April 29, 2009

Home Love

Recently, I've had some fun sprucing up a few things in the house. Even though we're only going to be here one more year before we move, I still wanted to add just a few more things. Now I think I'm content....for at least a month :o) Haha! No, I really do think these are the finishing touches until we move into our next house in Missouri. So here's what I've done recently:

This is the Happy Little Corner I talked about in an earlier post. I got everything at Hobby Lobby (of course) and it just looks perfect I think. You can't see it well in the picture, but there's a gold crown sitting on the table too, which pays homage to my love of all things royal. I LOVE this corner.
I put Evy's framed announcement and another framed professional picture on top of my record/music player. The little white album has a cross on it, and will hold all of the professional pictures we take with Mauri.
I was in Dillards and found this new bedding for the guest room---it ended up being about 80%off! And I used a gift card with leftover wedding credit---so it was FREE! I love the color chartreuse green...I'm on a big kick with it right now. We already had the brown upholstered headboard (my daddy and I made it), and the brown drapes were already there as well. Kurt's mom had made the Euro shams to match my other bedding, and they just go perfectly I think.


I bought this great new lamp at HL to complement everything. Also, I don't think I've ever shown you my photo collage of my great-grandmother, Vera McCarty. She was such a beauty, and I love these pictures of her. She's the reason I got the auburn hair genes :o) She passed away in 2006; but looking at these pictures makes me feel like we were a lot alike. The pictures aren't extremely clear, but you'll get the idea. I love having a tribute to her in my house. Bonus: her clothes were fabulous.


And my favorite new thing: I filled the blank wall leading into our den/living room! I bought these letters and we hung them to spell LOVE. In the winter/Christmastime, they will spell NOEL (so I only had to buy 5 letters total for two different looks). On either side, we hung framed professional pictures, one from our photo session when I was pregnant, and then from Evy's newborn session. I could never figure out how to fill this big blank space, and I'm really happy with how it turned out!


I'm going to finish getting the house ready for tomorrow. Evy will meet Mimi and Dah (my dad's parents) for the first time, and I get to see my Daddy! Great day ahead :o)

14 comments:

Katelyn said...

I love the homage to your great-grandmother. You have such an eye for detail!

Lindsey said...

I love the "love" and pictures on the wall!!! What a great idea. I have the same letters and at valentines day, I let Charlotte hold one letter at a time and then put all the pictures together in a row to spell out love. Sooo freakin cute!! Maybe you could do the same with Evy this next Vday.

Heidi said...

Wow, I love the 'love'! There is nothing more that I love about blogs as when there are pictures of the interior posted! I just LOVE seeing how other people decorate their houses! I'm drawn like a moth to the flame when I see pictures of houses!

I really like your collage! Great idea! :-)

Tiffany said...

Very Nice. Ok, Vera was fashion fabulous. I so love the pictures of her. And the mixer...I'm so jealous. You should have included a pic of your apron, to go along with it. I so have a thing about aprons. Can't help it.~Blessings!

Martha said...

Great room! I love your great-grandmothers photo collage!

Leslie said...

Love the word LOVE on the wall!

Kristine said...

The bedding is just beautiful and so are the pictures!

Kristine

Rachel Conatser said...

I love the "LOVE" letters on your wall and your baby is just precious!! I have not had a chance to tell you how much I loved our canvases you did for my mom and mother in law for Mother's Day! I will be emailing you pics soon so you can see the finished products :)

Tina said...

I love the "LOVE" wall hanging. What a great idea! I might steal it! I enjoyed your blog!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love the space! the comforter is gorgeous and i can't believe it was 80% off.

Beav's Wife said...

Love those old photos-I have several of my grandparents / great grandparents like that in some of our rooms. They are such treasures! Your idea for the letters is awesome! I may steal it!

Melissa Miller said...

What a pretty room!

LOVE the wall letters spelling LO-VE.

Very creative! :)

Chelsa said...

i love that you have those awesome pics of your great grandma!! also love the LOVE and pics beside that!!

Becca said...

I LOVE this! :-) My favorite part of the letters . . . I'm a little obsessed with using letters to decorate!

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