Thursday, July 8, 2010


I have not done a great deal on the inside of my house these past weeks.  We have been seriously KILLING ourselves outside trying to “maintain” the yard.  We have a hedge from the pit of hell and I ain’t even lyin’.  More on that in a later post.

However, I had previously shared the below little “vignette” and I liked it, but….it seemed sort of, I don’t know….BLAND?


So….that is what burlap is for right???  I just but a piece off of some I have in the closet…bunched it up…


frayed the edges….love that frayed edge…


I think it looks so much better…Texture….a good thing…


And you all know how I LOVE keys….


And of course, I have to throw in a couple of rabbits….

Can’t have too many rabbits now can you?


Or cats apparently…this greeted me when I walked into the kitchen this morning….Simon


And then of course, “The Bella”….


Also, I wanted to tell you guys about a new Blog….It is called Silver Lining.  Nancy lives right here in my neck of the woods and she has really great taste and her blog is also very funny AND informative.  She visited a consignment store called Dwelling, that is in Chattanooga.  I did not know about this place, but I can promise you I will visit!!  So, please check her blog out and make her feel welcome in this wonderful Blog World!!!  You will be glad you did….

Much love to each of you….and thanks for visiting….

Oh, and on a side note….remember the grasshoppers?  From last year?  Yeah, they are back…but this time I have Hot Shot and I ain’t afraid to use it!



  1. Hey Lou Cinda! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I sure enjoyed my first visit here! And don't miss Dwelling on your next trip to Chattanooga. They have great stuff and the prices are good too!

  2. Lou Cinda, I am so amazed at how much Bella has grown, wow!!! She is really beautiful, love her colouring. I have seen a lot of decorating and sewing with burlap, it looks like it would be fun to work with.....especially the frayed edges......I might have to give it a try!
    Margaret B

  3. No, you can never have too many rabbits, Lou Cinda! I've been watching the baby wild ones in my back yard. I took a few pictures; I'll have to share them this weekend. I love the frayed edge on burlap.

    We've been doing okay with the outside maintenance ~ just really the mowing, which my hubby got done before the humidity from hell hit us this week. Preen really seems to have worked well for me this year for the weeds. I did one major weeding in early June, put the Preen down and there are just a few to pull in the front. Weeding is the bane of my existence and I felt like that was all I did last year!

  4. I DETEST grasshoppers! Kill the suckers!

    You are right...the burlap makes a world of difference. However, the crowning touch is the cats!


  5. Hi Lou Cinda! Oh, how pretty! And I always love seeing your little fuzzy faces! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. That burlap made all the difference. Good cheap texture is what I say. Sounds like you are having problems in the yard. I hope we get rain soon. My yard is drying up very quickly. I looked at that blog yesterday because she came and visited me. We go through Chattanooga when we go to my son's in Nashville. May have to check out these shops next time.

  7. Nive table top the burlap...and you know I love those keys! Cute little silly them! Thanks for popping over and your kind comment on Jack's room, he is going to be super excited to read all about it! Debbie

  8. That looks great! Love what you did. And I love your kitty. What a beauty!

    Thanks for the rec on the new blog. I will try to get by and pay a visit, particularly since she's a buddy of yours.


    Sheila :-)

  9. I love that really adds to your vignette!

    Your fur babies are DARLING!


  10. Thank you LouCinda for the shout out! Love making new friends via blogworld. I am love love loving this new venture.
    Also, love the burlap. I have used burlap in so many places. My mother cringes when I bring her yards and yards and a hand drawn pattern. But it always turns out great.

  11. We have grasshoppers too! Big HUGE ones. Ick! Guess I need a hot shot too :)

  12. Lou Cinda, Adding the burlap made a wonderful presentation on your tabletop! Simple changes can make all the difference. Wow- Simon doesn't even look like a real cat.... Those Eyes!!! I know what you mean about working out in the yard. It's hotter than blazes and one of the crazy varieties of grasses in my lawn is dying off and leaving brown patches. ICK It looks like someone came along with Roundup. Lawn guy says it's because of the high heat. I want FALL!
    xo Sue

  13. The burlap is definitely the right touch. So pretty.

  14. Hi Lou Cinda! Oh, it was so nice to hear from you! I love your pretty table and the burlap looks so nice. Did you know I don't own one piece of burlap! What's wrong with me? Little Bella is a hoot way up there on the fridge!
    I will go and visit your new blogging friend. It's always so nice to meet new folks. Glad you're getting rid of those old grasshoppers! We lived in Waco, Texas a while back and one summer the entire town had an invasion of those little suckers. ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Adding the burlap was a great idea! The texture adds so burlap and rabbits...

  16. Isn't it amazing how adding a little something like a burlap changes the look of a vignette??? I think the burlap and antique keys made the look more romantic. Happy weekend!

  17. This is the sweetest little vignette!! I love how you used the burlap. I haven't been much of the burlap lover but this really sets that tray off beautifully!!

    Thanks for commenting on my arbor my son made for me! I sure love showing it off!

    I am loving you new blog look too. I read my favorite blogs in google reader so don't get to see the new looks sometimes- if I was a better commenter it might help!

    bee blessed

  18. The burlap is a great addition. The texture and color made everything pop! This is my first visit to your site. I enjoyed it very much! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi Lou Cinda~
    From the one shot there of your backyard? it certainly looks like all your hard work shows.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Hope you have a great weekend, Donna

  20. I don't even know how you stand to be in the yard for long, much less working!!! I need to do some serious weeding and the vine covering the courtyard wall is threatening to choke the whole house!! But, I cannot do it in this heat.
    I got red faced at an antique mall today just walking around :}!!!

    The burlap did help ground the vignette. I love rabbits too.

  21. The texture made such a difference to the whole look, that shows texture does make a difference for sure.

  22. That burlap just added so much to the cute vignette!

  23. Hi Lou Cinda,
    Your idea was right on target -- adding the burlap really takes your already-nice vignette to the next level! The frayed edges are a nice touch, and the rabbits are really one of your "signatures," aren't they?

    Good luck with that killer hedge!
    Keep cool ... if you can!

  24. Love the burlap, just what it needed! And I must say that your kitties are darling, I just adore black ones! Sounds like you're having a wonderful summer. Your son and girlfriend are just adorable, ahhhh...young love!

  25. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I think all of your arrangement is fantastic, but I am crazy about that little, fat bird! SO cute!

    If you do end up face-to-antennae with the grasshopper again, please share....I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! LOL



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