Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Mantle

Well, it is officially Fall although we are still reaching the 90s here in the Lone Star State!  I've shared before that I am not a big seasonal decorator.  But, I love the idea of seasonal changes and always enjoy seeing what other bloggers are creating in their homes.

Here are a few pictures of our Fall mantle:

I got these great pumkins on sale at Target (Smith & Hawken).

Behind the sugar mold I put a couple of the placemats that I ordered last year from Nell Hill's.

Other than a new wreath on our front door, that's about the extent of my Fall decorating.  For some really inspiring Fall decorating, go check out Layla's linky party at The Lettered Cottage!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mark Your Calendars - October Events!

September 29th - October 2nd
First Monday Trade Days
Canton, Texas

September 30th - October 2nd
Fredericksburg, Texas

October 7th-8th
Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market
McKinney, Texas
Check their Facebook page for updates!

October 13th-15th
Gresham Barn Fall Sale
8:00-5:00 (Preview on Oct.12th 5:00-8:00)
Flint, Texas (just outside of Tyler)

October 14th-16th
Third Monday Trade Days
McKinney, Texas

October 15th-16th
Buchanan's Vintage Market
Lake Pointe Shopping Center
Lewisville, Texas

October 22nd-23rd
City-Wide Garage Sale
Palmer Events Center
Austin, Texas

October 28th-29th
Homestead Antique Fair
Hico, Texas

I will add more events as they come my way!  Happy shopping!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

No Livestock Required

I found this awesome old galvanized feeder this week.  I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do with it.  I looked at it from every angle, flipped the doors, studied it, brainstormed on a walk with my mom and thought about it some more.  I finally decided it would be wonderful for seasonal decorating!

I attached the ribbon and bow with strong magnets so they can easily be changed out.  I pushed the feeder door in and filled it with a pumpkin, a gourd and other great Fall decor.
The feeder is made to hang on the wall.  I'm thinking it would be wonderful on a covered porch!  And I already have so many ideas for how it could be used at Christmastime!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

They finally arrived!

Back in June, I shared this gorgeous storage cube that I completely fell in love with from Aidan Gray Home.  I did some research and found that Gray Living on the square in McKinney sells items from the Aidan Gray Home line.  I ordered two of them to go at the end of our bed in the master bedroom.  (This was quite a splurge so Hubby and I decided it could be my anniversary gift - 10 years this month!).  I got the call this week that they were in and I picked them up today!

I love them even more than I thought I would - it's as if they were designed specifically for our bedding!
In the catalog, I wasn't crazy about the rope handles.  Turns out even that part is perfect - look how well it matches the trim on our comforter:

Isn't it just so fun to find something perfect for your home?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Grain Sack-Look in the Kitchen

I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs this morning and I came across Honey's post over at 2805.  I was instantly in love with the grain sack-look kitchen towels that she shared!  They match my kitchen perfectly.  I called our closest Target and they didn't have any in stock and mentioned something about discontinued...what?!  I called the next closest Target and they had four...oh, sweet success!  I had them hold two for me at Guest Services and I picked them up tonight.

So, I bring them home (all giddy of course) and started trying to fold them.  The placement of the print makes them difficult to fold.  I had them laying out flat on the island and I happened to notice that I could put them back-to-back and create a great runner!  And just look at how they match my Dash and Albert rug!
Now, I know my mom just looked at this picture and said outloud "oh my goodness she didn't even iron those first".  I know, I know - I was just trying it out for size.  I'll have to iron and sew and you know make it perfect.

These towels are only $3.99 each.  Honey's post includes the stock number - note they do not sell these online.  Good luck!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What I've been working on

Well, I've been bad about posting my projects lately so I'll just throw a bunch of recent ones out there all at once.
I painted this tri-fold screen for a client.  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre.

Here is a close-up that shows how well the chalk paint sands - I applied wax as well.

I loved the size and look of this piece but decided it needed to be bright white.

I painted this great bench for my in-laws.
This is the first piece that I have used the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and followed-it with stain.
This little cupboard was also done with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint wiped with stain.  It has already sold!
I've been getting to paint a lot of different things which is nice!  Hope you guys have had a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 5, 2011

The beautiful LaurieAnna's

Back in March I shared pictures of the Spring Serendipity Market at LaurieAnna's in Canton.  Well, now it's time to share about the Fall Serendipity Market.  Every time I visit her shop I ask "what else could she possibly do to transform this space".  And every time I visit I'm amazed with what she comes up with!

Fabulous architectural pieces and the lighting is always amazing.

I was drooling over the little awning above this bed! And don't miss the chandelier and matching sconces.
Even if you live far away, you really must schedule a trip to Canton to visit LaurieAnna's!  Remember, she is only open during the First Monday Trade Days.