Shop My Living Room

Shop My Living Room

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.

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Mia’s Magical Marrakech-Inspired Wedding Shower

Mia’s Magical Marrakech-Inspired Wedding Shower

Last Saturday it happened. Our daughter Mia’s Marrakech-inspired wedding shower. Our first child to marry, it was quite simply magical. Her sister Jenny, aunt Patricia, and cousin Jackie prepared the loveliest, most delectable, colorful brunch feast and decorations for our guests. My part was to provide our home as the venue, and my collection of treasures from Marrakech, purchased during three wonderful, memory-filled trips. Mia’s decorating style is beginning to embrace the textures and patterns of Morocco, and I know she would love this theme.

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Reverse-Painting Glass / Getting Started

Reverse-Painting Glass / Getting Started

(This is a sponsored post featuring Fusion Mineral Paint and Muddaritaville Studio stencils.)

What! Painting glass? On cabinet doors, table tops, artwork, dishware, table runners? Did you always assume it’s just not possible?

It’s time to discover a whole new outlet for your painting craving using Fusion Mineral Paint products! We have teamed up to develop 10 FREE all new reverse-painted (originally from the French verre églamisé) online glass projects for your home, gifts, weddings, Etsy shop, whatever you want.

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Whitewashing Our Crusty Salvaged Mantel

Whitewashing Our Crusty Salvaged Mantel

You may remember, just before Christmas last year, Steve and I rescued a 1920s-ish window head. I found it in rough shape at the Chartreuse barn sale in Thomasville, North Carolina. Though I wasn’t looking for a piece like this, I knew when I discovered it, it had to go home with me. It is 6 1/2 feet long and very heavy. Recently I decided that whitewashing our crusty salvaged mantel was what I craved.

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Shop My Favorite Rustic Home Décor Sources!

Shop My Favorite Rustic Home Décor Sources!

SO, WHAT EXACTLY IS OUR HOME’S STYLE?

I call our 1977 brick ranch “rustic elegant.” Leading into the front door is a lovely courtyard full of plants and an Italian pottery water fountain that are our home’s defining features. Inside, find painted and unfinished wood furniture, ethnic textiles, one-of-a-kind accessories, local pottery, crusty columns, old doors, and whatever I discover as life goes on. I am excited to show you how you can shop my favorite rustic home decor sources.

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