Friday, March 28, 2014

Simple Spring

With Spring’s arrival, I have pulled out all of my blue bottles and gathered them together on my great old farm table.    I have washed up some new to me ironstone pieces and placed them on my buffet that once sat in my grandparent’s home.  I bought my first bouquet of white tulips and placed them in a perfect blue ball jar. 

 

Together, all of these simple touches, bring the subtle beauty of spring into our dining room in a fresh and cheerful way.

 

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Have a wonderful weekend my friends and may God fill you up to overflowing.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Collection Of Mine

Hey my friends.

 

I love collections of things. 

 

I love the way things look all grouped together and the impact they make in a space.

 

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Seltzer bottles are a favorite collection all gathered together in this French fruit crate.

 

I pray abundant blessings for you this day.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kitchen Table Vignette

I wanted to say a big thank you to a friend of mine, Beth Swanson Lewis, from Olde Tyme Marketplace.  I first met Beth at the City Farmhouse Barn Sale in October and then got to spend a little more time with her a few weeks ago at another City Farmhouse Sale in Nashville at the fairgrounds. 

Beth had some great pieces in her gorgeously styled booth, but one piece in particular had to come back home with me. 

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This crate (for lack of a better way to describe it) is a perfect piece to use around the house.  It corralled décor books on my coffee table for a while, but has now made it’s way to my kitchen table.  I love it in the kitchen.

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A simple wooden crate equals big, beautiful possibilities.

Be blessed my friends.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Visiting and Shopping

Hey friends.  It’s been awhile.  Boy, do I hope life is treating you all just wonderfully. 

 

I just had to share real quickly about a wonderful visit I just had with my Sisterfriend  Becky from Buckets of Burlap.  My girls and I just traveled to Louisiana to spend some time with their precious family.

 

me and becky

 

While in Louisiana, Becky took me to some of her favorite shopping/picking places so I could buy for the shop I am working with.  What fun I had picking the “just right” things to bring back to Tennessee to fill some of the shelves at High Cotton.

 

Take a look at just a few of the things I brought back…

 

baskets

 

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shop items

 

A  few of these items stayed in Louisiana and a few of them will remain with me for awhile, however the majority went to the shop.  Some things I just can’t part with.

 

Can I just tell you how much fun it is to buy for me and for High Cotton?

 

Living my dream…

 

Blessings to you all

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Master Gallery Wall

Hey friends!

 

I hope you are all doing wonderful.

 

I am taking a break after doing school with my youngest and before I head back to my attic to continue cleaning and organizing.

 

I have a new addiction that I want to share with you all.

 

It’s gallery walls, and I love them.

 

I love seeing just how much stuff I can fit on one wall. 

 

One man’s clutter is another man’s bliss….right? 

 

My latest gallery creation is in my master bedroom.

 

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I have kept everything else pretty simple in my bedroom.  The simple ticking slipcover on the chair.  The wonderful old blanket box.  The perfectly pale green plant stand.  Everything needed to be minimalistic, in my opinion, if I was going to have this much on the wall.

 

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I love that I can take a beautiful old frame and a simply stated vintage feed sack and have instant art.

 

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Mirrors are wonderful additions to any wall, I think.  The church painting came from the shop where I am blessed to be a consignor at called High Cotton Vintage Home Furnishings located in Manchester, Tennessee.  (shout out there for my friends who own this delightful shop)

 

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For me, most everything in our home has a reason.  There is a reason I bring things in.  A reason I keep things.  A reason I hang things up or display them.  I am a pretty intentional gal.  Therefore, everything on this wall has a reason and I love the reasons behind everything.

 

Be blessed, my friends, and stay warm.

 

Back to the attic I go…

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Paper Wreath..Mine and Hers

It’s all in the book (s) you choose.

 

I wanted neutral and vintage.

 

She wanted bright and fun.

 

my wreath 1

 

Mine, of course….

 

and now

 

hers…

 

her wreath 2

 

Faith’s wreath will not stay on her lockers but is now the focal point on a gallery wall in her room.

 

Bright, fun, cheery and made out of some of her favorite books that were okay to use in a different way at this point in her life.

 

I love the way these wreaths fill in a spot so nicely and do great at softening a wall.

 

Have a great rest of your day friends….

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Monday, January 20, 2014

A Sunshine Filled Dining Room

Hi friends.

 

It’s been since Christmas since I posted anything on here.  I have still been stalking your blogs but just haven’t had time to post myself.  It’s good to be back today.

 

Tennessee temps were in the high fifties today and the sunshine filled our house.  A perfect day for picture taking and since my dining room was newly cleaned, it got picked.

 

room 1

 

Look at that sunshine…

 

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These plates are a favorite thing of mine in this room. 

 

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buffet 6

 

buffet 7

 

buffet 8

 

room 2

 

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Another favorite thing is this old German dough bowl.  It’s big and it’s heavy and has so much charm.

 

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ladder 1

 

farm table 1

 

farm table 3

 

farm table 4

 

chalkboard 1

 

farm table 6

 

room 7

 

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A cabinet full of ironstone and other vintage dishes…just couldn’t get much better…unless of course I had more.

 

jelly cabinet 5

 

jelly cabinet 7

 

jelly cabinet 6

 

jelly cabinet 9

 

room 10

 

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room 10

 

room 6

 

Have mercy on me with all of the pictures.  Remember that it’s been awhile. 

 

My friends, I miss spending time with you. 

 

Blessings to you all….

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