(And not just because I am posting pictures of my long hallway!)
Today I am sharing my hallway with you. Remember, I grew up in this house. Growing up, I always thought this hallway was kind of dark. When we remodeled the house, I couldn't add any windows to an interior hallway, so I painted it a fairly bright color. When my electrician saw it, he said, "Wow! You don't need to add any lights in this hallway -- but you will need to keep a box of sunglasses at each end of the hallway, so you can put them on before you start down the hall! Okay, so maybe I over-brightened it!
Of course, I couldn't leave all of this space without a place to display something, so I asked my husband to build ledges for photographs on each side of the hallway.
I didn't want to hang the photos on the walls, because I correctly assumed that I'd want to change them occasionally. As it turns out, I change them more frequently than occasionally.
This is the telephone niche in the hallway. My builder wanted to close it up, since he thought it wasn't useful any longer. Not useful, I yelled! That is a shelf where I can put some stuff! DO NOT close it up!
The Asian screen belonged to my Mother-In-Law. We don't know what happened to it, but there was a splotch at the top of it when we inherited it. That's why I have little tassels across the top of it. One tassel conceals the splotch. The other's just keep that one from looking so lonely.
I cannot wait to show you what I got in the mail Friday.
All of you other bloggers are always getting mail and sharing the unwrapping of your treasures. Okay, I'm going to go ahead and admit to you that this is a reenactment. I knew what was in this box, and there was no way I could stop to take pictures before I opened the box!
See, I put that cute envelope back into the box (just like it was when I opened it).
Look at this darling card, which I'm trying to act like I've just seen for the first time! This card is suitable for framing!
Now I'm going to tell you why I didn't get this post done yesterday. We took a little trip to a couple of estate sales. The sales were about an hour from our home. The weatherman was predicting some snow, but that wasn't going to stop me from convincing my sweet husband that we NEEDED to go to these estate sales. While we were shopping estate sales, we didn't realize that, at our home an hour away, the snow had arrived! You have to understand that I grew up here, and I've never seen it snow like this here! We think there are about 12 inches of that white stuff! Our one hour trip home took 3 hours, and by the time I got home, I was too exhausted to think about posting anything on my blog!
I know some of you live in areas where this is normal, but it's not normal here, so please indulge me while I share some pictures of, what we, in NE Arkansas, consider a HUGE snowfall! We're lovin' it (now that we're not trying to drive in it!)
Most of the time, when I receive an award, my first thought is" "I don't deserve this". But Shelia at Note Songs has given me an award that I DO deserve. Hi! My name is Laurie, and I am a Dishaholic! Isn't that the prettiest award? Of course, I think anything with dishes in it is pretty. Shelia, I love this award. Thank you so much! Of course, I don't need to tell anybody to go see Sheila's blog, because I think EVERYBODY in Blogville knows their way to Shelia's wonderful blog!
RULES FOR THIS AWARD:
1. Post on Blog with link back to awarder.2. Award to 5 deserving Dishaholics (they can receive this award a million times and if you think they are a closet dishaholic, give it to them!) Name them for their inspiring taste and display of dishes. The dishes can be displayed anywhere in or around their home.3. Name your favorite set of dishes/pattern that you own.4. Name a set of dishes/pattern that you DO NOT own, but would like to own.5. List a favorite accessory (stems, silver, flatware, etc.)
My favorite set of dishes: Oh, this is hard for a Dishaholic, because I love all of the dishes I have AND all of the dishes everyone else has! But, I guess this is part of working through my addiction, so if I have to name one set for my own good, I'm going to say Apple Blossom by Ridgways, England.
My favorite set of dishes that I would like to own: Oh My! I am failing miserably at this 5 step program for Dishaholics. I hope that this admission will help me in my program: I have coveted almost every set of dishes I have seen on every blog on Tablescape Thursday and on Tablescape Tuesday before that. (Do you think I'm a hopeless case -- is there any help for someone like me?)
My favorite accessory: Now, this may redeem me a little. My favorite accessory is the food! Oh No! Now I've brought up my other addiction for which I need help -- my eating addiction! I know, I know, this post is already too long- that's another story for another day!
All of you plate addicts, please pick up this award. Remember, admitting you have a problem is the first step! (Even if you are like me and don't want to be cured!) My friend, Susie, who doesn't have a blog, should also consider herself awarded the Dishaholic Award!
Heidi Pocketbook (isn't that the cutest blogger name?) @ Bargain Hunting in the Corn gave me the Sisterhood Award. This award has been presented to me by other bloggers, and it still feels very special to get it from another blogger. The passing of this award to others just proves how quickly this wonderful blogging sisterhood is growing, and I love that! Heidi, thank you so much for this honor. If you don't already visit Heidi's blog, you should go give her wonderful blog a visit.
LdyDy Loves Cake at Roses, Cakes and Pearls, gave me this wonderful "Let's Be Friends" Award! When we began blogging, I don't think any of us (especially me) ever thought that we would be meeting so many wonderful friends! It is absolutely amazing that I feel so close to people whom I have never met in person! The description for this award is: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.” Also put a link to their blogs and then let them know they have been selected. LdyDy thank you so much for honoring me with your friendship and with this award! All of you probably already visit her blog, but if you don't please go see their fabulous blog. I'd like to pass this award along to Connie at My Thoughts and Creations. Please go visit Connie's lovely blog.
Thanks so much for coming by and for putting up with my long post today (Remember, this was supposed to get posted yesterday. It's hard for me to keep my blog quiet for this long -- it's just like my mouth!)(Believe me, this could have been a lot longer! I edited it before I published!)