Monday, April 20, 2015

Mod Mix Monday #188

I'm in love with that silver finished chest. I never would have thought to mix it with a 
Chinese print, dog and geometric lamp. Oh...yes...I'd have done the flowers and mercury glass.
Just teaches me I need to think out of my decorating comfort zone....cause this is WAY pretty!

Speaking of WAY pretty...there was lots of pretty in the last Mod Mix Monday...
take a look...
First up... Jen of Noting Grace painted her dining table to go with 
her new house. It turned out amazing!
Look how beautiful this desk is after being redone by Mary of Orphans with Make Up.
Pam of Everyday Living shared this colorful village she visited in Provence.
 I love the way Darrielle made over this little vanity at DD's Cottage.
 Look at this lovely mix of roses, lace and wisteria from Jan at Just Jan Blog.
 Su of Butterfly and Bungalow showed off her adorable little kitchen. 
I'd much rather have a kitchen like this than any big huge kitchen.
Isn't it precious?
 and Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction was kind enough to share her trip to Round Top. want to go to this show. One of the guys I work with went and said it was so good.

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New and old together...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Open House Sunday

  A french influenced house in Highland Park neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. 
built in 1936
Houses are always at their best at dusk.
The glow of the lights from inside really add to the ambiance of this home.
The listing states that it was built in 1936 but it's obviously gone through many structural and cosmetic changes through the years.
This home is really decorated up and I think what makes this home interesting is that you can see 
so many decorating trends at work...I'll name them.
Such a cute front stoop. Let's start the trends here...
Colorful Painted front door.
Chalkboard Sign

 Now that we are in the living can really see the french influence.
trending - greige
 more greige
 cloches - orchids
 chandeliers abound in this home 
trend alert - plates on the wall
 Some may say that a white kitchen is a trend but to's just classic.
 a little industrial design in the room in the barstools
 white bedding
 orchids and that ballroom chair
 chalkboard wall
 patchwork wallpaper and a zebra rug
 starburst mirror and a white bear rug

I'm very surprised to see a television mounted to a tree in the backyard. 
Are these outdoor tv's THAT water proof?
 See the full listing here

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wicker Table

My Latest Craigslist Find
I came across this table the other day on Craigslist.
(all these photos are from the listing)
Actually, I saw it a couple of weeks ago and kept going back and looking at it.
 I wasn't sure I needed it ...but it spoke to me. 
And since it hadn't sold I guess it was not speaking to anyone else.
Seems it was meant for me.
 So Tuesday night I emailed the seller and went and picked it up after work last night.
Thanks! Barbara!
I always meet the nicest people when out and about and Barbara was one of the nicest. 
I ended up coming home with another wicker item too. 
(I have no idea what I'll do with it but it was too cute to leave) photo to come
I think this table going in the living room by the front door. 
That is the intention...we'll see how it works out.
But I've always liked tables like this and it is in a color I love.
 I still have not repainted my last Craigslist find although it looks better than this.
I've got a nice cushion and pillows on it. I'll show after I buy some ferns for the front porch.
 I also bought another area rug for the front porch.
This one bit the dust. But I bought another just like it...soon my front porch will be dressed for spring.

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