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Monday, April 27, 2015

Mod Mix Monday #189

Lots of flowers in this week's favorites from Mod Mix Monday.
I am crazy for that floral curtain in the photo above. I'd like that as a shower curtain.
I also like the mix of flowers with the heavy weight linen upholstery.
 Victoria of Trois Petites Filles sprinkled flowers about her home.
 Laurel of The North End Loft took us on a tour of projects around her house including her dining room.
 Darrielle of DD's Cottage made this super cute chalkboard out of an old window.
 Penny of Penny's Vintage Home showed off her greenhouse all done up or spring. 
It's not right to be jealous...it's a sin...but I so wish this greenhouse was mine.
Patti of Old Things New shared this super cute potting bench she made. 
I love that she painted in wonderful cool tropical colors and then added punches of red.
Like I said, "Super Cute"!
Mary of Orphans with Makeup gave complete instructions on how to white wash furniture.
I love that piece above with it's wash of white.
You must see this at Old Black Cat Boo...
That's a giant Great Dane mix -cramming himself into a very tiny dog bed.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Open House Sunday

Garden House in University Park Neighborhood
 built 1940
Isn't this the most inviting of homes? The house sits within a garden.
 A perfect enclosed front porch.
 The yard is a bit overgrown but it adds to the charm. 
I like somewhat wild bushes much better than very tidy small bushes.
The entrance to this home is just magical.
 Two large kimberly queen ferns flank each side of the door way.
 It's minimal and yet perfect.
 A large bright room just off the entry provides ample space for enjoying the garden views.
 Two sofas facing each other at the fireplace is a look I adore.
I am always pushing customers to do this look. 
I'd do it if I had the money for two sofas.
Whenever I have anyone come in and say they want a sofa and a loveseat, I discourage them.
Loveseats cost just about the same as a sofa and two sofas are so much more versatile.
 I love this room! Notice the gray sofa also included in this room.
Notice how well it works to have two modern sofas and a very traditional one used all together.
That third sofa really adds to the room. I think it works much better than two chairs would have.
But then this is a large room and it can handle a lot of furniture.
 I could live happily with this kitchen. All white...yes thank you. 
Have you noticed all the wood beams in this home? 
Sometimes wood beams seem heavy but these don't. They are just rustic enough too.
 I'm not a fan of pass throughs like this but this one is cute enough. 
I can just imagine two little ones being passed their orange juice in the morning.
 I wish the wicker chairs were a lighter color and this would be perfect.
 Of course there is a gorgeous pool out back with stone decking.
What a perfect spot for an evening meal.
 Even the barbeque area is pretty!
 Of course there is an outdoor itchen...complete with a regular stove!
Is that a common thing? I've never seen that before.
 The swimming pool looks like a blue lagoon.
 I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I did!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

On the Subject of Kitchens

 That kitchen above is Vanessa's of Vintage Whites Market Blog.
I LOVED this kitchen. I adored that big turquoise vintage cabinet and the cubby hole shelves above it.
But look what Vanessa went and did! 
She stripped the paint from the cabinet and changed things up.
I thought I didn't like it...I missed the old version.
 But after viewing both versions back and forth...I've decided......
I like the new version better! This really shocks me cause I loved it as it was soooo much!
A big plus are the windows they added which really brings light into the room.

Ok...which do you prefer?
The original kitchen with the turquoise cabinet - we'll call Version1

Version 2 with the new changes?

Thursday, April 23, 2015


In Blue
I don't know if I love this kitchen because of it's mint cabinets or because of those big pink
hydrangeas surrounded by all that mint.
I do think it has to do with the touch of brass in the lanterns too.
I'm loving pink with brass these days.
So I haven't been getting much done around the house currently.
I'm busy selling furniture and helping others make their houses look great and so mine 
is on the back burner....
but the other night I started installing these bin pulls on my kitchen cabinets.
It was going pretty good until one of the drawers had a hole that wasn't quite in the right spot.
Meaning I needed to adjust the hole with my drill and that is where I stopped.
Because my drill was not charged. I'm charging now and hope to get back on track.
 But I'm not feeling my bin pulls. 
I had to get the ones I got cause they were the only ones that fit my existing holes. 
I'd rather have had some like above. 
I'm hoping this will not end up being a case of that I'll never like them because they weren't exactly 
what I wanted. Might be! 
I'm hoping I'll like them more once all are on.
 I was going through some of my kitchen pins on Pinterest and noticed that I'd pinned several with 
blue walls. 
My kitchen walls need a change...and perhaps this is the direction I will go.
 I love the nook that the sink sets in on this one. I have a sink faucet just like that one -
waiting to be installed. I hesitate cause I want a new sink and a new backsplash to go with it.
And how long will that be?
I know I just need to go ahead and install it!
 See more pretty kitchens on my Pinterest Kitchen Board.

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.
Oh...my...I want to go to this show. One of the guys I work with went and said it was so good.

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