At a friend's 'just for girls' dinner party this past Christmas, my friend Michelle
and I started talking about how 'come heck or high water' we
were going to get to Texas
one of these days for the great fleas going on down there.
We also chatted (in front of our non-fleaing friends (a little rudely now that I think about it))
about how we were going to pick up one of our other friends who
had just moved to Texas, and that we were also going to go look up
Carol Hicks Bolton, (she's our hero) and invite ourselves to her home.
I think for awhile, we forgot that we were not the only two at
her party, and we were saying 'Carol this and Carol that', and
finally one of the girls said "who is your friend Carol, and how did you meet her?"
My pretty little 'Get Mee' campanula...
Well we stopped yapping just long enough to say, "Oh we don't know her yet,
but we will, and she's gonna love us!"
She's just gotta!
I adore her style.
And I am sooo confused.
got this at the market the other day...
Because my other hero in decorating is Rachel Ashwell.
I know, I know, a real contradiction of styles here!
I really got into the distressed and shabby style
when Landon was about three, long before Rachel, because that's
when Landon started to crawl in earnest and was able to get to most of the
furniture and one of the things that he would do
was run his teeth across it. Well needless to say,
I had my own style of distressing going on .
it's a perennial, so I can plant it in the garden...
So when the Shabby Chic explosion happened on the scene,
I knew this was the style for me. It fit so well for a mom with six children
and a son who loved the eat the furniture.
But so does Carol's style.
So, I have a very confused style going on at my place.
And you know what, I don't care one bit.
So far it's workin' for me...
So Michelle, do you think we should call Carol and tell her we
are coming, or shall we just surprise her????
now if I can just keep it alive!
I won another giveaway. Yes...I am starting to feel guilty too.
Abby, from the lovely blog Abby's Garden offered three chances in
her giveaway and I won one of her pretty prizes.
I just love the way you presented this gift Abby.
Isn't the way things are presented huge! The way something is
wrapped is as exciting for me as the gift itself.
I won her gorgeous little Valentine sachet. And I just adore it!!!
I love the art that Abby creates. I had seen this when she showed it
on her blog and just sighed...
The colors are just perfect...so soft and yummy.
Look at this amazing detail.
Abby this has already found a special place in my home. I LOVE it!!!
If you want to see some of the beautiful things that Abby creates,
and meet the sweetest person while you're at it, visit this girl's blog!
You will love her!