Feb 23, 2013

Black, White & Earth Tones

Using black and white as base colors (or lack of) for a room is a great place to begin decorating. Look at this wonderful room from Pottery Barn.

Feb 20, 2013

Spring Fireplace

I went to Homegoods today and brought home these 3 enormous candles.
And the SPRING twiggy art was irresistible at $16.99.
So right to the mantel they all went.
I made a box out of an old shipping crate (leaving the hardware on) and new wood for the candles and surrounded them with pine cones and a faux forsythia branch.
We don't usually have two benches here in this room but we do use them both.
It looks better with one.
I love those huge 3 wick candles. They should last a really long time.
Since the TV takes up the space above the mantel,
I just decorate below where the fireplace is not working.

Feb 19, 2013

Pinterest...

I have found some amazing websites and blogs through Pinterest.
Like this one -
great use of old window
I love this picture and found this blog through surfing Pinterest. I am inspired by photos such as this one and many others.
so pretty
I really want to make a canopy like that somewhere one day.
cottage/family house
As I search for my next house - I dream of it looking like this one.
I refer back to my pin boards all of the time. I have been inspired to create things I wouldn't have thought of on my own, like this project -
from Flamingo Toes. She inspired me to make this...
Clock face printed at Staples - applied to a table top - a PB knock off.
I pin things from blogs I follow like Gail's Decorative Touch.
Chipping with Charm - ladder above bed with cloths hanging
So much creativity out there.
And the ecards that come across my home feed entertain me for hours...
I should have them do some stuff for me.  :)
You can view more on my So Silly Board
haha
Why is that one of my favorites?

Be inspired and find something to laugh about today - check this one out first...

Happy - Friendly Pinning, My Friends!

Feb 16, 2013

Bill Pay Board

Keeping our bills organized is my job these days.
So I made this easy bill organizing board to help me out.

Feb 15, 2013

Hand Cut Heart Cookies

I should have posted this last week but if I make cookies like this ahead of time...I eat them!
I don't always use a cookie cutter for heart shaped sugar cookies. Only if they are going to a school classroom, do I make sure they are all equal.

Feb 12, 2013

A Shutter & Candles

Do you shop at the dollar store? I don't...usually. A friend and I were shopping for jeans and near our clothing shop was a dollar store. My friend needed some stickers for one of her little boy's school projects so we went in ~ quickly.
I couldn't pass up these candles...

Feb 11, 2013

Sweethearts...

Yesterday I stopped by this cute antiques shop. Old shutters and primitive style furniture filled the place. I didn't walk out with much this time but I did bring home these cute hearts.
That one was $5. It hangs on my front door tied to my dry boxwood wreath.

Feb 10, 2013

Aging Wood and Other Projects .... uniquely

In 2007 I started a small business making simple furniture and home accents. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on special glazes and tools so I experimented with unique ways to get the look I was going for with items around the house.

Feb 8, 2013

Decorating with Old Windows & Where to Find Them

I use old windows in my decorating a lot. The following photos are from some older posts that feature these vintage beauties. I have made message boards, art and tables with them and have used a window as a fireplace screen and for backdrops for other home accents. My headboard in our Master Bedroom is one of my personal favorites.


Feb 1, 2013

Make a Sofa "C" Table...easily!

I use my laptop computer while sitting on the sofa. My kids sit on the sofa and eat snacks while watching movies. We use our TV Tray Tables a lot.

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