I have been busy over the past week catching up with lots of those pesky mundane chores that add up and can no longer be avoided. And the weather cooled off for a few days allowing me to spend some much needed time in the garden. Alas this weekend it is going to warm up again, hopefully for the last time.
But I did find time for some fun stuff...
A new flag for the front porch which has been washed down and cleaned up for fall. I see so many beautiful pictures of pristine outdoor spaces in magazines and on Pinterest and I don't know how they do it, I seem to be in a constant battle with dust, dirt, and all of the semi-wild critters that like to lounge on , chew on, and basically destroy exterior decorative items. One morning I came outside to see the whole back garden festooned with stuffing from pillows I had put in the gazebo...why I don't know, I had a feeling it just must have been a fun thing for a raccoon to do!
Secondly, I finished reading Betty Halbreich's excellent new memoir. For those of you unfamiliar with her she is the grande dame of Personal Shopping, and has worked in this capacity for over 40 years at Bergdorf Goodman.
Anyone that loves fashion and style will thoroughly enjoy this book and may also like the new film, Scatter my ashes at Bergdorfs. The two rather go together, as I understand Betty is featured in the film. I haven't seen it yet but it is number one on my Netflix queue and should come to me this week, I can hardly wait!
Finally, and most importantly, I made the final decorating choices for the guest bedroom, I ordered the fabric this morning. It is a Waverly fabric, Emma's Garden Jewel. The gold stripe will be used as an accent on the day bed dust ruffle and perhaps a pillow or two. The paint, Behr's Vanilla Delight.
Now all that's to be done is the work...it is time to get out my paint roller and brushes and thread up the sewing machine!
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