Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hi Dear Chickies! It's a Sunday Favorite... :-)

Hi dear ones....

I'm still very busy playing nurse here at the cottage, so I thought it would be the perfect time to join the sweetest chickie ever.... Chari....over at Happy to Design. This meme was designed to showcase older posts that newer friends wouldn't have had a chance to see.

Isn't that just a dandy idea?

I thought so too!

You can join in right over here.

The Hubbs went through the surgery just fine. Who would ever think they could repair cartilage and a torn rotator cuff through three beensie little incisions? WOW! He's up and around, but still a bit loopy from the meds.... and in a lot of pain. But, I trust he'll be good as new VERY soon.

If you've been reading my blog for awhile you'll know about one of our bestestest friends.... Bobby. He's actually been my Hubbs' best friend since elementary school.

You know.... the one who found his soul mate and married her last march?

Well, he has heart disease.....and will be having triple bypass in the next few days. I'm praying like crazy for this wonderful fella. He's been such a good friend to us. Will you say a little prayer too?

Now, onto this old post.... It's originally from 03.04.09.

You can actually see the wall color in the first photo.... a very pale blush pink. I think it looks more grown up than a true pink.... but, that's just MY opinion. :-)

I'll be around visiting each of you as soon as I can.

Right now, I'd better go take care of the Mr.


We have a teeny little hallway between our living room and bedroom at tiny Bellamere Cottage. I just have to adorn every single corner of this little house. I am NOT a minimalist! So, let's fill it on up! I bought this simply adorable NEST sign at Joyworks in Snohomish, WA. Joyworks is one of my all time favorite places to find cutsie home items. If you live in NW Washington, you've got to visit Historic Snohomish. It's delightful.......full of darling shops and antiques. Does it get any better than that?

I know, I just am NOT a photographer, but this is the full shot. I bought the gate years ago. It's one of my all time favorite things. Of course, I have tons of all time favorite things! :-) I love this piece because it fits anywhere without taking up any room. I was determined to decorate this tiny area, so I put a bookcase there originally. There is a closet to the right which allowed us to open that door about halfway. I knew it was tough, but I wanted that bookcase THERE! You know how determined we ladies can be. Finally, I just couldn't stand it anymore and was delighted when this idea came to me. It's perfect there and that silly closet is totally accessible now. Oh how happy Mr. Bellamere is.

Note added: No, nothing's crooked... it sure looks like it though. I'm a "use a level for everything" kind of chick.... :-) Crooked makes me crazy.... Even the pictures of crooked are making me nuts.

As I've said......I make lots of things, but rug hooking continues to be a hurdle for me. Why can't I get it??? This is my very first piece. It is FABULOUS....ok, here's the truth. My darling friend, Jan, is champion rug hooker. I did the center flower (the lighter pink one). You'll recognize it. It's the homely one? Well, I had picked the flowers all around it out so many times there was little hope of having any burlap left on which to hook, so Jan took over and finished the piece for me so I could at least enjoy it. It's just great in this little spot and I LOVE it........well, all except that dang flower.......

Yes, I have said I'm NOT a photographer.....pardon the arm shadows! :-) I have a weakness for vintage pitchers. I don't even know how many I have, but PLENTY! I have "overstock" of quite a few and still bought another one last week....shhhhhhhhh.........don't tell my hubby!

More from my dear friend. She made me this darling little puppy for my birthday. I know it's hard to tell, but it is edged with black fringe. We both collect dog things and this little chair would be nothing without this sweet little pillow. It's one of my favorite things. See? I have too many favorite things.........

I got this little chair from my daughter. She had JUST had it recovered and left her purse sitting on it.............she had perfume in her leaked.............BIG STAIN. No problem.........I have a solution! So, this little ruffled slipcover was born. It covers the icky spot and matches my need to take it in to have it recovered. Now, that's a money saver! I am a THRIFTY girl. :-)

The back. Like you wouldn't recognize it?

I took a snap of the light fixture in the hallway too, and I can't figure out why it didn't show up. For Pete's sake. I have been here for about two hours trying to get the pictures in the right order............I kept messing something up and had to start over. I have a couple of things I need to get done today, so I'll post the light fixture another time. I've been trying to replace all the original fixtures with cute old things and only have a few left to find.........

Have a wonderful, blessed day!


  1. Oh Spencer! I missed out on hubby having surgery, but sure will be praying for a speedy recovery for him and for his best bud...and for continued healing for your daughter!

    I am so glad they have you to look after them! I know they get fantastic TLC!!

    Love this older post, too! That gate is so cool! I love how you mix it up and everything looks so good together!

    Love ya, dearie!
    Be sure to get your rest so you can take good care of that man!!

  2. I'm glad hubby came through surgery fine and is on the mend. I'll say a prayer for your friend Bobby. They can do amazing things these days, I'm sure he will be fine too.

    I had to laugh at your comment about hanging the furniture from the ceiling. I might just have to do that! I'm still working on figuring it all out. What is it about all those little chairs and tables that make me bring them home?


  3. Hi Spencer...

    Sooo happy to see you for Sunday Favorites this week, sweet lady! I'm so sorry to hear that your honey had to have surgery...I certainly will be praying for a speedy recovery! Eeeks...I'm needing the same kind of surgery and keep putting it off...I'm such a chicken! I'll also be praying for your good friend Bobby as well! I believe in the power of prayer!!!

    Well dear lady, I'm so glad that you reposted this sweet post. I missed it the first time around! I just love how you decorated the end of your hallway! Love that gate and the pretty "NEST" sign! Ohhh...I just drooled over all of those gorgeous pitchers! I have a "thing" for pretty vintage pitchers as well! Hehe! You know, my Grandma used to do a bit of rug looks fun but time consuming! I guess that is why I never really picked up that craft. I think your hooked flowers look gorgeous...and that sweet little hooked dog pillow is awesome! Girlfriend, I do believe that you make the prettiest slip covers in all of blogland! I just stand in awe! I love, love, LOVE that pretty black and white toile fabric! What a beautiful slip...that chair is lovely!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your pretties with us today...such a treat!!!

    Have a super Sunday, Darlin'!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  4. SPENCER!!! That puppy pillow is darling; that is my BALZAC character, a scrappy wire haired fox terrier! AND.....your dearest husband! SO glad to hear he is on the mend, but his pal!!!! PRAYERS IN ORDER HERE!!! Oh dear, keep us informed, please! Dear God, please keep him safe!

    You take care of YOURSELF too dear one; taking care of others makes us sometimes very tired and weak. Eat well, sleep enough and REJOICE in HIS LOVE!

    Bises, Anita HOW IS YOUR DAUGHTER?

  5. Glad your hubby is on the mend. That chair cover is f-a b-u-l-o-u-s!! I always love your creativity.

  6. So glad to see your post. I'm happy your husband is doing well and on the mend. A prayer has gone up for Bobby. Hang in there and take care,

  7. Coming in to say hello. Glad hubby is doing well, and your daughter. Great news. Prayers for hubby's friend also.
    Love your chair, pillow and that gate LOVE IT.


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!