Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter Mantel

Well before I change it up a little bit for Valentines I thought I better show you what I did for winter. In the spirit of “keeping it real” I am showing you it now as it… there are a few little touches I feel it is missing … but decorating isn’t always about being perfect! I was going to point out all the things I had intended on doing… but I decided if I don’t tell you you will never know what is missing :)

The full view!


The Details!

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Pottery Barn - “New” this spring – Straight from blogland!

So I started looking at what’s new at Pottery Barn tonight… and I SWEAR I had seen this stuff before…. sure enough after a little digging I my bloggy friends have the scoop!!!!

Pottery Barn – Ceramic Platters with Chalkboard Center, Set of 2 - $99


Molly @ Tuesday’s With Molly – Chalkboard Plates - $5 (APRIL 09)


Pottery Barn – Number Pillow Covers - $29/1


Melaine @ My Sweet Savannah – Number Pillows (DEC 08) – Guessing you could make these for around $10 at the most! That’s buying premade case and ironing on… cheaper if you sew yourself and use the flour sacks from Dollar Tree! Then it’s just a few dollars!!


Pottery Barn – Nest Sentiment Lumbar Pillow - $49


Looks Like the burlap ones we have all been making!!!!


I think I am going to try to make this a regular feature on my blog when I see new PB stuff…. I want to do some posts on where you can buy stuff that looks just like Pottery Barn stuff too…. Some goals for 2010!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Favorites 2009: Kitchens

I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the stuff that has gone into my idea file this year with all of you! I am going to do a separate post for each room! Enjoy!!!

The first kitchen in my idea file this year is from Creative Little Daisy!


You Love it too right???? hehehe ok that is the before… which makes this space even more fun since the after is AMAZING


shocked? yeah me too! It’s SOOOOOO GORGOUS!!!! I WANT IT! but I have yet to convince my husband we should paint our cabinets :)


There are lots of pics on her site! the whole kitchen is amazing! Go check it out! And watch for my kitchen to look like this someday! :)

It seems this year I have a thing for these YUMMY open shelves in the kitchen. The next Kitchen I love has open shelves too!!!

It’s from Heather Bullard


Yummy right? Oh look they both have beadboard backsplashes too! I know one of my other favs have that as well! Here’s so more of Heather’s Kitchen though



This kitchen has the most similar layout to mine….

Now the fun thing about doing this post is that I see some things repeated in each kitchen which helps me figure out what I must like and how to create the looks with my space!

Here is the third kitchen which also has white cabinets and beadboard backsplash.

It is from Michelle at From House to Home


I so need to have this cute spot for my dogs treats!!


She has open shelving as well but in cabinets with no doors!


So my kitchen needs:

White cabinets

Beadboard Backsplash

Open shelving with YUMMY white dishes on it!!!

The first 2 kitchens have tile flooring as well in a neutral color. I’m not sure how I feel about that but it’s interesting…

Stay Tuned for more of my favorite rooms!!