Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My dear friend Carmen was up from Tucson over the weekend. They had planned on arriving Friday night. Plans changed to Saturday and we were afraid that we would not be able to get together. Fate intervened and my cell phone rang Saturday afternoon just as I was dropping off Taylor at a birthday party. We were both free for two hours. What are the chances? We had a quick lunch and off we went to hit about 4 or 5 nearby stores. She made my day! Saturday night we had a family barbeque at my sister-in-laws and watched the Cardinals game. I am definitely not a television football watching fan, but what a fun game to watch and Larry Fitzgerald is so entertaining! Last time Carmen was up, we visited her friend Carrie. I was too busy to blog it at the time, but wanted to share these photos. Carrie and her husband bought an older home, had it torn down and built an exceptional custom home off of Camelback Road in Phoenix. Carrie's mother is an interior decorator specializing in custom fabrics. She took one year off of work to sew exclusively for Carrie and to help her with her three children while she tackles her new project. I've been lucky enough to see it twice, one year apart.
Several pieces of her furniture were garage sale finds including this chaise in her daughter's room. I love the trim and wish I could slipcover!

Please excuse the dark photo. I wanted to show the trim.
I'm loving this skirt on her baby girl's rocking chair as well. It, too, was a garage sale find. You would never know it now.
Last time we visited, this bench was royal blue. They have made so much progress in a year. We walked to Tammie Coe Cakes and I had my first, but definitely not last, Ooey Gooey Cupcake. I saw her zebra cake in person. Incredible! Such a work of art.


Maija said...

OMG- an ooey gooey cupcake?!?!?!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

cute stuff!