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Sunday, 28 December 2008


Karen Templer

I should have waited two days to take that picture -- the camellia outside the window is now in full glorious bloom. Nice to be able to see and enjoy it this year.

millie rossman kidd

I love those shutters, Karen! It's so clean and crisp but not cold.

We experimented with some window trim in a similar simple style. My H decided on something a bit more traditional with a bead detail, but I really liked the other as well. We still have 1 odd-ball window trimmed in that style.

Those chairs are great too. We have a pair that are sort of similar with caning on the back and sides.

Karen Templer

Those chairs are funny -- I can't decide how I feel about them. I mean, I like them, but they're not our usual fare. We found them at an antique mall a couple of years ago, 70 bucks for the pair, and I figured if we didn't use them, I could put them on Craigslist for more than that. But then they've been in the basement until a few weeks ago. They desperately need reupholstering, so I've just slung sheepskins over them until I decide whether they're staying. (I tend to change things around a lot.)

millie rossman kidd

Our were the same--$60 bucks for the pair at a tag sale!

They weren't our usual style either but actually the upholstery was in great condition and they are very comfortable. Ours are lower and we uses them with an odd little table we use as game table for scrabble or cards.

Karen Templer

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Wow, that looks stunning. Bravo, Bob!

I love the chairs, fuzzy seats and all.


Weird, I could have sworn I commented here yesterday. The shutters look awesome, and I love the chairs, fuzzy seats and all. It looks like a magazine shoot! A covetable space.

Katie Nicoll

The windows are looking fine. It seems like a nice day out there. The chairs are a bit odd, but the pair grows on you after a while. Indeed, that space is quite eye-catching.

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