My mother-in-law Linda (aka The Saint) recently called me. The conversation went something like this:
Linda: "Liz, I've got a little table with drawers that doesn't fit in the dining room and was wondering if you wanted it. Because if you don't have room for it, that's fine. I don't want you to feel like you have to take it. And if you do you're welcome to paint it."
Me: Gasp. Sputter. Spike in excitable blood pressure. "I WANT IT!"
And so, once again, Linda contributed to the decor of Mabel's House. Whenever I give people a tour of the house (and that sounds much more fabulous than it is, a tour consists of four steps into the bedrooms, five steps into the kitchen, a glance around the living room and you're done), I always say the same thing, "If it wasn't for my sweet mother-in-law... this house would be empty."
And doesn't it crack you up how these before/after pictures are different, the before pic the reality of the bedside table... the 'after' pictures all arranged and styled. Yeah, that's probably not going to last, because rest assured that giant Advil bottle in the first picture is coming back.
I bought this aqua planter for, get ready for it, $3. I love having jewelry (which is all cheapo jewelry btw) in bowls where I can see and grab things easily. Plus, it justifies the planter purchases.
And don't forget the giveaway for this Christmas banner. Isn't she a beauty? Doesn't she look perfect strung across the headboard like that? Whew, it's hard to give this away.