Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pudge's Room-Redecorated

I had my doubts whether both of these chairs would fit. I am happy to report that they did. Note the table lamp in between. That was a very dated brass with an ugly lamp shade. I did not like it. Spray painted it with a nickel finish and got a silvery lamp shade. Like it so much better. I am fond of the pictures. They fit the southwest very well. I have grown very fond of this artist's work--DeGrazia. Got this as well as 5 others from my sister in law, Bobbie. Actually they were from her mom who had bought them when she lived in Texas.
Book case was bought brand new. I want to move it to the other corner. Pudge likes it where it is and it is his room. The TV stand was stripped and stained. That gave it a more updated look. I know it looks too small for TV but it is solid wood and I like the shelf and storage underneath.

Here is the bright red wall. Once again--not sure what happened here with this underlining. I am not going to try to correct it. I admit I am paranoid and with good reason I might add. Anyway, we like this wall a lot. Other walls are a taupe. This does give the room some color and it pops. The golf pictures were bought at the Goodwill. Pudge picked out the clock the first year. This was after I spotted it and then he went to see if he liked it. That is how we operate and it works pretty well.Here is the new couch and rug. Also the new ceramic tile floor which I really like. So much better than that crappy linoleum that was so very difficult to keep clean. The rug really pulls all of it together. It has the red from the wall, the blue from the chairs and the mocha from the couch. We love the picture above the couch. It is a print of "our mountain." It is Superstition Mountain and we see it every day. Also by DeGrazia. Truth be told -- about the couch -- it was not the one I would have picked out. It is just OK in my eyes.
Pudge is prepping for painting. It was badly in need of some color and fresh paint. Here you can see the ceramic floor. We were so busy the first 2 weeks we got here. Not much time for fun. But it was only temporary and now that it is done we are happy with it.
This post is to appease Cousin Donna. I know if no one else reads my entries she does. I swear she is one of my biggest fans. Also another reason for this post is so my blog can get at the top of Sarilla's side bar. I know it will only be there for a brief time but if I make it a goal of mine maybe I will be motivated to blog more often.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgivng,--November 25, 2011

The condo was sporting a lot of autumn for the Thanksgiving holiday. Patio doors had corn stalks. Bought these a while ago and brought them down. They are just plastic sheets with these pictures on them. It was perfect for these doors. Really didn't go with the palm trees and the golf course outside but we pretended.
Denny Moes. One of Pudge's buddies from North St. Paul. He also winters down here in another park not far from us. He was involved with hockey back in MN.
Priscilla & John. FYI-surprised the heck out of me when he agreed to wear this. Must have been because the others were so willing.

Another plastic sheet. It almost looked like this was right outside the window. Cast a nice gold glow over the dinner table and living room.
Set the buffet up for all of the food. Nothing there now because this was before. The bouquet on the right was brought to me from Shannon & John. The one on the left I won at the ladies luncheon a few weeks ago.
John & Shannon Wedemeyer.
Aren't they cute? Jim & Gloria Tollefsbol. Didn't surprise me too much that Jim wore his pilgrim hat. There was a strategy behind it though. I didn't even bring them out until after he had a few cocktails. And it worked!!
22 pound bird. It was good. Sent leftovers home with everybody.
This greeted my guests at the front door. Didn't want to get a wreath that would be hard to store. This one fit the bill.
Tablescape. Colors are not good. Can hardly see that the tablecloth is a beige gingham. I did wish that I had bought more dishes down from MN. I could not justify buying any more knowing that there is so much back there. I actually managed quite well using what I had.
OK--I really wanted to write this before the pictures but not having success with that so going ahead and so it at the end. I don't want to mess with this too much because from past experience I have had the whole thing disappear.