Thursday, September 29, 2011

~Sunflowers Make me Smile~

There is something about sunflowers that make me smile....they seem like such a happy flower.  They also remind me of Fall.  I've tried to dry the big ones after all the petals have fallen out, but they always seem to mold.  Maybe someone has a suggestion for me:-)

I purchased this wooden egg crate from my sweet friend Julie's booth at Monticello's a couple weeks ago and added the "eggs" stencil.  This will end up above my kitchen cabinets with all my other wood crates, wicker baskets and jugs.  It's hard to get photos up there, so I placed it by my sunflowers in my laundry room to take these pictures.

I put this lovely shade of yellow smaller sunflowers in a glass jar that is covered with craft paper and some burlap numbers tied on by some jute.....easy, peasy.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

I'd also like to mention that Julie's family is going through a tough time right now since her 15 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer recently.  Please say a few prayers for them....Thank you:-)

Linking up with:
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Feather Your Nest Friday
Farmhouse Friday

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

~White Wednesday #119~

Since the weather has turned very cool and breezy around here I decided to do a little Fall decorating.  I've seen all kinds of different pumpkins around blogland lately and am going to try my hand at making some burlap ones when I have a chance. 

I bought this white one at Goodwill last year which I can use until they start selling the real white ones and it's great to use indoors.  I put it in one of my all time favorite urns(love it's patina) then hung this piece of a ceiling tile behind with one of my french music cards.  It's a perfect vignette for this skinny wall between my window and corner hutch in my dining room.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

If you love pumpkins, you are going to love what Becky from Junk to Joy creates.  I am featuring her blog today and if you like what you see, she has lots of goodies in her Etsy shop. Very creative and sweet girl indeed!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

~White Wednesday # 118~

Looks like we're in for a treat of temps in the 80's for the rest of the week.  This is good news after a cool rainy weekend.  I'm loving my white hydrangea that is blooming right now.  I cut a few blooms to bring inside and put them in this wonderful little old container.

Don't you just love the crazing.  The lid has a crack, but that never bothers me:-)  I think some old silverware would look good also.  Sitting on one of my book bundles along with candles wrapped in old french paper makes the perfect vignette.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

Today I'm pleased to share a new blog with you.....well new to me anyway.  Some of you might already know Cheryl over at Sweet Young Journey.  I love the simplicity of her decorating style and she finds the most amazing this wonderful daybed,sigh!!!

Here are a few more of her wonderful photos, but you have to go over and take a peek for yourself. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

~A Few French Finds~

I was lucky enough to attend an awesome sale last weekend that was a room filled with the loveliest items all from France.  What a lucky lady to be able to travel there and purchase wonderful frenchy finds to bring back and sell.  That would be a dream come true for me. 

My favorite purchase was this galvanized drying rack that came with these lovely little bottles.   If only I had room for it, but unfortunately I just don't so it along with some of my other finds will be heading up to my booth at Monticello's in the morning to hopefully find a new home:-)

Another great galvanized piece was this little pie safe which would look great sitting on a kitchen counter filled with ironstone.  I can never pass up these tags with numbers and was excited to find some music cards along with a metal egg basket.

The stacking baskets will reside in my bedroom since I've been looking for some for a while now and I have some plans for the french papers I purchased, but these look great sitting anywhere  in your home.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend and I will be linking up with these lovely ladies:
French Inspiration Thursday
Time Travel Thursday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Feather Your Nest Friday
Farmhouse Friday 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

~White Wedensday # 117~

As Summer is winding down so are most of my flowers in the garden.  My dahlias, however, are in full bloom.  I noticed some white ones mixed in as I drove in the driveway this morning and remembered I had just purchased this perfect tall white pitcher.  I love it's shape and think the flowers look lovely inside it.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

I'd like to share a blog that is fairly new to me and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it.  I love Susan from Evelyn and Rose's style.  She shares lots of photos of her home and recent projects.  Please take a moment to stop in and see what she's been up to:-) 

I love these wings she made and am going to try and make some for Christmas time.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

~Filled to the Brim~

I just wanted to share a few pics of what you might find if you visit my booth at Monticello's this weekend.  The show starts tomorrow morning at 8 am. and runs through September.  If you are in the area you should try to stop in because everything looks fabulous!

I feel like my booth is a little crowded, but wanted to get as much in as possible so you have lots to choose from.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

Linking up with:
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Time Travel Thursday
Feather your Nest Friday