Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Decorating with Antlers

Cooler weather has put me in the mood to do some fall decorating. I love using natural elements that could take me all the way to Christmas and maybe even through winter. I would like to include some antlers this year for something different, but problem is, I don't have any yet. I am on the hunt and finding some inspriration while I wait...
I love the birch candles with the antlers here.

Even pretty in the bedroom. The antlers can be bleached or spray painted for this look.

Simple and pretty with the pumpkins. I never thought I would call antlers pretty!

This antler chandelier is so cool and I love the way it is mixed into this cottage style porch.

Great collection of antlers hanging on the wall.

I just adore this idea for a towel rack outside.
All pictures found on pinterest

Now, I'm off to look for some antlers...

Will you be using any antlers in your fall decorating? I would love to hear your ideas.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Granny Glider and the First Day of School

I was having a great day yesterday and this weather has just put me in the best mood! I saw this old granny glider outside of a store I like to visit, so I quickly turned the van around to go see how much it was. I was getting back in the van after looking at the great price, when my little man begged to go in (they have dogs in there he likes to pet). So after chatting with the owner and sitting on it awhile enjoying the breeze, the "old gal" ended up in my van.

I have wanted one for years, so I am just giddy seeing her on my back patio. She is in need of a little makeover though, but she is in great shape structurally and glides really smoothly. She has been with the same owner all of her life. It is cool to think of all the chats over glasses of tea and coffee while sitting here. That adds so much character in my opinion!

I searched for inspiration trying to decide what color to paint it and came up with some great options...

I fell in LOVE with this idea! I have never thought of having a glider inside, but I think it looks so cool and out of the ordinary.


If it stays outside, then I think this green would look good. I really like this coffee table too with the plants.

This red is so pretty too and my back door is red, so it would tie in nicely. I adore these pillows and the quilt on it too. The pillows are a must and I can't wait to add some.

This aqua color is so pretty and I love the two-toned look, but think I might tire of this look.

I would love to hear your opinions on the color, and do you think put it INSIDE or OUT???

Can't you just picture it with two big pots of mums on either side?

On another note, I am so behind on blogging. My big kids started school last month and they are doing great! Bryce is now in 4th grade, and everyone is telling me how much older he looks in this picture. I'll have to agree!

Makenna started 1st grade and is now going to all day school. I sure miss her, but she is loving it, making friends, and really excelling in her reading and schoolwork. You go girl!

Here is how "Little Man" dressed for the first day. He wore his p.j's and rainboots to walk the kids in and Bryce said that he was SO embarrased. I figure let him wear his pjs while he can, right?

We celebrated surviving the first day with Root Beer floats, or maybe this was the second day... I think this will be a good year!