....I'll need them today!! :)}


so is this post all about me? and
my weakness??
of course it is not! it's about numbers!


we have such a fascination with them, of late!
isn't it interesting to you?
numbers.....letters....randomness.....
we love it.


numbers on baskets, pillows, drawers,
bottles, and so on.....


we even love them on stairs....

and e.s.p.e.c.i.a.l.l.y. love them on
dressers, and bureaus, and cabinets....


we see numbered cabinets and our hearts
skip a beat.....we can't breathe....crazy
over numbered cabinets....heehee...
oh you know I'm right girls! :)


and oh how we love them on pillows.....
and love, love, love them on plates....


we are funny girls aren't we?
and don't even try to figure us out....
it's just not gonna happen...


we don't make sense, we are non-understandable,
we just don't know "what's gonna strike our fancy at
any given moment", but that's ok....
cuz for sure........we get it....:)

and we love it....
we love our numbers....


have a wonderful day friends!

and.....if it's ok with you...
say a little prayer for your scared bloggy friend
who will be in the depths of despair at about
12:40pm PST.........just sayin'...:)

*update*
thank you all sooooo much for your kind
comments!  I am home & it went
really well!!!  My new dentist is amazing....
a young 35ish or so gal....super sweet & gentle!
so I'm chillin' on the couch, relaxing and taking it easy....
thank you again for your support & hand holding....:)
hugs & kisses <3 <3

 


xoxo,



Shellagh


{all images & credits found here}








Sunday, February 19, 2012

~Sunday in Vienna~

Hello friends!


Ok...I know it's weird....here I am
posting on another non-ordinary day!

But I came across the most beautiful
apartment and couldn't even wait till
tomorrow to share it with you.....:)

could you imagine living in one of
these beautiful apartments from
the early 1900's
 in Vienna....???


evidently these sorts of places are not
in short supply in Vienna......this home
has all of it's original architecture in tact....

large rooms, high ceilings, double doors
into each room....the perfect backdrop
for the perfect decor.....
creamy neutrals of course.....;)


love the parquet floors.....wow...so beautiful...
and how about the amazing windows?
l.o.v.e. them....can you imagine a soft
breeze wafting through?

and seriously....if I don't soon own a vintage
dress form....I'm gonna frrrreeeeaaaaak out!

{heehee...cuz I'm so mature about these sorts of things....}


love the antique crib with the toile....
and yet another dress form...wait...
dress form?  or does it have another
name for a man form?  suit form? 
?? ;)


wouldn't that be a fun vacation?
to stay in an amazing apartment in Vienna?

someday......someday......



hope you are all enjoying a wonderful
Sunday....hopefully with your families
or friends....recharging & relaxing....
getting ready for another week....


xoxo,



Shellagh





{all images found here}




















Saturday, February 18, 2012

~working for a living~

Good morning friends!!



it's Saturday......not a normal day
for me to post....but since I missed
alllllllll  weeeeeeeeeeek......


I've had good reason....our family
has just been blasted with the worst cold....

"pass the kleenex, nyquil, ibuprofen,
airborne, breathe right nasal strips,
& cold medicine"
kind of cold....

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh!!!


we don't usually get sick around
here so it's been e.s.p.e.c.i.a.l.l.y.
annoying....cuz our secret weapon
didn't get called in soon enough.....

secret weapon?  you ask??
yes.....secret weapon...

***airborne***



usually without fail
airborne will kill an oncoming cold
pronto.

but you have to take it immediately....and
this is where we failed....this time....
ugh.

anyway....we are on the mend now!

before we got sick
I actually managed to get my workroom/
studio all cleaned up!


oh you wanna see????



nope. not yet.  heeheehee...
it's all spiffy but not blog worthy.....
but it's close....;)
so maybe soon...

but here's some other very inspiring
workrooms.....

this one is light & bright...
fantastic....


and with my favorite flower...
delphinium...who can resist?

I love the little pop of color in
the teal lamp....


love the vintage baskets in this room.....
and the amazing organization skills at hand....


course my workroom is way huger {k pretty sure that's not a word...."huger" but you know what I'm talking about!}
 than these cute little desk spaces....
with all my bolts of fabric & big ol' cutting tables...
it's pretty hard to keep things cute & sweet....


pretty sure I need this big ol' room....


cool huh??
would love this space to work in....but definitely
wouldn't love driving into a big city to work...

nooooooo.....I do love working from home.....

this room's nice....a little modern vibe here....
I like the yummy sheepskin rugs~
they really cozy up the space



seems ridiculous to even type the words....
but having a clean & organized workroom
really makes life better....duh! ;)

and decorating it is just more bonus...
(deserves another...duh!)

so I'm working on it....here & there when I have
time.....

this room by Brooke Gianatti
is just beautiful...
more of an office than workroom...
but love it ~ don't you?


love the white floors & walls in this space....




I hope you all have a wonderful &
inspiring weekend!!




xoxo,



Shellagh



{all images with credits here}






















Friday, February 10, 2012

~whatcha eatin'??~

Happy Friday!!!!!

I love love love Fridays......
yes, you know this cuz I probably
say it only every time I post
on a Friday....:)


ok....the last time we chatted...I was
going on & on about our fabulous
weather.....sunshine....things budding...
etc...

welp, it's all gone...
yup....the rain is seriously back...


and you would think we could
just   g  r  a  d  u  a  l  l  y   ease into the
massive rain
but nah....
nope...
we gotta just go from 0 -60....
one day happy sunny flowers about to bloom spring ~ the next grey gloomy
depressing nonstop rain....



now I am most definitely not
complaining....cuz I just don't do that
sort of thing....
{yes, I know I am lying here....hahahaha}
you can't NOT complain about the
rain!!!


well yes, I suppose it is humanly possible...
I do have a friend who says...

*insert sarcasm here*
"I love the rain...it doesn't bother me..."
*insert very bad attitude here*
uh huh....sure it doesn't....
ya right~ hehehe :)


so what does the rain have to do with eating???
well.......nothing.

just had to update ya...cuz I know you
are just dying to know what the
weather is like & how I feel about it right??

so what in the world is this post about?

f.o.o.d.

watcha eatin????


Mr. T & T and I have gotten serious...
serious about leaning up....
serious about working out...
all that stuff...


and unless of course you've been living
under a rock
{no offense of course if you are living under a rock or just haven't heard this!! ;)}
.....it's a pretty well known fact
that diet accounts for at least 80% of
your results.....

"you can't exercise away a bad diet.."

so we've been eating a lot of what we call
"green & white"


that would be
green veggies & white meat....:)

but we are not so over the top that we
don't add any condiments & stuff...
but primarily smaller meals, protein & veggies
and moderate complex carbs....
and lifting weights mixed with cardio...
{and in case anyone is curious~ I am still running about 2-3x week!:)}


now granted....we are only really a week into
this "for real this time" situation....
but we've been having fun!

we've been meeting at the gym in the late
afternoons & working out together
 ~ ahhhhh so nice ;)
{boy am I so sarcastic today??!!}


wow~ check out those abs!!!!
well those will "never" be mine
not with the gigantic babies
I was blessed with....but one can dream huh??


so these recipes here are actually healthy...
even the cake!!
yep!! chocolate protein powder & other good
stuff is used in it ~


so if you try them let me know!


I'll be trying at least a couple of these
recipes in the next week or so ~
I'll let you know!



have an awesome weekend!!


xoxo,



Shellagh



{all images w/ their credits found here}






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