Oh, Decorating, Oh Decorating… (to the tune of Oh Tannenbaum)

January 5, 2008 at 10:36 am 3 comments

Yeah, so I’ve been convinced in my 90 Day Bible reading (not that I’ve started back yet, I needed a break from the pace of Christmas this week) that decorating is important to God.  Seriously.  Click the link if you want to read my findings on that.  It’s a hoot. 

I have to repent for all you people who use your “decorators”.  Coming from the country and seeing my mom “do it all” very well, I was convinced that was very haughty and un-necessary.   Now, I’m convinced God skills some people particularly for that job, and I’m just praising him to find one such reported person who I’ve not met yet. 

Big decisions cost big money and I really don’t want to be dis-satisfied once I make the choices.  That would be very sad. 

I’m wanting to get into my magazines again and get me some ideas.  I’m doing some blog research, too.  If I see a color I like, I’m doing a “save to computer” and getting that color in my head.  So, beware.  Your color may show up in my house, who knows?

I’m even thinking about doing some “vote for the color of my _______” contests!  If I choose your color, I’ll send you something of great value.  A stray sock or something.  You could make a puppet out of it.  Okay, so surely I can do better than that.  I’m thinking on it.

tan.jpghouse #1…tan from somebody in BooMama’s Tour of Homes (Sorry, my first save, I forgot to note the blog)

yellow-paint.jpg Dori (I do know her precious name) from  Your Word Is Life To Me

tn_living-room1.jpg  Love this also from Kevin & Amanda:  Fonts for Peas blog

Anybody catching a trend as to what catches my eye for something?  I love thoses tan and yellowy walls.  Just not sure if I can pull it off en masse, if you know what I mean.  The rooms are SO LONG here.   Would I get tired of it?  Would it go with my “gold-ness” still all over this house?  Would it be too modern for the rest of the house so that I have to redo everything?  Am I READY to redo everything?  We’ll see! 

On another note:  did anybody watch “Around the World in 80 Days” on Disney last night?  It was really good.  Who can resist Jackie Chan (did I spell that right?) and a ladder?   

Well, on to another PAMERA BAGEL (they keep a while in the fridge) and The Hub’s “Best Coffee in the Whole Entire World”.  

Yeah, you should probably be jealous of the breakfast.

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  • 1. Stacey  |  January 5, 2008 at 11:23 am

    I am one of those convinced that I can decorate myself. We are hoping to build in the next year or three and I keep clipping ideas of things I like. We’ll see how well that turns out. I have done very little decorating here because I have been pregnant or nursing a little one the entire time of living here until recently and I still have a toddler who likes to help. Not a good thing when painting. 😉

    Anyways, the purpose of me responding is that I painted our den a nice shade of Wendy’s Frosty (I can’t remember the name) and I love it. I left the doors and trim white and it looks so pretty. It is modern but I think it could look any style you want. It reminds me of a more cottage look and I like that.

    Have fun decorating! I can’t wait to have a new house that I will actually decorate and not just stick the stuff we have acquired wherever it will fit.

    Maggie replies: I’m still using what we’ve been given. I’d always said I’d do the same thing, but now that it comes down to it, I’m starting this “but, I like it!” or “that makes me feel loved”, or “if I go trendy, won’t I just be re-doing THAT in another 10 years?” It’s all such a hard thing to figure out!

    I’d LOVE to see your Wendy’s frosty chocolate. MMmmmmm. I’m hungry just thinking about it!

  • 2. Dori  |  January 5, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Oh girl, you crack me up….

    But because I need any credit that comes my way, my name is not “Holly!” 🙂

    I like all the colors, but just so you know mine is definitely yellowy! 🙂 But with my red furniture and charcoal and mahoghany accents it looks very rich. In fact, I was sitting at Panera the other day and the wall color in there was the same thing I have. I knew I loved Panera but didn’t think that I was subconsciously decorating my walls to look like the place! 🙂

    Good luck!!


    Maggie: Oh shoot. Dang it. Darn it. Darn. Dad-blastit. Shucks. DRAT.

    HOWEVER, with all apologies made and remorse expressed…if there were anyone else in the world any of us would rather be called besides Jesus, just let me know. But, I’ll be willing to bet Holly at Crown Laid Down is a VERY close second! The girl-child is just an angel.

  • 3. Cheryl  |  January 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I love those yellowy walls too! I am re-doing my house room by room. I love the country side of things and well my house starting looking that way….a lot. I am kind of tired of that look. I had a theme for every room. It was really driving me crazy. So I have painted almost every room and enjoy the beige, tan, etc. colors that I have chosen. They were all white rooms with borders. I have a small house and the borders made the rooms look smaller I think.

    Anyway, enough with my rambling. Decorating is fun!

    *And I love Panera Bread. If you like their “breads” try taking a loaf of the “country” bread home. It is really yummy when warmed with butter! 🙂

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