Friday, December 13, 2019

Simple Country Christmas Front Door Decor

Hello friends,

Popping in tonight with some day time views of the front of our house. We kept it simple this year with real greenery and red twig dog wood clippings from our yard.

The red planters really pop against the white siding and dark green door & shutters.  I bought the metal sign from Kirklands this season. "Country roads take me home for the holidays." I just love that! I layered an indoor outdoor buffalo plaid rug (Kohls) with a cute red truck Christmas mat (Kirklands).

The grapevine snowmen in our planter boxes add a fun touvh.  I think I will keep them there until January. The light up and look so cozy at night.

I used cable ties to fasten the pillows and throw blanket to the chairs. We live on a hill and it gets so windy here.  The cable ties have really done the trick of keeping things in place.

I'll be bringing you inside next to show you the indoor decor for this year.  I'll end my Christmas posts with pictures of our house at night.

Hope you all are enjoying the season and taking the time to be "present" during this busy time.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019


Hi friends,

I thought I would share our Thanksgiving table today. I am all decorated for Christmas, so I am looking forward to sharing pictures and posts in the coming weeks!

Friday, July 5, 2019

4th of July/Big Boy Burger Fun

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July celebrating this beautiful country we call home.

We had a low key day, but did enjoy a backyard barbecue with friends. I threw together a cute centerpiece, using an old Coca Cola crate, gingham check plates & napkins and anchored by my vintage Marx's Big Boy. We were grilling burgers, so this hamburger wielding fella was just the perfect crowning touch! 

His checkered overalls went perfectly with my plates and napkins.

just a simple bit of table decor to add to this festive day.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Happy 4th of July & A Snafu

Hi everyone!

In my last post, I showed you the pretty corbels I scored in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby.  I am planning to hang them in my kitchen archway, but I hit an installation snafu and I am patiently(?) waiting for my hubby to help me out with them.  I promise I will share them installed and looking glorious soon!

In the meantime, July 4th is knocking at our door - where has the summer gone? I hope you enjoy the 4th and spend it celebrating any way you choose - which is truly the American way. God bless America!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Corbel Crush

Hi everyone!

Long time, no blog post. I had good intentions of blogging this year, but holy cats - time has gotten away from me.  All is well in my world, but blogging took a back seat.  Hopefully I will get on the regular to share what I'm up to!

Today I want to share a super cute pair of corbels I recently picked up in the 75% off section of Hobby Lobby.


 They are huge and have a great farmhouse vibe. So many times corbels tend to look very ornate and Victorian or Tuscan.  The ones I found have fairly simple lines.

Look at the price - under $9.00 each! Can't beat that.

The finish they came in was bit  orangey/pink for my taste, but that was okay because where I plan on using them calls for a coat of my trim paint.

This is a great shot of the original color alongside one with a coat of the Heirloom White. Although made out of resin, they really have a fabulous rustic texture and look very realistic.

They both received two coats of white paint and are currently drying.  I'll be back tomorrow to show you where they are being used in our house.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Neutral Zone

Welcome friends!

Our house has been going through a transformation the last year or two.  We've done quite a bit of remodeling inside, along with several large outdoor projects.

All of this time making design decisions has lead me to contemplate the look and feel I want for our home.  I think I've really honed in on my style.  It really hasn't changed much over the years - I love vintage, farmhouse and color, but I think my "design eye" has improvrd.

You can see my love of color here at my old blog, Bluebird1959. Unfortunately, my living room furniture you see in that post was an impulse decision and while cozy, it was very hard to decorate around and it was just too bold for our recently empty nest.

I lived with it for many years, but I am happy to say I am fortunate enough to have recently purchased a new sofa and two leather chairs in a neutral (to me) color. I found a taupe-brown sofa that is cozy, yet simple. I think it could "go" with many color schemes.  For now, I'm going for browns, creams and lamb's eat green.

I've been longing for a place to hang this vintage picture for over a year now.  It hung in my mom's kitchen for as long as I can remember and I've always loved it.  The winter scene is especially apropos considering all of the winter weather we have been having in Wisconsin this season!

In this last picture, you get a glimpse of our new front door. It's hard to get a good pic of it because of all of the glass, but I will keep trying and eventually share. It's beautiful!

Anyway, I'm still working on the rest of our living room and hope to show the new neutral space in its' entirety soon. Have a wonderful week!

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Let it Faux! Let it Faux!

Welcome friends!

Winter has finally turned our way here in Wisconsin and is coming at us like a runaway train.  Yesterday we got socked with about 8 inches of snow and the forecast for tomorrow is a windchill of 35 below zero.  Below zero...

Oh boy.

On the positive, frosty weather is a perfect time for some nesting - home decor projects, baking, cooking, etc.  Yesterday, my school was closed due to the snowstorm and I was able to get after a closet that has been the pit of disorganization for months and months. It felt good to straighten it all out - I even found a forgotten Christmas present for the Mr., lol!

I wanted to show you these super cute muffins I recently purchased from Amazon. They kind of “go” with our cold weather.

Aren’t they just the cutest?  They are so realistic!  They smell like muffins, they even FEEL like muffins, lol.  Another nifty feature is they are magnetized so they are super easy to style in an arrangement. calories!  Especially good news this time of year! 

Hope you are all doing well this late January day.  

I am grateful and blessed for your visit today.