Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I'm back...

I am back in Blogland today! Hopefully things will get back to at least semi-normal now. My company left this morning. Dave is doing better and is hoping to be released by the doctor today to go back to work. They are still trying to regulate his blood thinner and he should find out today how that is doing. Thank you all for your prayers.

I have been keeping a tight rein on Dave for a week..keeping his leg elevated. Over the weekend I gave him a reprieve to go to an auction and of course he went nuts and bought a truckload of stuff which we didn't need. But he did find one item that we've been wanting for a long time...an old sideboard!! We had found several with BIG price tags so we kept looking to find a cheaper one. A couple of month ago he went to a flea market and found a huge buffet. The same dealer had 2 bookshelves that we had also been looking for. She told Dave if he bought the bookshelves that she would throw in the buffet for free!! It was too big and not what I wanted but we have been using it. Here is a picture of our mismatched dining room with the monster buffet taken just after Christmas:

dining room

As you can see, not one piece of our furniture matches. We bought the table with no chairs, then he found a set of 6 tiger oak chairs and bought them. Then he called from the auction and said he was bidding on an old sideboard made of tiger oak. I never know what I'm getting but this time he got it right! Here is the new/old sideboard:

sideboard

It has a few dings but that's to be expected for an old piece especially at a good price! I love the old, original mirror in the back. I couldn't get a decent picture yet and we haven't moved out the monster to make room for the new one. It's in front of the fireplace right now. I'll take more pics when I get it all situated. I just couldn't wait to share it with you.

I'm off now to catch up with each of you and see what's happening in your world. I know there's been a lot of sickness going around and I hope you're all better now.





16 comments:

Betty said...

I am so glad you are back. I have really missed you although I understood.

I think your dining room looks good, and I love that new/old sideboard. It is so unusual looking, and I like things that you don't see every day.

I'm thankful to God that Dave is doing better. I just hope they get his blood thinner right before they send him back to work. I'll continue to remember y'all in my prayers.

I think you've seen the picture of Grace the cat before as you are the one who showed me how to crop the date off the picture. Thank you, Hope.

Have a good rest of the day.

Hugs,
Betty

Brenda said...

i love the old sideboard. I want one so bad. Maybe I can come help you get Ole dave up and going again and he can find me one lol. Looks like we are coming that way in May. Rian is scheduled to ship off again in July. We thought May would be pretty and the Amish would be out more. I hope to get a B&B for the night so I can spend more time in the country. Coming from Hattiesburg Ms. Will I be coming anywhere close to you? Brian says we will spend a night in Virginia =) yes!

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Hope,
I have been asleep but got woke up from a knock on the door around 11:30a.m. It was my DH's Uncle. He came to tell my DH that they wouldn't be leaving out today. There was some major damage next to the place where they load at, and their Driver Manager called his Uncle to let them know that they wouldn't be going out until Sunday morning on their Salt Lake City run. That's gonna hurt us a bit by not getting paid a couple of pay checks. We are doing okay tho. He has gone to scan his bills in West Memphis so they can get paid from this last trip. It will be in the bank on Friday. I love your dining room furniture. Hey, nothing I have matches either. To me it looks more authentic that way. Back in the days, I don't think they had things that matched. I love your Sideboard. I really don't know what they are used for, but I do like the mirrow in the background. I'm glad Dave is doing better and hopefully he will be released very soon. It has turned quite colder here now. It is currently 39 degrees. Oh by the way, "WELCOME BACK" to blogland. I have missed you, but I did understand why you wasn't here. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Talk..to..Grams said...

So happy Dave is better!!

I just LOVE your sideboard! It is so beautiful! Your dinning room looks great!! You all have done a good job!!
We are starting to feel better!!

The tornado's yesterday were so bad! I was worried about our friends in blogland.
We just got snow thank goodness! Love and Hugs Grams

Diane J. said...

Matching furniture is a foreign concept to me. ;o)

I love your new buffet! My sister has my Grandma's buffet, and it's almost twice as big as yours. I'd love to have it or one like it, but my tastes and my tiny apartment don't always agree.

Here's hoping Dave got a good report and gets to go back to work!

Love and hugs,

Diane

A Romantic Porch said...

Wow! You've been throught alot. The buffet is gorgeous!

jennifer said...

I like your mismatched Dining room and I LOVE the new sideboard. My mom has a couple of them and I'm sure one day when she down sizes, I can have one. I hope it is YEARS from now because I don't know exactly where I would put anything else! Maybe the girls can use them one day in their homes.
Hope, I am so glad that things are getting a little better. Dave is a trooper - I know you have been a total mother hen! It's just good to know you are back! Jennifer

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi,
Glad you are back and that Dave is better!

I like the sideboard!

Katherine

Lib said...

Hi Hope,
Glad you're back.:o)Hope Daves doing better.
I LOve all your furniture. I think part of the fun is finding 1 or 2 items at a time. I on purpose don't try to match things up .I Love the country look.
Have a good week.
Tomorrow we have to go to J.C. for a 10 min. computer job.
LHB,lib

Susie Q said...

I will keep your Dave in my prayers...so glad he is better.

I love your dining room. None of our pieces is a match either. I like it better that way! I love your pieces...

Your home is lovely! Just like YOU!

Hugs,
Sue

Karla said...

That is gorgeous! How fun to find just the piece you wanted. I love it!

Glad things are setting back to "normal" for you!

wendster said...

I just saw your comment on Susie Q's blog ... and thought I would stop by to see your house. I LOVE THE BANNER! Simplify! And ... I love the house!
Good luck and prayers to your husband for his speedy return to health.

Brandy said...

Its about time you are back!!! How about a BIG cup of coffee, it says coffee!

jennifer said...

Hey Hope, changed my thumbnail pic. There's a new Elvis in town. I actually wanted to see if he traveled with me on comments so this is a test. This is only a test. In case of a real emergency, you could tell me where to go :) Jennifer

Nora Lee said...

Hope, I'm so glad Dave is doing better. I know it is a relief. I love your new/old sideboard, it is beautiful! Sometimes it is worth the wait to get something like that at a great buy or even free!

Glad you are back, missed you :)

Sandra

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Hope,

Your dining room looks beautiful! I love the old sideboard. And I love auctions and farm sales. One can really find some great treasures there.

I'm glad your husband is feeling much better and that you're back.

Take care and God bless!

Renie