Thursday, June 30, 2011

beeyooteeful flowers

I was in Vienna for the past few days (where my heart lies!) and was lucky enough to receive these gorgeous flowers at the airport upon my return.  I'm usually not a big fan of bouquets, opting instead for arrangements of all the same flower, but these are so beautiful, I might be changing my tune...

I smile every time I look at them!  

I will post more soon -- my chairs should be coming back from the upholsterers any day now!

Friday, June 10, 2011

pretty peonies

You know that summer has really started when peonies are for sale in the stores.  I bought a couple bunches at Treasure Island recently and they're making my whole house look so pretty and pink and fun.

Mr. Cutie, squared

 (he was in this position for about six hours straight the other day)

pair of chairs

The fabric that I have been waiting MONTHS (truly) for has just come in, so I'll be taking it to the upholsterer tomorrow to have the chairs I recently posted about redone.  Hallelujah.  I had some of my students over for an end of the year party yesterday, though, and was a little embarrassed that I only had one chair in my living room, so I hurriedly spray painted the matching chair to the white craigslist find I posted about a while ago.  They actually look really nice together, and now I'm kind of wondering if I should have gone through all the trouble of waiting for this stupid fabric and $$ to get these new chairs redone.  Oh, well, what's done is done - I'm sure I'll like the upholstered chairs, too.  And if not...sell 'em!

Anyway, here are the chairs after my students left last night, looking pretty and symmetrical and cool: