Monday, August 11, 2008

I Would Like To Introduce You To "Edra"



Good morning! Are you familiar with Craigslist? Do you love it as much as I do? I have a little story to tell you. I needed, yes, needed is the word, a little cabinet of some sort and thought Craigslist would be the place to search.

I pulled up a picture of this adorable little cabinet and prayed, "Oh, dear God, that's perfect! Please let it still be available!" I emailed and it was available and I could come out to look at it that very day!
I took my 85 year old Mother with me for the ride and I guess for another reason - she is very good at getting people to lower their prices on things. After all, this little beauty was missing a drawer pull for heaven's sakes!

Bless my little Mother's heart, she talked the lady into letting me have this little beauty for $60! I almost felt I was stealing it! Look at the little what-not shelves on both sides!

I couldn't wait to get started on it. I sanded, primed and painted it "Posh Red" from Lowe's! I love reds. It's really not a bright in your face red, but a rich darker red. The color never looks the same in a picture, does it?
Okay, I'm done, but what is this cabinet called? I don't know for sure, but I'd say it was a secretary! Since my Mother is my best friend and I love her dearly, I would name my little secretary after her. Mother's middle name is Edra - pronounced with a long 'e'. It's a pretty name, isn't it?

I would love to introduce you to Edra!

I didn't know where to put her and I'm not sure if she'll stay here, but for now she's in our entry. She's very beautiful in her 'Posh Red' paint and Mr. Precious thought she needed this floral arrangement sitting on top of her head. I personally think it looks like she's wearing her Easter Bonnet. But I'll deal with this later.

Now Edra is in fine form. Just look at her very shapely legs!! And those knobs! Now, don't be thinking dirty thoughts! I tried so very hard to find drawer pulls similar to what she had, but alas, no luck. So I just went with some little antiqued brass knobs. I shined up the little original knobs on the doors and they look just fine...so they'll stay!

Isn't she just the sweetest thing!?

Look at the little what-not shelf on the left side...

...and the one on the right side.
Poor Edra, she does have to wear glasses! But I think they're very stylish looking on her even if they are old! See the gorgeous wood and how it turns on the glass doors! Now you can see the original little brass knobs all polished up - by me!

Here she is! I truly hope she isn't embarrassed because I really don't know exactly how to dress her. I don't know if my tea set looks right here, or what I have on the what-not shelves, or even what's behind her glass doors! Please, if you have some suggestions I'm very open to them. I don't have any old officey things for her! Alas, sob sob :'(

Edra was just a little embarrassed to open her doors in Blogland. But I reassured her you were all very mature and would only look with the intention of helping her to be her best! She agreed...you can look now.

Now, I think my little books look nice here, but maybe I don't have enough? And that biscuit jar, does it belong inside Edra? I guess you've noticed the doggie bookends. Well, let me tell you...I love dog things...you probably know this. I saw these at Marshall's and grabbed them up! Got to the checkout and realized I had the two right sides of the bookends. These were the last of the doggie bookends and I wanted them, so here they sit - two right sided doggie bookends. Edra is a little embarrassed, she doesn't want to look lopsided. I've tried to assure her that I don't think she does.


So, Dear Ones, if you have any suggestions as to how to dress Miss Edra - I'm open!

uh oh...
There's Chloe Dawn rolling around on the carpet and trying to be so cute. She is very jealous and knows I am giving my attention at the moment to Edra and not her! What's a Mommy to do?

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Lady in Red

I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight


I've never seen you shine so bright


I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance


They're looking for a little romance


Given half a chance


And I've never seen that dress you're wearing


Or that highlights in your hair


That catch your eyes I have been blind


The lady in red is dancing with me


Cheek to cheek


There's nobody here


It's just you and me


It's where I wanna be


But I hardly know this beauty by my side


I'll never forget the way you look tonight


I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight


I've never seen you shine so bright you were amazing


I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side


And when you turned to me and smiled it took my breath away


And I have never had such a feeling such a feeling


Of complete and utter love, as I do tonight


The lady in red is dancing with me


Cheek to cheek


There's nobody here


It's just you and me Its where I wanna be


But I hardly know this beauty by my side


I'll never forget the way you look tonight


I never will forget the way you look tonight


The lady in red


My lady in red


I love you


~ Chris De Burgh