Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Simple fall touches


Bidding summer goodbye.....

Knowing that crisp mornings,  trees modeling their new look, crunchy leaves 
replacing green grass,
and
shorter days await me,  
how can I not be happy!

  It will be hard to overlook the great color palette,
breath-taking shades of gorgeous reds, oranges and yellows.

There is beauty wherever I focus my eyes.

Another reason I'm in love with fall, it's an excuse to replace a summer look with layers of
 fallish decor. 

  Although I am inspired by the many fall colors, 
this year I'm choosing a softer palette for my table.

The table runner
 is a thrift find
 that is draped to the floor.

  It's not the typical runner
 but 
it is the one that has an impact.

Take a look,
 a centerpiece with a
 driftwood garland and a couple of pumpkins
 and 
a couple of pinecones. 


Bless all who gather here!



































There is no other way to say it, but fall is filled with beauty.  Enjoy the view.
Thanks for stopping by.

Susan



Friday, July 29, 2016

Shopping the clearance aisle


Happy summer morning!

Are you waking up to another hot summer morning?   You're not  alone.

but,

I'm so glad you're here because I wanted to show you my treasures. 

 I believe 

that clearance merchandise
can be another person treasure
and

I practice 

what I preach.


Here's a rose for you Houz friends.




This is it, a short version of my urge to
 make a change with a treasure or two.

I must pause for a moment and smell the rose.



This is how it all began.  
First,
I started second guessing myself.  
Where do I begin?




Why am I stressed?
 There is nothing in my storage bins
that don't compliment my style.  
That's how I shop. 
Driftwood garland
Candle holder
Serving  tray
All clearance  merchandise. ...














.



 Then,

I remembered 
 I spotted this sign 
back in the spring and
 purchased it for the future.  The future is here...
and the styling began....




Heat and humidity bring out the lazy side of me.
  Stay cool and enjoy the view.

Don't  forget your rose. 

Susan




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Those summer flowers

Happiness is enjoying a slice of summer.

Hello sunshine! 

This is what landed in my shopping cart on this hot summer day, another bunch of fresh flowers.  Did I purchase them? Yes, yes, yes I did.

When I think of summer decor, fresh flowers immediately pop in my mind. To me, it's another way of adding fragrance and a simple touch of summer in my home.

I place them in a vase and allow the petals to fall where they may.

See how beautiful they are, a unique shade of white against my ivory bowl and housed by a thrifty find, my pitcher?  I love the look!

This is why I feel sooo guilty if I don't at least take a peek in the floral section.











A Michael finds. Love my rope spool.


Storage boxes are visible in every room.
  I can't imagine my home without  them.





I love showing my @ sign any season.
  I just pair it with the seasonal décor and it speaks beauty.






Stay cool. 
 Wishing you a great summer. 
I so thankful for you stopping  by.


Susan

Friday, July 22, 2016

Love home decor


Today I'm sharing a little simplicity I'm enjoying at the Houz.

By the way, loving that beautiful smile you're wearing today.

 Good morning !

Nothing beats adding instant inspiration to a space than greenery with a touch of wood.

So simple, but so beautiul, I was able to perk up my side table with a spig or two. 

 I'm in love with my many cutting boards. I love mixing color, pairing a light tone with a darker tone

and

topping with a little decor of my choice.  I love blending shades of wood.

Did I use the "love" word again?

Somethings I don't ever want to go out of style because I love it!



Cutting boards are pretty.


Styling a side table is one of my fav space to decorate.
  I loove the look.


My chalkboard should be labeled inspirational.  One of my many trips to Hobby Lobby,  I spotted it.  Can you believe I didn't notice it until the last minute? It pays to revisit an aisle.


Recent Hobby Lobby finds.
  80% and 90% sale









,


Be sure to treat yourself to fresh flowers.
If you're  looking for me, I'm out looking for 
another cutting board for "display" 
only.
  There is no such thing as having too many!
Thanks for stopping by again today.
Until,

Susan 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Inspiring finds


Hello friends!  Come and hang out with me for a while.

I love sharing inspiring décor that kept popping in my mind, day or night.

It's pure happiness when my vision becomes a reality
I love living this kind of life.

Do you want to know my secret?
You must promise it's between the two of us.

Ready? 

I always know I'm in charge of my shopping trips.

Each trip begins with baby steps, one aisle at a time.

I relax and I dream..

and

I dream and I shop.

Did I mention.....
I
never, never stop dreaming?

This gorgeousness is a reality.  It's visible for all who enters my home.












Thanks again.  
Sweet dreams.

Susan