Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Changes in the Guest Bedroom and Bath!!!

It all started as a search for some new sheets for the master. BUT, I found these great blue and white shell patterened sheets, ON SALE, so grabbed them fast.  I knew I wanted them for the guest room. I had a good day of "retail therapy" the other day and found lots of stuff I needed. Then, I finally got the blue and white quilt, that I have had for awhile, out, and made the bed up. I am LOVING it. It feels like the room is finaly done.

 Since the drapes are dark blue and the shams as well, I am loving the blue and white quilt. I am going to get a blue or white bedskirt but for now the tan one is fine. It ties the shell pillow in, I think. So yay or nay on the shell pillow? Let me know what you think. I like it just for summer and will be on the hunt for a repalcement for Winter.
 It seems to tie the tobacco basket in too.
 I love the pattern on this quilt. I have never used a quilt on a bed before!!! But it is a nice generous size so no problem there.
 Now, on to the guest bath. This is what hung over the toilet at Christmas and I have been searching for artwork for in here.
 These are the guest towels that have been here...
 and I found some shell ones for the summer!
 I am sorry I can't get a good picture of this area. I already had the pottery pieces on the wall so hung the picture above that. You can see the coral on the picture better in the mirror.
 and this is the matching piece, both found at Home Goods. I love how well they go with the embroidered towels.
 I also found this cloche piece at Home Goods.
 I really like how the greens are wrapped around the wire.
 A shot from the doorway.I love the tissue holder that was a gift from my sister-in-law many years ago. Thabnks, again, Janie!!!
 But moved it and put the blue hydrangea in a blue and white pot in this spot for now.
 And here is the tissue holder.



 This is the other side of the bathroom. It ALL started with this shower curtian. I knew before we moved here that I wanted to do the guest room and bath in blue and white and this shower curtain was perfect! I built everything around it.
 
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Green, Black and White table for Dinner Group

We hosted our dinner group on Sat. night. I made a fresh arrangement for our centerpiece and set the table with one of my favorite color combos.I didn't use a tablecloth, preferring to see the beautiful wood of the table and have a liighter sense for summer. I placed a green and white placemat, then a round black and white placemat, a square white dish, a green dinner plate and a black and white scrolled dessert plate for my stack.
 My black handled flateware was perfect.
 I gathered some EARLY limelight hydrangeas, fresh grapes, limes, apples and lettuce.


 A couple of pears were also added.



 We were missing one couple but had a fun night.
 We ate our hors d'oevres out on the patio then came in for dinner.





 I hadn't made a fresh arrangement in quite awhile but while at the gracery store had a light bulb moment:)

 Wish you all could have been here, it was a lovely night.
 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

An Early Birthday Present!!!!!

The other day, UPS delivered a HUGE box! I had no idea what it was and asked Joe, "what did you order?" He said, "You'll see"!!! OMG! I have wanted this for several YEARS!!!! AS soon as I saw it at Kim's at Savvy Southern Style, I fell in love.  We have had this picture for almost 30 years, it hung on the fireplace at the old house FOREVER!!!! So, now I have a new mirror to take it's place!
 I do still like this picture and may find a spot for it somewhere in the house.....
 The mess of redecorating! But, it leads to......
 TADA!!!! OMG, I love it!!!!! The glass is like antique glass so not clear but I love that! That is the box it cam in!!!!

 The view from the foyer.


 I LOVE my gift and am so happy that Joe decided to order it! Thanks, honey!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

~~~New Birdbath and Pond Shots~~~

Good morning. This past Friday, Joe and I took a little daytrip up to Lancaster county. Our search was for a birdbath, and we had a specific nursery in mind. They have a large selection of plants, flowers, pots and birdbaths. Joe fell in love with this one as soon as he saw it.
 I love the shape and the colors on it. The fake alligator is to scare away herons or other predators:) It may move.....
 And the detail in the birdbath

 Even though we have the pond only a few birds have ventured in to get a bath or a drink, so now they will have this too.
 The water hyacinths are blooming now too.
 I will share more pictures of the pond and new cushions for the furniture that just came on Friday too in another post. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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