Saturday, January 9, 2021

ANIMAL PRINTS ARE NEUTRALS

As we begin a new year  I want to wish each and everyone of you a happy and healthy new year before I begin another year of blogging with my first post of 2021.

I've been blogging for a long time.  It's been a wonderful opportunity to make so many e-friends.  I've even met some of you in person.  You all have been my support and encouragement for all my projects.  I can't thank you all enough for being loyal followers and friends.  I don't think I would have completed even half of the projects in my home without you cheering me on.  Thank you. 

So, let's get started.  After putting all the holiday away, I realized just how many animal prints I use in my home.  I think it rivals all the black decor accents I repeat everywhere.  I'm sure you've heard that "animal prints are neutrals".  I can't agree with that phrase more.  So instead of sharing all that is black, I'm sharing all (well almost all) the animal prints that fill my home--and my closet.  I'm going to subtitle this post A BOMBARDMENT OF ANIMAL PRINTS.  

My absolute favorite pair of chairs have a leopard print.  I liked them so much that I used them as the header on my blog.

LEOPARD PRINT CHAIR IN MY FOYER

Of course I have another single chair that moves around the house because the soft leopard print works anywhere.  It's currently in the hallway, but previously resided next to my desk.


LEOPARD PRINT CHAIR NEXT TO MY DESK

The animal print continued in the kitchen renovation.  I added a goat fur runner to the dining room table.

GOAT FUR TABLE RUNNER

I have a leopard trinket tray beside the sink.  It holds my rings when I'm washing dishes and also is a place for my scrub pad.

LEOPARD TRINKET TRAY

There's a matching tray next to the cooktop.  I don't know about you, but when I'm cooking I assemble all the spices and ingredients before I begin to cook.  The tray makes it easy to have all together.

LEOPARD TRAY NEXT TO COOKTOP

My kitchen runner is what else but an animal print.

ANIMAL PRINT RUNNER

It doesn't stop there.  I filled a vintage jar with animal print flatware.

ANIMAL PRINT FLATWARE

 I even have animal print dishes.

ANIMAL PRINT DISHES

Check out my bar cart.  Yes, leopard barware.

MY BAR CART

I have zebra print runners in my sun room.

LAYERED ZEBRA RUG


I repeated the zebra print on the chair cushions on the chairs.

ZEBRA CHAIR CUSHIONS

I draped an animal print throw over my deconstructed chaise in my living room.

ANIMAL PRINT THROW ON MY DECONSTRUCTED CHAISE

It's not all leopard and zebra.  I have a "dalmatian" cachepot on my desk that holds my pens,

DALMATIAN CACHEPOT WITH PENS ON MY DESK

I even have animal print towels.

ANIMAL PRINT TOWELS IN THE BATHROOM LINEN CLOSET

Recently my low maintenance dog started wearing an animal print hat.

DOG WITH A NEW HAT IN THE MASTER BATH

It goes without saying that I have animal print pillows everywhere. 
 I'll spare you and just share this one.

ONE OF MANY ANIMAL PRINT PILLOWS

You can find animal prints on my bookshelf too.

BOOKS WITH ANIMAL PRINTS ON MY BOOKSHELF

It doesn't stop there.  I don't just dress my home in animal print.  I outfit myself in animal print too.

I have boots.

MY FAVORITE RAIN BOOTS

I wear these leopard print ballet flats with everything.  I'm ready to get my second pair.

MY FAVORITE  COMFY SHOES

I wore these shoes to my daughter's wedding.

MY DRESS-UP ANIMAL PRINT SHOES

You know that I have animal print jewelry that I keep in animal print trinket trays.


ANIMAL PRINT JEWELRY AND TRINKET TRAYS

I have many animal print slacks, skirts, and tops.  One of my favorite outfits though is this dress that I top with my jeans jacket.

ANIMAL PRINT DRESS

Oh my, I think I may have just done an animal print overload.

Happy New Year.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

SPARKLE

New Year's Eve always says sparkle to me.  I do love sparkle.  How about you? 

Here's some sparkle from around my house.  Let's end this year and start the new one with some shimmer, sequins and glitter.

I love this disco ball wine cooler on my bar cart.

DISCO BALL WINE COOLER

I layered a gold tree topper over some artwork on my chaise.

GOLD TREE TOPPER

Here are some close ups from this year's tree.

SEQUIN RUNNER ON MY SETTEE

RHINESTONE TREE GARLAND

MORE RHINESTON GARLAND

Here is some sparkle from previous holidays.

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MY DISCO BALL TREE SKIRT

SEQUIN DEER ON THE PORCH

MAGNOLIA AND DISCO BALLS IN MY FAMILY ROOM

HAPPY NEW YEAR