Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Most Uncreative Week

It has been a most uncreative week and I have only myself to blame.


This view, each time I walked in and out of the house is what kept me motivated today.

On Wednesday, after our company left, I randomly decided to switch our bedroom with the guest room.

I am still not finished, but this morning, I was determined to do something creative.


I bought this white fabric at Joann's a couple of weeks ago to make a tablecloth, but I had not gotten around to hemming the edges.


It took longer to iron the fabric than it did to hem the two ends.


By 10 a.m. the table was set for dinner and that little bit of creativity motivated me to finish up the bedroom switch.


 Flowers, books, baskets, tchotchkes etc. ended up on the floor of the living room.


The entryway cabinet got a new pitcher and plate.

Ceramic letter balls ended up on the dining room side table.

My old classroom stool sits at one end of the sofa,


I wish I was finished with the switch, but Little Lulu, aka The Tasmanian Devil, demands a lot of attention.

I tell myself, there is always tomorrow.
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I am joining these fun parties

Creative Home Expressions - Creative Home and Garden Hop

Funky Junk Interiors - Party Junk

The Dedicated House - Anything Blue Friday

44 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Can't wait to see your switcheroo and I LOVE that fabric. It makes a great tablecloth! I really love all the use of color in your home. It is warm and inviting. xo Diana

Paula said...

Doggies can be so distracting and demanding and difficult!

Betty said...

I really like the tablecloth you made. It looks perfect in your dining room.

Poppy said...

Beautiful tablecloth Carol and it looks lovely hosting all your dinnerware and cheery bouquet! I know I've said it before, but the little nook, nestled all cozily by the window with those green views, in your pretty dining room is one of the sweetest, most charming places I've ever seen in blog land! Ahhhhh...what a storybook scene; could easily be one of Steve's gorgeous paintings!

Poppy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

NO matter what you do, it is always BEAUTIFUL! Carol, your dining area is so perfect with the sunshine coming in, with Steve's fantastic painting full of color, and the happy colors. I would love to sit around that table, hearing of your middle school experiences, your hopes and dreams, your sea shore life....

I WANT TO SEE PHOTOS of your bedroom switch! There's always tomorrow, however....enjoy your Sunday my dear! Anita

Patty Antle said...

We have all the time in the world now, right? That's what I keep telling myself. It's so nice not to have to rush around anymore. Enjoy your decorating with Lulu.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty fabric. That would make pretty shams, too. Always love seeing your colorful inspiration.

Stacey said...

You couldn't be uncreative if you tried. :)

I used that same fabric to make curtains for our girly room upstairs. Must confess that I didn't even hem the sides. I love it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty! I love that fabric!

Thanks for linking up to The Creative Home & Garden hop. : )

Prince Snow Farm said...

I love that tablecloth, so soft and flowing! Can't wait to see the bedroom switch. Kisses to the pooch!

Lisa Tucker said...

So pretty already....can't wait to see the finished switch. I'm always switching things around here.....the day passes so quickly when you are doing something like that. Looking forward to your next post...:)

Vicky Hunt said...

Looking forward to the reveal of the bedroom switch! I love all the other changes you made and that tablecloth is gorgeous. Love that fabric! Have fun with Lulu...:)

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That table cloth is pretty! As to ironing ...I think that it is time for a new fad! Yes, wrinkly tablecloths can be the latest fad to go with chippy furniture. No more ironing! What do you think! :) Happy Sunday...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love that table cloth and agree to the new fad!! You'll have those rooms switched around in no time, then you can come work on two of mine, lol.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love that table cloth and agree to the new fad!! You'll have those rooms switched around in no time, then you can come work on two of mine, lol.

Dawn said...

Good for you getting the table cloth hemmed. You don't have to get everything done in one day. Enjoy the dog, there is always tomorrow:)

Cathy said...

Carol-
I would consider switching two rooms as being creative, after all you are creating two new areas now... and all the other changes that you made are quite creative also. So, the week was not a loss after all. Love your table cloth and all the changes you have made - so cheery to come here. Can't wait to see what you do with those two areas you are creating. Have a wonderfully creative week....Cathy

Junkchiccottage said...

Ha Ha Carol I see some white and ruffles in that table cloth. I am a bad influence!!!! I love that you are sneaking in some white ruffles with your colorful home. I cannot wait to see the switch a roo. So excited I bet it will be fabulous. Little LuLu just wants your attention!!! Ha Ha it is like having a two year old!!!!!
Kris

Kathy said...

Oh good golly, since when is switching two rooms an un-creative week?? That means I have had consecutive un-creative DECADES. I am so far behind.....

The Painted Garden said...

Oh goodness gracious Carol - I am exhausted just reading about what you call an "uncreative week".
You accomplish more in a week than most of us do in a month! Can't wait to see the bedroom switch - love the new white tablecloth.

I think little Lulu wants you to rest and play with her - she should get tired and things will be easier once you can run her on the beach.

Have a lovely week,
Blessings, Erin

Dewena Callis said...

Yeah! You're doing it, switching the two bedrooms! I hoped you would go with that desire you had.

The tablecloth is lovely, such a softness about it.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your cottage looks lovely. Wondering why you are switching bedrooms so think I will read more of your blog and find out. I hopped over from Creative Home Expression's blog hop.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very pretty tablecloth! I love all your fluffing and re-arranging.

Yes, dogs are cute distractions!

Teresa said...

What an adorable table cloth, ironing is a chore isn't it? How fun that you are changing up the two rooms, can't wait to see the outcome.

20 North Ora said...

Love that tablecloth!! Really darling!

Judy

Cottage Tails said...

I keep looking at your colours and I'm itching to get decorating. LOVE your yellows, red and blues. Your switching of the two rooms would of kept you plenty busy!
Love Leanne

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I would say you have been very creative this week. Making that beautiful tablecloth with your stunning dishes. Love Steve's pictures on the wall. Switching two bedrooms - that's being very creative. Can hardly wait to see the finished rooms.
I'm sure little Lulu wanted to help you decorate - they are like little two year old's.
Have a great week. Hugs to Lulu.....
Mary

Anne said...

Love that fabric Carol! Ah yes too much to do...too little time! I will be starting some projects again soon.But before that I need to get some things scheduled.
xx
Anne

Ivy and Elephants said...

The table is sooo very pretty! You were a very busy bee, and everything looks bright and happy!
Hugs,
Patti

must love junk said...

You got creative indeed! Love the tablecloth and all the changes! :)
Susan

Kadee Willow said...

What a great choice for fabric used to make a tablecloth! And I love how you put it on the diagonal. I know what you mean about making switches. It does open up a can of worms and become a bigger project than we thought it would. I always call it the "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" scenario. Remember that children's book? A pat on the back for starting it and I know it will be charming when you're done!

My Garden Diaries said...

Your table is gorgeous lady!!! I am so loving the texture of that fabric for the table cloth! Your dishes on those red charges paired with the gold toned candles makes me think of fall...warm and cozy!!! I was laughing out loud when you called your sweet lulu the tasmanian devil! HA! You take care and good luck with the switch!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the table cloth...it is so pretty!!
Love all the changes that you made too.
~Cindy

Melanie said...

Ha! You're never not creative! I'd say making that tablecloth and switching the two bedrooms is plenty of creativity. Are you going to post pictures of the "new" rooms?

June said...

I just love your home Carol!!! The tablecloth looks so pretty and so is your lovely table setting too!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

There IS always tomorrow!
You'll get it all done and snap pictures and show the masses...how all that creativity played out; and while we're reading and ooh-ing and awe-ing ...you'll be wondering.
..."What's next?!"

You're retired, remember!
I think the same way... wish I could hurry up and get "this or that done" ...but then I'd only be moving onto the next project I've lined out for myself! :)
Pat

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You know, it ok to take time to live and enjoy Little Lulu in between wonderful spurs of creativity! What a wonderful table to come home to.

Pondside said...

Yes, Miss Scarlet - think about it tomorrow - it's another day.....at least that's what I tell myself, and it works every time!

Diane said...

Well, the title of the post made me excited! You, being uncreative - no way! Of course, I found that you actually had been creative, after all. I should have known better - lol! I adore your new table cloth and the new decorating project is wonderful! Keep it up - I love sitting here (hahaha!) reading your fabulous blog!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Carol,
Really like the material for the tablecloth, so pretty!
I need to switch out several rooms in our home but the thought of it all just exhaust me. So I keep saying to myself, There's always tomorrow" Not sure if tomorrow will ever get here though. lol

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Love your table cloth. You made the setting so nice with your accessories.

I am kind of enamored by the table cloths with little pom pom trim. Have you seen those about? I thought I mention it, not because you need another project, but because they look so whimsical like your decor.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Ten a.m. is first thing in the morning for me! Haha! Probably one of the reasons I didn't choose teaching! Love the tablecloth!!

fiona anderson said...

The tablecloth looks lovely and very pretty all laid up. I also love the 'calico' plate in the cabinet, because I have one !! (I hope it's called that, because I'm too tired to go check !)

Carla said...

A switch a roo huh? Can't wait to see.
I really like that table cloth. Pretty