First, I don't know what I did to deserve such wonderful readers, but I must've done something good in a past life. You guys have all been so kind and generous with your time and stories and thoughts over the years, including right up until yesterday with thoughts on my recent bedroom changes. I truly appreciate each and every comment. I also want to thank you all for agreeing with me on the rug and the darker curtains haha :)
Second, I owe so many of you an apology for missing your comments in the past month or so, and for failing to respond to the many questions in them. I'm so sorry!
My blogging platform has apparently blocked the vast majority of your comments recently and has thrown them into the spam folder. I didn't notice until last night. I feel so awful because you guys took the time to write comments and must have thought I was never going to answer. I promise I will always answer your comments, especially if you have a question, even if it is to tell you I don't know.
If for some reason you ever have asked a question and didn't get a response, or if you have one in the future and don't get a timely response, please please please feel free to email me directly stacycurran at gmail - thank you and I'm sorry! (PS- I have a lot of questions to answer from old posts so give me a few days and I'll get to them all!)
Third, my Pinterest.
Let's just say it was a MESS. I cleaned it up last night, meaning I deleted extraneous boards (I had 7 boards of black rooms, all under slightly different names, for example). And so on. So although it was difficult, I did my very best to pare it down, clean it up, and organize it into about 50 boards that I plan to actually pin to. In doing that, I lost about 10,000 followers. It was hard to do that, until I realized that those followers are not getting any benefit from following anyway, since they were only following boards that I rarely, if ever, pin to. So the numbers really don't matter, and I think this way people who follow will come more organically and will benefit more from following.
Here is where you can follow any/all of the boards, and like I said, I plan to use all of them:
I have 9 boards that are non-decorating related. You can click any of them below to go directly to them to see if you are interested in following:
Ok enough housekeeping! What I really want to talk about today is fur. I know there are political and philosophical differences about whether we should use animal fur for anything, but that's not what I want to write about. I inherited 4 fur coats from my mother, some of which were her mother's. They are very old and apparently not worth much because of the age. Anyway, there are two minks, a sable, and a beaver. They are not something that my sister and I would likely wear, so I have been trying to sell them.
It's actually been really hard because they still smell like my mother's perfume and it breaks my heart. So anyway, I was researching last night what you can use old furs for and found some really cool ideas. My sister owns them jointly with me so I am hoping I can talk her into something like this:
This would be so easy and we could have matching ones:
Scarves or neck warmers?