Facile Flora

I love the feel of live plants in the home though I am quite terrible at live plant care.  Low maintenance plants such as succulents, airplants, and ferns are great options for us hurried horticulturists.  Since these plants require so little care, creative options are abundant.

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Jockin’ a JuJu

Elaborate headdresses traditionally worn by village chiefs in Cameroon, African Juju hats have found their place in the hearts of interior decorators throughout the world.  I must say, I am smitten with the juju. Whether bright and bold or neutral and subdued, a juju can flatter the drabbest of rooms.  The soft intricate hats are an easy way to add texture and interest to any space in your home or office.

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Locker Love

My love for old metal lockers was realized when we first purchased our home.  Shortly after signing away our savings  we realized our new little nest had virtually no storage on the first floor.  Vintage metal lockers are the perfect cure for this home affliction.  I searched long and hard for the perfect set and about a year ago I thought I had found them.  One snowy day while perusing the very large antique store in which I spend my weekends, I noticed the most beautiful set of turquoise lockers tucked away in a well hidden spot.  I immediately called my mom who helped lug them to the truck and then into my house.  Needless to say, I had found the perfect lockers for the wrong house.  I hung onto the set for a few days testing them in my foyer and then in my dining room, but there was no hope.  My blue beauties were just too big for our pint-sized abode.  Back to the store they went leaving me lockerless.

I still have high hopes for a set of these in the future, potentially to be used for storage in child’s room…I guess in the meantime these images will suffice.

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Blood & Champagne

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Blood & Champagne

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Oversized Ode to Love

I have a weakness for pretty lettering.  To me, nothing compares to beautifully handwritten correspondence.  There is something so special about the handwritten quotes and love letters below, which have been creatively featured as wall art.    I would love to have the lyrics to our wedding song (Ray LaMontange – You are the Best Thing) or the letters we drafted for each other on our wedding day carefully drawn on our bedroom wall.  Words so sweet and so true, would act as a great reminder each morning upon waking and each night before closing our eyes.

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Craving a Cottage

Welcome!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I sure did…at least until we found out that our hot water heater must be replaced.  We knew coming into this that owning an old home comes with a lot of upkeep.  But these past couple months have really proved that statement true.  It was only a few short months ago that we discovered a leak in our roof which resulted in ceiling repairs and a new roof.  As they say, when it rains it pours.  All of these unfortunate realities make me long for simple little cottage in the country.  One room, no fuss, that is all this girl needs.

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Damsel of Design

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful floral workshop with the ladies over at Poppies & Posies.  Also in attendance at this gathering was one of the editors of Design Sponge, one of my very favorite blogs.   Design Sponge is a marvelous resource for home design, decor, DIY, crafting, and the creation of gorgeous gatherings.   I am without a doubt addicted to the home tours featured within the site.  Here are some of my favorite.

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All photos from Design Sponge.

Hopefully, I will be able to share some images of the workshop shortly!