Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back on the Face of the Earth

I've fallen off - but I'm back! I don't know how many readers (if any) I have left! We're at 3+ weeks and counting until our wedding and have been in FULL swing with tying up odds and ends. I have a MAJOR project and announcement (coming very very soon!) that has been taking up most of my time (and NO I'm not pregnant!) : ) Here are a few other things I've been up to:

Last weekend I slipped out of the house for a few minutes to go through an open house, of a house I have been eyeing since as long as I can remember. It's on our same street, and I remember as a little girl drooling over this house. (The design bug bit me at a very young age!) When I heard that they were having an open house, I jumped on my bike and headed out!

{Front door}

I unfortunately could not take many pictures of the rooms - I had to sneak the few pictures I did get. This is the best overall picture I could get, but check out that light!

The floors were an amazing, worn, reclaimed wood with the most perfect faded color for a beach house.

Aside from the house itself, the owners have AMAZING taste in furniture. Again, I could only sneak a few pictures. These were just the tip of the iceberg of their collection. Unfortunately, the furniture does NOT come with the house.

I was plotting a way to take this gorgeous, old pine table out the door, into my bike and home with me!

On my way home I stopped by another open house, that is being represented by a dear friend of mine. This is another amazing home - but it deserves a blog post all its' own. I do have to share the killer oven in the kitchen!

In other random updates: I have been working on a pair of bookcases that I got an unbeatable deal on - FREE!! I was driving home the other day, and saw these sitting on the side of the road with the best sign on them....FREE! I screeched my tires, pulled over, and called David with his truck. Ok, so by "the other day" I actually mean 3 months ago and have been meaning to work on them, but they keep getting pushed t the bottom of my to-do list. I finally have a place to put them so they have jumped to the top. They're not quite finished but I will post "afters" as soon as they are.

Last update for the date: Here is a sneak peak at a project I have been working on. I'm very excited about this one! Keep in mind this is just a very small snippet of a look!

Hopefully it won't be another two weeks before I post again!


  1. hi melissa,

    ok missy by now i thought you'd be married! i can't wait to hear what your secret is. why do bloggers do that to me? your the 2nd one today! i love your house more than that one you looked at.


  2. loved every bit of this post!

    ps. i am dying to see that house. let me know if you wanna check it out again!!!!

  3. You are alive!!! :) You were in Mary ann & Tonys house on Neptune... I helped do the interior design in that house. Plantaion style! You should have seen it before Nacho & I got in there. WOW... 80's style all the way... Yucky! Too funny!!! Their old house was in Encinitas Ranch... Welcome back to the BLOG world. I'm getting excited about your wedding!!! :)


  4. okay, your post are like getting to the bottom of a bag of M&M's - you savor them - and you don't want to get to the bottom of the bag! very inspiring - thank you for sharing. have fun with your planning and DIYing.....~alicia

  5. Goodness posting and a wedding three weeks away is pretty amazing.

  6. So nice to hear from you. Are you kidding me about the bookcases!? I can't wait to see what you do with them.

    Miss you!

  7. Love the light fixture over that table!

  8. That light fixture AND those pretty turquoise wicker chairs! LOVE! That house is too cute. Good luck with all the last minute wedding details. I remember the crunch time before our wedding all too well. You'll survive Melissa!

  9. Wow that light fixture is amazing! And I was worried my new chandelier was going to be too big....
    Love the free bookcases, great find! I'll be here when you finish them.

  10. Ooh...love that house! I really love the blue chairs in the dining room....so perfect:)

  11. omg, that fixture is Huge! love it! the whole house is great- glad you were finally able to get in it!
    That vintage range is to DIE for!!

    Wishing you the best of luck with your final preparations, and wishing you a joyous wedding day! Remember to breathe and to be present in every single moment, so that you will remember it forever!

  12. How fun to catch up! The nomes look lovely! And more importantly, It seems that maybe your big day was this weekend! Hope you had a beautiful and memorable celebration of Love and family!