Scandi For Christmas

Monday, November 9, 2015

I love Scandinavian Christmas decor...and if you take a gander at Pinterest Christmas decor, you will see I'm not alone. So today I thought I would share some great finds on Etsy.  All of these will certainly help you have a Very Scandi Christmas!

These red, felted gnome ornaments are adorable and  are made by Joyful River.

This Scandinavian Embroidered Christmas Pillow is by BOACanvasCo.

This vintage Swedish candle holder can be found on Etsy by Gizmo and Hooha.

ViVi Creative is the creator of this Swedish fabric Christmas skirt.  Love the pom pom trim!

French Elements offers this God Jul burlap stocking to bring the Nordic look to your mantel.

MyDaisy2000 has these adorable Scandinavian mice to add to your Christmas decor. Everyone will be stirring around these cute creatures.

And finally, how about this antique embossed Swedish Christmas card from the early 1900's!  I would recommend framing instead of mailing this beauty from BingusPingusPaper.

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Cheval Charity Home Tour

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hi Everyone,

My friend, Denise, invited me to the charity home tour benefiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Mint Hill.
As luck would have it, it was a rainy day and my camera battery died (so out came the cell phone). Let's just say these pictures want be winning any awards.  But I still think the house is worth sharing with you. So grab a cup of coffee  because I've posted quite a few pictures here.  Happy Monday and enjoy the tour!!

This home was designed to exude English country charm.

Italian marble counter tops on a large island anchor this kitchen.
My buddy is showing the refrigerator on the left side of a built-in hutch. On the right is a freezer of equal size.

A Classic Aga Total Cooker enameled cast iron range really adds English charm to the kitchen.
I love the wide plank French oak floors in this home!

I had to share this teapot light in the butler's pantry.
There's a lot to love about the laundry room, including this drying rack above the sink.

A built in dog bed is perfect in this space.

There are many tributes to man's best friend in the home.

A Parisian-inspired soaking tub
I was so happy to see the designers chose the same mirrors and a similar lighting fixture and  faucets as we did in our master bath remodel.

The leather pulls on the drawers are a smart touch in the his section of the his and her dressing room.
The mirrored closet and handcrafted built-ins are fantastic.
There were slide out panels in the shared area of the closet which housed jewelry, ties and belts. No space was wasted here.
Gentleman's Den

Lady's office
The children's quarters (once again so sorry for the poor quality of the cell phone pics!)

So what do you think of this new old custom home? I said ooh and ahh a lot while touring and maybe only one uhh... hmm. (The uhh... hmm? was when I first saw the brighter shade of pink in the girl's suite but I think it reads better in my not so great pictures.)  What did  you say?  

I will be joining parties of the following blogs:
Coastal Charm
Stone Gable/ The Scoop
A Stroll Thru Life

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Just A Little Fall

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Just a little fall...

and that is all.

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Refeathered Fall Recall

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hello Everyone!    
 It's been awhile! I have stepped away from my blog the past seven months as I focused on my younger daughter who suffered multiple concussions and was eventually diagnosed with major neurocognitive disorder.  It has been a long and winding road, but I am happy to report she is doing much better! 
It has been a road filled with neurologists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and, ironically enough, an Olympic trainer.  All have been instrumental in a complicated recovery.  I am forever grateful for being referred to one doctor in particular who works with The Charlotte Checkers Hockey Team and whose knowledge about multiple concussions has been a lifeline for our family. 
With that being said, I could not let my favorite season go by without paying homage to it.  So here are a few pictures from the past...I hope you enjoy!

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