Simple Table Setting For Two

April 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have been keeping busy around here. Mostly working on wedding projects, and although I would love to show you some of them, I am making myself wait until after the big day. So, here is a tid bit of the fun around here, a table setting just for the two of us. Jeremy even helped me think of the fun center piece! 🙂

What do you think? Simple, fun, and totally us. lol. Hope you are all having a nice early spring!

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Easter!

April 10, 2012 at 10:15 am (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We sure did here. We had a small family dinner at our house and then did some yard work. Very festive, I know. I thought I would share with you our Easter table!

Notice anything different? How about that table? Yes, I finally tried the Restore on it! It worked so well, I think I’m in love! It did not removed the weird patterned spot, so the table is still not perfect, and probably never will be. But, it is so much better! The Restore really does a great job on scratches and scuffs. Anyways, how about the Easter setting? Jeremy even helped to decorate some eggs! I blew out real eggs so that we can save them for next year!

Here is one of Jeremy and I:

Here are the three generations of women in our family who came:

What did you all do for the holiday? 🙂

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Thanksgiving 2011

November 28, 2011 at 9:36 am (Seasonal Decor) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What a wonderful thanksgiving (and birthday!) I had!  This was the first year I hosted the festivities at our home, thanks to a lot of help from my mom! It was a great break from work to be home on the long holiday weekend with my family.  I wanted to share a few quick photos, especially my quick and fun table settings! …

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The family…

I also got to do a lot of hunting and trapping and some playing with cows. Yes, thats right.  So, here’s one of me petting the giant bull…

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

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More Flowers

August 4, 2009 at 4:12 pm (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A few of the seeds we planted in the spring (which I forgot about!) have popped up now!  They are tall purple flowers, and oh-so-pretty!  They are in the front of our house by the mailbox.  Not very exciting out here, but they do brighten the space up a bit.

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When I got home last night I was surprised to find flowers and candles on the table and a spaghetti dinner waiting for me!  Aw!  I had this vintage table cloth (from the engagement party) on the table the other night when we had friends over, so it looks all fresh and summer-y in here! 

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Sweet, huh?  And, don’t worry, I do have a few more (and more exciting!) things to show you all this week!  I am trying to figure out how to change bitmap pictures into something I am able to upload here.  Any ideas?  Anyway…stay tuned! 🙂

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Our Engagement Party!

June 22, 2009 at 10:29 am (Tid Bits, Wedding Plans) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We finally had it!  It’s all over, even the cleaning up!  It all went great, and we also wanted to thank everybody for coming and for the great gifts and cards!  And, I have a few pictures to share!

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The above is the general view of the backyard before the party.  The picture doesn’t really do it justice.  It was really nice, relaxing, and cozy.  It was impressive for those who had seen our backyard a few months ago when we moved in!

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The above is the table before all of the food.  The vintage table clothe came from Fred and Ethels.  The vintage letters are always hanging in our bedroom, and of course we had to have a big diamond!  Isn’t that silverware bucket cute?  My mom found us that.  We also had some big dice (of course!) on the other end.

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There were antique Ball jars scattered on the table tops and even in the grass that held candles for lighting up the night.

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I love all of the paper lanterns.  These were so easy, they had batteries!  And, they were only a couple of dollars at the dollar store!  They set a nice mood.

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And at night everything glowed! 

I hope some of these simple, but fun ideas help you with your next party.  I loved them so much that I will use some of them for our casual BBQs and bonfires!

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Engagement Party Decor

May 26, 2009 at 3:34 pm (Inspiration, Wedding Plans) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We are finally ready to throw the long awaited engagement party!!  We have been patiently (or not so much) waiting for good weather and a finished yard in order to throw an outdoor fest.  We now seem to have both (or as good as its going to get).  So, bring on the party! 

I have a few simple ideas swirling around in my head, but for some fun inspiration I put together a few photos I’ve spotted. 

This idea is so simple and cute.  Although the picture is more fall decor it could easily be summer-y with some sand or shells in the jars!

This scene is so pretty.  We already picked up some red paper lanterns that are perfect to go under our trees around the fire because they are battery operated.

These vintage letters would look neat in our yard showing our initials or wedding date. 

I love the colors of this space.  We hope to use some random candle-light as this photo does.

Are you all in the mood for some outdoor time yet?  We will keep you updated with our party pictures- the party is on the 20th of June…

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Some New Year’s Inspiration: 100 Things I Love

January 2, 2009 at 10:17 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I recently saw a list some one had made of 100 things they loved.  It seemed so inspiring to think about that many things that you enjoy or care about.  So, I tried it.  I thought that it also helped to take a deeper look at your style and personality.  So… here’s my list.  I hope it might help inspire you too…

100 Things I Love:

 

  1. Black and white photos
  2. Polaroid cameras
  3. Roller coasters
  4. Pepsi
    Spiral Staircase by Martin Haesemeyer (Flickr)

    Spiral Staircase by Martin Haesemeyer (Flickr)

     

  5. Huge sunglasses
  6. Antiques
  7. Old records
  8. Small collections
  9. Holey jeans
  10. Thick sweaters
  11. Movie nights
  12. Internet shopping
  13. Color coordinating items
  14. Crushed ice
  15. Photo booths
  16. Horses
  17. Beaches
  18. Lists
  19. Thunderstorms
  20. Coconut lotion
  21. Fireworks
  22. Shoes
  23. Moving sidewalks
  24. Sports
    Bathtub and Fireplace by decorology (Flickr)

    Bathtub and Fireplace by decorology (Flickr)

     

  25. Candles
  26. Typewriters
  27. Outdoor concerts
  28. Bonfires
  29. Wooden boxes
  30. Old picture frames
  31. Ferris wheels
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    Dice by kagedfish (Flickr)

     

  32. Ticket stubs
  33. Crowns
  34. Silk sheets
  35. Hot nights
  36. Lazy days
  37. The outdoors
  38. Corndogs
  39. French manicures
  40. Treasure hunts
  41. Auctions
  42. Handwritten cards
  43. Miniatures
  44. Vintage items
  45. Chocolate
  46. Street shops
  47. Motorcycles
  48. Dinner parties
  49. Eyeliner
  50. Sweatpants
  51. Mud
  52. Blank paper
  53. Road trips
  54. Black and white movie
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    Candles glowing... by annpar (Flickr)

     

  55. High heels
  56. Lilies
  57. Secret passageways
  58. Cubbie holes
  59. Shiny things
  60. Clean clothes
  61. Gum
  62. Fluffy beds
  63. Music
  64. Shiny lipgloss
  65. Claw foot bathtubs
  66. Tire swings
  67. The River
  68. Moc croc
  69. Small towns
  70. Big yards
  71. Hayrack rides
  72. Massages
  73. Inside jokes
  74. Old books
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    Sunglasses by sveltkamp (Flickr)

     

  75. Dice
  76. Keys
  77. Inspiration boards
  78. Fancy bottles
  79. Layered pillows
  80. Free catalogs
  81. My brother’s art
  82. DIY projects
  83. Wild jewelry
  84. Fireplaces
  85. Confetti                                   
  86. Planners
  87. Mistletoe
  88. Freshly cut grass
  89. Harvest time
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    Polaroid Land Camera 1000 by Fallen Angel / Angel... (Flickr)

  90. Sunshine
  91. Fried food
  92. New Year’s Eve
  93. Long eyelashes
  94. Cowboys
  95. Accents
  96. Coffee shops
  97. Sidewalk chalk
  98. Diamonds
  99. Spiral staircases
  100. Clear furniture
  101.  My own house!

 

 

 

Old record player. by MFinChina (Flickr)

Old record player. by MFinChina (Flickr)

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Next Comes The Bathroom and Master Bedroom

December 12, 2008 at 7:09 pm (Our New House) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here’s the bedroom.  It’s pretty small, but turned out well.  We would like to change these cutains in time (just like the rest of the house), but they can wait until last.  I think it turned out pretty cozy.  What do you think?
This is the bed.  Matching side tables and lamps.

This is the bed. Matching side tables and lamps.

A close up view of the side table. This one happens to be Tony's.

A close up view of the side table. This one happens to be Tony's.

This is the dresser facing the bed. An old full length miror stands against the wall and an Asian keepsake box sits on the floor next to it.The dresser is vintage from when my mom was a little girl. She used the room set and then I did when I was little. The black strips are removable, and flip over to change colors. We painted one side of each black.

This is the dresser facing the bed. An old full length miror stands against the wall and an Asian keepsake box sits on the floor next to it.The dresser is vintage from when my mom was a little girl. She used the room set and then I did when I was little. The black strips are removable, and flip over to change colors. We painted one side of each black.

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The hand is a vintage glove mold, the box is an old Kodak box, which we keep our momentos in. The mirror is an antique medicine cabinet, which we painted black and added a chendelier crystal for a pull.

The hand is a vintage glove mold, the box is an old Kodak box, which we keep our momentos in. The mirror is an antique medicine cabinet, which we painted black and added a chendelier crystal for a pull. Close up of sink and storage.

The view from the door into the tiny bathroom. Its small but we managed to fit all of our things in there.  It feels really bright and spa-ish because of the light blue walls and white curtains.  We added a blue rug and blue curtain hooks.

The view from the door into the tiny bathroom. It feels really bright and spa-ish because of the light blue walls and white curtains. We added a blue rug and blue curtain hooks.

 

The little shelf we hung across from the toilet with pretty perfume bottles on it. The only little "extra" that fits into the space!

The little shelf we hung across from the toilet with pretty perfume bottles on it. The only little "extra" that fits into the space!

 

Close up of sink and storage.  Pretty much the entire bathroom.

Close up of sink and storage. Pretty much the entire bathroom.

Here’s the little bity bathroom.  Not a lot to tell, but we did manage to fit all of our things into the small space, and it even turned out pretty!

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