Thursday, April 24, 2014

Peace...Joy...Petals


 I hope that you have had a peaceful week my friends! 

It's been everything but that around here, just lots of craziness called life and it's kept me from visiting your blogs but I hope to get to that soon...
I seriously DO have a fetish for fresh flowers every week and since Trader Joe's opened some months back they have become affordable. Last week I purchased some pretty pink stock and they have gotten the dreaded droop now...
I cut the petals off the stem with my floral shears, and display in bowls around the home...sometimes mixing with rose petals for a heavenly scent...
When the roses start to bend I cut those off to dry and display for yet another week, as they still maintain their color for awhile if cut off in a timely fashion...
When the petals are completely dry I often create a floral wreath. You can read my DIY on a past blog post HERE 
Or in Sonia's Creating Vintage Charm magazine as well...
Wishing you peace and joy...and if you have some time to play with petals all the better!
xoxo,
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Monday, April 21, 2014

It's All In The Details...Less Is The New More

On a previous recent post I shared a few details of my kitchen and my "less is more" mentality these days in simplifying my decor and life. I'm a huge believer in paying attention to detail...and just a few accent pieces at a time will have much greater impact on the eye. I'll be sharing a few accents that I added to the master bedroom today in this post...so read on if you will for tips...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

For My Peeps...Easy Indoor Easter Peeps Smores

With my usual Saturday morning routine of out for a quick bite to eat at our neighborhood spot and grocery run before the crowds, I found that the Easter candy was all deeply discounted on sale. In need of some yummy treats to have on hand for tomorrow...

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Timeless White Kitchen...Designer Kitchen On A Budget

 As I was cleaning the kitchen this morning for the holiday weekend, I shot a few images to share with you while thinking about how much I love this room. It is this kitchen that attracted the home scout from Better Homes and Gardens, and you probably have seen...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Patina To Make A New Mirror Look Old

Everyone loves antique mirrors with their patina of history and a mirror's life lived...myself included! I have several in my home, but I also have new mirrors or mirrored objects that are just too shiny for my taste. Here is how I give that timeworn look...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Collecting Series...Vintage Tole Pieces...Beach Cottage Mix

Hello from the beach house one more time!...
I have had an ongoing love affair with tole for many years now, and since I'm a collector with a stash and two places to call home I spread the pieces around and always change it up. Since I've been up here at the beach home for several days posting, I thought that I'd share some of my favorite pieces and ideas of how you can mix and match styles. Rules be gone in my rule book!...