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I’m not very fond of over sharing, but there are some current issues that are taking priority over projects and posting, and I will go in a bit more depth in upcoming posts. But it’s the holidays and we’re making merry and decking the halls. I’m happy to say this year is about a 95% recycled holiday season.

I’ll start with the last bits and go forward. After I finished the holiday decorating, I had some extra snow in the bag. I pulled a few ornaments from the tree and mantel (those will be fairly obvious), and made a little ornament vignette to save as inspiration for next year.


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Bon Weekend – Meanwhile on Apartment Therapy…

Two amazing spaces that I’ve had the honor to share recently!

Leila & Buff’s Beautiful Beach Abode

Loree’s Dangerously Beautiful Garden

Here’s to a safe, fabulous and inspired weekend!

Celebration!

The news I mentioned on Monday? Well, back in May, Apartment Therapy posted a call for House Tour contributors. I eagerly jumped at the opportunity and sent in my house tour… those photos of Hollie’s amazing home! I was offered one a spot on the team at the end of last week! I’ll share a couple of tours (or more!) a month and this is my debut post, which went live yesterday:

Thanks again to Hollie for allowing me to share her home and I’m so excited to be a part of the AT team! Stay tuned for more decor porn!

{ Fireworks photo credit: bayasaa via Apartment Therapy }

One more from last week

We picked up two vintage marble top plant stands last week in desperate need of some TLC on the legs. We bought them from the same place we bought the bar cart, magazine rack and some other odds and ends. I’m envisioning these living in the breakfast nook, in front of the curtain panels, but one may also go in the living room. I can’t decide which color direction I should go with the paint… a shade of red or maintain a gold/champagne tone.

This gorgeous bar cart before & after on Design*Sponge has me thinking of revisiting it’s ‘golden’ years.

D*S photo credit…

Monday, Monday

Saturday found me out running a few errands. One of the traffic lights in the area was having some hiccoughs and I took an alternate route, which took me near a flea market that we are always forgetting to visit. I stopped by in hopes of finding planting vessels and I was thrilled to leave with a lovely bundle in my arms! First is this lovely vintage ceramic elephant planter. Most that I’ve seen are usually stands/seats and this is slight smaller and an actual planter. I also happened upon two vintage green ceramic planters. I was eyeing a third, but it was a McCoy, and even though I was willing to spend $10 on it for it’s beauty, I wasn’t sure if I could allow myself to drill a hole through it. If it’s at the next market I may just get it for another use. We filled top of the elephant (who may or may not be named) with succulents and the other two with some of the carnivorous plants that were getting a little crowded in the big pot-bog.

I’m looking forward to our next excursion! A nice way to end one week and start another.

Mad about Hollie Wood style

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As I mentioned on Friday, I had the pleasure to photograph interior designer/stylist/collector Hollie Wood‘s beautiful home a couple weeks ago. Hollie is a gal after my heart. The lifelong treasure hunter (she’s been going to flea markets and garage sales since she was a babe in arms) has a sophisticated yet effortless style. She’s given home to pieces with a past, both large and smal,l and inspiration brims from every nook & cranny. When Hollie decided it was time to buy a house to showcase those treasures three years ago, her search lead her to North Charleston’s beautiful and historic Park Circle. Hollie purchased the 1948 brick bungalow from the original owner, who kept many of the original features but who had also added some not-so-original elements.

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Bon Weekend

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Here is a sneak peek of Hollie Wood‘s uh-mazing home, which I had the honor to photograph a couple weeks ago, and will be featuring on Monday.

Here’s to a safe and fabulous weekend!

Glossed over

I get frustrated with myself when certain projects take FOREVER to complete. I tend to have grandiose ideas but lack the follow through. Sometimes I feel it has to do more with not willing to make the commitment when something just doesn’t feel quite right. The guest room has been one of those projects. More specifically… the walls. We’ve chosen the color but I just haven’t been able to commit to the design for the shadow striping. This is the ‘doesn’t feel right’ element of the room. I also know I want a shiny colored ceiling in the room and am going with a minty-sea foam tint. I pulled the above inspiration photos to show Michael what I wanted when I started talking about SHINY. Upon seeing these images and others he was immediately on board, in stead of looking at me like …

During said search I came back to some of the original OMG images (and which I could not find online for some time due to brain hiccoughs) for the color palette. Lacquered walls are so very seductive. Michael is in agreement with me. I started asking myself if having two rooms side by side with similar wall treatments seemed a little redundant and perhaps we should think of another course of action. This same search lead me to the pattern I want to use on the walls, of course! Decisions, decisions, decisions!

We’ve decided which route we’re going to take and I’ve decided to keep it in the can until we’re finished. I’m glad no one is living in the room as it’s going to be a different kind of hot mess for a bit. I had the luxury of having Michael out of town while I went on a taping spree in the bedroom. We’re planning on painting the first ceiling coat on Monday. I so, so, so excited!

Stay tuned…

{ Photo Credits: 1 | 2 | 3 – Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!  | 4 & 5 | 6 }

More Goodwill hunting

We were treated to an unplanned visit from Tyler last week so I stayed off the internet for most of that time. We had a great time with him and wish he could have stayed longer. We got some other projects started after he left and will share those soon, but I wanted to share the gifts the thrifting gods provided yesterday!

My dear friend Aileen mentioned that she would love to have a terrarium, so I volunteered to make one for her. I’ve been on the hunt for something really awesome to house the plants without much luck. We found this large round vessel at Goodwill yesterday and I think it’s time to start ‘terraforming’. 😉

We also found a few brass items on the shelves. One was planter but it wasn’t actually brass and they wanted $8.00. Sorry, but I thought that was a bit much. Phoenix & dragon pot. Elsewhere was this beautiful phoenix & dragon pot for $2.00. This was a much better deal in my opinion!

I believe it probably had a lid with it originally but we are intending to store something openly in it so it wouldn’t make a difference!

A sweet little glass box with mirrored bottom.

There have always been a brass cricket boxes in the house and most have come and gone, except the one on the left, which has been around for as long as I can remember. We’re passively rebooting our collection, starting with the small box we bought a couple months ago. Part of yesterday’s score was the larger box on the right.

And of course, I’ve started looking online at more beautiful boxes! As tempting as they are, I’m going to hold off and allow them to find us locally.

Not that I follow trends but I do love my brass!

Bon Weekend – Snappy shakers

I ran across these vintage Japanese lobster claw salt & pepper shakers while trying to find more information on the lobster boxes. After a couple of days I decided I couldn’t resist them and paid for them. They arrived yesterday and are adorning on of the shelves (they’ve currently replaced the rooster) in the breakfast nook.

They’re so cute I want to pinch them. Yeah, I went there. 🙂 Have a safe and fabulous weekend!

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