Faux Fern Vignette

We are almost to Fri-yay!  😉  Have anything fun planned?  We have time with family in the books and a little day date on Sunday that I’m really looking forward to.  Bring on the weekend party time!  And by party time I mean lots of time spent in my pajamas.

Okay…so we need to talk about a faux fern that I love…and before it’s too late for you to go get one for yourself!  I was tipped off by Sherry @ Young House Love about these fake ferns from Target, and the other day while I was perusing the aisles of home stuff, I saw one and grabbed it!

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Isn’t it so cute?!  I love that it is potted in a pretty lil white bowl, and the size of it is good!  It is not a small arrangement.  It is a very convincing fake — the person ringing up my items thought it was real before she touched it and was all, “Oh!  That’s not real!”  Further confirming my need to bring it home with me.  😉

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I have had those two hurricanes sitting on the coffee table for over a month with nothing but the candles in them — not even the sand.  They’ve been kinda crooked in there, lol.  But I was just waiting for the perfect idea to strike…  That’s usually how my ideas come — all at once.

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This tray was a find during my last trip to Sweet Salvage.  Now, usually trays this size are in the $40 range even though they are silver plated.  I won’t pay that.  But this one was marked $16.  It was very dirty and needed a good wipe-down, but I loved the patina on it.  I’m not someone who polishes my silver…maybe every once in a blue moon.  I love the natural patina that it gets and I kind of get a weird thrill over seeing how the metal ages and changes.  Anyway, a great find and it’s in a shape that I don’t already have.

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Plop goes the fern.  Most times when putting together a vignette it’s best to start with your biggest item first.  And trays are awesome for vignettes — they’re the anchor.

Faux Fern Vignette {Details Blog}

Faux Fern Vignette {Details Blog}

Originally I had these hurricanes switched around but I quickly realized I liked this staggered look better.  There’s a certain ‘click’ I get in my brain when something just feels right, and this gave me that click.  That click is my jam.

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And that, my friends, is the story of the faux fern find of a lifetime.  😉

Happy weekend to you!

Pretty Little Front Door

Hey there, friends!  How’s your Wednesday going?

I mentioned yesterday that I purchased a little something new for our front door, and today’s the day I’m going to show you!

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After wanting a faux boxwood wreath for over a year, I finally have one!  And I’m so excited about it.  🙂

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I purchased mine from Amazon after having a really hard time finding what I was looking for in stores.  Everything either looked way too cheap or was out of my price range.  I had a $25 Amazon gift card to use and so I applied it to this wreath, which was out of my price range, too, but with the gift card I could swing it.

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The quality is really amazing…  This is a wreath we will have for years to come so that justified the price for me.  The greenery on it is super lush and dense.  There is a grapevine base on the back but it is not visible from the front or even the sides of the wreath — it’s that hairy!  😉  It arrived in a really nice white box with a flip-top lid and I’ll use that to store it during the months it isn’t on our door.

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The wreath looks so cute with the gardenias that we planted a few weeks ago.  This sweet little plant hasn’t bloomed yet but there are finally buds on it that have appeared and I’m so excited.  I’ve been trying to take really good care of it and it’s so fun to see that I’m keeping it healthy.  If you like the planter, you can find that here.

But as for the wreath…  I’m planning on using it for Spring and Summer.  Last Summer my mom-in-law had a boxwood wreath that she used throughout the Spring and Summer months and I love what she did for the Summer season…

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I’m planning on doing something similar with mine.  She just wired those lil starfish in!  Brilliant.  🙂

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Pottery Barn

In a couple of weeks when we really get into Spring, I am going to make a little nest arrangement like the one on this Pottery Barn wreath and add it to my wreath.  I’ll keep ya posted!

Do you guys typically make or buy a wreath for Spring?  I’m loving that this one is going to pull double-duty for me!

Have a great rest of your day!

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath

Hey, friends!  I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday.  I’m already looking forward to the weekend!  😉

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I thought I would hop on here and share our Valentine’s Day wreath.  This is the same one that I shared last year and it held up really well.  I stored it in a garbage bag in the garage and it was a-okay when I took it out this season.

This wreath really could not be simpler.  It’s just a grapevine wreath that you can purchase at any craft store, some fake flowers, pearl sprigs, and a banner.  I think I bought everything at JoAnn’s.

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Usually when I make wreaths, I make them with a grapevine wreath as my base.  It’s just too easy.  Cut all of your blooms and stick ’em in.  I thought the pearl sprigs were a fun little touch.  The green leaves came from the flowers — I just stuffed the bottoms in the wreath.  I did that second-to-last.  The last step was the banner — and I cut off a section, then tied it on the wreath.  Over the past year I have used the rest of the banner for gift tags or table decor.

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I must admit that inside our house, there’s not much Valentine’s Day decor to be seen.  I have even taken a little centerpiece down already because I kept knocking it over and it was bugging me, lol!  Just a few garlands here and there, but maybe I’ll take a few pictures to share…

Have a great rest of your day!

Hallway Jewelry

Hey there, friends!  Here’s hoping your week is off to a great start.  🙂

In our quest to get rid of all of the boob lights in our house, we had to keep the momentum goin’ in the hallway.  For Christmas, we received two lanterns that I had selected for this space, and I am so excited about they way that they look!

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It’s little updates like these that just make my heart sing.  These were not super expensive and they give off such pretty light.  The bulbs are Edison-style and I’m thrilled with them.  These were the trickiest of our new lights to hang but after Greyson did one, the second one was up in about forty minutes or so.

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I love knowing that someday someone is going to buy our house and they are going to have all new stylish lights inside!  And at the same time I am so happy that when we moved in, all of our lighting was builder grade so I have updated everything based on our own tastes.  So far we have donated all of the old lighting/ceiling fan.  We still have two more ceiling fans to update at some point and I may just put in the same one that we have in our living room because I love it so much.  🙂

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The morning that I took these photos, I had to take advantage of the gorgeous light that was streaming in through our windows and take some pictures of this sweet boy.  This is his lil perch that he loves by the door leading to the backyard — he is either outside or inside sunbathing at all times during the week.  😉

Little Updates — Happy New Year!

Hey guys, Happy New Year!  And long time no see.  😉

As it is for everyone, the holiday season was crazy for us.  I wish I would have had time to post about our Christmas decor, let alone take photos of it!  It was really pretty.  But alas, I was too busy enjoying the season and way too busy with work to worry about it.  Next year.  😉

The end of the year had me working so hard with the owner of the design firm that I work for on finishing a GIANT project that we are super proud of.  Essentially it is a very large house that we furnished entirely.  Next we are working on all of the accessories, so that should be exciting.  Then, unfortunately, two days before Christmas our sweet pup Kuma was attacked by a dog in our front yard and we spent the next ten days watching him really carefully while he healed.  Poor little guy — it was super traumatic for us all.  Kind of a crappy end to the Christmas season as we weren’t able to be fully present — too worried!  I was happy to take down the decorations, which we did on the 1st.  It felt good — cleansing.

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Everything feels super fresh in our house right now and I’m looking forward to hunkering down, not spending any money on decor or anything for a while, organizing, cleaning, etc.  We got some new lighting for the house for Christmas, though!  Greyson was very busy around the house for a few days.  😉  Seen here is our new ceiling fan.  It’s really powerful, completely noiseless, and has an LED light kit that it runs off of that does not provide icky cold light.  I was really worried about it when I saw that it was going to be LED but the light is great.  It runs off of a remote, too — love that — no dumb chain!

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See our new flush-mount light in the entry, too?  I was SO excited to get rid of the dreaded boob light that we have had there for the past year.

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This little light is so pretty at night — the light is warm and inviting.  I opted for the round bulbs rather than the candelabra bulbs for a more modern look.

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I love this room.  I do have some ideas up my sleeve of how to kind of refresh it, which I will share in the coming weeks.  It won’t start happening for some time, though.  We’re taking the next few months to not spend at all and save our money — we do have some trips coming up this Summer, after all!  😉  But essentially I have access to a bunch of trade furniture sites and I want to replace some things in our rooms with a bit nicer quality furnishings.  Really just the accent pieces.  All in good time.

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This was the first time I got to style this table for everyday use since we purchased it last Summer.  We decked it out for Fall right away last year!

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I was ready to simplify our coffee table for now, so this little arrangement came to live here.  I did switch out the lucite tray for one of my Gramma’s beautiful silver trays that I inherited.  And I got another fancy Diptyque candle for Christmas — smells so good!

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One thing that I do make sure and budget for in the ‘Spring’ months (I know we’re kind of pre-Spring right now), is fresh flowers.  Tulips are my favorite — this bunch was callin’ my name!

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Super Simple DIY Christmas Wreath

Hi, there!  Happy Monday.  🙂

Our house is all decked out for Christmas and we finally got our lights up, too!  That was an adventure…  😉  It included a pretty late night and two separate trips to Walmart…not my favorite store but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

I wanted to share a really simple wreath that Grey and I put together for our front door.  Last year when we moved in, we were already in the midst of Holiday season so I just purchased a fresh wreath from Trader Joe’s.  It obviously smelled amazing and I really liked having something alive on our door, so I thought I would do the same thing again this year.

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The one thing we added was this little sled from the Target Dollar Spot…I think it was $3.  All we did was wire it in with some floral wire, and when I say ‘we’ I really mean my hubby because I lose my patience fast with these kinds of things.  😉

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I thought about adding lights or some ornaments, but I actually really like how simple it is.  It’s just cute.  So far so good — we have hardly lost any needles and we’ve had this up for a few weeks now.  Grey spritzes it with water every morning or so and it’s doin’ well!

Do you have a wreath up on your door for the season?  What does it look like?

Our 2017 Fall Decor

Hey, guys!  I hope you’re having a great week so far!  This is a busy one for me work-wise so I’m writing to you late tonight.  😉

How was your Thanksgiving?  We spent the whole long weekend with our families and we put up our Christmas decor together, which was so much fun.  It took a full 12 hours but it was worth it — as Grey puts it, our house looks like a Winter Wonderland – ha!

I realized I never shared my Fall decor, so this post has some photos that I snapped.  Also, when we had a late Thanksgiving celebration at my parents’ house on Sunday I created a fun tablescape so I still have that to share, too.  All kinds of Fall stuff, even though a lot of us are already well on our way to Christmas…

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I was inspired by a floral arrangement during our stay at The Inn at 410 so that is kind of what I modeled mine after.  This was not easy!  I am kind of a perfectionist and if I’m being honest, I didn’t *love* how this turned out, but at some point I just had to look at it and say, “That’ll do, pig.”  (From Babe, duh).

Our 2017 Fall Decor {Details Blog}

Our 2017 Fall Decor {Details Blog}

My velvet pumpkins were HomeGoods scores and are pretty heavy and substantial.  They must be filled with beans or rice or something!

Our 2017 Fall Decor {Details Blog}

Our 2017 Fall Decor {Details Blog}

I purchased a couple of these plush pumpkins and they were from the Target Dollar Spot.  I just stuffed this one into the apothecary jar and sprinkled some pumpkin vase filler around like confetti.  😉

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This display I loved to look at and loved to create.  The pinecones are all from our trip to Tahoe over the summer and they.are.huge!  I baked them to help them let go of some of the extra sap they were holding onto and my house smelled amazing that night.  The tray that this is sitting on top of is one of my Gramma’s beautiful silver pieces that I have inherited.  I was so excited to use it for this vignette.

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On our kitchen table, I layered a bunch!  One of my Gramma’s silver trays on the bottom, an oval grapevine wreath, and then a soup server that I snagged from the giveaway pile at my in-laws’ house.  I had this in mind as soon as I saw it so I had to have it!

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Of course I have to show you one of our contributions for Thanksgiving dinner — this amazing pie that is a bit of a labor of love, but ridiculously worth it.  Grey made most of it — I just directed him.  So worth the time it takes to make it — and worth the calories!  😉