Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Budoir tour

One of the questions I get asked the most running a vintage shop besides
"Where do you get all your stuff?"
"So, is your house decorated 'with all this stuff'?" 
 I always say it is a work in progress because it is. It is constantly changing and evolving. (I'm sure that drives the hubs crazy, although he's probably used to my whims by now.) Anyway, just when I am satisfied with one little area, I will want to change another.  My home is my canvas. Items leave my home and head to the shop and vice versa! Sometimes I will decide I want to take something back home from the shop because well, really I would be very sad to sell it! 
So, I decided I would start a little sorta "mini series" if you will, of snapshots of our humble abode.  I'm beginning w/the bedrooms.  My husbands and I's first (Mainly cause it needed a good cleaning/decluttering)  And, I want to document all the bedrooms looking clean!

Stephen picked out this bedding for us nearly 8 yrs. ago and I still love it!  Bamboo shades from Lowes and curtains from Target. My baby girl cheesin'.   
This dresser was a mother's day gift that I had picked out.  Athough it is not mid-century modern in design it is still very old and I love it.

White shelf from Pottery Barn forevs ago. Barnwood or thrifted frames and vases.  On my dresser is a vintage oval vanity mirror which holds perfumes and some of my other very favorite photos. I love my stacked vintage jewelry boxes.  On top is my new "Live Creatively" leather cuff bracelet by La Bella Perlina designs.  It is awesome.

The nightstand lampshade is vintage, vase is from my sister and two of my favorite books One Thousand Gifts and the Bible. A vintage birdie print in a super cool frame and some wedding photos. :)

Welp, that concludes our bedroom tour. It has a certain shabby chic flair and I love having calming soothing colors in the bedroom. Athough it is small (I'd love to have a bigger closet and a master bath) it forces us to keep things orderly and to purge often.  I'm a firm believer that your bedroom should be your quiet retreat. A place to rest and recharge your soul.  So don't let bills or family laundry pile up in there!  :)
Goodnight ya'll! Thanks for stopping by my little place!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tea Parties & Play-doh

      Its been bone freezin cold here so we've been doing lots of indoor activities and having fun pajama days. 
                                              Those are just the best sometimes. 
I love watching Evelyn's play develop. She is more interested in make believe and can now stick with one activity for more than 5 minutes. Ha!

She's a silly girl, full of funk and spirit and orneryness.
She loves playing tea" pahty".  After she "refills" my tea she says Thank you! Often Barbie or other baby dolls will join in on the fun
Max concentrating on sculpting a masterpiece

Max at 2 1/2ish, I believe, making homeade play-doh. 

Here is a recipe for homeade play-doh(This makes a big batch, so we divided into 4 sections then colored each one a different color.)
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1pkg unsweetened koolaid or food coloring
3T baby oil
1 cup boilng water
Mix dry ingredients, add oil and water and mix well. Store in air tight containers.
Enjoy!  Warning: you will kinda want to eat it. Just remember, it is not cookie dough, it is not cookie dough! :)


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What I Wore-Vintage Remix

I love to mix old and new in fashion and in decor. It's exciting to find a great deal at the store, but also to find that unexpected skirt or shirt at a vintage, thrift or other resale shop.  Was a little bit timid of the peach skirt at first but I think it actualy pairs nicely with lots of colors! What do you think? What color would you pair peach with? 

Silky shirt: J-Crew factory
Peach skirt: vintage (thrifted)
Black pumps: payless
Silhouette necklace: vintage (my shop)
Handbag: vintage (underground vintage studio)

Thanks for stopping by sweet friends!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy, blessed 2013. 
The Peters