Saturday, January 24, 2015

Holding Laundry Court

A beautiful Saturday to you,
Everyday chores especiallly laundry, can become dreaded. 
It's how you look at it...
 that can be inspiring & even chic.

There isn't anything that smells as incredible 
feels fresher than linens air dried in the sun by a gentle breeze.

This first picture from the 40's in New Jersery is a classic!

Vintage clothes pins & ironing boards are great utilitarian finds.

A vintage doll house finds it's been up cycled as storage in this laundry room.

Neatly folded linens to me are a source of beauty.

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This clothes line is dreamy...

My Design Tip: Laundry chores are here to stay, so creating a lovely space in which you hold laundry court is a priority.

Hop over to Second Shout Out Blog for my Saturday's "Designing with Vintage" series
 & shop 
for some items to create a lovely laundry space!

Enjoy the simple things!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winter's beautiful light

Beautiful Saturday Darlins,
The last few years I have been trying to take notice of each season's natural light. 
I try to see if I'm able to guess what time of year it is without a calendar.
A fun challenge, especially on the west coast!
I've come to a lovely little conclusion that...
it's the *winter's* beautiful light I love most.

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The way it warms a chilly room is gorgeous!

My Design tip: Use light to cast a space by opening curtains and move your pieces around to catch the light of the particular season.

Hop over to my Saturday's Designing with Vintage series on Second Shout Out blog 
  shop vintage lighting to cozy up your space.

Enjoy a beautiful winter weekend...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Romantic vintage shades

A beautiful Saturday morning to you...

One of a kind shades can transform any piece of lighting. 
I've been making my own for years with skeleton shades.
They are always on my vintage shopping radar!

Shades are a fun DIY project, easy to change out with another idea.

I hope you will be inspired to try some on your own.....


My Design tip: Look for vintage skeleton shades with various shapes. You'll be surprised how fun it is to design your own one of a kind shade with cool embellishments.

Hop over to my Saturday's Designing with vintage series blog at Second Shout Out & shop!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Golden Patinas for Winter

Ahhh the first weekend of 2015...
My first Saturday's Designing with vintage post 
the new year!
 adding warmth with textiles and metalic finishes that are worn with golden patinas can transform any cool winter space into a cozy and romantic one.

Winter is long, it's the perfect time for having some fun.  
Let's start playing with accessories and creating a fresh look for the new year.

My Design tip: Look for gold writing on vintage books, old frames, textiles of satin, velvet & golden patinas on furnishings. The perfect pairing for a cozy winter space.

Hop over to my series Saturday's "Desiging with vintage" & shop for vintage at Casual Loves Elegance @ Second Shout Out

Wishing you a beautiful first weekend of 2015

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Happy New Year Wish for you & a sweeeeet 16 letter to my son

It's the first morning of 2015!
*Happy New Year*

First Gratitude is always present with this time of year 
& today is one that fills that even more.
I want to Thank You for coming along on this blog journey with me. 
I hope the new Year will bring us together even more ...
I look forward to sharing creative ideas and really inspire you in some way.
I can't wait to get started with all the projects I'm planning for this year. 
and sharing them along the way with you.

My wish for you...
2015 will bring you all that you plan and aspire to see for yourself and your families. 
Health, prosperity & a feeling of promise & hope to move forward with all that your heart desires.

Today is extremely special for our family...
Today is not only New Years Day
 it's also the day my youngest son *C* was born. 

I remember every detail as the guys {My Doctor & hubby} were watching the football games in the delivery room! 

All I know is our family recieived a special gift that New Years day....

A little reflection in honor of his

@ 6 weeks... we are going to your baby shower.

 4 ish...

5 ish -  in a friends wedding

6 ish - DUDE

15 ish 
A cool guy...Fixing everything, learning about buisness, playing baseball, motocross, learning to skeet shoot just hanging with his buddies & loves his family time too.

Dearest *C*
are to date the sweeeeetest young man, 
a kind person, 
a passion for life, 
so genuine and helful to others. 
YOU have been a joy for us to watch grow through all the stages of life so far... 
from newborn to boy - to teen - and now into this young man of 16. 
We are proud of who you are, your character and loyalty which you have choose to live your life by each day....

We love that you lead yourself. 
you continue to make good choices. 

We can't wait to see your journey unfold & what your future will hold.


Love you to the moon & back .... King C
Forgot to mention...I appreciate & love your humor & that makes me laugh till I have tears...

As his mom ....I can't wait to see how he navigates his uniquely confident, charming and funny old soul into the world.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Storage for 2015

Morning Darlins,
Hope your holidays's were wonderful....
We will be packing away our holiday decorations and accouterments this week.
With 2015 around the corner it's time to freshen up and edit our spaces for enjoying the calm and cozy winter days. 
It's the perfect time to re-think ordinary storage. 
Utilizing vintage items for storage is a cool way to incorporate a solution into your decor.

I have several suitcases that I stack. They are pure storage. 
Each one stores holiday contents inside and marked by little tages i made. 
They can be moved anywhwere , and can be used for anything you like to keep readily available.

The wall of suicases is a cool idea too.

More ideas from this post on SECOND SHOUT OUT BLOG today with my series Saturday "Designing with vintage" Shop my store Casual Loves Elegance!

My Design tip: Storage is essential for everyone. If your going to buy something, think outside the box and look for something vintage that adds character to your space.
New Year.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

A peak into our Southern Califonia home this Christmas.....

Morning Darlins,
It's almost time to settle in for Christmas...
I hope your list is getting smaller & your just about ready to enjoy
A sneak peak into my home this Christmas, 
I have had several inquiries asking if & when I would be sharing!

A beautiful Merry Christmas from our Cali home to yours.

Still searching for the box that has the Christmas stockings!!!

My Design tip: For the Holidays I only have one tip. Decorate your home with what you love. The pieces that hold your fondest memories.

Pop over to my Saturday's Desiging with Vintage at SECOND SHOUT OUT BLOG & SHOP some great VINTAGE finds.

My wishes for a heartfelt Christmas with family, 
friends and the memories that you hold most dear.

Monday, December 15, 2014

*10* more days....

On the tenth day of Christmas...

i lit this candle in my kitchen 
to reflect upon the brightness of this day.

I hope you will enjoy this beautiful day...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

cozy spots part 2

With the holiday bustle everywhere, 
I hope you can create a place that is cozy to come home to. 
Yesterday I shared mine... 

Here a few more I found you might enjoy too!


My Desgin tip: Creating a corner to read or take a nap in is a special treat.

More here...on my Second Shout Out Saturday's Designing with Vintage series. 
& shop some cozy things for your space.

Enjoy the fullest beauty of this holiday season.