Highs and Lows: ORC Week 5

November 1, 2017 at 9:41 PM 4 comments

This past Sunday morning, I handed Graham the key to my clunky mom car in exchange for his black sporty car.  Before he could protest, I whisked down our driveway without a single kid in tow.  I let his Audi drive as it was meant to be driven as the empty 280 freeway transformed into the autobahn on my way up to the city.  I had the only classic Silicon Valley staple, KFOG, rock me back to my youth while Rosalie lead me through one great rock ballad after another and I belted out my best Tom Petty.  Before I knew it, I was zipping through the still sleepy streets of the city and landing at the doorstep of my seamstress to pick up my custom duvet and shams for the One Room Challenge.  With a smile and a wave, I was back on the road again, completely free.   Those precious two hours will have me signing up for the ORC for as long as Linda will have me.  It truly was exhilarating and the mom break I was clearly in desperate need of.

However, with every high comes a low.  My custom lampshades that were in the mail last week hit a snafu.  Fed Ex dropped them off and had them signed for at the wrong house by a total stranger.  FedEx then discovered the mistake and picked them back up and brought them back to their warehouse.  Thank God.  However, online the package was marked as delivered so it was no longer trackable.

It took them three days to put the package back on the delivery truck and this was a package you have to sign for in person.  I needed to know when it was going on the truck so I could live my life instead of sitting around waiting to give a signature.  So I called many, many FedEx representatives where I received the most helpful information, such as, “we will let you know tomorrow, if you package is arriving at your home today or tomorrow” and another gem, “we will call you and let you know where your package is once it has arrived at your home”  Thank you, FedEx, thank you!!!  By a small miracle, it eventually made it here, which happened to be when I was on the phone with a representative, who was telling me, “the package didn’t make it on the truck today, it’ll go out tomorrow.”  Awesome tracking, guys.


Back to the good news, the lampshades are to die for.  I could just lay in bed and watch them all day if I could.   They are simply exquisite.  And my seamstress, as always, worked her magic and the bedding is gorgeous!  I can’t wait to show you but it’ll give away the entire room if I do.  For now, a sneak peek.

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For the most part everything is in place.  I just need to style, which I’ve got to be honest is my least favorite thing to do.  But we’re almost to the finish line and I’m so happy with how it’s all coming together.

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  • 1. Emily Vanderputten | chez V  |  November 1, 2017 at 10:55 PM

    I would have literally died. So glad they finally found their rightful place in all their to-die-for glory. They look exquisite. I am feeling equal amounts of love for mine. Sadly I can’t lie in bed and stare at it all day because it’s in my daughter’s room. Remind me again that it’s not nice to steal. PS the Bowood is equally to-die-for. Literally.

  • 2. jannamccalley  |  November 2, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    Now I want to swap out all my lampshades! Your ORC projects are always my favorite! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • 3. Libbie  |  November 6, 2017 at 6:26 AM

    OOOOh, the lampshades are truly gorgeous!!

  • 4. Margaret Beaton  |  November 16, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Absolutely modern and refreshing take on a classic. I have been dog earring Bowood for almost twenty years and I love what you did with it. Aren’t you glad you didn’t do it in the bathroom? So appropriate for your bedroom.


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