Monday, June 23, 2008

Busy Busy!!

Happy Monday!!

Sorry I haven't had a chance to post, or visit all of your blogs lately.

Still working on my bedroom/bathroom remodel. This week, I am doing all of the painting.

I am painting the bathroom, vanity, and the bedroom. I took a week off from my artwork in order to concentrate on painting. My husband is getting anxious to use our beautiful new shower. I am working as fast as I can honey. He has been great, living with the mess for the last couple of weeks.

Anyway, on Saturday Mark and I went up to Carpinteria, not only to beat the heat, but to attend the Paris Flea Market. You have heard me speak of it before. It's a small flea market, but great vendors with beautiful things for sale. I forgot to bring my camera, but you can check it out on a previous post.

I bought this beautiful red and white all down chair. I had a chair in this corner for years, but it wasn't down, and it was time for a change. The color fit in nicely too. I got a fairly good deal for down. I posted my old one on Craigslist this morning. In case you are wondering, that is the sun reflecting on the chair.

It was fun to find something, I wasn't actually looking for. It was just one of those things. I can't wait to curl up and read a good book.

After the flea market, we went to Garden Memories in Ventura to visit my friend Barbara. I usually visit her every Saturday to bring her new things I've made for her shop. Anyway, she had these beautiful new busts. Did I have to buy one? Yes I did. I think she will look beautiful in my new bathroom. (Once it's finished) She had them in white and moss. I could hardly decide which one to buy. I think the moss one would look wonderful in the garden. I think she is kind of magical looking. Kind of like you unearthed her from a 100 year old sleep, in a Kingdom far away. ( I think the paint is getting to me)

Have a wonderful week, and I will visit you all when I can.


Here is the old chair, thought you might like to see it. I had a custom slipcover made for it about 9 years ago. It's held up very well.


Fete et Fleur said...

I love the new chair, down is always so comfy. The bust is wonderful too! I need to get to painting my house soon.


The French Nest said...

Hi Rosemary,

Love the new look of your blog and I'm also loving your red and white striped chair - so stunning!


Margo said...

Love the chair and the statue, Great purchases.

MJ Ornaments said...

I love the bust you got at Garden Memories. Just beautiful Rosemary!
OX Martha

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

Rosemary, I love the new chair! How do you find out about all of these local flea markets - I am in Orange County. If you ever hear of any down my way, let me know.
Great finds as usual!

Carolee said...

Just discovered your blog via Melissa (The Holiday Queen) and followed the links to your October Cottage of the Month photos - Wow!!
What a wonderful Halloween display - truly enchanting!

I'm thoroughly enjoying reading your blog too - so many wonderful finds!

~ Carolee

Simply Me Art said...

The Chair looks Gorgeous! I bet it is sooo Comfy too. I so wish I could have been with you Saturday. Next time. The Bust is so Pretty too. Tell Mark to fluff the chair after he sits in it too!! Good Luck with the Painting. Jamie

Sugar Bear said...

Fabulous new chair! Bright and cheery. The bust looks very ancient and ethereal.

Storybook Woods said...

Love your new chair. Have a lovely week. Clarice

Susie Q said...

That is such a wonderful chair! I love the fabric so much. How pretty it looks in your home!
And that bust IS magical. I would have brought her home too...what fun new things!
I bet you are having fun still...working hard but having fun too!


Unknown said...

Rosemary!!!! Guess what! I went to a store up in Cambria that was selling your boxes with the nests?! You know which I mean! And darn it if I didn't take a photo of the sweet darling store! I bought a ton of ribbon from there! I even asked the owner of the store if she had any more of your wonderful work. And she said she just received an email from you and just has not had the time to answer...but she was thrilled that I knew your work! Spotted it across the room! i knew it was yours Rosemary's! It made me smile from ear to ear!
Come by and see post on where I was dear friend!
Many warm hugs,

Jenn Thorson said...

Ah, I like your poetic imagery regarding the bust. She'll be lovely in the bath. And the down chair is terrific. I definitely prefer it with the slipcover.

Makes me want to sit in it with a lemonade and a good book.

Cindy said...

I love the new chair. It looks so comfy! The bust is beautiful too! Isn't shopping fun!

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Linda said...

Hi Rosemary...wonderful new chair, it will be perfect to get all cozy in. Your bathroom re-do is looking wonderful....Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

Hi Rosemary...wonderful new chair, it will be perfect to get all cozy in. Your bathroom re-do is looking wonderful....Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

oohhh I am drooling over that chair! So great!

Anonymous said...

Oh Rosemary I just love your chair!
So fresh and the color is perfect!


Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a pretty, comfy chair! I love the stripe!
And the bust lady is divine! She does look out of a dream!

Alice Regan said...

I love the new chair! Looks comfy! Looks like you could get lost in that chair with a good book! Beautiful!

Paul Sears said...

Smart to try and beat the heat over the weekend - it was even hot down in Santa Monica and MDR. We just hung out in Hermosa to try and stay cool.

PAT said...

Rosemary, I love the new chair. It's beautiful!

I am looking forward to seeing your bed and bath redo!


Unknown said...

That red chair looks like it will go wonderful with all the beautiful little splashes of red you've shown us previously about the house. I DOES look like a great place to curl up and read a book.