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Advice needed for secretary chair

posted by: angeldog on 05.27.2009 at 09:39 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I just bought an antique English secretary, something I've wanted for years! I have it in our master bedroom. I am not sure what type of chair to put with it. Right now I'm using the ottoman that goes w/my Louis IV chair, and while its very comfortable, it's not a final solution. Any decorators out there or antique collectors that know what looks right? I've seen a few w/Chippendale style arm chairs, but I'm not sure that's what I want. If you have any pictures to post of yours, or others, please do! Thanks! PS..also posting on Antique forum.


clipped on: 08.18.2009 at 09:34 pm    last updated on: 08.18.2009 at 09:34 pm

Do you Crave Antiques?

posted by: oceanna on 06.29.2009 at 08:12 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Do any of you seem to have a strong craving for furniture and decor from a certain era at least a couple of decades before you were born? Do you fall in love with pieces you just "have to have" and later find out all the pieces you "love at first sight" date within one or two decades of one another? Do you feel about that furniture kind of an "I want it back" attitude that almost seems like feelings held over from a past incarnation (whether or not you believe in reincarnation)? Have you wondered if your home burned to the ground, or you lost your life young, or you always wanted enough money to be able to afford something (but couldn't) in a past incarnation and you mourned all your furniture and decor because you weren't done with it? Do you look at dozens of pictures of antiques that don't particularly move you and then suddenly see one and it's instantly THAT ONE you point at and want, as if you somehow knew that piece from before? Have you ever thought maybe this might be from toddler memories at a grandparents' house? Or how do you explain this? Or do you have no idea what I'm talking about? lol!


clipped on: 08.16.2009 at 10:07 am    last updated on: 08.16.2009 at 10:07 am

RE: What's your favorite BM paint colors? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brutuses on 01.24.2009 at 11:26 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here are mine. All BM colors and done in the egghell finish.

Rich Creme - no undertones, just pure, gentle yellow. Here are 2 photo's taken in different lighting.


Nantucket Gray


Grecian Green ceiling Tree Moss walls


Yorkshire Tan ceiling and walls

guest bath Yorkshire tan

Cashmere Gray



clipped on: 02.05.2009 at 07:07 pm    last updated on: 02.05.2009 at 07:07 pm

Another way to hang WT's

posted by: brutuses on 01.27.2009 at 09:27 am in Home Decorating Forum

I advised a poster the other day on what I thought would look best when hanging her curtains. Sorry, I can't remember your name. You're the one with the beautiful yellow bedroom that you wanted to incorporate blue into. I had suggested the blind be brought up to cover the empty space between the top of the curtain and the blind. Anyway, a photo of what I was trying to explain came to me in a newsletter and I wanted to post it for you to see. Here is the before and after.




clipped on: 02.05.2009 at 07:01 pm    last updated on: 02.05.2009 at 07:01 pm

Question for Allison regarding F&B French Gray

posted by: tammy518 on 01.26.2009 at 05:12 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I seem to remember Allison having some rooms painted in F&B's French Gray. Allison, if you see this, would you mind posting a picture? Also, all of my rooms and colors are the typical gold, green and red, so do you think I could get away with introducing a little of the French Gray in my home?

One thing I am thinking of using it for is to paint a hutch for my dining room. My dining room walls are SW Blonde, and I have light-colored Ethan Allen Country French furniture in there now. The bottom of my sideboard is EA's white painted finish. I'd like to buy a used hutch and paint it. At first I thought I might paint it black, but not sure it would go with the rest of my stuff. Then I happened to remember your French Gray and I'm wondering if that would potentially work and fit in with my other furnishings.


use link in response for french gray kitchen
clipped on: 01.28.2009 at 02:17 pm    last updated on: 01.28.2009 at 02:17 pm

RE: The hottest color scheme (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: ttodd on 10.07.2008 at 09:16 am in Home Decorating Forum

Suddenly I'm really into shades of taupe, grey, brown and blue and have ditched my always present green. Maybe I should thank the thread "Mentalpause" for getting me to add the blue. Must have been that gorgeous Bosporous Flax fabric that was posted and the fact that DH brought a wonderful French chair home for me for my desk that same day. The seat upholstery is screaming BOSPOROUS FLAX at me!

I really like anything that reads as the 'pewterish', aged silver and old antiqued gold.

Colors that I'm working w/ currently:

BM: Pismo Dunes and Hot Springs Stone.
SW: Requisite Gray, Backdrop and Topsail
Eddie Bauer: Alabaster


clipped on: 01.12.2009 at 01:55 am    last updated on: 01.12.2009 at 01:55 am

RE: antique ansonia regulator clock wont work (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: jemdandy on 12.19.2008 at 03:51 am in Antiques & Collectibles Forum

Most likely, the gear train and escapement parts need cleaning and lubricating. Just lubing the last 2 to 3 gears and pinions in the gear train plus the escapement, can do wonders.

Using a level to position the case may not produce optimun results although it is not bad. The extremes of the pendulum swing from escapement release points may not be centered with the centerline of the clock. Here's a procdure that worked for me.

With the clock running, slowly move the bottom of the clock to the left until the escapement just stops working. Make a light mark on the wall, then do the same procedure to the right side. When moving from the left to the right, stop for several seconds at the midpoint to allow the pendulum swing to recover to its normal amplitude. Once the left and right marks have been found, move the clock to halfway between the marks. The timing between the tick and tock sounds should be equal.

I found that my clock, after being adjusted in this mammer, would run until most the spring tension was expended and producing the rated length of time between rewinds.


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RE: antique ansonia regulator clock wont work (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: oldclocknut on 12.16.2008 at 09:37 pm in Antiques & Collectibles Forum

You may want to try putting the clock in beat by moving bottom of case from one side to another about 1/16" at a time until you get an even toc tic sound from the escapement then make a small pencil mark on the wall along the side of the lower case so you can easily reset if it gets moved. also make sure the pendulum is engaged with the crutch properly before hand. if you can easily remove the dial you can also watch the escapement wheel to see that it's getting enough power to thrust the pendulum if not it will need cleaning & oiled and possibly some mechanical repairs but try to get it in beat and going first as this is a no cost fix and don't worry you cannot over wind a clock unless of course you actually break the spring which is rare.


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RE: Stop! Thief! (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: foxesearth on 06.29.2008 at 03:10 pm in Cottage Garden Forum

At Harbor Freight, you can buy a motion sensor, very inexpensive.

We have two, in strategic places fastened to the house. If anyone comes past the sensor, a chime alarms in the house.
What works best is to use a transformer rather than batteries for the chime part in the house. Batteries last a while in the sending unit outside.

The little sensor has a tiny red light that blinks when it senses something. That, coupled with just the right sign as mentioned above, might be enough to deter an intruder.



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Here's another thread on this subject. (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: CantFindAHome on 01.10.2005 at 04:16 pm in Ozarks Region Forum

Here is another thread that may also have some answers for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Southern Gardening


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RE: Fast growing barrier needed for security, etc. (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: CantFindAHome on 01.10.2005 at 04:09 pm in Ozarks Region Forum

Blackberry vines.
Nice, prickley blackberry vines.
They grow fairly fast, and no one in their right mind would try to walk through them.


clipped on: 12.03.2008 at 07:31 am    last updated on: 12.03.2008 at 07:31 am