Saturday, June 29, 2013

Getting in the spirit of red, white, and blue

  I'm back!  This summer is flying's almost July already!  I have had a heck of a few months let me tell you!  A week and half after abdominal pain issue I felt my back was starting to ache, (start violin playing now...)  did some yoga stretches the first day which seemed to alleviate some tension in back (keep playing violin).  Anyways by the forth day my back had gotten so bad that I could not walk much or sit,  another trip to hospital urgent care, hubby drove.  Long story short (really I'm trying, just keep playing violin a few minutes more!) x ray showed 2 slipped vertibraes in lower back.  Had MRI few weeks later......bulging disc, 2 slipped vertibreas, degenerative joint disease, and arthritis (whew, yes, that's all).  So I have had to slow down so much.  Can't move furniture like I had been which is killing me.  So there you have it.  I have good days and bad days.  Lets get off this subject shall we.  You can stop playing that violin now!!

  I have had the urge to try to decorate my little nest with red, white, and blue with a touch of nautical.  I had a cute little girl's dress that I framed and found a cool old wooden toy sail boat at an antique store that I just had to have.  I purchased a rug with that old ticking look from Dash and Albert.  They have some really cool rugs there.  I had a hard time making up my mind.  I will be going back there some other time to by more I'm sure.

Found a cute red vintage sand pail that added to the beach theme.  I do also have 2 really cool vintage life saving floats if that's what you call them, they are the round ones.  I have to dig them out of storage yet.  Will take pics when I can get them here. 

My hubby finally has someone helping him start on the mill project this Tuesday.  He has had a heck of a time finding someone with the skills needed for certain areas inside the mill.  He and I are pretty excited.  Hope this guy works out!  I will post plenty of pics on the project trust me.  I can hardly wait to decorate it.  Lots of things run through my mind all the time.  Hope that you have a relaxing 4th of July.  Let's not forget those who gave their lives for our freedom and those that are presently serving our country!
P.S.  You will probobly notice that the cupboard behind the sofa has to be finished painting.  Just waiting for a good back day to finish.  Had took a few days off from it before back injury to see if i wanted white or a different color..  so that is the story and I'm sticking to it

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Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your home is the perfect backdrop for your patriotic collections. My mother made a sailor jumper for my daughters and I so wish I had saved it. Your framed dress is sweet!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous space, and I hope your back issues improve.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I had the hardest time playing the violin for you as I never learnt, but I tried! I hope you'll have more good days than bad for the rest of the summer. I have an inguinal hernia and it also means that I haven't been able to move furniture as much as I used to.
I love your living-room and the red and blue you added is perfect!