Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I never thought of it too much before, how much a simple tree ornament could bring such joy, how much it could fill my head with warm memories of Family, Love and Tradition. As I unpack my Christmas decorations and ornaments each year, I'm flooded with these things, and now that I have children I hope I can do half the job my Family did for me. I hope each year as we add ornaments and tradition to our lives with our children, that someday they too will unpack their ornaments and think of childhood memories, their Family, and how much love we have for them.
Each year I plan to buy one dated ornament for each of my children, as well as other ornaments that will add to our collection. And then, as my Mother did for my brother and I, I will divide and distribute the ornaments to each of my girls. What traditions do you do during the holidays?
Here are a few of our new ornaments this year (from Kohl's)....oh and a cute picture of a naked baby... :-) Peace,
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here is what it looked like when I brought it home.
And after a little trial and error, this is what it looks like today.
I painted the entire dresser a light vintage yellow, but didn't like it so I then painted it white, with pale pink drawers, antiqued it which allowed some of the yellow to peek through. I added some knobs from Anthropologie and pulls from Restoration Hardware and then wheeled this beauty into Lila's room. It just pulled the room together and now I have more of a vision to finish the rest of her room. I will try to share more pics soon.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Maeve James will be constantly changing over the next couple of months as I get myself up and running as envisioned, but I couldn't wait to start writing and getting to know you. Thanks so much for being here.
I have always been the type of person that just can't sit, my body and mind is always racing, and that's not from too many cups of coffee, it's a genetic blessing or curse, however you may look at it. :-)
This was my latest project. I scored this cute little guy from Craigslist. It was one of those listings with no pictures. I typically don't even look at stuff with no images but this time I did and I'm so glad because it's an awesome solid dresser. From the minute I brought it home, it was screaming beachy chic.
This was it's original state. Not a great pic but it was just an ordinary dresser.
This is how it looks now. I antiqued it white and then painted subtle tan grey stripes on the top and down the face front, excluding the drawers. I kept the knobs their natural color but did the tan gray again in the center. I'm not sold on this yet, but I do like how the knobs make the stripes pop. It replaced the out of place serving cart in the bedroom hallway and it's quickly making itself at home.