Friday, February 12, 2016

Living Room Sneak Peek

Here is a little sneak peek of the living room...I have a couple little things to finish up and some sewing to do and then the big reveal!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunny Day

The sun was shining in so brightly the other day that I just couldn't resist snapping some pictures. I also have some new goodies that I wanted to share with you guys.

This late 1800's gathering basket is one of them. I bought it at a little shop that is right on the main street of our town only minutes from our house. Every time I go there I find some really great things, like the awesome rustic trunk that I keep on our porch.

The basket is perfect for some of my vintage linens, most of these are from thrift stores and I just love each and every one of them.

Another new goodie is the shutter hanging in the corner. I bought it at my favorite shop Romantique Boutique in Erie, PA. The shop owner Mickey is so amazing and every time I go to her shop I am blown away by her talent and creativity. I always leave there inspired and with a renewed fire in my belly to one day have my own shop.

And my last new goodie that I am going to share with you today is this pretty table runner that I found at TJMaxx. I had been looking for something just like this but didn't want it to be vintage because with my kids around it's likely to get crayon or something on it.

I am almost finished painting the living room. It has never taken me this long to paint a room before but my reason is totally worth it...

And we finally have the beautiful antique cupboard repaired and moved into Eli's room and I can't wait to tell you guys more about it so stay tuned! Thanks for being such awesome followers, you guys make my day:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Whites

We took our Christmas tree down this week and I am thinking that I will keep the furniture the way it is arranged, for now:)  And I know I say the same thing every January but after the clutter that Christmas creates I am always ready to get back to a mostly white palette and simplify things.

I know you guys are probably tired of seeing this same room time and time again, but honestly this is the only area of the house that is presentable right now. We have one whole end of the dining room taken down to the studs and we were going to rebuild it but honestly taking down the plaster and lath is so messy that I am beginning to think that we should just gut the whole room at once. But that requires me being patient, (which I'm not so good at) because we don' t have the time or the money to do it right now. And I bought the most beautiful cupboard (needs a major makeover) to go in the dining room and I can't wait to paint it and put pretty things in it but I don't want anything in that room right now if we are gutting it. And in the meantime the cupboard is just calling my name longing to be pretty again. I also want to repaint the living room so I haven't been wanting to photograph it until I get to that. And on top of it we are going to have our chimney put in the family room sometime in the next couple of months...which I am head over heels excited about but that too will create havoc:/ It will all be great in the end but bear with me in the meantime!

And I wanted to take a second to thank my assistant who is always right there next to me while I take my pictures....

she is the best helper, she is especially good at throwing pillows on the floor:)