Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I've Been Such a Slacker....

Its been 3 months since I've posted a blog and it took me 3 times to get signed in because I forgot my password...that should tell you something. Its been a great and busy Summer between leaving the Antique store and focusing on my home business I'm happy to say its proven to be successful. The feature of my home in Romantic Country Magazine was a nice help I actually feel like I'm working harder though....I'm not complaining by any means.
I've had some fun re-doing my eating area with a Vintage Oak French Dining Room Set I picked up. I had some white linen ruffled slips made for the seats to bring in the white and make it look a little more casual. Its a huge table over 7 ft. long and has a 2.5 ft. leaf that I can put in. The backs of the end chairs are a tan naugahide but it works for now. I traded out my Primative Farm Table and 6 white chairs. The chairs are sold but my 7 ft. Farm table is still available for sale. You can see it in the magazine or my past posts.


I also picked up a wonderful Old Black Iron Bed from a friend so I revamped my guest room a bit. I love how the bed is so high now and looks so comfy...makes me wanna come visit lol.



What do you think???

37 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I think you've been very very busy! Everything looks so pretty. I'm glad to see back in blogland too. Good luck with your new adventures, T

"Blossom" said...

Cheryl, I think it all looks so beautiful. I love the changes you have made. I wish I could get started again and get some things accomplished.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl -
I love the dining table and the ruffled slips for the seats. It looks so pretty. Love the guest room also, I love the older beds and how they sit up higher. It makes me want to stay in bed all day!! Which is why I don't have one in my room LOL.
Stop by my blog, I'm having a GIVEAWAY.
Toni

Tattered Goods said...

I think I like it :) I love the chair covers very chic and sweet...

Sheila

Angie said...

Looks Great! Glad your back to blogging! ;)

decorator to the stars said...

GREAT BLOG, STOP BY & SAY HI I'M HAVING A CONTEST :) GIO

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I think it's great to hear from you and see what you've been up to! I love the black/white room. And the table/chairs are a great look in the room. Don't be a stranger! ~Mindy

just a little bit shabby said...

Cheryl,
Looks great. That table will be great for the holidays! I noticed that you took down all your tole trays. Did you sell them all? Isn't nice to "refine" that's what I call removing somethings so I can buy more and change the look! It's as good a reason as any to keep looking for geat treasure!!
Glad you're back!
Sandy

Susan S. said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love the black and white bedroom....so inviting. And that dining room...beautiful. Welcome back...you've been busy!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Beautiful! Great to see you back! If it makes you feel better, I've been a bit of a slacker lately too. The summer was so busy and now we've been getting back into the swing of things with school starting. We all need a break now and again though. :)
~Michelle

Tanya said...

Love the table. The contrast of the dark wood with the white is a look I find myself drawn to more and more. Can I book a couple of nights in your guest room?

enchanting cottage said...

OH~~~Welcome back! I was so excited to see that you posted, I just love having that on my sidebar. I love your home, i'ts how my home wants to be when it grows up:) Another blogger, English Cottage Collection is another home I like. She does not blog anymore either. Your home kinda remind me of yours, the white and dark wood.
Ginger

Karen Valentine said...

So it's so good to have you back blogging! Your home is one of my very fav's to look at for inspiration. I have loved it since I fist saw it on the Cottage of the Month. This room is no exception. Your work is divine.

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Denise said...

I love it all!
My problems would be solved if you would come and decorate my home for me...LOL.
Glad your back!

Denise

Myrna said...

Your home is just breath-takingly beautiful! sigh.

mishebe said...

Love it all. And happy to see you like black and white too. About time you came back. lol. I thougt stardom had taken you over... mishelle

Mrs. G said...

Love everything Cheryl. I'm having so much fun enlarging the pictures and checking out all your arrangements and getting good ideas.

Lee said...

Hello Cheryl,
I am new to blogging and found your blog and thought I would follow along for fun.
I will put you on my blog roll...I love your posts.
I am sure you will inspire me with your ideas.

Lee @ Inspired Comblogulations

Bellamere Cottage said...

LOVE, love, love it.....there's just nothing like black and white, is there?

Blessings,
Spencer

Jeannette said...

Hi Cheryl! I think your home is gorgeous!!! You've inspired me to add more white instead of the too much black that I have!!! I have a similar guest room spread/pillows and will be updating that room too! I must go back for another look now!!! Glad you are back posting - I've been waiting patiently!!!lol Sincerely, Jeannette

Blue Creek Home said...

Love your new table and chairs with their kicky slips!

I found you through Charm Hill Interiors. Your site is beautiful.

I just signed up to follow so that I can come back often.
I would love to have you visit BlueCreekHome. I am having my first give away.
Rhonda

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Welcome back, Cheryl! I'm glad you're posting again. I find so much inspiration from your blog. Your new table is gorgeous, and I really like the slips you put on them.

nicolette said...

Cheryl, your redecorating look fantastic. You've also made an amazing find with the wrought iron bed. Feel free to drop by Furniture and Design Ideas sometime. I would love to bound around some design tips with you.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Light and Voices said...

Simply divine!
Joyce M

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Cheryl~ I saw that you posted in someone's sidebar and popped over to see what's happening over in your world. Everything is looking so lovely...good to know that you are busy! ~xo~Janet

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Looks so cute. Just makes me want to paint more furniture black. k

Apron of the Month Club said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous!! I love the wrought iron bed. You did a fantastic job on decorating it.

Yoli
http://apronofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Love your guest room ... I'm on the way. and we can breakfast in your pretty dining room :-))

Chrissy said...

I LOVE,Love,Love your bedroom, really love your bedroom!!! All the best,Chrissy

Jenns Three Graces said...

These rooms make me want to walk in and settle down to visit - thank you - truly beautiful! Jennifer

jennsthreegraces@blogspot.com

Aprons Gone Wild said...

I just discovered your blog. My favorite kind...with lots of pictures of your home and even the homes of others. What a treat. I truly enjoyed visiting.
Sincerely,
Joanne
Aprons Gone Wild

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That dining room set is gorgeous!!! I've been wanting to make ruffled covers for my dining room chairs. Maybe one of these days I'll get it done!

I love the guest bedroom too! I doing my daughter's room in black and white but with green and a little pink.

Sandy said...

Cheryl,
All your changes just look beautiful. I love the bed, it makes the room look so warm and comfortable. The dining room table and chairs are wondeful, love the little slip covers.
Sandy

cottage farm villa said...

Wow, Cheryl, 3 months!!! So happy to hear that leaving the store and having your own gig has proved to be successful!! Good for you girl!! Love the dining table, and the black iron bed looks terrific! Just beautiful.... hope we hear from you more often if you get the time :) Cheryl

Anne Marie said...

this is my first time here - and I love your little barn sale place!

I too do that :)

I see you haven't been here to post lately, but your images are still lovely.

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alittlefrenchloven said...

Love it! You've done wonderfully! Thanks for sharing!