Our little garden is proof that you don't have to have a lot of property to grow vegetables. This year, we planted only a few things. Tomatoes, squash and peppers. We quit growing cucumbers because we got so many and I was the only one that ate them. We also cut back on our peppers because so many of them just ended up in the freezer and some are STILL there a year later!
My husband went to the nursery to gather the materials we would need.
I've had a wing chair in my sitting room for years. I found it for sale by a neighbor at a garage sale. It was a cream color and always had a few water mark stains on it that wouldn't come off, so I finally decided to buy a slipcover for it. I don't know why I waited so long to do it now! (Gosh, I've been saying that a lot lately.) Anyway, I thought I'd share it with you in case you've been looking for a good brand slipcover for your furniture too. I'm very happy with it!
Have you been having a good week so far? I'm happy that the rain has finally let up and the sun has decided to visit us again. This Spring has been so wet and stormy here in GA! I'm excited to see what you have to share with us this week. This week, Debra from Common Ground is your host.
Well, it's been weeks that I've been tweaking the family room. It took a while to decide which direction I wanted to take it in. I played around with red and white, blue and white, red and blue etc. But, everything I did just fell short of what I was looking for. Until now. I wanted something cozy and comfortable. I wanted something soft and imperfect. Yet, I wanted something stylish too. So, I decided to bring in soft denim blues and some indigo to my sofa and chairs. I moved some furniture around to give me the cozy seating group I was after that also made more sense for how we use the room. I changed the lighting around as well. And this is what I came up with.
It has been raining here almost all week and I am SO ready for it to stop. The ground is saturated so we can't work on our vegetable garden like we had planned to. So, what's a girl to do with all of this rain? Go shopping! Here are a few more fun finds that I saw at an antique store and thought I would share them with you.
I forgot what these metal buckets are called but I know they are a country french accent for the fireplace.
Looks like I was able to use a different computer in the house that would allow me to upload tonight's party afterall. Yay! So sorry for all of the confusion if you came over to my site to link up earlier.
Are you ready to "share your style" this week? Sherry from No Minimalist Here is your host this week.
Welcome to the Share Your Style party!
Hi everyone! I am Sherry and I write the blog No Minimalist Here. It's so exciting to be hosting this week and I truly appreciate you visiting.
My husband and I bought a house nine months ago and I have been busy trying to make it our home. Our most recent project was removing a wall and adding new wood floors. Decorating the new dining room is what we are working on now. I hope you will drop by and see our progress so far.
I was supposed to be able to cohost the party tonight but for some reason, I am not able to retrieve the info to share on my blog tonight. So, I will redirect you to my friend Martina at Northern Nesting instead. I appreciate you stopping by to link up to the party.
One of the nice things about the new consignment store that I'm using is the huge antique store across the street! I took some pics with my iphone to share of some things that caught my eye while looking around.
This particular antique store is large with some hard to find items for sale. However, the price tags can be a bit steep. So, it's all a matter of how bad you want it!
You can find some very unique things in here.
Love these ironstone tureens!
Also, these blue transferware dishes. But be prepared to pay alot!
Sometimes, there are booths with a lot of "junk" in them and then you'll see something nice sitting right in the middle of it.
Loved this unique framed cow picture.
This painted clock face was nice and affordable.
I will be back another day to show you the rest of the items that I liked. There's always something interesting to see at this place!
Come back here later tonight at 7:00 (EST) for the Share Your Style link party!
Recently, I took a lot of things to a local consignment store near me. It's a new one so I took my time to look around while I was there. I spotted this pretty painted wicker rocking chair almost immediately! I immediately fell in love with it's lines and the ticking stripe fabric on it. It was in mint condition too. So.................it came home with me! Cue the "I Feel Happy" music. After getting it home, I played around with it in different areas. Ultimately, though, it worked out best in my family room in place of another chair that was there. That chair will now be sold at the same consignment store that this one came from. So, it's a win-win!
This is how it looked when I first brought it home.
I loved the dark brown paint that was used on it, but it just didn't work well in my mostly white home. It felt too dark. So, with my husbands help to cover all of the fabric (because he's so good at that) I spray painted it a glossy white. The seat cushion comes out thank goodness!
Here is what it looks like now.
Oh, and the very best part about this chair? It's very comfortable! My husband isn't a big fan of wicker for that reason, but with the extra thick cushion and upholstered back it is soft. It's also very well made. It doesn't "creak" when you sit in it like most wicker chairs.
Here is a view of the upholstered back.
I'm enjoying using this new consignment store and have already made some money too!
Do you ever shop at Michael's craft store? I do every now and then, but mostly for something specific. The last time I went in there I was looking for something specific (which I didn't find). So, I scoured the entire store in the process. In doing so, I discovered a lot of nice things they had for sale! I didn't know they had so many cute home accessories. I always thought of them as mostly a craft store.
Here are a few things that ended up coming home with me that I found on sale.
The faux lambs ears plants I placed in this old milk crate. Don't they look real? They had big bouquets of this stuff marked 50% off!
Then, I found these cute little metal buckets with writing on them. I used them on my mantel filled with some faux flowers.
The biggest surprise was when I spotted these cute pillows. Did you know they sold pillows???? I sure didn't!
I found these cream colored grain sack style pillows.
They were 40% off. I also found these pretty blue and white pillows. I needed them to help bring more blue and white into my home.
These pillows are like two in one because one side is dark blue with white designs and the other side is white with blue designs.
I love that! These were also 40% off.
I still need to share my family room changes with you. Here is another peek at it.
Well, that's more than a peek! See that white wicker rocking chair? That's new. It didn't look like that when I bought it either. I will share more about that soon.
Oh, I wanted to show you something that I found but didn't buy at the store too. These spray paint cans of Chalk Paint! OMG! I may have to give one of these a try. They're expensive (for spray paint) but would be so much easier to use on hard to paint surfaces.
And I fell in love with this cute large lantern. It's on sale for 50% off right now too.
So, next time you're out and about looking for home accessories, check your local Michaels craft store. You won't be disappointed.
This was NOT a sponsored post. Just my own shopping experience and opinions.
How is your week going so far? My kids have been on Spring break this week so it has been nice to not have such a tight schedule. My oldest son is out of town staying with a friend so I've hardly seen him this week. We've been fortunate to have some sunny days too despite all of the rain that has been in the forecast.
Are you ready to share some good inspiration this week? I always enjoy looking through what everyone links up. You guys are all so talented! This week, my good friend, Ron of Uptown Acorn is your host.
I hope all of you have had a great Easter week. I am sure that some of you are still enjoying your Spring break. I am back at school teaching the young minds who did this to my room as an April Fool's Day prank, Post-it Palooza.
I am very excited today as this is the very first time that I have hosted a link party. What makes me different from some of you is that I am a man (gasp!, I know,) The blogging world is filled with many darling ladies, and I try to bring a man's perspective to design and Southern style. I do love to decorate. I love to shop. I also love a cocktail or two. I appreciate the support that my little blog has been afforded over the past three years, and I hope you will follow me if you are not already doing so.
"I have a great life in the land of unique characters, fine food, creative cocktails, and southern design."
It is Spring break here this week. So, my schedule is probably going to be a little off. But I wanted to share with you some new goodies that I found for my foyer recently. I wasn't out looking for anything specific, but once I saw these and their low price, they came home with me.
My foyer got a touch of blue with this new sign.
It's actually a navy blue. It's made of real wood and isn't perfect in shape or construction, but I guess that just adds to the charm right? I found it at HomeGoods (of all places).
I like that it has a round shape for this space.
Here you can see a sneak peek into the family room with quite a few changes in there too! I will share that later. I have been very busy trying to get things placed where I want them and in the colors that I prefer. It has been a slow process since deciding I wanted to add some color to my home.
Here is the other new item I got at HomeGoods. This striped rug.
I loved it the minute I laid it down! I have always had a plain cream colored rug in here. So, it's nice to have this pattern and color in here now.
I like how the stripes add a subtle country style pattern too.
My chest of drawers got an accessory makeover as well. I placed my vintage style bulb tray on top and added some topiaries and greenery to it.
It's a simple "garden" look. I'm still enjoying a lot of rustic wood pieces throughout my home.
So, that's all I will share for now, but there is more. I have been enjoying the process of making these changes, but THIS TIME I think I'm finally happy with them. You know these things don't just happen overnight! LOL!