Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Those Special Touches

Hello Everyone!
I hope your week has been a happy one.
Thank you to all who entered my blue giveaway.
A total of 115 of your entered and the
random generator chose lucky #44.
Brittany at The Fogleman Family.
Congrats Brittany! I'll be in touch.
Join me for a tour of the special touches
throughout our home. They show you care.
A HOME sign makes us all feel comfortable.
A tray of glowing candles says welcome.
Another set of candles and a sugar cookie diffuser.
This smells good enough to eat.
A small lamp for the powder room sink.
I leave it lit all the time.
A set of hanging plates with sweet words.
They make me smile everytime I read them.
A grouping of my favorite pillows and the glow of a lamp.
Have you added special touches to your home?
Please join Richella at Imparting Grace for
her newest party celebrating this lovely idea.
Have a wonderful week!

68 comments:

Debbie said...

Ahhhh you do have some very lovely special touches....Mine are always a work in progress....yours are just beautiful!

Stacey said...

So pretty Melissa!

Kimberly said...

oh I can't wait to see what's to come!!:>)

Brittany said...

Me? Are you sure?? I never win ANYTHING! You've really made my day, Melissa :)
And all of your special touches are just as lovely as always!

Kathysue said...

Melissa all your touches show how much you love your home and are trying to make warm and inviting to all. You have the right attitude and that is half the battle and you present it so beautifully through the decor in your home, kathysue

Lisa said...

Your home is as lovely as ever! I too have been so sad about the floods and all those that have lost lives and home.
Hugs,Lisa

Jennifer said...

So pretty! It's amazing what lit candles and a lamp can do!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Lovely special touches! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us :).

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! I just love seeing your beautiful home. What pretty things you have and you really know how to place everything!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a neat party and you have the perfect home to play along. Everything in your home is so warm and welcoming.

Can't wait to see your new blog design and whatever else you have up your sleeve!! ;-D

xoxo
Jane

Jenglamgirl said...

Beautiful homey welcoming touches Melissa! Love them all! I can't wait to see your new layout and your new posts. HUGS, LUVS~ Jenn

kim said...

Melissa, your special touches are so warm and welcoming throughout your home. I love that lamp in the powder room.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What special beautiful touches.I can't seem to get enough candles and little lamps. So cozy.

Cathy said...

You definitely have a way with the special touches! Everything in this post is beautiful!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, This post is lovely with all your special touches. I loved the pretty lamp in powder room. It is sad so many are suffering with weather. Can't wait to see future posts. Thank you again and be well! Emelia

Pat said...

Very nice! I love candles and lamps. :-)

Blessings,
Pat

Nancy said...

Hi Melissa! Beautiful touches! I have to say... my beautiful touches come when I am all done with school. Only 3 more weeks! Yeah!

I can't wait to see what your new posts are going to be about.

Samantha said...

You have some beautiful special touches! We have so many candles in our home; my husband and I love to have them burning, especially at night!

Looking forward to reading your soon-to-come posts!

Richella said...

MELISSA!

Thank you, thank you for this post. I've been feeling a little scared that no one would come to my party, but here you are!

Your home contains many special touches. I think that's one reason so many people love your blog--it's obvious that you strive to add special touches in many ways. I can just imagine how lovely your home smells, and I love the idea that it's softly lit with candles and lamps. And I really like the "HOME" sign. . . I'm betting that visitors to your house feel that it's a real home! I wish I could snuggle down among your pillows and cozy up for a lovely visit with you. Since I can't come to your house in real life, though, I'll be definitely be visiting you online!

Thanks so much for participating with YOUR special touches. :)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Looks very warm and cozy!
~Michelle

Jessica said...

I love HOME signs. :-) You have such a beautiful house!I enjoy "visiting" you. :-)

Melanie said...

Beautiful as always Melissa. I guess that I should be working on my Friday post.

Congrats to the winner.

Janna said...

So warm and inviting! I'll check back throughout May - sounds exciting :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, Your home has so many warm and welcoming touches throughout! I love those diffusers...I have a lemon Chiffon one in my kitchen. I bet the sugar cookie is wonderful! Thanks for checking out some of my floral designs! I sold the rooster arrangement in my Etsy store to Cathy at Mille Fleur, but can make another one if you decide you would like one. Talk to you soon, :-)Kristen

Tara G. said...

Lovely! I could stand to sit down on that sofa for a few minutes right now! Pray for us- the weather is getting much warmer and we have no spring clothing and no date in sight for delivery of HHG. I'm trying to remain positive.

Connie said...

I can't wait to hear about your weight loss! You're an inspiration to many people!

Beautiful touches in your home. It must be filled with light!

PAT said...

Beautiful special touches Melissa.
I'm looking forward to seeing more, from your "Heart and Home".

Manuela@TPOH said...

Those are all lovely touches! I didn't know Richella was having a party - have to go check it out!

Manuela

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Melissa! How fun to have a peek at all of the special touches you have added to your beautiful home! Have a wonderful weekend! Does Chestnut have special plans for his mom?...hugs...Debbie

Bonnie said...

Very nice Melissa! I see we have close to the same wall color!! Congrats to Brittany as well for winning!

Bonnie said...

You also have a new follower!! I love your blog!!

Reynie said...

So pretty! I can't wait to see the new blog design!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, Congrats to Brittany as well. I forgot to mention if you would share where you purchased those adorable blue birds?I have seen cute birds in your other posts but I have not seen them in stores in my neck of woods yet. If you would rather not ...that's OK too. Thanks again for sharing your great ideas and decor and congratulations on your great and healthy weight loss as well!Bless, Emelia

Bonnie said...

You and I do share a love for the same colors! Most have gone lighter and I tried, but I just didn't feel at home anymore. So off I went changing back to warm colors! Thanks for the wonderful comments you made on my new blog!

Tasha said...

Beautiful! I love all of your decorating ideas! I can't wait until we move to the new house so I can start decorating!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Emelia,
I purchased the blue bird set from my giveaway at Kirklands. They have so many different styles. I have also seen decorative birds at Michaels and Pier 1.

Happy shopping! ~Melissa :)

heartfelt living said...

Meliss you always have that special touch and you lovely home refects it.

madge1967 said...

Hey Melissa!
It's me Melissa!
I got the most cute White Washed Yellow high back chair from GoodWill two days ago, I put it on my front porch!
I love your new displays, The tray with the container is so cute!
A++++++
Mel

9405018--Pat said...

Beautiful home....thanks for sharing...Pat H

Jemsmom said...

Melissa, you have the magic touch with your special touches. Your home just exudes warmth and hospitality!

Richella said...

Melissa, I've already left one comment on this beautiful post, but I just had to come back and say THANK YOU so much for joining my party! Your kind encouragement means so much to me. And although I've already mentioned how much I admire your special touches, it bears repeating--you have so many special touches that make your home so very warm and welcoming! Thank you for sharing them with us. They're reflective of your kind and generous heart, and I am so glad to know you.

Muthering Heights said...

I love the idea of putting a lamp in the powder room!!! Genius!

Tam said...

Your special touches are beautiful.
Honestly I do not currently have any special touches. What is more shocking I recently had a friend over who had never visited my home and she asked me...WHY don't you have anything on the walls? Yeah three years and I still have not hung a thing on the walls. YOU inspire me though...I might just have to hang something up.

Paula said...

You have such a knack for arranging accessories. Everything looks so nice!

Liz said...

~Hi Melissa~

Happy TGIF!! Your special touches sure are special. Your home is so beautiful. I love the ambiance your candles and lights cast throughout your home...it's so warm and inviting! Those pillows on your leather couch are so fun and pretty. I also really like the idea of adding candles to a tray, very nice! I like the lamp in the bathroom, great idea! =)

As always ~ gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! *smile*

I look forward to your up coming posts...fun, fun! =)

Have a great weekend, sweetie!

((Hugs)) and Love,

Liz

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi Melissa, I figured out what I was doing wrong! I look forward to commenting again and reading another post! I hope you have a nice weekend! Emelia

Denise Marie said...

Hey Melissa, love the small powder room best!! Just popped over to say Hey...have a blessed weekend.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May Chestnut mama have a GREAT Mother's day girl...love ya, your Ca. mama...Gl♥ria

Lisa said...

Yes Melissa, I think you might be Queen of the Vignette.LOL! It's all gorgeous (as usual).:)

kanishk said...

So pretty Melissa!
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Kenzie said...

Visiting from Richella's party! I love your candles everywhere!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Everything is so pretty! I have the same leather sofa, well mine is the love seat and chair/ottoman. Had it for about 6 years and we love it. My hubby won't let me get rid of it. It's so comfy.

pontmarie said...

Gorgeous home! I love that HOME sign :D

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I LOVE your monogrammed pillow. Our leather couch is very similar, and I bet something like that would look great. Thanks for the visit today! :)

xinex said...

Your special touches are all so perfect, Melissa!..Christine

Melody Parris said...

Melissa, I love your new post! (I actually love all your posts lol) Your so talented to think of ways of using candles, plaques, pillows and colors in such a way that everything complements each other. I'm learning how to decorate and coordinate colors a lot more now that I found your blog. You make your house look like a picture from a magazine but very homey and inviting. Your an excellent decorator and should be an interior designer. Happy Mother's Day to Mr. Chesnut's special mom! :)

Prior said...

Your home is very cozy with its lamplight as a special touch... I love the "Home" on the wall, too! Just popping in from the party over at Imparting Grace and so glad I did. Lezlee

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Hi Melissa,

Your home is gorgeous and I love all of the special touches. They do make a home!

Thank you so much for visiting me and for your very kind comments that you leave! I always enjoy your visits!

God Bless,
Kathleen

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

So many pretty things!

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Susie from Bienvenue said...

I just have to tell you ....Your blog header is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! You know..just like you :) xoxox Susie~

Denise said...

Can't wait to see your new blog look Melissa :) You know I love all your special touches.
Have a wonderful start to your week my friend.
hugs
Denise

GWENDOLYN said...

Melissa,
I love your new blog look.
I love all your special touches around your home. I will try and incorporate some into my home. You always have such lovely pictures to share with us. Do you have a flower garden? I was just thinking that if you do...it is probably super gorgeous. I hope you had a great Mother's day.
Blessings
Gwen

Melissa said...

It really is all about the small things isn't it Melissa? I love every inch of your home and look forward to all of your posts. I also love the new look of your site! I've been kicking around the idea of getting a customized one myself and think you've just talked me right into it!

Many Blessings,
M.

My Profile said...

Hi Melissa,
Just a lovely warm blog. You had such good ideas and is a treasure. Bet you are 'lovin it ! Your living room looks great with all the new pillows and color.
I may be back soon. Found a new title and made extra sure I was connected. I hope I don't repeat myself too much.
So happy for you !!
ps I also have a betta and is he handsome. All shades of blue.

Enjoy it all ....

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

I love your special touches, Melissa. Can't wait to hear your updates!!

COLONY HOMESTEAD said...

your home is beautiful..

Melissa said...

Your home is so delish! I just want to crawl into it with a good book! :) Do you burn your candles? I didn't use to. Then I saw somewhere (HGTV, or The Nester, maybe?) that we should burn our candles, not just keep them for decoration. Oh boy, were they ever right! They actually look so much pettier with the wax melted! I'm a candle burning fool now. :)

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