Thursday, July 16, 2009

Christmas in July--Etsy Finds

After a sick day topped off with renovation woes, I thought I'd post about something that always cheers me up...Christmas! Enjoy these handmade & vintage finds:


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Decorating with Cool Colors

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Love the wide planked floors.

I love everything about this one! The cloche, the big jars, the bench, the long basket...

Going to do this with my etagere in the bathroom!

cream: my weakness.

Love the different sizes and shapes of the mirrors.

I've got slopey walls in one room upstairs. Love this idea to use the space!

Mm, vintage strawberries AND blue Ball glass jars!

...more blue glass!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Come Stay Awhile

I love the fireplaces and bookcases in these photos. We are going to be redoing our fireplace and building bookshelves on the sides.

Here is our before shot:

And the inspiration:

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blessed with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

- Francis Scott Key, 1814
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