Friday, April 8, 2011

We've moved....

After being side-tracked for sometime by other priorities, I made the decision to move to another blog earlier this year. It fits our "new" house (we've been here over a year now, so not that new) better. Hope you enjoy the "new" blog (this post a bit overdue too)! You can view it by visiting the link below......

(Our black cat, Boo is always in the window, so we thought it fit)


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Splish splash.....

I don't know about you, but I've had quite a week. Between work, school, visiting relatives, and house projects, I've found myself needing some "r & r" even if time doesn't exactly allow for it. Nothing like a nice soak in the tub, accompanied by some old tunes, a good book or magazine and maybe a glass of wine. It's amazing what even 15-20 minutes in there will do. So grab your favorite bubble bath and go for a soak. Until then, enjoy these lovely pics! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Dining Room.....

Black and tan. This color combination has become one my favorites. They were our wedding colors back in early 2008 and the colors I used to decorate my desk the same year. The colors remind me of vintage romance, both warmth and mystery. I really wanted to incorporate them into the house, but didn't know what room.... till I stepped into the dining room at our new house late last year. So while we've been working on other rooms, I've slowly been bringing home the black and tan decor from work and searching for coordinating dining room furniture. So far, the only thing we have is a lovely black wine rack. We did find a dining room table, but it's currently awaiting a coat of black paint outside. The tan paint sits in the dining room as well, but I am reminded that before my husband and I know it, the room will be complete :)

Here's some of the inspiration pictures I've collected over the years.

This scan is from, I believe the Romantic Homes 'Romantic Bedrooms and Baths' from two years ago. The tan looks a little more golden here than it does in real life.

Our windows look something like this. We're looking at getting some toile valances for them. The table will be placed like the one above.

This wall color is probably the closest to the one we chose, which is Olympic's Earthy Ocher.

Hoping to find a buffet like this as well as a china cabinet.

We have a few of the patterned boxes on top that we plan to use for storage inside the linen/dish closet. I love how they organized the above closet.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pink Saturday....

If you're looking for some design inspiration, I wanted to share a lovely site, House to Home (UK). The following images are just a taste of the wonderful pictures you can find on the site. Have fun browsing! And have a great Pink Saturday!!!!

Thank you to Beverly for hosting!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Country Kitchen......

Well it's been a long time, but the kitchen has found new life. While there are still a few more projects still to do (ex. re-grout the floor, put white decorative faux tin ceiling tiles on the ceiling) we're happy to have at least the painting done.

Here's the Before.....

And here's the AFTER..... (WARNING it's a lot of color, but that's what we wanted for this room)

The wall color is "Safari Tan" by Ralph Lauren, which sadly they don't carry at Home Depot anymore. The kitchen at our last house was this color and I painted my mom's kitchen the same color a few years before that, so you could say I really like this color. The "barn red" is a mixture of leftover paints I had from Lowes and Home Depot. The sink, shelf and an old cabinet (not shown) were painted the "barn red" (the shelf and sink were two different shades of red prior to that). The window has a lace bubble shade, but it's pretty bright so I don't think you can see it in this picture. We'd like to get some more decor for above the cabinets, hence the bare spot in the picture.

A valance was used on the shelf to hide a plethora of cookbooks.

You can see a sneak peak of the laundry room in the back. That is the next room on the list and it's almost done as well.

Love this bread box.

Only started collecting aprons this year. Can't wait to add more. The red, beige and blue one is actually my great-grandmother's bonnet.

We're still looking for more vintage spice tins. We hope to fill the whole thing up :)

Wine rack was a $2 thrift store find. Most things in the kitchen are thrift store finds actually.

Each room in the house seems to have a black cat in it. Inspired by our little kitty, Boo.

These "prints" are taken from a book that was illustrated by the wonderful Tasha Tudor. They are too cute!

"The cat and his housekeeping staff live here." So true! Lol!!!!

My mom had these when I was little. Found these on Ebay and they are very practical as well.

Lovely little matchbox holder. Found on Ebay.

God bless this home!

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