Woodland Baby Shower

Wednesday, March 4, 2015



Just a glance at a few elements from a woodland baby shower which included terrariums, mushrooms, pine cones, all things moss and a wishing tree. Happy Wednesday!


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Etsy Picks For Valentine's Day

Friday, January 30, 2015

 I really enjoy shopping on Etsy.  I recently made several purchases from vendors on Etsy in preparation for decorating for a woodland baby shower. I hope to be sharing that decor in February, but for now I wanted to share a few of my favorite items for Valentine's Day. 



1.  Cup Cover with Heart: BatuffoloHandmade 

2.  Valentine's Day Card: SiouxAlice

3.  Dog Collar:  katiesk9kollars

4.  Personalized Pillow:  TakeFlyteFarm

5.  Newborn Puppy Hat: treslittlekings 

6.  Scarf and Gloves:  afra

Don't forget to join Jemma today and enjoy her Valentine's Day inspiration.



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Our Love Will Keep Us Warm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


 I've never been very good at Valentine's Day. I just don't like stores telling me when I should be romantic, cuddle, or buy chocolate... although my waistline would probably appreciate it if I only ate chocolate on February 14th.  So on one January evening, when it was 54 degrees outside, I was feeling kind of valentiney (it could be a word) and cuddly, and thought, "What a great night to snuggle by the outdoor fireplace!"


 

I'm also not very good at building a good fire in the fireplace...but Charles is!  So while I was waiting for him to come home from work, I lit a few candles, one of which was in a mason jar with a burlap heart and ribbon tied around it.


 Added a few books and a lantern...


 A bunting made by adding ribbon and burlap hearts to card stock paper.


and began thinking about "the story of us".


 Our story began in high school, even though we've known each other since kindergarten, and continued through college. 
(The sign was purchased at Retro Signz.)


Every story, every love story, has a beginning and a middle, but "a true love story never ends".


Two hearts in a tree and a cozy place to snuggle.


A tray with hot chocolate and marshmallows.


Now all we need is the fire in the fireplace and with each other's help we can remember all the chapters which brought us to this point in an unending love story. ( I can hear my children mockingly gagging right now!)


Hoping you celebrate Valentine's Day and your love story on whatever day you're feeling, well, valentiney!


Don't forget to visit At Home with Jemma on January 30th for more Valentine's Day inspiration!


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A Valentine and a Blog Hop

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Have you been thinking about that special day coming up on February 14th? Do you celebrate the day by decorating, baking special treats, or making that special someone a Valentine's Day card? 

I wanted to send my readers this Valentine made from photos from a past post.  In that post I pulled together a vignette by painting and decorating an antique birdcage and adding a framed valentine which I gave to my husband when we were in grade school together. 




Next week, Jemma from At Home With Jemma and I will be sharing some Valentine's Day inspiration.  Hope you will hop back over for the fun!



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All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Friday, December 12, 2014


Calm ivory and silver with a punch of bright blue best describes the theme in the great room this Christmas.  I thought I would share a few pictures from the room's Christmas decor.




Blue packages and ribbon...


are added to the more calming colors of silver as seen in this collection of ornaments (both new and vintage) along with ivory ribbon used throughout the room.


The bright blues used in the tree topper match the packages under the tree.



 Finally, silver and ivory houses are added to the console. A collection of ivory bottle brush trees complement the trees beside each house.


A quick glimpse during this hectic time of year...hoping you have a little calm to balance out all the excitement the season brings.
Merry Christmas!

I will be joining:
Craftberry Bush


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Takin' A Cotton To Christmas

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


There's something about the soft, white and natural look of a cotton boll vine that just says Christmas.  So this year I have added them to the greenery and wreath on our banister along with a small tree on the console at the bottom of the stairs.








Adding sheep and antique spools of thread just seem to complete the cotton vignette.



I have a collection of sheep handmade by Colin's Creatures. He is located in Asheville, NC and travels the world sketching and studying all breeds of sheep before he begins carving and creating the flock.


The spools of thread came from an old cotton mill which once stood in our town.


 A peaceful spot to count my blessings instead of sheep.


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Coastal Christmas Dining Room

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Merry Christmas!

On this rainy and cold Saturday in North Carolina, I thought I'd warm things up a little by celebrating Christmas coastal style.

  


 I added coastal touches to our dining room this summer and decided to "roll with the tide" and make things festive incorporating the existing decor this Christmas season.


 A clam shell with an assortment of shells and two vintage ornaments which belong to my grandmother, coral, a seahorse, candle, present and tree were added to this wicker tray on the side buffet.


I did a little gasp when I unpacked the box of ornaments from Mimi's house to find two the perfect shade for our dining room.  I think they look like giant colored pearls among the shells.  I always light a candle for my dad when I'm missing him.  No better time than Christmas to place a candle in honor of the ones we love among our lovelies.


A starfish placed on a Japanese fishing float and a driftwood star bring Christmas and the ocean together.






The linen and burlap ornaments on the tree came to me last December after I stumbled onto a fellow blogger's post and commented that I really liked them.  The comment entered me into a drawing.  If you, dear blogger, were the one who sent these to me would you comment or send me an email. I can't tell you how I've looked for the card that accompanied them and searched through emails looking for your name and the name of your blog. I would love to give you credit for the beautiful ornaments and sweet gesture.  Burlap and blue ribbon along with shells also adorn the buffet tree.


I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy on this cold December day.  Thanks so much for visiting!

I will be joining the following blog's party:
Pieced Pastimes 
Mod Vintage Life
The Scoop
A Stroll Thru Life
Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays
From My Front Porch To Yours


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