Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Merry Little Christmas! In the Dining Room…

Just a few quick shots of my dining room.  This room, and my kitchen, have become my favorite rooms in the house since our little remodel!


Very natural, with a few vintage elements.



I actually didn’t get all of my little houses out.  But I really am happy with the simplicity of the dining table!


The Cody Foster house on the left is my favorite.  The metal stand was an after thought but definitely added the extra dimension that I needed.



In both back windows, simple swags with burlap bows.


I love the little green flocked deer!

Hope you’re having a wonderful Holiday!  It’s a flurry of glitter around here.  REALLY!  I’ll try for some pics. tomorrow.  I would love to show you what Heather has been up to this Holiday season!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Very Vintage Christmas! Part 1

My Christmas decorating ran almost as late as this post this year.  A long long story, but things have been crazy around here.  So… the interest of keeping it simple and uncomplicated, all of the vintage ornaments came out and now adorn much of the living room.  Other boxes of goodies weren’t even opened.  I guess that will make it exciting next year, kind of like opening gifts! Smile

I did a very simple four foot tree this year.


The beauty of this tree, is that every single ornament and every strand of beads, are vintage! 


The tree is decorated in all of Heather’s vintage collection.  She’s been collecting these for years and they are so beautiful!  The silver garland came from Target a few years ago.  It has a tarnished vintage look.



My desk features my collection of vintage trees.  With a few newer vintage inspired trees mixed in.  The bowl under the cloche is filled with all vintage.





My four foot Santos received the “royal” treatment!



To the right of her are a few simple decorations.


And other vignettes around the room









Tomorrow (hopefully) the dining room.  It is neutral and simple and my FAVORITE this year!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Statement Chairs! My Favorite…

I was contacted by One King’s Lane to blog about the favorite statement chair in my home and to introduce their Resource Center to all of you.  Who wouldn’t want to say YES! to One King’s Lane?  They have fabulous décor and furniture at affordable prices.  And tons and tons of fabulous eye candy!

If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you can probably guess what my favorite chair is!

What I fondly call… “button chair.”


This chair has been the center piece of my living room for several years now.  And it most DEFINITELY reflects my style.  After all it is my all time favorite D.I.Y. project.


From the grey distressed finish…..


And its vintage button detailing and grey pleated cushion trim…..

I refinished the entire chair myself.  And other than the down filled seat cushion, it is all constructed with a GLUE GUN!

Have a piece of furniture that you would like to reupholster?

One King’s Lane has a great article HERE to help you decide whether D.I.Y. or custom upholstery is right for you!

In fact, their Home Decor Resource Guide is packed full of fantastic articles and information to help you with your decorating!

Articles like…..

choosing chairs for holiday dining

how to D.I.Y. stain proof all of your chairs


how to incorporate statement furniture into your room

are just a few of the fantastic resources you will find!  So click on any of the links above and enjoy!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Friday, December 6, 2013

Wallpaper!….and snow

Here’s the view of our yard earlier today.


Ho Ho Ho!  Isn’t it beautiful though!?  And, as with many of you……Baby It’s COLD outside!

So today was the perfect day for a little indoor mini project.


Boy has it come a looong way since back in the day when I used to sell it.  And in a good way, I think.  Now, instead of papering your entire home, it seems that people are using it  to make a bold statement in one room or on one wall.


I just pinned the photo of this AMAZING wallpaper to my Pinterest board “Be Bold” last night.  In following the link, I have found that it is by a French artist, but have been unable to locate the source for purchasing the paper.  Then again, my internet has been spotty this afternoon, so I’ll keep trying.  I can pretty much bet you that it is insanely expensive.  It actually looks more like a mural.  I don’t see any pattern repeat in the photo.  Anywho…..I LOVE it.  It is a perfect whimsical combination of chalk board art and nature!


Anthropology is selling this paper.  Such an incredible likeness to old chippy ceiling tile.  And it is indeed expensive at $350.00 a roll. 


This is also from Anthro.  I did find it in their wallpaper section, but if I read correctly, this is REAL wood?  At least that’s what I understood.  It is peel and stick.  Again, awesome!  I can think of so many places to use it.

Anywho……back to my project……my tiny little 70’s wet bar area, the one spot in my living room I am always trying to ignore, was in desperate need of new wallpaper.

Here are a couple of before pics.



Can you see the black toile?


And here it is now.




Love it!  It is an “expanded vinyl” paper.  Which means that it actually has a texture to the background, and the damask pattern also has a texture.  My milk glass collection really pops now, and I love the white owl lamp that Heather so generously loaned me.  All in all…..this project took the two of us about an hour.  And what a huge difference it made.

If you are interested in this paper, you can find it here in OKC at Munger’s Paint and Wallpaper.  And it is very affordable!

Have a wonderful weekend.  And stay warm!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

HoHoHo! Seeing RED

Do you think Santa knows what a trend setter he’s become, with his RED suit?  He’s quite the fashionable guy, don’t you think?  Well….at least  this time of the year!  But who doesn’t love red?  Even if you don’t wear it, or decorate with it, you just gotta admit, it’s a happy color!  Don’t think so……..?


Okay……so they added a couple of adorable puppies to this photo, but what’s not to like about this bedroom? 


This room looks a little staged to me, but I still love it!  I could pull that red side table right out of that picture!


Red and gray!  Perfection.  And I’ve been loving all of the lighted marquee signs lately.  Those stars are just too cute.


Wow!  Love the RED tole (did I spell that correctly) trays.


RED gingham stairs!  Don’t know if I would have the nerve to do this, and yet I love them.


RED in the kitchen


Cooking with RED


Serving on RED


Sitting on RED



Wrapping with RED


Serving your guests RED





And lastly……..just a tasteful touch of RED


Tis’ the season! 


All images from our Pinterest boards.  Red!(yes, I have an entire board devoted to it), Christmas, Drinks, and Wrap It Up.


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