Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DIY Patina To Make A New Mirror Look Old

Everyone loves antique mirrors with their patina of history and a mirror's life lived...myself included! I have several in my home, but I also have new mirrors or mirrored objects that are just too shiny for my taste. Here is how I give that timeworn look...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Collecting Series...Vintage Tole Pieces...Beach Cottage Mix

Hello from the beach house one more time!...
I have had an ongoing love affair with tole for many years now, and since I'm a collector with a stash and two places to call home I spread the pieces around and always change it up. Since I've been up here at the beach home for several days posting, I thought that I'd share some of my favorite pieces and ideas of how you can mix and match styles. Rules be gone in my rule book!...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Beach Cottage Style In Any Home With Six Easy Pieces


Whenever I have a chance to stay up at our beach home for a few days it's quiet enough to get caught up on work without the usual disturbances of home. Ive infused this quiet decor with some coastal touches that can be easily added in small doses to bring the beach into that decor wherever you call home. Here are six random favorites to look out for when out scouring those flea markets, antique stores or yards sales...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sea Shell Collecting...Crafting...Creating

Although it's only Spring, I'm up at our beach house for a few days and posting some sea shell inspiration on the blog today. Thinking ahead towards summer, perhaps you might try a few of... 
 these ideas for future use as projects in your own home...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Collecting Series...Using Mason Jars In Your Home

Mason jars. Not originally intended for floral display, rather as canning jars used to preserve the season's bounty...
In recent years they have gained in popularity for use in crafts, weddings and for floral display...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Collecting Series...How To Display With Vintage Birdcages In Your Home

Collections...we all have them and I'm guilty of having probably a few too many that I've amassed over the years. Just ask my husband (insert: eye roll:-)... 
One of my favorite items to collect are vintage birdcages, and in this post I will share a few ways that I like to use them...