31 October 2015

Flowers For Fall


Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love everything about it.  As the long sleeves and boots start to emerge from storage and we begin to stay inside longer the ideas start swirling about the holidays.

As I start to focus my attention indoors and start to prepare for Thanksgiving time my mind always turns to the dining room. Our dining room is not used much during the summer months as we eat outside on the patio.

The table is the centerpiece of the dining room and a beautiful table scape is the main feature.  I was inspired to share my ideas on fall tablescapes by flower delivery by BloomNation. If you haven't heard of them, they are a delivery service that supports local florists through their online marketplace. Nothing better than fresh flowers and candles.

I am not traditional when it comes to fall table ideas. Of course there has to be a table and forks but it doesn't have to include orange pumpkins and red mums if you get my drift.....

tillandsia, greens, and tropical accents in a designer keepsake vase
This flower arrangement really caught my eye when looking through their website. I'm not a huge fan of the vase. My style would gear more towards a white ceramic piece. 

Here is the Table I created around this arrangement's inspiration trying to incorporate locally grown and season specific flowers. Hope you enjoy!

Hope you enjoyed my Fall 2015 Fall Tablescape!

07 August 2014

Half Bathroom Redone

So building a house for us was a dream come true. As it should be correct?  Well.. Unfortunately when you choose to build everything seems to be more expensive?? If that makes any sense....  We couldn't get everything on our wish list nor could we upgrade everything we wanted to. Because I have a love and passion for DIY and remodels I said, why not just go builder grade on some things we know we can upgrade later. There's not a huge list we weren't able to upgrade, but the half bath was one of those places. Having remodeled (upgraded) 3 bathrooms in my last house I felt paying a premium for a contractor to do it was not necessary. We've been in the house a little over a year and felt this project would be a good one do this summer.

Here are the before shots. Nothing terrible, builder grade is actually not that terrible. Just not my style and doesn't match the rest of the house.

Linoleum counters and basic faucet. We choose not to have the builder mirrors installed because they are a pain to remove and I never know what to do with them once they are down.

Linoleum floor that was nice, still not my "thing".

Here is the after. Not a dramatic change, but upgraded to match the house.  The tile came from home depot and was kind difficult to install.  The cabinet is from Home Decorators. The faucet is from Lowes. The mirror is also from Lowes. The shelves are from target (already had those from the last house)

Overall I'm really please with the subtle upgrades, didn't cost a ton and was fun getting back into what I love to do on my spare time.  I still would like to pain the top of the walls a subtle gray or even try a removable wallpaper. We did also install crown in this room. (can't see from the pictures)


 I think it goes a lot better with the house, especially being right off the kitchen and the first room you look at when entering my house from the garage.


18 June 2014

Summer Mantle

Here is my spring mantle this year. Haven't posted in a while. Im finally feeling like I am able to dedicate some time to my blog again. I really love to blog just never can find the time. 


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