Saturday, August 2, 2008

Before And After

Yes, this is my Pink Saturday post. I know it doesn't look pink up here at the top, but be patient, scroll down a bit and you'll get the pink payoff. The reason I'm not doing a big PINK SPECTACULAR today is because we're moving Emily into her apartment and that means lots of trips back and forth in the truck and unpacking. Now back to the blog.....
Thankfully BooMama postponed her Before and After extravaganza because right now my house is just a great big BEFORE. Between one daughter home from college and the other daughter moving out on Sunday AND me going crafting crazy in our dining room......well let's just say it's not a good time for company. countertops on the wishlist
My builder friends have been over twice to discuss the extensive updating my house needs and the list keeps getting longer. light fixture for breakfast room
Light fixtures, counter tops, moulding and trim work, caulking and painting are on the agenda for now, but I've also got Emily's cute little apartment on my mind.

The DeSoto, Tampa, Florida

It's an old brick building with interior halls and lots of old building charm like high ceilings, wood floors, and my favorite: black and white floors in the tiny kitchen. The windows are huge with wide glossy white trim that goes with the wide baseboard. She's got to settle on a color scheme, though, because it's only 650 square feet.
The bedroom is definitely going to be black and pink because she already had the linens and pictures to go in that direction. On her wish list is the fabulous Flamingo by John James Audubon. I think this would make a good house warming gift, don't you?

24 comments:

Lori said...

that flamingo is spectacular! the house is one never ending project isn't is? it's always something...we are hoping to re~do our siding soon...

sheila said...

Absolutely the best Housewarming gift!! What a great print!

Sandi McBride said...

I love the pictures...every last one of them! I know you are going to do a tremendous job on the 650 foot apartment! Yes, lovely housewarming gift!
Sandi

Tonja said...

I LOVE black and pink! the print is fabulous! A great gift!

Beverly said...

I think it would make just a perfect gift.

We lived in Tampa when I was a little girl.

david mcmahon said...

Came here from Sandi McBride. Dunno about the flamingo - we don't have those here in Australia.

How about an emu? !!!!

Darlene said...

Great pictures and that flamingo would make the perfect housewarming gift!!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Barbies and flamingos - perfectly pink.


Happy Pink Saturday.

Dawn said...

It sounds like you are busy!!! I love the flamingo print. The Barbie prints are really nice too.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Pink Saturday with pink flamingos and barbies how more perfectly pink can you get! Wonderful pink images. Karen

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!super cool!
visit me anytime....

Marina Capano said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!super cool!
visit me anytime....

g said...

Wow, those prints are fantabulous! What a lucky girl!!

My husband was raised in Tampa, and we love going back there. Have a mojito at the Columbia for me!!!

Karen said...

Love the Barbie prints. We're in Tampa, too!!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Holley,

Wonderful drawings! Happy PINK Saturday moving!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Deborah said...

I love the Barbie prints!

Yes, a perfect housewarming gift...I would love it!

Joy said...

Those fashion sketches are to die for!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, the flamingo print is fabulous! The apartment building is so charming! :) ~Rhonda

Abuela Beauty said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Besitos from Argentina!
Silvia

Mya said...

Love the barbie pics and the pink flamingo is fabulous. I think I might try the flower thing I am sure I will be odd or something weird like that.
-Mya

Jeanne said...

The Barbie prints are fabulous and the Flamingo seems to be making a comeback. A great gift and it is so pink. smile.

Jeanne

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Holley, love the pink and black prints especially those Barbie's prints. I collect vintage barbies so I am kinda leaning more towards the Barbie prints!
Love, Ann

Margie said...

Looks like a nice apartment building! I love the Barbie pictures and I think the *pink* flamingo pic would be a great gift! You can't go wrong with *pink*!

Dana said...

I am really late in commenting about your PS Post! I was out of town. I love those prints and am now officially a flamingo fan (I did a PS post on that a few weeks ago)--so I would pick that flamingo!