Thursday, June 25, 2009

Formal Living Room

Hello Everyone!
The living room is done in burgundy and gold colors.
UPDATE:
This room is no longer used!
Click here to see the room today.





It's the first room you see as you enter our home.




One of my favorite details is the tray ceiling.
The gold paint is called Chicory from Lowes.




The leather sofa and chair are a deep wine shade.
The sofa is Ashley and the chair is from Sams Club.



The burgundy drapes are from BB & Beyond.
The artwork above the sofa is from Kirklands. You can really see the burgundy color in this photo. The flowers and family photos are on a side table.The fleur de lis plate is from Kirklands.The red bee pillow is from Kirklands.The burgundy colored rug is from Lowes.The french doors are a nice feature to this room.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Italian Tablescape

Hello Everyone!
It's my first triple post.
Since they all tied in together with an Italian
theme I thought I would post them at once.
First up is my grape theme tablescape
inspired by my new bowls from Marshalls.
I love anthing Italian in style.
The architecture, the warm colors and the food.
One day my dream is to visit Italy.
Pay a visit to Susan to view other participants.
The round cafe dinette set is from Ashley Furniture.
I added a grape themed arrangement to the table.I started by layering the placemats.
The black woven ones are from Ross.
I used a red square plate as a charger
to highlight the new grape bowls.
Sage grape napkins are from Cracker Barrel.
Here is a closeup of the bowls.
I couldn't believe what a perfect match
they were to the grape theme of our kitchen.
A view from above.
The chair fabric has a grape pattern as well.
I bought the glass tea light holders at Michaels.
I filled them with fruit then tied them with ribbons.
Next up is an Italian menu featuring
stuffed shells, tossed salad and garlic bread.
Pay a visit to Gollum for other delicious recipes.

Here are the ingredients for the stuffed shells.
They are easy and tasty.
The recipe is on the back of the box. Boil the shells and drain.
Mix all the cheeses and spices in a bowl.
Stuff the shells and layer in a baking dish.
Top with sauce and more cheese. Yummy!
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and enjoy.
Add a salad and bread and you have a wonderful meal.
We love these and they make great leftovers too.

Next up is a cloche party.
Marty is hosting this one for the first time.
Pay her a visit to view amazing cloche ideas.

I admit I had no cloche so I improvised.
I took an amber vase and turned it upside down.

I call this my Italian style cloche.
I added sugared fruit and tied it with a velvet ribbon.

The barley twist pedestal is from Southern Living.
Does anyone have this piece? It is so versatile.
I added ivy at the top to hide the base.
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, June 12, 2009

All Three Bathrooms

Hello Everyone!
It's time again to show you where we live.
This weeks edition is the bathrooms.
Pay a visit to Kelly's Korner to view more.
Here is the master bathroom view from the door.
We have two full bathrooms upstairs and
one half bath downstairs off the kitchen for guests.
The bathroom vanity area with a seat in the center.
It's painted in a soft blue called Misty from SW stores.
I used ivory and silver accents throughout.
The garden tub is so relaxing.
Here is the bathroom upstairs off the guest room.
It's painted a cheerful yellow called Rutabaga.
It is accented with warm reds and browns.
The rose towels and print match quite well.
The curtain is from Marshalls. The M rug is from Kirklands.
The lighting fixture is made by Quorum.
Here is the powder room for guests.
This scroll light fixture is by Minka.
I chose a black vanity and faucet.
The wall color is called Chicory from Lowes.
A scroll mirror and the twallette.
I don't usually like to show photos of
them but it's the bathroom edition right?
This tiny room has a window which it needed.
The valance is from BB& Beyond.
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Home Office


Hello Everyone!
It's time for another edition of
showing our homes room by room.
Visit Kelly's Korner for a full list.
This week is the home office.
Come on in and take a look.
Chestnut says he will even give up his seat. We have a wall unit desk made by Ashley.
The paint color is Shortbread by Sherwin Williams.It was a special purchase for my husband for his studying.
The black leather chair is from Sams Club.
I weigh 22 pounds. It's all just fluffy fur can't you see?
We have a Dell computer. It's just okay.
This is his "I love me wall".
I'm serious....:)
They are actually called this by the military folk.
I made it for him since he would not want one.
He's very modest but I am so proud of his accomplishments.
A bookcase on the other side of the room.
I found this large burgundy vase at Target.
A drawer finial from Home Goods.
This is the helicopter he flies for the USMC.
It's a model of the CH-53E.
I found these colorful plaid drapes at Target.
They are in shades of gold, burgundy and sage green.
Here they are up close. They are at Target for $22.99 a panel.
The other side has our fish aquarium.
The cabinet and tank are from Petsmart.
Here is our two newest angelfish buddies.
Kyle & Ike. Southpark fans know.
We lost our huge angelfish Cartman
after having him for over two years.
Do you notice Ike's top fin is ripped? It's
because an aggressive fish nipped it good.
We bagged that guy up and returned him.
Peace... Here is our new betta fish Corona like the sun. We had our other betta Mars for two years as well.
What a coincidence they both passed in the same week.
Corona is a very pale orange color. It's a rare shade.
Have a wonderful week!
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Welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a USMC wife married to a wonderful man for fifteen years. He's a CH-53E pilot and has done three fleet tours overseas. I am very proud of him and his hard work. For many years I worked in retail jewelry sales and finally decided it was time to stop and enjoy my decorating passion. We share our home with our cat Chestnut, Lloyd the cockatiel and a betta fish. I appreciate all of your comments and try to respond to as many as I can. Join me! I would be happy for you to follow along.


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