Thursday, January 6, 2011

City Mouse, Country Mouse...

And other bits of randomness...

We've been out of sorts this week.  Charlie is down and out with a rotten cold and I believe the last three days I've barely done a thing besides cuddle him on the couch and read to him from his vast personal library.
(This bookcase in his room rarely looks this neat - just saying...)
 My favorite of the day, "City Mouse, Country Mouse".  I adore the Richard Scary books for their sweet simplicity.  I want to run around in a dress and apron tending to my little family & nest the way those bunnies, mice and cats do.  Instead, look who's wearing my apron....

and for good measure...

This is what happens when cabin fever hits.

   On to other happenings this week...we did squeeze in a little birthday celebration for this boy.
Happy Birthday, Dad!!
 I struck out at 3 local bakeries, all closed, trying to buy a cake.  We ended up with one from the Cheesecake Factory - white chocolate & raspberry - we suffered through.

I am also loving the new paint color on my hutch.  Can you believe it? Finally.  Here's a teeny peek.
I am going to do a post on my dining room in a couple weeks, when it's all "finished". I use that term loosely, since I'm always on the hunt for the perfect oval antique table and a much larger cupboard or hutch to fill the space. ... or a matching set of corner just never know.  But for now I'm happy the way it is.

(source: Southern Living (I think))

I did manage to steal away to the mall this morning with C.  Just long enough to give his stuffed Bumble a bath at Build-A-Bear and eat some Auntie Ann's pretzel sticks for lunch.  I had to laugh, when we passed the Apple store he pointed and said "Farfar" (my Dad), when we passed the Lego store he got all excited and said "Andoo, Andoo" (Andrew) and then when we passed Godiva he said "awww, Mama".  Not Williams -Sonoma, Pottery Barn or Nordstrom, no it had to be a chocolate store.  Ahh, my little one knows my weakness already!

Hope you & yours are staying healthy.  And if not, drink plenty of tea, snuggle your little ones and know I'm keeping you company.

And PS.  Thank you all so much for your kind comments.  Absolutely makes my day to read your sweet and encouraging words!!


  1. I hope your son feels better soon! He looks so cute in the apron. And your hutch looks fantastic. I'm glad this paint color worked out!

  2. I'm sorry your little one is under the weather. I happen to be typing from bed b/c I don't feel well either. This week has been so odd - we've had a hard time getting back into the groove. Anyway, LOVE your cabinet - turned out great. Love the subtle color and the chair and pillow next to it.

  3. How awesome is that bookshelf??? Love it! Hope Charlie is better soon :)

  4. Hope C is feeling better! Colds can be down right miserable. I would love to see pictures of Charlie's room! And THANK YOU for your comments on my blog. I wish I could figure out how to rely to individual comments on my blog.

  5. your hutch looks great. i love your little boys should share pics of thier room toom (hint) take care....hope charlie is feeling better son. ella has had the flu this week so we've been battling sickness around here too!

  6. I see you're well protected with your gun slinging, apron wearing little man ~ love it!

    Your hutch is lovely. The new color is so pretty.

    Hope C is feeling better soon.


  7. Hope your little guy feels better soon... xox

  8. Ha! The pic of your little one in the apron has me in stitches! Can't wait to see the rest of your dining room!


  9. Tessa the image of your little guy in the apron is priceless!! So glad to find you again!

    Art by Karena

  10. I know what you mean about wanting to be one of those little bunnies who just hops around wearing an apron, happily tending to her family and home!

    BTW, love the stripe around the skirt of your white slipped chair. I have a wingback im determined to slip this year (been putting it off for years).

    Have a great week!

  11. Charlie's bookshelf is great! Your chair next to your new beautifully painted hutch is really pretty too! You are so creative and have such a great eye!

  12. Love your blog and your home! Thanks for the inspiration!