Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pugs, Pink Roses, Steak and Antiquing?

I am often asked how my husband feels about all the Pink Girly home decorations that adorn our home......
And I have to say to my to my husbands credit he is a really good sport and my biggest fan!

He is proud of everything I do and has only played the decorating card twice in our marriage..

Once when it came to decorating our littlest guys bedroom, I wanted blue silk check drapes and they wanted something to the tune of Star Wars or Sponge Bob! Ahhhh!

We all compromised and while there are plenty of star war figurines and space ships in his room we went with a very whimsical and cute monkey themed room in soft blues and greens.....

The only other time he overruled my decorating was when it came to building our outdoor barbeque grill and Island.

You see my husband is from Argentina and the Argentianian men are known for their barbeques.....Wood barbeques no propane here!!!!!

My husband wanted a really big island so that people could sit, eat and talk while he was grilling..... I felt it was getting too large and needed to be scaled down.....My husband very kindly said...."Honey I let you do whatever you want in the house, this is my thing, let me do what I want!"

I took the hint and backed off.... This is the only other time he has interjected in my decorating attempts....
Im glad he did because He is happy and so am I He has the grill of his dreams and I have the pink home of mine!
even the pug is happy because he soooo loves the steak scraps!!!!!!

Here he is taking a nap after a hearty meal! He gets in these positions all by himself!

Of course I plant lots of pink flowers all around the Mans barbeque station :)

Ill post pictures once I finish planting this summer.....

On a final note I recently went antiquing and found some great treasures some of which will be listed on the website and also used on future projects to come soon! some pretty jewels for more frames........

this im keeping wouldnt it be cute to put toothpicks in.... what an elegant way to pick ones teeth :P

great vintage millinery....... Love the colors on this portrait plate, cant decide if I should keep it or list it, if Cindy see's it she is going to want it im sure!

That's all for now, have a great day!!




jillian said...

Your house is amazing!! Love it!! The pug is a riot. How can you not smile when you see her sleeping like that, so cute! Can't wait to see the barbeque with all the pink flowers around it. Did you get hubby a pink apron to grill in?!!! I think that would be the finishing touch!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Your dog cracks me up...those poses are hilarious.
I like the monkeys in your sons room and I am looking forward to see your added touch to the bar-b-que area.
Happy Monday ;0)

Melissa said...

Hi Sandy! Hi had to pop over and say hello...followed by GORGEOUS, STUNNING,FABULOUS!!! Your blog is AMAZING! I'm in love with your furnishings, style and of course your dog! If he keeps it up he's sure to get his own sitcom soon. LOL! We must have been sharing a brain today with our posts. I mean really, who else mentions vintage earrings and Star Wars in the same conversation! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy,

Cheers to great hubbies, I have one too!!! Lovin the dog pose.


Diana Lyn said...

Sandy, You are to funny, LOVE the Bling and the pink! Your Pugglet is Too cute, You are stealing my heart! I just love my baby pugglets! Now about the lovely finds! LOVE them and love your Posts, Your husband is a Peach! Have a great evening! Hugs Diana Lyn

Marja Kristiina said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind words. It means a lot to me to hear that I'm not the only one out there with such feelings.

I've enjoyed browsing through your blog immensely! Although my own decorating style is more white and... um, Scandinavian?.. I have a very soft spot for all things pink and shabby chic. It's a gorgeous look and you've mastered it!

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Your Tagged!! Love your goodies! Yes I love silence ..what is everybody talking about on cells anyway?!

CIELO said...

Oh my, what a pretty blog you have.... I love it here. Thanks for stopping by my house in the roses.... I'll definitely come back.



Christine said...

I just love your house and if I am ever in NJ again, I am definitely going to talk you into letting me see it in person. I just love Pugsie. He is such a sweetie pie.

Can't wait to see what you've done to pretty up the patio and barbeque area.


Donna O'Brien said...

Oh, so pink and pretty. And the title of this post cracks me up! Thanks for the visit.

Lori said...

Sandy, your home is gorgeous!!! and your dog is SO cute!!! your son's room looks adorable, the monkey theme is sweet...your web site is amazing, you have SO many gorgeous things for sale, it was a feast for my eyes this morning!!!

Karen said...

Hi Sandy, Your pug is hilarious. I love all your pretty pink and white photos!

My hubby and I are "discusssing" our outdoor deck this spring. Evening argeeing on a stain can be a challenge :)

Have a great day!

Karen at Ciderantiques

Creating Myself said...

Found your blog from a comment you left @ Marina's Virtual Party. Congrats on being featured in Terry's Cottage of the month! I recognized some of the photos as being featured on the Romantic Vignettes section on home is incredible & you deserve teh accolades! Cami

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

your hubby is a definite keeper!!! =) i wish i could get mike to do all of that stuff. i have wanted the living room carpet pulled up and the hardwood floor underneath redone for years... debbie