This blog might turn into a home decor blog. It might turn into a gardening/hostess/Martha Stewart wannabe blog. At least that’s what it feels like right now. Welcome to all the facets of my life!
I was inspired by this pin on pinterest of frames starting on the corner of a wall and spreading out on both sides. We have this wall that is part of the kitchen/dining room/living room. I wasn’t sure what to put on it but then I thought after collecting a few vintage frames, this would be perfect!
You can start this look in a corner that goes in and put a chair in the corner. I love pinterest! I’m on there if you want to look for me, I think I have a board for nearly every thing. It’s like the online filing system of ideas for all areas of my life.
I love antique store shopping. I sneeze up a storm in them with all the dust – I once was by a trunk of blankets and as soon as I leaned closer I let out a huge sneeze. Probably had cat hair all over it.
I love going to the real antique stores when old men come in looking for things that remind them of their childhood and hearing their banter. Old men are absolutely charming with personality, I can’t explain why I love their sense of humor, but I feel like it’s refined with age to a clever sweetness. Anyway, a real antique is 100 years or older, did you know that? So 90% of things aren’t yet antique, but we’re getting there.
I found these lovely pieces all over the city, mainly near Camelback Road and 7th Ave.
The pieces range from $6 to $85. When it comes to picking things out for my home, I have to absolutely love it to the point where I don’t care how much it is, and I will forever think about it. The bird frame was one of them. There is no impulse buying at my age. In my early twenties, I was unsure of my style and had a rigid budget so I did the IKEA thing and threw in a few Pottery Barn pieces. I’ve gotten to the point that I like things that are unique and one of a kind, as well as quality if it has to do with hardware (so Anthro and Pottery Barn it is!). That typically leads me to refurbished furniture or artwork that can’t be reproduced. If you’re decorating your home, I want to encourage you to bring in things that make you feel comfortable and warm. The investment is so worth the happiness you feel when you walk by and see it!
Diana Elizabeth is ready to rip out a huge chunk of her lawn in the backyard and make it a garden. Flowers, veggies and all. Oh, heat, stay away for three more months, will you? There’s just so much to do!