Wednesday, November 28, 2012

~Planting Bulbs~

I'm finally getting started on my Christmas decorating.  I usually wait til the first of December because I like to leave everything out until after New Years and the greens get so dried out in our house with wood heat.  I did however pick up a wreath at Home Depot last week and received another from my sisiter, so that got me in the mood.  Not to mention all the inspiration going on in blogland right now.

I spent this morning planting some bulbs to force inside.  I usually plant paperwhites and white hyacinths every year to spread around my home and like to plant them a week or so apart so I have blooms throughout the month and even sometimes into January.  I waited a little longer this year than normal because I really like the look of the bulbs barely opening with all my other decor.  Enjoy! xoxo K. 

My wreath is just leaning on my bottle drying rack in these photos til I figure how to hang it and it looks kinda big for this chalkboard so I might end up hanging it from the window above my windowseat instead.  

Ironstone is my favorite to plant these bulbs in, but this year I thought I'd try some in these zinc pots nesteled in a tote that will sit on my dining room table filled with greens.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

~Happy Thanksgiving~

We are having a low key Thanksgiving this year with just my Mom and Dad coming to dinner.  I have to admit I enjoy hosting smaller groups so that I can set the table and have a place for everyone to sit around the table and be able to visit.

This year I used the burlap tablecloth I got at World Market last Summer with some of my brown transferware dishes.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

My Dad has been an avid rock collector since he retired and I was thrilled to receive these rock coasters from him recently which I will be using on the table.

I went with a simple centerpiece using a cutting board with a flower arrangement of leaves and daisies along with a couple candles.

I also wanted to share the stock that I put in my trophy on the table in my kitchen.  It smells heavenly and whenever I'm close to trader Joes, I have to run in and buy some...they have such a great variety of flowers to choose from.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving with your friends and family♥  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

~Sweet Dreams~

It seems like I've been telling you I'm going to post about my bedroom for weeeks now.  Well, I'm finally done and what a job it was.  Why is it that everything ends up in the bedroom?  Probably because you can easily close the door when company stops by.  It took me a while to go through all the piles,  paint the walls and finally decorate:-)  The good thing is I didn't have to buy anything new and used only what I already had or was saving for this redo.  Kinda got camera happy, so there are lots of pics. Enjoy! xoxo K.

I've had the dresser since we moved in and still love it.  My sweet lace angel wings that I won from Susan at Evelyn and Rose found a new place to hang.

The lady in the corner was a purchase I made this Summer and had been wanting one with a cage for a long time.   Also found this door out in our storage shed and loved the writing 'First Aid".  Funny thing was that neither my husband or I could remember where this door came from(this might mean we are hoarders..haha)

The iron bed has been with us for many years and the bedspread and pillow shams are from my good friend Shellagh over at Ticking and Toile who also made the chair slips on the chairs in this all of them!  I've had these sconces for sometime now and never knew where to put them, so decided to hang them from these shutters on either side of the bed instead of your usual lamp on the nightstand.

I've had this mantel for almost two years now and have been saving it for my might be my favorite piece:-)

This cupboard holds our TV and stereo and I got the metal loveseat this Summer and put some Ikea pillows on it.

It feels so nice to have this room finally finished and I can't wait to decorate it for Christmas.  I've been pinning away and you can see some of my inspiration HERE or you can "like" me on Facebook where I will also be sharing Christmas ideas.  

Joining with these lovely ladies this week:
Becky @ Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday
Debra @ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Courtney @ French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Saturday, November 10, 2012

~A Bedroom Vignette~

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far.  I've been busy this past week still working on my bedroom redo and trying to get outside to work in my garden when it is a nice enough day.

My husband was gone all week hunting, so I couldn't get everything hung or all my projects in my bedroom finished this week, but do have this little area along the wall between my office and master bathroom finished. Enjoy! xoxo K.

I've had this cupboard for quite a few years, but it had a dark stain and just didn't really fit into my decor any longer, so I painted it white.

I love the patina on this old window frame and just have a simple grapevine wreath hanging from it for now.

Added some moss, bulbs and a pinecone to this old birdcage for a natural look.

Joining in with Donna for SNS this evening.