Monday, December 6, 2010

A Few Answers

I seem to be behind on e-mail (what is new?) so I wanted to answer some questions I have received multi times. Some of these are repeats, sorry!

My watch- Several people wanted to know where it is from, I am asked about it a lot outside of the blog world as well. It was a gift from my husband 4 years ago right before we got engaged. It is one of my favorite possessions, I never get tired of it. It is nothing fancy, it is from Guess. I knew I wanted a black men's watch but at that time they were hard to find and options were very limited. I am sure this design is long gone but I would check any department store and I am sure you will find something similar.
Several people have asked what happened to the upholstered coffee table project.....Well I have decided to scrap it. I liked where it was going but I did not have time to complete it. It really needed the nail detail around the edges. I like to think I am a DIYer but these days there just doesn't seem to be enough time. Also, as much as I like a good project I love the look of professionally done work (just waiting for the wallet to agree). As far as the table I had it custom made about 4 years ago as well but similar tables are available from Restoration Hardware. If you are near Birmingham and would like a quote for one please e-mail me.
The mirror- This was a wedding gift from Jenny, the decorator I started with. She purchased it from a company at Market. I am not sure if it is still available. I will check for those of you who wanted info about it. The bowl on the coffee table is McCarty Pottery. I will have to do another post on this since I could go on for a while. Paint is Benjamin Moore Wheeling Neutral.
My Christmas Decorations- First, I would like to say THANK YOU for all the e-mails and comments from the Southern Flourish piece. Y'all are too sweet. I was surprised to open a few e-mails asking what my actual mantel looked like. Sigh....
The sad, sad truth is that we don't have a mantel. It depresses me to be honest. So for now all we have is a tree. And well, it is kind of sad too. Space was tight this year.
We don't have that many ornaments, slowly we are building up our collection. There are fillers on there but I would like to get to a point at which every one is special. This year we have added a few like this boy from our trip to Peru.
For those of you who asked for pictures of the trees lined up on my street here is the best I could do. Boooo. Sorry, I just couldn't get a picture. It is special though. I am not sure how other streets do it, but on ours there is a woman who is in charge of everything. We get an order form in our mailbox the first week of November and then they are delivered by volunteers the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is nice to come home and have the tree there waiting for you.
I hope this answered some questions. If you have e-mailed me and have not heard back yet I promise I am getting to you! Thank you for your patience. I hope you have a great week!

12 comments:

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

You're so darling, Marianne. And I too loved your post as well. :) Who cares about a mantel, it just doesn't matter in the least. And your tree looks great to me! Of course, I myself am low on ornaments too...

MelMir said...

I think your tree looks great! And I love those chair ornaments that made PM and I go into West Elm for the first time. All I have to say is, "Jingle Jingle"!

Splendid Sass said...

Marianne,
I love your tree! Just beautiful.
Teresa

Lisa said...

Hey Marianne,
I really enjoy your blog! I free lance for Delta Magazine and live in the heart of the MS Delta in Greenwood. Is the bowl on your coffee table Peter's pottery or McCarty? Just wondering since you identified it as Peter's but the link took me to McCarty. Please keep up the good work. Your writing style wonderful and I love your aesthetic.
Lisa Cookston

Andrea said...

Awww, your tree is not sad at all. It is perfect :) You selected it and decorated it with love. Besides, big trees and lots of space are over rated.

I'm lovin' your Peter's Pottery! I collect it myself and hope to get in a trip to Mound Bayou soon :)

Congrats on the publication!

Gareen said...

I love your tree-lined street!

We don't have a mantel either and it bums me out every year, but we make up for it by adding touches of decor all around the house!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

we don't have a mantle this year either:( Your house looks great regardless! I like the table sans fabric FYI. It's awesome

Amanda said...

I adore your tree..and the watch :) Thanks for sharing! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Love your tree! Love your blog! You have excellent style - Happy Holidays!

Haven and Home said...

Oops! Sorry about the pottery confusion, the bowl in McCarty but I have a lot of Peters as well. Hmm, this will have to be a post soon!

Lauren said...

congratulations on the article marianne!!! love your design and big hug,
lauren

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

I love love love Mccarty. I was fortunate to get several pieces from a sweet family I kept while in school at Ole Miss. Sweet reminders of all my ties to Mississippi.