Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was wonderful! In Colorado we had a gorgeous Saturday and so my husband and I finally got to take our daughter to a pumpkin festival. So fun!
To start the week off, I want to thank a few people for generously giving me some awards lately:
Duchess from The Daily Adventures of Four Eds awarded me with the "I Heart Your Blog" award.
Christina and Victoria from As Time Goes By gave me a "Fabulous Fall Decor" award.
Sandy Toes from Shell in your Pocket also gave me "Fabulous Fall Decor" award too, yippee!
Wendy from The Shabby Nest gave me a snazzy award that has a special explanation I am supposed to share:
“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”
Oh my gosh, I could pass along this award to so many women. A few of my recent favorites have been:
Lisa from Our Family (Lisa's blog is private, so I can't share the link with you, but trust me, she's terrific! And she's a Colorado girl, so how could I not award her?)
So ladies, consider yourself awarded! I enjoy you all so much! And a huge thank you to the lovely girls who gave me these awards! Their blogs are so fun and totally worth taking the time to visit!
And now, on to Day One of my front room reveal! (You didn't think I'd forget, did you?)
Here is a Goodwill lamp ($3) that got the royal treatment this weekend. First, it came without a harp (the thing that the lampshade sits on) so we had to make a trip to Lowes. No big deal, just a few dollars for a harp that fits. Then I found this shade for $2 at another thrift store near my house. They looked cute together as is, but needed a little color.
Enter my new favorite fabric, pasted on the lampshade with this technique! I found the fabric in the red tag section at Joann's for $5 a yard. I love the yellow color, and the little pinstripes add the perfect touch. I am embarrassed to tell you how many yards I bought (eight!) but I loved it and I wasn't sure if I would ever find it again, since it was on clearance. So you'll be seeing more of this fabric, both in my front room and in lots of other projects to come!
I'll be showing you more glimpses into the front room this week, with the big reveal on Friday. See you tomorrow!