Monday, January 30, 2017

Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I mentioned on Instagram that I was planning on changing up my display area in my kitchen.  I used to have a white bookcase with just a few shelves to store and display some white serving pieces.  Now, I have this extra large weathered wood with black metal shelving unit.  I love the contrast of the white dishes against the brown wood. Here is what it looked like right after the unit was assembled. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Share Your Style Party #102

Good evening all of you Share Your Style party-goers and welcome to our 102nd inspirational link party! This week your party host is me, Barbara from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane.

Monday, January 23, 2017

My Purchases from my Favorite Store

Hello everyone!

Happy Monday.  Did you survive the weekend?  It was a rainy one here in Ga but at least it was warm.  I can handle it much easier that way. 

I forgot to share the items I bought at Linen & Flax last week!   I just found out that they are opening a second location too, so I'm excited about that.  They sell very good quality items.  One of my favorites is their magnolia stems.  They sell these year round.  They are so lifelike and much nicer than those you can find at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael's.

Friday, January 20, 2017

An Antique Mirror Makeover

Hello everyone!

My husband brought home an old dresser mirror that was found at his parents house.  It is supposed to attach to a dresser (which we have).  I recall wanting the dresser but not the mirror many years ago.  I forgot they still had this mirror.  Well, now that it has been so many years, I have a set of fresh eyes for it!  I decided to take another look at it and see what I could do with it.  This is how the mirror looked originally.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Share Your Style Party #101

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to another week of Share Your Style!  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and I will be your host this week.

Monday, January 16, 2017

New French Style Dining Chairs

Hello everyone!

I guess this is the year for new chairs!  I recently replaced my kitchen chairs and now I've replaced my dining room chairs.  I've had my eye on these French style chairs for many years.  I always liked them.  I finally grabbed them when they went on sale with free shipping recently.  They are from World Market, called Paige dining chair in natural linen.  I love how they look and how comfortable they are.  My dining room is very small so to keep it set for four is the best solution.  However, I can seat up to six when I have guests.  I can just pull up two slipcovered chairs to the ends (like I did in my kitchen).  Ready to see them?

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Favorite Store

Hello everyone!

Boy, what a difference a week makes!  This time last week was cold and wet with snow on the horizon.  Now, temps have warmed up close to 70 and the sun is shining!  It's back to short sleeves and air conditioning in the car now.  Crazy!  

With the weather being nicer, I ventured out to a new store.  It's about a year old but I just now discovered it! And all I can say is, I'm so glad that I did!  It had my name written ALL over it.  I showed these pics to my husband and he agreed.  What I loved the most about it was the charm of the overall store.  It was small but crammed with every single thing I loved!  It was like being a kid in a candy store.  It was very serene with soft neutral colors and texture everywhere.  The walls had ship lap and cute signs hanging on them.  The ceilings were draped in french style chandeliers and cotton boll garlands.  The windows were adorned with simple light and wispy linen draperies hanging off a tree branch!  At every corner, there was something unique to see.  It's a happy store with feel good messages on everything from towels to signs. I'm glad that I took pictures because I couldn't focus on everything at once.  Seeing it in pictures is helpful to study what was there.  Of course, I thought of you too!  Let's go on a tour!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Share Your Style Party #100's our 100th "Share Your Style" party today and all of us here behind the scenes are thrilled.  We have really grown and so appreciate all who join us every week with all their inspiration and creativity.  As a token of our appreciation, we would like to have a fun,  little give-away this week,  randomly choosing a winner from all the party sign-ups this week.  It will be a surprise give-away, but I know you'll love it.   Thanks again for all of you.  Lynn, that's me, of The Vintage Nest blog, is your host this week, so I get to choose the lucky winner.  :)  Before we get the party started, I would love to share with you some of my favorites from last week.  If you were chosen, we would love for you to grab the "feature" button and share on your blog.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Our DIY TV Cabinet

Hello everyone!

How was your weekend?  Mine was full of white stuff!  We got some snow and ice and it stuck around all weekend.  We live on a hill with a shady driveway so it stayed icy and kept us from leaving the house.  So, today, I'm ready to leave the nest and spread my wings since I've been cooped up all weekend.  It sure was pretty to look at though!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Where did the Armoire Go?

Hello everyone!

How was your holiday?  Kids are now back in school and life has resumed back to normal here.  That means that I have some bad habits to break now.  Over the holidays, I slept late and didn't go to the gym very much.  So...........time to get back to my old routine! I must say it feels good to do that though.

  One exercise that I did manage to do was moving furniture around.  Remember in my last post, I made some changes to the family room.  Well, one of them was to remove the large pieces of furniture next to the fireplace.  One of them was my super large armoire with glass doors.  I moved it to the sitting room where it can now be a focal point of that room.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Share Your Style Party #99

Hello and Happy New Year to you all! Wow I just can't believe we are already at 2017 and that this is our 99th Share Your Style party!!! This week your party host is me, Barbara, from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane.