Monday, July 30, 2012


Just in case you might wonder why I am a kookoo bird

I am going to re-create this old day bed with my own two misbegotten hands
in my own crowded living room...
something to do inside in the 104 degree heat

I sure hope nobody thinks they're coming to MY house for a meal
(before Thanksgiving!)
We still might be having carpet picnics!

We purchased this chandy when we were in Savannah--from Circa Lighting
it's been in my garage in a box for over a year
it goes over my tub at which time it will go out of my living room

I was disappointed to find the tarnish
am I going to have to get on a ladder and polish it?
I didn't mean to sign up for that
or is the tarnish part of the character?

this old school light came from an auction in Oklahoma
it's huge and will hang in the hallway
silver polish is $4

I left Mr. Cleaner Man a loaf of homemade bread
so he wouldn't bring B the wrong pants anymore

Grace driving down the street
she might get a ticket for driving too fast
I could barely catch her with my camera

 scales (for Libra Hubs) they found in his Granky's basement
a gift from his brother while he was in Greece

We love the Olympics

Flags everywhere to prove our loyalty

the rock fence is almost done
our formal garden will go in to Mike's bedroom
thinking I might get some peacocks again teehee
or a mynah bird that says Heil Hitler

the big election is tomorrow
and I do mean

The turret is almost done too...those guys are my favorite so far
not a single flaw in their plan of action

It is so dang hot..don't let that nice cool looking ivy fool you
that thermometer says the shade

so I got my hubby a sussy

I got me one too

the August 1st bills
how I pay for sussies
and yes....I still hand address my envelopes
so they won't know they're bills and open them

No..this is not me...I found her in my dad's attic 14 years ago and am going to have her properly framed
the blue is my paint chip for my bath
I might tell everybody it's me..she's pretty cute

the squash set that I wore to the art show this Saturday
Artist Amy Winton (above nude)

it's a small
dang hot world
around 822



Anonymous said...

well I just love your world!

Leslie said...

Amazing that you do all this? Will you pop over and help me with a few DIY projects? :)

Enjoy your day!


Anonymous said...

All of us kookoo birds can identify. I'm spending my days climbing up and down a ladder painting the house. :) LOVE everything you shared here! Hope things cool down in your neck of the woods soon!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

omg a turret and a rock wall? NOW WE'RE TALKING :) THis looks FABULOUS!

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

that seat is going to be FAB!!! Also, I love the tarnish but I like the vintage scruffy look!!! Either way, it's a beautiful fitting!


Annmarie Pipa said...

you must just be loving it!! how fun!!! we designed and built our house.....I look back at that crazy busy time with much happiness!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my stars! The progress that's been made on 822 (I did get that right didn't I?) is amazing. Those rocks go up pretty fast! Love the daybed and that gorgeous silver chandy, but polishing? Above the bathtub? That might be fun to videotape. I hope when all is said and done you'll do a little video tour for us. (Still lovin' both the chandy and the daybed - they'll be sticking with me for a while.)

Stacy Curran said...

I LOVE the chandelier - you must show us photos when it is up!!

Tatiana Doria said...

Woowww! What a wonderful world you´ve got all around you!
Great stuff!!

Nancy said...

You've got a lot going on there sweetie! I love that you live your life with passion...all kinds of it. You're wonderful.