Sunday, August 24, 2008

Weekend update

This weekend was very productive for the Tuesday Update home. We, as in Husband, hung the pictures that were in our bedroom. It is one wall of family and friend pics, all in black frames. It turned out very well!

We received the runner in the mail for the front hallway. I have to admit I was a bit scared of ordering from But I am thoroughly impressed. It is a ten foot long 100% wool runner that was very reasonable priced. I will definitely be ordering from them again. It also got here in four days!

Plants are finally in the urns that flank the garage. The planters are hung on the porch. More flowers are in the rusty little cart in the front yard.
Finally, my big Martha moment:
Remember the window treatment at the spa I went to in OH.....I loved this simple window treatment. But those little balls, which I now know are called witches' balls, are about 15-25 a piece! So for one little window in the downstairs laundry/bathroom, that would be nearly $200 after window hardware. I got my creative juices flowing.

I saw some grapevine balls at Target. I do love my grapevine lights, so I thought I might be able to work with something like that. But Target only had a handful of small ones. When I was in the candle section, I noticed a mongo box of some scented potpourri with grapevine balls and all kinds of dried pods. True, it was sandalwood scented. But how long can that scent last? That stuff never I went ahead and got a box. Heck, I'll get two, just in case I want to go a little crazy.

Whew hoo! My window has the same look at a fraction of the cost.

Want a closer look? The little balls are hung onto these little rings I found at Walmart of all places (in the jewelry section). I was looking for a ball of jute when I saw them. I originally wanted to use the little clips like they did. But I couldn't find any in the same finish as the rod. I have had this curtain rod since we lived in KS. With the Fragrant Clove color on the walls, I knew these would be perfect.

***edited to add: this bathroom is a very dark pumpkin orange color...for the life of me, I could not get it with the camera. There are those florescent energy saving light bulbs in there, so it really distorts the color on the camera. ***
We are in the final stages of finishing the house: the little things like flowers, candles, etc... The dining room furniture is ordered. It should be here in two-three weeks. Whew hoo!

Happy weekend, y'all!


MamaGeek said...


Martha could learn a thing or two from you (besides how NOT to go to jail).

Glad to see the settling is going so well T.

nel said...

Good on you, It looks great! A little imagination and using your own creativity can do amazing things.

So glad you are settling into your new home and having fun decorating.

Anonymous said...

You crafty devil, you! It looks great!

Fleur de Lisa said...

Oh wow, you have been busy. It looks great, Tommie. And of course, I love the red paint!

More, More, More said...

Good job! I think the natural color of your balls (can I say that?) is perfect with the read walls!

gina said...

I love the texture your set up has! And the smell must be pleasent too until it fades. :)

Wendy said...

Very creative! I like it both ways...witch's balls and vine balls!

On a limb with Claudia said...

This is perfect. Plus you don't need those witches balls anyway. I love how earthy your home is. Gosh, you do inspire! :)

now that d's home, I'm going to take those photos....