Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Camping = Redecorating the Kitchen

It All Started................
A few weeks ago when my little family took a camping trip to the Idaho mountains.



We camped next to this beautiful river. It had pockets of hot springs. We were having such a wonderful time...Until Liam lost his flip flop down the river. He was so sad. He loved those shoes.

 
Luckily, there was a teeny tinny little grocery store near by. This was their actual sign. I thought it was so cute. I was a little tempted to steal it. But in stead I just took a picture of it.



They happened to have a box of random shoes. We found a pair for Liam to get-by in. We then continued to have a wonderful time camping.


 
As soon as we got home, I had to make me a knock-off of their cute sign. So I found some old wood on the side of the house. Brushed off all the spider webs. Painted it white. Sanded it down really good. Then stenciled on the letters.


I think I found the perfect spot for it.


I then wanted to make a few more changes in the kitchen.
So I took down my bamboo shade and hung fabric in the window.



Brought in this...this...I'm not sure what to call it. I was using it to hang my jewelry before.
But it works perfect for my little tea cups.


And then to tie in the "other side of my kitchen" I added some blue bottles and jars to my wood crate on the kitchen table.
 And there you have it!
 Isn't it funny the places you find inspirations?




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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For Sale

I've been a busy little Bee.....

I have some items up for sale. 
*Must be able to pick-up.
3 drawer shelf, white, with lightly sanded edges. $25.00


Before:


Mid Winter Sky, Blue, Coffee Table.

 
Sanded edges, adorable details. $35.00
Before:



This Grocery sign was made for me. But I plan on making more to sell soon!


Let me know if you are interested.
-Emily






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All-White Bedrooms Take 2

Ever since I did my post on Inspiration for my sister's all-white bedroom, I've come across so many more Lovely White Bedrooms. Even though they are all white, they each have their own unique take on it. And yet being all white, they all share that Peaceful feeling.











Arn't they Pretty?
Thanks for stopping by,
Emily




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Friday, August 13, 2010

Inspiration for my Sister's All-White-Bedroom

My Best Sister Forever, Nate'e is re-decorating her bedroom in All-White. She recently sent over some picture's of her progress (with just a little nagging from myself). I'm Loving it. And I have to admit I'm a little jealous.

She painted a pair of old 70's dressers white. She got them for free from a neighbor. I love the hardware on them. Apparently they have Cowboy drawer liner on the inside. HOT!



She plans on getting a new headboard. Right now she has a $2 yard sale mirror above her bed that she says has been painted over and over hundreds of times, currently white. She also wants white curtains, white-washed baskets for her side tables, pillows for her cute little white chair, and also white frames of light/aged photos of bridges and beaches.

I wanted to share some of the all-white bedrooms I had filed away. Lovely Inspirations.
a beach cottage
http://www.abeachcottage.com/

Cute idea for the chair.

An idea for the dresser: A couple vintage blue bottles and a white pitcher of lavender. Still keeping the room feeling clean and crisp without bringing in too much color.
Photo also from a beach cottage. (Wonderful place to visit for inspirations).

Rachel Ashwell (above and below)


Dave Coode



apartment therapy

House Beautiful




All So Pretty N White.

OK, I had to also through in this picture. It's my little niece Roxy's bathroom. I guess she wants to paint it Orange. But I think its so cute and fun.


Good Job Natee. Hope this helps with the decorating. Keep us all posted with your up-dates.




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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A package from Cabbages & Roses

My Package has Arrived!
Do you remember a while back when I was bragging about winning a giveaway? Marley and Lockyer was writing a review on a Cabbages & Roses Book, At home with country, and had a giveaway of this lovely shopper tote and scented candle........ Oh my gosh, it smells so good. As soon as I open up the box my whole house filled up with the smell of tuberose & ylang.



They surprised me by adding in this cute little notebook.


The inside of the notebook has this vintage ledger....and look it even has my name, Emile
 

They also surprised me with these darling black and white photo cards, with matching long skinny envelopes. I love them.

 


I was so impressed with this company, Cabbages and Roses, That I searched their website
www.cabbagesandroses.com and came across so many beautiful things that I wanted to share with you. But you should also check it out for yourself. They sell Lovely fabrics, homewares, vintage items, and even clothes. Mostly all made in England. They also have a couple stores in London....If you're ever lucky enough to be there.











Simply Lovely!


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