Thursday, February 23, 2012

Katherine’s House

IMG_8410 Kats House

In my fantasy world in my

‘of a certain age ‘ thinking,

in my next house ,

I want this lampshade.

During my vuelta to Houston and then on to Dallas,

I had a chance to help my youngest daughter

do some primping in her already wonderful house.

That lampshade (from Target) was a result of that.

She had the cream ‘bamboo-ish’ chest in her garage,

the white ceramic bamboo lamp in her bedroom,

and we have all collected a pair of those over the top birds.

I brought this black iron Greek key lamp

from my flea market stash.

I LOVE anything Greek key.

This crackled vase was my Mother’s.

It looks great next to the globe

without the stand -

also from my flea market stash.


We had fun creating a gallery wall in her


above some gray industrial shelves,

using plates she bought at Anthropologie

(on sale).


These plates are also going to be in my fantasy house.


This turquoise glass dish is from an estate sale,

and I love putting something out of place

in the kitchen, don’t you?


 Truth be told-

there is nothing I love more that loading up

my car with things for my daughters’ houses,

along with my toolbox,

to see if I can be of help.

It is also ‘ refreshing’ when I show them

something I brought

and they say…

‘Ah…no. Thank you though.’

Then I get to bring those cast-offs home

so I can try to slip them in to

offer to another daughter.

See how smart I am?



I am linking to these wonderful parties.

Thriftin on Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Inspiration Friday at the Picket Fence

Friday Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Potpourri Friday at 2805

Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home

What Have You Redone at Redoux


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Just beautiful! I LOVE that shade! I was in Target last week and didn't see anything so pretty. I'll have to look again when I go Saturday. I need a new shade and that one is so pretty!

Bliss said...

Laughing.... thank goodness one womans junk is another womans treasure - and that you have more than one daughter!


Unknown said...

How wonderful! Sounds like fun visiting your daughters. You did a great job sprucing up!
XO Cindy

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

All of it looks wonderful.
But I can't help myself...I must see more of the industrial shelf!

In my mind it will be fabulous too!
If your photos show more-- without much must share!

As for the dining area...I love the white and yellow and the over the top birds!

it all works wonderful together. If I weren't so old, I'd ask to be your adopted daughter! LOL...


Karen said...

I love this post, Laura. I had to read it to David and we both got a chuckle over "daughter" turning down a treasure brought from home. My storage hut out back wouldn't be stuffed as it is had I been that brave to refuse all those "treasures".
Love the peacocks... and pass along to the girls that at last I found a hunkered down peacock yesterday at a new antique store in Weslaco. It looks great with the two peacocks I inherited from my mother that once graced my grandmother's mantle!
Great post.
Ladybug Creek
P.S. Can I be an adopted daughter???

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I love the Target shade. I bought one, too, but had to return it... was too big for the lamp I was using it with! Was very disappointed! It was a beauty! It looks fabulous in your daughter's home with the beautiful lamp!

Cute story about decorating and visiting your daughters! :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Oh, and I'm your newest follower! :)

Theresa said...

Wonderfully beautiful:) Love that lampshade, I have seen it at Target! I know exactly how you feel! I helped my Daughter decorate her house! I loved picking up things for her and helping decorate! Sweet memories! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Your Craft Book said...

Funky shade and sort of 60's I think, great style, Maureen

CHERI said...

I love the turquoise pieces. And, yes, you are a smart lady for helping out your daughters. Wish I had a daughter to enjoy those things with. My son could care less about interior design:)

Pondside said...

You have such fun with your daughters and decorating. I love it!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

...thanks for all the inspiration!

Nancy's Notes said...

Priming a daughter's house sounds like it would be fun with you two great decorators! What great looking lamps and those plates, I want them too! That gallery wall looks awesome! Do drop off anything you want when you get to this adopted daughter's house! Now you have two adopted daughters! You always find the best little treasures, truly amazes me!

Have a great day, dear friend.


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What I like about your decorating is that it is enjoyed by your daughters as well.

Unknown said...

Love the white base and yellow shade! Lovely!

Deb said...

you are a very smart woman...and if the daughters don't want it...I'm sure it can find a nice spot at your home...:)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Loved what you did! Sounds like you had a great time. I especially like the aqua dish!!!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Y'all did a great job.

Anonymous said...

she has a lovely home and your little flea market finds are completely fabulous!

Dixie said...

Laura... I was so glad to see that last comment... the "no thank-you"... as that is what I often get from my own daughters... seems they haven't fallen in love with the vintage feel of things the way their mother has... of course... what is vintage to us... is antique to them... maybe that's the problem...

1980's anyone? ;) hugs. Dixie

Lisa said...

Katherine's house is so lovely. Love all the spruce ups, especially the white lamp with the gorgeous shade! You two found the perfect spot for it.:)

Sandra said...

Please come to Tennessee and play in my house. And you would love visiting Tennessee; I promise ;-). I'll make sure to find you some flea markets. :-). Lovely home! XOXO {Preppy 101}

etphonehome21 said...

I will take ANY of their castoffs!!! I'm only 40 minutes from Dallas. I need to find a pair of those birds. So cool!

arrielle_p said...

What a lovely place. I want a pair of those birds too. :)

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