The last time I posted was over a month ago when I told you I was closing down the blog for a while due to health issues. I am doing much better now thanks to a lot of prayers, a great doctor and . "Thank you" to everyone who sent their prayers, thoughts, and well wishes my way for a speedy recovery. I am so lucky to have all of you in my life. I missed blogging so much that I have decided it is time for me to get back to work. So today I am bringing you a simple vignette I have in our family room.
This is our huge ottoman/coffee table that I picked up from a thrift store a couple of years ago for $15. I couldn't believe it - it was exactly what I wanted and I think the guy just wanted it out of his store because it was so large. It's perfect for our family - it is so multifunctional - we use it for a coffee table, snacking, homework, footstool and as extra seating when we need it. I have often thought about making a drop cloth cover for it but I can't make myself cover it up because it is so easy to care for. All I have to do to keep it clean is wipe it with a damp clothe. How much easier could that be. So even though I am a drop cloth fanatic this will remain uncovered for now.
I placed a long striped fleece blanket diagonally across the ottoman to give it a bit of color for this season. I love using oranges, browns, golds and burgundies in my fall decor.
Then I placed a wooden tray that I have had for years on top. The tray holds a vintage pitcher filled with "faux" fall flowers of all kinds - along with leaves and grasses
( all purchased at the dollar store). I love all the different textures they give us. The pitcher has a touch of blue in the stripe around it that blends in with the blues in this room. I found this pitcher while thrifting this past week - $2. Can't beat the price. I also have a small amber glass saucer from the same thrift store - $.50 that is holding one of our orange candles sitting in the tray.
I thought I would also update you on our "flood conditions" this past weekend. As most of you know we are in Myrtle Beach, SC. Although there was flooding in this area our city fared so much better than other areas in the state. The below picture shows the "lake"/retention pond right in front of our house. This is Saturday when Charleston and Columbia were being hit so hard. And remained this way on Sunday when Columbia took its hardest hit. The lake is to the top but staying within its bounds.
However when we woke on Monday morning the storm had again swung around and dumped a ton of water on us and this is what the lake looked like that morning.
You can see at the arrows how the water in the lake and the water in the road met - thankful it was only a few inches deep and by mid afternoon when the rain had stopped the waters receded. The community in the back of the picture had ankle deep water standing in their roads making it difficult for them to get out. Albeit we did have some problems here with high waters, washed out roads and closed roads making it difficult to get around we fared much better than Columbia.
Our granddaughter goes to USC and came home this weekend to celebrate her sister's birthday. We are so thankful or she would have been caught in all that. God is so good to us and looks out for us in so many ways. So although we are doing quite well - the rest of South Carolina needs every one's prayers for a speedy recovery as we are far from being back to normal. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
Until next time enjoy creating something you love.
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