Monday, August 12, 2019

How to Make Vintage Inspired Books

 I love decor catalogs and used to get so many for inspiration, Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Sarina & Lilly & so many more. Now that Pinterest has arrived 8 years ago, I don't feel the need for catalogs anymore. Speaking of Pinterest, I was looking for French inspired antique doors one day on Pinterest. When I came across the most beautiful antique doors that are on the Eloquence web site. I ordered their catalog and WOW!! It is filled with the most amazing French Country inspiration. I kept seeing these books in their furniture photos. I was INSPIRED to try and make some of my own.

NOTE: DO THIS DIY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Summer Home Tour 2019

I'm excited to be sharing some areas of our home for Summer. Thank you, Kelly from The Tattered Pew for hosting this Summer Home Tour blog hop. If you're visiting from Lindsay at Aratari at Home, welcome! Glad you've stopped by to visit, hope you'll find some inspiration in keeping things simple around the home. With the kids on Summer break, I wanted our home to be comfortable and have a carefree feeling. I didn't spend a lot of time redecorating anything. Maybe an hour to freshen things up!

I was inspired by a vintage hankie that I had hanging on a cutting board in our kitchen. You will see it on our open shelves in the kitchen nook. It's white with blue and yellow flowers. Since I already had some yellow going on in our home from Spring, you can see it HERE and I always have blues in our home. I decided it would be easy to freshen things up with blue & yellow. 

  
Entrance

When you come in our front door I have a summery lemon wreath that I made from Afloral hung up for that touch of yellow when you come in. I love color but try to use it sparingly. Years ago I would get hung up on adding my color scheme to every little inch of our home that it felt like overkill at the end. My style has changed over the years and I find it to be a more restful space with the less is more approach. 

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Patriotic Picnic - Memorial Day

Honestly, how often do we treat ourselves to an outdoor picnic in this day in age?  I always dream about sitting in the woods surrounded by trees, flowers, ferns & even little bunnies running by while enjoying some treats from home. A cool breeze blowing through the leaves, while the sun peaks through the clouds and casts those beautiful golden rays over us. 

With all that dreaming that I've done, in reality I'd never bring this much stuff to a country side picnic. I had the pleasure of working with Factory Direct Craft for a Memorial Day themed picnic. Our older boys will be out of school for the Summer come next week and I thought It'll be fun to kick off our Summer break & Memorial Day weekend with a patriotic picnic in our very own backyard. The kids always have so much fun when we bring out the champagne glasses and make things feel special.  

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