Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We Have A Flag Winner! And Other News...

VALERIE....of From Our Front Porch Looking In!!!
And, Val, I really hope that you enjoy this flag as much as I loved choosing it!

I wish you ALL could have won one of these gorgeous ornaments! I didn't even get myself one, I wish I would have, but I can always go back! Here's the absolutely magnificent tree it was hanging on! What a gorgeous tree! My daughter shot all the ornaments so you could see them...

This ornament was over $30!!


Our impatiens have been enjoying the cool and cloudy weather. The grass has enjoyed it and is still green and velvety and isn't growing quite as fast as it does on ninety degree days.

This is my birthday present.
It is also a major goof on my part.

It's my birth-a-day today. I'm doing what I want ALL DAY, and then someone I love told me that we can go out for dinner and I can eat crab legs tonight! Now that's LIVING!

I am hoping today to hit a few garage sales and then come home to start a
pinwheel quilt similar to this one. I have a couple of the season sets of OCTOBER ROAD to watch (remember that wonderful series that got canceled in its prime?) and I can put that in the DVD player and GO TO TOWN!

I cannot wait to see it come together and am planning to do it in primary colors or in basic crayon colors. For some reason, timeless patterns like scrappy patch quilts, scrappy nine patches, and scrappy pinwheel patterns really appeal to me; I don't think I could ever tire of them. I'm taking the plunge and trying it and hope to have it done in time for our family room re-do this fall (after the kitchen).

About that beautiful china cabinet! We saw it that day last week when Jamie and my husband and I were antiquing and I fell in love. I thought I knew the perfect spot for it. So. I came home, measured, thought it over, then Lem told me just to get it for my birthday. So then we went back and got it and brought it home, and the men put it into the spot it was bought for, and let me tell you, it's a heavy piece. I moved all the items into it, then looked at it for more than twenty-four hours and absolutely hated where it sat and how it looked in that room. So, again I had my husband and son move it, (boy were they HAPPY about that!!!) and we all hated it in the new spot!

Right now this beautiful cabinet is in LIMBO. And I have no idea what to do with it and cannot return it. I have no where to put it right now except the pole barn. Maybe if I leave it sitting in the house a few days something will dawn on me about where I can put it.

It is a very nice old piece and if any of you know anything about the name of the style of it, I'd love to know. The inside is nice, too and has some cedar built into the interior to make the whole piece smell wonderful. I plan to change out the knobs but I am completely taken with the columns and the detail in the wood on this cabinet!

(I'm considering drilling holes in the back, removing an interior shelf and turning it into a media cabinet!)



Mindy said...

I can probably say I've been in a situation like yours before. Bought something and decided it wasn't going to work. Hope you figure it all out! It is a beautiful piece! Oh, and a Happy Birthday to you!

Dee said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Your birthday gift is just georgeous....I can't wait to see what you do with it. I have a barn full of things that I have purchased and not been able to find a home for....we are having a garage sale Friday and Saturday to clear the clutter, which usually means starting fresh. If I sell anything, I usually hit another yard sale to buy more!! I hope that you had a nice birthday! Take Care,

Anonymous said...

♫ Happy Birthday to YOU! ♫

Feedsack Fantasy said...

What a lovely birthday present ... I am green! Happy Birthday.

Congrats to the winner!

I don't know where to start so I say this 'I love everything in your post today'.

Hve a beautiful day ~ TTFN ~ Marydon

hIWTHI said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your special day. Love the new piece of furniture...hope you find a spot for it.

I'm just putzing around the house today!

Donna said...

Congrats to the lucky winner! Those ornaments sure are beautiful!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations, Valerie!

Happy Birthday, Joni!

Carol said...

I love to read your blog Joni! I added you to my blog list & became a follower today. Hope you come by to visit soon!

Carol~ in Oklahoma

Kathie Truitt said...

Happy Birthday, Joni. I love the cabinet. I guess if you can't find a place for it, load it up in "Dixie" and bring it to me.

Elise said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope it is/was special!! I say leave the cabinet where it is and maybe then it will speak to you.

Sue said...

Happy Birthday!!! That is the most BEAUTIFUL china cabinet. You had better find a place for it beside the pole barn...

Sorry to hear about your tooth. (read about it on Facebook). Hope the crab legs go well tonight!

Ali said...

Happy Birthday Joni, enjoy your crab legs! And congrats to Valerie for winning the flag ornament, its beautiful! Joni, I hope you find the perfect place for your cabinet, it is gorgeous! Have a wonderful evening =)

LeaderOfTheChickenParade said...

Happy Birthday MOM!

aimee said...

Happy Birthday Joni! Hope your day was purr-fect:)
Blessings always,

Kathleen Grace said...

I'm just catching up and I see I missed your birthday:>( Happy Birthday belatedly, I love the cabinet, have you found a place for it yet? I am making quilts for my girls based on the pinwheel quilt at V and Co. too! Isn't it gorgeous!? I have never done a quilt before so wish me luck. I can't wait to see how yours turns out too:>)