Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dining Room Christmas Decor

I spent a lot of time this year getting my house just so. I'm just going to get right to it with the pictures.

This is my dining room, although we eat in this room every day. I took a panorama shot with my iPhone5. I really like that feature on the new iPhone.

Here are some close ups with my regular camera.

With the gray venetian plaster walls, I thought gold and silver was a good choice for the theme in this room.

 Many of the ornaments from this tree came from the Dollar Tree. Have you seen the nice ornaments they have this Christmas. Most look more expensive than just a dollar.

This mantel is huge. You don't feel the full effect in a picture. The mantel is 10 feet long. 

This is my nativity. It's a metal cutout.

I dressed up my lampshades with a little gold and silver too.

I'm linking up to the mantel party at The Lettered Cottage

The Lettered Cottage

And The SUYL 2012 Christmas Home Tour at Kelly's Korner Blog.
Stay tuned for the Family Room and the rest of the house coming soon.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Highwater Drapes

One of my biggest pet peeves is a curtain panel that stops too short of the floor.  I bought some ready made panels for my 10 year old's bedroom, but they were standard 84 inch panels. My house has extremely high ceilings so they needed some adjusting. If you are having this same problem, here is what you do. I forgot to take a before pic, so here is a pic with one panel finished and one undone.

Don't you love the highwater on the right!

I truly took the lazy girl route and left them hanging while doing this project. I just live dangerously like that!

I just cut a piece of red fabric plus 8.5 inches longer than needed and 6 inches wider. Lay the fbric right sides together and just stitch it together. Iron open the seam. On each side fold over a double 1.5 inch hem. You can either use fabric glue or any other bonding method, or just stitch down the side. When I do custom panels I hand stitch or blind hem the sides, but remember, this is just the lazy girls method today. Ha!  The bottom hem is a double 4 inch hem, and you can secure it the same way as the sides.
To cover up the seam where the red meets the stripes, I just used an adhesive and stuck some ric rac right there.
Here is the final product. Hope you like it.

I'm linking up to these blog parties:

Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Trendy Treehouse Create and Share

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Business Venture

A few weeks ago I decided to start a business making wreaths and other products with Deco Mesh.  I decided to open an Etsy store and I'm also selling locally at arts and crags shows. Here is a sampling of what I'm doing.

Check out my Etsy shop on the sidebar. I also started a blog just for all of my Door Decor. You can check it out here. I hope you like what I do.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekend in Atlanta

I had a great time in Atlanta visiting with friends and family this past weekend. One of the main reasons I went was to get my hair done. I know vain right. But I LOVE my hairdresser. I'm scared to go somewhere else because I've had many bad cuts and don't want to go there again. I made it a point to go the second weekend so I could go to Scott's. I've never been on a Thursday before, but it was great. I only had an hour and a half, so I was running through the buildings. I only took a couple of pics, but here they are.

Look at that headboard!
I really wanted this coffee table, but I didn't get anything.

Loved the flower arrangement in the old dough bowl

I ate lunch with some girlfriends at a cute little cafe called Mac's Bake Shop. They had delicious food. I had the grilled cheese and collard green sandwich. So YUMMY!!! I thought  the light fixture was the cutest.

If you're in the Dacula/Buford area, definitely check them out!!!

One of the highlights of my weekend was meeting  Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. She was very sweet and gracious even though I'm sure she gets recognized all the time. I accosted her while fabric shopping at Forsyth Fabrics. Go check out her blog, you'll be inspired daily.

My last stop this past weekend was a movie premier, but I'll talk about it tomorrow.  Till then...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

House Tour-Foyer

This is our new house. We are renting, but hopefully it will be a long term rental.

I'm finally starting to get things put away and making it a home. Here are a couple of pics of the foyer.

Pay no attention to the cords hanging under the console table:) Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Much has happened around here since Christmas. We moved AGAIN! I'm hoping that was it for a few years. We're still in Jax, but just closer to where we have to be everyday. I was spending 3 hours in the car everyday driving my boys back and forth to school. It was too much. Now we live in the historic neighborhood of Avondale. The houses here are gorgeous. Here's a little sampling of houses in my new neighborhood.

We can walk to lots of cute boutiques and fabulous restaurants.

We're so happy in our new diggs. Our house was built in the 1920s and used to be a boarding house. We are just renting here, but hope it will be somewhat long term. Moving is the pits and next time will hopefully be a corporate move. I'm done with hauling boxes. Stay tuned for some sewing, decorating and crafty projects as I turn this rental into a home.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snowman Tree

I went out after Christmas shopping to get a white tree just so I could make a snowman tree next year for my kids like the one I've seen on Pinterest. Then I was on Facebook and one of my friends made a snowman tree with here regular green tree. Look how cute!