Thursday, November 29, 2012

Farmhouse Christmas

Between the painting of rooms, listing of items on Etsy, shipping items, and being a good mom I have been trying to get my house decorated for Christmas. This year I am trying to go for a more subtle and rustic look. I was thrilled to find this sled at the thrift store last month, I have been looking for an antique sled for awhile now. I love that it is black, shocking I know:)

The lantern and the cobbler stand were both $1 flea market finds. The little  picture above the sled is a framed pencil drawing of a house that is remarkedly similar to ours, it even has the giant weeping willow out front like we do.

These small antique pearl colored ornmanents are festive but subtle and look pretty in a little shabby bowl. My mom and sister are coming to visit tomorrow so that we can all go shopping at Romantique Boutique in Erie. I have been going on about it so much that they are both dying to go. I can't wait to see what the boutique looks like for Christmas, I always leave there so inspired. Isn't that the best feeling?! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

One Man's Garbage

 Well I brought some pretty exciting things back with me from Brooklyn! On Thanksgiving day I carried the recycling down to the basement of my in-laws apartment building and saw this chandelier in the garbage! Can you believe that?! I was beyond ecstatic!

       Isn't it beautiful?

I finally bought my very own block of french soap at the amazing shop Moon River Chattel in Williamsburg Brooklyn. They have amazing things! I pretty much want everything in the store.

                          And I have begun my Christmas decorating!

                     More to come!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

White Cupboard

This is the amazing cupboard that I just got at Romantique Boutique in Erie PA. It is funny because I had been asking my husband to build me a cupboard just like this for our dining room. I didn't think that I would be able to find an old one that would fit in this little corner but turns out I did! This awesome cupboard is a perfect fit and is exactly what I envisioned in this space. I wanted something tall and skinny with doors so that I could put all of my entertaining dishes together. Plus this wall is right off our kitchen so it is easy to grab the dishes should I need them in there.

They all fit in there perfectly along with my linens, my hotel silver and some old crocks. I have been trying to buy furniture with its original white paint (along with the rest of the world I know) because painting an old piece white doesn't ever have the same effect. This wonderful cupboard has its original white paint and has a great "vintage" look. Oh I could go on for hours....I have a cupboard obsession clearly.

I love the look of open shelving, but we have lots of that in our dining room already. I don't like rooms to look too busy so this cupboard helps to balance the room and give it a beautiful simplicity.