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

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring Decor

Hi everyone, is anyone still around? :) Sorry for not posting since Christmas, we've been super busy. My four daughters participate in *All Star Competitive Cheer* so between that and school, I've not had a lot of time to post.
Today, I will do a quick post of some of my spring decor.
I changed up the dining room area and added this vignette with lots of yellows and greens.
In the family room, I added this lemon wreath and decor accents, in yellow.
In the kitchen, I added faux lemons to my wire cloche.
In the family room, on other side of the fireplace, I added these little garden balls to my mirrored candle sconces.
On my Baker's Rack, I added a small plant to my cookbooks.
I love decorating with faux artichokes, so I placed some in a basket of greenery, on my Baker's Rack.
On my Hutch, I added this vignette. I bring this look out every spring.
On the kitchen table, I added green plates with large brown chargers and placemats. I have a lot of greens, yellows, golds, browns, and reds in this area.
In the kitchen, I added these cute glass jars and filled them with pasta.
Here on the Baker's Rack sits a cute Rooster and other decor items.
I found matching candle holders at Marshall's and on clearance. I added some decorative rock and a simple candle.
On the coffee table, I added this grass arrangement and two book boxes with a large decorative ball.
On the entertainment center, I added a yellow rustic pot with a garden ball, and a sign that says, family! :)
Also, on the coffee table, sits a very large oversized bowl, filled with garden balls.
I moved my black hutch from the formal dining room to the informal dining room.
So there you have it, our home decorated for spring. :)  Thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet comments that have been left since Christmas. ((Hugs and Love)) ~Liz

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Sneak Peek

Well, hello-hello! Anyone there? ;) Sorry for being MIA, but I've been having fun decorating our home for Christmas.  Join me and I'll show you what I've been working on.
 So, I decided to go with a red and green theme throughout the house.
I found the Deer at Homegoods and decided to use them as a focal point on the dining room table.
I layered my items to make it interesting.  I used two table runners and began to place things to my liking.  I used the candle votives to hold an ornament on either side.
Mr. Santa stands between two trees and a large berry wreath hangs above on my iron gate.
I used gold, red, and green throughout the dining room. 
I got creative in the kitchen. I took down my curtains and used a lit garland around my curtain rod, and then hung ornaments from ribbon and varied them at different heights. 
This is a view from my front porch looking into the house.  This is the Living Room tree.
I have two upper windows in the Dining Room and I sat ornaments on candle votives. I love the sparkle in the window.
This is the family room tree during daylight hours, no lights were turned on. This is our funky, wild, crazy, and fun looking tree.
Below is another tree I am working on with bubble lights.
I'm introducing red into the kitchen for the holidays, too!
So now that everything is just about done, I can now kick my feet up and enjoy the sparkle, shimmer, and shine. I hope to be loading a bunch of pictures to share soon, so stay tuned! Thanks for visiting! XO, Liz
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Christmas Decorating Has Begun

Hello, hello! Well, I know you are going to think I've lost my marbles, as I do every November, so it's probably no surprise to you that I have started my Christmas decorating transformation. 
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I know, I know...C R A Z Y! ;)
I simply can't help myself, I'm ready for some red and green colors!  I searched the web for an "inspiration tree" and tried to copy it. So far, I am in-love with my tree. What you see in the two photos are the beginning stages. This tree is dressed with many different ribbons. As I stated in a previous post, I sold almost all my x-mas decor when we moved. This year, it's almost like starting from scratch. 
I purchased a pre-lit 9ft tree on Sunday and bought a ton of ribbon and Deco Mesh. I had thought about doing a different color theme this year, but decided to stick with what I love best, traditional red and green, it makes me happy! Plus, the kids LOVE it!  Instead of packing the tree with a gazillion ornaments, I will be packing it with a lot of different ribbon. Wait till you see the transformation, it's whimsical! 
I found this at Big Lots yesterday, it still has the tags on it, but these are LED candles, battery operated that come sitting on a tray.  These candles flicker just like a real candle. I'm going to dress this display up with some holiday greens and holly.
 I took all my Fall decor down and placed everything in bins. 
 It always amazes me how fast I can take it all down compared to how long it takes me to put it all out. Ha! 
Stacked my wreaths, ready to go into a box.
 It feels great to have it all put away and now I feel like I'm starting with a blank canvas, ready to paint my vision. ;)
 Bye-bye Fall decor, until next year! 
Below is a sneak peek at my living room mantle.
Back to work....I love decorating for Christmas, it's so much fun! 
Tootles, and thanks for visiting! xo, Liz
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Simple Ways To Fall-ify Your Home

Happy Friday, Friends! Today, I would like to share some simple ways to fall-ify your home!
I have found over the years that layering and grouping items is really the way to add warmth to your vignettes. Now, y'all know I'm no minimalist, (I wish I was) BUT even the stores layer their vignettes. The picture above was taken at Pottery Barn. I love how they grouped all the items together.
Adding wreaths is a great way to celebrate the changing of each season. 
Same thing applies to pillows, simply change them out with the seasons. You certainly don't want your summer pillows out during fall, or your fall pillows out during Christmas.  ;)
Add a simple Autumn centerpiece to your table and set some real or faux pumpkins beside it.
If you have any baskets or trays laying around the house, simply add some pumpkins and leaves to it for a pretty vignette on any table.
I thought this was a cute idea: Add M&M's to any glass vase and add fall flowers to it. I saw this at my grocery store. I always snap photos when I see things I like and use them for inspiration later on. Do any of you do that when you're out and about?
Fall platters are a great way to jazz up your kitchen during Fall.
Owls are the latest trend for Fall. WOOT, WOOT!! You can find block letters at various stores that spell out things like: Fall, Autumn, Blessings, Thankful...perfect for Fall!
Add pumpkins and gourds to your porch display. I like to toss them into baskets at different heights. :)
If you have metal wall art, a great way to add warmth is by adding a wreath.
During fall, I like to add dried green split peas to my glass containers. It's a simple way to add a pop of color in the kitchen.
I added a pumpkin and some fall leaves and berries. I like to call this....Fall In A Jar! ;)
You've all seen those light-up pumpkins around town. I like to vary my pumpkins at different heights.
Here is another display I did in the kitchen using different kinds of beans you can get at the grocery store. I sat my glass canisters in a basket and added leaves, pumpkins, and gourds around it. In the canisters, I added a pumpkin to each one.
In the family room, I added this wreath to my metal and wood wall art.
You can buy the artificial fall flowers at any craft store and a cute way to add a little pizzazz to them is by tying them altogether with a ribbon, and then you can set it beside something.
In my family room, I have added some big fall plates to the shelves on my entertainment center.
Lastly, I could't help but share this picture. This is our dog, Bentley, taken last Fall when we got him. He was completely "obsessed" with leaves, every time he went exploring, we would find him with a leaf in his mouth.  Isn't he sweet? He is one now, and completely obnoxious, but we love him anyway! ;)
Thanks for taking the time to visit, and have a wonderful weekend! XOXO, ~Liz
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