Thursday, May 27, 2010

{kitchen inspiration...a few ideas}

i planned a similar window seat in our kitchen...we replaced an old window with new one and kept the size which would be the perfect spot for the window seat...see below

the window with the stain glass panel is where i planned for the window seat....and instead of having doors underneath, i think i may just have open cubbies...this way madeleine and husband can't give me the same old excuses of why shoes & backpacks are left by the front door! 


i really like the look of these latches...


i really like the look of these butcher block counters for the island...a budget friendly idea for sure {well maybe just the 1st picture}
image 1
image 2- i really like the way the wood counter top is beveled ogee style...{note to self~ keep image just incase maybe one day I win the lottery :}

i especially LOVE the look of thick crown molding...i've used it thru-out the house and this is something i'd like to add to the coffered ceiling in our kitchen...

picture of the ceiling in our kitchen...

so i have mixed taste { i love beachy cottage & french eclectic}...i ADORE this candace olson kitchen! love the clean lines, bulky square legs on the island,  look at the ocean blue back splash & a splash of dark wood for the stools...she's just great!

are you seeing my vision? maybe? maybe'll come together i think???
i'm a visual person and my husband handyman is the opposite...he like everything drafted out with measurements and everything...i suppose this is why it works!

xoxo's nancy 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

{if i was a kitty...this is what i would look like ALL summer!}

I heart snow cones!!

xoxo's nancy

Monday, May 17, 2010

{urban market}

this past weekend we attended the urban market...

it was muggy & muddy...

so, the first thing "a must"  grab an ice cold diet drink...which is much needed to get my brain in shopping mode

then, wandered thru the booths and surprisingly i didn't see a whole lot that i just had to have :(
but, this chandelier did catch my eye and the price tag as well! YIKES
hands down my favorite...

and while there i visited my good  friends booth {monique's}...she sells beautiful white night gowns...

then, mini me ms. madeleine had a great idea...

she said "let's have lunch!"... they had some really nice salads, breads & cookies but, being texas girls, we couldn't pass up the good old  chopped beef sandwich & chips!

Hope you have a great week!

xoxo's nancy

Friday, May 14, 2010

{kitchen ~ dreaming of the day.....}

i am itching to start on our kitchen....unfortunately,  our  money tree is not blooming as

 well as i hoped this year...SO, instead of  getting all worked up about it & driving my husband insane :}...

i've  decided to turn that frustration into something positive &  gather some ideas for now.

our kitchen before had white bead board cabinets from ikea...they worked well until the fronts started

peeling....we are still using them & work for the time being but, not secured to the wall

 and most of the legs have

broken due to moving them around{cheap plastic legs not intended to move once in place}

what's crazy is we have replacement wood doors  from ikea

{ i complained & got free replacement doors..they were under warranty for 10 years & lasted 3!} 

that same year they discontinued our style doors
{wonder why?? lol }

and  we had to choose another style...they are still in boxes in the attic...

 3 or 4 years ago we were going to replace the doors but, then decided to extend our lil house
and in turn reconfigure the kitchen
our kitchen before.....

our kitchen you think we need more lights? :)

we took out the travertine flooring we had in the old kitchen and replaced w/ 3/4 inch wood to match the rest of the house...

first thing on the to do list....stain floor!

wondering why we have 2 refrigerator's??? the white is out of order for the moment...waiting on a part to fix
next, i will be searching for inspirational ideas!

P.S....i'm open for any ideas or if you would like to photoshop my kitchen that would be awesome!!  i've seen ladies do this in blogland and it's super neat!
not sure if you ladies get a decorators block when it comes to your own's pretty much what happens to me all the time!

xoxo's nancy 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

{20th century angel}

a couple years ago i came across this beautiful hand carved wood angel & she is just an amazing piece of 20th century art!

she is all hand carved and painted in golds, whites, pale pink,burgundy & black.... just truly stunning!

she is substantial in size approx. 27" x 36"

and now i'm ready to part with her

i'm asking $750

The artist is unknown but, has 2 markings on the backside with JB? I've researched and can't find.... {if anyone has any ideas send me a message! i would really be interested to know!!}

as far as shipping i'm not sure how much it will cost but, i will work it out the details once i have someone interested..i'll haul her to the post office and get her weighed & go from will only pay exact shipping fee!

the back

please convo me if your interested.... i'm hoping to sell and get started on my kitchen!!
xoxox's nancy

Saturday, May 8, 2010

{have a blessed mother's day...}

Proverbs 31:10-12, 25-3110

A capable wife who can find?

She is far more precious than jewels.

11The heart of her husband trusts in her,

and he will have no lack of gain.

12She does him good, and not harm,

all the days of her life.

25Strength and dignity are her clothing,

and she laughs at the time to come.

26She opens her mouth with wisdom,

and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27She looks well to the ways of her household,

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28Her children rise up and call her happy;

her husband too, and he praises her:

29“Many women have done excellently,

but you surpass them all.”

30Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

31Give her a share in the fruit of her hands,

and let her works praise her in the city gates

xoxox's nancy

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

{feliz cinco de mayo! }

in commemorating cinco de mayo, i put together a beautiful array of photos that have a delicious spanish  flare!

 i can  feel the cool terracotta floors on my bare feet....

what a great place to come and rest after a day celebrating...


and here's to you mi amiga {friend}!


{i heart margaritas...but, today this is my flavor}


xoxo's nancy

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

{table re-do ~part 3...almost finished!}

i sanded the table, primed the table, painted the table, glazed the table & distressed the table

my husband handyman cut cherry wood veneer we had from our bathroom cabinets into 3  1/2 inch slats in 3 random sizes

rounded the edges & distressed w/ hammer, chain, knife {we all took part & it was very LOUD but fun :0}
glued it down and this is where i'm at....

ok,  now that i'm finished w/ this part... i'm contemplating on sanding the painted part of the table top and staining the same as the slats?? {have not stained slat yet...deciding on stain color}

hmmmmm, more work is what my husband handyman said...not sure why he's worried i'm doing all the work :)

below is my table before


my table inspiration just incase you missed that post.....

xoxo's nancy