Sunday, October 20, 2013

A New Decorating Project

When KC got her new job offer she said, "just think mom, you will have a new blog project", and today is the day.


I filled a basket (who can't use a wicker basket?) with little items I have picked up since we got the news that KC is coming to town.


KC arrives tonight about 10:30 p.m. and as soon as all the boxes are put away, a frantic week of decorating begins.


The moving truck arrived on Friday and I have slowly been unpacking so she can sleep at her own house tonight.


Her linens have been washed and the bed is made.


 I tried to get a place for her to sit to look around her little house.


The yard is in great need of help.


I planted fortnight lilies from my yard and added some chairs,  but I am waiting to see what her plans are for the yard.


I have actually held off with some changes I want to make at our house because I know that there will be some swapping of furniture.


I wouldn't mind getting back this little green night stand and I know she has no room for my grandmother's rocker.


I was so excited when I was unwrapping dishes and came across my old blue glass plates. 

I thought JP's ex wife had ended up with the blue dishes and the red Anthropologie bowls definitely don't match KC's orange and turquoise color scheme.


A blue and orange color palette . . . 1 week . . .  what will it look like next Sunday?

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I am joining these parties

Little Red House - Mosaic Monday

The Dedicated House - Make It Pretty Monday

Boogieboard Cottage - Masterpiece Monday

45 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Carol, how fun to have your daughter close by. I know you will have so much fun helping her decorate her home and yard. Can hardly wait to see all the wonderful things you are going to do.
Have a great week.
Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The week will fly by! I know you are excited and can't wait to help her get settled in! Sweet hugs!

Debbie Freitag said...

You're daughters bedroom looks so welcoming. I'm sure she will appreciate that special touch. What a fun time you'll have helping her decorate.

Patty Antle said...

Her home will be as adorable as yours! She is so lucky to have an interior decorator in the wing. Enjoy every minute! It's funny to see your stuff - I find that with my kids too! LOL

Vicky Hunt said...

I am so excited to see what you do with her sweet little home! I know it will be fantastic and I just love her color scheme. The basket of goodies is so special...I'm sure she will love it...:) What a treat to find your blue plates and those red bowls will fit right in at your house...:) Have fun this week!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Stacey said...

Carol, I know you are so excited and you are so sweet to help her get settled. Can't wait to see what y'all come up with.

My Garden Diaries said...

What a good mama you are!! It is always wonderful to have a soft place to land after traveling and you have made it so cozy for her! The basket with the mason jars is perfect...I hope that I can do this for my girls one day! All the best this week...I can't wait to see what you all do!!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How exciting for you, Carol! And your daughter is lucky to have you getting her new place ready. The two of you are going to have so much fun gathering treasures to make her house a home.

Gayle said...

I love the welcome back basket you created, and the special touches you added to her house are just perfect.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

What a great thing for her to be close! Enjoy your decorating and gardening!

Pam

bobbie said...

Love her Bronco's color scheme!!! Looking forward to all that goes on ~

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

How fun!
Having your daughter close by...
and getting to help with the decorating. Win Win for both of you, I say!
Pat

greenthumb said...

That's a nice barks you put together.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a fun week it will be for both of you!

cynthia lee designs said...

How wonderful that she will be so close to you...and you can help her with the decorating. I see lots of special times in your near future.
hugs,
Cindy

Kathy said...

You are such a sweetie to do all that unpacking and make her feel comfortable on her first night. She is a lucky girl and so are you!

Renee said...

Wonderful basket. So nice you did so many things to welcome her to her new home. Love the color scheme.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THIS is going to be so fun to watch how you will transform that yard, Carol! I know you are going to give this sweet little California cottage you touch, and the best part, you'll have your daughter close by. LUCKY YOU! Have a super week! Anita

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

So envy you having your daughter move so close! Great fun to help her decorate her new home!

Dawn said...

How fun it's going to be to have your daughter close and be able to decorate her place. You are very lucky!

Betty W said...

It is so nice to have our grown children near us. It looks like she has a cute home like yours. Hope to see more.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love all the goodies in the basket. what fun!! so vibrant & fun. i hope it will go over super well. keep us posted on that. ( :

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I noticed that flower garden / hexie quilt! Lovely.

OH that rocking chair....there is a treasure indeed...that is just gorgeous!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
The two of you are going to have such a great time getting her place ready. I cannot wait to see what you do. The basket full of sweet goodies is a fantastic Welcome Home!!!! Carol this is so exciting have fun.
Kris

chateau chic said...

I know it's going to be fun to follow along and see all your creativity come to life in your daughter's little house!!
Mary Alice

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are going to have so much fun!!!!

podso said...

What a wonderful mom you are! Such sweet touches you have made to welcome her home. You are going to have fun!

Acorn to Oak said...

Oh, the excitement and fun you must be experiencing! I can hardly wait for more photos! :-D

Down by the sea said...

What a wonderful welcome your daughter will have received. It must be exciting rediscovering old things and also the opportunity of creating new decorating ideas with your daughter.
Sarah x

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Oh how much fun you to will have! I'm sure her home is going to be just as pretty as yours!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is going to be so much fun! I can't wait to see more of it. I love the rocking chair. I see your daughter also loves colour!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun surprise this will be when KC sees all that you've accomplished. It was so sweet of you to do all this and I'm sure a load of fun too. Hope it was a special reunion last night.

Connie said...

Hi Carol, how exciting for you . . . and won't it be fun helping her get settled in. I'm looking forward to your next posts and seeing what the two of you come up with :)
Have fun . . . you'll be making great memories together,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Paula said...

Oh what fun to have your daughter home! I love having Phoebe here - she and I are going to have dinner together, do our "homework" for our meditation class and then go see a movie tonight. Such fun to have adult kids to play with!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How sweet that basket was. You are such a good mom!!

CatieAn said...

oh what a sweet filled basket. I love KC's decorating colors!! I am sure the both of you will have lot of fun in the weeks to come.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Aw....you are such a thoughtful mommie!!! :D I can't wait to see how y'all decorate everything. I love your Pinterest board!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a gem you are! And such great news! This is one darling space to fix up. Four doors away! Every mom's dream. A great little outdoor space too. Very exciting!

Sue said...

I hope my daughter lives in a house nearby someday too. We will all get to see the progress I hope. I love to pin your posts and share them too. Oh, her house looks Great!

20 North Ora said...

How fun to have her so close and get to share decorating ideas with her. You'll have so much fun!

Judy

fiona anderson said...

What a lovely Welcome basket, and you're already making the place look inviting. Looking forward to seeing what else you do

Melanie said...

What a wonderful mom you are to set KC's house up like that ahead of time. I know she'll appreciate it - and the two of you will have so much fun decorating and working on the yard!

Jann Olson said...

Carol, I love the little welcome back corner! What a great mom you are!
hugs,
Jann

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a lovely basket! The colors are so pretty. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button for your blog. Here is the link to the Showcase so you can check out your feature. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_27.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Carla said...

How exciting to have your daughter close by and how lucky for her to have unpacking so she could sleep in her new place.
Wicker Baskets are fun to fill