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Pat
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Missourian
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Thank you Pinky. We are trying to negotiate with HOA for a pergola. We have the deck HOA approval, hope to hear about the pergola in a couple of days. Our deck guy is working on that. The pergola would be over the deck. Fingers crossed!!
Toggle Commented yesterday on A View to the Kitchen at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Mary. Hannibal is about 75 miles or so, north of us. That area of the state is known as Mark Twain Region. We have had an unusually rainy Spring and Summer so far. Lots of rich green this year.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Independence Day Trip at Back Porch Musings
I took a detour like that to get to work during a flood in the early 80's. A 15 minute drive to work turned into two hours. The bridge at Troy and other bridges and roads were closed a couple of time this Summer. I would definitely be disappointed to miss the shops at Saint Charles.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Independence Day Trip at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Judy, I seem to remember buying the Welcome basket at Evergreen Mfg at Lake of the Ozarks.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on The Blue and White Urns at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Lauren. The rug is Safavieh Handmade Heritage Beige/ Rust Wool Rug from Overstock. Expect some shedding. Some wool rugs shed more than others. In questions and answers, Overstock suggested frequent vacuuming. We did this in the beginning. We don't notice the shedding so much now. We ordered the first rug a couple of months ago. The shedding has improved over time. The runners we ordered seemed to shed more, for some reason. I was happy to see the shedding lessen as the rugs have the perfect colors I needed for the great room area.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Finishing Touch at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Karen. I found the chandelier online Lowe's. I did a search for bronze chandelier on the Lowe's website. When it was delivered and I saw how large it is, I couldn't believe it, but it worked!:-) All the new fixtures are from Lowe's. They have a really nice selection online.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on Finishing Touch at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Linda! I found the pillows at Pier One in St Peters MO the first part of April this year. There were only two of them. I actually took them on speculation. When I saw them with the rug I knew they were just the right pillows.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on Finishing Touch at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Irene. I found the stools at Ashley Furniture.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on Finishing Touch at Back Porch Musings
We are the cleaning lady so we tend to vacuum just about every day and I do the bona mop and dusters about that often. Molly is coming up on 13, she doesn't get on the furniture much these day. We had a Cocker Spaniel, Buffi Anne, from mid 80's to 1997. She actually did more shedding than Molly. That's when we decided hard floors were for us. They are a lot easier to keep up. One reason for downsizing from our big home was upkeep and how long we might be able keep up with it. This little house is a dream to take care of.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on Finishing Touch at Back Porch Musings
I am debating about the console table for the sofa. If I do, I will move the server/drop leaf table from the half wall over behind the sofa.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on Finishing Touch at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Mary! The flooring is Mohawk, Dennison Acacia Barrel.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on Finishing Touch at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Cindy. The light is from Lowe's.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2015 on About That Half Wall at Back Porch Musings
Thanks for the great advice. I appreciate it so much. I was hoping to find something before the painters were finished, but that didn't happen. May get the carpenter to do it when he is working on the deck. We don't do much ladder climbing these days. That is why we had an electrician come in and do the new light fixtures instead of doing them ourselves. I knew if I could figure something out or get an idea from someone, about this little art project, I would know what needed doing.:-)
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2015 on About That Half Wall at Back Porch Musings
Like magic!:-)
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on Great Room Progress at Back Porch Musings
The blueberries did indeed come from the Flower Petaler.. I love that shop!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2015 on Elemental Close Ups at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Libby! You must have missed the foyer post I did a couple of weeks ago. The blueberries are just a small addition to the vignette. Here is the link for the post with the full view of the foyer. I purchased prints for above the bench today, so there will be an update soon. http://backporchmusings.typepad.com/blog/2015/06/piecing-it-together.html
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2015 on Elemental Close Ups at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Cheryl Ann! We were measured from the back of our knees to floor. The chairs were made from that measurement. They are the same size, other than the measurement from seat to floor. They made a little cricket stool for me. Even with the knee to floor measurement, I felt more secure having somewhere to put my feet. The stool is like the chairs. Round with turned legs. The finish is milk paint done the original way, mixed from scratch. We chose black over red for the finish. The carvings are chip carvings. The Windsor Chair Shop owners travel around the country doing demonstrations. They use antique tools, no power tools.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2015 on Notable Notes for Saturday at Back Porch Musings
Thank you for stopping by Mia. The light fixture is from Lowe's. It wasn't stocked at the store. I found it at the Lowe's website.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2015 on Dining Nook at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Martina. Come back tomorrow. I'll have a post showing more of the dining room. I hope to get the kitchen finished so I can get some long shots in the next few weeks...we move kind of slow. The ones I took for the post tomorrow are pretty close but give a good idea of the table and chairs.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2015 on French Vanilla at Back Porch Musings
Our 10 year old granddaughter asked for this furniture. She has room for the bed and bachelor chest and a side chest that isn't Chez Michelle. We are keeping the chest for now, but eventually it will be hers. Miss Gabi has a good eye.:-)
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2015 on Piecing It Together at Back Porch Musings
My thoughts are with you Rosemary. I have a bit of experience in starting over while my heart was broken. I appreciate your comment and it will stay. Hold on to your dreams!
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2015 on Piecing It Together at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Mary. The movers remarked on the weight of the chest. We also have the sleigh bed and bachelors chest in this line. Daphne, in her comment, mentioned she has the same chest. Chez Michelle from Lexington. We purchased the furniture at least 20 years ago. It is marked made in USA. Even though our set is showing signs of wear it is still very good. I believe you can still find good pieces of furniture but it takes some research and the price is definitely higher.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2015 on Piecing It Together at Back Porch Musings
It is very much like having everything new!:-)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2015 on Piecing It Together at Back Porch Musings
It is Gaylon. Here is a link. Sold in stores only. https://www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com/p/gaylon-dining-room-server/d704-60/
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Absence of Bric-a-Brac at Back Porch Musings
I smiled.:-)
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2015 on Chiming In at Back Porch Musings