Thursday, May 5, 2011

May Gifts

Remember back in February when my boys sent me this for Valentine's Day?:

This morning my doorbell rang and I received this from my boys:

Since I don't eat any sugar or flour, this is a real treat for me!

These gifts were thought up by my youngest boy, Andy:

I also received this yesterday:

From my boys again.  It's for my birthday a week and a half ago and just arrived!  It was my middle boy, Jim's, idea.

He saw the chair in the Cadet Store and thought I might like it.

Well, YES, I do!  I've only been looking at it and wishing I had one for four years.

I want to show more pictures of it.

You may have noticed the paper hanging off the bottom or the chair seat:

That is this:

which holds this:

because this is an heirloom chair.

You bet it is!

I'm having a good week!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Checks and Ginghams: Favorite Things #3

I love checks and ginghams in strong clear colors with white backgrounds.  I really like those checks and ginghams on upholstered furniture.  My family room sofa is slipcovered in red gingham:

This is the same sofa in my last house:

Enjoy these other checks and ginghams:

As you can see, I love the strong, clear colors and especially red and blue. 

I hope you're having a great day!