Wednesday, July 24, 2013

part 2. patterns and things {more of my home}

I love yellow, white and gray together and when I saw this shower curtain I snatched it up! It makes me happy in the a.m. when I'm tired and groggy.

I repainted the mudroom the other day. This is a very tiny mudroom that is actually on the side of my house, which is not used unless going in and out of the backyard. Due to the location of this room, people walk bang straight into my living room when they come in, but this space needed an uplift and deserved some attention. I painted it a dark grayish-purple- a color I made by mixing Sherwin Williams paints. I needed something darker to hide the fingerprints and paw prints. I found the vertical canvas at Wal-Mart on sale and I loved the saying. It's us!

Yup. I have birch tree art in my living room. Am I crazy? We LOVE birch trees and I bought this at the Vintage Bazaar, where my business, The Flea Circus had a booth. I saw it and said, "Sold to me!" It's our family tree. 

Oh, and see all of this laundry. This is why my house is not in a magazine. I hate doing laundry so much! I let it pile up until it turns into the Eiffel Tower of laundry. Yes, I did eventually get to folding it and putting it away, but I hate it so. 

More of my Family Tree in my living room and a glimpse of the mantle. 
The vintage frame below was an ugly, dingy brown when I found it, but I spiffied it up into a yellow gold, then I spray painted the green frame and found a vintage "F" from an old sign from a building and hung it in the middle. F-Foy F-Family (we have fun with this one...) This wall is adjacent to the tree wall.

A boxwood wreath hangs in my living room. I love the way it looks with the burlap lampshade and funky curtains. Curtains-Target. Boxwood-Local Boutique and Lampshade-WalMart

That's it for now folks! Hope you enjoyed Part 2. Until Part 3. ;) 

Monday, July 15, 2013

a glimpse into my home. part 1. the kitchen

my home is not on a magazine cover, or in one, but i love it and it's my home, our home. so, here are some pics of my home to share with you. enjoy! p.s. i'm not using proper capitalization rules on purpose...why you may ask? sometimes it's fun to break the rules!

the new chandelier. a perfect addition bought at crompton collective-a local artisan mall
view from the living room. yes, this farmer's table is getting a new color on her legs. off to home depot soon! what color will i pick? hmmm.....are you curious? me too! i do have a color in my mind, but once i get there and am in color saturation chip land, ya never know what i'll come back with.
linen that i've collected. some old, some new in a flea market wire basket.  these need to be ironed and refolded, but lately I have big goose egg zero time for that. Another globe found at Crompton Collective. love my globe habits.

paper garland bought from simple home life! why not?
view from our galley kitchen. a very small one indeed, but big meals and yummy treats are made and shared here. see that bench? yup, made from a twin bed.
color love! our art crate, which i bought at birch alley-a local shop, is just bursting with color, which i love! i use  mason jars, vases, tin pails, etc., to store all of our colorful goodies. 
our summer fun list on our hugo-mungo chalkboard on the opposite side of the kitchen. we've done almost everything on our list already, so we need to add more. like i said we've been very busy, but it's been a FUN busy!
we've been spending days swimming in our pool and just being plain old LAZY! movie nights almost every night. going to bed late and waking up late.
today is Will's first day of summer camp, so he's off and having a BLAST! time for some Mommy time to myself.
Join me for part 2.