Wednesday, August 31, 2011


It's almost impossible to find traditional style rugs in bright colors.  Have you seen these from Pottery Barn Teen?  I love them!  They call them Kilim rugs; my family calls them Dhurrie rugs.  Either way, they would really punch up a family room or kitchen.

Travelers' Kilim Rug

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Two or three years ago the ceiling fan in our den FELL DOWN onto the coffee table.  Luckily, the table was one that I bought at an unfinished furniture store, stained and polyurethaned (I don't really think that's a word).  I wanted something that my kids could bang on and spill food on with minimal damage.  Actually, I couldn't find a coffee table big enough so I bought a dining table and cut off the legs.  Anyway, no kids or furniture was hurt in the fall.

Since then, we have just had this wire sticking out of a small burnished-brass ceiling medallion.

So what do you think of the fixtures below?

I am finding them all over the internet and magazines.  What's really cool is that you can hot glue coffee filters to them like flowers, cover them in fabric, paint them or whatever.  On a budget of ZERO, I might try to do this in the den.  You'll be hearing more about the den renovation (and others in the house) as we go along.


Well, here I go! I have just started my own business and I feel I have lot's to show & share.  Follow along with me as I navigate a family and a new business.  I promise, I will try to be entertaining!

PS-I have been saving photos for my personal reference for years so for many of my images I don't have sources.  I apologize in advance for using images without source names.  I promise to save source info from now on!