Lakeside Lodge

I just know you are going to love this lakeside lodge as much as I do!
It was decorated by one of my favorite designers Heather Chadduck.
I am always crazy about a room with stone in it, so I am swooning over this great room!

The pops of pale aqua in the room are so pretty!

Can someone please mail me this demi john asap!

Such pretty greige cabinets.
A wonderful color to use in this nature setting.

Everything in the master bedroom is lovely, but I really want this rug.
It would be perfect in my family room...just saying.

One of my favorite bathrooms ever!
I realize I think I said that about the last bathroom I showed you....
Well.... these are my top two favorite bathrooms!
Pinky swear ;)

What girl doesn't want a vanity with pretty sconces?

The dining room is in this beautiful light filled alcove.
You're right up close to nature, but without the pesky bugs. :)
The dramatic lantern light fixtures are incredible!

Let's head outside shall we?

Love, love, love the stone fireplace!
Can't you just imagine sitting out here with friends on a summers evening.
As the sun sets and it starts to get a little chilly you light a fire.
The kids could make smore's.

The beautiful Heather Chadduck who designed and oversaw the renovation of this home
 for friends of hers.

Dramatic lanterns and I love the huge bowl full of succulents.

How cute is this?
I am definitely planning on planting succulents and putting them on my patio this summer.

There is a guest cottage on the property too.
I think this is the perfect way to have house guests.
You get to enjoy each others company, but have a little space from each other in the mornings
 and evenings.

Such a pretty room in the guest house.
And check out the back. A closet has been converted into bunks.
So cool!

A nook converted into a pretty little kitchen.
Perfect for a midnight snack.

Another gorgeous bedroom.
I am in love with the large glass bedside lamps.

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My Breakfast Room

I promised in my last post I'd show you pictures of my breakfast room.
I haven't done a whole lot to it, but let me show you around.

This is the light that came with the house.

I took of the glass shade off and replaced it with this burlap lampshade I got from Target.
Above the sliding glass door is the sign I made, you can read about it in my last post.

My new $30.00 craigslist table and chairs. I bought it because I love the chunky legs.
This is the "before" photo. It will look completely different when I'm finished with it.
That's the plan anyway. :)
The chairs will be going bye, bye, and will be replaced by Tolex style chairs.
Metal chairs are perfect for sticky fingers. Easy to wipe down.

Sippy cup on the window sill.
It's so funny what you see after you download your photos. :)

My peony bush bloomed for about one day and then all the flowers started turning brown.
What's up with that!

Eggs-Butter-Milk Sign

 When I'm at Home Depot I always like to look at their wood that is 85% off.
One day I found a piece of wood that was the perfect length for a sign.
When I went to check out it, the wood hadn't been priced so the cashier gave it to me for free.
The wood was in VERY rough shape, but I decided to try and make that work with my project.
I would make a sign that said "eggs-butter-milk" that looked like you found it by the side of a country road for a little farm stand.
I painted the sign using pure white chalk paint, but purposely left some of the wood showing.
I then stenciled on my letters using duck egg blue chalk paint.
It looked a little too sloppy at this point. (stenciling is not a strong suit of mine)

I then used a small brush to clean up the letters a bit and then lined them using gray acrylic paint.

Finally I used Annie Sloan clear wax on the whole sign.
I then used the A.S. dark wax just around the edges, really rubbing it into the raw wood.
I wanted the sign to have a slightly dirty look to it.
Just like you would find on a sign that's been left outside.

Here is the completed sign.
Unfortunately my letters aren't spaced perfectly, but hopefully that just adds to its charm. ;)
It is hanging above the sliding glass doors in my breakfast room.
(and now I notice it is hanging crooked)

Finally a lil' sneak peak of the breakfast room.
I took more photos and will show them to you in another post.

I'm joining: Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

For you.....

His words are life:

My Dream Home

You are in for a treat as I take you on a tour of The Pink Ribbon House in  Houston Texas that has lots of French Country style.
This is one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen!
The purpose for the construction and decoration of the home and the tours thereafter is to raise money for breast cancer research and patient care.

I've posted pretty dining rooms on my blog before, but this is the.most.amazing. dining room evah!
Super elegant cottage style at its best!

Mmmmm, I love the kitchen too!!
Gray is hot in kitchens right now and this is the nicest example I have seen.

Very dramatic entry way.
Your legs wold get quite the work out with all those stairs. ;)

Such a lovely, cozy, family room.
The curtains are so pretty.

I adore this gorgeous bedroom.and I neeeeed that rug!

Oh, ho, ho....check out the amazing pillers in the bathroom.
Adore the stone tile set in a herringbone pattern too.

I said the dining room is my favorite, but this outdoor room is a very close second.
The stone fireplace and metal chandelier are calling my name.

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Shop The Shed

Today I had the pleasure of attending Joy, of Savvy City Farmer's, Shop The Shed sale.
This seriously is the most beautiful vintage sale I have ever been to!
I told Joy I think this is what heaven must look like!

Above the workbench, filled with all kinds of lovely, that you saw in the first photo is this
 gorgeous metal chandelier.

Check out this cool bee skep under cloche.

The garden was so charming and filled with so many beautiful plants and wonderful
garden ornaments.

I'm just going to let you browse for a bit.

Years ago I collected seahorses so this really caught my eye.

Now do you see what I mean?!!

I'll show you what I came home with in another post. :)