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Flea Market Find: Brass & Bamboo

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It’s kind of a weekend tradition for Me and Matt to sit in bed drinking coffee and watching HGTV until we’re both inspired enough to get off our buns and do something productive.  This past sunday, we were recovering from a rather exhausting Saturday night of eating take-out Chinese and binge-watching Scandal, so we stayed in bed a little later than usual watching Flea Market Flip.  I’m not gonna lie, I had never seen the show before, but I was hooked.  I loved the competition aspect of the show and was immediately inspired to head to our yearly flea market in town which just happened to be that day (coincidence?).

Anyway, at the very first tent, there were tables of random old-lady things and I spotted this brass bamboo detailed tray right away.  Armed with the new bartering tactics I’d learned from a morning of flea market watching, I asked how much it was and she said, “one dollar”.  I was so shocked I just yelled, “sold!”

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It was a bit tarnished and dirty, so I brought it home, scrubbed it with my secret weapon. Continue Reading…

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Your Ultimate Fall Pumpkin Guide

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It’s officially fall tomorrow, so let’s get ready in the best way humanly possible starting today with a pumpkin education.  I am so absolutely obsessed with fall that I usually just dive right into pumpkin purchases willie nilly without any forethought, but that is the exact reason why I’ve had some interesting (not in a good way) pumpkin experiences.

Sure, pumpkins are beautiful and tasty, but we’re gonna give you a little more info on some of our favorite varieties and what they’re good for!  Have you ever wondered why the seeds you roasted weren’t awesome?  Or why that pie wasn’t as sweet as you’d hoped?  The variety of the pumpkin might have not been ideal, but you won’t run into those problems again! I hope you’re ready!

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Friday Faves 9.19

Friday Faves 9.19

ONE vintage Indian chopping bowls are new in the shop and I’ve loved styling mine up (because I had to keep one!) $148 from Grandiflora Home + Decor. TWO antique porcelain tea set looks precious for fall tea!  $48 from Milly’s Collection. THREE Nate Berkus’ new collection for Target has wonderful stylish neutrals, including this ‘peaks’ throw for $29. FOUR Deep indigo is a beautifully natural way to get navy into your decor scheme!  I love this batik-like pillow from Serena & Lily for $68. FIVE I love elephants, so these cute Jonathan Adler for JCPenny elephant bookends are right up my alley!  They’re subtle but stylish and are on sale for $38.

 

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy and wonderful week for us!  Today we’re taking our entire Grandiflora line to the first store that will be selling our designs here in Columbus!  It’s an exciting day and a big step for our business!

I have TWO wedding flower consultations tomorrow and a wedding on Sunday, so it will be a busy and fun weekend!!

Have a great one, guys!

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Must-See in Mill Valley

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I was first attracted to the bathroom floor tile in this home, pinned the photo, and didn’t think much more about it.  But then, I clicked through to the main site because I wanted to see if the article mentioned the tile manufacturer and saw that the rest of the home was just as breathtaking as that bathroom tile. Maybe even more so.

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The home was originally a 1930’s church that was renovated into this amazingly stylish living space by HSH Interiors.  I think it’s the perfect mixture of luxury and raw craftsmanship. I can honestly say this is one of my most favorite homes that I’ve seen in a long long time.  Keep reading for loads more photos and my favorite part of the home – the butler’s pantry!  No, wait!  The bathroom tile! No, the exterior! Ok, so I love it all! Continue Reading…

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Styling + New in Shop!

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Yesterday, instead of doing the post I originally had planned for today, I instead got to playing with the new Indian chopping bowls that I got in the store.  I wanted to make myself an impactful centerpiece for fall – of course using the colors I’d shared on Monday.  I think I could put anything in this bowl and it would look good, but I used a few things I had lying around the house – a big candle, some twigs, a couple of antlers, and some harvest vegetables and we’ve got ourselves a nice centerpiece!

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Here is the best part about it, once Christmas rolls around, this bowl will be filled with evergreen branches, cranberries, pinecones, what-have-you.  Can you see it? I’ll probably get our styled photos up and running in a couple of weeks for our holiday product and I can’t wait to style these bowls!

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But, until then, we have fall and I’m loving every minute of it!

 

How do you feel about the bowls? Love them as much as I do? You can snag your own here!

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Wooden Leaf Fall Wreath

wooden leaf wreath

We’re getting deep into the fall posts these next several weeks and I couldn’t be more excited about it!  I love fall decor touches around my home and especially love to jazz up my front porch a bit.  What I don’t love are most of the wreaths I see out there. Of what I see in stores most wreaths are either too crafty, too fake, or too dated for my taste.  I want something natural and simple, but with a bit of uniqueness.

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You may have seen the little wooden leaves in my fall color palette post yesterday, and if you wondered what they were or what I’d be doing with them, you’re in luck!  Today I’m using leaf shaped wooden veneer that I found at Paper Source last weekend. Immediately when I saw them I thought of making a stacked leaf wreath out of them.  I didn’t know how the exact mechanics were going to work, I just knew I wanted to use them.  I’ve devised a way to get them into a beautiful wreath with just a few household items!  Continue Reading…

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Colors of My Fall

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The shift from summer into fall is always a little bitter-sweet.  We love summer (right?!) but fall is just so fabulous. You guys know that fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, but I don’t like to jump all in.  Especially this year, because the fall seems to be coming pretty early.

I have several methods for the seasonal transitions, but it always starts with a color scheme.  Some of my favorite summer colors – sea green and rich berry hues – look so beautiful when toned down into a duller version for the cooler weather.

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In my fall decor (and fashion!) palette, I’ve dulled down green, pink, and fuchsia and added in some rustic grey and brown.  I love the addition of worn brass (instead of gold) for fall as well. I gathered some of the decor I’ve started to collect for this fall and photoed it all together above.  Doesn’t it work well together?

You can tell this was also the direction I followed for the fall Grandiflora collection! The colors that I worked with Hillary Butler on for this piece is derived from the same summer into fall palette and the worn whitewashed woods I used for this piece mirrors (haha) the same dull grey/brown as we have in our color scheme. When it comes to fashion, I am loving this coat right now which is a great example of using light pink into fall!

Of course, to design into the fall Grandiflora season, I had to come up with my palette almost a year ago (no kidding), so I am happy that these colors are still pretty on-point months later!  That is always a big challenge when it comes to designing into the future!

How do you guys feel about the palette?  Do you have any favorite colors that you’re loving for the summer-fall transition?

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Friday Faves 9.12

Friday Faves 9.12

ONE  The Citizenry is a new-to-me shop which has lovely neutral pieces from around the world.  This grey geo wool pillow is calling my name!  $95. TWO It’s funny that I like dressers so much, because we don’t even have one in our house. I think this metal rimmed chest from World Market would make a great addition to a family room or dining room for additional storage, and I love that little shelf on the bottom!  $549. THREE bees please!  the cutest bee print dopp kit is just $24(ish) from Jenna Rose Handmade. FOUR I hate when super specific seasonal decor is expensive, so these pretty ‘dia de los muertos’ plates from Crate and Barrel had me sold at their $4 price tag. FIVE another one from the Citizenry!  I love this simple black and white wool rug made by artisans in Argentina!  It’s a bit pricey at $475 for a 3 x 5, but looks like it would be a wonderful quality piece to add style for years to come! SIX if anyone is as obsessed with the fall or with Harry Potter as I am, you’re gonna love a little butter beer!  This recipe calls for Rum extract, which I will most definitely sub out for actual Rum. Wouldn’t this be so fun for a Harry Potter movie night?

Fall is totally in the air and I am ushering it in with open arms!  We are in Chicago this weekend where it is forecasted to be around 60 the whole time – perfect in my mind.  I can’t wait to really amp up the fall posts and get you all ready for the season of harvests, apples, pumpkins, leaves, and spice!

This week we have a $250 GIVEAWAY going on!  Enter at the bottom of yesterday’s post!

 

Have a fabulous September weekend, guys!

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Everything But the House – A Giveaway!

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It’s a wonderful Thursday, guys! I have a really fascinating giveaway to bring to you from Everything But the House.  I wanted to share this one with you guys because it’s new, unique, and it’s heavily concentrated in my area, although they do ship nationwide.

People always ask me where I shop for antique or unique odds and ends around Columbus, but truth be told, I don’t go to many stores, I mostly scour estate sales and garage sales.  Here is where Everything But the House comes in.  It’s an online estate sale with bidding/auction type style which I’ve found very fun. You can place your starting bid and the highest you’re willing to pay and then their system bids for you – within your price range.

So, onto the fun part!  Here are the items I’ve either recently won (Eee!) or am currently bidding on (fingers crossed!). Sometimes it’s hard to envision someone else’s stuff in a more modern or cool way when it’s surrounded but other pieces that aren’t your cup of tea, but just like at a real estate sale, you’ve got to look past the life the item used to have and look at how it could be.

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How do you guys like my picks!?  Entry is just a click away: Continue Reading…

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Moroccan Wedding Blanket Pillow

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Today, I am bursting at the seams to share this DIY. I feel like I say this every time, but this project has been looming in my mind for a while now.  Ok, so maybe just around 2 months, but still. I doubted whether I could do it with the resources I have in my town and searched online for fringes, trims, sequins, and whatnot.  At the end of the day, I bought one hundred percent of the materials in this project from my local JoAnn’s. Go figure!

Moroccan wedding blankets have been on the design scene for a few years now and are just starting to go more mainstream with offerings at West Elm, Urban Outfitters, and Pottery Barn. They are all still pretty pricey, however, and the cream pillow from Pottery Barn is still close to $80. Not my version, though.  This beauty came in at just $29 for all the fabrics and trims. It’s a tad pricier than most of my DIYs, but I definitely think it’s worth the cash, sweat, and tears.

 

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Most of the fun of this project was placing the lines of alternating fringe, sequins and mohair where I wanted.  Although this project is a snap with a sewing machine, you could do it all by hand if you don’t have one since it’s a whole 12 straight lines. I decided to take the help and use my machine this time even though on most projects I spend ample time trying to figure out how NOT to use the sewing machine.  You guys know I hate to sew, right? So I did it anyway for this project because I just wanted to do it that badly.  If you feel the same, keep on reading for the full instructions (and more photos)!  Continue Reading…

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