Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Old baskets!

Hi all,
Been too busy to blog lately, but I wanted to show you the cute old baskets I found over the weekend.
I went to a great little tag sale on Sunday and found these there. They were calling my name so I had to buy them. Not sure yet how or where I will be using them, but I'm sure I will think of something.
I also picked up a great chair that I'm going to redo as soon as I get the time.
Hope all is well with you. I'm still working on many many Halloween items, as well as birthdays  and Christmas. Never a dull moment around here.
Have a great week!
Chat again soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Guest Blogger from Arcadian Home

Hi again! I’m Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures. I have always had a soft spot for home decor, ever since I was little, and I'm so excited that I get to write about home decor for a living. I've already had the distinct privilege of blogging for Roses Petite Maison and I'm thrilled to be back, this time sharing a post on some adorable shabby chic rooms. Thanks, Carol!

Finding great furniture and home accessories doesn't have to mean putting a dent in the bank account - some of the most incredible treasures can be found at inexpensive flea markets. Bursting with antiques, glassware, light fixtures, table decor, and so much more, there's no limit as to what can be discovered for shabby chic rooms.

Patio with panache

Shabby Chic Rooms

Seasons for All... At Home via

Almost everything in this outdoor space is refurbished, from the daybed and table to the fabric-covered pillows. This is a dreamy escape set against nature's backdrop.

Casual dining

Shabby Chic Rooms

Heady’s Headings via

This traditional table and chairs were given a new lease on life with a fresh coat of paint and charming white cushions. The vintage dishes in the background are also pretty flea market finds.

Lovely pastels

Shabby Chic Rooms

Designers’ Block via

The oversized sink in this kitchen gives the space a retro feel, while the collection of dinnerware on the open shelves showcase some shabby chic flea market buys. Note the small weathered bench on the floor, a great little detail.

Gorgeous great room

Shabby Chic Rooms

Mix And Chic via

A modern ceiling light offsets the dated furniture, like the chest of drawers and coffee table, as well as the pale retro-infused colours of the adjoining kitchenette.

Delectable dining

Shabby Chic Rooms

Lady Wild Curls: An Escapism Blog via

An ornate chandelier lighting fixture is an elegant detail over this shabby chic dining room table, lending some richness to the whitewashed setting.

Opulent office

Shabby Chic Rooms

Helloilmare via

A reupholstered dining room chair is the perfect seat in front of this second-hand desk -- this home office pulls double duty as a sitting room with a vintage recovered couch too.

Neat niche

Shabby Chic Rooms

houzz via

This looks like an ideal spot to enjoy brunch or share the company of a friend; the foldable steel lawn chairs look surprisingly right around a more formal table. The hanging light fixture and lamp on the mantel are the finishing touches to this mismatched (yet streamlined) room.

Tea toddler

Shabby Chic Rooms

design dazzle via

Little girls will love clanking teacups around this mini shabby chic table and chairs  - the delicate flower-printed wallpaper is oh-so-pretty!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011


Hi all,
Just wanted to say hello. I'm in remodeling hell this week so I made this!!
Have a happy Friday and weekend. Hope my house is back to normal soon.