Okay, Desert Oasis is sort of lame but what can I call it!
We are in desert ranch country (there are still a few ranches remaining and real cowboys) but this is not a ranch, there are a lot of quails and the house is on a high hill. The land falls straight down on 3 sides, there are fantastic views up Rincon Creek and Rincon Peak. I thought about Quail Hill or Quail Ridge. Nothing seems to hit me right.
I finally took a few pictures of what I've done so far with our Arizona winter retreat.
Our unplanned and unexpected deal on a house we purchased last December and arrived on Christmas Eve!
For those of you not familiar, my goal is to decorate on a flea market budget, no single item can cost more than $100...and preferably a whole LOT less!
This was an inspiration from a page in a recent decorating magazine.
I love this very old framed print that I found here in a Tucson antique mall.
Of course there's glare from the bright light outside.
And on another old chest of drawers I have a little bit of lace and rhinestones which I'll probably rearrange as time goes on.
I spotted this oil painting (painted in 1965) at the same antique mall, I finally had to go back and purchase it because I couldn't get it out of my head. I love the colors and the frame.
And below is my little Heywood Wakefield Wicker Taboret that I picked up at the local flea market for a steal of $20!
The framed flower prints were $5 each and a red leather French book for $1.
It still needs work but I place a few things here and there and eventually it falls into place.
I'll hang the prints above the table but I can't decide if I should paint the frames white or leave them the way they are, they are in excellent condition so I sort of hate to paint them.
I think I have way too many decisions to make!
On the down side of this house...almost all the walls are orange peel! No way am I going to try to remove it but it sort of cracks me up because when we built our home in MN in 1989 I fought tooth and nail to NOT have orange peel textured walls because that was the ONLY thing they did back then...all the 'men' thought I was crazy but I won! And now look....a whole house full of orange peel! Eeeek!
I plan to post more if I can get a little more accomplished, I only have a few weeks until it's time to drive back to Minnesota.
The next venture will be the Wyoming bunkhouse....my summer project!