Some Thank Yous

August 24th, 2012

Hi all, happy weekend!  First, thanks so much to all of you for your helpful comments and emails yesterday in our hunt for a trestle table, I’m so grateful for all of your insight!

I’d like to thank a few magazines for their very kind features this month.  Thanks so much to Fresh Style Magazine for the feature in their holiday issue, filled with so many ideas for the upcoming season, pick it up on newsstands or buy it here

fresh style feature

The September issue of HGTV magazine is out and there’s a great bookcase styling article that includes our blue backed bookcases, thanks for including me!

sept issue hgtv

 

Erin clued me in to this one just today, thank you Design Oklahoma for naming me as an inspiring blogger, thanks to Mia Blake for the article and to Erin for letting me know!

design oklahoma feature

Finally a big thank you to all of YOU!  I don’t say it often enough, but I should tell you how grateful I am to all of you who continue to read this blog.  I appreciate you all so so much, it’s hard to convey it in words, but it’s so true.

I’ve got several projects both large and small in the works right now, one is another kitchen in a second emergency shelter we’ve adopted through the Alma Project, and we have several amazing sponsors helping out again.  We’re knee deep into that full room remodel and I’ll have another new kitchen to show you in a few short weeks.  Can’t wait!  

Have a great weekend! 

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Trestle Table Hunt

August 23rd, 2012

Hey everyone, I’m feeling much more rested today, funny how a 10 hour sleep can do that for you!  So I mentioned we were on the hunt for a trestle table and I’ve been looking around for months.  After spying this beauty in a shop in Montreal, I’m completely fixated on this style to replace our old traditional table in our dining room.

dream trestle table

 

Many of you offered up some suggestions, thanks so much!  I’ve looked at this Chianni table by Ballard Designs in Belgian Oak. chianni trestle ballard

At $1,189 plus shipping and tax, it’s a really great price, bonus that there’s an expansion leaf but I’m leaning toward a fixed length.  Plus when you zoom in it looks like the brackets are visible from the side?   A minor detail, but that one bothers me a bit.  And it’s only 36” wide which seems a little skinny to me.

Who doesn’t love the RH Trestle, hello gorgeous, but double what I’m willing to spend at $2,995 plus shipping.

restoration hardware trestle

 

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