During the past few weeks I have started adding fall touches around our home. One of my favorite rooms to decorate for the holidays is the dining room. I recently swapped around the buffet lamps and oil paintings and took out the rug for a different look.
I used colorful pumpkins, acorns, and antlers along with neutral white plates and canvas drop cloths for napkins.
Now this room is ready for fall!
I'll be sharing more fall decor from around our home later this week.
Jacob and I are thrilled to share the gender of our first baby! After making plenty of guesses ourselves, we were excited to find out that were expecting a GIRL!
We had the gender reveal party last night at our house. Most everyone that came guessed we were having a boy, so it was a real surprise when the pink balloons were revealed!
You can bet we were excited with the great news when we found out, not that we had our hearts set on a specific gender, healthy and happy is all that we ask for, but I was convinced we were having a boy. We feel overjoyed about this precious blessing and can not wait for her arrival!
A name has been decided, (we will share it when she is born)...
clothes and necessities are being picked out...
and we've officially started decorating the nursery! More details on a later post.
Thanks for all the well wishes! We are looking forward to being a family of three.
Today I wanted to share a project that I recently helped decorate and furnish. Most all of the furniture used in this spa was from our store. The owner wanted a relaxing and fresh feeling. I was able to incorporate painted white and gray antique furniture, mercury glass lamps, linen drapes, and muted art.
The day the photos were taken was the open house tour. I was unable to get a foyer shot which has a dresser, art, two chairs, a bench, and another tall display cabinet from our store.
Most all of the pieces are used for displaying and storing all of their products.
Happy Friday! Today I thought I'd share a few furniture makeovers that we have done for the shop lately. I love how each piece looks totally different once they were painted and freshened up. Here are the before and after pictures.
I recently bought this antique chest at an auction for our guest bedroom upstairs. I thought it was the perfect size for storage and for holding a small TV for future guests.
If you happened to miss the post about this rooms progress you can read more about it here.
I moved the chest across from the bed on an empty wall and relocated the distressed trunk for more walking room.
I initially placed a mirror above the chest, but wasn't crazy about it, then I remembered I had some of my great grandmothers antique plates stashed away. They seemed perfect for displaying along with several other pieces of white china I had in my collection.
I love the crazing on the middle plate along with its imperfections and years of stains.
I picked a few of the first blooms from our hydrangea bush we planted last year for a simple arrangement.
Now I'm excited to search for more white plates to add to my collection!
Recently we have added several traditional antique pieces of furniture in our house. This mahogany flamed dresser found a new home in a spare room downstairs. This room will one day be our nursery, but until then it's being used as a sitting room.
This vignette is decorated with an eclectic mix of new and old pieces. The lamps, mirror, and pillows are new while the chairs, shutter, and other accessories are vintage.
Another feature that I love about this room is the detailed mirrored closet doors that date back to the 1800's.
They are a main focal point of the room that add so much character to the space. I was so excited we were able to incorporate them into the new house!
This antique secretary is a family piece past down from my husbands family. It will eventually be moved upstairs to the guest bedroom.
I really love the look of the dark dresser with the light colored walls and accessories.