Monday, January 9, 2012

Propping, Pondering, and Stumping


Sometimes it is all about the shape.

I love this one.

I found this Nadeau frame at the flea market

and had the mirror added.

It will be hung somewhere in the den.

Until then,

I have created a new style in design :


Along the wall,

you simply prop things you like.

And then you


(sometimes for days)

And just when you remember you need to

focus on the master bedroom’s lack of color,

you begin the



as you stump your toe on all of the propped items, walking through the house.

Anyway, when I see this particular

shape, I start to

mildly hyperventilate.

Is that a contradiction in terms?







Rice Village, Houston.


Linking to:


Between Naps on the Porch

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia





Pam @ Frippery said...

That is a piece worth a sore toe! That is the method I use often. Especially the ponder part.

CHERI said...

I've never heard that word but I love the shape! Hope your pondering will cease soon so you can stop stumping!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

LOL, I have experienced these three words also. Sometimes "cussing" comes into play too. :) Love the shape of this and can't wait to see where you hang it. Is this a Celtic shape?

WhyCuzICan said...

This mirror is really charming...reminds me of a pretty one they did at (Sherry and John). I think it's the same one maybe?? (well, like it) It's a couple of photos down in the post:

Thanks for sharing :)
Visiting from Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrify Linky Party,
Suzanne in NW Illinois

Sonny G said...

I sure have the stumping thing covered. big toe broken twice in 2011. Hoping not to do that again in 2012 but since its necessary for some things to sit on the floor like beds tables chairs and such, break 3 could occur any day/or night..

love the shape of your new mirror. Looking forward to seeing it hanging .

Karena said...

Laura I adore the design of the frame! Great find! Beautiful!!


Art by Karena

Theresa said...

I prop too:) That is the only way I can figure out if I like it or not! Enjoy your day dear Laura, hope the toe is OK:) HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

I need to prop things up first, if they stay then it's there for quite a while! That is an awesome frame! You find the greatest treasures Miss Laura-

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I need to check this place out. I love the mirror. You are too funny.

Marigene said...

LOL...Nadeau is my maiden name! Cool mirror.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I like your mirror with the gorgeous frame. I should use your stand it in the floor method. I usually can't wait to get something on the wall and then if I change my mind I have to repair the hole in the wall. I'm too impatient, I guess. Would love having you show the mirror at my home party going on now. Join us if you can.--Shannon

Emily said...

Very pretty mirror. I always deliberate for days where things should go. Sometimes months!

Pamela said...

I have never been there. Marking on my list of places to go! Love your new piece!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Lovely! My daughter works close to Rice Village. Love that area.

DIYbyDesign said...

I prop too...then I walk by it tons of times, ponder it, then ponder it some more. I would love for you to link up to my party that opens at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

meppybn said...

ahem, confession time - I have propped for several years ( gorgeous gilt frame) and finally just hung it last month :) :) still lookin' good!!! :) :)

Anonymous said...

I found your link at Savvy Southern Style, and I'm glad I did - you made me laugh! BTW, I'm coming to Houston, I need to visit that thrift shop because I see some things I want ;) Hugs ~ Mary


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