Sunday, May 3, 2009

I'd Like To Share...

Hello Friends,
I hope this weekend finds you well. It has been raining for days here in NJ but all is green and yummy so I can't complain...yet. I have a bunch of things to share, most of them are of the picture variety so lets get started!
My 2nd Annual Sister's Weekend was absolutely wonderful! The weather was completely beautiful and we spent hours upon hours digging through antiques and junk. Most of the things I purchased were for my garden. Like this...

A Vintage wash tub that I may or may not paint but it will look great overflowing with flowers.The bird house above the tub is one of my Sister's Weekend purchases from last year.

Here are two more bird houses that I bought from the same lady. She makes them completely out of recycled wood and other odds and ends. The one on the left has a little wooden caster as a perch. The boys and I think it will make a good treadmill for the new inhabitants.


Doc and Sammy, the resident horses. Doc is in his 30's and Sammy is 10.
We fed them trail mix and Salt & Vinegar chips.
Doc gobbled the chips up but Sammy wasn't a fan...go figure:)

The view of the pasture at the B&B.



A very flattering photo of me being eaten by the horses, or so I thought at the time. Will I ever get a good picture with these two??? Last year Sammy shoved me out of the way with his nose. I still think it's because we have the same hair color and he feels threatened.

When I came home on Sunday it was 92 degrees so we broke out the sprinkler. The bathing suits are still in storage so fully dressed was the way to go.


Little peeks at my spring garden and my favorite reading spot. The chairs came out great!


And last but not least....the mini master bathroom is complete!!! Yay!! Even though every single thing I picked out took double the amount of time to install it's finished and exactly like I dreamed it would be. Except for the paint color that I misjudged (it's way too light) but that's an easy fix. Special thanks to Mike, our contractor who always complains with a smile:) Mike is the guy who did my studio remodel so I think I have spent more time with him this year than my husband!

BEFORE: gross, creepy, ugly 80's bathroom. It was by far the ugliest room in the house when we bought it and vowed for it to be the first to remodel. But since no one saw it but us, it ended up being almost the last.

AFTER: So bright and white.



Mike comes back on Tuesday to start the other bathroom. Here we go again....
Well, I hope you all enjoyed the pictures. I am going to try to get myself back in to the studio this week and work on some new things. Stay tuned!

18 comments:

Linda B said...

OMG! Thoroughly enjoyed all of your pictures:) Your bathroom redo turned out GREAT! How inspirational;)

Sue said...

Loved all the pics of your weekend finds, horses, you, sprinkler, etc., and really enjoyed seeing the pics of your bath remodel. Fabulous!

Micki said...

Love the family pictures and your new bathroom is just fantastic!

Micki x

michelle said...

I wondered if you were ever coming back! The chairs and the bathroom are both so gorgeous! Good luck with the next phase!

Cris said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend. It's good for the soul to do that once in a while! Love the pics. I have that same polka dot tea cup planter! But mine sits with green Adirondack chairs! The bathroom if great, I bet you keep peeking in there, dontcha?!

Elma said...

I am sooooo glad that you had such a wonderful time with our sister. Love all the pictures and the ones of the trasures you found. The bathroom is beautiful!! I love the tile:)

Heidi said...

When I saw the first picture of your bathroom I thought that that was the remodel! I was thinking that didn't turn out so good. Then I scrolled down and saw your new one and thought "oh yeah...Much better"! Cute birdhouses and I love the big coffe cup planter. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics!

julie king said...

what fun to spend the weekend with your sister like that. i share your love of bird houses, btw. the pristine look of your new bathroom is just great.

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

How enjoyable to read...fun weekend, love that wrought iron bird cage (I have a huge one in my garden that I am going to put candles in for a party soon), and your bathroom is delightful. We have a black and white bathroom and I just love the clean retro look of it. Yours is beautifully done!

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Naija said...

hi
the bathroom makeover are sooooo cool and aaaww to the horsphoto :)

jen duncan said...

So fun for you Tracy. I'm really glad you have your sister getaways to look forward to. Hardly seems a year since I read of your last jaunt! The new bathroom is AWESOME. Makes you wanna clean it more often, huh? :-)

CourtneyP said...

It looks like you had a great time! I love the bathroom,so fresh.

Trine said...

Love your blog!!!! Wonderful pictures and art! I found you through Noodle and Lou. Hope you have a great week.

XUE said...

Wow! You bought great stuff - those are nice birdhouses! And I love yr spacious garden! We missed those type of gardens big enough for sprinklers....sigh...

Christine said...

LMAO! I love that photo of you being eaten by horse..haha!
The garden is beautiful and if makes you feel any better it;s been raining here too..a brief break as I write .
You bathroom cam out perfect..wow..now just keeping everyone else out so it stays nice and neat!

Happy early Mothers Day!

P.S...LOVE your new busts!

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Wow! Your bathroom looks so fantastic! (Is it wrong that I didnt think it looked too bad before? Ha!) But wowee, the afershot is amazing.

I love the goodies you got too, the birdhouses are gorgeous!

Sassy said...

WOW! What a gorgeous room!!!! I ♥ black and white checks....so dang cute!!!!

sMacThoughts said...

The horse pic with you is hilarious; your cute arms all protective! Awww. :) And my golly, that bathroom is STUNNING! Love it.