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Monday, March 25, 2013

Random Thoughts To Start The Week: Drapes And A Dog

I had a terrible scare a couple evenings ago.  Our little precious Cavalier Murphy got out of one of our garden gates and was lost for about 45 minutes.


Notice the open gate?


I tried not to panic and called and searched for him as far as I could go.  I texted my husband who was in Florida at a conference that Murphy was gone.  I was afraid he had wandered into the woods of the mountain which is extremely dense.  Thankfully one of our neighbors found him laying down in a ditch cold (it snow flurried all day) and scared and put a leash on him and brought him back.  I had a heck of a time brushing out all the leaves and burrs in his coat.

You see, Cavaliers are big dog babies.  They don’t do well fending for themselves.  And, Murphy is the biggest baby of them all.  He’s home safe and sound, happy to be reunited with his stuffed bear toy, and all’s well that ends well!

On the décor front, I hung drapes in the family room and my daughter’s room.

Remember this toile?  I decided to re-use the drapes I already had in the family room.


I think they look better with the new SW wall color Wool Skein.


The previous large Kirsch mahogany rods were too overpowering so I bought these antique brass ones from Country Curtains.  They have a smaller diameter and aren’t distracting.  The focus should be on the drapes and not the rods.


Below is a peek at my daughter’s drapes.


These are the custom showroom drapes that I got on sale for practically nothing at Ethan Allen last summer.


The rod came from Pottery Barn.  I love the mercury glass finials.


I’m still working on her room, so I won’t reveal it until later.

I am sooo behind on my blog reading.  Forgive me sweet blogging friends.  I’ll be catching up with everyone soon.




Phyllis @Around the House said...

oh my gosh you must have been frightened to death not being able to find your little sweetie,,,the house is beautiful...love the drapes they are hung so perfectly and I do love the the rod...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh gosh, I'm sure that was one of those moments where your heart dropped into your stomach, Kim. I used to freak if our dog got out. With her being a Siberian Husky (and some pure breed dog nappings going on at one time), I used to be afraid she was taken. Of course, it helped that she looks more fierce than she is. I used to laugh when young kids would walk by if we had her out front and would say "look at that wolf".

The drapes look great. What a great set you got for your daughter's room. I love the header.

chateau chic said...

Both pairs of drapes are so pretty and fit each room perfectly! Anxious to see what you're up to in your daughter's room.
Mary Alice

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Aw, poor baby. I'm glad Murphy is okay. I like what you did with the drapes. They look great with the wall color, and switching the rods was a good call.

Unknown said...

Oh Poor Murphy! Our baby Cavalier could never survive out on his own! He is the Biggest Baby but I love him sooooooo!!! Love your drapes, I adore toile and can't wait to see your daughter's room.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I bet Murphy was really regretting the impulse to walk through that gate. Bet he doesn't try that one again any time soon! Love the new rods.

Bliss said...

When the gate gets let open here I run around like a lunatic yelling at anyone within ear shot about leaving the dammm gate open! Just one of those things that makes me mad... if you open it shut it. But I have lots of people to point the finger at and of course it's never any of them!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So glad you found Murphy.....the drapes look gorgeous and what a great deal from Ethan Allen...love them!!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Your daughter's drapes are fantastic. I love everything about them. They look so lush. Glad little Murph is home. Thank goodness for neighbors. By the way, I added you to my blog roll.

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