Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine Banner

Valentine Banner
Banners are so much fun to make! I've been wanting to make one for a while now so I finally sat down and taught myself how to make crepe paper rosettes, cut the triangles, and got busy creating. They're pretty easy to make, especially if you have a lot of scrap paper and trims already at home.

I hope you like them.

I made two of them. One is listed in my Etsy shop
 and the other will be at the Mercantile Mall in my space. 

Have a great week!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

eclectic kitchen hhbrady's ideabook kitchen

I like to share this fun website with you.  I found it awhile ago and love it. It's HOUZZ. It's an online photo album of homes, inside and out. I love it because it's pretty much just photos.... no advertising! Here's what you can do...
1. Browse over 15,000 photos from top designers around the world. Use the left side bar to browse by style, space or metro area.

2. Click on the "add to ideabook" button next to the photos that inspire you.
3. When finished adding photos, go to "My Houzz" to view your ideabook. You can share your ideabook with professionals, family, friends and with the houzz community.
 It is so easy to navigate thru and you can upload a few of your own. So, for you next remodeling project... create an idea book.
Here is a small sampling of my favorite photos.

a front porch in N. Carolina traditional entry
Mrs. Limestone home office eclectic home officetraditional bedroom Lettered Cottage Guest roomtraditional bedroom by SchappacherWhite Ltd.traditional landscape by AHBLtraditional kitchen Lettered Cottage kitchenSchappacherWhite Ltd. traditional bedroomtraditional landscape by Blasen Landscape Architecturetraditional dining room Lettered Cottage kitcheneclectic kitchen hhbrady's ideabook kitchen

Have a great weekend,


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Merry Christmas

Here are a few random Christmas photos from around my home.
Enjoy and thank you for stopping by and saying "hello."
Merry Christmas

Monday, September 14, 2009


Style File- RED

There is something about the color RED that draws me in every time.  Red is a highly stimulating color that evokes happiness, love, excitement, and even hunger. 

I love the vintage typewriter and the screen on the back wall of this photo. The dark color compliments the red well.

I would love to have an armoir full of red and white quilts and a the dresser below. Both have a different style but I seem to be drawn to both. It's so hard to choose one style.

This is the photo that started my search for red and white photos. It's simple, clean, and inviting. It makes me wish for a farmhouse. 

Have a great one!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Man Room

The Man Room

I just love old globes. You know the ones... the ones with the perfect blue/green color. It was a huge obsession for a long time. In my old house, we built a wall unit especially for them and a vintage map. It was perfect... then a few months later we moved. We moved to a bigger house so the girls could have their own room. In the new house the only thing my husband asked for was to have one room that he could decide what went in it. I think that's pretty fair considering he lets me make the rest of the house as girly as I want. We call it the "man room" . Here's what he wanted....a big t.v., leather reclining chairs, and a monkey drinking booze print hanging above the bar.! I think I can live with that.

The frame on the bar really isn't empty. It is a poem my youngest wrote me when she was six. I just adore it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Little Space To Call My Own

This was my favorite space in my old house. It was tucked in the corner of my little kitchen. I loved it because it was the one place in the house that I could call my own. My husband had his own office, the kids didn't want to be in the kitchen, and I was always in the kitchen so it was perfect for me. I love using vintage items for storage. They look great and are fun to collect. Old little green tackle boxes filled with necessities fit perfectly in the mail slots.