Friday, May 7, 2010

Last week I had a house full of Ranunculas! These were left over from table arrangements we did for Cirque Le Masque at the Classic Center. Aren't they so bright and cheerful? They are one of my favorite a close 2nd to Peonies. I wish these on the dining room table would've lasted through this weekend for Mother's Day brunch at my house! Unfortunately, I threw out the last of them this morning;( I'll have to start picking, (and posting about) flowers from my own yard to enjoy indoors!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I Spy

I spy some FABULOUS fabric!! When the following 2 pictures from Habitually Chic

were sent to me from a friend I got a little excited! In this post about my rugs, you saw the fabric this headboard is covered in.

Don't you love these dining room chairs? I love this fabric because it's definatly an eye catcher, but also light and airy at the same time. Habitually Chic posted that Laura Ashley makes it and it's also found at Calico Corners. I'm not sure if it's the same print, but it sure looks pretty close! Check out how I used my fabric...I don't think I'll ever get tired of it!

Being the bargain hunter that I am, I'm proud to say I spent very little on the fabric itself. Twice a year in Covington, GA my Mom and I go to this GREAT fabric sale. A lot of it is remnants of designer fabrics, but sometimes you get lucky and find enough yards to do something with it. I thought this fabric was Robert Allen, but I may be mistaken because I've never been able to find it on his website. Stay tuned for a future post just of my fabric finds...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter!

A delightful creation from Flowers by Posy!
Enjoy this wonderful weather and have a Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Spring!!

I kept Posy Ann Saturday afternoon, so of course we had a photo shoot!
She and her babydoll Hugums LOVED playing in the daffodils!

She loves being outside and flowers...I think she was named appropriately;)

Posy Ann also loves to nap in grown up beds! Being so cute can be tough on a little girl!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Okay, here is my excuse for not posting in forever...

What do you think? I turned this old egg basket into a chandelier in my kitchen! I know it's a little funky, but it's been quite the conversation piece. It wasn't as involved as you might think, but like every other home project it took 3 trips to Lowe's before it was complete. The quirkiness of it has really grown on me and I really love the design it makes on the ceiling!! I've got another one just like this in yellow I'm currently using to hold towels in my bathroom. If I ever get my act together I'm going to make a chandelier out of it too. And when that happens I'll have an Etsy shop with lots of other vintage homemade goodies for sale! Now, onto getting those eyesore cabinets painted!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Smart and Small

My kitchen, much like this one featured in House Beautiful, is small...and I'd like to think it's Smart as well!
I like the look of shelving instead of cabinets, but then again I know how unorganized my cabinets can become and love that you never know it unless you open them up! The color of the lower cabinets is great and just blends right in. I'm getting ready to paint my own. I'm leaning toward a gray/blue color with something similar to this white semitransparant glaze on them.

I'm in LOVE with this small farmhouse sink! And the faucet too! In my next home I will have a farmhouse sink;)

As small as this kitchen may be they still found room for great accesories, like this woven tray to organize everyday items. It's got me thinking of a place to put my bamboo tray on my counter at home! Adding your own unique touches can make any room homey and inviting.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

On the hunt...

I want to refinish an old 4 drawer chest, but I need some inspiration with some new drawer pulls...

It is currently an ugly green color and I want to paint it white and rough up the edges a bit. This pink would look pretty...maybe?

I really like this one too of twisted vines...

And, really love this one! The chest is in my bedroom now...mainly because it won't fit anywhere else. But, this pull would go with everything in my bedroom or out. I found all of these at Anthropologie. They seem to be the only place with cute/different kinds of drawer you have any suggestions of other place I can look??

Monday, February 22, 2010

Curb Appeal

This walkway is lined with lavender plants, wouldn't that smell yummy?!

The beautiful weather this weekend, daffodils beginning to bloom, and HGTV's Curb Appeal the Block has me itching to vamp up my very unappealing curb!

Friday, February 19, 2010


I know I've been MIA, but here are some happy pictures just in time for the weekend to begin...finally!!! The forecast is calling for sunny skies!!!
All pictures are courtesy of PinkWallpaper.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My friend from DailyClassic helped design her company's, Dargan Landscapes, booth. Don't you love this entryway?

I really liked the layout of the stones in the pathway. They used all different sizes which made it interesting and the colors blended so well with the wood from the arbor. Planted in between the stones was a combination of wheat grass, violas and moss. The violas were a great touch and would come back each year! Dargan Landscapes also carries custom made outdoor furniture, you can check it out here and get lost in a few of the garden tours available on their website. I'm sure you'll love it all too!

Aren't the colors of the stone great? I can't remember what type it is, but I would love to use it for a pathway or sitting area. All the bright colored tulips and hyacinths has me dreaming of Spring!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More from the SE Flower Show...

Jeez...I'm so embarrassed by these pictures, but I had to share them anyway...please don't judge me;) They are from Farmer D Organics' exhibit. I loved everything about this booth.
I really like the simplicity of this arbor. It looks like something I could put together! It is built with Western Red Cedar, and the beds built around the base is a great look!

This was a tiered raised bed, also built out of cedar. It was almost perfect height so you wouldn't have to bend over so far to pick the veggies on top!

This raised bed is a great example of utilizing a small amount of space. I'm filing these pictures away for future use in my own garden! And, do you know what the best part is? You can buy these raised beds to go at and get bundles of great info on organic and sustainable gardening at!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Flower Show Recap

I loved this one! You can't tell by the picure, but it was full of Lenton Roses and Euphorbia at the base of the statue. Beautiful!!

This Asparagus Fern plant won 1st was humongous!!! I have more pictures I'll post this week. I apologize for my poor photography skills, they don't give credit to how great these displays were! Stay tuned for more pics!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rain, rain go away!

All of this rain has got me thinking...

Of a way to capture it for when it's not so rainy. How cool would one of these old wine barrels look in your yard?

During the drought a couple of years ago, my Mom got one of these old whiskey barrels to capture rain water for her yard. It looks great too, just blends right in.

I thought this was a neat idea...just not digging the plastic.

And, another old wine barrel. I wonder if you can get the barrel delivered full of wine...or whiskey and then reuse it? That'd be one way to pass the time on these dreary days!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Southeastern Flower Show

The Southeastern Flower Show is this weekend in Atlanta. I went last year for the first time and LOVED it! It is amazing what these vendors create. They bring in all materials and construct these beautiful displays to show off their talents to the public. I'm excited to be inspired for my own (neglected) yard. Here are a few pictures from 2009's show...

Purchase your tickets at Hope to see you there!!

*Photos from the Southeastern Flower Show website

Friday, January 29, 2010

My Favorites

I recently discover Linda Hunt's beautiful paintings on Etsy. They are all wonderful and I've been keeping my eye out for a favorite...

This one of the South Carolina marsh was the winner. I haven't found a home for it yet, but it's lovely just like this on the kitchen bar! Any suggestions for framing? Something simple for sure.

Here are a few more examples of her beautiful work...

Now, how can you choose just one?? I know I'll be back for more! Check out her store here! I'm willing to bet she'll become one of your favorites too!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Outdoor Seating

I'm brainstorming ideas for an outdoor seating area. Something simple, not too fancy, cozy, but little or no upkeep required. I want it to just 'fit' into the landscape, like it was there all along! All of these seem to fit the description...

This one may be my favorite!;)
*All images courtesy of Cottage Living