Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Got A New Piece of Artwork! and Some Divas

Yay! I found a painting for my living room! I was out and about and saw this in Kirklands and had to have it! Precious little scene of a street filled with little row houses.
Hung it over our sofa and I'm very pleased with it. Hope you like it too! I know, you probably don't like the doily, but it's been here since Christmas and I just can't seem to take it away yet.
I'm kind of frilly inside anyway. :) Oh, my coffee table really isn't the size of a dining table - it's just the way I snapped! Well, I know, it is rather large. lol
Now I really can't believe I'm showing you this! When we started redoing our house we got rid of most of the furniture in the living room. The sofa and coffee table are new and the table lamps are old. Those tall antique tables on each side of the sofa belong to my Mother. Most of you know she's been with us since the hurricane and we just put her tables in here until we find the right end tables for our room. Don't hate me and think I know nothing about mixing patterns, but can you see the winged back chair on the left hand side? Well, I have two of these and have had them for so many years - they're very dear to me and have been recovered a few times. They're covered in a tapestry fabric now and go with absolutely nothing! I'm in the process of trying to find just the right fabric to recover them again. I won't be recovering them myself just in case you're wondering. So if you most wonderful decorators have any ideas about what kind of fabric would look good on my two winged backs, let me know!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Back Home Again

There’s a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin’ in
The afternoon is heavy on your shoulders
There’s a truck out on the four lane a mile or more away
The whinin’ of his wheels just makes it colder
He’s an hour away from ridin’ on your prayers up in the sky
And ten days on the road are barely gone
There’s a fire softly burnin’, supper’s on the stove
But it’s the light in your eyes that makes him warm
Hey it’s good to be back home again
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes ’n’ hey, it’s good to be back home again
There’s all the news to tell him, how’d you spend your time
What’s the latest thing the neighbors say
And your mother called last friday, sunshine made her cry
You felt the baby move just yesterday
Hey it’s good to be back home again - yes it is
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes ’n’ hey, it’s good to be back home again
Oh the time that I can lay this tired old body down
Feel your fingers feather soft upon me
The kisses that I live for, the love that lights my way
The happiness that that livin’ with you brings me
It’s the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you
It’s the little things that make a house a home
Like a fire softly burnin’ supper on the stove
The light in your eyes that makes me warm
Hey it’s good to be back home again
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes ’n’ hey, it’s good to be back home again
Hey it’s good to be back home again - you know it is
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Hey, it’s good to be back home again
I said hey it’s good to be back home again
~sung by John Denver
Attention! Attention!! We must interrupt the ending of this post to bring you the most latest breaking news of Blogland! Dear When Will This Ever Be Over Ones, we have more Bathroom invasions! This has just been brought to my attention and you know me, The Queen of All the Bathroom Divas, I must attend my Bathroom Business!! So let me get started!
Okay I see a Most Gorgeous One here. Wait a minute, I also see two very tiny small ones, too! Let me proceed...the most creamyness of complexions, sparkling shining eyes, hair filled with Bathroom highlights, beautifully clad in the most gorgoues attire, slender arms with dainty creamy fingers attached to a CAMERA! Yes, sir, my Little Clapping Ones, we have a Diva! I mean, we have a Diva and two very Small Divas! Do we know these Lovely Ones? Why of course we do, this is our very own Linnea, who is a returning Diva, and she is holding Helmi and the ever trotting all over the Land of Blog, Stella. You can find out all about these Most Precious Ones at Oh thank you girls, for snapping!
Here we have another Most Gorgeous One! Would you please turn on the light, My Most Helpful Ones? What? It's already on? Well, okay, I'll look really hard at this Lovely One. I'm straining my most gorgeous eyes, but I do see the most creamyness of complexions here, eyes shining with sparkles, yes, I really can see that! Oh, and heavenly locks all filled up with Bathroom highlights...
Lovely body dripping with the most priceless of jewels, the most slender arms with creamy dainty fingers attached to a CAMERA! Oh, yes, yes, My Little In the Dark Ones! This is truly a genuine Diva! I'm so thrilled! Do we know this most Smiling One? Well, of course we do - this is our very own, Raxx from Trinadad! Now she has come a very long way to join this most elite group of Divas!! You can learn more about this Gorgeous One at Whoopeeness!!
Okay, please hand me my toilet paper, no no, I mean my toilet brush...the golden one! Yes, that's it. Please stand before me Most Gorgeous Special Ones...Linnea, Helmi, Stella and Raxx. I am about to bestow upon you the most wonderful sought after title in the world. Yes, Dear Ones, the world! You have gone where most will not, well, with a camera in their hands anyway! I now crown you with the title of Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva - you are one now and shall be one for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never! Go now, Divas, and show the world your awesomeness.
Snap on and on and keep those Bathroom snaps coming! You do make my day!!


  1. Good morning Sheila! I so enjoyed the tour of your living room. I love your new picture and think it looks lovely over the sofa. I'm glad that some of your mom's furniture has found a place in your home. I know that must make her feel so good whenever she sees it. Good luck with the recovering of your chairs--can't wait to see when they are done.

    Quite a Diva investiture this morning! I'm so glad to see Stella make it into the ranks of the Divas along with Helmi. And congratulatios to Raxx--is she the Diva from farthest away so far?

  2. Good Mornin'Sheila! Love your new acquisition..the painting I mean! It's so entertaining reading about your bathroom divas...I'll have to remember my camera sometime when I'm going to the bathroom..I mean the ladies powder room! God Bless you today and your mother and your DH and of course Chloe! lauralu

  3. Good Morning Shelia...

    What a fabulous painting! It looks so pretty above your sofa!! If I had your table and that doily...I'd NEVER get rid of it!!! I love doilies, too! The addition of mom's 2 tables is a great idea...they're gorgeous!

    As for the pair of wing chairs...why not try something like the pattern and color on the 2 beautiful beautiful, trimmed pillows on the sofa?

    I would also give some consideration to adding an area rug in front of the sofa...something a little anchor the entire the colors you have already and the color you choose for the chairs.

    I always enjoy the tours through your lovely home.


  4. Morning Shelia:)

    I like your living room and the new art work. Did you see the chairs and couch I just recovered? They are a solid color but the fabric is stitched like matellasse (I don't know fabric terms). They had it in lots of different solid colors at the fabric store. I'm pleased with having something solid for myself because I've had everything floral for so long. Just an idea.

    Those divas are amazing. Just going to have to join those ranks. Have a great day!

  5. Your painting is beautiful! And I love your couch...beautiful fabric and stlye!

  6. Good morning Shelia! I love the picture, the street looks so serene and peaceful and it looks terrific above your sofa. And I love the round doily...Christine

  7. Good Morning Sweet Shelia... LOVED your new picture and it looks striking hanging there above your sofa.... Your room is very nice and when you cover the chairs I am sure you'll be delighted... you know the new rule is you can mix match anything as long as you pick up the colors so maybe stripes in the colors of your sofa... Love Ya

    (((HUGS & KISSES)))
    ps.. Divas's you are knockouts....

  8. Fun post as always! I love how the picture looks over your couch. You did good in picking out a picture to work in that spot. Not sure about how to cover your chairs. But I like the idea of going with the colors in your pillows on the couch. I hope you will show us when you finally decide and it is done.

    Thank you for Crowning me as a Bathroom Snapping Diva again. :-)

  9. Oh, your new picture is just lovely and perfect above the sofa. Don't you just love it when you find something that fits so well and you love looking at it. Just brings such joy. Hugs, Marty

  10. I'm glad you found the perfect, precious picture! Kirkland's has gone out of business here. :-(

    It's good that your mom's furniture is where she can see and enjoy it.

    As to chair upholstery: think about a stripe or check with the colors that are already in those chairs. It looks to me like the colors match the rest of the room. I think what is off is that the prints on the sofa is too similar to the chair.

  11. Shelia~

    I just love your new artwork and it looks perfect in this room! I love Kirkllands, too. :)

    I'm currently searching Craigslist high and low for wing back chairs~ I just love them! Can't wait to see what you do w/them.

    Have a great day!

    Hugs~ J

  12. Hey Sheila! I just noticed your question about the tassels. If you notice on the bird and bunny tassel I just hot glued the ribbon under the figure and looped it around and it worked because they were fairly lightweight. The rooster was heavier and ceramic so I used a very tiny skinny drill bit to drill a hole for the eyelet. I actually had to work it around to get the hole big enough for the eyelet to catch. For porcelain I just don't know! They do it for lamps and such so you could probably do it but just go slowly and pray it doesn't break! Wear your safety goggles!! I want to see that picture! HA! lauralu!

  13. Good morning dear Shelia!

    I love the new print! And I think your room is beautiful. I don't mind the doily one bit! Did you want to go with a solid or print fabric for your chair?

    I just had a look at your flapper. I had to smile, because the "step ins" made me think of my Texas g'ma, Nanny. She always called underwear, step ins.

    I loved your list, too!

  14. Good morning dear Shelia!

    I love the new print! And I think your room is beautiful. I don't mind the doily one bit! Did you want to go with a solid or print fabric for your chair?

    I just had a look at your flapper. I had to smile, because the "step ins" made me think of my Texas g'ma, Nanny. She always called underwear, step ins.

    I loved your list, too!

  15. Good mornining Sweet Sheila, you found the perfect picture for behind your you know I've still never been in a Kirklands? Now.. there is something wrong with that picture isn't I love your mother's tables.. I'm sure she enjoys having them close by..I also "love" the vintage doilies..beautiful touch to a beautiful home..cozy, warm and inviting..I hope this finds your mother improving daily... many hugs ~lynne~

  16. Hi Shelia...I don't know how I missed yesterday's post about the flapper, but I do love that picture! and also the new one from Kirkland's...couldn't you just lose yourself on a street like that! About the doilies...they are a work of art too as far as I'm concerned...keep them! How about that cute little Raxx & Stella & friend...the bathroom diva brigade continues! ;-) BO

  17. Hi Shelia, I love your painting - the colors are perfect. Our Kirkland's closed and I miss browsing in there so much. Hope you are having a good day.

  18. Shelia:
    I think your living room is lovely. I love the picture and the doily.
    Roberta Anne

  19. Hey Shelia,
    I know nothing about mixing patterns but I know that a lot of these woman do! That picture is really pretty, Kirklands is my favorite home stores. They have such nice things there at great prices! The picture looks really good over the sofa.

    Love the Diva pics!

  20. Well,I love the pic.I love---------that doily.And I wish I had the chair.As for the Divas,They're awesome too...Ann

  21. Hi, Sweet Sheila! Oh, how great that you painted that wood paneling & built-ins. Looks 100% better, what a difference. Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you liked my inspiration board!

  22. Morning sweet Pickle...that painting is a beauty! Girl I love that coffee table and doily....I need to put one one mine...I have to wingbacks that we have had for years also..lordy they are ao worn out and I have been looking for something to replace them but just never could find just the right thing ..untilllllll the other day ohhhhhh..ok ..ok ..sorry I get beside myself...about new furniture! lol lol

    I loved seeing all your beautiful warm just know love lives here rooms!!! Thanks for coming by Pickle...a book huh...Picket's Primping...I like the sound of that..I could do my first book signing down in the parking lot Big John's Fried Fatback & Bait Shop...he get's alot of customers down there! lol lol

  23. Your painting is lovely Your house is really coming along! I can't believe how much you've accomplished with all the other things you've had going on over the last year. AMAZING and it's looking great.


  24. I really like the fabric of your sofa ... maybe a very thin stripe incorporating the colors in that fabric and the pillows would look nice on your wingbacks ......

  25. Hi Shelia
    The picture is wonderful over your sofa. I think its just the perfect size too. Very nice!

    While you look for the furniture you really want in your livingroom its nice that you use your mom's. Thats nice. I sure hope she's doing much much better.

    I wonder whether those 2 chairs would look nice in a plain colour of that reddy colour in your sofa...or in a very think stripe of those colours.

    I hope whatever you do it'll look gorgeous.

    have a lovely day.

  26. Hi Sheila, your painting looks just perfect! It really ties all the colors in the room together. Kristen

  27. Hi Sweetness, I love that picture above your sofa. looks like it was made for you. I just love Kirklands, got a bunch of wall decorations last month. On sale, thank you very much. That doily on your coffee table is beautiful. My mother used to have them on every table in the house. It's called the Pineapple pattern. I still have some of them in the closet.She made everyone of them to.
    Those are some pretty special Divas too.


  28. Shelia,

    I love the new picture over the sofa~it goes really well with your decor. I think recovering furniture is the best way to go these days. If you have something sturdy & well made, why mess with it? I am glad you have all these idea's to share! :-)


    PS...Love doilies, keep it out!

  29. I like your doily (?) very much... they're a weakness... I real y like them!! (in all kinds of colors) but mine are mostly beige and/or white...

    Those tables (your moms) are kind of cool too..

    For your char.. I'd pick one solid color from your new painting ;-)... really nice!!


  30. Hi Shelia! I love your new looks perfect with your sofa! And are those red lamps? I love them...pretty please show a close up of the color one day when you have time. :-)

    And of course, the perfect finishing touch to any Shelia post is a Bathroom Diva update...too cute!

  31. Shelia,
    All your decorations are beautiful. I love the doileys and that painting is awesome. If you dont want them, send them my way.haha.

  32. I just know you will find some wonderful fabric to cover your wingbacks. Trust you instincts!! I've been trying to catch up on visiting around, and just read your previous post. My grandmother was a short-term flapper and had stories to tell. Enjoyed your list - I agree about having alone time. I'm the same way and attribute it to being an only child. We did learn early on to entertain ourselves!!! Have a great week. Sally

  33. Hello Shelia; I love to shop a Kirkland's they have the most wonderful pretties and the prices are pretty great as well. I love the painting it looks just gorgeous over your sofa. Wish I could help you out about the choice of fabric for you wing back chairs. But what ever you choose it will be beautiful, you have wonderful taste..


  34. That's a beautiful piece of art!! I love shopping at Kirklands too.

  35. I love your artwork Shelia, it really fits the space!

    I'm so proud to finally be a Bathroom Diva! I can finally display my badge!

    Shelia this post is a bright spot in my day! Working is great but now I am sick, the hustle and bustle got to me, and now I am down with the flu, fever and all.

  36. Loved this post, Shelia, and I think you new picture is perfect over your most beautiful sofa! Isn't it nice to have things from family memebers that they have enjoyed? That makes a house a home to me.

    And congratulations to the new divas! They are looking mighty fine there! :-)



  37. It's the perfect size and colors to go over your sofa. How nice to find just the right thing!


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