Thursday, September 10, 2009

I Did It....

I finally broke down and did it. I made my very first Ballard Designs order! I have been getting their catalogs for years. As matter of fact my mom use to get them when I lived at home and that was over 8 yrs ago. When the catalog comes in the mail I always drool over it...well not really but I do look at it over 100 times if not more. They always have such wonderful "pretties"...what my boys call all my decorating stuff... and always use color schemes I love. I have never ordered from them because honestly I find them a little pricey on most things. No ordering leads to them no longer sending me the catalogs so I always have to sign back up for um.
I could list several things I love from them but it is late and I need sleep. The in laws will be here tomorrow...aka The Nana and The Papa. They will be here sometime after I pick Oldest up from school. Nothing like a 14 hr drive from good ol' Ga. They break the drive up into two days though. We usually do it in one but now that the boys are old enough to realize they are stuck in a car for 14 hours we may have to do the same.
So I digress. What did I buy you ask? I purchased an indoor/outdoor rug for the dining room. The wood flooring we have I HATE and well we decided after getting a $12,000 estimate to pull out the existing wood and carpet and replacing it with new wood flooring that we would...I would...just deal with it till I go insane or till the boys tear it up. I wanted to cover it up and we needed a rug in the dining room to warm things up. A normal wool rug would so not do. I needed something easily cleanable....not a word I am sure...and hey it says hose and I am all for just hosing it off in the yard if needed! I also purchased a Fleur De Leis rug for the foyer. I am over the leopard one I have and it does not really fit in with this house like it did with the last. It is going up on the local yard sale site as soon as the new one comes in.
Well it is late and I still need a shower. Morning comes along much too quickly these days!

P.s. I received my Kmart Country Living Items and I am impressed! I took pics before I tore everything open. I will post soon!

I purchased this one in black. I think it will be great in the dining room!

I got this one in red. I debated and debated over what color. I actually went back and changed the color like ten times if not more. It was between the red and khaki. I decided red since I was going black and Khaki in the dining room. I hope it was the right choice and does not look too Christmasey....yet again another non word! Ha!


  1. Love your rugs!

    New hardwoods are SO expensive...could you refinish it?

  2. Thanx! It is actually an engineered wood and my father in law says we could ruin it if we try to sand it down. Also it only extends into the foyer, dining and study and not the living room which is clearly visible from the front door. It just kinda stops. I wish we could just refinish it because then we could just extend. Thanx for stopping by!

  3. PLEASE let me know how the rug works out. I have to order one, too, for the same reasons: it HAS to be cleanable (the PERFECT word).

    I love Ballard Designs, too. What would a day be without looking through their Estate Sale? :)

  4. I so will do a post when they arrive! I hope they turn out better than expected. It is always nice when that happens. Hopefully they will be here early next week. I think I was upgraded to Express delivery for free if I was reading it right. Who knows though.

  5. I LOVE Ballard designs too! I love the Fleur de Leis....I need it in green for my craft office!

  6. I really loved the green as well but since I am painting my alcoves in Sevlte green I figured that would have been too much green! Green is one of my top fave colors.


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