Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dear Daughters: Black


Dear Daughters,

As you well know, I have mentioned ‘cart before the horse’ design more than once.

Remember this post?

And the rules for this highly complex design process (not!) that Nonnie and I and you created? 

There are no rules

If there were, we’d break them anyway. It is ALL about the flea market.

And so this cart before the horse thinking goes to my new favorite color in the den- BLACK

It all started with Nonnie’s red chest that I painted in Maison Blanche’s chalk paint in Wrought Iron.

Oh what a difference.


Add to that the fact that I had been really lucky at the flea market lately.

We all know the best choice for our homes can be in the accessories and what lady luck unearths at the flea market any given week.

And then it all started to fall into place.

I added the cream colored oyster plate from the flea market,


the clay pot that I used for my faux succulents.


and the bust of the lady I found at the Antique Mall in Spring.



And finally there’s the starburst mirror that I found at the flea market that matches the mirror

I already have. What are the odds?

I can’t wait for you to see it.

It is so much fun, isn’t it?

Love you,



Linking to: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

...And I think it all looks wonderful. What neat little plate!
I think it all works together nicely.

Leslie's Garden said...

It all came together fabulously! All of the pieces together work beautifully. I slowly went from blues to black without even realizing it. I had to buy a black leather sofa because when we went to buy a sofa it was the only one in my price range. Then the kitchen went black, then a pretty rug with black background. Wala! A black decor!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I know you addressed this to your daughters - but I enjoyed it also. :-D A very pretty vignette!!
Enjoy your evening.

Karen said...

I love these posts where you "instruct" your daughters. They are so much like you and your mom. You actually seem to have your own sorority.. so to speak!
Love it.
Ladybug Creek

sweetvintageofmine said...


Pura Vida said...

would you be my mother? wait...you're too young..how about my sister?

Bliss said...

Black hides a world of sins both in my house and on my thighs.


Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

im having somewhat of a deja vu feeling reading this post! i write a blog with my mom and so your title - daughters - spoke to me and then you had me at NONNI! I called my grandmother nonni.. i dont know what the connection is but we must be kindred spirits :)

Connie Nelson said...

Love it! I like that touch of black.

Anonymous said...

Well Done!
Everything came together beautifully and I am especially fond of your seashell plate!


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