Friday, March 16, 2012

Campaign Style

Campaign style furniture is something I have recently fallen in love with.  If you're not familiar with this style/term, here's some quick little background for you.  Campaign furniture was introduced in the 18th and 19th centuries and was made to travel with and breakdown easily.  It was an extremely popular choice for and highly demanded by the traveling soldiers during that time.  Probably the most popular piece of that time and what we are now starting to see again is what is called the chest of drawers, often referred to the campaign or military chest.  It has such a sophisticated and classic look to it, yet still somehow maintains a masculine elegance about it.     

If I ever find that right piece, I will be snagging it right up and making it over asap!  In the meantime, I will show you a few amazing DIY and hack versions that I have come across lately.


OK, so these next 4 pictures are ALL of the SAME piece.  Yes, you read that right...  The first time around, it was refinished from black to white.  Then a few years later, the top (piece with shelves) was cut off.  The bottoms were then carefully and securely attached to each other and it soon became the most fab kitchen island, ever!  This is by far my most favorite of all the makeovers; what an amazing job they did!




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Flowers of Desire

Since spring is right around the corner, I thought I would share with you some gorgeous and inspiring flowers.  I love me some fresh flowers and especially love being able to go outside, cut a stem off, and put them in a lovely vase!  Flowers don't have to be complicated or expensive.  Even a single flower in a bud vase can add just that perfect touch.  Flowers are like sunshine in a bottle; they can brighten anyone's day!  Here's to you having a bright and fab spring!

Yellow garden container



Pinned Image

I adore flowers. I wish someone would buy me peonies everyday xx

Loads of Ranunculus, 16x24 fine art photograph


Sweet & Lovely Flower Garden Birthday Party

Monday, March 12, 2012

Claiming My Blog on Bloglovin

Follow Me on Bloglovin - **Just doing a test post on a site I found.** 

OK, with that part out of the way, if you do happen to follow a good deal of blogs (like me), then this is actually a great website for you!  I just discovered it a few days ago and am already thinking, I'm really liking this!
It basically boils down to the following:  You can find and add ALL of the blogs you love and follow, and have them ALL in ONE place!  You won't have to go back and forth, between each and every blog site anymore, just go to your bloglovin account and there she is - all of them.  It will even show and tell you (on the blogs that you follow) which are new posts, that you haven't read yet.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Seriously, More Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Here is another assortment of lovely and random, indoor/outdoor rugs that I've discovered.  There are most certainly quite a few in here, so sit back, relax, and enjoy.  Included in the mélange assortment are even some DIY rugs that turned out to be absolutely amazing!  The links to those usually include the low down on all the deets of the project, so get to workin' and make yourself your very own original masterpiece!

Espana Area Rug

Reef Area Rug

Martha Stewart Living™ Fretwork All-Weather Area Rug


4' x 6' Blue and White Ikat Rio Mat | World Market

4.9' x 6.9' Emberglow Lattice Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

Orange Arabesque Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

4.9' x 6.9' Green Bali Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

Chains Indoor-Outdoor Rug, Neutral | World Market

4.9' x 6.9' Red Ikat Rio Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

Wheat Floor Tile Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

Sage Terrain Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

Black Arabesque Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

Aqua Floor Tile Indoor-Outdoor Rug | World Market

Chains Indoor-Outdoor Rug, Black/Neutral | World Market

Eon Area Rug

Garnet Hill Doormat Collection

Patio Indoor-Outdoor Rug

Outdoor Rug



Tauna Recycled Yarn Kilim Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Peacock Aqua


"Middleton" Ikat Indoor/Outdoor Rug