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Friday, March 16, 2012

How I'm Spending the Afternoon

A while back I told you that I won a giveaway of a fabulous new decorating book, well it just came in the mail, so I am going to have lunch and spend the afternoon reading my new treasure.

 The joy of Decorating by Phoebe Howard


 A turkey sandwich, some chips and a coke.  Perfect to just sit, have lunch and enjoy.


 I love the green and yellow in this room.


 So beautiful in all neutrals.  That one large pillow is interesting.


 Gorgeous blue and white kitchen with just a touch of orange in accessories.


 The walls in this room are so beautiful.  See how the mural is carried up onto the ceiling.  Lovely.


 I've just thumbed through so far, but it looks like it is going to become one of my favorites.

Grab one of your favorite books, fix a little snack and spend you some "me" time and enjoy.


39 comments:

  1. That's the perfect type of afternoon. Enjoy your new book.

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  2. Ooohh that's a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Your snack looks soooo yummy! Now I'm hungry. lol : )
    Smiles!
    Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  3. What a great looking book, Marty. Is there anything better than sitting down with a bite to eat and a good decorating book? You know some of my old ones I still love to look at even though some of the styles have changed up a bit...they are still fun to browse through. xo Diana

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  4. What a terrific way to spend the afternoon, shifting the pages of that great looking book! I know you will get inspired from it and can't wait to see what you do next! Oh, I like your turkey sandwich too, got a craving for one too, lol... Enjoy your afternoon.
    FABBY

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  5. Marty, I'm right there with you. I'd have loved to spend an afternoon such as yours rather than sitting at the car dealership which was mine. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing.

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  6. That sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for sharing the book with us too. It looks like a good one.

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  7. Lovely! Thanks for sharing your wonderful book and afternoon with us!

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  8. That book looks wonderful but I love the look of that yummy sandwich even more!

    Hope you enjoyed your me time!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  10. Enjoy it, Marty! I'm waiting on the Barbara Streisand decorating book to come. I finally ordered it and the price was reasonable. Hopefully, I'll be enjoying it with my lunch or a snack next week! : )

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  11. She is featured in Southern Living Magazine this month. I like big long pillows. Enjoy your new book.

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  12. I hope you enjoyed your afternoon. Sounds divine. You had me with the cover of that book...blue and white gets me every time. Hope you have a lovely weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  13. Sounds fun to me! I love having the time to look at decorating books..
    Hey, that's a pretty good looking turkey sandwich there..enjoy!
    shug

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  14. Sounds like you had a nice relaxing afternoon ! Photos in the book look great lots of different styles of decor ! have a good day !

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  15. Sounds like a good afternoon. Stormed/heavy rain here off and on all morning, so had to play catch up this afternoon. Needed to grocery shop, but to close to everyone getting off from work on a Fri. afternoon - I don't think so. :D
    Have a great weekend.

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  16. Enjoyed seeing pages from the book Marty but I couldn't stop thinking about that sandwich. It looked delicious! Enjoy your weekend and Happy St. Paddy's Day to you, Gail

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  17. It looks like a wonderful book. You lunch looked pretty yummy too!

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  18. What a way to spend an afternoon.
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pages of your new book.

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  19. That looks like a great book - Enjoy!!! Have a fabulous day.

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  20. Congratulations on your giveaway win! Hope you enjoyed your quiet afternoon to yourself!

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  21. Congrats on the book Marty, What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Enjoy.

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  22. Congrats on your win! The book looks wonderful...love the orange flowers in the blue kitchen. I am really loving orange lately!

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  23. Marty that bk looks divine! What a great way to spend an afternoon. Love your new look!:)

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  24. Marty I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Congratulations on winning such a lovely book. What a beautiful setting for an afternoon of reading.Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

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  25. This looks like a wonderful book and a great way to spend an afternoon, Marty.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your new book. Great inspirational photos and that sandwich is pretty inspiring, too. I'm going to drag out some of my old decorating books that I haven't looked at in ages. Hope you're having a great St.Patrick's Day.
    Babs

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  27. Marty...I had that book on order with Amazon since January!...received it a few weeks ago...Phoebe Howard is one of my favorite designers...

    So wonderful that you won her book...It is a treasure of beautiful rooms...

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  28. Looks like the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

    - The Tablescaper

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  29. Nice! One of these days I am going to follow your advice and have some "me" time! Great book and your a lucky winner!

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  30. Sounds like a perfectly pleasant afternoon. I hope you enjoyed every second of it.

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  31. Sounds like a wonderful afternoon to me. Hope you enjoyed every minute of it.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  32. I just bought this gorgeous book and can't wait until I have time to sit down and really enjoy all of the beauty within. I sure do you hope you enjoyed your well deserved "you time". Take care.

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  33. Where did you get that beautiful swan that graces your little table?

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    1. I found the swan at Home Goods. I love it, such a beautiful piece.

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  34. Gorgeous book, and the picture of the living room reminds me of yours!

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  35. Marty, what a beautiful book; and a lovely way to spend an afternoon!! The images are just gorgeous!

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  36. Your picture is so inviting...makes me want to take a seat! What a beautiful book and you captured the pictures so well with your camera.

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  37. Marty, I love how you displayed your new book on your table, but that sandwich looks DELISH!

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