Friday, July 9, 2010

A find.

Wow, I didn't realize I would take such a long 'blogging break'...but we have been all over the place since my last post....IL, Hawaii, MI, NY & CT.  Thank goodness our little man has been so flexible and understanding during this time of being sans home.  While we were soaking up some Maui sun, we got an exciting call saying that we were getting a house on post at West Point.  We were thrilled.  We won't be able to move in until mid-August, so in the meantime, we are staying at Chateau Crow.  We are so lucky to have friends like M&K who can not only handle their 4 children under the age of 7, but can also be so hospitable to welcome our chaos.

So, now that we know what house we are getting, my mind has not stopped spinning with decor ideas.  Sommer & I chatted about this today...I think we have some sort of blog disease...we love blogs so much, and have filled our heads with so many images and looks that we love that it is hard to narrow down what we want to do. challenge to myself is to have a very good idea of 'what goes where', what colors we will paint, what to do with the oak cabinetry that is all over the place, etc. etc. etc.  I won't bore you with details.  Okay, maybe I will.  We'll see.

So, obviously, this is going to have to be some thrifty decorating I champagne taste on the beer budget is going to be challenging :)

My first favorite find was these (working!) lamps that I scored for $5 each at a barn sale that we stumbled on after a farmer's market in Cold Spring...

I adore them.  Now they just need some new, clean shades.


  1. These are great! I know you will manage to decorate your new digs with great taste on a shoestring! You have that special talent. Looks like August is a busy moving time for everyone...hope it all goes well. Brian's off to VA and I'm left behind to continue making a jungle out of our suburbian home.

  2. Gorgeous. I love how you describe yourself as having champagne taste on a beer budget. I feel the same way. Might have to quote you in a future post. :)