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Showing posts from September, 2011
Hi Everyone, I'm so happy to welcome Susi from Design Shuffle today. She is sharing a post about farmhouse mudrooms. You will find some great tips and gorgeous photos! Hi, I'm Susi, a writer at Design Shuffle ,  a community for interior designers,  home decorators and other design professionals.  I love that I get to visit fantastic design blogs like A Pocketful of Blue  and share inspiration and interior design ideas .  This week I'm writing about my favorite farmhouse mudrooms. Mudrooms are a great room in farmhouses and older homes.  The perfect place to take off wet boots and hang a coat,  these utilitarian rooms are often overlooked and under-designed.  I'm sharing eight of my favorite farmhouse mudrooms to show that  a little bit of design can go a long way in the mudroom.  Enjoy! Love the upcycled crates turned into shelves in this farmhouse mudroom.  The mix of natural woods gives a charming rustic feeling to the roo

A Corner of My Room

Today I made a little change to a corner of our master bedroom.  I had a wicker chair here but it really seemed too large for the space and I never sat in it anyway. So I took this smaller chair from our living room and this bench from the kitchen.  Played around with the accessories and now I think it looks really sweet and fits the space much better. I always love when a little change can have a big impact on a room, don't you? (And I had to light the candle for you of course! : ) I bought this little book at a garage sale recently for $2.50.   Isn't the cover pretty with the little blue flowers? The lady I purchased it from said she bought it years ago at an antique store in Marietta, Ohio.  I was so surprised because that is the town I was born in! I've had this lantern for a long time but hadn't found a good spot for it until now. Now I just have to work on the family room and kitchen where I took

A Touch of Fall

Hi Everyone, Are you in the mood for Fall decorating yet? I know a lot of you have already started and I've seen some really pretty Fall inspiration from a lot of you! This is how our foyer looked over the spring and summer. When I found this coat rack at Homegoods recently,  I thought it would  look great for Fall so that was my starting point. And this is our foyer now. {You can see "The Blog Boss" there in the corner supervising :} I love how the deep red looks with the light blue on the walls. When I saw the red pears at the grocery store, I thought they would be the perfect thing for the two pots.  I nestled them in some spanish moss. I already had this "Welcome" sign and I thought it went well with everything else. Okay, "The Boss" is giving me the "evil eye" so I guess  I better  wrap this up!  He says you have all had enough of my "yammering"!  : ) I'm sure that's

Her New Room

When did it happen? My little toddler with the sweet curls at the nape of her neck... ...became a beautiful girl on the verge of  becoming a young woman? A sweet girly room with pastel blue, pink and  ruffles would no longer do! So this is her room now - more grown up,  brighter colors, cooler stuff! Lots of kitties! I love it and we had so much fun putting it all  together... just goes so fast! But I have all of the wonderful memories and so many more to look forward to! { love you honey bunches of oats } All of the furniture is from Ikea and it's great! The bed has a trundle and the dresser has huge, deep drawers ~ it's awesome! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! ~ JoAnne ~ joining ~ Savvy Southern Style....WOW Us Wednesday Free Pretty Things....Whatever You Want Wednesday   { Primp}....Primp Your Stuff Wednesday No Minimalist Here....Open House Thurs


~  my husband was in New Jersey, across the river from NYC, on that day ~ ~ it took several days for him to make it home ~ ~ now he is here, safe and sound, as a husband, father, son, brother, friend ~ ~ so many were not so fortunate ~ ~ in remembrance ~

More Farmhouse in the Bathroom

A while back I posted about adding farmhouse style to our master bathroom. You can read about that here if you so desire : } I have changed the accessories on the little table I have in there and I think it gives it a more "farmhouse" feel. ~ ~  see what you think ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I found this pretty jewelry tray and the galvanized bucket at Joann Fabrics. As you can see, my hubby throws his  loose change in here.  This sounds silly, but I was so happy to find a box  of tissue with a color  and pattern that I like. Sometimes it's just the little things, right? A basket for towels on the bottom shelf. It's always nice to have a change even if  it's just a little one.  Thanks so much for taking a look! I hope you're having a wonderful day!! ~ ~ JoAnne ~ joining ~ My Romantic Home ~ Show & Tell Friday LaurieAnna's Vintage Home ~ Farmhouse Friday French Count


    ~ I have seen some beautiful lamps and chandeliers in blogland this week ~ ~ finding a wonderful lamp or chandy can really make a difference in a room ~   Look how pretty this one looks especially with the  ruffled shade ~ Martina @ Northern Nesting  found the perfect spot for it in this sitting area! Kate @ Kate's Place found this sweet and delicate alabaster lamp at a garage sale. It did have a broken piece but after a quick fix you would never know! I'm loving this country french lamp that Kim @ Savvy Southern Style found at an antique mall ~ so many pretty details! Add caption Kim also shared with us her gorgeous  new chandelier in her dining room ~ isn't it just beautiful? Here is my favorite light in our house ~ it hangs over our kitchen  table.  We've had it for about 2 years and I still really love it! So many choices for lighting out there and yet it can still be difficult t