Come In and stay a while

Come In and stay a while

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simple Fall Decor

As October goes on more and more pieces of autumn and the season seem to be making their way around the house...
 Some pops of color here and there...
 But mostly black and white...
 Or tan and white...
 Love real pumpkins and gourds...
 Keeping it simple this year...
 Just little touches here and there...
 Simple feels good.
I still hope to make some of these simple projects.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Journey Continues-Dining Room

Continuing with what I did during my 5 month blogging hiatus, we find ourselves in the dining room.
In stark contrast, to my gray and white living room (which you can see in the background)
I added all kinds of color to my dining room. Colors that just a year or two ago I would never have put together but think they are super fun now...
Red, white and blue...and...turquoise?
 We are a super patriotic family, so in keeping with my love of personalizing my space...
I wanted to display the flag that draped my great-uncle's coffin as a WWII veteran.
Love it as a wall covering.
You might remember this piece on my front door in July.
I love it and couldn't stand to put it away until next July. 
Thought it fit perfectly in this room.
 The Lincoln Street sign I found during a rest stop on the way to Montana. 
On the corner of Middle of and Nowhere, USA.
 The table, while more devoid of color, reminds me of something you might see during George Washington's, or maybe Abe Lincoln's time.
Still my favorite piece I've created.
Another find during a rest stop while traveling this summer, was this amazing turquoise piece.
Since our car was full of kids and luggage, my mom agreed to pick it up.
It is a vintage cupboard redone with metal ceiling tiles and updated hardware. I love what she did with it. The only thing better than restoring/creating an amazing piece, is finding one already done at a great price!
So thanks Mom...
For saving the kids from being strapped to the roof because you know I was getting this home one way or another.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Trick or Treat

 We have had such a beautiful autumn here in the Northwest that I rarely remember the calendar reads October. It really feels more like...well, like never, even our summers are not this warm and sunny. If it were not for my six year old begging me I would have probably not dug out the Halloween decorations for another week or two...much later then normal. Upon getting the decorations out I felt the need for something 'new'. So, I pulled out some wood and paint...
 and hammered and nailed...
 and played with word and fonts...
And came up with a little 'treat' for myself.
And the six year old likes it too...
If you'd like one for yourself, 
it is available in my ETSY SHOP

Happy Summer October!
Linking Up to some Parties:

making monday marvelous linky party