Sunday, August 5, 2012

Asking the age old question...

Oh I know, we've all heard it...
usually it's our husband's asking us,
 but right now I'm asking myself;
"where are you going to put that?"

and the answer is... 


I'm not sure...
but it was one of those things 
I've been looking for and when I found it...
it came home with me.

A wonderful old medicine cabinet with the perfect "chippy factor";
 sturdy, and a good size, too.
It will end up somewhere...I'm sure of it.
(I thought it was a bargain for $30 at Relics.)

And on another random note, I wanted a more muted Fallish look for my twin sofas in the Living Room so I was looking for a soft floral with some autumnal tones. ("pretend pillow" below)

Then, I found some more yardage of a fabric
 I had used last Fall for a table runner.

(I noticed Yvonne and I have had the same idea)

My next project it to make simple pillows
for the twin sofas.
you know the saying,
"simple is as simple does"

that's me.
no cording, no fringe, no hair pulling.
this time, just plain pillows.

I still love my frenchy toile ones,
but wanted something different for Fall.

We had rain last night, 
thank you Lord.
We live a long way from the official rain gauge site, but I think it must have been well over an inch, as our parched ground is still wet this afternoon. I'm hoping our weather patterns are in for a change. It's about time. Days on end of the 100+ temps and no rain has been horrible. All my birdies and outside critters are doing the happy dance today! 

I'll be linking up to these party places this week:

Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
Make it Pretty at the Dedicated House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Don't forget to enter the Give Away from Sweet Magnolia's Farm
by clicking HERE

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday,


  1. Love the look, can't wait to see the pillows:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  2. Debra,
    I adore your fabric for new Fall pillows! What a nice addition they will make to your sofa! Mary Carol Garrity stated in one of her books, "If you love something, get'll always find a place for it". In time, you'll find "the perfect" spot for your cabinet...which is magnificient! We, too, had rain and the return of double digit temperatures here on our end of the Prairie! I am so~o~ ready for Autumnal mornings, daytime and evenings!!! Have a wonderful week, dear friend!

  3. Oh Debra,
    I'm with you, I would have snatched that cabinet up too!! You got a fabulous deal and it is a gorgeous piece!!
    I love the fabric you picked out for your pillows. I've had Fall on my mind over the last few days too, I'm so ready for cooler temps!!
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday afternoon!!

  4. Oh, how I love your chippy wall cabinet! I think you bought a long lost relative to my little medicine cabinet I hung in my kitchen. Yours is a little more "high end" with the added base and crown, but it sports the exact same latch. Can't wait to see where you hang it!

    *Love the muted fabric you've chosen for your pillows, too.

  5. Debra, how could you not bring that cabinet home with you? I do that often. Buy it because I love it. Sooner or later we find a place. I think the price was great. Can't wait to see where it ends up. The fabric is perfect and I don't think it needs any foo-fooing. It will add great color.

  6. Hi Debra: Love that medicine chest. You can really use it anywhere. Great spice chest for kitchen? If all else fails, bathroom!! I really think the new pillows are beautiful and will dress up the sofa. So soft for autumn colors, Just perfection..Happy Sunday..Judy

  7. I love your cabinet! I would have bought it too, and my husband would have said where are you going to put that!! I love your fabric for your pillows. I make the simple ones too.I don't want to pull my hair out either.


  8. Debra,
    Now, $30 for that charming little cabinet was a steal...I'm sure you will find the perfect spot for it.


  9. I love the chippy cabinet. My husband always ask me that same question. Oh I do not know, I will figure it out I say. Your rose fabric is gorgeous too.

  10. Debra,
    I would have snagged that cabinet too! I know you will find the perfect spot!That fabric is so pretty.Can't wait to see the pillows!

  11. What a great little cabinet! I think it will be perfect in your home.

  12. Love your chippy wood treasure. I've one to be repainted and distressed too, but waiting for a No humidity day. I found one a while back and have used it in my crafty area for lots of little goodies.
    Your "Fall" fabric choices are great. I love fall and hope to redo after the grandkids leave this week.
    Have a great week.

  13. I love your perfectly chippy cabinet! I get similar responses from all of the "men in my life" whenever I bring something new/old home from one of my "adventures"! The pillow fabric and your runner are beautiful! We had rain here last night too...thank HEAVENS! xo, Kimberly

  14. AS soon as I saw that fabric I thought, "that si the same as Yvonne's"!!!! Well, I love it in both of your homes. Great pillows, for Fall or any time. XO, Pinky

  15. I love your little husband would say the same thing to me! The fabric you found is beautiful!

  16. Love love love the medicine cabinet! You can't beat chippy paint for vintage charm. Great deal!!!... Donna

  17. I think the cabinet looks great right where you have it!

  18. Lol - I know what you mean about bringing home something that speaks to you with no idea where it will find its place, but somehow we end up with the perfect place (eventually). It's a great it!!! Xoxo, tracie

  19. Your decor is amazing!!! I love the mix of french, shabby and chick!!!
    Your pillows and table decor is so beautiful!!!


  20. I know exactly what you mean. I brought home a large one of those cabinets and it is sitting on the kitchen floor waiting for me to find its' spot. That is great fabric, with the beautiful and extremely warm summer we have been having, I am so looking forward to fall.

  21. That is a beautiful fabric, Debra! I would be drawn to that, too. Unfortunately, I have to ask myself that question before I bring things home now, as our new place doesn't have the room for an unplanned "addition". : ) I'm sure you'll figure out a great place to put it!

  22. Your fabric is gorgeous and I adore your runner. Perfect for all the way until Christmas. :o) I have the "where do I put it" dilemma with a marble top dresser I'm getting from my Father-in-law. It's driving me nuts but I'm determined to fit it in somewhere!

  23. That material looks great with your decor...and that mirrored cabinet...gorgeous! ; )

  24. Just wanted to tell you how much I look forward to and enjoy your blog entries! Leslie

  25. You're posts just make me smile. Thanks for starting out my day on a good note! Love your photos. Have a blessed day!

  26. Love your cabinet! Love that fabric! Love your whole house, and would be quite at home there! You sure know how to make things lovely!

    I want a chippy white cabinet, too! I'd love an old medical cabinet that is on wheels or one with a french door on the front to store my vintage linens in!! One day!!!

    Hugs to you!

  27. If I did any of that cording or fringe on pillows, I'd sure be pulling my hair out. I don't do that kind of stuff. Like you, like it simple. I love that fabric! Your house always looks like a magazine shoot. Love the chippy cabinet too. You'll find the perfect spot for it.

  28. I love the old medicine cabinet! I am looking for one too and I know exactly where it will go ~ in master bath of our cabin. The floral fabric you chose for your pillows is muted, vintage looking and thoroughly lovely!
    I am glad to hear you had rain. I am praying for rain here too.

    Susan and Bentley

  29. Tell David you buy what you love love and then figure out the details later. The cabinet is a sweet pumpkin Debra.

  30. Tell David you buy what you love love and then figure out the details later. The cabinet is a sweet pumpkin Debra.

  31. I love the medicine cabinet-I found a similar one at a garage sale and I just love it. Your fall look is so pretty.

  32. I'm in love with your Fallish fabric. It has such soft, muted tones and looks beautiful with your sofa.

  33. Oh.......I really love that old cabinet you found. I hope you'll share what you end up doing with it once you decide. There are so many great possiblities with it, I'm sure! I really like the floral fabric you found for some pillows too. That will be very pretty on your sofa. I've started seeing the magazines featuring Fall decorated rooms now. Hard to believe it will be here soon! Glad to hear that you're getting rain now. We've been getting sporadic showers too and it is really helping out.

  34. Oh that old cabinet is just perfect!!! I LOVE it!!! :) Love all the fall colors peaking through in your decor!


  35. That is a great piece of fabric and will make a stunning pillow that will look perfect with you sofa!!


  36. It is a great little cabinet Debra, I'm sure you will find room!

  37. I love your little medicine cabinet too!! It's perfect. You could lay it down on it's back and use it as a riser for a cloche or something?? with the mirror, you could have lots of fun with that! I'm sure whatever you do it will be great. Thanks for your visit yesterday, I will be back on Thursday, if not sooner :)

  38. Love your table runner and that fabric for the pillows will be just fabulous. I totally love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  39. Can't wait to see what you do with that great cabinet it's a treasure,love that material too.

  40. Love your little medicine cabinet. I hope you'll let us know where it winds up. And the fabric for your pillows is gorgeous. Goes great with your beautiful couch!

  41. What a cute cabinet. That's how I am, too...I never know why I need something, or why it comes home with me, it's just this innate draw to the object, like it has a soul and says, "Save me!"

  42. Hi Debra!

    Love this little cabinet! I woiuld have gotten it too! Very pretty fabric for pillows. The perfect touch for fall!


  43. the cabinet is just darling, debra! i passed on a pale pink cabinet very much like yours, and so regret it now:( love that new fabric, too:)

  44. My SO would make me throw out that medicine cabinet ... $30? Ouch.

    Popped in from Wow Us Wednesday ~

  45. I love the fabric choice for pillows. Can't wait to see the reveal!

  46. I love that fabric.
    Cooler temps here too this weekend for a change! AND a bit of rain.

  47. Debra, That cabinet is so you. I know you had to have it because it looks like one of a kind. There's lots of hiding places in the garage until the right time. If you know what I mean. Love the new fabric. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  48. Gosh, Debra, I'm a wee bit jealous! I've been looking for a medicine cabinet like that for our bathroom! How neat that you found it and what a deal!

    Love your beautiful living room and your wonderful design sense.



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