Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Bomb.Com Update

I was sitting here trying to think of a way to say thank you again to all of those who joined me in my 100thPost/Birthday Celebration/Giveaway. Then it came to me! I would give you a partial tour of Chez Friz. I've told y'all before I'm a mutt when it comes to talent, but the one gift I do have is my friends. I've been blessed to make friends with some of the most creative people in the business. Two of these ladies you've met before. I did a home tour back in August and since that time, they have sold that house, bought another, practically gutted it and are now in the process of making it a showplace. They've gone for a different look in this home. A more pared down, grownup, sophisticated look and I love it. So this is my way of saying thank you to all of y'all for playing with me and to Liz and Fran for allowing me to use it as a back drop. If you're all settled in with your favorite beverage(def.: mar-ti'-ni), let's begin.I didn't photograph the whole house because we were so busy changing Sweetie Pie's clothes. ( Let me just add a footnote here.... Sweetie was a handful and a not an easy girl to get into the bathtub.) Sometimes I think I need a muzzle the way I can get off track. Where was I? Oh yeah, I just photographed the living area, dining room and one of the bedrooms. This is the buffet in the living area. I know...to die for, right?
Fran and Liz are going to shoot me for posting this photo. Liz and I didn't realize the vacuum was still out and there was just no way for me to edit it out. I tried David, I really did but then the effect of the room was lost. It has such a french salon look and feel to it. So shoot me Fran, it is still a beautiful room. Oh, but what a way to go!
Another shot of the buffet. To give you an idea of their talent, when I sold them this buffet, it was that awful, yellowy white you'll see sometimes. Then they got a hold of it(or as Cat Daddy would say, "they took aholt of it") and with paint and freehand embellishments turned it into THIS!!!
Liz has a sunny studio off her bedroom and I'll be taking photos of it the next time I am over there. This is just a part of her studio....just a part! Can you imagine? Are you drooling a little, my two favorite girls from Georgia? Get a kleenex and let's keep going.
I was standing in the hallway looking down to living area and I just clicked.
This is Fran's bedroom where Sweetie Pie, I mean I, was busy getting ready for the party. Nothing is safe from their busy minds. Even the chandeliers can be improved on by these two.
Isn't this just a lovely spot to sit and read?
Every lady should try and make room for a dressing vanity in their bedrooms. To me it is the ultimate luxury. It's just so girly. Who wouldn't feel beautiful putting makeup on here instead of the bathroom....or in your car driving down the highway. Don't give me that look, I've seen you!
I really don't need to say anything here, but because I'm me....I will! This is a room fit for a queen. Queen Trash, hmmm? I like the sound of that!
I love that they don't just do A chandelier. There are at least two in most rooms and in the living area, there are three. Again, not your everyday, garden variety types either. If it can be primped, they are all over it! The stock in prisms and beaded garland will never go down as long as these two have a breath in their bodies.
This was in their other house. It's a lighted musical/funeral/maitre d' stand they bought from us. Here it is just another beautiful vignette.
Peekaboo, I see you! Do you see me? That's the only thing about photographing mirrors. How the heck does one stay out of the shot?
This is a close up shot of their dining room table. They have a passion for religious items too, Ms. T.
Here is a corner of the dining room. They kept all the window treatments simple to allow the natural light to just pour in. That little church Liz got from me as well. It is a charming piece of folk art, all handmade. It lights up and the little stained glass windows are just beautiful. There is even a tiny bell in the chapel.
A final shot of the dining room and the piece de resistance! (I sure hope I spelled that right...I've been wanting to use that phrase forever!) Liz covered one entire wall in book pages, then glazed and sealed it. Isn't it Fab U Lous? Just no other words for it!
I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I enjoyed sharing their talent with y'all. Like I said earlier, I'm just an ugly duckling swimming in a pool of swans, but you know what? I'm as happy as I can be with that. I'll close by saying to all my swan friends out there, a big ol' Texas thank you to you all for letting me hang with y'all!


Antiques and More Blog said...

Debbie, That's a gorgeous home! Love your pictures, you captured everything I would have wanted to see. And all this time I thought Sweetie Pie was sitting in your tub!!!:o)

Till next time my Friend~

delighted heart said...

What a cool house! And they did all that since August! WOW! Beautiful photos of every room! Love it! Specially the wall in the dining room...if I did that I'd be worrying about resale value! LOL Now I be your house is just as cool! But by having the party at a friends ...you don't have to clean yours before and after! Good thinking girlfriend!

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

And all this time I thought we were at your house......Fab u lous!!!! Love the baby heads of course. And can I just ask are you wearing a tablecloth in that bathtub???? Never mind. Lauri @ chippys

trash talk said...

I figured I could kill two birds with one stone. I was able to get photos for more than one post this way. (Plus, yes Patti...I didn't have to clean house!). And yes, Lauri, I'm wearing a tablecloth. I believe I said before I'm funny about sharing the bathroom.
Besides, Sweetie Pie is a "real woman". I couldn't lift her and dress her at the same time by myself and I was afraid C.D. would get to attached. Debbie

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

A tablecloth! Funny! By the way, I love your header picture. I laughed out loud when I got to your blog tonight. That may be one of my favorite pictures you have ever posted!


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I wondered if you would show the dining room wall! Isn't it just fab?! Those ladies know how to DO a house! I love it! Thanks for the refresher. They are inspirational. And stop it! I've been to your house and you've got it going on, as well, my friend. ~Mindy

Unique Unique Design said...

They are 2 very talented ladies. Thanks for sharing their home with us. Even the vacuum!!

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Hey,girl! Sorry I had to miss your party...we were a little busy. I will try to take a pic of my party dress when and if we ever get to go home! I had planned on wearing my prom dress from my junior year in high school...it is the only dress my Mom didn't sell for a quarter in a garage sale!

Thanks for all your kind words...and your prayers! You made a huge difference!


Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a most fabulous house! Thanks, Deb, for the great tour - you're a gem!

M Square said...

OMG...When your title read "thebomb.com" I thought that you were blogging about me! LOL Are you getting ready for Warrenton? David is going with me for the first time! I am so EXCITED! He is in for a REAL treat!!! Love you! Love your blog!


Sweet Repose said...

YUMMMM...what a fun place and actually, I love the vacuum, it makes them just normal like the rest of us poor slobs...we all have to clean house...well, maybe you guys, I kinda like that 'Granny's been dead for years' kinda look...right!

Love the mirror shot!


Frippery said...

They have been busy. What great displays. I love the buffet and the dining room wall and EVERYTHING. Thanks for the tour. I was drinking coffee during the tour. It is 8AM after all. I don't hit the martinis any earlier than 9AM. A girl has to maintain decorum. Pam

Chrissy said...

It takes alot to impress me... but man I am gobsmacked!!! What an awesome post, so many great ideas, I am just blown away!!! THANKS!!!

time-worn interiors said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your friends house! I loved the other house they had! Think I like this one better!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I love seeing their home. Do you think they'll have an open house to debut it? I'll be in their area around the end of the month, do you think they could plan it by then :)

trash talk said...

Theresa, I don't think they are quite ready for an open house, but they always welcome folks who want to stop by. Just call and let them know you are wanting to stop by.
I'll mention to them an open house would be well received and most welcome. I think that would be a great idea!

sepiadreams said...

Love it!!! I am especially drawn to the papered walls and the doll heads!!! ...Hugzzz...Tiina...

Anonymous said...

Truly an exquisite home. I LOVE the idea of covering the wall in book pages. It's handmade wallpaper and it looks fabulous! How very, very creative.


Marie said...

OK, I LOVE the pics...BUT, HONEY!!!!! I LOVE your new "header"!!!
I just love you!!

Lisa B. said...

I love home tours! That was great...so many beautiful things!!

Rosemary said...

Love that house and your new banner is hysterical!

summersundays-jw said...

I love a house that reflects the inhabitants. What creative people.. Sorry I missed your party but it was a little crazy around here this weekend. Maybe on the 200th. Jan

David said...

Wow, good job, Deb! Thanks for taking us along. I feel like I owe ya! :-)

Simplicity Cottage said...

Deb, thanks so much for the tour. I love the walls papered with the vintage book pages...what a great idea! The whole house if fab! I have to tell you that everytime I go to your blog, I laugh my head off...that is the cutest banner ever! The bottle of OJs gets me everytime. Do they still make that stuff? I'm going to CVS and look!

By the way, thanks for the comments on my clock...can you believe somebody thinks it needs paint? Heck, it's peeling and rusted to perfection! LOL