Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rainy Night Frags


We have been sooooo dry around here that my lawn gnome's beautiful green grass is now crunchy and brown!

Thank goodness it's rainin' out there tonight - - - wish it would keep it up at a nice steady pace for about three days.

But, while it's raining water drops out there, let it rain down some Friday Frags in here!!

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Two FF's ago I talked about getting this lovely piece which then had to ride around in the hatch of my car for the better part of a week waiting for us to clear the 70's dresser out of our bedroom to make way for the new, which in this case is of course much older than the old.

For a long time I've wanted to fill our bedroom up with antique pieces which I prefer over the70's stuff we bought brand new in our newly wed era, circa 36 years ago. I'm loving the transformation.

There will be a couple more transformers later in this list of frags.

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I got tired of my coffee table books just lying around all flat and boring. I saw this chest and thought it would make a perfect magazine "propper-upper."

And it does.

I believe someone must have made this as either a jewelry or silverware chest. All the little drawers are lined with green velvet.

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Now the coffee table top doesn't have to be flat and boring any more.

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I'm one of the few non-Miami, non-Florida people who actually WANT the Heat to win it all.

They are trying to eliminate the Indiana Pacers as I type this. By the time you read it, we'll all know whether they were successful tonight or not.

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Today was Fisherhubby's and my 37th anniversary. Our dear friends, Eloise (pronounced E-Lois) and Bill stopped by with a pack of very fun things for us to open.

This antique french fry cutter was in the mix.

They also gave us two antique egg beaters, two different styles. You can find one of them in the upper right hand corner and the other in the lower left.

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Transformer #2, a dry sink which is doubling as a bedside table.

I don't know WHY it looks crooked in my picture, it isn't really a crook at all.

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A few days ago Fisherhubby asked me why he couldn't have a roll-top desk on his side of the bed instead of a bedside table. He's been wanting a roll-top for more than twenty years.

I poo-pooed the idea because frankly, I thought I had OTHER things in mind to put on his side of the bed.

The very next day, when I walked into Cranberry Creek, THIS is what I saw inside the door.

It had JUST arrived and wasn't even priced yet. I told Jodi to mark it "sold" and let me know the price as soon as she could get it appraised.

Today, just in time for our anniversary, it came home with us!!!

Happy Anniversary to you dear Fisherhubby.

The roll-top is Transformer #3, and I'm kinda liking how "his side" of the bed is shaping up.

Isn't he so lucky to have my Kindergarten "Christmas Baby" on his side of the room???

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Poor Fisherhubby is in the middle of a 6 day stretch of working in the ER. He was SUPPOSED to have today off, but got called in for a couple of hours.

When he got home, he spent a good bit of time doing this, and I don't blame him.

In our pack of very fun anniversary gifts from Bill and Eloise today, we found this electric fly zapper swapper for Fisherhubby.

Right on the packaging there is a warning to NOT touch the mesh when it is on, or you will incur an electric shock.

Fisherhubby says he can't WAIT to zap me with it when I come out of the shower.

And that's all I'll say about that.

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Bill Lisleman said...

I got my "frags" up tonight too. Nice to wake up to a fresh "frag" rain. Is it this neat and orderly just for the pictures? Just wondering if you are the type of person that can't stand some mess. Right now I appear to be the type of person that asks too many questions.

podso said...

I particularly love that "new" dresser! And the roll top was quite a find. Looking good! happy 37th!

Tami said...

Happy Anniversary! As always, you find the perfect pieces of furniture. Electric fly swatter? Never heard of one. Swatting you out of the shower though. Did he ever hear of electric items near a wet surface? LOL

Actingbalanced said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Fisherhubby!

Erin said...

I love your new dresser. Old pieces give a place a sense of history. Love it! I can kinda picture an evil grin on FH face as he chases you around with the new fly swatter. Now why does a warning like that just make me want to find out just how shocking it is?

Empty Nester said...

We have one of those fly zapper thingys and, when BestSonInLawEVER comes down, he chases us with it. Which makes me wonder why I call him BestSonInLawEVER. And also why I don't hide the thing when they're coming. LOL Happy Anniversary! AND- I LOVE your new additions!

Hootin Anni said...

Well, hope you don't shower for him on your anniversary...being zapped on your special day will be a whole new meaning, I'm sure.

GREAT stuff!!! I too love antiques. And your special pieces are priceless!!! [oh, and I love your baby doll too]


Anonymous said...

I love all your "frags."

tinajo said...

WOW - you´ve been spending a long time together, that is fantastic! :-)

Wayne W Smith said...

Happy Anniversary! That is a fun gift though I would be on the look out coming out of the shower.

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I love, love, love that dresser! It's gorgeous as is the night stand/dry sink.....what a great idea for the magazines. You have the best ideas! Plus you obviously look a lot in antique shops. I really should get out more!

I love the fly zapper! Hmmmmm.....:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Keetha, you have been very busy decorating your place. I love all the new items. Love vintage, it's all so charming. Happy Anniversary!

Alyx said...

Hope your anniversary was great!
and that electric fly zapper looks awesome... does it work?

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Everyone needs an electric fly swatter!

We have a very similar bureau in our family. It sat in my grandparent's dining room. I think my cousin has it now. I have a really interesting one from my former step-mother-inlaw that will go to my daughter, but I'm keeping safe in my bedroom right now!

StarTraci said...

How perfect! Two beautiful new pieces of furniture to celebrate 37 years!

I also love the magazine propper-upper.


Stacy said...

I always love your funny comments and get a chuckle out of them. Love seeing all your "transformers" too. I have a lot of big, lovely books and never would have thought of displaying them like I have to start looking for the right chest/box to prop them up on. :)

Unknown said...

Nice dresser. I had an old house in New Orleans, and most of the furniture was from consignment or pawn shops. Or my mom's house. I had an old dresser in my bedroom but I gave it away to the new owner's grandmother when I moved. She had one as a little girl, and she loved it.

Keri said...

I love all your new pieces!! Dad finally got his roll-top desk. :)

Vidya Sury said...

Happy Anniversary, Keetha, to you both! :-) I wish you good health and happiness! Your antique furniture looks so loved and you've made it feel so perfectly at home! I enjoy making changes once in a while and ah, maybe one day I'll have a few antique pieces around me too! Right now I am knee deep in clutter-clearing!

Always love coming over here.