new curtains~

How desperately we needed new curtains!  The original ones, besides being laden with cat {which I am incredibly allergic to}, were just too red… brick-red with yellow-gold stitching.  They weren’t awful, but they looked very heavy for living in such a sunny climate.   And my goodness, so much beige!

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So heavy red curtains coming down, inexpensive painter’s tarp going up!

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The texture is just gorgeous, the flecked color is gorgeous, and the price?..  gorgeous.

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This room is far from finished, it needs a large area rug; all the furniture is from the previous house that we made do.  The fireplace area is being updated.  But for now, I am happy with things not looking head to toe beige.  The room has lots of neutrals, but it has a look of interest that appeals to me, the color plates on the back wall, the drafting desk, the modern glass table with the rustic leather, it looks like interesting people live here.

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The room needed something living and green, as soon as I bought this little tree I immediately put it under glass and I haven’t watered it since.

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The curtains made such a nice difference in the nook as well.

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By the way, this is green millet, how non-traditional and lovely!  The blue ceramic jar is an inspiration from my friend, Lee, in New Zealand.  I bought a pair of these at a consignment store for around $30.  Score!

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Have a lovely day!

xokelly

 

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nest box~

This is the box that holds the eggs,

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that I painted one summer afternoon.

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And this is the dragonfly that sits on the box,

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on the desk next to these pencils.

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These are the domes that sit next to the painted eggs,

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in the box with a lid that sits on top.

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Sigh… cute lil box~

xokelly

 

 

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Gina’s living room~

My girlfriend, Gina, has a lovely little sitting room off the front entry.  She had it designed awhile ago, but needed a few additions to finish it.  Adding stainless brought some consistency to this room from the family room.  Originally the coffee table was a rectangle with leather top.  The glass brought in another reflective surface, while the base added some artful architecture.

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This little table and lamp were added to complete the corner with some height and interest.

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Nothing completes a room like something living.  A touch here and there will make a room thrive.  The wall above the couch is quite high, by bringing the art in close and at eye level, it kept the space feeling cozy.

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 gina's house on cowboys daughter design

It is a lovely room!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it Gina~ xo

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the cabin hutch and a pygmy owl~

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We have this little cabin and we call the place 3 Pines Lodge.  It is situated in Bend, Oregon, nestled in amist the Sisters mountains and the Deschutes River.  Tumalo Creek is just a moments walk away.  I have been working on the place a little each summer.  The photos of the pygmy owl were taken by my daughter, Nyla, who has become quite the photographer.  She is frequently found trapsing beside through the woods with our cameras.  This little owl we found in Sisters, Oregon.

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The peonies are from my rather tiny backyard.  They are my favorite flower, so lovely.  Another photo of our little pygmy, what a thrill to see this tiny creature in the wild.

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…I had to include farm table all decked out~

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I hope you are having a nice summer!

xokelly

{linking to Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage}

{linking to The Weekend re~Treat Linking Party}

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nature scrolled journals~

One of my main goals in the summer is to immerse myself in nature.  Long walks, photography, looking for nature’s treasures on the woodland floors, I love it all~  nothing fills a soul like God’s creation.

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This is such a simple project ~ taking special notes, writing down simple thoughts, rolling them up and setting them out to remind you of goals made, hopes spoken or stories to pass on.

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With the exception of the butterfly and wood tag, I found all of these on a walk at Shevlin Park, just down the road from our home in Bend.

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Here’s a little shot of a cabin I added a pinecone roof to.  It is sitting in a hutch next to our farm table {more on that next time}.  I really enjoy mixing nature with everyday.  I hope you are having a lovely and relaxing summer {or winter if you are my dear friend, Lee}.

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Thanks for taking the time, as always, wishing you a most blessed day~

xokelly

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