Friday, April 24, 2015

Trying Gold Again....or Gold Fail!

Well here I go again.  I'm attempting to add gold to my home and trying to convince myself that I like it.  Um??
I bought this gold mirror from a favorite junker and I really liked the gold paint and patina.  That is until I put it on my entryway wall.
 I kinda like...kinda don' know what I mean. 

I moved the wooden angel to see if I liked it better with the gold.  Believe me she has seen me waving the paint brush at her many times.  Luckily for her that she hasn't been painted white.  (the angel doesn't have stripes, it's the sunlight coming through the blinds)
Not long ago, I created this look in my family room corner.  Kept it that way for about two weeks and poof! it was gone!
The frame has been painted white and the entire look was dismantled...and now I don't know what to put there!!!!
So, what would you do.  Would you paint the mirror white or another color?  I'm counting on you to tell me what I should do.
Nothing like being "Blogger Approved."  I have the paint and the brush standing by!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Reluctantly adding color....

Okay, let's try this again!  I'm trying to add some color to my neutral pallet and this color might be something I can live with!
I ran across these in HomeGoods.  You know the place where there are so many pillows and so much pretty home d├ęcor that you start to hyper-ventilate the minute you walk in the door!  
I've been known to frantically fill my cart with stuff I can't live without and after an hour of indulgence in all things beautiful, I realize that I must "get-a-grip."  So, the cart gets emptied of things I want but know I can live you ever do this??

 This soft, almost coral color with the touches of starfish and light brown striped pillows add just the right hint of color for Spring.

Added the pretty candle too but forgot to take the wrapping off...oops!

This might be all the color I can handle but I'm liking it for now.
What's your latest color crush or are you just remaining neutral?


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Neutrals and Pillows...

Stuck in neutral.  Yep, that's me.  I love seeing color in other people's homes but for some reason it just doesn't work for me.
I've tried reds, greens, yellows, blues.....but I always go back to white. 
Pillows.....I. love. pillows.  I just can't seem to resist.  My closets are overflowing and they are taking up every nook and cranny of my home.  And I keep buying more!
Obviously, no one sits on this sofa.  Well, the kitties do.

 Love my new coffee table from Pottery Barn.  The smooth simple lines of the reclaimed wood and the metal top surrounded by neutral....Yes!
 Some fresh flowers and other goodies in a tray.  Speaking of trays, don't you just love using them for table top displays.

Lots of bunny love in the dining room.  I've had the big bunny for a gazillion years and the gray bunnies too. For some reason they always insist on center stage this time of year.  I think they are looking for jelly beans.

Anyway, back to the neutrals and pillows.
I love pretty white pillows.  A few of these linen shams came from a little shop in Savannah. 
So, how are your pillows stacking up???
I don't think I'm alone in this pillow addiction.

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup