Thursday, May 1, 2008

I'm Still Here - More Project Updates...

Yes, I'm alive and well. Boy have I been busy at work these days. We have a big training class next week, and one of my tasks was to build a training binder on the computer program that I work in daily. The binder ended up being 56 pages, but it's at the printer and so now we just have to make it through the training next week. My co-worker and I will be the instructors, so we've been working our fingers to the bloody stumps on the computer!

Anyhow, where do I begin....I have a lot to update you all on. Ok, remember I ordered the comforter for the guest room with no shams or bedskirts because it's discontinued, and the queen comforter was all they had, plus I noticed they had king full sets but I don't have a king bed. Anyhow, after searching the globe for some shams and a skirt to match, nothing. So, I thought I would e-mail Rose-Tree which is where I ordered it from. I asked if they by chance had an extra king skirt they could sell me and that I would alter it to fit the queen bed. You won't believe the response I got. They wrote me an e-mail back that they were going to alter shams and a bedskirt for me and will ship it with my comforter - FREE! WHAT????? I was almost in tears with joy - I mean is that customer service or what? Boy, I think I have an angel on my shoulder, don't you? Yes, my beautiful bedding arrived yesterday, and below is a picture of it on the guest room bed. Sorry, no other pictures to share as that room is still in progress. I also found some lovely little Spode plaques at Marshall's so I hung them over the closet doors in the guest room, they are really cute. That's about all I've done in there, oh and the carpet is new in there too. You can kinda see it in the photos.

Ok, so the carpet installers came to install carpet in our family room, guest room, and master bedroom. And I don't like the color of the carpet in the family room, so I'm fighting with the manufacturer to replace it, not sure how that's going to turn out. I was really upset over the color, it just looks so ugly to me, then this evening the voice of reason stopped in - MY SISTER - and of course she calmed me down as usual telling me it looks fine what's the as I sit here typing, it's growing on me. :) But I still think it's got to go!

And, I've been so busy, I hadn't had a chance to see what's growing outside, what a shame. So, I purposely went outside and took some pictures of the two trees in the front of my house, and my red tulips. It's my favorite time of year, when everything is in bloom, so pretty.
I'll be over to visit all of you soon! Thanks for stopping in to see me. Hugs to you!
new carpet in family room - hate the color!!!

Bedding arrived for guest room - it's really pretty!
Spode plaques I found at Marshall's
one of the trees in the front of the house - filled with blooms!
my red tulips


  1. Hi, Rose -
    It's good to hear that you are still alive and well. I love the look that is coming together in your guestroom. That's incredible about the bedskirt and shams. I've never heard of such great service! What a wonderful thing. I like your carpet. You can ship it to me and I'll take it. Seriously, I understand not liking something and trying to deal with it. Hope it works out well for you.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. I really would love to be able to visit and see your home. Ah - maybe someday!

  2. Rose,

    The rug looks fine. I really like the bedding for the guest room...can't wait to see it all done. Dee

  3. Rose,
    Wow, everything is coming along so beautifully. What a great customer service story. The bedding looks great. I really like the carpet in the family room but understand how it is to have something not be what you had hoped for. The curtains that we put up 5 years ago in our main living area have not been what I had hoped for either.
    Try not to work too hard~~~~good that you are taking time to smell your lovely tulips.

  4. You sound just like me; I have a very discerning eye for color and I can "carry" color in my head. If something is off even a half a shade I notice while everyone else says "it looks perfect". So, I sympathize ;-)


  5. Wow, I've never heard of a better customer service story than that. The bedding looks perfect in the room as does everything else.
    I hope you win the carpet war as you should have what you expected and paid for. On the other hand, it looks great just as it is.
    Have a good weekend!

  6. I'm sorry, your room is missing something, i can't seem tu put my finger on it. Hmmm, oh yes, it's the chocolate candy on the pillow!
    It looks lovely just like a B&B, I can't wait to see it.

  7. Hi Rose! It sounds like you have been really busy with work, I hope the presentation goes really well for you next week sweetie. The new bedding is gorgeous, as are the trees and the tulips (my all time favourite flower!). As for the carpet, I think it looks really good, but you are the one who has to live with it, and I know how I am that if I hate something, then it is the only thing I see each time I walk into the room! I hope it works out for you sweetie. Have a great weekend!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  8. Everything is looking lovely!

    Come over and enter my giveaway, please!

  9. Hi Rose, I hope things slow down for you soon. Your new bedding looks beautiful and that was some customer service. I like the vacumm marks on the carpet. :)

  10. Hi Rose,
    Hope that your presentation goes well!

    I love your guest room. What wonderful customer service! Unheard of these days...

    I like your carpet, but if it is not what you ordered, I hope you win your war :-)

  11. Nice find on these Spode plaques! They always add a sense of "at home" with their familiarity.

    You do have a wonderful "eye", Rose, My Darlin'.

    Love to You ...

  12. What a great story about your comforter and accessories!! Your room looks wonderful!! Have a blessed Sunday!!

    kari & kijsa

  13. Good Morning Rose!
    I think everything is looking just wonderful! How fun...


  14. Hola Rose
    I haven't been on blogland lately, but I wanted to say hello my friend.
    I hope you have a great week!!!

  15. Rose, I'm with your sis...the carpet looks great! Nothing wrong with that color at all, I'm sure it will grow on you. Nice blue bedding too and those plates are gorgeous! You did good...


  16. I love the bedding and the Spode plaques too! Pretty red tulips too.
    We didn't have many this year. The frost got to them...

  17. Everything looks so pretty. I love the bedding and the carpet is beautifully textured. I so want something like that.

    Love the plates!! Gorgeous.

    Such pretty blooming pretties outside!

    Have a wonderful week!


  18. I LOVE your new carpet Rose - very nice pattern and that bedding is yummy, great choice. Those tulips are my favorite color - nice.

    Hugs - Karen

  19. Rose

    I like the color of the crapet--looks great! Marshall's finds are super and the comforter a great done good!

  20. I am doing a giveaway for my 100th post, stop in!

  21. Love this blue and white!!! I use to have blue and white all over my house for years and about 4 years ago we moved and I got rid of it all, I miss it!!! Yours is beautiful1! Also, I would like to add you to my blog list, if thats okay? Nancy