Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This really is the most wonderful time of the year and I love decorating my home for the holidays. I have a collection of 400+ vintage mercury glass ornaments and every year I find new ways to display them. This year they've found their way into a huge sea shell, a bird bath, antique silver serving tray and (ta da) our Christmas tree. I have so much fun every year glittering practically everything in sight: Christmas ornaments, pinecones, leaves and photos... you name it. Be sure to use German glass glitter (tiny bits of crushed glass) in silver, clear or a mixture of both.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
We stumbled upon this deserted farmhouse on one of our recent trips to Belgium. There was no evidence that anyone had lived there in the recent past - oh how I wish those walls could talk. My husband, aka "The Chicken", watched me explore the property from our rented truck and I had an absolute blast!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We just received our container of White x White Belgian inspired furniture today. All pieces are made from iron and old pine with a wonderful patina. Some pieces have plank tops and some have beautiful parquet tops. When I was in Antwerp last summer I saw some of these pieces in antique shops and, although not antique, they work well with antiques and keep them fresh. I love them so much I'll be taking some home with me!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I'm always drawn to pieces that are white or neutral. After all, that IS the Belgian style of decorating. I love mirrors, lamps, industrial furniture and architectural artifacts and seek them out when I'm on antique hunting excursions in Belgium. I love Antwerp for inspiration but bargains are few and far between in the big cities. The small fairs and rommel markets are where the fabulous finds are to be found. Just make sure you bring your flashlight and begin around 3:00 am.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
While antique hunting in Holland, we happened upon this castle that was the site of a wedding. The "red room" was the location for the nuptials and the photo at the bottom shows the courtyard where the reception was being held.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Fall has finally arrived and with the cool temps of course comes fall decorating! To add a little color to the entry way of our home I added a basket with sunflowers tucked inside. The basket is part of the White x White line available at Gallery Classic.
The lanterns filled with gourds and mini pumpkins add a pop of color to the entry way and beckon you to come inside...friends are always welcome!