Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lunch with Miss America

Well what a day I went out to the Marriott hotel with Emma and we had lunch with Nicole Johnson Miss America 1999!!!!!!!!!

I also had my picture taken  with her crown on. I was so excited !! but I am always excited about all my adventures. That is on my bucket list to enjoy life. Anyway her assistant said it would be about 2 weeks before I  received my picture in the mail. I will post it even if I look awful. I am just not photogenic like some people. Oh well  no big deal

The University of Missouri Cosmopolitan International Diabetes and Endocrinology center sponsored it . since I am a patient I got an invitation and so did my good neighbor Emma so away we went. Since I don't have her picture yet here is a picture of her book.

I am trying to rearrange my office and  thought I would work on it when we got home and I have worked on it . I have been looking at the mess . I have everything off the wall because I purchased a large picture of library books and love it. however it just doesn't look as good on my red walls as my gold items. so I am in the process of hanging everything back where it was. I will try hanging the large picture 4ft x 4ft on my bedroom wall .
This was my inspiration picture I want the velvet sofa also. ( I want a lot) have you noticed


Here is a couple small pillow I purchased to go on my green leather chair I have in the room . Also some of the things laying in the chair I am putting back up on the wall where they were previously                                           

Then as I move into my bedroom I got my toile valanced and  curtains back up. I moved the rods up closer to the ceiling because I like lots of light in my rooms and by moving the valances up it let more light in. That is the day I cried twice (LOL) , I would get one end up and the other would fall. None of my neighbors were home to help me .

The mirror behind my night stand was my Grandmother's . This  was the only mirror we had in our house when I was a child , except for the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. Maybe this is why I have a mirror in every room even the kitchen ? hadn't thought of that before

Then I moved my new antique needlepoint stool in on the bed  while I was moving things around and an old pair of soft black leather ladies Victorian boots and also a small beaded bag

My pretty blue and white made in England chamber pot . I keep my flashlight in it

Have you ever seen the book by Barbara Streisand? Oh my gosh there is some beautiful pictures in that book. It's all about her house. I want an aubusson pillow so bad and she has about 6 on every sofa even an aubusson rug in her dressing room .  Name of her book is Passion For Design
maybe your local library has it , check it out .
well I am going to hammer another nail in the wall and get these things back where they look good.

Here is some of the linky parties I like to join in leave any sweet comment

Funky Junk Interiors                                                             
Boogieboard Cotage
Between Naps On the Porch
Coastal Charm
         Faded Charm
Diamond In The Stuff
 Bunny Jeans
Very Merry Vintage style


  1. This is so exciting. I can hardly wait to see your photo together. I am so happy you had this wonderful experience.

    You always have so many pretty things to share.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

  2. Janice you have the best adventures! I'm looking forward to seeing your pic with Miss America, but I think you're too hard on yourself! You look just fine in photographs!
    And girlfriend I'm all drooly over everything on your green leather chair! (Including that chair *winks*)....And I love your toile bedroom! Vanna

  3. I have admired Nicole Johnson for years, she is a lovely lady.
    Now that my husband has been diagnosed with diabetes I admire her even more.
    I love your bedroom decor, it's very elegant.

  4. Love the blue and white toile bed room, very cheerful and bright, reminds me of your smile. Have a great week, keep having fun. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  5. Oh what fun - to meet Miss America and to wear her crown in a picture! OOOO, I love your toile bedroom, and those valances are beautiful - worth the trouble of hanging them. laurie

  6. Your bedroom is so that chamber pot!!!


  7. How fun to wear a crown! You pillows and other accessories are so sumptuous. Your room will look wonderful.

  8. Janice, you are the giveaway winner of the etsy pillow cover. I just need your email address to send to the sponsor. Email me at


  9. How fun! To be able to wear the crown is so cool! Love the toile bedroom! So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  10. ha that's what i am working on moving stuff around and cleaning my bedroom today ! thanks mom had a great birthday i am glad i am dun with the gazebo for the winter it took to long got lots of other stuff to do be for it snows

  11. What a fun day filled with so many neat things. I enjoyed seeing all the things you shared today.

  12. Those small pillows are charming!


    A day filled with scarlet, they say,
    Can make the sad heart skip and play;
    For where red abides,
    A little bird hides
    And sings every worry away.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Little Red Weed

  13. What a fun meet-up for you...and what a fun post. Flashlight in a chamber pot - too funny!
    Have a great Thursday...

  14. I bought Barbara Streisand's book for my Mother last Christmas -- she loves it! You have charming items in your bedroom. Visiting from the Bunny Hop. Debra

  15. That blue and white chamber pot is beautiful. And I guess that's as good a place as any to keep a flashlight.

  16. Oh my Janice, I just realized that I never got around to saying thanks for joining the Bunny Hop! I have to post a comment right after reading a post or I just get sidetracked and forget to comment!

    I am now off to see if you have posted that picture of you with the crown on... it's been about two weeks, lol!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!