Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 6/33: Scott's Anniversary Present


Casa de la Vanderdogan is a mess, what with the shift change from dining room to library yesterday. Scott so lovingly looked at the "after" and said, "Change it back!" With a smile, of course. So as I shifted furniture along, I thought - I don't think that I ever showed the antique Carborundum sign that I purchased Scott for our anniversary. I know that I talked about it on the blog, but alas, here it is.

It's on the longest wall of our sunroom, here in this 5' expanse of wall between french doors and a wall of windows, the 4 foot wide advertisement for Carborundum products printed in 1921 is a wash of warm oranges, which were once vibrant reds. We had the sign professionally restored after finding it in an antique store, the things I do for him...

Hope you enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Half the fun of decorating is moving furniture around I think. D often comes home from work and finds sofas in different positions, the dining room table in different positions, the coffee table in different rooms...I think he thinks I am a nutcase!

    Happy weekend, NM

    PS LOVE the picture!

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  2. Love the antique sign!
    My husband does that to me...He likes the before better most of the time...LOL

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  3. What a great picture -- it is perfect in your house!

    So the dining room is now a dining room again?

    It made a really great library!

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  4. I love getting my husband gifts that I can enjoy too...heehee....really nice

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  5. Janet has the right idea - hahaha! Give them a gift that you can enjoy!

    It's beautiful, Artie, and so is your photography. You are working so hard at all of this staging - and 33 days of it!!! It's a gift to all of us, truly - so thank you.
    xo Isa

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  6. Happyy Anniversary!
    Your casa looks wonderful!
    xo xo

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  7. It is beautiful!!!! When was your anniversary? My son and his partner have celebrated 13 years! Pinky

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  8. i LOVE the ottoman, especially the fabric! I am enjoying "peeking" into your lovely home...I certainly hope you decorate for the Christmas holidays because I am looking forward to seeing it :-)

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  9. I love gifts that are one of a kind, they are so special. I agree with what someone said about the staging, you are making some great photo ops.

    Sue

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  10. Lovely vignette... I really love the colors and the textures of the ottoman and throw...
    Have a wonderful week end!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  11. This is really beautiful, and I think that its age and patina factor nicely in with all of the other eclectic mix of furnishings you have throughout your wonderfully decorated home, Artie. You do a magical juggle of the natural and unexpected and you make us ooo and awe through it all. Fantastic work with these post of late, and I wish you great success in your "clean up" after the dining room shot yesterday. BEAUTIFUL job, by the way!

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  12. Gorgeous sign, painting, poster, sketch ... what is it exactly? Beautiful no matter what. I'm sure Scott loved his gift!

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  13. I like your and Scott's senses of humor. And I particularly like these words of yours, "a wash of warm oranges, which were once vibrant reds."

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  14. So glad I found your blog! I'm salivating over the pages here - just so many beautiful things to take in.

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  15. Artie, I have really enjoyed these posts and look forward to the continuing series. The sign was a perfect gift with Niagara Falls since you live a few blocks away! Enjoy your weekend.
    G in CT

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  16. I apologize for how long it took mr to get over here and see your wonderful blog...I can't believe what I have been missing!
    As you know...Our holiday season is a mere 14 days out and I am not getting much done outside of getting ready for it!
    I also have more than one blog and forget sometimes to check the store blog...(where you left your comment) I will be back soon to check out all your yummy decorating ideas...Take care...dona

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  17. Hmmm, I notice it was an advertisement for abrasive products--I hope this was not to suggest that your partner was abrasive!! JUST Kidding!

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