In the breaking news department (that’s an overstatement if I’ve ever made one), although it’s the weekend I thought I’d stop in to share this super quick probably-interesting-to-no-one-but-me dining room update. Remember a few days back when I made our new curtains?
And the table looked like this?
Well, now it looks like this:
Can you already tell the difference? Here, I’ll get a little closer.
Yeah, the branches died. Probably because I didn’t even put water in the vase. Oops. How quickly the dream dies. Well, at least when the dream is lush leafy green branches that survive on love alone. And not water.
So in mini keeping-it-real news, our table is substantially less cute. But our curtains still make me want to kiss them. Passionately.
And we needed one of the plates (and a cup) so those got yoinked from the table. So the place settings (for no one) are a little wonky now. Guess it’s a sign that it’s time to un-set my nobody’s-coming-to-dinner table.
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Love it, Sherry!
I also love the keeping it real approach…big fan. I still think you guys are pretty perfect, but it makes me feel better that I left my dying peonies on the table one day too long!
Have a happy night! ;)
Aww, it still looks nice though. Something I’ve been wondering, though… What are those big white spiral-y things in your built ins? I noticed them in the posts of your previous home, and have been curious.
They’re big ceramic horns from Pottery Barn a while back. John calls them The Mustache. Haha.
Very cool. With a great story, too.
Liking the Saturday post! I thought you had dyed the curtains, cus they look lighter in the pic, but then realized it was the sun. The room is looking lovely-even with some wilting leaves:)
I just laughed so hard.
Future Mama says
tracy a says
great post. thanks for making me laugh! it is sort of strange for me to be writing you thanks as if we know each other (which we do not), but i guess that is what happens when you follow a stranger’s blog….and love it! you guys have inspired my creativity and given me so many ideas for the home that i do not yet have! (hopefully one day….) anyhow, keep it up
Lisa Johnson says
This kind of post is exactly why I love your blog! Thanks for the Sat evening giggle :)
What I love most is that you took the time to take the photos and write the post but you aren’t going to clean it up until tomorrow. I’m just like that. I can talk about how much I hate that my house needs to be cleaned or this and that, but I don’t actually go clean it which takes less time!
Thanks for the Saturday update!
emily @ the happy home says
glad to see that other people’s cuttings die as quickly as mine do. dry LA air= petrified flowers within days.
LOVE those curtains… you’re making me jealoussss.
Lady Goats (Gina) says
Every time I see the horns, I think they look like a mustache, too! You know… the kind you draw on your finger and put up to your upper lip..? no…? is that just me..?
Haha, it’s not just you. John has said that since day one!
Lol! Your room is absolutely coming together amazingly. I love sue the napkin even more now!
Wow, you guys bored tonight or what! A post about a dead branch. And yet I still read it, and will probably re-read it again tomorrow.
I must be even more bored b/c I was so excited to see a Saturday post- even if it was about dead branches!
exactly my sentiments! lol!!
::snort:: – having moved from Austin to NC recently, I know exactly how you feel right now (meow)! It’s like, you’re all sussded out with nowhere to go!
katie gates says
The dining room looks INCREDIBLE!!!! I love that fabric. Beautiful!
I guess you can say you had Saturday Night Fever … to post. Oh yeah, I get corny on the weekends!
I thought of this after your last post, but do guys have a lot of heat issues with the open windows? I’ve found with our house, even with the newer windows, blinds are a must b/c the Virginia heat really streams through.
Not really but it might be a ranch thing. Since we only have one low floor, we don’t get all the sun of a second floor which is raised and more exposed (we have a lot of awnings around the house with roof overhang and a porch on the front of the house so not as much heat seems to come in). We also have a lot of trees around in our neighborhood (almost all of our acre lot is part or full shade (hardly any full sun). Hope it helps!
I still feel like my favorite thing in the whole room is the cabinet door knobs. :) They pull the whole room together :)
So sad when the fresh flowers or leaves die :( But I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who leaves them there for a day or two – thanks for showing that side of yourselves – haha!
This reminds me of when I made flowers out of my dish towels, stuffed them in a vase and thought, “I’ll get leaves from the bush outside to make it look real! Those leaves are free!” They were just the perfect touch until I walked in the kitchen later that night and saw all my leaves were black, limp, and unloved looking…
rebekah coleman-brahler says
I totally thought it was a setup for your news of bashing down that wall! Darn. Can’t wait for that to happen. :)
Me too! I’m excited for this!
Handy Man, Crafty Woman says
LOL! I totally kill any and all greenery, so that’s something I would do.
dining room looks great!
andrea p says
Hey Sherry, Thanks for the Saturday post! Fun!
You are too cute posting on Saturday night about your dead plant! I read your blog every day, like brushing my teeth, i always look forward to Monday because I know you will be posting! So imagine my surprise when I saw you posted tonight! yay! made my day! I am a single working mom to an almost 3 year old and planning a wedding, ugh, takes so much out of me. Your blog takes me away to a nice fantasy island!
Yes, reading YHL is a daily dose of smile for me, too. Before my kiddos enter the classroom, I do a quick read of the day’s post to start my workday : )
Tiffany B says
Ditto Veronica! I logged in to FB this morning and saw Sherry updated on the weekend and I was giddy :) Even more so that it was about her dead branches, lol.
Like everyone said, thanks for the giggle and “the weekend update with Sherry Petersik” lol:) enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Can’t wait for Mondays post!
Cait @ Hernando House says
Love the honesty, haha! Glad I’m not the only one with “maybe tomorrow” type thoughts sometimes. :)
Hilarious! Every time my husband buys me flowers, I let them sit in the vase LONG after their death. It might be because it’s a rare event, but I’ll just say it’s because I love yellow roses so much!
Y’all are crazy funny! So like something I would do. Love the drapes – you did an awesome job, Sherry!
1) Thanks for the weekend post. 2) Is it crazy that I noticed no water and thought to myself they must be faux leaves?
The curtains are cute, but seem slim or narrow compared to the wide window…can they be closed for privacy?
Nope, we’re not curtain closing folks (click over to the original post that we linked to in the first sentence for more info, basically we just hang them high and wide for color and height and we use faux wood blinds or bamboo blinds for privacy). Hope it helps!
heather s. says
I noticed you moved the curtains in towards the window more since the original post (originally they were inches from the outlet and now they partially cover the outlet on the left side – yes, I’m a dork who notices such things). They don’t look as skimpy as they first did. :)
Haha, good eye! My mom called and said I should fan them out a little more so that was for her!
You are hilarious, girl!
Taking a break from painting the hallway to find what… A Saturday night post?! Thanks for the quick break!
Oh my gosh my heart dropped when I started reading this! I had all these wild ideas running through my head. Maybe burger or Clara went crazy with the new curtains and they ripped? The rhino came alive and went barging out the window taking the curtains with them! Talk about elephant in the room…
ME TOO!! I thought that Clara had yanked them down or something!! Phew, thankfully it’s just some dead leaves and a half-undone place setting. :)
Megan Elizabeth says
LOL The rhino came alive!
Love the Saturday evening post… this is why people follow you! You give us what we want when we’re bored!!! Oh yeh, and your house is gorgeous.
Weekend post! What an unexpected treat. The no-one’s-coming-to-dinner-table cracks me up hahaha!
Will you take a picture without the branches in the bottle? I’d like to see how it looks on the runner without anything in it. Does it look more green? Do the curtains reflect on it at all? Just curious. :)
The bottle looks very very soft blue-green all the time. The curtains don’t really reflect on the room since they’re open so the light can shine in (but the green grass outside has always bounced in this big window so there’s a slight tint sometimes- even before we hung the curtains). You can see the empty vase in posts like this: https://www.younghouselove.com/2011/06/a-four-color-process/
Hope it helps!
Love the update! And still love the curtains sooo much!!
Tagged you and gave you the versatile blogger award :) Love you guys!
Oh yeah, and note to self : Water my plants :P
Amy B says
This is exactly why I love you guys! And thanks for reminding me things are not always perfect… like the holes we just found in our kinda-new PB sofa cushion courtesy of our 1 yr old Chihuahua. At least now I feel OK blogging/posting photos about it and MAYBE someone out there will have an extra knife-edge cushion slipcover to spare… anyone?
Have a great rest of your weekend =)
Bree Leonard says
So funny! I do not have a green thumb at all. Actually, the only 2 living plants I own stay in my shower/garden tub area b/c it gets good light and I remember to water them regularly. (I don’t think they meant it that way when they called it a “garden” tub) Of course, your plants might have had a fighting chance with some water at all. ;)
liz @ btb says
Dang those plants & their need for water. What’s wrong with them?? :)
My leafy branch clippings die instantly even with water, so don’t feel too bad.
Not sure if you know this, but Homedecorators.com offers an upholstered headboard in that same fabric. I saw it in their catalog today and exclaimed to myself, “That’s Sherry’s fabric!” lol. Not that you’d want a headboard in the room… just sayin’. :)
NO way! So funny.
Lisa H. (bountifulchaosmom) says
Just a quick note (off topic) to say THANKS! I’ve been looking for a resource for a matelasse cotton woven bedspread that wouldn’t break the bank or be an antique. We are looking to put a guestroom together with my grandmother’s 100 year old bedroom set – and she always had an ivory one on her bed when I was a kid. And one of your sponsors has them – and at a better price I have found before. So Thanks!
Well, I bought some fresh strawberries last week…but they got a little too ripe to eat sitting in my refrigerator…so tonight they were mashed up. Tomorrow…strawberry jam! Too much to do and not enough week! :)
I love the curtains so much….absolutely lovely!
Not kidding, I found some Robert Allen fabric that looked similiar to this except it was white with blue tones and it was on sale at Hancock Fabrics for $5.00/yard!!!! I almost died! LOVE LOVE LOVE the room!
Love, love, love the curtains, and the built-ins. I am a big fan of the color you painted the back of the shelves. It all looks great!!
You are so funny sometimes.
HAHAHA, that is hilarious!!! That sounds like something i would do. I LOOOOOVE those curtains, and when definitely have to go read your full curtain post now.
The colors in my kitchen are very similar. I want to make some curtains myself, but have no clue what type of patterns/length to go with. I also have 4 windows in the room, and an additional 2 in the living room (on the same wall) which is open to the kitchen. I also have many furry pets and a toddler…so am not sure about the most economic way to do this…?!?! Anyone have any ideas? I have pictures of the space in my post below. It’s still in progress, like everything in my life. ha!
Woah- I’m obsessed with the Beertoia chairs! Amazing. As for fabric I’d just hit up some local fabric places and bring home some swatches (some even let you sign out samples) to see what you like in your kitchen. Holding things up in the space (and taking digital photos of the whole bolt to bring up on your computer at home) can make the process a lot easier!
Mary Thomas says
YAY for weekend updates, hooray hooray hooray. A bonus post is like dessert after date night tonight. AWESOME.
Emily @ Comfortable Home Life says
Y’all are nutty. But I love it!