Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Beautiful Home

"Friendship is born at that moment
when one man says to another: 
"What! You too? I thought that
no one but myself...""
                ~C.S. Lewis

  I have met so many wonderful people through my blog and my etsy shop! It is so lovely to hear from people who share similar tastes to my own and who are hungry for that elegant old-fashioned atmosphere that I always crave. One of my customers recently shared some simply gorgeous snapshots of her home with me and I had to ask her if I could share them with you too. She has such an incredible collection of treasures (one or two which have come from me!) and you will see from these few pictures that her home absolutely embodies that stunning European romance. Thankyou Wedad for letting me share these pictures and for your kindness and support! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

French Table

"Fall has always been my
favourite season. The time
when everything bursts with
its last beauty, as if nature 
had been saving up all year 
for the grand finale."
            ~Lauren DeStefano

   What a chaotic weekend it was! Things in my house are changing rapidly and I am adjusting slowly. Life has a funny way of testing you to see just how strong you have or haven't become over the years and whether you can meet challenges with an attitude of abundance and positivity or not. I am learning to love everyday whether it brings exactly what I expect it to or not. 
I have a few pretty pictures to share with you of a table that I found on a trip out of town this summer. It is French and very old. It has a beautiful chippy cream and gold finish and stands on tall curvy legs. I think it is incredibly romantic and looks like a table from a chateau in France. It is always so exciting to find something in this beautiful romantic old-fashioned style that I love...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Tattered Rose

"The rose speaks silently,
in a language known only to the heart."

   Last week was a bit of a whirlwind for me - lots of changes, which I won't get into at the moment, but I'm sure I will be sharing more about (hint: I have made a lot of major decorating decisions). For today I just wanted to share some beautiful pictures that I took while on a trip out of town this summer. I have had them set aside for a blog post for a little while but just haven't got around to editing and posting them. There was this little shop I found called Tattered Rose (what a beautiful name don't you think!?) and everything was so lovely and romantic there it was like stepping inside a fairytale. The store is mostly clothing dripping in lace, ruffles, and beads, gorgeous jewelry, and a little bit of home decor. It took my breath away! My pictures don't do it justice. I have also added some treasures to the Etsy Shop - I know it has been a bit empty of late but I will hopefully be adding more in the next week or so...


Monday, September 8, 2014

Cream and Blush

"Autumn seemed to arrive
suddenly that year. The morning
of the first of September was 
crisp and golden as an apple."
              ~J. K. Rowling
                Harry Potter 
                and the Deathly Hallows

   Autumn definitely arrived suddenly and then what did I wake up to this morning but...snow. Yes you heard me right. I'm hoping it was a freak storm. It was very strange to see the trees - many of which are still full and green - covered in white. My sister who was visiting today said that she loved the weather. It made her feel cozy and her favourite thing in the world was to stay in on a day like today. I like that feeling too but I'm also not quite ready to put away my little jacket and opt for a heavy winter coat just yet. 
I think my favourite combination of colours is cream and blush. Nothing could be more romantic. I took some photos the other day of some new additions to the soft creamy decor in my home. The dresser was a wood finish before it was painted a beautiful warm cream colour to match the vanity it sits beside. 

Also a few new items in the Etsy Shop!

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