Easter Table 2017

Hey Friends. As usual I am just now posting my Easter Table. I always have good intentions to try and set the table in advance to a holiday, but alas it sneaks up on me and I end up posting after. That is life!

So this was the first year I had the privilege of hosting my extended family for brunch. So of course I had to set a fun table. I used a mix of vintage and new to create a fun unexpected table.

The table runner I originally made for this years New Year’s Eve to mix with my new Spode Christmas Plates. See that tablescape here.

I used my grandmother’s china dinner plates, mixed with my wedding china tea cups. I love how they compliment each other. I also used some vintage crystal water goblets from Replacements.com

Have you ever been on replacements.com? it’s a great place to fine old stuff either for a real replacement, or buying a whole set. These water goblets I got cost less than buying a new glass at crate and barrel and look how pretty they are!

I was in love with my flowers I pulled together. Flowers in cake platters or footed goblets are my favorite! And I love love filling low profile flowers all the way down the table. That way you can still have great conversation but you get the fullness!

Another great holiday, another great table.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next round of #dinnerpartyinabox giveaway!!!

ORC Sunroom Wk 3

Hi Friends! So the last week, we didn’t get as much done as I would hope. We hosted family for Easter. But, we have gotten a lot of the painting done. The painting is taking a long time! The room has a lot of amazing windows, but that means a lot of trim to get painted. We also have a bit of trim fixing to do in one of the windows.

Otherwise I have been ripped apart the cornices….

and finalizing the fabric for both the cornices, and the cushions.


 I’m kinda stumped on the fabric. The original one I liked was spoon flower (not shown) but I would need so many yards, it is getting a big expensive. So I found some other options at Jo Annes, but before I commit want to run to another local fabric store this weekend. But I seriously need to finalize because I need to reupholster the cornices and I need to make all the cushions….this weekend I also need to start stripping the table! I still have a lot to do, so wish me luck!

Don’t forget to check out all the other participants here!

Black and White Sophisticated Home Office

So recently, a great friend of mine got the amazing opportunity to work from home. What a treat! I wish I could work from home! So we thought we would drum up a new decor concept to help her be inspired in her space and to feel a separation from her house.

The rest of her home is all beautiful grays and whites. So I thought the black and white would be great to create separation, but also blend in and compliment the rest of her home. She also fell in love with black and white floral fabric, which in my book is always a great way to start some inspiration.

We are going to use Ikea bookshelves to create a custom built in like design, but easy on the dime. I am also making her custom cornices for the windows, which I am so excited about!

We will be sure to share the progress with you as it comes!

ORC: Sunroom Wk 2

Hey Friends! So excited for the second week of the One Room Challenge!

So I mentioned in the first post, but I have a LOT of DIY’s to accomplish during the next month and a half. But first, heres the mood board.

So a number of these inspiration pieces are craigslist finds. Lets start at the beginging.

Remember the cornices? I am going to have to take those apart and re-upholster them. Haven’t fully picked the fabric yet, but I have something like the fabric in the board on my mind. So I need to pick fabric quick so I have time to upholster them!

Chandelier: So I bought this gold chandelier at a local consignment shop. As you can see in the picture, we taped it all up, and we are going to spray it lime green.

I also found these cool chairs over a year ago. 6 for $100 – not bad! I wasn’t sure at the time what I would do with them, I didn’t have a plan yet for the sunroom. So they have been sitting in the basement since then. I am going to sew cushions for them and finally use them!

Table: I also bought a round oak table and I am going to oak cerused the table similar to what I did here.

I also bought the buffet that is pictured above, also found on craigslist. I was thinking of painting it, but when it was rescued it was so pretty that I have to leave it!

So this space is pretty loaded with craigslist finds and a LOT of projects. Wish me luck as I try to finish them all! Be sure to link up with the other participants here!

Dinner Party in a Box Winner Announcement!

Hey Friends! Thanks all who participated in my First Dinner Party in a Box Giveaway! The winner for this month is Emily! I will be reaching out individually to you! Be sure to check back on Monday April 24th for our next round of inspiration!

ORC: Sunroom

Hi Friends! I am so excited to participate in the ORC this spring! I have participated in the past (bathroom that I didn’t finish, and guest bedroom), and I am so happy to be working on our sunroom. My husband and I have been working on our house (#littleyellowhouserefresh) for about two years now and it is coming along! We have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the living room/dinning room on their way to be our home. But for this challenge we will be working on the sunroom!

So as you can see – this room has been a dumping ground for all things that have no place….and furniture that I have rescued.

It’s a nice space but it does have some quarks about it. First this room was an edition probably sometime in the 90’s we are guessing. When they added this on it became a secondary front door. We have another front door, but this room is really now the front door. Weird. I know.

You can see the front door here on the right.

As you can also see in the above pictures there is always a door opposite the front door that goes to an outdoor patio. So we have that to overcome.

My goal is to create a space in this room that can be used for many different things. I want a secondary dinning area, mixed with the ability to use as a craft space (see my sewing table above), but has some storage so I could use for my crafts and pack up quickly to then use for a dinner party. And it has to seem ok as a front door….challenge accepted.

List of things to do:

Paint Whole Space: it’s currently a weird cream color that just looks dirty

Re-upholster the valances: I do like the window treatments they just need updating

Lighting: make not so ugly, found an old chandelier plan on painting it

Table: Found one on craigslist a couple weeks ago but I need to re-finish

Rug: need to find a rug to soften the space

So we have a lot to do in the next couple weeks, but it will be worth it to have another dinning space (with all those windows) in time for spring and summer.

Next week we will be working on the painting and I will be sharing my inspiration board!

This is such a fun event, be sure to check out all the other participants here!