But, lack of posts means an abundance of new finds, projects and photos. Especially with sweet summer finally here. So here it goes!
First of all, since you know my recent preocupation with kitchens, I of course needed to redecorate mine. Here’s the before of the display above my cabinets. (Sorry these pictures aren’t very good. My kitchen is so small that I literally can’t get far enough away to take a good picture. And I also take all my pictures at about 1 a.m., because that’s the only time I’m ever home, so they’re not exactly sun-filled, pretty pictures. Oh well!)
Not bad, just a little too colorful/leftover-teenage-years-y for me. Here is the after:
Much better don’t you think? The cake stands (I collect them) are from this fabulous store in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The chicken wire crate was $1 at Goodwill. You should recognize the number 5 and two wire baskets from my clearance finds. The pot in the small basket is from Anthropologie, as well as the grey vase in the back. And the wire beehive is from Nell Hill’s. I love the look of all the wire grouped together!
Stars and Stripes
I also spent the weekend putting out summer and 4th of July decorations.
I changed out my terrarium from the bird’s nest to summery starfish and coral from save-on-crafts.com. I also added the linen star table cloth that I picked up at my garage sale from one of the other ladies having it with us. Thanks Gail!
See how cute they are? My mom had to talk me out of buying every single number, one through nine. I managed just to limit myself to 2, 3, 4 and 8 : ) They were $4 each.
Several people have requested to know which design was chosen for the women’s event I’m doing the design and promotion for. It was my personal fave (and apparently yours too!) the hip cakstand look, #4!
Thanks everyone for voting! I told the group choosing what the votes and opinions were, and they thought it was super helpful.
I have a few more fun projects and finds up my sleeve, but those will have to wait for another day and better photographic lighting. Until then, happy decorating and enjoying the lovely June weather!