Showing posts with label For the Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label For the Home. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Tablescape....3 looks...1 plate

Nothing inspires me more this time of year then natures beauty and
a pretty Spring table....




My hidden passion ( shhhhh)  is creating pretty tables, my challenge is always using what I got and today I am sharing three different looks with one pretty pink plate.....perfect for Spring.

I picked up these floral plates at World Market a few months ago......  I think it was the color, since all my plates are white.



A walk in the garden to clip a bunch of azaleas to sit in a white tea cup and some pink spray paint on a plastic charger, and I created my first Spring tablescape.



It didn't take much more effort to create the second look, other then spraying some yellow spray paint on a glass vase and on a charger. 
I love how it pulls from the yellow flowers on the plate. The combination of pink and yellow is perfect.



The third look is a bit more calmer, with the plates sitting on a silver charger and the table flanked with mercury glass holders filled with the flowers.




Now, my other challenge is choosing which tablescape I will use....since I love them all. 
3 looks inspired by one pretty pink plate.
What inspires you this time of the year?

I am joining some other 'tablesetting lovin' bloggers in a Spring table party. I know you will be inspired as you visit all of the other beautiful tables.


Grateful for~

A table to sit at







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Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Musings

Mama and her kitties taking a nap........ all 5 girls


I love this time of the year when Azaleas are in full bloom.....


Over the weekend we converted our old sandbox into a feed shed.....


To feed these little chicks that are getting bigger each day.....



My favorite time of the day and place....mornings in my garden


What's your favorite time of the day?
I hope you had a wonderful Easter and a great weekend. 



PS. Stop by tomorrow when I share a tablescape inspired by my Azaleas.



Grateful for~
Family time
All our 4 legged friends around the farm








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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Office Reveal

Well now that my hubby's office is finished....productivity is up this week, phone calls are getting returned, emails are getting answered and my husband is making it into his office chair each day...safely with no risk of injury.





Which was not so easy a few months ago before I decided to clear the craft room clutter and give him a safe environment in which to work in. OSHA would be happy that I am complying to standards.

This is the room when we got started. You can catch up here.
A lot of this is the craft room crap pushed to his side since we worked on both spaces simultaneously.


And this is how the space looks now.



The plan, we put a wall up, we painted the walls, painted his desk, got a new rug,  added some curtains and threw a couple of pillows on the couch

First thing was to create a wall between the two spaces. At this very moment I imagine my husband was thinking "You stay on your side and I will stay on mine". Ha...I don't blame him.





Paint the walls. I chose SW white for the top and ceiling and SW Mindful Grey for the bead board.




The table, that use to serve as my craft table and was once my sisters kitchen table 25 years ago, got freshened up and is now my husbands work desk. I sanded the top down and added 2 coats of the Mindful Grey. His old desk is now my kitchen table. You can read about that here. It's a love story. Really it is.



Since this room gets a lot of sun during the afternoon I chose a dark pewter color velvet like cotton fabric for the curtains.


The rug is indoor/outdoor from Home Decorators Collection. The Stools are from Pier One (purchased a few years ago) and I freshened them up with a couple coats of paint.


The couch/futon we have had for several years. I added some grey and jute trimmed pillows and a grey throw from PB to make it more cozy for lunch time naps. I made the pattern pillows.  The light is from IKEA and the guitar in the corner.... my husband has had it since he was a teenager. 



It is such a great space and 'we' love how it turned out.  Now, I even like coming up to his office and watching him work.... but not for too long. I would hate to be in the way of productivity.




PS- And for those of you wondering, the craft room is DONE. Can I get a  'yay baby'.  Here's a peek of the space and also what my husband walks through everyday to get to his side. I will share next week.




Grateful
That we finished this project and my husband has a
 great space to work in each day






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Monday, April 14, 2014

Easy Ways To Incorporate Monograms into your decor.....Southern Style

There are a few things a southern woman just can't live without, sweet ice tea, shrimp and grits and ........




Don't get me wrong, we love a good pair of boots and pink John Deere tractors, but a great Monogram will steal our heart every time.


 I am joining some other boot wearing Southern gals to bring you some ideas on how to use Monograms in the 'Oh My Word Series. Links will be at the end of the post.



So here are the deets on monograms..... well, this Southern gals  interpretation. A monogram tells a story of who you are. Typically it is your initials of some variation of the first, middle and last name. It can be single letter, 2 or 3 letters. I use single letter in most of my monograms which may not be  considered "proper" monogram etiquette. Ask me if I am proper? 
Today I am sharing a few ideas that are easy to incorporate into your home... Whether you are Southern or not, or proper.

Monogram on a mirror or glass.  I used my silhouette machine to create the 'J' and attached to a mirror.



Add a monogram to your outdoor chairs. Details here.



I have used this scroll 'J' letter at my front door entrance many times. One coat of spray paint changes it up to coordinate with the season.



Add a monogram to your pillows here.



Add a monogram to a canvas tote bag. I made these a couple of years ago for teacher gifts. 



Add it to a wrap.....that way the flowers won't forget who you are!



Now grab some sweet tea and head on over and visit these other southern gals for more monograms ideas.




Our Southern Home


Do you have any monograms in your home decor?








Grateful ~
My daughters foot is healed so she can dance in her first 
recital in May.



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekly Wow's and Paper

Happy Weekend friends! When I was putting together my wow's this week it  unintentionally fell into a general theme....paper. Looking at these amazing projects that all were used with such a valuable resource, it makes me think how often we overlook things that are right in front of us and most times readily available...until today.

Hope you find some inspiration in .....paper.


Watercolor paper flowers here


Paper Marque light here


Paper flower wreath here


Wall paper that I am getting ready to hang in Lily's bedroom from here

Don't have a green thumb...no worries. Make these giant paper flowers from here



Hope you had a great week and an even better weekend!


PS- To see my Weekly Wow Series click here




Grateful for~
Sweet friends who always step in when you need them!




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