Monday, March 2, 2009

Oh my...

Oh my...isn't it interesting how a picture can make you talk to it? "Oh my!" - just what I said when I saw this beautiful vintage desk featured in Living etc August 2008. This reaction was also quite similar to the one I had when I saw these antique Swedish bureau's from Brooke Giannetti's (of Velvet & Linen) store - click here to see more.



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Oh my - also my thought when the talented Michelle of A Schematic Life tagged me for 6 interesting things about myself. So here goes...
* I qualify for Irish citizenship as my grandmother was born in Glenbeigh Co. Kerry. My father's cousin still runs the family farm.
* I am frequently a procrastinator. That is why I still haven't filled out the paperwork to have my name added to the Registry of Irish Births. However, I feel some closure coming on and will get going on it this week - especially since a colleague of mine is currently pursuing consulting opportunities in Ireland and I'd love to work with him on some of those projects (if you're reading this D.D I'll get going!)
* I love snow. We just got 6 inches of it today - yeah!
* I can't sing at all but I can dance.
* Occasionally I can be a bit too frugal. One time I decided to save money by buying Just for Men instead of L'Oreal hair color. SO NOT GOOD! I looked like a woman who put shoe polish on her head. I guess there is truth in the advertising of that brand name - it really is just for men!
* I've never had cable tv and I don't plan on getting it. Our new HD converter box works great - we now we have 16 channels for free, including a winter sports channel that features European bobsled races. It's eight more chanels than we used to have.
Also, we don't have a microwave. My parents bought one of the very first microwaves and I used to entertain myself by standing right in front of it watching slices of cheese bubble up. I figure I received more than my lifetime allowance of radiation from that microwave!
Now for the 6 bloggers I'm tagging -
Decorology


Below is one of Michelle's rendering of a beautiful bedroom designed by Patricia Gray.

11 comments:

Linda Merrill said...

Those black pieces are just gorgeous! I love the desk!!

Lauren said...

Love the desk!! (also all the black & white with the pop of green!!) hope you're enjoying the snow today!!!! :)

JMW said...

The desk and chair are gorgeous. I would love to have both. And, love the mentioning of Ireland. My husband and I honeymooned there and it was amazing. Can't wait to go back.

Charlie said...

The desk and chair and the dresser are so handsome! The drawer-pulls with the dainty little hearts are such a contrast, it adds even more character to these stunning pieces.

PS-Thanks for the tag! It's a fun way to get to know each other!

Annie, bossy color said...

Those desks are so beautiful - it's all in the details, isn't it?

SOUL PRETTY said...

thanks for the tag...will answer soon...those pink pillows have my name on them...

Colour Me Happy said...

The frugal thing I can totally relate to!! People call me the 'war rations girl' cause I only take one piece of paper in a public washroom to dry my hands (and I judge anyone that takes more than one :) I put the tiniest amount of butter or mayo or any topping when I'm in charge (which is not often) and you an see right through the juice I make. I will drive for miles to 'recycle' something I have that someone else can happily use because it's such a waste to throw it out! And I feel so much better when I can give an item of clothing that I haven't worn [much] to someone else that really loves it!

My Notting Hill said...

Glad everyone loves the desk!

Noel Solomon said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE it!!

custardbydesign said...

great desk - great blog

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a lovely rendering! I once tried to dye my own hair... it was a disatrous and to fix it via a hairdresser I became PLATINUM! Never again will I try that by myself.
FUN learning new things about you!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

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