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Saturday, April 9, 2011

What's Your Favorite Chair?

I love chairs.  It doesn't matter if they are cloth, leather or wooden, I love them all.  Getting away from the more traditional chairs, I thought it might be fun to look at some of the newer designs Restoration Hardware is coming out with.

        Oooh, I like this one but I don't think I could get back out of it.

                            I love the sleek and modern look of this chair

                             I believe I could take a nap in this one

                             This would make a nice reading chair.

              This reminds me of club chairs used in Speakeasy's with a modern twist.

I love them all! Which one is your favorite?

Images from Restoration Hardware           

Thursday, April 7, 2011

French Farmhouse Style

I love Restoration Hardware and as with all stores, they are constantly updating their furniture line.  Their new line of French Farmhouse furniture is right up my alley and because I am a huge fan of French Farmhouse Style I thought you might like to take a look at what's available.


I love the rustic look of recycled wood used to achieve this style.  Add fabric covered chairs with nailhead trim and you have a more formal look or plain chairs for a more vintage casual look.
I would have a hard time making a decision on any of these styles but love the pedestal base on this one.

Any of these designs would make for a warm and inviting dining area. If given a choice, which one would you prefer?

Images from Restoration Hardware

If you are interested in more information on French Farmhouse style check out the book French Farmhouse style by Caroline Clifton Moore with gorgeous photos by Christopher Drake.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 4, 2011

What's Your Pet Peeve?

I walk everyday and one thing I find that annoys me to no end is how cars encroach upon the crosswalks made for pedestrians.  You know, I follow the law and I wait for the "little green man" to show on the sign before I cross and it never are speeding up to and crossing over the walk for pedestrians.

I'm a quiet person by nature and don't generally like to raise a "stink" BUT this has really gotten to me.  I have resorted to shaking my finger at the driver while walking around their car but they refuse to look at me when I do this.  I have hollered "Hey" only to have them look the other way.   I have nearly let them run over me only to hear "sorry I didn't see you".  How can you NOT see me? I have also used my hands to motion for them to back up.  (Just like a policeman directing traffic.)   I follow the rules and I wonder why it is they think they don't have to.  Enough said!

What is your pet peeve and how do you handle it?

Popcorn And A Movie - Welcome To The Riley's

This movie is a drama and stars James Gandolfini as Doug Riley and Melissa Leo as his wife Lois.  After losing they're only daughter in a car accident 8 years prior Doug and Lois go through the very painful process of trying to go on with their lives... but not very effectively.  As they go through this process Lois refuses to leave the house and becomes an (agoraphobic) while Doug goes through the motion of working in his Plumbing business.

A business trip takes Doug to New Orleans where he meets (Kristen Stewart) who is a prostitute and the two of them form a platonic bond with Doug thinking he can bring back his daughter through Kristen Stewart.  When Doug decides not to go back home and calls his wife to tell her, she decides to drive to New Orleans to find him.  Armed with brown bags to breathe into for oxygen and unfamiliar with how the car works she plans her trip and calls him when she arrives.  Surprised beyond belief that she left the house and drove to find him changes what could have been the end of their relationship and turns it into a new beginning for them.   It is at this time that he tells her he wants her to meet someone and that he has been staying with her and it is not what she thinks.  She is not at all happy with the situation she finds her husband in but sticks it out and in the end what could have derailed their relationship turns out to be the inspiration that saves their marriage.

This was a good movie and while the reviews weren't especially great I thought this an inspiring story. I am sure that anyone who has lost a child can relate to how a tragedy can forever change the lives of the survivors.

I would rate this movie ****** stars out of 10.  If any of you have watched this movie, I would be interested in your take on it.

 (See Trailer Below)


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