Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Living Room Switcheroo


I don't like to leave things the way they are very long and I have seen a few people in blog land change their coffee tables to a higher tea table.  Cote De Texas did a blog post on this recently and then Kim over at Savvy Southern Style made the switch in her beautiful sitting room as well.  They were all the encouragement and inspiration I needed.  I have been wanting my living room to look a little less formal and I found this table to add.  It is a more casual style than the one I had prior and sits quite a bit higher.  I like the way I can really pile on my collections now.


A few books and  a few collectables...


Something green and something shiny...
always candles...

I am now looking for  pillows...lots of them.
Pottery Barn has a few that are catching my eye.
Really, really wished I could sew.

So, what do you think?  Are you a coffee table girl or a tea table girl?


Kristine

Monday, September 19, 2011

Corn Husk Wreath::Tutorial


Any straw wreath will do...I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby.


The corn husks can be found at your local grocery store.
OR if you are married to a farmer in the midwest, you can just go out your door.


Floral Pins are from Hobby Lobby.  These are found in the floral department near the floral ribbons.


 Simply tear strips of the corn husks like this...don't worry, they tear easily and aren't too tender....any size strips you desire.





I liked mine about this size.



I started to pin each one down and then I wised up...


and bundled them into 3's and 4's and pinned them...this went a lot faster.


 I am a genius. LOL


Just keep working your way around the wreath overlapping to your desired bushyness (is that a word?)
Crafters probably use it all the time.


Here is the finished product.  I simply tied a ribbon around it and hooked it up on my front door with a wreath hanger.  It looks better over time as the cooler and more humid/wet weather makes it crinkle and curl.
Anyone else hungry for Mexican food now? ;)

SOOOOOO EASY! 
Kristine

Monday, September 12, 2011

Front Entrance~Dressed for FALL


Fall is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. 
Football, cooler weather, fall colors, soft sweaters, raking leaf piles and letting the kids jump in them,
visiting the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkin, warm apple cider...the list goes on and on.


It is finally cooling down here and we have had a breath of fresh cool air blow in...
really gives me new energy to face each busy day...




I found this squirrel nut cracker at our local antique mall and snatched him right up.  
He still works!



I also found these antique locks and until I get my wall grouping of pictures for the family room and dining rooms decided upon...they get to hang out here.  I thought they were a fun addition, along with
my mother's riding helmet.  I really love to add family treasures that have meaning when I put things together.





Old books are wonderful and fun to decorate with...
I thought the back side of them had wonderful fall colors to display...



Our front entrance gets a lot of natural light which I love.



Large glass vases and bowls just glow in the light...
I found this one recently at TJ Maxx.



I hope you enjoyed the tour. 
You can see more of my front entrance including remodeling before and after pics HERE.
And if you don't already, I hope you will FOLLOW my blog...there is lots more to come...

So, what do you think?


I hope you all have a wonderful week,

Kristine