Gilbert The Garden Snake

May 6, 2009

THERE WAS A SNAKE IN OUR GARAGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Matt opened the door to put something away in the pantry and he was slithering from THE PANTRY under Matt’s car. Matt (barefoot) touched him and he slithered faster and then was no where to be seen. He looked high and low. I was in the kitchen freaking out; Karen was squealing with excitement. I did not see him – that would have made it worse.

And the worst part is that he was never seen leaving the garage, which means he could still be in there.

I had Matt move my car out of the garage because I have to drive it first thing in the AM and would not feel safe being in there with Gilbert, esp. since he could be IN my car. I am terribly claustrophobic.

But at least he was not inside!!!

Oh, and his name is Gilbert the Garden Snake because we saw a similar huge black snake the first day back from our honeymoon two years ago and he charged at me in the garden.

Kelsey and I had fun at Caribou – especially when a guy came around with free shots of a mint chiller to try! This was like a decadent dessert –

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While we were waiting for my car to be fixed we stopped into a fabric store to look at samples for the King + Queen chairs my grandmother sent (she also sent some funds to have them reupholstered ). I can’t decide which one I like best!!


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Karen came over for dinner tonight and brought shrimp + wine. We supplied the veggies + sauce.

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Chef sips:

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I made a sauce with these ingredients: Cashew butter (1 tbsp), coconut butter (1 tbsp), tamari (2 tsp), 1 clementine (juice + pulp), 1 lime (juice), red pepper flakes (1/2 tsp), salt (2 pinches). It was awesome!!!! Orangy coconutty!

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On a bed of cabbage, bean sprouts, Kelsey’s parents’ garden snap peas, broccoli + shrimp. With salty peanuts for garnish.

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For dessert Karen and I split a tiny Margarita Cupcake.

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Off to shiver with horrible snake images….

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1 KLM May 6, 2009 at 8:04 pm

I vote big print!!


2 Brooke May 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm

My hubbie is an Interior Designer and I showed him your chairs. He is sooo jealous! Definitely go with the fabric on the right…the smaller patterned fabric:)


3 Tina May 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I think you meant SNACK! :)


4 caitlin May 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm

i vote small. i dont like the way the other looks all hawaiian-y.

OHMIGOD snake in your garage??? REALLY? i would’ve freaked out.

glad you had some nice eats, at least :)


5 Hangry Pants May 6, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I like the bigger, but I see Caitlin’s point. Mix and match? That might be fun.


6 allijag May 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

okay, you might laugh at me – but is the sample on the right the exact same as your placement??? i really like both patters (I LOVE green) – but I’m going with the bigger print on the left!


7 Amy May 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I vote for the small print!


8 Donna May 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Little print.


9 AnneNP May 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I LOVE the one on the left- the one on the right is a little old fashioned. It’s a nice mix with the older chair!


10 Rachel May 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm

What are the other fabrics like in the room? If they are also big prints, I’d stick with the small one. But I like the big print best on its own. Great colors!


11 lauren May 6, 2009 at 8:11 pm

i say definitely go for the small! i agree with Caitlin about the Hawaiian vibe on the bigger print


12 Rachel D May 6, 2009 at 8:11 pm

I like the smaller. Great shade- looks good with the dark wood!


13 brandi May 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Big print!

I hope you catch the snake – that is never fun.


14 JT May 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Definitely small print, it fits the size of the chairs much better. Enjoy re-decorating…


15 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats May 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm

UGGHH!!!!!!!! Horrible!! I seriously would have puked! And another one charged at you in your garden?…awful! ps…I think I like the large print for the chairs!


16 Alison May 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I noticed the exact same thing as allijag…. is that the same fabric as your placemat? I looks like it! I vote small pattern too….

And I have to ask, were you being facetious that the snake (haha I just wrote snack!) charged at you in your garden? Or did it just slither in your general direction?? 😉 (Giggling because I am a total snake phobe too!!)


17 Nicole May 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Yikes!!!! That is terrifying. Snakes scare me almost as much as frogs do :(


18 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Ok, you saw a snake and you’re calm enough to blog?! I’d be DEAD from SHOCK!! I vote big print, for sure.

Expect an email from me re: project tomorrow!


19 Lisa May 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Big print gets my vote. And what a tasty, creative sauce!


20 Lisa D May 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I like the big print on the little chair, and the little print on the big chair. or some other combo of both-they look good together. I don’t mind snakes so much-except the kind that might choke you to death, at least you were inside safe and sound eating a yummy dinner! very creative with that sauce


21 Nate May 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm

WTF? There is only one Gilbert in KERFland, and it’s my dog. Does the snake have a middle name that we could use instead?


22 Carrie! May 6, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Small print!!!


23 Help Meghan Run May 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Small print! Looks like your readers aren’t helping you make a decision yet haha. :)

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24 Amanda May 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I vote for the small print.

And EEK I would not be okay with that snake either!!

Dinner looks awesome!!


25 Heather May 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm

EEK! I would totally freak out at a snake… especially since his whereabouts are still unknown! Be careful!

Wow, that dinner looks amazing. Totally healthy, and the perfect combination of ingredients.

My vote is DEFINITELY for the bigger, flowered print. The other one is much to busy and symmetrical for my tastes!


26 Allison May 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Small print! :)


27 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) May 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm

AHHHHHHH SNAKES. YUCKKKK. I would have freaked out too!!!!!!!

What a yummy dinner.

And I think I like the small print…tough call!!!


28 Stephanie May 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm

small print :)


29 Kristin May 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Big print!


30 Priyanka May 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm

OMG Snack..I meant Snake….YUCK!

The small print looks better!


31 Justy2003 May 6, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I vote for the small print!
Looks like there’s no consensus so far!


32 Michelle Hisae May 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Definitely the LITTLE PRINT. It goes really well with the rest of your house.


33 yadi May 6, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Come on Guys, the BIG print rocks. I’m going to pretend I didn’t read about the snake. AGHHHHHHHH!


34 Oh She Glows May 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm

I would go with BOTH prints!
Do one of each. My MIL is an interior designer and she always says to mix things up and do more than 1 pattern. :) It’s less expected that way!


35 Shannon (The Daily Balance) May 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm

tough call, but I like the BIG print 😉


36 Laura May 6, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I love the smaller pattern!! Yor dinner looks so yummy!! Will have to try that recipe!! I just tried your baked oatmeal snack bars and they were awesome!!!


37 Lydia May 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Small print. Resembles your place mats.


38 Dee May 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm



39 KNON May 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm



40 KNON May 6, 2009 at 8:30 pm

okay.. now I’m totally undecided + want nothing to do with the decision..


41 Shawna May 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Large print! So vintage-y cool…the small one is too geometric & busy!


42 Heather May 6, 2009 at 8:33 pm

OMG SNAKE. I hate snakes more than anything and I probably would have cried. Good luck!!!!

I vote little print! They are both great but I like little print more.


43 Kelsey May 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm

love love love the small print on those chairs.


44 Katie May 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm

DEFINITELY the little print…I keep seeing geometric prints in all the mags…


45 Meghan N May 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm

ewww snakes!!! I vote big print :)


46 Karen B May 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Small print is definitely the way to go :) I love it!


47 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) May 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm

small print small print small print!!!


48 Heather May 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Big print is my vote… and ewww on the snake


49 Rachel May 6, 2009 at 8:42 pm

I love the small print!!

I would have FREAKED about the snake! I hope it’s gone!!!


50 Angie May 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Dinner looks fabulous!

I vote for combo on the prints…I think they’re great together!


51 Gilbert May 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Boo !

Don’t look under your driver’s seat tomorrow morning.



52 Mom May 6, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I vote small print (athough I like the big print as far as prints go.) I respectfully suggest my vote should count double since I am related to the chairs and remember sitting on them as a little girl.


53 Brittney May 6, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I like both prints, but I guess I would have to say that I favor the little print a bit more :)


54 Melissa @ For the Love of Health May 6, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Ahhhh! Snakes!! I would FREAK out too! EEK!

What a great looking shrimp dish! I LOVE shrimp but cannot eat it very often because bf is very allergic to seafood. I can only eat it while out and not cook it at home

Have a great night!


55 Dad May 6, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Small print


56 Bec May 6, 2009 at 8:49 pm

The dinner looks fabulous :) I would go with the little pattern.


57 Claire May 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I like the small print. That shrimp looks wonderful! So fresh and light


58 Meg C May 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm

AHHHH SNAKES!!! MY BIGGEST FEAR!! you are brave, kath. Once I see a snake somewhere it takes me WEEKS before I can go to that spot again. I think if one was in my garage I would have to move out of my house.

Also i vote little print.


59 Chris May 6, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I think you’re going to have to post a poll for the prints! I would do one of each to break it up…that would be cool.

Snakes are the WORST! My parents get them on their back patio, and they throw down moth balls to drive them away. They’re place smells like a retirement home during these times, but it is snake free.


60 Adi ( - repaired!) May 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Just think, better Gilbert in your garage than under you bed… eeek.

Small print vote from me!


61 Mizz Independent May 6, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Little print!


62 Niki May 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Yikes! I hate snakes! They are my biggest fear!! And I like the BIG print :)


63 Run Sarah May 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Ahhh, I hate snakes!! I like the smaller print.


64 LT May 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm

yum yum YUM! this dinner looks right up my alley!!!! I’ve got to go with the small print.


65 Melissa May 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I really like the big print but I’m not sure it’s right for the chairs so my vote is for the small print. Plus who am I to vote against your Mom and Dad??!! :)

To funny how similar the material is to your place mat!!

Is green your favorite color? I LOVE it!!!

Hopefully you’ll never see your snake “friend” again…


66 JennyA May 6, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I vote for the big print – I really like it!


67 Liz May 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Both prints are very pretty- I love that green. But I like the big print best.


68 Carmen May 6, 2009 at 9:08 pm

small print:) It will seem fresher longer — not as trendy


69 Tracy May 6, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I like the small!


70 Casey May 6, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I like the little print!

And there was just something on the news about a snake problem on the west bank of New Orleans! Just don’t cross any river bridges when you are down here! 😉


71 Carla May 6, 2009 at 9:18 pm

…little print on chairs and perhaps make accent pillows with the big print !


72 Elizabeth May 6, 2009 at 9:21 pm

(LOL yadi!)

Big print…. how come people keep saying it’s too Hawaiian like that’s a bad thing?? Best. vacation. ever. Who wouldn’t want to think about that every single day?


73 AmandaD May 6, 2009 at 9:21 pm

First, snake the past two months, we have found TWO snakes in our basement! They were “playing dead”, which is not fun when one is trying to figure out how to grab a snake who may-or-may-not-be still able to squirm away! That is exactly what happened with snake #2, he came to. My husband is sort of freaked out by snakes and so as a team effort (me being the captain of the team) we tossed them outside, into our neighbors lawn. :)

The small print seems really fresh!


74 Joy May 6, 2009 at 9:21 pm

YIKES! scary
i vote big print


75 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) May 6, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Ack! Snakes are scary!

I vote for the big print. I like when classic/antique furniture is upholstered in more modern and funky ways. I like the small print too, but it’s just not quite as fun.


76 courtney May 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm

i was going to vote big print until i noticed your placemats, and now i just don’t know! yikes, watch out for gorden! i am crossing my fingers that he has left the building!


77 courtney May 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm

sorry, his name is gilbert. i don’t know why i want to call him gorden. beware all the same–gilbert may have a brother!!!!!!! :)


78 Brooke May 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Big print!


79 ri'chele May 6, 2009 at 9:29 pm

I vote for the large print. Actually the tropical mood in the fabric combined with the dark carved wood chair frames creates a plantation feeling so lovely in the American south. From the trellis fabric perhaps stitch up some accent bolsters to be tossed on another piece. In that way create unity with the dining room and the place mats.


80 rhodeygirl May 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I would definitely say the SMALL PRINT.

You may love the large print now, but there isn’t much that can go with it and it is SO fun that you will probably get sick of it faster. The small print is more simple yet funky so you could play around with it more over time (with accent pillows/wall color/etc). Plus I think the lines of the small print + the lines of your black and white couch (if that’s the room they’re going in) would bring it all together (all lines = some form of continuity) rather than making it look like two chairs in a room where they don’t belong and aren’t welcome.

good luck making your selection; either way the chairs are gorg!


81 Christina May 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I vote small print!


82 Jen May 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm

OMG– is it snake *season*?!! I ran into a SIX FOOT LONG black racer snake in my garden yesterday!!! And of course the hubby was out of town for work, so I had to get the neighbor (and his 10 yr old son) to come over and help me deal with the …dead snake. Yep, I felt a bit foolish. But it WAS HUGE!!!

And I vote for the smaller print. It looks more classic, and like something that could survive several decor changes. The first one is way too “Hawaii-5-0”


83 Brianna May 6, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I like the BIG print – it makes the chairs a nice pair of accent pieces for the room…


84 Kim May 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Big print! The big print feels nice and airy, while the small print reminds me of some sterile Days Inn bedspread :-/


85 aria May 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm

little print!

(does it match your placemat?!)


86 Kathleen Ichord May 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm

I vote little print!


87 Kathy W. May 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm

using different prints on each chair would look modern and beautiful–and less expected.


88 stephanie May 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm

is neither print an option? the chairs are so beautiful and fancy and the fabric is so casual…


89 Anny May 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I vote little!

I really enjoy your blog. I just started reading and it’s a refreshing and healthy approach to nutrition.


90 Sarah (lovINmytummy) May 6, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I like the little print. The small one is kind of outdoor furniture style…might lure in snakes.


91 Kim May 6, 2009 at 10:26 pm

I honestly don’t like either. They seem very lounge-chair like as opposed to classy. I would go with a rich color such as burgundy or purple or a pattern with browns, purples and dark pinks. Just a thought. If you are sold on the greens then I’d go with the smaller print because the larger print looks too trendy and will get old fast.


92 anna May 6, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Little print! Queen Anne style chairs like those are very curvy, and the straight geometric pattern is a nice contrast.


93 Christina May 6, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Both prints are really pretty, but I like the small better….it seems to fit the chairs better. Good luck with the decision! :)


94 Brit May 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Little print!!!! =)


95 Jen May 6, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I’m digging the smaller print more because it’s a bit more subtle, I think. :) And the shrimp dish looks majorly to-die-for.


96 Jennifer May 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Little print!


97 emlod10 May 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm

small print!


98 Maddy May 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I vote little!

We had a huge snake in the area where my dog goes potty and I was freaking out. Snakes are scary!


99 Jasmine (Sweet and Fit) May 6, 2009 at 11:09 pm

def the Big print!

so sorry abot the snake – i would be terrifired!


100 Kristan Anne May 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Small print!

I was gonna say what allijag said – it looks totally just like your placemats!


101 Kate May 6, 2009 at 11:25 pm



102 Jess May 6, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Big print :o)


103 Ashley May 7, 2009 at 12:26 am

Hm hard to choose between those 2 fabrics, partly because green is one of my favourite colours! I think I like the big print better though.


104 sue May 7, 2009 at 12:40 am

i love that large print, but for the chairs i like how the smaller print looks!


105 Rachel A May 7, 2009 at 12:40 am

I like the small print on the right.


106 Sarah May 7, 2009 at 12:59 am

Small print! Use the other one for pillows or something.

Ewwwww on the snake. One thing I don’t miss about living in the south is all the creatures!!! Not nearly so many up here in MI! :)


107 Susie May 7, 2009 at 1:11 am

ACK! Snake = boo! I hope you find it. I VOTE BIG PRINT!!! I don’t think it looks too hawaiian-ie… I think it’s more retro/flower power print :)

Hope your day was great!


108 Leanne Crowley May 7, 2009 at 1:33 am



109 Victoria May 7, 2009 at 1:58 am

Big print!


110 Brooke May 7, 2009 at 4:16 am

I big print. It gives off a happy warm feeling.


111 skinny latte May 7, 2009 at 4:25 am

Little print!

That shrimp dinner looks delicious!


112 haya (living and learning) May 7, 2009 at 4:53 am

little! you should have made a poll so the results would be easier to tally 😉

yikes!!! snakes are scary. way scarier than the scariest of bugs. (it’s not like you can just step on them really hard to kill them. eeeeeewwww. snake guts) this guy i know just got two (not-poisonous) snakes as pets and i don’t think i want to go to his house anymore!


113 sonia May 7, 2009 at 6:23 am

Small print – the big print will go out of style pretty soon and is too holidayish.


114 ann May 7, 2009 at 6:44 am


Am loving your blog!!!

I like both, but would go with the smaller print. It seems like it may be a 2 to 1 vote for the smaller print. But I also think both prints might be good.

Good luck.



115 Jordan May 7, 2009 at 6:46 am

I think the bigger print looks more sophisticated.


116 Jordan May 7, 2009 at 6:47 am

OOOPS, lol. I meant the smaller print looks more sophisticated. I was gonna write something about the bigger print looking too 80’s, but I backed it up and forgot to change the words. lolololol


117 Lisa May 7, 2009 at 7:02 am

Small print. However, based on the comments, it sounds like you would be okay just going with what YOU love–everyone has different opinions. (But the small print is better 😉


118 Marie May 7, 2009 at 7:16 am

I like the geometric small print! It looks very similar to your place mats. :)


119 Beadie May 7, 2009 at 7:21 am

I think the floral would be better suited for a pillow as I don’t think it would stand the test of time. The smaller print however, is simple and classic. It also matches your place mats very well. I think you should go with the smaller print but find something fun to do with the floral.


120 PAM May 7, 2009 at 7:33 am

go with the small print.
i had a snake in the basement one day and the boys were down there playing. thank god my son likes snakes. i wouldnt go down there. the boys couldve been bitten and i wasnt going down there. it was huge, was a big anaconda(it was really a small garter snake that had gotten up thru the drain) huge snake lol. anyway it was caught(not by me) and taken outside. it took me several days to go back in the basement. (had to as that is where the washer and dryer were). eeehhhh.


121 Jennifer May 7, 2009 at 7:34 am

Definitely little… and it matches your placemats :)


122 JENNA May 7, 2009 at 7:38 am

oh that makes me sick…I hate snakes!! BE CAREFUL! I’m sure its harmless but still you don’t want to step on it in flip-flops….cringe!!!!

I love the little design!!! I think it would be more versatile.


123 RK May 7, 2009 at 7:38 am

I vote for the small print! I think the bigger print kind of overwhelms the chairs. I love that you named the snake… it made me smile :) What a creative sauce and dinner – you always have such great and interesting cooking/recipe ideas!


124 thepinkpeppercorn May 7, 2009 at 7:38 am


Chairs: little print is adorable!!

mmmmm shrimp! :)


125 Kristin (ChasRunner) May 7, 2009 at 7:53 am

I like the little print, although it is eerily similar to your place mats!


126 Brittany May 7, 2009 at 8:02 am

ah… I despise snakes. Gilbert would totally freak me out!

I really like the small print.


127 Lauren May 7, 2009 at 8:06 am

The itty bitty mint chiller looks deeeelicious, as does your shrimp dish. The coconut sauce you whipped up sounds amazing!

During our brief stint in Houston, we’d get little lizards in our garage – actually, they were everywhere. Snakes they were not, but I never did get used to them.


128 Heidi Diedrick May 7, 2009 at 8:08 am

I think the small print fits the chair style best. Plus, look how it matches your placemats you used for dinner. Maybe you could have small boudoir pillows made in the opposite fabric to accent each chair. You know, the small round tubular shaped pillows with some pleating on the ends and a large covered button. And then use that same fabric to create a contrasting welt for the chair covers, assuming there’s one there now.


129 Rachel May 7, 2009 at 8:18 am

I am a big fan of the small print. I think the large print it just too big for the chairs.


130 Brittany May 7, 2009 at 8:36 am

I like to mix print’s, and I would do both, but if you only want one, go with the larger print, I feel you could do more with that, than the smaller one. Snakes ewww, my bro has a ton of them, not cool, anyways I have also been charged at by not a snake but my g-pa’s chicken. That was scary, have fun relaxing, no school, you deserve it.


131 Holly May 7, 2009 at 8:40 am

If I had to choose one, I would go small print. It’s adorable!


132 Leila May 7, 2009 at 8:41 am

I vote small print.

dinner looks delish.


133 Ally May 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

I like the small print much better.


134 Jtine May 7, 2009 at 9:15 am

I like the small print!
Then again, I also like snakes, if they’re just small garter snakes. I think they’re kinda cute.


135 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale May 7, 2009 at 9:23 am

I like the small print. The geometric design is very art deco – I think the modern-ness of it complements the antique-ness of the chairs!


136 Marilyn May 7, 2009 at 9:37 am

why choose one print? i would do one with big, and one with little. then again, i like things slightly mis-matched. 😉

if you’re definitely just choosing one, i like the big print better.


137 Rose May 7, 2009 at 9:38 am

I like the little print.

I also love your dinner!


138 Christy May 7, 2009 at 9:44 am

I love the big print. I think it goes better with the elaborate chair design. And good luck with that snake!!!


139 Cammy May 7, 2009 at 9:52 am

Don’t worry, having Gilbert in your garage is a good thing, free rodent control! Maybe I am biased, since I have a pet snake myself, but the vast majority of them are harmless. They are much cleaner and less of a nuisance than hordes of mice chewing and pooping everywhere.


140 Caronae May 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

I’d say the big print, but both are very nice. The green is a pretty color! I’m am so sorry you have a snake! I am TERRIFIED of them, and the sad thing is, the only snakes where I live are foot long garter snakes. I won’t even run on some trails because I’m afraid I’ll see a snake there!


141 anne May 7, 2009 at 10:12 am

Use both prints! They look great together. Not too matchy-matchy


142 jess May 7, 2009 at 10:44 am

OMG, I would have FREAKED OUT!!! Thank you for not posting a picture of Gilbert – I would have had to avoid your blog for a few days! I’m THAT scared of snakes.

Oh, and that meal looks awesome!


143 Jacqueline May 7, 2009 at 10:52 am

I vote the small print…it reminds me of your place mats!
Snakes are my phobia!!!!!
I would be moving far, far away for sure!


144 Brynn May 7, 2009 at 10:54 am

I love the color of the chairs! I like the small print better.


145 Kay May 7, 2009 at 11:13 am

I love the vibrant green colour of both, but I’d definitely choose the small print. It complements the antique wood/style much better than the large print.


146 Emily May 7, 2009 at 11:19 am

I like the little print better. I think it’s slightly more classic, yet modern, and will serve you better over time. JMO :)


147 Julie May 7, 2009 at 11:46 am

Small print!!!!

And snakes are cool. Think of him as your garage pest control system. I hear giant roaches are the barney butter of the snake community….they just can’t get enough!


148 capedaisy May 7, 2009 at 11:51 am

why not turn that snake into a nice pair of summer shoes. or a little clutch!

I like the more petite floral.


149 Kath May 7, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Thanks for all of your input!!!!!!!! I agree that while I LOVE the big pattern, I am afraid I might grow out of it. I love the pillow idea!! I don’t want to do one of each. I might go see if there are more options!!,

Oh, and i wrote Snack about 5 times too :)

AmandaD ,
I can’t believe you touched them!!



150 Erin May 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I prefer the small print.

And garden snake or black water snake? Cuz garden snakes aren’t big and black at all. They’re slender and tan, brown, and green.

Just be careful. Garden snakes totally harmless, as are the water snakes, but the water snakes are aggressive.


151 Kristilyn (The Food Journey) May 7, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I would NOT be able to cope with a snake in my garage … but I don’t like any kind of amphibian. We have a lizard that used to live in our pond’s pump box and I would just look at it, wouldn’t touch it or anything. And we have LOTS of frogs in the spring … sometimes so many that you can’t even walk in the yard without them on your toes.

Now, furry creatures, that I can handle!

Your stir fry looks amazing! Good for you for making the sauce … my concoctions don’t usually end up sounding as yummy as yours did!


152 Rita May 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm

You are brave.

Little print for sure.


153 Sarah May 7, 2009 at 8:08 pm

I have never posted before, but I felt I had to weigh in on the chairs. Both patterns are fun, but I can’t believe you want to reupholster these chairs! The burgundy velvet is so luxurious and classic. I would keep these chairs just as they are, rather than update them with trendy fabric. They are gorgeous!


154 Cammy May 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

Aw, the snake hate makes me sad.


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