Thursday, June 30, 2011

~ A few more shells ~

Hi friends  :)
My family is heading to the ocean for 4th of July weekend so I thought it would be fitting to post a few more photos of  some shells I've placed here and there...

I love using shells in vignettes
I like the mixture of the faded florals with the natural shell and the rustic zinc can

More of my Summer mantel...

Wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July weekend with family and friends!!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

~ A few more Peonies ~

Hello! :)
I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far
I wanted to share with you a few more photos of my peonies in full bloom

I decided to do a new arrangement on my dining table

I found these pretty white flower pots at IKEA this past weekend
they were only $2.99 each
I love the lacy details around the rim of the pots
I decided to buy them in assorted sizes

I added a larger one to my old cabinet

I also have an extra large one that I might use for my kitchen utensils...just an idea
Aren't they darling?! ;)

Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on my last two posts
I am trying to get around to all of your wonderful blogs and visit you too

Monday, June 27, 2011

~ Summer Mantel ~

Hi friends
I wanted to share with you a few photos of how I've decorated my summer mantel

I love bringing out my shells and coral that I've collected over the years

I like to write the different seasons on the chalkboard I made..
Occasionally I put scriptures or special occasions on it too

I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far
My boys and I have been busy going to the pool and iceskating (yes I said iceskating, lol )
Have a wonderful week!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

~ Pretty Peonies ~

Hi friends! :)
I thought I would share with you a few photos of some pretty pink peonies I bought at the market today

Peonies are one of my favourite flowers

I love the touch of colour they add to my white decor
This white enamel pitcher is from IKEA and I LOVE using it for fresh flowers :)

Even my little Claire wanted to check out the pretty peonies! ;)

~ I hope you had a wonderful weekend friends ~

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

~ Sunday Brocantes ~

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While shopping ETSY I found a wonderful shop called Sunday Brocantes

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Cat (shop owner) is a transplant from the Pacific Northwest who fell in love with her french hubby 16 years ago in California. Now Cat and her husband live in France with their 3 children.

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"Sunday Brocantes was conceived from my love of going to weekend brocantes as a pastime and in order to fill my home with the chippy, shabby, worn (and of course—French!) things that I love. In season, there are dozens of flea markets and sales each weekend and going to brocantes in other towns gave me an opportunity to explore new places and tiny towns that are off the beaten-path…..and find amazing treasures….and practice my French."  ~  Cat

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I have enjoyed shopping Sunday Brocantes and I know you will love her blog and shop too! ;)

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You can follow Cat's blog Sunday Brocantes and keep up with her and her french finds! ;)

Thanks so much Cat for allowing me to share a little about you and your shop on my blog

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My sons are on summer break now and we are enjoying the time together!!
Hope you are having a wonderful week friends

Monday, June 20, 2011

~ Simply Me ~

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One of my favourite blogs is Simply Me

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Tausha has such a talent for creating a cozy and beautiful shabby chic inspired space
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Love her style..
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Isnt her guest room just gorgeous?!I LOVE all of the ruffles..

(Simply Me)

Tausha even met beautiful Fifi and had a photo shoot at her home.
she hasnt posted on her blog for a month now and alot of us bloggers have been concerned..many comments have been left wondering what happened..??
Has anyone heard from Tausha?  
Hopefully everything is okay and she is just on vacation...
We miss you Tausha  ;) 


Thursday, June 16, 2011

~ A pitcher full of RoSeS ~

My sweet husband gave me these beautiful light dusty pink roses a few days ago

He knows me well...

~ Nothing prettier than a pitcher full of Roses ~

I hope you all are having a wonderful week and enjoying beautiful weather
My sons are out of school next week for summer break!! Yay! ;)

Monday, June 13, 2011

~ French Alarm Clock ~

A few days ago my friend and I spent the entire day thrifting
I was so excited when I spotted this perfectly chippy antique french alarm clock
It was only $5.00 
Yay! ;)
I love the fabric covered roses box that I found in the same store
It was only $12.00 and reminds me of something from Cabbages and Roses

I decided to take a few photos of my french alarm clock displayed in different ways

It matches perfectly with my $1.99 thriftshop pillow shams in the living room

Isn't it cute?!
~ I hope you had a wonderful weekend friends ~

Friday, June 10, 2011

~ A lighter palette ~

I have been adding a lighter color palette to my home decor
pale pinks,greens,blues and creams
I love the way my french zinc watering can looks with the light colors and florals

The floral pillow shams were a $1.99 Goodwill find
love them

The ruffled edging is perfect
very shabby chic

A favorite chippy pink mirror

Pastel dried florals mixed with the antique french zinc flower pots

My favourite light green french bistro chair

The perfect color palette for Spring and Summer

~ Have a wonderful weekend ~