Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The new entry look with the cowhide rug.
Since this is a "working study" I use this piece of furniture as storage for folders, paper, ink cartridges, etc. It's a handy piece to hold the printer and a basket keeps printer paper and envelopes handy.
|In keeping with my Tex-Mex theme, I use this cute little horse that I found in an antique shop as my paperweight.|
The other side of the room holds the Anthropologie inspired shelves I just recently posted about. I thought it was a good cheap solution for such a large wall.
I always start any project looking at the way a room functions. I needed to set this room up so that when my husband is home on the weekends, he can set up his computer opposite of mine. Notice how I claimed my side with the view? Well, I am here more than he is anyway, right?
Since I moved the rug and drapes in here, I have been itching to paint the room a different color. What do you think?
My wish list for this room would be a really cool light fixture. We still have the fan from the previous owners. I also need to come up with a solution for the mess of cords that I cleverly hid from your view. :) Oh well, project for another day.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
It just occurred to me that some of you that read my blog might not know about Fiesta. Here in San Antonio, during the last two weeks of April there is a city wide "Party" celebrated with many parades,carnivals, parties and activities most of which are not only fun, but raise money for charities too. Some of the parades include the Battle of Flowers, The River Parade and the Fiesta Flambeau nigh time parade and smaller ones like the Fiesta Pooch parade. There is a royal court, including King Antonio and El Rey Feo (Do you know what that means?), among others, with the winners comprised of those that can raise the most money for their charity. Some of my favorite events are NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio), The Arts Fair and King William but there are dozens of others, way too many to mention. It is a tradition to wear crazy hats and display all of your medals. Medals are given out or purchased and some are highly coveted. If you're from San Antonio, you know what it means to say,"Show me your shoes.", you know the proper name for an egg with confetti in it (a cascarone), you know where Frontier Town is and at least once you have used public transportation (VIA) even if you would never do it at any other time of the year! Basically, Fiesta is a time for eating, drinking, dressing up and having fun. If you plan on visiting San Antonio, this is the time to do it!
Some must-have fiesta items ~ donkey pinata, tin ornaments, paper flowers, handmade dolls, colorful pottery, ribbons and masks. Hmmm, looking at it, I think it needs more stuff! :)
To all of my San Antonio peeps ~ Have a happy and safe Fiesta!!!
What are some of your favorite Fiesta traditions?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
There is one more bedroom, well more of a guest suite really, on the bottom floor that I will share later. It was not quite ready for pictures this time. It is completely nautical and the custom made bed is amazing. I can't wait to share it with you. Tomorrow, I will post some pictures of the living, dining and kitchen area. You won't want to miss it. If you liked the kitchen in the Keylime Cottage, you'll really like this.
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