Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jolly makes a move

So after all this discussion of decorating on the blog, Andrew and I have revisited what percentage of our decorating input comes from him versus me and we've agreed on more of a 50-50 arrangement, instead of the 95-5 agreement previously in force. It was one of those things where we were hanging out on Monday night and both just decided it was time to re-arrange things a little bit. Let me know what you think!

Andrew is redoing his bureau as a shrine to Coke. Not my favorite, I'll admit, but it's one of his only spaces so I'm going to let him do whatever without comment. At least my lamp managed to stay!
Andrew had this "St. Andrew's Ale" bottle that he'd left sitting around for a while now, and I thought it would be fun to have next to one of our wedding pictures. Ignore the hammer. That doesn't live there.
This one took a little more thought but after much debate, we decided that MJ could sit on the nightstand on my side of the bed. I mean, who wouldn't want Michael Jackson watching over them?
I like what Andrew did here. We moved one of the plants we got as wedding gift to a different spot in the room and are using one of those big glass jugs Andrew brews beer in as a new accent on the couches (which are to the left of this picture). I'm still not sure what I think about that sword he put on the bookshelf. It's still under discussion. But at least he let me put the dolphin clock on our "mantle" overlooking the kitchen. This was one of our favorite shower gifts and it's taken a while to find the perfect place for it.
I'll admit, this one took me a while. I mean, I liked the Jolly Roger just fine in the laundry room. This whole idea of this being "our home" is very true and all but I'm not sure I want a skull looking down on me while I sleep. Michael Jackson, sure, pirate flag...maybe not. This one may not last too long.
And in honor of college football starting off soon, we've broken out the USC blanket Andrew has for the loveseat. If nothing else, it's really warm and will be great for snuggling during Gamecock victories in early winter!


Allison Parker said...

um, andrew.. did you hack into carrie's blog and rearrange everything while she was visiting michelle tonight?? is she about to have a huge surprise when she walks in the door?

Dorothy said...

Allison, I think you are right. I'm afraid I need to keep my MIL opinion to myself!

Michelle Tompkins said...

Haha! Nice try, Andrew! I'm glad Aaron Ray doesn't have your style of interior design :)! I'd rather have muddy floors than the Jolly Roger above my bed!

Michelle Tompkins said...

...or Michael Jackson, for that matter :)