Monday, August 6, 2012

European Flair

Hello everyone!

First let me thank everyone who visited my guest post on my sister's blog last weekend!  All of your kind comments were so nice to read.  I think it will be a fun series to follow in the future, won't it?

Have you been watching the Olympics?  We sure have and it has been a lot of fun to cheer for team USA!  Of course, with it being held in London,  I've been spying a lot of union jack patterns everywhere.  I just added a touch of it to my sitting room. 



Isn't it cute?!  It's my first piece of union jack trend in my house.  Ha!  It's a burlap bench from Target that was on clearance.  I couldn't resist.


You may recall I have one similar to it with writing on it.  That moved to the kitchen, which I will show in another post soon.

For now, this little bit of union jack brings some European flair to this room.


 
I also found a couple of down filled french script pillows that I loved. I added them to these chairs in here.




Here is a close-up.


Tomorrow, is open house at my youngest son's school.  We'll get a chance to find his classroom and meet his teacher.  He will be starting 5th grade.

  I can't believe that school starts back this Thursday! (I think it is strange to start on a Thursday anyway.)   Where did the summer go?  It went by too fast.    So, you know what I'll be doing this week.......school meeting, school supply shopping, and lunch packing.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~ 
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40 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I love all your pillows. My favorite are the French postcard pillows. I am a sucker for writing.I am finishing up some hand lettered pillows right now.

Babs said...

Your new Union Jack bench is really cute and looks so good with your secretary. Love those down pillows. Down filled ones are my favorites, always so squishy and comfy.
We've been watching the Olympics a lot, too. USA, USA!
Babs

chateau chic said...

Your little stool is so cute, Kelly, and it looks perfect in your pretty room. Great pillows!
Mary Alice

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Hi Kelly- I can never get pass the dollar bins to find anything cute like this! My son started first grade this morning so I already got my lunch groove on! :)

Ron said...

Love the Union Jack bench:) Great Target find.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that stool. So cute and very English. I have not see this new stuff at Tarjay. Great pillows, too. Are they Target, too?? Our county schools started today. Way too early.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your union jack stool is so great! Target has some wonderful things.

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a terrific job on the stool! Love all your pillows!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Great job on the stool. I have a weakness for the scripted pillows. Got 2 scripted lampshades and I am looking for burlap or linen ones for the other lamps in the dining room, and sofa table.
Beautiful!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly, the Union Jack bench fits right in with your room and the new pillows are so pretty. I can't imagine having to get kids ready for back to school all ready. I thought summers were soooo long when I was a kid! Don't seem that way any more!..Happy Monday..Judy

Judy said...

I have the burlap stool like you have in your kitchen that I got at Target...I use it in my bathroom at my vanity.

LOVE that Union Jack stool! I see a trip to Target for me this week.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Kelly! I am a blogging friend of your sister's. Your blog is just gorgeous!
I love anything British! I lived in Scotland and England for my childhood years. Your little stool brings so much interest to your beautiful room! I am a new happy follower!

Debbiedoo's said...

WOW..back to school already! We don't start for another two weeks. Love that stool!

must love junk said...

I can't believe that Target had that stool! (I haven't been there in ages) I love it and it blends so great with your decor!
Susan

Olive Cooper said...

Th Union Jack stool goes well in your space and I know you got a bargain at Target (one of my favorite stores). I bought Joe a Union Jack covered pouf for his very large feet and it doubles as a seat. xoxo, Olive

Scribbler said...

What a great little stool! I never see anything worth a flip at our Target, but I do when I visit in other cities. Wonder why?

I also noticed the really cute lampshade with the buttons -- did you make that? Love it!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How cute, Kelly!! That was a great find at Target. It works so well with your decor!! I can't believe school is starting already! Wow!

Jean Bee said...

Wow, I'm going to Target tomorrow!!!

Pondside said...

At Target? We are supposed to get our first Target up here in about 18 months. I can't wait!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I was sure you were going to give us a tutorial on creating the Union Jack graphic! That's a great find! The pillows too!

Kelli said...

Love the stool! I find so many great things at Target...it is one of my happy places.
We start school next Monday here and yes summer went by way to fast!

AntiqueChase said...

How did I miss that stool??

Gail said...

What great finds Kelly and it all looks beautiful the way you have it displayed! Did you get the pillows at Target too? I LOVE them!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great stool, Kelly! Love the pillows, too. In New York, the kids don't go back to school until the week of Labor Day, usually the Wednesday. Then again, they don't get out until the end of June, so I guess it probably works out to the same amount of days. I think they go back early here in Ohio, too, but since my kids are grown I don't know.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Kelly, you find THE cutest things at Target!! I think they hide them when I go there. LOL! Good luck with school starting!! blessings ~ tanna

craftyles said...

How come I never see pretty things like that bench when I am in Target? That is the cutest. Love all your pretty pillows. Hope the first day of 5th grade goes well for your little one!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kelly...the bench looks wonderful in the room...Saw it at Target and loved it, but it was not on clearance...you find the greatest bargains!...Love the pillows too..Can't believe the boys are starting school already!!...I hope they have a fun and successful school year!!

Bliss said...

Happy lunch packing. When you get time you can come home and sit on the Union Jack and plan the next days lunch too. Wonder what European kids take for school lunch?

~Bliss~

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly this room is my favorite and that Union Jack footstool looks perfect in there! Our kids don't start school until after labor day, thank goodness because I am so NOT ready! Our Will's have a lot in common, same name, same age, same grade:) Good luck to him in the new school year!

Debby said...

Love your foot stool. That Union Jack is so contagious, isn't it. I can't believe summer is almost over......wish the heat was.
Love pictures of your home.

missy said...

I love fabric with script on it..Nice look..Your rooms are always lovely..The Union Jack is a great addition.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

you got something French, something British and now you just need an Italian flag in your living room...I can help with that. :-)

Cozy Little House said...

I saw that, but it sure wasn't on clearance. Okay, let me have it so I can go ahead and groan. How much did you get it for?
Brenda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That little stool is so cute, as is all your gorgeous touches, Kelly. I'll have to go check out your guest post. I was so busy last week. I'm still catching up.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
I love all of the changes you have recently made to your home...your family room continues to be just gorgeous! Love the union jack stool, great finish on it!
Thanks for dropping by today!
All the Best,
Christine

Shelia said...

The stool came from Target? Well it's just darling! Everything you do is just wonderful. I know you've had a fun and busy summer with your children and I'll bet they're excited to go back to school! :)
I loved your home tour over at Kim's!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Yes, love the Union Jack bench. It looks so cute! Love all the other decor as well.

Andrea said...

what a great bench! I love the olympics, too! I can't believe your son is back to school already. My daughters go back Aug 27, which I thought was early!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh my Kelly you are on a roll.
Cute union jack bench. I would have snatched it up as well. I love all those pillows too.
My daughter and I are going shopping in a couple of weeks somewhere in NY. Not sure where we will end up.
I'm hoping there will be a target store there.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is a cute bench alrgiht...I am into the Union Jack and I love it when it looks old and aged like on the burlap....