Friday, 20 December 2013

"Pillow talk" ( and a couple of new rugs)


 "PILLOW TALK"

Last November, shortly after my birthday, I received a small package in the mail.  It was from Margaret of "Petite Parterre" in Australia!  I had been long awaiting the arrival of this Givaway and eagerly opened the parcel only to find not Just the Giveaway prize but TWO additional floral pillows and a lovely Christmas card from Margaret!


These are the mini pillows by Margaret, tied so prettily with a wide pink silk ribbon!

I had to try them out on the bed of #43
Here is the square pale blue floral cushion, I love it but I decided to try out the pink ones, too!

 Uh oh, now I love these ones also!
(which ones to choose??)
A little step, further back and I love the look!

And now a closer look at the delicate floral  prints

Such a lovely collection of cushions and such a generous gift!
THANK YOU
MARGARET!!!

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now for 
TWO NEW RUGS

(one for the bedroom)
                                  I decided to up-grade the bedroom area rug and the rug in the parlor. 
above and below photos, are the old "BEFORE" area rugs
just before I installed the bed curtains

And here is the "AFTER"
I chose a more subtle pattern of toned down color so that it would not compete with the abundance of  new drapery surrounding the bed.  The ground color is a near perfect match with the 'metal' bed frame of the single bed.  
I also decided to increase the size of  the area rug to cover more of the floor space which made the room look bigger!

And this is what the bedroom looks like now
Much better!

 and now I need a new rug for the Parlor...
this was the very beginning of the Parlor when I was still experimenting with the floor plan but right off the top I had chosen an area rug and used it for determining the color scheme that I would eventually use.  
The rug had a coral/ pink back ground color that was bordered with some greyed blues.
( above and below are the "befores")
Here the old rug is a little more visible
( oh, hello Nate!)

and here is the new one!
I found an oriental area rug with more burnt orange tones and some blue in the pattern
I like the way it fills up the floor and carries all of the colors of the furniture and accessories so easily, and Nate seems even Happier than before, in his spot by the fire!


A picture of contentment

And one of repose!

elizabeth

62 comments:

  1. jolis oreillers, beau tapis et beau ré-aménagement
    happy birthday Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Claude! So glad that you have enjoyed it all and that you like the arrangement! Merry Christmas to you!

      elizabeth
      p.s. I also had a great birthday too! :D

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  2. The cushions are very refined and elegant.
    Your rugs are perfect in these rooms.
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Merry Christmas to you Faby and I Do Agree; the cushions Are very elegant!
      Margaret does Great Work!
      Glad that you like the new rugs too! :D

      elizabeth

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  3. Счастливого Рождества, Элизабет!
    Поздравляю, великолепные подарки!
    Татьяна

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too, Tatiana! And yes, the gifts are wonderful!
      It is snowing like crazy today and it is totally BEAUTIFUL gazing outside this morning! Just Lovely! :D


      elizabeth

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  4. The cushions are lovely and perfect for this house. I like the new rug as well as the old one. The dog with the slippers is so cute.
    A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Hello Drora! I am so glad that you like the cushions as much as I do! Thanks for the compliments on the rugs as well. Merry Christmas to you and I just saw some of the lovely gifts you sent to Jennifer at Plush Pussycat. Great work Drora! :D
      Have a Happy New Years

      elizabeth

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  5. Hello Elizabeth!

    I do hope you are recovering from your loss. I am happy you have received such lovely gifts to help your spirits rise.

    I hope for a very happy and healthy holiday season for you and your family! Cherish your times together and feel my hug from afar!

    Jane <3

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    1. Hello Miss "J"! Thank you for your comment and Yes, I am more at ease with my brothers' passing with each new day. (kisses) I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and concern Jane! :)
      Aren't t the cushions Marvelous! Who doesn't enjoy presents especially when they come in the mail!? :D
      I wish you and all of your family, a very Merry Christmas and All the best for you and your family in 2014

      elizabeth <3

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  6. I think you made great choices on both the cushions and the rugs. They add to the feel of the rooms. That fireplace is gorgeous and I love all of your mini touches! It only gets better...Hi Nate!!
    Peace and Love for your holiday season

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    1. Hi Grandmommy! Thank you for your vote of confidence, Grandmommy. I can't begin to tell you just how many different rugs have been tried out again and again in both rooms. It got to be very very frustrating after a while when I couldn't make up my mind. Argggh!.... But NOW I am happy.... ( i think)
      The fireplace was an unfinished Bespaq French style one that I purchased probably 17 years ago and stained a pickled grey. I am happy to have finally found a permanent home for it. Yay!
      Nate says "hi" ( woof woof) back and wishes to add his Personal Greetings and Well Wishes for you to have an Extra Specially Merry Christmas with your family and your grandchildren.
      Enjoy the season!

      elizabeth

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  7. Hi Elizabeth, it is good to see you're back :D!
    The cushions from Margaret are delicate and elegant, enjoy it all, dear friend!
    I fully agree with you that the rugs are more in balance with the rooms now, they look fantastic. I guess Nate thinks the same about the rug in 'his' room, but what is he doing with those slippers ;)?
    Big hug, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona! Thank you!! It is good to be back! I love the cushions that Margaret sent and I am still undecided which I prefer the best on the bed, the square blue one or the rectangular pink ones.... Hmmm?... Well, maybe I don't have to decide right now only just enjoy them! I am glad that you like the change of area rugs Ilona. I have found that if I decide to make One change of one element, I end up having to change at least 3 other things in order for it to balance back out again. Extra work but worth it in the end.
      Nate has commandeered those slippers and hold one of them very possessively. Marisa of Stienworks has in the past, threatened to wrestle him to get it back but threats have had little effect on Nate. He is indeed, the King of 'his' castle! :D
      A Big Hug back and a Very Merry Christmas to you! :)

      elizabeth

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  8. The cushions are wonderful additions to your house. I have probably asked you this before but is your dog a great dane? If yes, where did you get him from?
    Thanks IndyPoppy

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    1. Merry Christmas Indy-Poppy! Nate is Indeed a Great Dane and I believe that I purchased him Many Many Years ago whilst attending (my favorite) Seattle Miniature show. I believe that Nate is still just a puppy based on his size but perhaps there is a smaller breed of Great Danes that I don't know about? I remember when I was still trying to choose a dog for this home and many breeds showed up to the audition, but as soon as Nate walked in so gracefully and settled himself so comfortably by the fire, then right away, I knew He was the One for the job! :D

      Now he refuses to budge!

      elizabeth

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  9. Felicidades por el regalo de Margaret, son unos cojines muy finos. Me ha gustado el cambio de las alfombras, felices fiestas y un próspero año nuevo:-)

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    1. Thank you for the compliment about both the cushions and the carpets Rosa Maria and I am glad that you also like the changes! :D I wish you too, all the Joys of the Christmas Season and a Wonderful New Years!

      elizabeth
      I love the cross-stitch series that you have begun; Beautiful work! :)

      elizabeth

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  10. Very nice pillows! Love the detailed image on them.
    Hugs, Vall

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    1. Hi Val! I first would like to WELCOME you to my blog as a New Follower and to let you know that I have been remiss about not doing it sooner. ( 'Official' welcome is in the works) Thank you for the comment on the pillows from Margaret! I am a Big Fan of her work, so it pleases me greatly to now own such wonderful pieces and better yet to be able to have a home for them right away as well as on stand-by for the next project waiting in the wings.
      I am Fascinated by your Incredible Empress 766 Canal house. What a Beauty!!!! I love the complexity of the Architecture and how you are putting it all together. So much talent in your fingertips! Wow!!!
      I wish you a Merry Christmas Val and a very Happy New Year too!

      elizabeth

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  11. Fantastic post showing some excellent upgrades. Fun!!! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hey Jennifer! It is always a Pleasure to hear from you and I am glad that you like the up-grades too! I agree, it is Fun to play with new accessories and mess about with stuff. I used to always be buying and re-arranging the sofa cushions in my Real Life living room. After a while my children got tired of seeing bags of discarded throw cushions and they asked me to stop! ( I think I am addicted to throw cushions so I had to stop going to Winners and Home Sense just so I would not be tempted to bring home any more) But just lately, I was looking at my Living Room sofa and thinking about some new chocolate brown ones to match my Real Life drapes..... uh oh.... 'throwcushionitis' could be making a comeback! :0
      Merry Christmas Jennnifer and the Best of the Season to you and your family!

      elizabeth

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  12. Hi Elizabeth. The cushions are beautiful and I love the new rugs, especially the one in the parlour which has such lovely colourings and seems to have given the parlour a lift and blends well with everything in the room. Such a lovely cosy room. Nate does indeed seem to look very happy in his spot by the fire.

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    1. Hallooo Sharee! Thank you for your lovely comment and compliments re; Margaret's cushions and the new rugs; I agree with them all!:D I deliberately chose a more subdued carpet for the bedroom because the drapery was the "star" and the area rug needed to be more of a 'bit player', to keep the room calm and relaxing for sleep , but for the Parlor, because it was the entrance and dirt and debris would be tracked in and because of the color scheme already established, it took me a longer time to find something suitable. Glad that you like the results. It does give the room a 'lift' and I am very happy with it AND Nate approves the change.
      That would be 2 Paws UP! hahaha
      Merry Christmas Sharee and All the Very Best to you and yours!

      elizabeth

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    1. Hello Isabel! Thank you for the compliment and I am glad that you Approve the Improvements! :D
      A change can be good for the soul and I felt that the time to up-grade the rugs would be good for both of the spaces. Just changing one key piece can make a world of difference. Wait until you see the Improvements in the Bathroom! :D
      Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Years, Isabel!

      elizabeth

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  14. Happy Christmas Elizabeth. Thank you for allowing us to visit the cottage again with so many gorgeous photos. Margaret does beautiful work and her cushions are the perfect touch on your bed.

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    1. What a great Pleasure seeing your 'little bear gives me Susan! You know there is an open invitation for you to visit at any time! :D Margaret's work is Beautiful and the I was checking out the seams and the corners of the pillows and unlike mine, they are all turned so perfectly and the cushions fall and drape naturally. What a delight to be able to display them in the cottage bedroom.
      All the heartfelt Blessings of the Season to you Susan and have a Very Merry Christmas both you, your daughter and Grumpy! Did I tell you I have a cousin named "Grumpy" too? :))

      elizabeth

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  15. Dear Elizabeth.... You are Right!!! The new rugs are an amazingly beautiful upgrade!! The patterns are complex but the effect is subtle... I LOVE the way Oriental carpet patterns manage to do that! Do you print your own "rugs" ??? Or do you have a secret perfect rug company??? I would love to know your secret! :)
    As for the pillows.... they could not be more perfect! I think the pink ones are my favorites! But you have such a discerning eye... You will know which ones to use!
    Happy Holidays!

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    1. Whoops!
      See below Genevieve for the reply Betsy

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  16. Everything is so perfect for your wonderful rooms.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Hello Wyrna! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I have just paid a visit to your blog and found such a lovely message in your posting and of course such beautiful minis for Christmas! I'm in love with your ornaments and your table top tree!!!:D
      All the best of Blessings to you, Wyrna

      elizabeth

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  17. The change of carpets is fantastic. The cushions, as I know very well, are beautiful.
    Geneviève

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    1. Whoops to you too Genevieve!
      look below Caroline's Cinderella Moments for my reply
      ( how does this keep happening to me....?)

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  18. Hello, my dearest Betsy! Aren't the pillow Wonderful!? I Love the Pink ones too and loved them on the bed... then I bought some new wallpaper, on hold for the next project that is on stand-by and the Pink cushions just might be making a move. The square Blue cushion is just the right size, shape and color for the bed so..... it is back to 'wait and see'.
    Now as to the new rugs and my sources. Yes I do print my own. I have a large file of glossy tear sheets of photos I have been collection from back issues of "Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors" magazines dated from the 1990's. In the 90's, everything in interior design was OVER- BIG and OVER -THE -TOP and OVER -DONE. In nearly every issue there was full- sized full- color photo ads of flat carpets of every ilk, from English, Persian, Turkish, French and Contemporary. I often find these design magazines in bulk at the thrift stores and there are often several pages that can be scavenged. I print them out on Printable cotton sheets that I get from Wal-mart, the brand is "Make and Print your own Fabric Transfers (printable cotton)" Sticker You.com. There are 2 pages of 81/2 " x 11" that you can iron or sew on. I usually use spray adhesive and glue the printed cotton onto various backing materials from felt to canvas. I could iron it on but I don't want to loose any of the color from the print once it is heated. The other thing I've used is the Wonderful Suede Paper that Janine orders from the U.S. and it gives a Fantastic surface texture to the rug! Janine at MINWORKS, is ordering some for all 3 of us 'Miniteers' and that will be an excellent way to make the next batch of carpets for the next house project that I am currently planning.
    Just over a week ago, Fatima and I, met at Janine's for a look at Her Up-graded Mini Bathroom in her French House and I brought along my thick file of tear sheets for Janine to go through. It is fun when you can share resources and finds. ( Hopefully Janine and Bruce will post the lovely new bathroom soon.) I think that there is also a new house project on the back burner for that household as well.:))
    Fatima continues her progress on the Garfield is not yet far enough along to think about area rugs, but when she is she will be able to go through the File as well.
    So there is my "trade secret" Betsy! I am sure there are a lot of other ways to get the same results but this works for me. T

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    1. Betsy!!!! Sorry about the abrupt end but I hit something? by accident and Whammo, the reply went to press!!!! That's what I get for going on and on and on..... :D
      I wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Very Happy New Years Betsy dear.

      elizabeth

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  19. You are tweaking this house to perfection! Everything was beautiful before. But with every little change it becomes a gorgeous home. And those photos you take are marvelous. Merry Christmas!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Hello Caroline! This is now my THIRD try at trying to write you a reply! I keep hitting something by accident that wipes out everything over and over again? Arrrgh! ( trying to remain calm)
      Thank you for your lovely comment and compliment about the tweaking. It is an ongoing process for me. I am happy that you mentioned the photos as that part of blogging I have developed a great passion for and the surprise is that photography had never been an art form that I was any good at prior to doing this blog. I find it a lot of Fun and I thoroughly enjoy it!
      Sending you Good Wishes for the coming New Year and also a Big Thank You for all of the Marvelous Blog Posts showing the process of making your delightful cottages. Your generosity of sharing your Tips and Tricks as you construct each of your little dream spaces has us all glued to our seats each and every time. :D
      Merry Christmas Caroline!

      elizabeth

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  20. Hello Genevieve! Thank you for your endorsement of the change of carpets. As a rule, I choose the rugs when I am choosing the wallpaper and the fabrics for the space, all before I begin the room. To make a switch so close to the end is a lot harder for me but I felt it could and should be done. Adding the bed curtains totally transformed the room in a such big way so that the old carpet was no longer satisfactory. But all's well that ends well! Hooray!
    Of course, you being the Proud owner of Margaret's cushions would agree that they are Exceptionally Beautiful and Very French in style too! :))
    I love the way that you have displayed them on the chairs in your French Seaside cottage. They are a lovely compliment and look perfectly charming the way that they are placed. You have turned your cottage into such a wonderful home not only for your dolls but also for your multitude of mini friends and I love the new assortment of pastries by Ana! Yum!! :))
    Have a Most Wonderful Christmas Season Genevieve and I look forward to soon reading of the children's new adventures in the kitchen! :D

    elizabeth

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  21. The cushions are lovely. And I think the new rug makes the bedroom look bigger, which is always a plus. Nate is very cute :D I just spotted the birdcage in the window, lovely touch.

    Happy Christmas :)

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    1. ARRRGGH!
      see below Veronique! :(

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  22. Hello Elizabeth, so nice to see you back.
    I don't know how you do it, but you have a way with combining patterns and colours. I love the new rugs ( but that doesn't mean I thought there was something wrong with the old ones)! As for the little pillows.... drool... they are precious and fit right in. Couldn't choose if my life depended on it!
    Have a loving Christmas and may the New Year bring you joy and happiness.
    Hugs,
    Véronique

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    1. Hello Veronique! It is Wonderful to be back! Thank you for that.
      Aren't the cushions Incredible on the bed? I am so pleased to have them as part of the decor, thanks to Margaret.:D
      I am glad that you are enjoying the rugs too. With an old lino floor, I thought it would be better under foot if there was more of the rug to walk on. I have an old house and the floors are Ice Cold in the dead of winter. Yikes!! I am forced to always wear Big Fuzzy Slippers, morning , noon and night. ( Not that I mind since I gave up high heels, many years ago.) Hah!
      I wish you a most Marvelous Christmas and New Years, Veronique! And please pass on my good wishes to the Newlyweds, Art and Angelique. I hope that Angelique is enjoying fixing up the house with Art now that they are back from their travels. I get such a kick out of the two of them! :D

      elizabeth

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  23. Hello Sarah! Wonderful to see your "black cat" paying a mini visit! :D
    The Marvelous Cushions were part of a Giveaway that I won 3rd place for. ( seeing how I lost out on your Victorian undies, hahaha ; still thinking happy thoughts Alexandra! )
    You are right, Sarah, the change in size of the bedroom area rug increased the visual space in a visually tight enclosure. It is amazing how size Does Matter! heehee
    Nate is a cutie and is good company for the 'William and Marianne' the lovebirds in the cage at the window.
    Have a wonderful Christmas Sarah and a Very Happy New Years too!

    elizabeth
    p.s. I am totally envying your potted hyacinths! What incredible results you achieved with that kit and the bulbs were a true stroke of genius as is the basket! YOU ROCK!

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  24. Wow how amazing to see my cushions in your wonderful room, and your new rugs make the rooms look even better, if that is at all possible.

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    1. Hello Margaret! I am so glad to hear from you and have the opportunity to THANK YOU once again for the pillow collection! Your little cushions have added such a feminine touch to the bed and I honestly don't know which to love the most, the blue or the pinks! :D Was ever a girl so hard pressed to decide? :))
      I am glad that you are enjoying the new rugs as much as I am. Between the new carpets and the throw cushions, the mini rooms of the cottage will slid right into 2014 without a backwards glance!
      Have a Very Merry Christmas Margaret and a Prosperous New Years too.
      ( I keep looking at your furniture make overs and am bookmarking some considerations for my next cottage project a little way down the road.) Wish Lists are getting longer and longer. :D

      elizabeth

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  25. Merry Christmas to you also Elizabeth, hit publish too quickly!

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    1. Oh Margaret! I am always hitting keys too quickly and usually I wipe out Everything I have just written and the worst of it is that I never know which key Did it! :(
      so I do it over and over and over..... sigh

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  26. ces coussins sont ravissants !
    Vos petits changements sont bénéfiques. Qu'il est adorable ce chien, il a su trouver la bonne place et profite ainsi de la chaleur du foyer ... et du confort du tapis.
    Chère Elizabeth, que *Noël* vous apporte de la douceur et la sérénité.
    Je vous embrasse fort. rosethé

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    1. Hello to a lady that I am always Delighted to hear from! :D Happy Birthday December 15th to you Rosethe'!!!
      I am so pleased that you have enjoyed the changes as well as Nate still holding onto the slipper by the fire. I had hoped to have a Christmas tree installed somewhere in the house by now, but it doesn't look like it will happen this year. I had also hoped to have the kitchen well under way and the stairs installed but that also isn't going to happen before the month ends. sigh So many unmet deadlines. You however have your bookstore done! Are you still making the books to fill the shelves? I love mini books but That task I would find daunting! :0
      I wish you the Very Best 2014, health wise and otherwise! Merry Christmas Rosethe'!

      elizabeth

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  27. The pillows are great, and your rooms are now beautiful, Elizabeth!
    Merry Christmas and happy New year to you!
    Hugs
    Noëlle

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  28. Thank You Nono! I am very glad that you like the rooms! I have just been to visit your blog and I adore your "ghostly Alice"! Such a great idea, very original! :D
    Have a Wonderful Christmas Nono and All the Very Best in 2014!
    kisses and hugs

    elizabeth

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  29. Hi Elizabeth, Interesting how the size of the rugs changes the impression of the dimensions of the room. Bigger is better it seems, but not always possible.

    The cushions are charming. I'm looking forward to seeing them in situ.
    Strangely I did not receive notification of your posting. I have just checked and I am still on your list of followers. You know how I hate to miss any posting!!
    Look forward to getting together soon.
    love to you and all the best for this Christmas to you and your family.
    Janine

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    1. Hello Janine My Dear Friend! :D I too am fascinated by how One new element can trick the eye so thoroughly! The room is the same size only now it appears 'bigger' just because Less of the surrounding floor surface is showing! Go figure!? This hobby will always be interesting to me because of the countless variations that can be considered and implemented. Very frustrating at times, but also very satisfying as you well know!
      I as so Glad that you got your Christmas Posting up and on line, Janine! I love the look of the lights around the front door and the way that you have filled the planter boxes with the seasonal decorations! The photos taken from your back garden looking out across Boundary Bay are Spectacular! God's finger, painting all of that beauty, is Unsurpassed and it takes my breath away!
      Have a Bountiful New Years Janine and Bruce, your trusty Man behind the Camera! :D

      elizabeth

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  30. Like everyone else I thought your rooms and rugs were perfect and then you do a switch and they are even more perfect - can you be more perfect than perfect? - whatever, you know what I mean. The new rugs are especially nice because they look old. Now there's a backhanded compliment but I know you understand. I often have an issue with things looking as though my rooms are display sets in a shop window - all neat and tidy and spanking new. Each project I try to work a little harder at achieving a bit worn but lovely. You have it off pat.

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  31. Hi Em! Oh boy! This is now the Third attempt at writing you a reply! This keyboard has become incredible touchy of late, and I accidently wipe stuff out without intention! Arrrrgh!!! So I shall be quick and say Thank You for the lovely compliment about the Old looking New rugs! For me Old is Gold and even when I try to stop myself from trashing the various elements, I do it anyway. So I suppose that is my style whether I like it or not! :D
    Fortunately, I really enjoy it and I am glad that you do too! I have the same regard for your "Chocolat"! Your research and quest for accuracy was a real pleasure to see and the finished project worth it all in the end! So Congratulations Em, on meeting your magazine project dead-line, despite the various set backs along the way. It all came together Beautifully!
    Enjoy your down time in Florida and have a Wonderful New Years and I look forward to the Quarter Scale adventures that you have planned for 2014! :D

    elizabeth

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  32. Happy Belated Anniversary Studio E (Elizabeth)! You are officially 1 year old and you have achieved tremendous success with your beautiful Blog. I had no idea you would have something up just before Christmas and the season along with a horrible flu kept me from checking in, but I should have realized that you are indeed a very special person who finds and brings out the best in everything. Thank you for bringing your amazing gift of your talents to us all and the many more who will eventually discover you. And most of all thank you for sharing your beautiful personal story of your family and your faith with all of us. I am therefore blessed that I should have the honor of being your friend. May the New Year bring you Love, Health, Peace and Happiness!
    FATS

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  33. Happy New Year Fatima! And Thank You for Remembering the Birthday of my Blog! It was ONE year old as of Yesterday and my how the time flew by! This past year has certainly been one for learning new things and adapting to significant changes. I am so grateful for the outpouring of care and concern from so many blog friends at the news of my brother Greg's passing and what a blessing to me to have the opportunity to share with the world, what faith in God can do for the soul. There is comfort in knowing God and that He Restores Life on all levels!
    Also how well I remember when I began this blog, just how nervous and unsure I was about showing my work to the world. I didn't know "Nuthin from Nuthin" about the computer or the camera; and just look at me now,.... still ignorant! but not nearly so stressed about it! hahaha! I owe so MUCH to both You and Janine and Bruce ( for his tutoring with the camera!) Without the ongoing encouragement and critiques and coaxing for me to keep reaching for 'Ever Better'; I would not have the blog I have today. So THANK YOU Fatima and Janine and Bruce, for your Invaluable Friendships! I think that the 3 of us are Kindred Spirits and that we have been blessed to have found each other and then Re-found each other at Just the Right Time in our lives. Peace, Love, Happiness and Faith
    2014..... Here we Come!!!! :D

    elizabeth

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  34. Great choice (as always) with the rug swap in the bedroom. Since the pattern isn't as bold, more attention goes to that fantastic blue dresser with the painted detail. Also love how the blue matches the mantle... or have I already said that before? :) Those pillows are so sweet. Are the floral designs printed on?

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  35. Thank you Lindsey! I can't begin to number the various rugs that I auditioned for both of the rooms, so I was relieved to finally find 2 that would work! You are so right that the contrast of the brownish rug Does indeed, make the blue dresser stand out more and also brings out the blues of the mantle. Yes the floral designs are printed on and the corners of the pillows are perfectly turned and filled with glass beads so that they drape well. I am still trying to decide which will be chosen for the bed but Now I am again leaning towards the square pale blue one, I like how it ties the other 2 blue elements together.
    Have a Terrific New Years Lindsey, ( and Todd too ) and I look forward to seeing even More of the Real Life transformations of your Real Life House! :D

    elizabeth

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  36. Margaret's pillows are really lovely and perfect for that room. Your new rugs are great, sometimes it can take a while to get the feel of a room and more often than not they take on a life of their own and a bit of a rethink of some of the basics is required. In fact I don't think a mini room has ever ended up as planned. That little doggie is a bit lucky to have such a lovely spot by the fire and now a new rug to relax on as well!

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  37. Hi Norma! I am so thrilled to now be a proud owner of such beautiful pillows and I am happy too that I have been able to include them into the bedroom. I will be using them again in the next project that I do too!
    You are so right Norma about the house taking on a life of their own. It happens to me every time which is part of the fun. Wouldn't you agree? :)) I know Nate the Great Dane feels this way as well. :D
    Have a Happy New Years Norma and thank you for your visit!

    elizabeth

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