Showing posts with label Tuscan Decorating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tuscan Decorating. Show all posts

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween, Friends!

Happy Friday! Can you believe today is Halloween, where has the time gone? Today, I'm going to share our Living Room mantle.
I love adding greenery, fall leaves, and orange colored lights to the mix....it glows at night!
I'm going to miss the fall colors they are so warm and cozy.
If you've been following my blog for some time now, you know that November 1st marks the day to take my Autumn stuff down and Christmas begins to go up. 
I still can't believe it's Halloween, it seems like September rolled around, I blinked and now it's Halloween. :)
We went to a Halloween party and they had a tray full of lips & teeth, made with sliced apples, peanut butter, caramel, marshmallows, raisins, or chocolate chips. This would be a fun thing to make with the kids! ;)
The Wizard Of Oz Witch greeted us as we walked into the house.
I love seeing how other people decorate their homes for the holidays, I get so many ideas.
We are ready for Trick-Or-Treaters, how about you?
I still have more Fall decor to share, so I may continue to post on that through November, along with my Christmas decor. I'll mix it up, ha! Enjoy the day, and Happy Halloween! XO, Liz

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Curtains Ordered From Wayfair

Happy Friday! Today, I would like to share some new curtains I ordered from wayfair.com. A home, just isn't a home (to me) if it doesn't have the warmth of curtains on the windows.
I purchased the Stripped Faux Silk Taffeta Curtains. I like my curtains to slightly puddle on the ground, so instead of the 84" standard window length, I got the 50"X108" length.  I am so pleased with the quality. These curtains are heavy and lined with white on the inside. I think they really look like silk, but without the price, faux is just fine with me. ;)
I had initially thought to use curtain clips, but decided that I liked the 
Pole Pocket with Hook Belt and Back Tabs just fine.
I purchased the curtain rod from Home Depot.
See, is this window calling for curtains, or
what?
I hung the curtains and then decided I needed to add a little Tuscan flair! ;) So, up went a metal wall embellishment.
See, this window just needed a little drama. Boring to better, right?
I started to move my accessories around, brought in some black accents (like a bookcase) which I am using to showcase some cute kitchen/Tuscan-style decor.
I love the colors yellow, red, gold, brown, and green together.
I tried to find items in my storage area that would coordinate with my new curtains.
Does it look Tuscan-esque to you?
My chairs go well with the curtains, too!
To the far left, I removed the wall shelf and brought in the black bookcase. As cheap as the bookcase is, I still like seeing my nick-nacky things. I can't help myself, lol! 
(a few pictures down, you'll see the bookcase)
I added a lemon next to Mr. Roo for summer!
Here's my old Walmart bookcase.
I love displaying this cookbook, Savoring Tuscany.
Adding little jugs and topiary plants here and there.
Placed a fork and spoon in this container....to add a little kitchen feel to it!
I like to add lots of garden balls into my summer decor, actually they are a staple in my everyday decor. Ha!
Here is the Rooster arrangement I just shared.  
Here sits another Roo right on top of the black bookcase.
 Adding lemons and oranges to my summer decor.
Lastly, and it's so true...the kitchen is the heart of the home! :)
Isn't is funny how changing one thing (in my case, the curtains) leads to more changes in accessorizing, or re-arranging furniture? Does that happen to you, too? ;) 
Cha-cha-changes! I liked these curtains so much, I ordered another set for my sliding glass door. I'll share that soon!
Have a great weekend, everyone! 
XOXO, ~Liz

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Chandelier

Hi there, today I would like to share my funky - spring chandelier!
I went to Hobby Lobby this morning and picked up this grapevine wreath for $5.99 and some bendable floral wire.
 I cut the wire so I could wrap it around the wreath, and so I could twist and hang it from my dining room chandelier. 
 I wrapped the wire around each light fixture. 
This is how it looked when I was done. Yes, the wire is showing, but once I'm finished sticking the floral picks into the grapevine, you won't even see it, it will blend.
I got four of these at 50% off.
I also got 5 of these at 50% off, too!
I then began to stick the ends of the greenery into the grapevine, and then I fluffed the greenery up to make it look full.
 After I got the first layer done, I started to add the other ones on top.
I kept adding pieces until I got the fullness I desired.
Nice and full.
The chandelier is not exactly my stye, so adding greenery made it more "me".... It's definitely a conversation piece and focal point now.
I hung this spring wreath on my arched gate, which is above my hutch in this room.
It's different, right?
So, there you have it - a different way to spruce up your chandelier for Spring.  I may add some little white/yellow flowers in amongst the greenery. Skies the limit, right?
Thanks for stopping by!
XO, ~Liz
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NEXT UP: My Easter Tree
(Sneak Peek)
Easter Trees make me smile. ;) Heck, I may even do a summer tree! 
~*~

Monday, February 10, 2014

Wall Vignette

Hi there! It's time to share a simple wall vignette. I had a blank wall that was driving me nuts, hmm, what to do I asked myself?
Hmm....think, think, think! I know, a Tuscan Style, Rooster-themed wall vignette to go on the wall in between the kitchen and dining room, so that's what I did! ;)
I love Roosters and found these two pictures at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, so I snagged them just as fast as I could.
I found the wall shelf at Ross for $19.99. It looked Tuscan Style to me, so I grabbed it fast! I don't see these often at Ross. ;)
I adore these warm colors, and Roosters are so darn cute! 
The candle sconces are from Pier 1 Imports.
The Boxwood garden balls are from Tuesday Morning, $3.99 each. I thought it would be fun to place the Garden Balls on the sconces instead of candles.
I placed two Roosters and some greenery on the shelf.
And....whala, a cute little vignette!
I later decided to add this bowl of garden balls from Real Deals.
I love it when a plan comes together, don't you?  A once lonely blank wall turned cozy. :)
Thanks for stopping by~ Liz
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