Often I am asked where I shop for our living room.
SO, here I am sharing exact sources for items like the rug, and items I have found that are quite similar to get the look!
Locally, near Greensboro, North Carolina, I love to shop The French Farmer’s Wife and Chartreuse barn shows for those unexpected finds. In the upper left photo, Steve and I made the old window header into a mantel. I discovered the chunky wood coffee table at a used store fixture shop. And the old columns were collected around town from flea markets and antique stores. My fave white leather Moroccan poufs were gifts from the ladies at The French Farmer’s wife.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville Stencils
Honestly, unlike my artsy, creative friends and neighbors, I have never been an ambitious seasonal decorator. So, I selected this lovely Home sign by Muddaritaville Studio for this reverse-painted glass project because I can make it work all year round at our little covered porch at the back door. I chose Fusion Mineral Paint colors that can blend with fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas when I add coordinating décor items. It was so fun to use so many fabulous colors all at once. The Fusion fan deck made it so easy.
Our neighbors moved in three years ago, and Marsha arrived with a mind-boggling talent for gardening. And, she makes the coolest little Halloween lanterns out of pretty wine bottles and a solar bottle stopper with fairy lights specifically for wine bottles. She gave me a couple last year and I use one on a shepherd’s crook like she does in her back yard. I like using this Halloween one on our deck table. The jute comes in the kit, too.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint & Muddaritaville stencils.
There’s nothing easier than painting on the back side of clear glass plates. They can be found at dollar stores and Goodwill, and are surprisingly durable. These are from our daughter Mia’s wedding reception in June and I knew exactly how to re-use them.
I am going to do two different patterns, one on the dinner plate, and another on the salad plate, so that they look amazing layered together. I am painting with Fusion Mineral Paint in my favorite coordinating colors, plus two Muddaritaville Studio stencil designs.
Years ago I was on the board of directors at our local art organization. There, I met several women artists and art supporters who became long-time friends. We met for dinner monthly and named ourselves the “Art Ladies.” One of the Ladies, Nancy Greever Brooks, a wonderful jewelry and glass artist, moved to Tazewell, Virginia to restore a magnificent 200-year-old home on a hill. Nancy’s artful home has become our base for art projects, adventures, wonderful food, wine, and shopping excursions of all kinds.
During our trips around the Tazewell and Burke’s Garden areas, we have had the pleasure of meeting many of Nancy’s dear friends, including Kim Santolla, owner of Kimberly’s Greenhouse at Pisgah. Kim’s passion, enthusiasm, and gift for nurturing plants and sharing her gift with all is addictive. Her greenhouse is only open a few months during the year, and it seems we NEVER get there during her selling season.
But! Last weekend Nancy took us there to see Kim’s newest venture – a fabulous cutting garden that extends as far as the eye can see, in a gorgeous mountain setting.
A gourd tunnel. A stone maze. A senior photo backdrop. A 100-foot-long Foxglove bed. Sip & Plant events.