Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joy to the World....

As we all ready to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, may your hearts and homes be filled with
                                                                   Joy, Happiness,  Family and Fun!

                                                From my house to yours....
                                                 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The colors of Christmas...

            For the last few days I have been working on adding the colors of the season to my humble abode... I don't go crazy... but I like to have fresh greenery here and there.. this year I have upgraded my charlie brown tree to a plumper version... it holds more ornaments which I like ..... but I can still put it on a table... which I really like.  Bright green and raspberry, teal and pink always say Christmas to me... the mantle picture is of my sister's beautiful home, we decorated it while I was there for  thanksgiving, she has two to decorate and this is the mantle in her library... love,love,loving it! She has the most incredible collection of vintage books that we worked into the display. I planted lots of paper whites this year as you can see, some of them are close to blooming, which is exciting to me!!  Up next... Christmas cards and a  little holiday baking... ohdear... better do a little shopping too, running a little behind this year!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Favorite things...

                                    Taking a day to enjoy some of my favorite things...

                                                                a fresh bouquet
                                                                 a scented candle
                                                                a stack of books
                                                             a walk in the Park on the treadmill
                                       What are you enjoying today?.........

Friday, October 7, 2011

Monthly Change up...

I've lived in my house for almost 9 years now... longest I've ever lived anywhere. For the first 8 1/2 years I left the furniture in the living room the same way.. thought it was the only way.. well in the last 5 months I've moved it around 3-4 times.. each time I like it a little more. I think I finally feel like it is where it should be... tho,who knows how I'll feel next month. I added a little color in the pillows for Fall and a pink candle... I'm really digging Raspberry this year, it is sure to pop up in a few more places around the house.

then... I got a wild hair I had a great idea, to move the pub table downstairs to the lower level kitchen, H.H. will enjoy having it down there for Football season... and I moved a little loveseat I had up in the bonus room into the kitchen.. H.H. was not really following my plan here, but he lugged it down the stairs for me anyway. I found the perfect small black pedestal table on craig's list for $100 bucks and I'm using miss matched chairs for a little fun. I'm loving my new kitchen hang out... who knows what I feel like next month will bring!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Words of Inspiration....

Sometimes we all need a few words of inspiration... I have a guest post today that should give us ideas on how to do just that....

Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Lighting started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products.

Decorating with words is a lovely design trend that inspires and charms.  Whether words are printed and framed, stenciled on a wall, written on chalkboard or etched on a mirror, they create a powerful design statement that inspires. Decorating with words of inspiration turns this trend into a soulful as well as eye pleasing décor.

Decorating with Words
                                                 ~ Via ~  My Beautiful Mess

Painting a wall with chalkboard paint or hanging a chalkboard provides the perfect space to decorate with words of inspiration. Bonus is that you can change them daily or as often as the mood strikes.

Decorating with Words
                                                               ~Via~ Pinterest

Love these book pages used as wallpaper.  Put inspirational words or quotes at eye level so you can read as you pass by them.

Decorating with Words
                                                            ~Via~ Staci Edwards

These inspirational words on canvas are a simple DIY project you can do in an afternoon. Customize the words and colors to fit your décor. Love the white on white.

Decorating with Words
                                                  ~Via~ Before Meets After

Inspiring words on the wall become artwork. Look for customizable vinyl letters and quotes on Etsy and other online resources.

Decorating with Words
                                             ~Via~  Lyla and Blu

An entire wall filled with a favorite quote, or love poem in the master bedroom, is more of a bold design statement than a framed printable.  In the glow from this perfect little light fixture, the script becomes like wallpaper in this white bedroom.

Decorating with Words
                                                                ~Via~  Gus and Lula

Inspirational words can be turned into colorful and charming art that can be framed or propped up in a room to inspire the soul and catch the eye.

Decorating with Words
                                                       ~Via~ Pinterest

A small printable or hand painted plaque on a desk or a shelf can inspire us with a favorite quote.  Framed or on an easel, small can still be inspirational.

Decorating with Words
                                                                ~Via~ Content in a Cottage

For a writer or book lover, this subway style wall of names pays homage to the greats. Love the bold black and white graphic style, including the shiny black pendant light, in this cottage room.

For more home decorating and light fixture ideas head over to Arcadian Lighting to get inspired!! Images: ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 )