Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Around the Fireplace


Every Christmas, I get the same thrill when I glimpse an ornament and/or a string of lights.

Merry Christmas everybody!
From my home to your home,
may your holiday be filled with
love
joy
peace
and
happiness.

All is black, bright, white and merry.....

When it comes to holiday decorations, I say bring on the ornaments. 

Coffee time, so join me as I share lots of pictures of my Christmas Fireplace all decked out. 
 Be sure to check out how these books add a punch.













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 I love the white swags.

For the mantel, I hung two white swags  with draped berries.

At each end, I placed clusters of ornaments.  I don't like anything matchy matchy, so the corners vary in color and size.

 
The brush Christmas trees are Targets dollar spot  finds.

I search thrifty stores for unique ornaments.
  For some reason, I broke sooo many glass ornaments. 

Ornaments are the perfect accessories and
look great
 on
Christmas trees,
and
 clusters on the mantel.






Lanterns complete the d├ęcor around a fireplace.


So obsessed with my sign

 









As you unwrap your gifts,
let the giver know you love them as much as the gift.

Until the next time.
Merry Christmas
Susan

Friday, September 22, 2017

It's time to enjoy autumn!



Instead of pumpkins galore
or
mums galore,

I decided on

FERNS galore

for an inviting entrance.

The green ferns look awesome with the black rockers.

I didn't  think I would find ferns this time of the year, but I did.

I swapped out all orange hues for plum and floral pillows

  Now they both have a seasonal look against the rockers too.

Pillows can do wonders.  I just borrowed them from the inside. 

I can't count the times I stood back to edit.

When

I got the green light to proceed with my ferns , I began snipping away the brown leaves and stagging the height of each pot for an elegant presence.

I began to show off my personality and style.

It was just as much fun preparing  my autumn porch as it is sharing.

I am so pleased with the look, 

  an autumn porch you will never want to leave.






Could this be more inviting
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Thanks for stopping by.
Until the next time.

Susan


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall fireplace facelift




I framed my fireplace with
black and white and wide stripes.

Yes, I'm the one who grabs all things black and white.

I didn't have the heart to leave the beach bag for someone else to grab at 50%.

All it needed for a fall LOOK was a few pine cone sprigs.

You can't miss the throw I purchased from "At Home" during the spring.

Hope you notice the black and white pillow and rug that usually pop up in a blog!  Thanks to Hobby Lobby 90% sale.


There is a lot of thrifting going on here.

  I empty my bins just like kids dump their toys all over the floor.

It's the same thrill!

Decision, decision
What do I play with next.

Just like a toddler.

I'm a big kid now!



The pumpkins, frosted bottles and candle holders found their spot on the mantle. 



and the bag.





The pumpkins were lost without
 the Pine cones as fillers.
  All sizes to create the perfect effect.



Can you imagine fall without the color orange?




The dollar store had these
 shinning pumpkins that caught my eyes.
 I wanted them all !





How beautiful are my pinecones
resting inside this beach bag.





 I intentionally didn't touch up the paint on the crate.
  Love the unfinished look.
It doesn't have to be perfect  to be beautiful. 


Happy Fall ALL
Enjoy the moment
Susan

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Pillow talk this Fall

I grabbed items of color, texture and many candles and began styling.

I loaded and surrounded  my couch with pillows, rich fall shades.  Great way to brighten up my brown couch along with the rug I'm using as a throw.

My fav hobby is shopping for a bargain.
So
when the season changes, I'm ready.



I selected pillows 
of different sizes,




and added 
solid throw pillows to bring color to the ottoman.


Taking the couch to the next level 
with an animal print pumpkin.


a playful touch with an animal print pumpkin.



... pumpkin patch inspiration with shades of white
 and 
different sizes.


Would you believe I just purchased these pillows
 and
 candles?
Perfect timing.


Candles lighten up any area.



I feel honor to spot this pom pom pillow.







  
Until the next time,
Enjoy the moment!

Susan