Friday, December 2, 2016

My Christmas Love



The wintry tones have always been

 and 

will always be my holiday love.

Hope  

you are enjoying  all the 

thrills

 that come with the season.

Take a look!















Wishing you the merriest Christmas ever.

Susan

Monday, November 28, 2016

December 25th fireplace dressed in black and white




We waited patiently for this time of the year

and now it's here.

The world begins to look extra beautiful at Christmastime:

a

sea of Christmas trees that take our breath away,

darkness replaced with strings of lights

and

reindeers appearing indoor and outdoor.

Christmas calls for that RED ornament,

pinecones, pinecones and pinecones , 

and

a decorated wreath on every door.

There is no doubt,

  this is the best time of the year.

  It's Joy to the World !


Take another sip of coffee

keep  strolling

and 

enjoy a peek of my decorated mantle.

It's  beginning  to feel a lot like Christmas.








Who's  ready?

Happy holidays!

Susan

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving  greetings to you
 and 
your family.


It's a special day for family, friends and feast. 


 Enjoy!

Susan



Friday, October 21, 2016

Create the fall vignette of your dream

They just still my heart.

I tried to wait for the winter to show off my pinecones
but
I couldn't.  

I decided to go for it NOW!

I love playing around with these pinecones, knowing evidently they'll land in the right spot.
This is how I decked out my side table.

You gotta love it as much as I do.
Simple
Inexpensive 
























Here's what happens when you are inspired  by pinecones.
Happy fall view"

Susan

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fall table


First things first,
Bless all who gather here!

Do you know how much thought was put into this tablescape?

traditional versus non-traditional decor

casual versus elegant

natural versus candles

cake plate versus woven basket

tablecloth versus table runner

Decision,  decision,  decision !

Let's just do it....I'm not going to over think.

For my centerpiece,
 I envisioned a woven basket filled with pinecones
 and
 several faux glass fillers to
add personality to the  table.

I thought of how much style my tablecloth
 purchased from HomeGoods would bring as a runner.
 I don't usually go this bright but I'm in
love with the color.
 
I feel fortune to find the logs at Joann's on the clearance aisle.
  All you thrifty hunters, they were priced right

and

 it was the right day to take a picture.

 

 

 



 


 


 
 





 


 



A table setting for entertaining.

Thanks for stopping by on such a great fall day.  Enjoy the view.

Susan

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