Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Holiday Open House @ Buckeystown Design Co-op

I hope to see everyone for our first holiday open house @ Buckeystown Design Co-Op.

Here's what I've pulled together for the sale.

VINTAGE BOW FRONT BUFFET

I filled a vintage dough bowl with boxwood wreaths.

BOXWOOD WREATHS IN VINTAGE DOUGH BOWL

VINTAGE DRESSER AND 1960'S ALUMINUM TREE

Florentine library steps are a perfect display piece.

LIBRARY STEPS AND DESIGNER BOOKS








Why not decorate one of your trees with jewelry?

TREE JEWELRY DISPLAY
My nod to millennial pink.

MILLENNIAL PINK AND GREEN


Hope all you DC area readers will stop by and start your holiday shopping with us.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bird Decor

For someone who claims to not care for birds, I spy quite a few in my home.  If you've been following my blog you've already seen the mercury glass bird in a cloche on my porch.

MERCURY GLASS BIRD IN A CLOCHE ON MY PORCH
Recently I purchased collage art with an ostrich. 
 I have the art leaning against the wall while I decide if it stays in the foyer or if there's a better spot for me to put yet another nail hole into a wall.

OSTRICH COLLAGE ART

In the dining room I have a vintage hand-colored bird engraving layered over the window.

FRAMED BIRD ENGRAVING

In the upstairs hallway is a vintage Audubon print.

VINTAGE AUDUBON

There are a pair of bookcases in my family room.   I call them my nature-inspired shelves.  You'll see framed vintage bird engravings, eggs, nests, and even some transferware plates with birds in flight.

LEFT BOOKSHELF

RIGHT BOOKSHELF

Many years ago I purchased a calendar with Audubon prints.  I had my two favorite ones matted and framed.  They've been all around the house.  This week they're in the kitchen.

AUDUBON PRINTS IN THE KITCHEN

There's even a bird in the oversized art on the stair landing.

OVERSIZED ART ON THE STAIR LANDING

Last but not least, since it is Fall and I haven't done any Fall decorating, I thought I'd share a mantel I pulled together years ago when I was ambitious and changed my mantel seasonally.  You can see a brass pheasant peeking out on the right.

FALL MANTEL

What decor items to you see repeated in your home?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Florals Are Back

Yes, I've been seeing florals everywhere.  The florals I remember are the large cabbage rose prints.  Many years ago I had a guest room with florals.  I covered the walls, used the same pattern on the draperies, and even used some fabric for a dust ruffle.  The pattern looked a lot like the fabric on this sofa (pictured below) had exploded all over the room.  
Needless to say, I LOVED that room.

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I think the florals I'm seeing today have a more modern twist.  But, no matter what color or size of the floral, I'm still in love.  Check out these modern florals and tell me what you think.

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So who's with me on the bigger, bolder, modern twist on florals?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Leopard Print Love and Always Some Sparkle

I don't think I ever will get tired of leopard print anything.  
It's sprinkled throughout my home and now I'm introducing it to the store too.  
Of course I've kept some of these animal print accessories for myself.
FYI, the pillows are velvet.





It's not all leopard.  There's always some sparkle in my space too.



Vase with gold polka dots and gold trinket box, yes.



I always have a mix at each sale.  So, it's not all leopard and sparkle------maybe.





I don't do much for Fall decor, but I did add some turkeys.



I'm so excited about this fabulous vintage Henredon desk, pair of Shaker-style arm chairs, and of course the Snooty Fox pillow.


Hope you locals can join us for our last Fall sale this weekend October 6-8 @

When I get a minute I'll share where all the leopard and sparkle found a home with me.