Thursday, June 20, 2013

Welcome to My Bungalow

 

 Welcome to my humble bungalow!!!!!!
 
 As I'm getting ready to depart with the Lad for New Haven for some fun , I thought I would share with you all what I have been busying myself with around here! The Casa du Borghese reminds me of Murphy Brown. Remember how she was NEVER done remodeling a place? Same thing. You find these little treasures and then you have to work them in right?  Well, lets have a look see to what's been going on, so grab a cock-a-tail from the houseboys and let's walk....... there now, are we all lit?
 
 
I have a obsession lately with sea shells. With trips to Asbury Park and Rehoboth lately, I have found some swell sea shells by the sea shore! Some are bought,  and some I found. The best time to find the really cool ones is after a storm. That there scallop shell on top I found in tact, and still sealed. This weekend you may recall the Capital Street Duo visited to deliver my big package from bondage finally. Insert your jokes here.         Anyho the package was this gem.......
 
 
Found while on last vacation for the price of $285!!!!! I was so excited and the whole kitchen was face lifted just for it, with a paint job and a new marble tile floor! Gone are the floating ledge shelves that acted as my bar, ( which my good friend and sister Mame, aka David Dust would often hit her head on!) and the cream colored floor and fern green walls. Now the new accents are this beautiful French influenced china cabinet to be my new digs as my bar!!! I still have some fine tunes and lots more hooch to add in there yet. The floor marble has hints of tan and grey to compliment the cabinet and the wall color of Nutshell added a warmer glow to the room.
 

 
My favorite nook in the place....... love how the corner turned out. The artwork on the bottom is the purchase from my co-worker,s  art show. It added a touch of whimsy and the red gives a pop of color. I love blogging, reading with a gin, and bird watching from this corner.
 
 
 
My apothecary jars have also been replaced with sea shells for summer.....
 

 
And a orchid bloom in a jar done by the Dame Courtney......
 
 
My other favorite place is , now clutch your pearls girls, the boudoir!!!! I have since brought in summer blooms for my vase and also added sea shells to the bell jar.....
 
 
My other find? The brass lamp from a shop called Stash, a vintage shop,  for the going price of $36! The original shade I'm trying to rework, so I have this temporary shade on currently. The lamp and old shade are also very huge on the dressing bureau so I may have to relocate the lamp.
 

And if I ever do another drag show and can't find my ear rings how swank will these be in a pinch?

 
of course one of my other favorite places to be......
 
 
But don't let the order of the bed fool you, it is the place I also act like a monkey......
 
 
 
 
 
 
The tee shirt is a gift from the Lad that says-  New Bedford Fairhaven Tackle- Where I supply Hooks, Line and Sinkers and a Good Sturdy Rod!
 I love me my tee shirts !!!!
 
And yet more sea shells in the living room!!!
 
 
 
Gratuitous Buster shot just because......
 
 
I still have a few more things I working on. By time I'm done it will be ready for a fall change!!!! Now if you'll excuse me I must check on the Gardner here on the grounds....you know, to make sure he isn't forgetting to trim the corners! Maybe I'll invite him in for some cool lemonade!?!
 

60 comments:

  1. xoxoxo to Buster (and you too!)
    Okay, now I know what I'm going to do on Saturday (besides grabbing my credit card back from the gnomes) I'm going to find a suitable glass container for my collection of seashells).

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    1. It really is a great way to see them all

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  2. OH MY GOD! I love what you have done and I still not breathing for what you paid for that cabinet!!! Your place looks so warm and comfy, I can see why the boys don't leave!

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    1. actually, its her milkshake that keeps the boys in the yard.

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  3. I just thank God you weren't showing us the acrobat act in the boudoir! And are these reno's now complete? The dust is just wrecking havoc with my coiffure.

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    1. There is no hope for the rats nest of yours, I hate to tell ya.

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  4. Thank you for such a tour! I have no words. Such a knack at mixing the old and new, and the way things are arranged! You have the eye, that's for sure. And that bed look dreamy....loving the playful shot of yourself.

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  5. What a wonderfully welcoming home! Love the natural colors and the shells how summery! And the handsome host!

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  6. Oh, this looks really nice. And you only paid that much for the cabinet? I wish I had room for one here at my place.

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  7. Things are looking good there, including yourself, Maddie!

    (And I can visualize how Mame & floating shelves would be a bad mix...)

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    1. Thank you dear. Yes when Mame is here, and we drink, it gets too be like two bulls in a china shop.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL digs! What do you charge for a night? What other tricks do you do on those poles?

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    1. Well, there has been at least two Brazilians, a French, and a Russian trick to date.

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    2. there are also rumors she was on Cali-Boi's shoulders in here!

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  9. Monkey dresses to the right...

    The Casa looks fabulous, daaahling!

    Jx

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  10. OMB, what a lovely home you have, dear! the houseboyz must have a hell of a time dusting all that!

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    1. And they would get more done if they didn't constantly tickle each other with the feather dusters. They must think there ticklers.

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  11. ahhh... such a cozy bungalow...just comfortable! And is that a study rod in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?

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    1. That fishing rod is gonna put an eye out yet.

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    2. Is this appropriate for us to be discussing the Mistress's tackle box like this?

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  12. Dorothy said so....there's no place like home!! If I lived there, I'd be hard pressed to leave. And I so need to go shopping with you and those steals!!! And the tee is great! I love when guys wear playful tee like that.

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  13. What a great idea for a bar!!! I never would have thought of that. I can't believe you paid only 285! It's all so gorgeous, including the host!

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  14. Here in my apartment it's too small that I don't have a fave spot, I need your help with that! But I love that idea of the bar!!!! And the sturdy rod! I knew the bed poles were useful!

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    1. you should see the rest of the tackle.

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    2. yes, your right! The tackle is filling out nice in the last pic.

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    3. yeah, is that the big package that will be revealed? or was it the cabinet?

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    4. I would admit the package is filling out nicely isn't it.

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  15. WOW, I'm speechless! Love everything about it. After that tour Im empty. Another cocktail please?

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  16. I just wanna know when the next performance on the bed poles is?

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  17. Thanks for sharing this with us! Gives me some inspiration for my place. I love the cabinet used as a bar. And then that bed!!!! Oh yes - very territorial about my side of the bed with my partner - the other side just feels wrong.

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  18. Stunning! I have said time and time again you need to get back into interior design again with this talent! I would have never thought to use the cabinet as a bar and the things you put together I never would have though. I bet the boys will love the sturdy rod and your bait!

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    1. I hear he is quite the master of the bait. The shirt is looking good right?

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    2. Cali boi I won't tell you again lambchop! And Deejay, that does seem to be the problem. The hooch is disappearing before I can get it in there!

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  19. Now here is an example of another reason why I love you and your blog! Your place is so warm and love the flair you have. I like the table in the nook myself and of course Buster!I love to lay in my bed, listening to my iPod. I really want a new bed, mine is old and I want something bigger, like yours.

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    1. Tim ,your always so sweet and yes go bigger, it's always better!

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  20. What a simply welcoming abode and that bed is Fab!! And I love the mix of artwork at the café table...so eclectic. One of my current favorite spots is the balcony off of my master bedroom overlooking my pool and some of the gardens.

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  21. My word! It's like peeking behind that curtain and finding out the Wiz is for realz! Fascinating. It's like discovering the secrets of a rare orchid. My only beef? I thought you knew, darling... when one plays monkey, one must discard with all clothing. It frees up the blood and allows the low hanging fruit to sway and mesmerize. Thanks for the peek behind the scenes, princess. - Uptonking from Wonderland Burlesque

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    1. Thank you Upton King! Low hanging fruit? Have we met before?

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    2. Take my word on it, it takes too long to get the low hanging fruit back in jeans though.

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  22. It's all so pretty, but you know the jars are always my favorite to see what you do with.

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  23. Where the hell did you find that fabulous buffet and hutch for $285???? You sure were in the right place at the right time.

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  24. I want to wrap myself up in every part of your home and those gams!!!! I love that your place is comfy and playful all together and then there's that handsome cabinet you found, Do I hear happy hour calling?

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  25. This is just gorgeous!!! BUSTER! The cabinet use will give you a proper bar! I love it and the price. I could so sit in your place and have a nice talk and cocktail. As far as my place, it would have to be my bed. But I haven't spent much time there, lately. My sleeping patterns are all screwed up!

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  26. Beautiful Mistress, thanks for letting us take a little peek!Of the house that is.

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  27. Mistress so nice to see your home and whole packages.

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  28. How I'd love to be there, sharing out of that bar with you. Very nice place! Sigh...thanks for this dose of lovely and I love your tackle box, but it mystifies me. You fish?

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  29. Your home looks FAB-U-LOUS! As do you! I so need so help around my place.

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  30. Very nice, and the place aint bad either! I so need a place to keep my drinking collection also.

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  31. Oh my word!!!! Such a beautiful and warm home! You have some interesting things and love your new place for libations-great idea. Of course my favorite thing is of course-BUSTER!

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  32. Baby.....
    you got style,
    you got rhythm,
    who could ask for anything more!

    and in those jeans no less!

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  33. wow you have a lovely home and I thought beds were meant for monkey business

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  34. You def have a great eye! That use of a bar is great, chic, yet old, yet new looking! I would love to see what you could do here. I have a thing for shells too.

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  35. Wow, you got a beautiful place! Fun pictures swing on the bed. I also noticed a nice bulge slanting to the right. What can we do with that??????

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