Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
I get a lot of comments when people come into my kitchen about my chandelier. By itself, its nothing special. But draped with the bits and bobs I have found over the years (ie: garlands from Tibet, small glass lanterns, ivy, lampshades that I have made and also purchased from Anthropologie, Christmas ornaments that don't quite make it back in the ornament box...you get the picture), it becomes much more than just a light fixture - it becomes the focal point of our kitchen.
I love it.
I love it.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Do you have one of those white board calendars where you write in all of the numbers...and sometimes the numbers get smeared...and you get frustrated about it? Hmmmm...can you tell that has happened to me?!
Well, I decided that there was a better way.
I went to Michaels and purchased a package of wooden numbered circles, took a dab of hot glue from numbers 1 through 31 and afixed a magnet and voila! Numbers for my calendar!
I then found ABC circle stickers in a font I admired, glued them to flat wooden circles and afixed another magnet to the back and voila! A whole set of the months of the year!
Now our kitchen calendar is so much more streamlined...and less likely to get smeared.
Friday, August 5, 2011
I'm feeling florals lately...
Like this pretty little number above...
Or this adorable valance...
Ahhhhhh, this gorgeous throw from my favorite store is another stunning floral...
And finally this gorgeous rope floral rug from the Free People store. I'll admit it: I am coveting it :)
Maybe its just summer or maybe its my mood, but the colors of florals are really inspiring me. How do you feel about floral in your home decor? Too much?
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I have an enormously talented friend named Krista who lives in the Salt Lake area of Utah. We've known each other about 9 years now; I am in awe of her decorating prowess and adeptness with power tools. She really is inspirational - if she wants to create something in her house she simply goes out and DOES it :) Love that.
(That bridge links one side of the "2nd level" to the other - it is a garden bridge! Genius!)
Her and her adorable family recently moved and Krista BUILT a playhouse (2 story, I might add) in the loft playroom on the second level. I about died when I saw it. It is incredible; my pictures don't do it full justice.
Slide, bridge, juliet balcony, turret, ladders, brick, Tudor styling, interior nooks and crannies, actual shingles, lighting - Krista went all out and it shows. I am not exaggerating when I say that I could happily live in this little playhouse and have not one care in the world :)