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Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Pop of Plumage.

We had a rather nasty storm in the forecast for Friday night into Saturday, which didn't quite materialize. Thank goodness. In any event, I planned for a quiet weekend at home and went ahead with it anyway!

When there is a storm coming, I always buy myself some flowers to brighten up an otherwise miserable day. Here are my flowers on Friday. I love my tulips!


I just finished reading The Great Gatsby so I finally got to put it out on display. Such a pretty book (on top of the pile). Time to by another Modern Classic? Problem is, I have a rule that if I buy them, I have to read them and I really want to get into the Hunger Games. Hmmm. I guess I'll wait. I picked up the shy owl last week at Winners. He's been moving around the house a lot because he looks so cute everywhere!

Saturday, I got to work priming some pieces that have been on the to do list for a while. Today, I painted those pieces. I don't mind painting. In fact, I'll pretty much paint anything if it will make it pretty. However,  I tend to paint everything white. It took me some time to get used to this:


Martha Stewart Plumage. It's bright and dark but I'm loving it! It's all part of my dining room makeover plan. I don't know when we will get a change to get in there and paint the walls but small things are changing, here and there. A splash of teal for instance! 

Here is a little peek for now. I'll be back soon to share the little makeover with you. Promise


Here are my tulips today. After having a chance to open up. So pretty.


Have a great week! I'm off to watch the Oscars!  

12 comments:

  1. can't wait to see it!

    ps: Tulips are toxic to pets, just so you know because i just learnt that the other day and was quite surprised

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  2. Looking good! Can't wait to see what your painting!

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  3. Tulips are a a girl's 'stormy weather day' best friend, and yours are definitely a hit of cheer.

    I'm looking forward to the reveal, but I have to say, I love your owl! Such personality :-)

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  4. So fun to step outside the comfort zone from time to day. Plumage looks amazing! Love your little vignette!
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  5. I love the tulips, and I love that paint color! I can't wait to see how it turns out. :)

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  6. Gorgeous photos and love that blue hue! Such a pretty shade.
    And I simply must comment on that owl...he is the most delightful thing. Love his expression.

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  7. Love your tulips too! And your owl and that paint colour! The makings of a lovely weekend at home :)

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  8. I have 2 bunches of tulips going right now as well. They're so inspiring at this time of year. Loving your blue paint. Can't wait to see the reveal!

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  9. That owl is so cute! Can't wait to see the furniture reveal - great colour!

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  10. Hey Fellow Jane and fellow teacher. So glad I found your blog. My tulips are pink right now, we're in the deepfreeze here in Ontario.

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  11. Your photos are fantastic! I need to get some of those classic books... the covers are just so fabulous!

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  12. I love the shy owl, too cute! I am reading the hunger games series now, I bought the three series in hardcover and they are pretty nice looking. You should definitely get them, really good so far.

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)