Trends I Am Still Loving.....

Monday, February 24, 2014

Can't seem to get enough of:

Painted ceilings in nursery:

Star decals in a  beautiful chic nursery! Image from The Hunted Interior.

Wallpaper.  Still love wallpaper:

table vignette

Brass lighting:

Brass Lotus Chandelier | From a unique collection of antique and modern flush mount at

Open kitchen shelving:

kitchen open shelves | Open Kitchen Shelving – Cluttered or Attractive? | Calfinder ...

Black and white together:

Valentine’s Day Decorating :: Free Templates for Making Pillows and Canvases on Shutterfly

Industrial carts:

Bar cart with multi-level storage, petite lamp with black shade

9 Month Baby Update and Such....

Friday, February 21, 2014

Better a little late than never...... 
Gbaby in a nutshell:
  • Is all over the place.  I woke up one morning he was standing in his crib and he has been trying to walk ever since.
  • Has broken a lamp, his humidifier, accidentally tried dog food and ripped his baby monitor off the wall.
  • Loves baths.
  • And pancakes.
  • Still hates being strapped into anything, making car rides interesting.
  • 7 teeth and more coming in. 
  • Oh and he is huge.  Literally, 23 lbs and 30 inches at his appointment. 
Parenting in a nutshell:
  • Somehow I have managed to accomplish everything and nothing by 8am each morning.
  • Nothing like getting a blizzard, dressing your baby up and hope that he will love snow.  It was anti-climatic and ended in 3 minutes after 20 minutes of getting ready.
  • Again, do not understand that when my diet consists of string cheese and cheerios, why I am not super skinny.
  • Have found myself driving extra mileage when Grady does fall asleep in the car.  Normally results in a fountain soda drive thru for me.
  • I loose my keys every 5 seconds and leave things outside of my car on a regular basis.

In other randomness,  I have just been running around trying to grab as much stuff for Lucketts as possible.  The weather has put a damper on everyone.  I have managed to snag a few cute things here and there:
I never say no, to cute dishes:
I should probably paint this guy, white?
Oh and in case anyone cares, Target frames are on clearance:

Thrifting...Things I Never Pass Up....

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thirfting can become a addiction.  There is never a day I won't get excited over finding a .99 cent piece of ironstone or a $5 lamp.  A few goods I will never pass up:


These pieces are timeless, easy to resell and so pretty.  

ironstone rolling pin by hilda

Vintage etched glasses:

They are so pretty and for .25 cents each, I love to resell them in sets.  The good ones are hard to come by.  They make great gifts!

vintage etched glasses

McCoy vases and pots:

Who doesn't love a little planter made in the U.S.A:

A selection of my vintage McCoy planters. Charming, useful & inexpensive! - I have a few hundred of these flowerpots, how to display them?

A good mirror:

I am normally not that girl that will go sprinting through a store...but I spotted a mirror similar to this in Goodwill one day and took off.  1.  We are in Goodwill it can't be more than $20.  2.  Umm...It was $4.99 and this wasn't a fake either.  I was smitten:

♕ gorgeous Venetian mirror

Things that need a little TLC:

I am normally not a fixer upper or one to like things beat up, but occasionally there's something broken that just need a little fixin.  The other day there was a huge leather chair just sitting there.  It was in great shape, but one of the feet needed to be screwed in.  He was still only $35.  A chair that a one point cost at least $1500.  I immediately texted everyone I knew to see who wanted the awesome score:

gently loved leather chair ///

Find anything lately that you love?

Artists I Am Loving........

Monday, February 3, 2014

It all started with Lulie Wallace and then somehow I started loving everyone that is in Charleston.  

Somehow I came across Teil.  I especially love her nudes and beach scenes.

Image of Splash

Image of Hace Color

Image of Arm Rest VI
And then I found Kate.  Her barns got me:

Image of Red

Image of Gray & Pink

Image of Yellow & Blue Barn

Aren't they all so pretty?!  Gallery walls for days!!!

Any good artists you want to share?  I am always on the look out.

Anything Can Be Pretty.....

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Is it weird that this pin got me excited?

GREAT refrigerator organization tips!


I have an over-organization problem.  My friends make fun of me.  I also have a dish fetish.  So seeing bowls in a fridge was too much fun for me.  Do not judge, anyone that likes home decor has bought fruit to put in a bowl at least once.  Use these pretty images to go and spruce up your fridge:

pretty refrigerator storage from Anthropologie and Roost.  Egg holder from Home Goods.

Just a tad unrealistic, but pretty:

Yolanda Foster's custom made fridge! YES... it is a fridge!!! ahhhhhhhh jealous! I should put this on my secret pin board but i want to show everyone how awesome my fridge will be one day! ;)

Position a collapsible wine rack along a lower shelf to keep bottles on their sides. This one holds 10 and is modular, letting you configure it to fit inside your fridge.

Glass Refrigerator Jug (Set of 2) $.9.99 Eliminating all plastic, 1piece @ a time

I need to find these in every shape and size and put them in my fridge.  I swear it will inspire me to cook more often: | Lidded Glass Refrigerator Dish

My Favorite Pins....

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

These are a few of my favorite pins.  The ones that you look at over and over again and would love to recreate or use in a dream space.  From looking back at all my pins, there are a few consistencies:

I like neutrals with pops of color.
I prefer old over new.
I like things stratigically collected in a clean way.
I love charm and little details.
I like art and photos.

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hutch, beams xo




Kitchen Fireplace

Steve Gambrel Middleburg, VA

My Favorite and My Best - MFAMB home


Porch Furniture.....

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Last year I had an image in my head for our narrow porch to make it cozy.  The image did not turn out how I had planned. The process started and I basically ended up with a lot of rattan in different shades from Craigslist. I loathe painting, but it is time to face the music.  I am thinking about using my good friend Chocolate Froth by Behr:

behr chocolate froth

I am hoping that my freshly painted rattan will look nice and clean:

painting rattan

Ivory Painted Rattan Loop Chair with Custom Linen Cushions and Greek Key Trim

Drinks trolley -  a painted rattan/cane version

Pops of yellow color give this classic coastal living room a fresh look. Blue fabric, white-painted rattan, and yellow accents offer a bright contrast to the coziness of the wood in this Fire Island home. (Photo: Tria Giovan)

I am also looking to grab a boxwood like this:

Indoor boxwood

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