Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Touches of Fall



It has been the coolest summer I can remember. Now that it's about over we are having temperatures in the high 90's. 
 But  I know Fall is on its way!
 I have been  working on  fall decorations this week. We are still unpacking from the move. Most of our  fall stuff is in the attic and  we are having a heat wave for the past two weeks here in Kentucky!
    Here is a peek as I  walk thought the house!







Fall arrangement in the study.

 


Pumpkin in a bell jar on breakfast table. 

Mr. Owl on the mantel in the keeping room.


Pier One owl and pumpkins in the  hall at end of kitchen


The  lantern   is  from Hobby Lobby and owl from Pier One. He is so sad looking. 

I added two fall pillows from Pottery Barn!
Thanks Judy Bigg!


Added a runner with some pumpkins and candles to the dinning room table .
 Still have more boxes to  unpack.

My  husband got  tired looking for my fall plates in the attic. Friday  he came home with a new set of fall
dishes from Pier One.
Lol,  he is  not off the hook !  I still want him to find the ones  in the attic! I told the movers to put all the boxes in the garage, he told them to take them all up!
 


Hope you come back and see me again. I got to get back up in the attic! Have a great week!
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Welcome to my Keeping Room



This was the beginning of what was to be our kitchen and keeping room.
The walls were painted a Berkshire beige. The coffered ceiling trim was painted a bright white and the ceiling was painted a pewter.




The room is ready for the flooring, book shelves, mantel and shutters are ready to be installed.






I added a comfortable sectional that fit neatly into the corner of the keeping room. I also added a shag area rug to add texture and warmth.



This is our breakfast table that sits at the end of our kitchen.

Our cozy little corner is for watching television and reading.
 I drew out the tile work and added silver decorative tiles to layer for interest.
 


This is looking in to the kitchen. The room is 16X40 including kitchen.
The custom shaker style cabinets contrast to the dark wood flooring and island.
I used a round table to balance the long rectangular room.


Both ends of the 17 foot  island have  good book storage.
The island cabinet is a dark chocolate maple stain with white quartz countertop.


 

This rug was my inspiration for the colors used in my kitchen/keeping room.
 The flooring I chose was a dark maple wood.
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Peacocks In The New Dinining Room


 
 
 
 
 
Hope you have had a great week!
Before I show my new peacock, I wanted to show you my new dining room.

The painters were putting on  the
 first coat of paint in December.
This is called a double tray  ceiling. It is fourteen feet high. The top of the ceiling is painted Charcoal. The rest of the ceiling and walls are painted Galveston Gray.






I saw this chandelier on Hozz and loved it. The lighting store just happened to have it in the show room. This is from the Crystorama Mercer Collection. I learned how to buy the proper size of lighting for a room during this construction. I had to have a large 30 " wide chandelier with eight candelabras because of the dining room size and height of the ceiling. It is band with hand cut crystals.



The floor is dark maple banded with light oak. I added a gray shag rug under the table.

I used my old chicory cherry dining room furniture
 from the Thomasville's River Road Collections.
My new style is called Modern  Eclectic. I have been mixing old pieces that I love  with new finds.  


This is my new focal point. I just love these peacocks.
My friend Judy (JBigg's Little Pieces) and
 I found these while out shopping the other day.


Throughout the house, I have added
turquoise  as my accent color.


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Floral Wall Hanging





This is my sewing room in the beginning. The walls had received their first coat of paint and the hardwood flooring and cabinets have not been installed.




This is my new sewing room. I had new dark sewing cabinets made and the wall is painted Sea Pine.  I wanted to add something special to the room. I created this wall hanging using my embroidery machine. After I completed the 12 patches, I banded them together and quilted.
 

I added a batik cloth backing and trim to give it some pizazz.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Frog Cloche

Hey! I am Back! Formerly  "Jo's This and That".   I have been busy building a new house. We sold our former home too quickly and ended up scrambling to live elsewhere while construction was taking place. I have missed you all.

I plan to start blogging again.

I shared an inspiring weekend with my friend Judy aka "JBiggs's Little Pieces". We traveled to Reelfoot Lake in Northwestern Tennessee.



 
Reelfoot Lake hosts beautiful Cypress trees that protrude throughout the shoreline.
 
When I got home, I decided to bring some of the lake with me.
Hope you enjoyed my little frog.
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