Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Dinner

Hi everyone! I am sharing a fall table from this past weekend.  We had one of our favorite couples over for a traditional Wisconsin fish fry (except the fish was caught in Canada by Mr. Bluebird lol!).

Just a simple table setting with dinner and salad plates (Wal Mart, several seasons ago), vintage gold goblets, pretty fall paper napkins from JoAnn's. 

The candle is tied with jute cording, with a fall pick added.  It sits on a vintage Depression glass cake stand.  I added the straw wreath at the last minute.  (I actually purchased that to make a Christmas wreath later this week!)

 The pumpkin placemats I placed under our glass table top.  The black and linen runner is from T.J. Max this past summer.

I also made these yummy brownie batter dipped Oreos for my hubby's office staff - so festive!

Well, that's it for me - have a great week!

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Harvest Decor

Hi Everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start.  It surely was a beautiful fall day in my neck of the woods.  Thought I would share some of my harvest décor with you today.  I am keeping it simple this year, and decorating for the entire season through Thanksgiving.  

(picked up the green wicker console table over the summer - may have a date with some paint one of these days)

Family Room
Picked up the awesome olive bucket at WalMart of all places - came with a live mum plant in it for under $15.00!

Bought this cute Roseville pitcher at an antique mall yesterday for $14.00! Love the crazing, cracks, and chops.  Perfect colors for our family room


Placed some mini pumpkins, acorns, and fall picks in my super huge ball jar, along with a flameless candle on a timer.  So cozy at night!

These cute little guys will be celebrating their 32nd year with us! The first year we were married, Mr. Bluebird had to go away for a few days on a business trip and had to leave very early in the morning.  When I awoke, these little guys were on his pillow! Pretty sweet.

That's it for today!  Have a great week and as always, thanks for stopping by.


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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Guest Room Progress

Way, way, way in March, I shared my plan and inspiration for re-doing our guest room here. I really didn't intend for this project to linger as long as it has, since I do not need to repaint or replace flooring, or anything major like that.  Just a décor re-do.  But here we are on  October 1st and the transformation has been a slow go.
I have finished my new-so curtain panels from a Target tablecloth (although I am pretty sure I will be adding a lining to give them a little more substance and to help buffer the northern breezes.)  Even if  I don't get to that for awhile, they have a marvelous drape and weight just the way they are. I will be changing out the rod because the existing one just isn't strong enough for the weight and is a bit droopy.
Besides the curtains, we did make a little addition this past weekend that I am over the moon about.  I purchased a mason jar pendant light from Piper Classics, which Mr. Bluebird put up for me.

I thought it would add a bit of charm over the desk and anytime I can use an Edison style light bulb I am all over it!  The lamp cord is an old fashioned cloth style  and it is suspended from a vintage-y pulley system, so it can be raised or lowered.

Here the lamp is up close and personal - so cute, I think!


I apologize for the next pic - pretty bad, but hopefully you will get the idea.  The cord will relax quite a bit now that it is out of it's packaging.

Such a pretty glow at night - it is the first room you see when coming up the stairs at our house. It also looks very cozy from the outside of the house, too - bonus!

I am working on the headboard today, and still have a few other things to do before I call the room complete.  Hopefully I will do a full reveal by the end of the month, but no promises there!  For such a small room (10X12), it sure has been a long process.

If you are interested in the light I have used or other vintage-y style lighting, check out Piper Classics
they have some wonderful pieces and other home décor at great prices. Super fast delivery too!

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