So what things should I have on hand and ready if the urge to decorate hits me? Well that is a good question. You should really start to collect a few items in a few different categories, and both old and new. All mix well for endless arrangement ideas! METAL-an old scale, old or new vintage fan, a three tier stand-there are many varieties of these-some wire, galvanized steel and even, wrought iron ones you add three plates to, and wire baskets. This antique, tin, tea set is a long time ... Read More about What to have on hand when the urge to decorate hits you!
A Diary of Sorts-Saturday 1-17-2015 2015 Pantone color of the year-Marsala a naturally robust and earthy wine red. Yup, and that has been the color of my dining room for the last 17 years. I love red, it is one of my favorite colors. I think I talked a little about how I found the decorator in myself when I was a young girl and I was designing my bedroom closet, that my Dad would later build for me. Well, my color palette was red and white for that bedroom. Red just does it for me. For most of ... Read More about The Red Room Makeover part-1
Well, its hard to believe its been just over a month since I started my blog. Who would have known it would be such good therapy. Sitting in bed every night jotting down my thoughts and ideas and sharing them here, has been quite rewarding. I have to be honest here and say, I am loving every minute of it. I personally love to see and read about other peoples favorites, so here are the things I am loving right now. I LOVE MAKEUP-I love lipstick, but especially in the colder months when ... Read More about January Favorites
If you are in need of something to hang on your wall and possibly fill a large space. Or, maybe like me, you need just one more thing to add to a room to make it work. Maybe it's just that you are on a tight budget but want to make a big impact. Then try purchasing a print and framing it. It's a pretty simple process. Purchase the desired print in a size you would prefer then purchase a frame with the matte for the size print you have. For example, my daughter bought me a gift a couple of ... Read More about DIY-Framing a Print
There is probally nothing I love more than to decorate using Architectural pieces, found items, parts of other things, and things that were cast away, to decorate. I love turning nothing into something. I love using an item meant for one thing for something else. Taking what looks like trash to most people and turning it into art. Years ago I purchased a very special piece, that hung in my dining room for years, and even above my piano. It was an important piece to me back in the day of not ... Read More about Using Architectural Pieces to Decorate