Thursday, July 2, 2015

Patriotic mantle

It's time to celebrate!

Happy Independence Day all.

A little embarrassing, but this is my first;
my first year adorning my mantle for the 4th.

a little red
a little white
and
a little blue







I knew I needed the three primary colors:
red, white and blue
to reflect the holiday.


and
I found all in a set of books 
at the Rescue Mission.


Red is such a bold color and I just
 wanted it to pop not dominate;
and 
it really pops against
the grey and white pillows.



Give me fall and give me Christmas,
 and I will pour my heart out in adding
 a little flair to my home.
Now, the 4th has been added to the list.




I'm obsessed with the frosted vases.
  They are a great
 addition to the patriotic décor.




whereas
 the non traditional décor compliments
 the mantle display.



Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you enjoy the celebration. 
Be safe and have a Happy 4th.

Susan @ the Houz 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Table top styling: 1 table ... 4 styles


Hello all!

You know you are in the south or should I say in North Carolina when the summer is so hot and the humidity is sooo high. 

and

all of your conversations begin with

It's  HOT outside!

Let's begin this chat with a few interesting facts about me and not the temp today.

Yes, I am a thrifty shopper

I definitely have a "catch all" table

OMG, I love to change up...not driven by
 the season and/or an occasion


One more fact, I love to style my home.

Take a look... 1 table...4 styles


1.  Collectibles


 This table reflects a transformation of a
 "catch all"  space to a display of
favorite accessories and/or collectibles.

They are visible at one glance not
scattered throughout the home.



2.  Silver and gold


Both elegant colors and showcased 
more during the Christmas holidays.
Decorating  with little touches for
 the elegant look.
.

3.  Pop of color 


Color adds interest to an area.


4.  White accessorizing  



You will never go wrong
 accessorizing with white.
It has a clean and fresh look and you
 are not limited to color.

 The green really pops on the mirrored tray.

These vignettes would look great on the kitchen  counter or the island. 

Thanks for the company today.

Susan @ MiMi'z Houz




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Decorating with a chevron pattern

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

Today, I am sharing with you my personality as I re-decorate my bathroom.
 
chevron pattern ....beauty....thrifty finds..... inspiration

No space better portrys an early morning "eye open" than a bathroom with a soothing color palette design.  It doesn't have to be a perfect design,

just



full of  inspiration

 and

things that make you happy.

  It's our morning space.

  Right?




Well,  here's  a peek ..... do scroll thru



I spotted  this shower curtain on the
clearance aisle.   It was my inspiration for a redo.


The ladder, purchased from
 World Market
over 5 years ago, displays my towels
versus the towel rack.
 It reflects my taste. 


I always shop the clearance aisles

 and

 here are finds of a thrifty -holic.



I love this clothes hanger purchased at HomeGoods.
Peace and joy signs are after Christmas finds at Cracker  Barrel. 
 Don't they have the best breakfast?

Not going to be wordy on this post as
I want the pictures to
 do the talking. 


OMG

 I have a habit of buying hand towels,
especially if they are on sale,

and

this is how it pays off when I decide
to redo a space.


Loving  this

 



 Here is a closer view of the shower curtain.

Have you ever purchased a shower curtain for
$1.99?


I love the color combination!
eye catching

 or

should I say an early morning eye open?

 

Hope you were inspired and again,

thanks

for stopping by.

Susan @ MiMi'z Houz 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Just imagine beauty


Welcome to Weekend WOWS!

I recently came across these designs via web land .  These living spaces have so much inspiration.
I hope you love each design as much as I do.

whether

it's the

exposed wood,  the stone fireplace, neutral colors,  and/or flooring.

dream along



love the fireplace


very inviting


loving these cabinets




airy

dream kitchen


inspiration:  light fixture and coffee table



Hope you enjoyed the view from the ceiling to the floor.


Thanks for stopping by the Houz.
Susan



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

red, white or pink

A day dedicated to love .... Happy Valentine Day

Is the 14th a special day for you?  Wedding or .......?

I have fond memories of attending a special friend's wedding anniversary as they celebrated

their love

on the date they tied the knot.

I really LOVED the celebration,

and

it brings a

smile

as I share

my view of the LOVE-ly wedding anniversary



The color scheme said "valentine"....
....  always decorated
with


a pop of red


accented with a lot of
white



and lots of
pink


There was always 
LOVE
in the air


straight from
HEART




a candle here and candles everywhere



It was always beautiful!


Enjoy your day!

Thanks for stopping by the Houz

Susan

images inspiration over the web

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

after Christmas mantle



Happy winter all!

The Christmas rush, gift wrapping and entertaining are over.
 Now, it's time to relax and enjoy the snow and cold weather.

The secret to my relaxation is to decorate,

 so

I began a redo,

a

smooth transition of my mantle.

The artwork set the mood and I couldn't wait to hang it.

See, it's a Christmas gift from me.  During one of my many Christmas shopping sprees, I spotted this piece of artwork at HomeGoods.  Yes, it was a bargain and my personality. I tried  soooo hard to stay focus but if you know me ......  you know the rest of the story.

Take a look at a pretty view in my dinning room. 


Are you ready for more snow?


My inspiration comes from natural and a little glitz




The birds were hanging on my white Christmas tree,
 but I feel they have a winter effect hanging from the branches.


Pine cones represent both winter and Christmas.
  I also use these around Thanksgiving.
It's a lot of fun shopping in your own home?


another in house find

Love this water can.  It's one of my favorite pieces.
You will find it somewhere in my home year round.

How pretty!

Enjoy your winter. 


Thanks for stopping by the Houz
Susan



Thursday, January 22, 2015

reflective of the season....my porch


Welcome to the entrance of my home

....my front porch

 It's winter,

and

the countdown to spring is on.

I love it when mother nature gives me a spring day in mid winter..  a sunny 60 degrees day.

You know me, I have to find outdoor activities: ...it's a perfect day  for winter sprucing of the porch and it's a perfect day for porch sitting.

These mild temps make me appreciate my porch even more, a cozy and relaxing extension of my home.

Here is my winter style:

Lets sip and chat for a while.
coffee or tea?


Check out how my red pillow compliments the rocker;  such an inviting combination. 


What a beauty to greet my guest.

If you look closer, you may see my reflection and the grand's trampoline.

That's the joy of being a Mi Mi!


Wreath is from Michael's year end Christmas sale for just $2.00. The  berries and pine cones are a perfect addition for a winter look.  What a deal. Thank you Michael's.


This is just what I needed.

The coca cola crate is a great ideal for my pine cones, mini lite tree and lantern.  Did you notice the stand is another crate?


The rockers are my porch's best friend.  A spot for me to escape and relax.



 A must have ... a red lantern. This style is a cozy one.
Can you guess what lies inside the lantern?

 

A view without trampoline .. .. love, love my wreath


This sign fits all seasons and all occasions.  a year round decor.

I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I enjoyed the company.


Thanks for stopping by
Susan @ the Houz
.