Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
In case you don't know this is me too and I am a creator of all things living and lovely which add whimsy and beauty to any space.
I presently can only handle 4 shows per year and I love them, so lately I have been inspired to create some new pieces and I will have more pics to follow and show you all, but for now, I thought I would post these here as they really do make a space more wonderful, and I am all about the wonder (and spaces!).
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
STEP 1: What you need: A heavy-duty linen tablecloth, a water-erase pen, embroidery threads, embroidery needles and scissors.
STEP 2: Get your guests to write messages directly onto the tablecloth with the water-erase pen. Top tip: Write larger letters than normal so the words are clear when they're sewn.
STEP 3: After the party is over, backstitch over the ink at your leisure. Try to keep the stitches on the lines and of a uniform length (about 2cm). Once sewn, rub with a damp cloth to remove the ink.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
When you are married to the man who does everything...in that sense I mean he is a fix all, do all, and mainly paint all guy, sometimes you just have to stop and say Thank You to whatever forces brought about this wonderful being in your life.
As a professional painter this man has the eye and the knack for turning a boring room into something spectacular.
So, just to let you know, we are living in a house that should, and will, have a blog site all it's own when the work truly begins...we are going to be doing a complete and simply wonderful remodel to what was my parents' home.
My family of 4 (2 wee ones, my husband, plus moi) live here now, and as much as we love it, and the bones are standing for our mid-century home to exist, there is so much to do and such a budget to find in order to do it all, to be quite honest.
However, this weekend we have some old friends coming to town and we all know that nothing lights a fire more than visitors to get a few things, major and minor, moving along in one's house....so my gracious, and most amazing, husband, after working all day, is painting our entry...my long desired white...yep, I am moving into the white zone for backdrop, it makes blending all other variations of color so smooth.
Having a more white backdrop (canvas if you will) makes it so easy to bring in a variety of colors into a space.
So, here is the man (perhaps not at an angle completely welcomed by all in above shot) but the point is that our men are so gracious and we need to always recognize that fact.
And this is our brand new chalkboard pocket door at the entry to greet guests and all that enter. I will shoot a pic when we write on it (that rhymed).
Have a lovely evening.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Regardless, we are heading out on a family-downtime-getaway in our rolling pad.
I shall return next week with some goodies.
Excuse the lag in blog posts, I am not quite sure how time slips away so darn quickly.
So, have a beautiful weekend and make sure you stop to enjoy where you are, be it home or away.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Love this idea for outdoor dining on the patio, I can see ferns, maybe some stones scattered with more leaves throughout the table.
All photos by Annika Vannerus
Simple, crisp and earthy...I am ready for an evening of friends, laughter and quiet conversations.
Creating spaces with pieces that are special to you and which evoke a sense of calm is what makes lifes pressures fade and truly ground us at home. Set the stage for your own peace of mind.
What do you do to create a relaxing space?
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Wine glasses transformed.
And then champagne flutes flipped
(make sure the rims are thicker style).
Easy holiday table decor, wrap with wire whatever your heart desires
Or line them on the stairs...so cool.
Love this simple and festive look.
Now, don't you just want to get out those candles and set the mood for a good time?
All pictures are from realsimple
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
By that I mean as art, decor, furnishings, textiles and that which surrounds me to make my space seem undefined (in terms of out and in) and to bring some peace and harmony from nature into my everyday inside living spaces. Here are some shots I enjoyed and thought I would share.
This freestanding teak bath was handmade by a boat builder, and I rather like the other surrounding touches of wood in the screen backdrop, stool and mat.
All pictures are from livingetc.
Friday, September 4, 2009
These pieces are like time standing still, however, there is something alive and quietly breathing in every one of them (usually requiring very little maintenance, just a whole lot of lovin').
I am most happy when combining colors and textures to enhance and peacefully add to any space.