Shannon Berrey

Welcome back, Mom!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

If you have been reading my blog for a little while, you know my mom has been
really sick
with some mystery illness after a recent surgery. Well, I am so happy
to report that she is doing much better and has even returned to work!
{And, something else that's back--her sense of humor}

This is an email that I received from her this morning:

Shaz: I meant to tell you that we have had MANY homes broken into
 in the past few months in and around W/S…usually only taking jewelry
because the worth of gold has gone up so much. Two on staff have
been victims. I’ve been thinking I should do that as a second job.
J

Anyway, it’s good to think about locking doors…who knows,
they might even like your babies.

soooooo.....
mom's feeling so good that she is considering a night job, apparently....
as. a. jewelry thief
 {did I mention that she is employed by a huge church??}
and she wants me to lock my doors because someone might
 want to steal my chihuahuas!!!!!!!!???? for the love..

Oh mom, I am so glad you are feeling better!!!!
XOXO

{she is going to kill me for posting this!!}

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Great Headboards

Monday, August 22, 2011

In searching for a bed for a girls room, I came across these lovely 
regency-style headboards in great fabric options.











The design is called the 'Murdoch' and it is done in an espresso finish. It's a great
deal--a queen size, depending on your fabric choice ranges from $242-$282. 
Overstock, peeps. 

Jacks room: numbers

Friday, August 19, 2011

I showed you the great wallpaper book I grabbed while at Screendoor yesterday.
Today I wanted to show you a couple of the other goodies I came home with.

My son is a huge sports nut. He plays Soccer, Baseball, Travel Baseball and Basketball.
His room is decorated in honor of his passions. 

I wasn't certain exactly what these were when I saw them, but I knew I liked them.

The first thing I thought was 'Courtney and Robert would totally dig these!!!'

I thought it would be fun to buy his sports number {15} and mount them in his room.

Jack walked in and said 'those are so beastly!!' {for those who are not currently parenting
 a teenager, this reference shows great approval}. He thinks maybe they came from a sports
arena and that they designated the sections {????}



We are in a bit of a transition in Jack {and Maris'} room due to the fact that we got new
carpet last week. {Thank-you, Lord!} Since we had to take everything out for the installers,
it was a good time to do a little redecorating. Not a lot of changes, but since this room was
 done 5 years ago, it gave us a chance to redo it a bit for '13 year old Jack' and pack away
 '8 year old Jack'. **sigh**

This 'locker wall' stayed the same. The vintage lockers were found at Oddfellows many 
years ago. They weigh about 50,000 pounds--no kidding {so maybe I kid a little}. In
between is a tool cabinet from Lowes. All the X-Box goods are stored in here. 



I painted a football field on the opposite wall.  

And another Screendoor find...this lamp that I fell in love with about 5 years ago. I
think it is so fun! Somebody with a great sense of humor must have put this one together.

  

The base could have been the bottom of a doctors rolling seat, maybe? 
There is a little vintage saucer in the middle. 

 

And let's not overlook that great turquoise bowling ball!



I am super excited to be accompanying some new blogger friends
 to Screendoor next weekend!

The Ultimate Guide to Wallpaper

Thursday, August 18, 2011

One of my very favorite places to shop for vintage pieces is Screendoor in Asheville.
After I get through perusing the goods, I spend time in their fabulous bookstore.
 


 
They have tons of decorating books. And the best part--their prices are all
 40-50% off the printed book price.

     
I discovered this hefty {254 pages!} gem. 

 
Notice what it's selling for at other stores?





Inside the front cover, the paper looked really familiar.





It looks like the one Emily Henderson used in the guest bedroom makeover on her HGTV
show a few weeks ago.



{Secrets from a Stylist}

The book traces the history of wallpaper, how to use it to create certain effects, as well as how to hang it.
 It also includes loads of beautifully papered rooms.   













It also includes over 150 full-size reproductions of the best contemporary wallpapers. 








You best believe Mai Chiang Dragon was included!





I haven't REALLY read it all yet. But, I can not wait to delve into it.
If you need to get some creative juices flowing, I highly recommend it!


Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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