Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Primrose

While in the grocery store today, I literally stopped to smell the flowers.  They had some hyacinths there that smelled like spring.  I didn't pick one of those up, but I did get this pretty Primrose for only $1.98.

It is such a pretty flower.


I love the red color with the pop of yellow in the center.  Very cheery.

One. Dollar. Ninety. Eight. Cents.

Well worth it don't you think?


p.s.  don't forget to enter my County Home Magazine Giveaway.  You will find it, here.  Giveaway ends Feb. 2nd.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Country Home Giveaway

So, it seems I am not the only one with cabin fever, based on the comments in my last post.

Let's shake things up a little with a giveaway.  Nothing cures cabin fever better that the postman bringing goodies to your door, right?



Remember Country Home magazine?  One of my favorites.  I happen to have 12 older issues dating from 2000 to 2008.

Would you like to have them?

I just flipped through them this weekend and they are still filled with amazing articles and photos that hold up to today.  

No hoops to jump through here.  Just leave a comment saying you would like to be entered in the giveaway.  I will pick a winner using a random generator on Groundhog Day, Feb 2nd.

Good Luck!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cabin Fever

I have cabin fever....

I am stuck in a rut....

I need a change of scenery, but can't go anywhere at this time...

So let's take a virtual vacation, shall we?

How about a trip to the beach?  This one is in Naples, Florida.  I took these photos a few years ago.

Can you hear the sounds of the waves gently cascading onto the shore?


Can you feel the sand between your toes?


Can you smell the salt air?


Sigh.  Isn't that better?
Welcome Home,
Penny

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This n That

Just a little post about This n That....

Today the sun is shining for the first time in several days.  I took this picture in my master bath today.

I have been working in the studio on a little table for my booth.  Here is a before picture.  I should have it done tomorrow.

While it was raining I also took some me time and flipped though some of my favorite decorating books.


What do you do in the winter when it is raining?
Welcome Home,
Penny

Friday, January 20, 2012

Silver

After I left my booth at Needful Things yesterday, I hit a couple of thrift stores looking for some goodies to fix up and put in the booth.

Well I didn't find anything for the booth, but I did find this pretty, petite silver box at Habitat ReStore for only $3.00.

I am going to keep an eye out for for a few more in different sizes and shapes to create a grouping.

Tonight, I am making homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  A good Friday night supper, don't you think?

This weekend, we are going to some friends house for dinner and I will spend time in my studio.

What are your weekend plans?
Welcome Home,
Penny

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Home Tour Part 5

This is the last video of the home tour.  We begin this one heading down the back steps.
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When the weather is nicer, I will do another tour of the outside if anyone is interested.  I hope you enjoyed touring my home.  


P.S.  Want to see the latest Flea Market Makeover?  Click here.
Welcome Home,
Penny

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Home Tour Part 4

On with the home tour!  Today we are starting where we ended in the last video.  Walking out of the green toile guest bedroom, back out into the loft area.

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Welcome to my Home,
Penny

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Home Tour Part 3

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Yesterdays video ended with me in the kitchen getting ready to walk into the dining room.  The tour continues standing in the kitchen walking towards the dining room.
Welcome To My Home,
Penny


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Home Tour Part 2

So, if you saw yesterday's video, I took you through our foyer, past the living room, into the great room, master bath and master bedroom.  When the tour ended I had just walked out of the master bedroom back into the great room.  That is where this video begins.

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This one ends before we head into the dining room.  I will continue with the next video tomorrow.

A couple of you said you can't view this on your iPad.  I am sorry, but I don't know how to correct the problem.

Thank you for all of your kind comments on my home and your funny ones about my voice!
Welcome To My Home,
Penny

Friday, January 13, 2012

Home Tour Part 1

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A few of you have asked for a home tour, so I thought since I cleaned the house yesterday, now would be a good time.

I have to do this in segments, so I will do one a day for the next few days.  I tried to upload a version of the whole house and it was too large to upload.

So today, you see the living room, great room, master bedroom and bath.
Linking to:
No Minimalist Here - Open House
Welcome To My Home,
Penny

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where Is Winter?

I have a couple of questions.....

First.
Where is winter?

These geese seem to think they are at Miami Beach..though I took this picture last week in NC.

Do you have winter in your area?

Second.
Can you leave a comment on my post?  I have had a few people email me and say they couldn't leave a comment.  If you can't could you email me and let me know?  My email is in my profile.
Thanks!!


Linking With:
The Tablescaper - Seasonal Sunday

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Another 2012 Project and the Booth Reveal

Another project for 2012 here at The Comforts of Home is this clock in the picture below.

I want to make it look more like an old Swedish Mora clock, so I plan on painting it similar to the one in the picture below
I love the old chippy grey look of it.

On To The Booth Reveal...

So, I spent the last week setting the booth up at Needful Things Antique Mall in Hendersonville, NC.  Mr. Comforts of Home built some  corner walls and hung some rods, so that I  could hang drop cloth curtains to define my space.

Some of you are familiar with my other blog, Flea Market Makeovers, that I started last May.  The reason I started that blog was to show tutorials and makeovers of flea market finds.  I planned on opening up a booth to sell my repurposed "finds".

If you want to see how the booth looks, head on over to Flea Market Makeovers, just click HERE.
Welcome Home,
Penny

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Project

I haven't really started a project list this year.  I have been remodeling and recreating for the past two and a half years on this home and most of the projects have been completed.

One thing that I have wanted to do for SEVERAL years is to paint this armoire.  I couldn't find a recent picture of it.  This one is two years old.

Currently it is in our master bedroom and the flat screen TV is inside it.

Eventually we will hang the TV on the wall, and this piece can be repurposed.

I have a couple of ideas.  One is as a bar.
This one is from Country Living.  I love the old mirrors in the doors.

The other idea, is just as a storage cabinet, and I love this painted look.

It looks like a big project and I am not sure when I will get to it, but when I do, I will share it with you.

Tomorrow I hope to post pictures of my booth in the antique mall.
Welcome Home,
Penny

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sunshine...

...and dust
I have been spending most of my time this last week setting up my booth at Needful Things Antiques.  Tomorrow I should have the "walls" up and be able to show you how it all came together.

Today, I need to dust :-)

What are you doing?


Linking to:
My Little Home & Garden Sunlit Sunday
Welcome Home,
Penny

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sneak Peek

I started moving into my booth at Needful Things Antiques yesterday!  I will be spending the next week moving in and setting up.  Here is a peek.

I have to put up some curtains to define my space yet.  Then I can start arranging the pieces so they don't look like little soldiers all in a row.  I have a corner booth, which means at the moment two full sides are open.  I need to deal with that in some way.

Once I get it all figured out, I will show you the finished look.  Still have lots more furniture and things to load into the space.
Welcome Home,
Penny

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Plans

Some of you asked in the last post what my plans were for 2012.  What will I do with all of those marvelous seconds, minutes and hours?

Well, I plan on being very adventurous.  I plan on taking chances.  Shaking things up a little.  As the year unfolds, I will tell you about my new adventures.

The first adventure I am going on, is opening a booth at an antique mall in Hendersonville, NC.  The antique mall is called Needful Things.  I should be moving in the the next week or so.  I am just waiting for the current tenant to remove the rest of their stuff.
Winter Mantel

I do love a good adventure, don't you?
Linking with:
 No Minimalist Here Open House