Wednesday, December 20, 2017

~Happy Holidays~

This season I tried to not feel the pressure of the Holidays and enjoy decorating my home.
I've shared my front porch the last few years, so am showing the patio area which we added lots of fresh greenery.

I usually add fresh cedar and pine throughout the house and this year incorporated some hemlock.
Eucalyptus is another favorite and as always I force paper white bulbs during the Holidays and even into January.

I already had this grapevine wreath which I just added some cedar which was very easy and free.

More greenery and pine cones added to this area which always looks nice and simple among my ironstone.

This eating area of our kitchen got more of the same with cedar greens and poinsettas.

Both our trees this year are natural Noble Firs and this one in the living room is sitting in an old crock with just lights. More fresh greens and architectural candlesticks are on the mantel with red striped vintage grain sack stockings and pillows finishes this room.

The other tree is in my bedroom and is decorated in clay, wooden and birch stars. The chunky knit stockings and tree skirt in here are both from Crate and Barrel.

I was going to change out the indigo pillows and footstool, but decided I liked the pop of color in this area.

And the bed area was kept very simple.

The stairs come down right in front of these French doors and even though the weather here doesn't allow us to spend much time on our patio, I have enjoyed seeing this area outside these doors and the windows in my living room. 
I always want so many wreaths that my husband and I made these ones with different kinds of greens from our property. We made them so there is greens on both sides so they look pretty from the inside as well.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, November 17, 2017

~Seasonal Changes on the Porch~

 It's hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that it's been four months since my last blog post.  Every year I struggle to transition into colder wet weather and this year especially since I was very busy doing Shows and Summer went by in a blur!

This porch is my happy place during the warmer months.

This year I found these grey cushions for this metal outdoor furniture and really like how they look in this area especially with the front door.  They are darker than what I've had in the past and easier to keep looking clean.

I always add pumpkins on the porch along with potted plants and succulents.

Unfortunately we're at that time of year where it's too cold to spend much time out here in this space, but I will look forward to Spring when the temperatures will rise again.  

And I always look forward to decorating my porch for the Holidays with fresh greens, wreaths and more plants to provide a welcoming area for guests.

These pillars are a new addition to the area and trying to figure out what I should put on them...any suggestions?

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

~Bedroom Blooms~

Peony season has come and gone again for another year and I enjoyed them in my bedroom with their lovely scent. I only have one bush of white ones and am wondering why I don't have more....

Every year I place peonies on my nightstand so I can smell them as I drift off to sleep.

I will look forward to next Spring when these beauties will be blooming again.
This area still has a few things that need to be finished and hung, plus still looking for a rug, but I like how it's turning out so far:-)

If you are in my neck of the woods, I'll be at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon this weekend for the Farm Fresh Vintage Fair hosted by my lovely friend Angela at The Oilery by The Little Door Friday, July 14th 10-6 and Saturday, July 15th 10-4

Free admission and parking both days plus fun for the whole family!