at the entrance to the show some local antique shops had set up displays,
and this one captured my style. exactly.
rustic french decor, fresh white flowers, a touch of animal print, natural jute rug,
gorgeous mirror, pops of orange color, bright greenery, and
the miniature lit Christmas trees on the credenza.
i gained so much inspiration from this display!
however, i'm pretty sure i don't have the $$ to pick it up tomorrow,
so i'll just keep this picture and use it as inspiration!
we spent the rest of the day Christmas shopping-'til-we-dropped & eating delicious food.
it was so refreshing to spend some quality girl time with my mom.
i am so thankful for you, mom. love you.
and while mom and i were having girl time,
this is what my two boys were up to...cruising on da-da's boat.
we've been collecting wine corks for the last few years.
we try & remember to write the occasion, date, and have everyone present sign each one.
whether its 4 or 14 people, it's a fun way to remember special times with the ones we love.
we had been collecting them here
but began running out of room...what can i say, we like wine!
so i'd had my eye out for another cork collection container,
and the other night at home goods i found something just right...
i had been looking for a clear glass lamp, but i love the details on this one!
it's obviously not quite full, but it's fun to have an ongoing "project" of filling up the lamp!
we even kept some special corks from our trip to Napa last spring.
we had just finished touring the Schramsberg wine caves, which was extra romantic because
we celebrated with their sparkling wine at our engagement party & our wedding...
and i snatched up a handful corks and stashed them in my purse.
they weren't going to use them for anything, especially nothing as cool as filling up my lamp!
I began blogging to share my home ideas with myself. Sound crazy? I wanted to have a place to reference past projects, see how much our home's interior has changed over the years, and hopefully how my creativity and design has developed and expanded! I love the challenge of pulling the pieces together to decorate a room, obsess over antiques, love painting furniture, squeal at finding a good deal, and do it all with the hope of creating a comfy and meaningful home for my family and a welcoming place for friends. I'm happy for you to sneak a peek at what's going on, too. I hope you enjoy my personal home decorating:cooking: organizing:anything else journal.