Have a great day! Amy
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hello! I've had these old K & Co vintage tags for awhile and I needed an anniversary card for a couple in my church, so I decided to put them to good use! I used designer paper from my stash that coordinated with the tag. Three paper dots were added for embellishment.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Hello! Can someone who IS vintage wear vintage? LOL! Just kidding. I found this dress on clearance over a year ago at Charming Charlies. It hung isolated and alone in my closet begging to be worn through four seasons. I gave it some attention. Occasionally I would pull it out and try it on with various items, but I always struggled with the nude color against my skin tone, and also the sheerness of the fabric. It is also short and sleeveless: two big no-no's for a vintage woman like myself. But, I felt guilty that I had this never worn dress just hanging out in my closet, even though I only paid $20.00 for it. So I tried it on with jackets, and tights, and boots, and well, just about everything you could imagine, and I just wasn't happy with any of it. Finally I decided that instead of going against the grain and trying to make it trendy, I would go with the grain and keep it old fashioned. I added more neutrals and 'granny accessories', and you know what? I liked it. It turned out pretty good. I didn't feel the vintage look aged me, but actually kinda made me look cute and playful. And it was comfortable to wear too!here is a similar option). I put a bra cami underneath since it is sheer and more low cut than I am comfortable with. I put a belt around my waist to cover up the elastic and added a simple beaded necklace for jewelry. On my feet, I wore my granny shoes!
Until then, Have a Great Day! Amy
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Hello! Today I have a home decorating post to share with you. I scrolled through my blog and realized that I haven't shared a Fall Decorating post in two years. My main reason is that I don't buy new decorations every year and I pretty much decorate the same way with very little variance, so, why post the same thing every year? However, I do change my decorations slightly, and, I have a lot of new followers through Bloglovin who have probably never seen a post from two years ago, so, I'm back with another Fall Decor post! If you'd like to see the post I did two years ago and see if you can notice any changes, you can read it HERE.
As most of you already know, Fall is my second least favorite season. Only Winter trumps Fall for my displeasure. I always see it as such a sad time of the year, when everything is starting to decay and die, and then there is that awful chill in the air that I just can't stand. But, with every cloud, there is always a silver lining, and that is the fall color. I just wish the color part of Fall wasn't so brief only to be followed by months of endless grey and drab.
My house is the perfect home to decorate for fall or Christmas, as the earthy, Tuscan colors harmonize with it beautifully. Decorating for Spring on the other hand, with all it's pastel and pretty colors, can be a true challenge.
I love to bring these outside colors into my home by using artificial fall garlands, flowers, and berries. I cover all the major tables and surfaces in each room with these arrangements. The picture below shows the top of a hutch in my dining room. I added a antique fall plate as my main focal point, a tan candle for some warmth, a little bit of a harvest gold napkin peeks out to add some softness, and a wheat arrangement in the back provides a little more height to an otherwise flat decor.
I know it's an odd place for a piano, but we have our piano in the dining room. As soon as one of my children buys a house, it will be going to them as neither I nor my husband play. It actually was the perfect place to have a piano when the children were small as they were always in sight when I was in the kitchen or living room; however, it did prove difficult to watch t.v., if someone was playing the piano at the same time.
Below you can see a far away shot of the hutch in the dining room. The same collection of harvest gold antique plates echoes the one on top of the hutch, tying everything together.
Because I don't like to clear the dining room table just to eat or work, I try to keep as little on it as possible. Most of the year a clear vase of sand and shells from our Pensacola Beach vacation sits in the middle of this table, but this time of the year it is this candle arrangement.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the beautiful colors of fall in my home. Check out my post from two years ago if you would like to see more far away shots of these rooms.
So what about you? Do you decorate for Fall or any of the seasons? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a great day! Amy