The lovely ladies of #greathomestaketime made my day with a Thumbs Up Thursday feature of my hobbit hole breakfast room. 🍄 Their hashtag really strikes a chord with me because the words — great homes take time — are so true.🌟 We nurture ourselves and our families in our homes, and as we all know, it doesn’t happen overnight!🙄 It’s a loving process that brings out your creativity, patience, knowledge, ingenuity, budgeting, tenacity, sense of humor, grit, and so much more.💪 Turning a single room, apartment, or house into an inviting nest is truly a labor of love. 😅🦢 So the tag really resonates with me and I’m truly honored! 🙏 Definitely check it out to get inspired by real-life homes that are filled with love and beauty. 🧡🏡🧡 . . . And here’s a look at our kitchen that flows off of that featured breakfast room. As you can see, we’ve stayed pretty true to the eccentric soul of this home. One thing I’ve learned from living in an old house, trends are cyclical, and open cabinets were a thing back in the 1920s too! . . . Thanks again to the hosts of @greathomestaketime! Be sure to dip into their own great homes: 🌟 @fat_dachshund 🌟 @theinterioreditor 🌟 @melmitchia 🌟 @happyeclectichome . . . Happy Friday Eve! ✨ . . . . . .
A few of my favorite things all in one space. The drop leaf table, my first antique as well as my first Mother’s Day gift. The deer painting which hubby did in middle school. (And nope, it’s not a paint by number.) The 3.99 chamomile from Trader Joe’s. (They remind me of a summer meadow LOL) The old typewriter, the restaurant picture from the restaurant where Seinfeld and the gang hung out (and one of the places we ate on our 20 year anniversary). The funky chandelier from IKEA. The As For Me and My House sign (an anniversary present). The family tree bench made by my daughter and her bestie (a Christmas gift from a few years ago.) I love mixing all the things- old and new- which have meaning to me! #afternoonvintagevignette#greathomestaketime#vintageinspired#mythriftedhome#myfleamarketstyle#treasuresandtrinketstuesday#vintagedropleaftable#vintagepainting #theseareafewofmyfavoritethings#traderjoesflowers#chamomile#findingbeautyintheeveryday#myeclecticmix
If my kids are excluded from school tomorrow it’s because their Mum was caught on CCTV pilfering some pampas grass from the school garden!!! In support of my pilfering, the wind had blown them down and they were lying on the flower beds looking very sorry for themselves however it still brought me out in cold sweats and I definitely felt a naughty little school girl 😂😂😂 On the plus side, my pampas grass is now looking beautiful in my Sitting Room 😍😍. Have you fallen in love with pampas grass or do you not know what all the fuss is about?? ——————————————————- @myhousethismonth - Plants in Decor @storyofmyhome - Life in Colour
As I’m sitting here this afternoon, it struck me. Around this time last year we were on pins and needles waiting for the bank mortgage process to conclude. We were prepared for everything to go wrong. This way, anything that happened smoothly was a bonus. Not one day did I give up hope that this house would be ours. A few things went wrong, low appraisal, conditions of the loan for repairs, and the need for 3 extensions because broker decided that his entire team could go on holiday at the same time ! Don’t even get me started. I knew what I had to do. I had to be the rock. Show no signs of weakness or wavering. And keep everyone going, including my then 10yo daughter, while we were in rental accommodation. A big part of this journey included the over and above support from our realtor @elaine7122 ! And when the day finally came for closing, that my friends was when I allowed myself to weep with happiness. This was indeed a blessing. So no matter what, never give up hope. Everything in this photo bar the plants is thrifted. That’s just how I roll 🥳 Playing along with a few fun tags: @sharonwarren for baskets and blessings ; #friendshipteatime ; #myhousethismonth Day 21 - Plants in decor; #thriftwithus @ashlyngoldberg @madebymolliesmom Phew, that was a lot. Wishing you all a wonderful day! . . . #newplant#nevergiveuphope#oldhouselove#folkvictorian#broughtoyoubythrifting#jadeite#firekingfridays#52weeksofhome#vintageflicker#littlestoriesofmylife#howivintage#cljsquad#greathomestaketime#antiques_r_us #eastlakefurniture
F O R A L L T H E M A M A S. . . . . . • Sitting here feeling slightly smug about the fact that I have already purchased and written all the Mother’s Day cards; that’s two Mother’s Day cards and two Nanny cards because, well I’m a consumerist and one card each wasn’t enough 😂 • What’s everyone got for the Mother’s in their lives? I haven’t been that organised and as I spend so much time on the lovely gram I feel like it would be only right to buy something from all the lovely small businesses on here; can you hit me up with some suggestions? 👇
Hello Insta friends! 😘 Bedroom pics again. I finally hung all my bird pics (and my Asian fan) in my here after switching decor with the living room (mirrors). So nice to have that done. Now to get our floors finished and a canopy type thing hung above the bed....
My sweet friend, Aileen, over at @homemadehappinest asked me to share what sparks joy in my home. For me the #sparkjoy comes from color. It comes from whimsy. From the hunt for quirky vintage finds. I chose my lounge to represent this as this space sparks so much joy for our family. My kids sprawl out on this vintage velvet couch after school. The record player is constantly playing. This is where we stash our family night board games. The disco ball was a gift from Kim for my last birthday. Some art is my husband’s concert posters. Some art is my own. Some is from friends. I just painted to ceiling Tomato Red @benjaminmoore and I don’t think anything could spark more joy than this color. This room is us. And that’s enough for me. ❤️ What sparks joy in your home @mylene_raspado @theeclectichaven @jenpanattoni @sarafoundshop @katepearcevintage @tailoredspaces ? #home_ec_op
Good morning all 😊 it's another dull, grey day, down here in Devon today! ☁ But we don't really notice it from this window in our lounge 🌴 just looks a little bit tropical 🌴 I love how this palm in front of the window 🌴 seems to visually bring our little outside courtyard area into the room 💚 which is one of the things I love about our lounge, since we knocked the 2 small dark rooms through 🔨👷 to form 1 large bright room ☀we sit on the sofa with this view at one end of the room 🌴 and the green view, through the window that I showed the other day 🌳of our front garden🌿🌹🌿and the trees in the street beyond! 🌳 We could be almost anywhere in the world !🌍 not just a few minutes walk away from the busy traffic laden roads of the city! 🏙. . 🌴Happy Thursday all 🌴 Enjoy your day - Friday tomorrow Yay!!🌴🍍🌴. #myhousethismonth Day 21 #plantsindecor @littlehouseinlondon @__itslucy__ @myhousethismonth #postitandsmile @jonpaulclark #tropicaldecor#myperiodhome
Swipe to see 👀⬅️my top floor landing. Don't ask me why I did huge paintings for my final year show when I was a student because I don't have the wall space for all of them. 🤔😐How much wall space do you have left for pictures? *** Life in colour @storyofmyhome and @myhousethismonth plants in decor *** Lights gifted by @festivelightsltd and now in stock.
Ooh how gorgeous is the sun and warmer weather! Gives me so much more energy. Here are some of my fave green retro wine glasses! Love them. A friend started my collection off as she knew how much I liked green! Now off to paint my toilet pink (didn’t like it yesterday- hoping it looks better this morning) @mycolourfulinterior #mycolourfulinterior going green! #retrohauls @storyofmyhome #storyofmyhome life in colour @greathomestaketime #greathomestaketime