Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Tour Part 2, The Bar

When we moved in to this house, we had this funky little room off of the kitchen that we didn't really know how to use. I found this cool bar at the Pottery Barn outlet so the decision was easy. It's so fun and convenient to have this especially around the holidays for parties!

I love to put a little fresh greenery or a fresh wreath in every room to make it smell like Christmas. Scent can be a very important element in decorating that often gets overlooked.

I couldn't forget about the antler chandelier. It needed some ornament bling! (ornaments from Hobby Lobby)

I have a major obsession with Anthropologie. If you're looking for fun and unusual stockings, this is the place to go. The brass ice bucket is from Target.

I think this arch is screaming for some greenery. What do you think? Another trip to Home Depot??? No. Maybe tomorrow. I'm ready for a hot toddy. How about you?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Tour 2017 Part 1 Breakfast Room

It's starting to look a little like Christmas around here. I love having the new piece of furniture in the breakfast room to decorate.



                                                                           vintage cookie cutters...


                                                                    fresh greenery and pine cones...

These make up the recipe for a Merry Christmas in the breakfast room.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New Orleans Inspired Halloween Wreath

If you've been on my Pinterest page lately, you'll notice that I have been inspired by the skeleton wreaths that I've been seeing lately.  I had to make one.

They already reminded me of my trips to New Orleans, but I decided to go one step further with mine and add some masks...

some New Orleans inspired ribbon...

New Orleans inspired Halloween wreath with a skeleton and top hat and masks

gold fleur de lis, musical notes, old lace

and a few spiders and swamp moss, all in Saints colors of course.

A trip to Hobby Lobby was almost all that I needed to put this together. I love to go there when their ribbon is 40% off, and with 7 rolls of ribbon, I needed to wait for that week!!! All of the ribbon, the masks, the grapevine wreath, moss, and small skeletons came from there. The top hat and bones were purchased from The Halloween Spirit Store. I already had the skeleton but I'm sure they had one at the Spirit Store. The glitter spiders are from Pottery Barn and the sign I made out of a piece of plywood with chalkboard paint and sharpie. I intentionally made it a little rough and imperfect because it is Halloween after all. All things Halloween should be on sale this week so it's not too late to make one for yourself. If I can do it, so can you!