Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Share Your Style Party #80

Welcome to the 80th Share Your Style Party. 

 My name is Lynn, of The Vintage Nest blog, and I am your hostess this week.  Did you grow a bounty of veggies, herbs and flowers this summer?  I am still working on roasting 50 pounds of tomatoes for this winter's table.  The added garlic and basil has made the house smell delicious.

 Now on  to the party.  We are a group of 5 bloggers who host this party so when you join in with your link you will be seen in many places.  We adore seeing all your wonderful inspiration and love it when you join in.

Dagmar's Home  features a very pretty Autumnal coastal theme tablescape with no orange....very pretty.

What I wouldn't give to have a nice big mud room like this one.   Peonies and Orange Blossoms gives us a tour of a French Country farmhouse in her neighborhood.

A thrift store pick-up gets a make-over into this gorgeous frame art center.   Slightly Coastal explains how she did it.

And finally, let's go to a party, A Roaring Twenties party.  Lincluden Cottage Life knows how to throw a party.  Scoot on over to her blog for some fun photos and great ideas

If you were featured today, please grab our button for your blog.  And don't forget to add a link back to the party in your post.  And visit, visit, visit other bloggers.  After all, it is a party and you want to meet new people.  :)  Have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Country French Magazines

Hello everyone!

I hope that you had a good weekend.  Mine was relaxing.  No projects this time!  I did manage to find some good magazines to soak up this weekend.  I thought you might enjoy them too.

I noticed that a lot of new magazines were hitting the shelves since Fall  is around the corner.  These magazines caught my eye.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fireplace Makeover

Hello everyone!

I recently took a risk and did something drastic with my fireplace.  If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know what I did.  It's funny because I am not a risk taker in life, but I am in decorating.  Guess I trust my own instincts when I have control over something but not when I turn something over to someone else.  So, first of all,  I asked my husband what he thought of me doing this before I actually did it.  Because there was no going back after I did this project.  He surprised me with positive feedback.  So, I immediately started looking at tutorials and pictures of the finished product from those that had done this before me.  I was very excited to read that it was very simple.  Nothing special needed to be done.  I already had the supplies on hand to do this.  So no money was spent!

Okay, here is the before picture.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Share Your Style Party #79

Hi there party goers!! This week your party host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane, and I am so thrilled to here. Have you been glued to the summer Olympics as I have? Whew wee they have been exciting! I am sure glad the games are only two weeks long cuz the late nights up are leaving me pretty dang tired in the mornings. But hey they only happen every four years so I think I can manage for a few more days.
With that said (or typed) it is on to this week's Share Your Style link party.

Monday, August 15, 2016

How I Take Care of My Slipcovers

Hello everyone!

Nowadays, many people have slip covers on their furniture.  It's a stylish look and practical to live with.  I personally wouldn't have my furniture any other way.  I have slip covers on my family room furniture, kitchen chairs, dining chairs, and other furniture around the house.  I am a huge fan of bright white classic slip covers.  Some people may think that would be difficult to live with but for me, it's not at all.  I once had a red slip cover on a chair and it started fading after washing it and after the sun did a number on it.  So, white is actually better than a colored slip cover. It also allows me to use other accent colors in the room more easily. 

Here is how I clean my slipcovers. (Mine are made from cotton denim.)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

I am not a Fresh Flower Snob

Hello everyone!

Fresh flowers are always nice.  Fresh flowers smell good.  But................
fresh flowers don't last!

  I use flowers as part of my decor, not just as something nice that I found while out shopping one day.  My biggest complaint is from those that think that all flowers used in your home should be fresh.  Really?  Well, luckily, I don't share that mind set.  I have a good eye for artificial "real-looking" flowers.  Most of the time, people don't even know that mine aren't real.  I've even had people come over and gasp at my flowers and ask if they were real.  I'm not a snob about very many things.  I'm not a "true" collector and I don't have to have expensive name brands to make me happy.  So, why should my flowers be any different?