Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Give Away!!!!!

OK campers.....
I will now continue showing you the Cape Cod showhouse room I did a million years ago. If you cast back in your memory, (8 days ago....) I was regaling everyone with my salty tales of tackling this space.




I buttoned the bed the same way we did the walls, so the whole room felt like it was a padded cell.
By the time I'm done setting up a showhouse room, I'm always ready for one.
We curved the half tester (the canopy), to follow the shape of the wall where it met the ceiling.


I designed and needle pointed the pillows on the bed and chair.....



It's sort of hard to read, but they say "THE MRS and THE MR"




The pillow on the club chair is another gem (I'm sooo modest) I created..."Take it easy" being the mantra in getting the room finished in time. I tell ya......
Doing a show house room is A LOT of schlepping!!!!




I created a sitting area by the window seat, it's hard to see, but the long cushion is ALSO buttoned.




I love wire baskets, they make wonderful cache alls for everything. Plus they are tres stylish (just like me)




I used some of the hobnail glass I collect for this vignette. I LOVE ME SOME HOBNAIL, don'tcha know!!!!


Who doesn't like a pretty dressing table??
(other than the people who have to dust this @#$)
I try to put one in every bedroom I do; if there's room, and the husband doesn't have a cow.
I don't wear make up or jewelry (or a bra) very often any more, but I NEED A WELL DRESSED DRESSING TABLE!!!!! 



Let me tell you about the trim on the windows.....
Poor June.....
She was such a trouper.....
Wanting to have a drapery treatment that was a little unusual, interesting and fun...
I found trim with white milky plastic balls. The tape they were sewn to was a cheap polyester shiny material.....
IT WOULD NOT DO, I TELL YA, IT WOULD NOT DO!!!!!
Sooooooooo.........
I had my workroom, Drape It, sew Brunschwig & Fils tape over the cheap white tape, leaving the balls showing. 
That was good, that was easy....they had sewing machines.
THEN.....
Because the panels were too full, we had to cut them in half on the day of the installation, and the trim had to be re-sewn, with no sewing machine. Just June's little nimble fingers. She was at it for hours.....
I hope I remembered to thank her.....
I'm sure I did.....
June, if you're reading this (and I know you are)....
thank you!!!!!!!
On Tuesday, before the question part of the post, I will continue this story with pictures of the bathroom.
You guys are sooooo  lucky!!!


OK campers.....
Now I am going to attempt my first give away.
If I screw this up, don't yell at me, I'm doing the best I can.
If you read my last post (and heaven help you if you didn't), I showed my efforts at using the MY Memory Suite software. I'm now starting to develop a new addiction, 'cuz the damn thing is so much fun.

I decided to play around with a header for my blog today, then got so engrossed with this new toy, that what I came up with isn't any good, but it was so much fun that I DON'T CARE!!!!
LOOK AT WHAT I DID!!!!!!!



I put my pictures in what looks like film!!!!
I am soooo clever!!!!!
THEN I started playing around with different flowers.
I even used a flower for the apostrophe in my blog title!!!
I know, I know, I am soooooo clever!!!!!

It's a lucky thing that I have hired someone to redesign my blog for me, 'cuz I obviously don't have a clue.

This scrap book program is under $40.00, I think they must make their money from getting you hooked, and then you will want to upgrade with all sorts of options. So if you get easily sucked into this kind of thing, watch out.
BUT, you can do pretty much everything you need with just this basic program.
Then you can send it off to get it bound into a paper back or a hard cover book. So if you have a family reunion, or something else equally deadly, you can make copies for everyone who participated, and then you will have plenty of ammunition for future blackmail opportunities.

Now......
This is the way I'll do this (my very first) give away.
(I forgot to add this, so I added this Monday morning on the 30th of Jan.)

I'm not doing this out of altruism.....
Join my damn blog if you want to win!!!!!!!

Go visit the digital scrap booking  site: www.MyMemories.com. and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then comment on my blog telling me which ones you liked.
I will tell who the lucky winner is on Thursday.
Just remember, if you don't win, you can still get a discount by clicking on the coupon on my sidebar at the right, and enter this code for the discount....STMMMS1372
It's best to copy and paste the code for accuracy, at

least that's what My Memories suggests.

Great,.... Now blogger is messing up the spacing again.

OY!!!!

Betsy

Linking to:
Sunday's Best Linky Party!

17 comments:

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Hi

I noticed your picture didn't come out at s
Sunday's Best, if you want resubmit and i will delete out the other one.

NanaDiana said...

Betsy- You did a wonderful job on pulling that place together. It was a wonderful design. I used to do staging for home builders/real estate people and I kind of miss doing it sometimes...but...it was a LOT OF WORK...as you know. I love reading your blog and look forward to lots of future posts. Don't sign me up for the giveaway. I won so many of them last year that I am red-faced! Happy Sunday- xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful room, Betsy! I love that canopy and the soft look to it!

sissie said...

Hi Betsy,
I just love your sense of humor! It's always fun to read your blog. I love the design in this beautiful bedroom and the dressing table is 2die4.

hugs
Sissie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Since you say you are addicted, I would like to win this! I went and checked out the cook packages and I like Romantic Holiday! PS June deserves an award.

Cozy Little House said...

I love the colors you used! Very calming.
Brenda

Darlene G said...

Hi Betsy, I love reading your blog. You have a great humor. For me the choice of package was easy, Attic Treasures. I will be creating a scrapbook for my family this year of pictures from the 1940's and 50's, before one us old farts dies and can't tell anyone else in the family who is in the picture!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your designs in the Cape Cod Showhouse room are so appropriate to the Cape Cod feel. You were so successful in giving the room that cozy atmosphere, yet so elegant in every way. You nailed it!! In every sense of the word!...My favorite pack with My Memories.com is French Romantique. Great giveaway...thank you!! Have a wonderful day!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Your decorating for the showhouse is just beautiful. Your attention to detail is outstanding, and you style is anything but common. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. Good luck on your giveaway. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Claudia said...

Love the Attic Treasures one, I have been doing genealogy for a long time and want to link it with the family photos I received when my mother and father passed.

The Shabby Home said...

Hi Betsy, I am enjoying your blog and beginning to look forward to you your new post. I save them until the little one has been tucked in - just for a little treat. I know, I know - not too mush of a life. LOL I would like to win Dotty Boy.

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

One Fine Day kit looks like fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I enjoy your blog!

lvroftiques said...

Soooo you make your own pillows?.....That's why they're so fabulous?......Noooooooo! Lol!! Vanna
P.S. I got my "Color and Pattern Collection" book today and I'm loving it!

Ann said...

Simple living...love the colors and the designs! I am also a huge hobnail fan. I really like how you added the little white ball fringe to the curtains, goes so well with the hobnail! Such great details, Betsy!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I got my book too~I ordered it on Amazon~LOVE it!!!

Anonymous said...

I think I would choose Grandmothers Favorite but it was not an easy choice. My Memories looks terrific! Your blog is my current favorite. Love it!!! Judy Morano

Anonymous said...

hi betsy i like attic treasuresa and mad for monogram also imvery impressed ur designing ur own blog i hope to get to mine this year i have a shappy chic ahop and redo furniture and all things shabby its called fifi's farmhouse if ur ever in guntersville ala. thanks susan friday.allen@gmail.com

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