Here's the thing: my tendency leans toward not showing something until it's *just* right. So yes, I have dawdled. I keep thinking about the things I still want to do, the details, the yada yadas. Part of me loves the idea of a magical Big Reveal. Give me some wow factor, people! Give me a megaphone to scream into! Give me a living room that is staged to within an inch of its life!
It's a nice dream.
But I'm finding that "that" part of me is fading a bit. I have bigger things on my mind. I'm not a perfect person with a perfect house. My living room often includes dirty socks strewn about, piles of laundry on the floor, library books covering all flat surfaces and the odd Lego or a hundred. You might as well just know it.
So, here she is.
The next morning, Calvin came downstairs and yelled, "Cool! It looks like a Mexican restaurant in here!"
I could see his point.
And as much as I want to marry Mexican food....
But then the sun started to filter through them and I fell in love.
And then, my sign arrived.
Have you visited Between You and Me's etsy shop? Do yourself a favor and go. Pronto.
I adore Tara (she blogs here). She's my fashion muse and shares my passion for adoption and good food. I already knew that everything Tara touches turns to gold, or maybe something fabulously chippy and layered and rustic and truth-soaked, but even I was not prepared for how much I would love my sign.
I stare at it many times a day. Last night, I took a break from the book I was reading and reached up to touch it. Not even playing.
It's the perfect size to fill that large space behind the couch and I love that it's a one-of-a-kind. The quality of craftsmanship is impeccable. I cannot say enough about it.
Between You and Me is offering FPFG readers $15 off any purchase through the month of September. Just be sure to mention the code FLOWERPATCH when you place your order. All signs are hand-crafted and fully customizable. (Example: I gave her a verse and a particular translation for my sign and they rocked it.) They also offer a range of sizes.
Scripture sign: Between You and Me
Light fixture: Barn Light Electric giveaway
Orange chair: church tag sale
Turquoise foot stool: St. Vincent de Paul ($3)
Turquoise end table: An old crate from a local antique store ($20)
Lamp: Pier 1 clearance circa 8 years ago
Coffee table: Pottery Barn circa 11 years ago
Metal magazine basket: antiques store
Rug: Pottery Barn via Ebay circa 8 years ago
Curtains: Urban Outfitters bed tapestries (no longer available)
Flowers: Our rockin' local farmer's market
Pitcher: St. Vincent de Paul ($3)
Tall cabinet: garage sale
Small oil painting: Goodwill Outlet (still one of the funniest memories ever)
Vintage camera: thrift store
Clock: the auction of my childhood school
Round pillow: Urban Outfitters
Grey damask pillow: TJ Maxx circa eons ago
Purple pillow: DKNY via TJ Maxx (traded with Sarah)
Grey flannel pillow: Target clearance 2 weeks ago ($12)
Vintage grain sack pillow:Vintage Junky Style