Fluffing the nest…

Fab, fun finds for Chez Blair…some just procured..some just moved around…

Shabby table from Joe at Barnhouse with new Louis chairs~

My windmill from Monticello Antiques–woohoo!!!—funny story about this one. I willed it to myself…seriously..just weeks after stating to the world that I would like a windmill in my living room (or kitchen), I walked into Monticello and the first thing in my path was…voila~

It’s a peculiar thing, but this little guy makes me smile every time I look at it.

The fab new chairs from my friend Chateau Lauren in Camas (now moving to Versailles in Portland)…

The horse image I took at the photo session at Rach’s barn. She’s got a 30×40 of the same image in her room….I liked it so much I printed and framed it for downstairs. I’m collecting B’s and Ironstone…anyone have any for sale, let me know! 😉

PH calls this the stairway to heaven…not a fave of his, but I enjoy having it in the kitchen. Pam from my fave coffee shop Piccolo Paradiso gave it to me.

The kids call this the “Creaky Chair” (from lovely Cindy, our favorite TARTE) with the B that I decorated with fabric scraps. ‘Love the fact that my family names all of the interesting things I bring home.

Portraits from the barn shoot...both lovelies in their gear. Heart rock collection below it. One of the first things I’d grab in a fire.

Debbie and Laurie, my Worthy Goods gals, found these stools and I snatched them up. Again, a bit of chiding from the troops, but I do like them very much.

I can picture a cowboy sitting on these with some spurs…can’t you see it?

I guess I like household things that have a story. I like making up one in my head when I find things gems. Yes, a bit tattered at times, but to me it brings charm.


Thought we’d start off our week with some lovely music~

Someone sent this to me…such sweet, sweet sweetness…Miss Zee Avi

Happy Monday, Lovelies…thanks for touring the abode with me!


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27 Responses to Fluffing the nest…

  1. Kath says:

    OOOHHHH so love seeing the Blair Abode! So cozy in such a short time – brings back memories of how quickly Chez Blair Warwick was set up!!! Looks great great great. Love the table, WINDMILL, STOOLS and chairs!!! No need to say how much i love the photos as you must know that already! Also the big patchwork B. Can’t help myself when it comes to letters as you know. I’ve been so into old signs lately that my man of the house surprised me w/ an old sign (and sled as they were a pair) that he found when cleaning up the remanants of an old shed at church that got knocked down in a thunderstorm. All I need now is a bigger house!!! And well perhaps a windmill too! xoxo

  2. Mikal says:

    That table is to-die-for!! What a find… your place is so cozy and wonderful. My hubby has given up asking me why when he sees my brain go into gear… I tell him to remember that he always loves what I do, so just roll with it! :))

  3. Allison says:

    I LOVE your table and chairs! Your dining area looks fabulous. What a fun collection of pitchers! Your house is wonderful. Lots of interesting pieces….those stools, the windmill, your ladder, your creaky chairs. I love all of it.

  4. Amy says:

    What great great pieces you have. Love your table and chairs. Love love those bar stools. What personality they have and what stories could be told of them. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Julie M. says:

    Very sweet, indeed! Your kitchen is lovely, Lara. What fun to find that fantastic windmill so shortly after making your wish!

    Have a blessed week!

    : )

    Julie M.

  6. I am dying, dying, DYING over every darned detail! I have been searching for a windmill of my own for a while now. Yours is chippy perfection! Love those stools, too. And the shutters. And the creaky chair. And the art. And ALL the rest. You are a wonder.

  7. Kim says:

    Miss Lovely,
    I can not believe how perfectly that all came together!! I love the windmill – it is the perfect size and it works wonderfully in that corner! I adore those stools at your counter – and the table – divine!!!
    I can’t wait to come down for lunch sometime soon- I miss you!!! (unless of course, you are up here… :) )

  8. jeanne says:

    Where do I start with the love:-) First of all I love your ironstone collection. I also collect…nothing fancy or expensive. Secondly, I LOVE your chairs and table…swoon. I adore the stools…truly…so cool. That letter B is awesome and now I want to see the rest of the house. Oh yeah…the windmill….soooooo cool!!!

  9. Holly says:

    Gorgeous! I appreciate the efforts you put into making your visions materialize. Looking forward to seeing it in person. :) One of these days…

  10. Laurie says:

    Amazing! I want your dining chairs… I love your B collection, I have a wall of M’s in my family room. The bar stools look so, so good. I loved those beauties the minute I saw them. They are worn to perfection, that chippy red looks great! They are perfect in your house. Nice job!!!

  11. Sylvi says:

    Looking good1 Looking very, very good!

  12. LLH Designs says:

    Such loveliness! Feels good, doesn’t it? I am desperately in need of a new table (if you read my blog, you know the drama!). Oh, and I collect H’s. Isn’t it fun to look for letters? Easier these days than it used to be.

    Have a great week!

  13. All your new goodies look like they were made for your house! Or, was your house made for them? Either way, everything looks just perfect.
    You have a good eye!

  14. Susanna says:

    WOW i am in love as well! so completely in love…the first thing i did was spin around to look at my kitchen and think…hmmm…what can i incoorporate here?? i came over from shannon’s blog..thanks for sharing your gorgeous space!

  15. debbie says:

    Love the windmill and adore the letter B. Such a unique and personal room.

  16. Lara, lara, Lara…..really? SHOW US MORE!!!! That’s all I’m saying! Wow! Wow, wow, wow~ do you see that? It’s me speechless! :) melaine

  17. tara says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your stools..Please show more..xx

  18. paige says:

    oh my word…..over the top!!
    love it all…every single thing

    & that b/w ….is it a little girl with a ball? couldn’t tell. looks adorable

  19. Shannan sent me…so glad she did. Love your windmill. It’s perfect in that spot. The B’s are great. Now I need one to sit on a chair somewhere. Love that idea. Oh and those cowboy chairs are awesome. You did just an amazing job on everything.

  20. Belinda says:

    Soooo….when can I move in? lol…I want it all ! And I love the large white pitcher under your girls pictures. LOVE IT !

  21. chris says:

    A few weeks back I saw a post you had about wanting a windmill… happy to see you found one! It looks so cool in your dining room.

    The free one my husband found is a tad more rustic than yours, not sure it would look good in my dining room!


  22. Bobbi says:

    Love your stuff! What amazing talent!
    How can I subscribe to your blog? It only shows me how to unsubscribe.
    Thanks! BR

  23. Wow! I absolutely love your style! Everything is interesting and works perfectly together. My favorites are the table and chairs. (Love the B, too…)

  24. Kim Scott says:

    Wow! i love the stools and evrything about your home. Beautiful. Hope you are doing well. I miss your energy and inspiration. You are a great woman!

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  26. Lezlee says:

    LOVE IT!! I’ve decorated kind of pottery barn /farm house but I really wish I would have done it more like Prairie style! I love everything you’ve done!!!!!!!!!

  27. melody says:

    Oh my goodness, I just stumbled on your blog and I instantly in LOVE!!!! Your taste is very similar to mine and I feel a kindred spirit!!! :)

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