Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Share Your Style Party #85

to our 85th Share Your Style blog party.  Autumn has officially arrived and I am seeing so much beautiful inspiration in your homes for decorating with a Fall flare, yummy (gotta try) recipes, life style suggestions, fashion and lots more.  A big thank you to all who join us.

Your hosts are a party of five so when you participate in the party you will get lots of exposure.

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Beautiful Southern Property Tour

Hello everyone!

When my husband retired from the fire dept last Spring, he was given an extravagant gift to attend a class to build a custom bamboo fly fishing rod. Fly fishing is my husband's biggest hobby!  In the class,  he got the chance to meet many fine people.  After spending about 8 hrs a day together for 6 days, he became close to some of them.  One in particular happens to live near us.  So, when we received an invitation to his annual "pig roast" at his house, we were more than happy to attend.   

I thought I would share some pics of his beautiful home and property.  

Here is his house as we walked up to it.  It sits on several acres.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Share Your Style Party #84

Hi everyone and Happy Fall!
 Yes it is officially here, my absolute favorite season of the year! And what better way to usher it in than with another inspirational Share Your Style link party!

This week your host is me, Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Faux Fur

Hello everyone!

Since it hasn't felt like Fall yet, I've held off on putting out the traditional pumpkins etc. However, that hasn't stopped me from adding some cool weather accents to my home.  These can be used throughout the winter.  I love texture and soft materials, so faux fur fits that bill!  It has really warmed up my mostly white rooms.  

My most recent fur acquisition is this small brown sheepskin rug from Pottery Barn.  I decided to use it draped over my chair rather than on the floor.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

Searching for Fall

Hello everyone!

Are you one of the fortunate ones that is enjoying the crisp cooler weather that Fall brings?  Or, are you one (like me) that is still stuck in the heatwave of the summer?  I guess, it's a toss-up.  I endure hot long summers, but on the flip side mild to moderate winters.  No shoveling snow and dealing with blizzard warnings here very often.  So, with that in mind, I guess I will take that to heart while waiting on the weather to cool down here for Fall.  It will happen on it's own time.  

In the meantime, I thought I would highlight some great Fall decor ideas that have been shown around blog world lately.  I will live vicariously through them until it starts feeling like Fall here.  

A display of Fall leaves with paper leaves written with thank you messages on them from Ella Claire.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Decorating with Gold Accents

Hello everyone!

As I mentioned in my last post, I've begun the process of changing up some accessories around my home with Fall approaching.  I don't do traditional Fall decor with orange pumpkins and bittersweet inside, but I do like a neutral earth toned palette.  To enhance that a little more, I decided to bring in some metallic gold accents.  I placed some in my glass cabinet and above my mantel.  

The first thing I did was to paint the frame around my mirror in gold.  

Friday, September 9, 2016

My Sitting Room and Clock Makeover

Hello everyone!

With Fall just around the corner, I decided to start making some subtle changes around the house.  With that, came some color changes.  Around this time of year I always love earth tones.  I guess because they remind me of Fall.  They also transition nicely into the holidays.  I love neutral colors and find them very easy to live with.  So, some of the summer colors (lavender and blue) took a hiatus.  Now, I'm craving white, cream, grey, brown and a touch of metallic gold.  That may sound boring, but I love the mix.  It's both elegant and rustic at the same time.  

In my sitting room, I first painted my clock.  It was a cool blue and now it's a warm brown.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Share Your Style Party #82

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the 82nd Share Your Style party!  I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and will be your host this week. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Furniture Shuffle in the Foyer

Hello everyone!

How is your Labor Day weekend going?  We are blessed with gorgeous weather here in North Ga.  It's still very warm, but the skies are blue and the humidity is lower.  So, I won't complain!  I thought I would share a small change I made recently in my foyer.  I decided to swap the chest of drawers with the bench.  It was an easy change that gave the foyer a new look.  I've had it like this before, years ago, so I knew it would work.