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Showing posts with label shopping. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Treasures I found

Just a quick post today to show you some things I acquired in Germany.

My dad gave me this feather. It's not just any feather, nope! It's an antique writing feather that has special meaning to our family. It's the writing feather that my great-grandfather and great-grandmother used on January 23rd 1909 to sign their marriage certificate. Isn't that so cool?
It's so special that they were able to safe it through 2 world wars, especially since they almost lost everything in the second world war.


The date is engraved into the gold part of the feather. 
I will cherish this piece of history for sure and pass it along to my kiddos.


Then I bought these two macrame plant hangers at a thrift store. 1 Euro for both, yay!


The second one is a double hanger and I'm not sure what pots to use in it or where to hang it, but hey I had to buy it ;)




I snatched up this old brass fish towel ring from my parent's guest bathroom. 
Sorry dad! It'll look so good in our powder room though,



And when I came home from Germany, 
the hubby surprised me with this amazing massive brass skull. 



I love it so so much. I recently spied it over at Emily Henderson's HERE 
and can you spy it in the following photo?






Such a great Craigslist find, don't you think so?


For now it's just leaning on my sideboard. Oh where to put it??



That's it for today. Short and sweet!


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(Youleeya)



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Friday, August 29, 2014

Signature Style Giveaway Time

Thanks to Carrie from Making Lemonade we are having an awesome giveaway today.

There will be one price per winner, 5 winners total, and I'm sure you want to know what goodies there are, right?

Well, Lacefield Designs is giving away two pairs of luxury pillows for the first two winners. I love their fabric designs! I actually had the pleasure of checking out their fabrics and pillows in person at Haven and I'm in love. I have a couple of favorites myself.







And there are also amazing curtain panels (horizontal striped curtains!!!!)  and gorgeous fabrics. Don't you agree? Which one is your favorite? The pinks like I love? Blues? So much to choose from.

• Third place winner gets a $100 Royal Design Studio shopping spree



• Fourth place winner gets a "How Does She Do It" bag by Stella & Dot with Jennifer Oxenford (Winner's choice of pattern)




• Fifth place winner gets these fabulous earrings by C. Wonder and curtesy of Carrie












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(Youleeya)



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Signature Style Series

A big welcome to all you fabulous peeps coming over from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke. I hope to meet a lot of amazing new readers today. That's one of the most exiting things about being a blogger.

I'm so thrilled to be part of this amazing series this week. Thanks so much sweet Carrie for asking me to join! Have you checked out her signature style yet? If not then I tell you that you should by clicking HERE!






I also love finding out more about all the fabulous blogs that are included in this blog hop.


Today you can also see:


I summed up my style with my living room in the board below, although there is so much more I could have picked:




1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 

I'm just going to pretend that y'all are new to my blog today because if you've been around for a while then you know how much I love quirky animal decor. I absolutely love the brass peacocks in my board above. They aren't mine yet, but I'd love to change that ;)

Although I recently painted an accent wall in my kitchen mint (Mint Whisper 5008-7A Valspar Reserve), I tend to keep my walls mostly neutral because I love changing out all the other colorful accents in our house frequently. 





(You can buy some of the plates HERE and the kitchen pendant HERE
You can also see more of my kitchen HERE, HERE and HERE.)


(See more of my dining room HERE and my painted DIY curtains HERE

Keeping the walls mostly neutral allows me the freedom to have those colorful accents.
The grey in my living room is Seashell Gray 4003-1A, the white that I used for the walls in my dining room and kitchen are Ultra White (7006-24) and the black for the accent wall in my hallway and closet are Dark Kettle Black (4011-2). They are all by Valspar and all in eggshell.




(See more of my hallway and closet HERE and HERE)

I can't live without a good black and white pattern in every room. I crave it and it's a total must. Stripes, dots, crosses and other black and white patterns, they are all there.

I love mixing metals and I don't think I will ever get sick of that. Silver, copper and gold all live happily together in my spaces.




(See more of my living room HERE and HERE)


(See more of my bedroom HERE and HERE)



All this extends to our backyard as well. In the outdoors I also love mixing textures, different greens and colors.




(See more HERE)

I'm pretty colorful but haven't always been like this. It took me a long time to get here. I have gotten a lot braver because I learned to just go with my instinct and to not care what other people think. I'm ok with the fact that this isn't everyone's cup of tea. But if it is also yours then you can check out my other projects HERE and my daughter's room HERE.

Why did I mix in a loafer on my "Signature Style" board up above you might ask? Well chances are you will see me wear leopard loafers if you run into me on a regular day. I just love them and the shoe pictured above is just so comfortable! I have to order another pair because my old ones are so worn down ;)

To make the circle complete for today make sure to hop on over to my friend Jessica from Decor Adventures who is first on the list.Monday:





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