Friday, March 22, 2019

Thank You and New Mantel

This guy wanted me to thank all of you for the healing wishes and prayers for his back surgery yesterday.  We both could feel the love and prayers throughout the day.

Terry is home and resting.

The back surgeon was able to do the least invasive procedure to release the pressure off the nerve branch. 

He is up and feeling pretty good today.  He still has some pain but it is manageable.

Thank you sweet blogging community for your loving hearts and compassion.
xoxo
This was the old fireplace and mantel I picked up awhile ago.
This is the fireplace mantel reloved.

I did a little Spring/Easter decor on the new oak mantel.



I used my little white bunnies and put some light green ribbon on them.

I added this fireplace candelabra with auto candles.

They look pretty at night lit up.

I also wanted to show you that I painted my front door a light gray on the inside.  Just to put some definition between the light walls and the door.


It is still pretty chilly and still a possibility of snow here in Illinois,  so the front door still has the winter decor but hopefully soon will be changed to pretty Spring.

We cannot thank all of you enough for your support and care and concern.  I am blessed beyond measure with my friendship with all of you in blog land.

My mom is doing better and home from the hospital.  Terry is through his back surgery and healing nicely and my foot is healing nicely too.

I will have some new drapes and my final living room to show you very soon.

Happy Friday and Have a Great Weekend.
Hugs,

Kris
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56 comments:

  1. Sending (shabby white) bucketloads of healing wishes your way Kris... for all of you. You amaze me with your energy and styling magic. My fav' is the little table with the books. We've got snow in the forecast too... but look on the bright side: it's white!! oxoxoxoxo

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  2. I'm so sorry I missed this post about the surgery - I haven't been online much this week but I'm so glad everything went well. Isn't it amazing what surgeons can do!? Hope your foot is healing as well. Your mantle looks beautiful and so spring-y! It's coming, I just know it is but as always it seems to be taking it's good sweet time!

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  3. So happy to hear that you, your mom and husband are all doing better! Your spring mantel looks so pretty.

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  4. Oh I am so glad to hear that Terry's surgery went well, your foot is healing and your mom is doing better. Such a Blessing. Love the new fireplace, it looks so pretty. You amaze me at how you relove pieces to be the best they could be.

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  5. You amaze me, Kris - how you took that old mantel and had such a beautiful vision for it - truly a talent!! Glad to hear all is going well with the medical procedures - have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!

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  6. So happy everything is going well with Terry and your mom! And I love what you did with the fireplace. Your door is pretty, too (love the gray), and I know you'll be so happy to redecorate the outside with pretty spring things!

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  7. I love what you've done with the fireplace and mantel - the all white is perfect, and the greenery such a nice spring look.

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  8. Yay Terry. Hope he's getting some Buddy time. So happy and hope it's a fix


    Happy to hear about your mom.

    Love the fireplace you did a wonderful job. Bet it's beautiful when dark

    Enjoy much needed peace

    Cindy

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  9. Gorgeous fireplace re-loving ~ especially with the candelabra!!!

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  10. Hi Kris, oh it's great news to hear that the surgery went well on Terry. I am so glad your mom is out of the hospital too. The mantel came out so nice. I love the way you decorated it for spring/easter. I do love the way the front door looks in grey paint and how it's decorated.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Julie xo

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  11. Oh Kris, I'm so happy to hear that Terry is home, actually up and about, and that your mother is also home. You must be so relieved; I had been praying specifically for peace to flood your hearts and it looks as if all is well and peaceful on the homefront. AND YOUR MANTLE!!!!!! It's beautiful. At night, you can enjoy the flicker of those candles surrounded by a cozy space. Bravo to both you and Terry for all the hard work you've put into your homes. Much love my friend!

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  12. Kris, I am so happy to hear that your hubby is home and doing well! Glad your mother is home too. You have all been through quite the ordeal but all that is behind you now. God is good!
    I love your mantel with its fresh coat of white paint. Love the bunnies too. I will have to bring mine out shortly. Thanks for sharing your good news and have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Sandi

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  13. I'm so glad to hear Terry's surgery went well and he is home now. Thank God he is feeling better already!!!! I'm glad your mom is home now too and you are on the mend as well. The mantel looks so beautiful....I love the candles!! Have a great weekend!
    ~Des

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  14. Kris,
    I am grateful that your husband, Terry's back surgery went well!
    Good to hear that your Mother is doing well, also.
    I'm visiting from BJ's and will begin to pray for healing for you & your husband.
    Pat
    P.S. Your mantle is lovely!

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  15. Thank you so much Kris for writing today. So very glad the your Mom, your foot and Terry are all feeling less pain/are home. Now the prayers are for healing.

    Love your fresh mantel - inviting, your rabbits are so happy.

    Joy

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  16. How wonderful that everyone is on the mend! take care of yourself and don't overdo it. The mantel is beautiful, love it dressed up for Spring!

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  17. Kris, this is such great news! We'll keep praying for a good solid recovery. Your mantel is lovely, I could just put that shade of green ribbon on the bunny's neck everywhere this time of year. And what a good idea to define the front door with that new gray paint. And I just saw that you were leaving a comment on my post at the same time I was visiting you!

    Have a safe and happy weekend, both of you there,
    Dewena

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  18. Hi Kris! I am so very happy that your mom and Terry are both recovering nicely -such a blessing and relief. Your new fireplace is lovely - the natural wood is a pretty contrast. I'm also smitten with your gray door. The soft gray is so gorgeous with your whites. Jane

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  19. Hello sweet Friend!
    I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well and that he is up and around so soon. What a relief that must be. Your mantel is beautiful and the decor that you chose to use in your vignette is so lovely. And your talents are book worthy. I hope you have a peaceful and restful weekend after your hectic week.

    Blessings and hugs
    Tamara

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  20. Wonderful news all the way around Kris! To know our love ones are on the mend is the most important news of all. God Bless You and your Family.
    Also, I love, love, love your new mantle.
    hugs,
    Sissie

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  21. Kris, this couldn't be a better post! I'm really thankful for you & Terry both to be on the recovery side of recent issues, and also that the stress valve has let off a little pressure with you mom's release from the hospital.
    Your mantel looks great, and I love how you've used the vertical space to the max. Happy Spring, have a restful weekend.

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  22. So glad to hear the good news about your hubby! Your mantle is really beautiful...so very springy! Have a blessed weekend!

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  23. Good to know Terry came through his surgery so well and that your mom is doing better too.. The mantel looks real cute and I like your easter/spring deco.

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  24. Kris,
    Glad to hear that Mom is home and that Terry is doing well after his surgery. How is your foot???
    LOVE the mantel!! And the door looks great!! We had snow here yesterday so there are still no signs of Spring here...
    Hope you have great weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  25. What wonderful news for Terry, your mom and you. So happy for you. I love the finished mantel and the candles were a great choice. The gray door really looks nice. Gray is one of my favorite colors to decorate with. Looking forward to all of your new spring ideas. You all take care.

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  26. Great answer to prayer about Terry's surgery and that he's up and about and feeling less pain. May he continue to feel less pain as he recovers.

    Your mantle is lovely as is all that you do there.

    Happy spring to you both ~ FlowerLady

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  27. So happy to hear you have your Terry home. I hope he continues to heal swiftly and with less and less pain each day. Love your mantel!! You have been in my thoughts. xoxo

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  28. So happy to hear the great news from your house! Back surgery is nothing to sneeze at and I'm glad he got along so well. Yay for your mom feeling better! Great news about your foot healing nicely. Y'all will be ready for warm weather when it arrives. Love the fireplace and mantel! xoxo

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  29. So happy to hear everyone is on the mend and doing better, Kris! Relax and enjoy that lovely new fireplace. Love how pretty the oak mantel looks paired with the white!

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  30. Glad to hear the good news and hope healing continues with good outcome. Like the new door color!

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  31. Gorgeous fireplace mantel! Wish I could find one. Also wish I could find a surgeon that could do that for me.
    Brenda

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  32. All good news Kris and great to hear!! And of course that mantle is gorgeous. I hope you have been able to put your foot up and enjoy a little bit of quiet time by that "fire". I think it's well deserved. xo

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  33. Kris, I'm so happy to hear the surgery went well. I suspect he will be feeling much better now. Glad it is going well for Mom too. Oh, that fireplace looks so good. It will be such a happy focal point in your sweet cottage now and what fun to decorate for each season..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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  34. So glad to hear that everyone is on the mend! Your fireplace looks great and you always amaze me with how much you get done!

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  35. How wonderful that everyone is home and doing well, Kris. Prayers make a difference in our lives. Your fireplace looks very nice. I love the way you put everything together concerning it. So original, and beautiful! The table with the books is also very pretty. I so hope you are able to relax and heal...and enjoy your lovely home with all of it's Easter décor.
    Smooches.
    Debbie
    xo

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  36. So happy everything went well! And your fireplace is gorgeous:) xo Kathy

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  37. Love the fireplace redo! So glad you all are doing well.

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  38. So happy to hear that everybody is on the mend! Your fireplace turned out beautifully and I love how the grey showcases your door! I hope that spring will arrive soon! Prayers continuing! Hugs!

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  39. Kris, That's wonderful news about your sweet Terry and mother. I am so glad you are healing too. . So thankful things are looking up. I will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers. I really like the fireplace makeover. It looks as if it was always there now. Great job, but then I knew you were going to make it shine. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,love you, Susie

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  40. All good news! So glad! Love your cheery new mantel. You will have such fun with it!

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  41. So happy that all of you are doing better. The mantel is fairy
    Hugs

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  42. I love the fireplace. WOW! Another fantastic project complete.

    Sending hugs for Terry and your Mom. I am happy for the good news for all.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  43. Kris, I love all of your spring and Easter decor! It is so beautiful and the paint on the front door looks really good! The fireplace looks fabulous!!! Terry did a wonderful job of reworking that piece for you...you guys make a great team!! I'm so glad he's doing well and resting! How are you holding up? I was going to text this morning but figured you guys needed some rest! Please let me know if I can do anything for you! Love and hugs sweet friend!

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  44. Hi Kris, so glad everyone is on the mend! I love your fireplace, and your mantel looks beautiful! Love all your spring touches too! Best wishes for continued health improvements for you all! Hugs, linda

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  45. I'm glad that his back is healing, his pain is less, your mom is better, and I thank God for the healing of your foot!

    There certainly is great power in prayer!

    God Bless!

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  46. I'm so glad. Prayers that hubby will be back 100% soon. I just love the bunny and the pops of green.

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  47. So glad to read that Terry is recovering well, that your mom is doing better, and that you, are, too! The mantel looks so romantic with those candles - I'm obsessed with the battery-operated ones!

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  48. Your fireplace looks lovely.

    I am catching up on favorite blogs and scrolled back to see that much is going on at your household. I knew you had foot surgery and hope that is progressing nicely especially because I know you are trying to help all the others. I do hope your mother is better. And, having gone through back surgery, I hope Terry's went well. I know it's hard to keep him down and that he will be back to his old self soon.

    Take care of yourself while you help the others recover and spring will be there soon.

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  49. So happy that you are better and that Terry is healing too! Blogging friends are the best, I agree! I love your re-loved mantel, looks amazing!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  50. I was so happy and thankful to hear that Terry's surgery went well.. that your mom is doing well and your foot too! Good news is so wonderful! I've had company (my son and his fiance) for 4 days so the time just sped by and didn't get a chance to comment on this. Your mantel looks so gorgeous now.... I knew it would with your magic touch! You amaze me too, with all you get done and do. I wish you could touch me and give me some of your energy and motivation! Love your gray front door, and the way you've decorated for Spring and Easter with the bunnies here and there. I miss our mantel that we took out when the f/p insert was put in. A surround needs to go around the f/p now but they are spendy and so it has to wait. And... we are not handy like you and Terry! Hope there is no more snow there for you.. I think maybe (fingers crossed) our snow is gone now for another 6 months or so! Take care and have a good week! oxoxoox Marilyn

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  51. I am so happy that the surgery went well. Please give Terry a big hug for us!! And love love the mantel!!

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  52. I thought I'd commented on this post a while ago but must have been doing it from my phone which never works. You have so many friends, Dear Kris judging from all the lovely comments posted here. All these prayers from blogging friends are such a blessing. I hope Terry continues to improve daily.

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  53. I'm very late catching up on my favourite blogs. I read the last three posts in a row and I'm glad to read that Terry's surgery went well. I hope he's feeling better now.

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