Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Monday, August 31, 2009

Heavy Shelves and Nesting

A couple of months ago I bought this adorable banner from ML over at the House of Whimsy. I wanted to display it in our bedroom. Isn't it cute? Little birds and cones and nests. So perfect.
Anyway, I found this shelf at a yard sale soon after the purchase. I bought little drawer pulls at the Hobby Lobby and attached them. It's been waiting for the mister ever since. We finally hung the shelf over the weekend. It is super heavy and it took both of us to hang the darn thing.

It's hanging over our dresser.

Here is a picture of the door that leads to the little patio outside our bedroom. That is the cheap blind we made a couple of weeks ago. I still need a valance and a lace curtain or something. Oh wait, I still need door and window trim! See that picture? That's Mimi and the Mister in 1973.

In 1973 it would have been way easier to hang that heavy shelf! Actually, in 1973 it was easier for us to do a lot of things.


Annabelle said...

The shelf is so cute with the banner. If we tried to hang a heavy shelf on our old plaster walls everything would come down!

Anne Fannie said...

That shelf looks really cute with that banner. I love that banner too, I love all the white! Very cute!~Ann

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

brown hair too! I think thats the year we got married.
and now look where you two are...you stuck it out and live in your dream home, doing project after project, living happily ever after!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a wonderful surprise to come over just to say, "Hi", and see my little Nest banner up in your home. I LOVE what you did with it. Thanks for the link. : )
As you probably know, I'm doing lots of catching up this week. I cannot believe your ADORABLE shed. I hope you'll take lots more pics as it progresses. Great job!

Annie said...

I think blogging helps keep the projects rolling. I love your heavy shelf and birdie in her nest. So sweet.

Sure do miss you guys.

Cindy said...

Oh Mimi, your just so cute. I was married in 1971. I can't wait to meet.

You shelf is beautiful and you banner is sooooo sexy.


Lorilee said...

Hi Sue,
The shelf is so cute! I love the banner too! Was your Gottlieb's last name Immenhauser from Stein am Rhine in Switzerland?

Nana said...

In 1973 you wouldn't have cared about the shelf. It is very cute.

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Love the little nest banner and it looks wonderful with the shelf.

I also like your blog banner. You have a beautiful house, Mimi!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the shelf and the bird but I really adore Mimi and the mister in 1973. :)