Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Bar By the Ocean

OK campers.....
Let's get back to my buddy Connie's Florida beach side home.....
Connie and her hubby Chris entertain a lot.....
Now..... as I am somewhat anti-social.....
I don't understand their need for company......
but I certainly understand their need for a bar!!!!!
Sooooooo.......
I wanted to find something that had wheels....
Something in dark wood......
Something with shelves.....
and something that wasn't 30" high, 
because I wanted it to be different from the end tables in the room.
I like to have different height surfaces in a space.
I think of space and color and form mathematically and musically....
I think of rhythms in the spaces I do.
I am very weird.....
Soooooo.....
I found this tea cart on ebay.....
I looked and I looked and I looked.....
and found it!!!!!
I was very excited!!!!!
Connie thinks I'm out of my mind.
Well.....
she be wrong!!!!
I really need to go back to her house and shoot more pictures, because
 I don't have the explanatory shots I need......
So you can't see how this relates to all the other tables in the room.
(I am very sad.......)
Wait!!!!
I just found one!!!!
It's really blurry......
so deal with it.......
I'm not perfect, ya know.....
My hand must have moved when I took the shot.
Probably my mouth was moving at the same time......

Anyway.....
Let me show you more details!!!!!
Connie bought a duck!!!!!
He be stylin'!!!!
He keeps the other one company....
OY OY OY OY!!!!
I don't have a picture of that!!!!
But...
I know I do!!!!!
It was in Traditional Home....
where did I put that?????

OK I found it,
 and had to blow up the detail, so it's not very clear either.
I AM DOING A BANG UP JOB BLOGGING TODAY!!!!!
OY.....
that's the duck wearing a striped T-shirt.....
We really lucked out with this little guy, 'cuz the stripes match the coral color used throughout the downstairs!!!!
I normally don't like "cute" accessories
(unless they're vintage, and were someone else's stuff...)
but I just love this duck.

On the top of the dining area hutch I added accessories to bring some height to the piece.
We found this cool rusty iron urn which I filled with shells.
Next to the urn I arranged a collection of three wooden terns.
I rhymed!!!!
We found these at a local store.
These shots are all blurry because I blew up the little details.
I really have to get back to Connie's and take some decent pictures.
OY!!!!!
So the last blurry picture is the suitcase that we found at a local antique/junk/horrible store.
It was the only decent thing in the place.....and the building was GINORMOUS!!!!!

Setting a decorative suitcase on its side like this is an easy way to add height to an arrangement on a piece of furniture.
Just a little trick of the merchandising trade......

I'm starting to blather now.....
So I'm going to end here.....
See you guys on Tuesday!
Later, Gator 
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4 comments:

Katherine Wolak said...

You have such brilliant taste girl, Im just loving your choices here with everything! :)

Hugs,

Penny said...

Love the bar and agree that different heights keep the flow going. It's ironic that I have a food blog, love to cook but, like you, hate entertaining. I am a loner at heart. I am enjoying what you've done with Connie's house.

drue said...

I think you should invite all your loyal followers over for a drink in your Flerida Room!!!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Looks wonderful...why don't I have friends who entertain all the time? It's always ME doing it! Sheesh!!

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