Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pieces of Me #2

Continuing on with our Beyond Layer's Scavenger Hunt Week today is (1) breakfast and (2) mailbox.  Oh dear, now I have to confess that many times I do skip right over breakfast.  I just get so busy with drinking coffee, reading the newspaper, catching up on blogs, writing posts, taking pictures in my PJ's that there just doesn't seem to be room for breakfast in that line-up.  I know..."most important meal of the day"...gotta get better at it.  I do enjoy vanilla yogurt on granola, but right now I am out of both, so no pics of that.  But I did manage a little something for the sake of art today....


I did enjoy a softboiled egg altho by the time I broke it open it had almost hardboiled, but it was still tasty.

Earlier in the summer my mailbox was covered with beautiful purple clematis, but not now.  I'll admit I did try to go back in my archives and search for those pics with the flowers covering the mailbox, but after awhile, decided...what the heck, this is pieces of me, right now, not a couple of months ago. As you can see, the mailbox is currently empty which sometimes is a good thing....no bills, no junk mail.

OK, now is where I try and attempt the proverbial 2 birds with one stone trick....I missed posting in Trisha's Barn Charm yesterday and today is Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday, using her new texture "dreamit" which by the way, I absolutely love, so here goes the 2 birds trick....actually I did cheat a little here...I took this pic earlier in the spring, but the texture is brand new.

Oops, just hopped over to Tricia's blog and found out that her modem is down so no barn-charm this week.  So those 2 birds are now one...

And just because, I am posting a couple of pics of my "thank God it's over" bathroom redo.  This is the downstairs powder room.  All that really happened in this room was stripping off the wallpaper and painting.  The bathroom vanity had been updated a couple of years ago with a new faucet and new hardware and a new toilet was added at that time.  This has now become a mini art gallery for a lot of my photography work.  The extra things on the wall all have special meanings...I will post on that in the future.  The color was changed from a dark forest green to this soft golden tan which matches colors in the family room.  I love it...with only a change in the color it made a huge difference.

And today, in honor of the death of Phyllis Diller (I know some of you probably don't remember her, but she was a terrific comedian who was always telling jokes about her age and her marriage) I want to close with just a few of her laugh out loud "quotes".   She lived to the age of 95, probably laughing all the way.

"I love to go the doctor. Where else would a man look at me and say, 'Take off your clothes?'

"You know you're getting old when your blood type's been discontinued."

"I realized on our first wedding anniversary that our marriage was in trouble.  Fang (the name she gave her husband) gave me luggage.  It was packed.  My mother darn near suffocated."

"Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight."

So on that note...Until next time....


  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Love that window frame, your bathroom redo is fabulous. Breakfast, did someone say breakfast...I'm so bad too! Yes, I'm in love with her new texture dream it and they broke the mold with Phyllis didn't they!

    (now I'm craving an egg, ha)

  2. I love the barn with Kim's texture! Beautiful!

  3. I love the barn, the bathroom, and your pictures in there!
    Phyllis Diller was such a funny comedian. Thanks for the laughs.

  4. I absolutely love your breakfast shot!!! Love it!!!
    The barn shot is gorgeous! Well done!
    I loved Phyllis Diller. When I was out running errands today I was listening to NPR and they were playing an interview they had of her .... she was one of a kind!

  5. Deanna, your bathroom looks gorgeous!
    I love the way the wall is decorated, and what a beautiful color.

  6. Your bathroom turned out great! I want to redo mine and u have inspired me! I love phyllis diller. What an amazing woman to tackle comedy in her mid 30's! Beautiful as always Deanna

  7. i love your beautiful photos and your bathroom renovation. what a wonderful idea to decoration with your stunning images! :)

  8. Phyllis was pretty awesome...it was nice to read some of those lines and laugh all over again. TY I was also excited to see you are framing some of your work for your house...they look so nice in your bathroom. Everything looks just perfect (as I knew it would) Great post Deanna!

  9. Well your barn and texture are gorgeous! lovely soft tones. I really like that window frame with your photo art - wonderful idea - I should be doing something similar . . .

  10. Great photos, as usual. The texture is perfect for the barn shot.

    Phyllis Diller was funny. I always liked her "Housework can't kill you, but why chance it." She had a good, long run.

  11. Am always amazed at all you get done! Love your decor, especially since most of it consists of your work. Tell me, how did you mount the pics in the window? Are they just prints or mounted or printed someother way? When I last visited Charlotte Wilson (Butterbean Row) in the Atlanta area, we found a slew of windows but I decided to wait till I got home to get one, which I've yet to do.

  12. Checking in, as I always do. Love your powder room re-do! My mailbox didn't make the grade - covered with bird you-know-what that I wasn't about to clean. I couldn't figure out if we were supposed to link every day with our updated "Pieces" but when I saw that you did, I did the same thing. Thanks for keeping me straight!


  13. Just saying, You can always make me happy when I come here. :)

  14. Great shot of your impromptu breakfast! Your bathroom makeover is wonderful. Isn't it amazing how a gallon of paint can transform a room? I've been thinking of decorating with some of my photography--so nice to see yours displayed. I do remember Phyllis Diller and how comical she was! You chose some great quotes of hers.

  15. Your bathroom turned out great! I love how you've displayed your photos in that window...so pretty. That barn photo is beautiful too. I haven't done Texture Tuesday in such a long time. I need to get back in the swing of things :)

  16. Hi Deanna, I love that you turned your bathroom into a mini art gallery, it looks great! Really trying to get the hang of this blogging... I am taking behind the scenes with Kim Klassen and Xanthe Berkeley hoping to learn a little more. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Hi Deanna,
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post.. the last part had me laughing out loud :)
    Love the redone bathroom and the beautiful corner with your work.. really amazing. Actually, each photo in this post is amazing.. I love your mailbox (love the beautiful bokeh in the background... it adds so much to the pic)! We live in an apartment so our mailbox is really dull and uninspiring..
    Hope you have a lovely rest of the week :)

  18. Your photo artworks and your decorating are so beautifully done.

  19. Gorgeous artwork and I enjoyed the Phyllis Diller humour. She sure was a funny lady.

  20. I just love how your bathroom turned out. Looks great. And your photos are gorgeous as always. I LOVED Phyllis Diller, When I was younger I dresses up like her for Halloween. She was one funny Lady..


  21. I like the Scavenger Hunt idea. The photo of the barn and your mailbox - like those especially!

  22. That bathroom make-over is gorgeous. Really like the barn photo!! :)

  23. What a lovely post, Deanna !
    Love your mailbox, we don't have mailboxes like that here, I think ...
    Your bathroom looks gorgeous !
    Nice evening,

  24. Awesome photos, postcard-perfect - each and every one! :)


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