Our 70s Split Redo Part II: The Family Room

{If you missed Part 1: The Living Room & Dining Room, you can check it out here.} The lower level family room in our house started out as this part-lineoleum, part-carpet plus stage-and-fence fugly room. The images above & below are of our realtors & my mom… wondering what in the world we were thinking… […]

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September 30, 2009

This Weekend!!!

Well, the weekend’s finally here & I’m just so excited!!! Eddie & Jaithan are in town & I can’t wait to meet some of you tomorrow at the flea market!!!! Tonight, Michele from My Notting Hill is having a cocktail party for E & J and I just can’t wait to actually meet some of […]

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September 19, 2009

Wallpapering Is Hard To DO-O…

(That’s being sung to the tune of “Breaking up is hard to do!”) Dave installed the breakfast nook wallpaper last night… AFTER mowing the lawn, accompanying me & providing the man-power on a Home Depot trip to buy shrubs/ trees and 3 huge bails of hay and finally, digging holes for 2 tree-shrubs (don’t know […]

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September 12, 2009

Inspired by the Weirdest Things

There are certain images, memories & pretty things that have just stuck in my head from childhood. And when things remind me of them, I get this cool feeling… My grandparents’ sofa in Hawaii… when I see fabrics that remind me of it, I just love them. My Grandma Maestranzi’s dining room chair fabric (STILL […]

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September 11, 2009

The Classic Pedestal Table

According to amishtables.com , “The pedestal table was originally designed for smaller rooms and to give an air of status. They were popular because of their functionality and almost all homes had one in some form. Just like today, they could be put to use in an elegant dining room or as a gaming table […]

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September 4, 2009



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