Thursday, May 13, 2010

Next stop, wedding...

I know, I know...
I promised you all some photos, right?

Our week at the house was fabulous. It was the first time since we bought it that we have been there all together. It really felt like home.
That is more important than you may all realize. Though we love traveling and living in different parts of the world, it is a totally different feeling to have a "home base".
We know we are not staying there each time we come, but we know also, that we will come back.

It was a busy 5 days. We had furniture delivered...
not a great experience.
They replaced the table top that I had delivered in February. There was a nick in it and they tried to color it in with a marker...can you believe that? They also had the wrong fabric on the chairs...but now it is complete and looking gorgeous with my new settings that we carried from Brasil!

Next up was the entertainment center. It is beautiful and looks lovely.
But...the person who brought it only was told to leave it at the bottom of the stairs!
We have about 10 steps that have a turn in it. Now, I paid $100 to have inside delivery...
don't worry, you can be sure I already called and am getting that refunded!
It was really hard for just my husband and I to "shimmie" up a 9 ft. long, really heavy piece!
But we did it...and here it is:

Now come the 2 bedroom sets. Ours was fine. My daughter's had a crack in the wood and a rail that looked like it cracked and was repaired with putty! Then, there was not any hardware enclosed! So, we couldn't even have put it together if we wanted!

It was fun receiving this gift from a dear friend in Brasil:

I adore my little vacuum:

And we did get some fun and relaxation in here too:

It was a great vacation. We accomplished quite a bit and had the best time enjoying each other's company! We plan on spending many evenings here on our porch!

Now onto the wedding of my niece!

5 comments:

Fabiola said...

I am so happy for you. And I sure appreciate the "home" feeling!!!

Enjoy the wedding and your family!!!

Have a safe trip.

Fabiola

Sonja said...

Nice place! And we need the photos of the hair, too, remember?1

Beverlydru said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Scriber's Web said...

What a gorgeous place! And what is wrong with the furniture people in Florida?

Thanks for sharing the photos and have fun at the wedding! I have a crazy month too!

FancyHorse said...

Your home looks lovely! You have a talent for putting things together, along with your own things, to make a beautiful setting. I'm sorry you had such problems with the delivery and the quality of the furniture.

I've been away myself, but am back now. We were on a cruise through the Panama Canal!