Friday, October 21, 2016

TGIF - The Gems I Found

Happy Friday everyone,
I hope some beautiful fall weather is in your weekend forecast!

So fun to see this article featuring Charmaine's home, it's packed with Craigslist makeovers!

Brooke's charming home is a favorite among the fall home tours.

Sign me up for a root canal at this stunning dental office!

Harvest Moscow Mule sounds like the perfect fall cocktail.

This kitchen reno is filled with fab details!   

Friday, October 14, 2016

TGIF - The Gems I Found

Enjoy the weekend friends! 

Inside artist Kate Roebuck's collected home.

I have a similar oversize chunky knit sweater ~ it's my go to for chilly winter days!

A stunning fall wedding in Napa Valley.
Btw, I love her blog and Instagram ~ thanks to Rene's Friday Link Love. :)

Molly's DIY Mudcloth Napkins would be beautiful for a Thanksgiving table.  

Tried and true, I've been making these Five Savory Fall Soups from
 Centsational Girl since she posted them in 2010! 

One Kings Lane editor gets expert advice on how to create perfect art displays.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I Spy a Craigslist Buy (9)

Last weekend a sweet reader bought my dining chairs I was selling, and she 
mentioned how much she liked the 'I Spy a Craigslist Buy' series I'd done
in the past. Looking back the last one was in January, I guess overdue is an
understatement ~ so let's catch up!

These listings are currently available on Denver's Craigslist,
(Click the link below the heading)
and I've paired them with inspiration pics to give you an idea how the pieces can be used.
(Ugh, you guys I'm so sorry for the different fonts, I copy it from Craigslist and it appears as if 
I've got it right and then goes wonky on me. #sorrynottechnical)

 Rattan dressers - $10 (Centennial/littleton)

These would make a great pair of nightstands, painted and hardware cleaned and shined.

Study Table with Chair - $35

This looks like it's been freshly painted! I think the gold hardware in the
pic below stands out and looks richer than the brushed nickel.


Sanity Fair

Antique side table - $45 (Stapleton)

These classic side tables are great for an entry, nightstand, end table, and easily
mix with any style. I love the lion's head ring pull. A a quick coat of
Rub 'n Buff would bring back the brass color. In the pic below pairing it with
the modern style white gourd lamp keeps it from looking overly formal.

Classic Casual Home

Rattan Daybed - $50 

The Inspired Room

 Dining room table (no chairs) - $40

Such a versatile table, and a steal!

Nina Dobrev - My Domaine

Hope you're inspired to check out your local Craigslist!

Friday, October 7, 2016

TGIF - The Gems I Found

Happy Friday everyone!
Thinking of all our friends and their families in the path of the hurricane
 and praying for their safety.

This family home is the perfect mix of polish and practicality!

How sweet is this little honey pot!

I'd pair this West Elm floor lamp with traditional furnishings.

This seasonal salad! Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad

Cute fall outfit inspiration.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Five Favorites - Entertaining Accessories

 I can't even believe it's October, and as much as I hate that the year has flown by I do 
love everything about fall! Entertaining is right up there at the top of my list, and I'm
 in the mood for some fall cooking, aka comfort food in my book, and get-togethers with
 friends and family.
 This month for My Five Favorites we're sharing Entertaining Accessories,
I'm sure my pals will have some some great ideas for me to add to my inventory!  

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

I'm thrilled to introduce our guest this month, Kelley @ Kelley Nan. She couldn't be more
perfect for our topic ~ her tablescape skills are unmatched, and her style...stunningly elegant!
Oh, and she makes it look effortless! 
It's easy to access her beautiful collection of tablescape photos here!
How gorgeous is this Fall Table she put together this year?!!  

Here are a few of my go to entertaining items that I couldn't live without:

Domed Cake Plate
A cake plate isn't just for cake ~ this is my favorite to take anything up a notch!
 Actually, years ago our tenants left it behind and gifted it to me when they moved out of
 state. :) I saw this very similar one, the price is CRAZY inexpensive and 5 Star Reviews!

I use mine for everything ~ cakes, pies, pastries, breads. 
It's great for brunch items like quiche, or ramekins of yogurt or granola.
It even makes sandwiches feel a bit more gourmet.

Simple DIY Table Runner
I love using a fabric table runner to add a pretty dose of color and pattern.
 It couldn't be more simple, just a yard or so of fabric, with the edge ironed under.
The black and white stripe fabric is an IKEA print. 
** I spy a cake plate!**

In addition to the fabric table runner, 
a collection of tall candles always make a statement!

Kate Spade Salt & Pepper Shakers
These were a gift from a friend a few years ago, and I loved them so much I've
since gifted them as well.  
Fairmount Park Stripe & Dot Salt & Pepper Set are my favorite to give your table
that eclectic flair. The black, white and gold color combination and simple bold 
print easily mix with other serving piece patterns.

White Hotel Dinner Napkins
I've had my same white dinner napkins for years, maybe 15 or more. You all 
know I love a bargain but it's worth spending more for quality here, they've been
bleached a zillion times, are perfectly square and still look like new. Mine are
from William Sonoma, but I'm wondering if the quality has changed over the years,
some of the reviews are iffy.  

Mini Mason Jars
Everything is more fun served in a cute little mason jar, right? They're ideal for
 individual appetizers and desserts. I found mine at Walmart,
 I have 24 of the 4 oz jelly jars, and 24 of the 8 oz jelly jars.  
I like to do mini pies in the fall and strawberry shortcakes for summer BBQs. 

One of my popular posts of the past is how a friend and I have amassed and share

Stop by and check out these talented friends' favorites:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
Kelley @ Kelley Nan

You might like these previous Five Favorites, too:

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