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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

White Wednesday....

Another white wednesday, where does the time go? I can't believe how quickly the week has gone.
Before you know it, in a blink of an eye..... Holidays are around the corner. Haha. I won't remind everyone.
I didn't get to finish one of my displays for photos, but I found some beautiful furnishings that I wish I had...

Like this beautiful gray rose swag cabinet. to die for...
I would have loved this for my bathroom, with towels and soaps and lots of pretties...

Love the juxtaposition of the metal table and chair with the roses and the ruffles.

I thought this was so me. I love the corner daybed, I would put this in my garden.

Beautiful French Iron Pastry table.
Love it

Last but not the least, I am thinking of purchasing these doors, to replace our closet doors (the ugly sliding ones) wouldn't that be great? I love the patina of these, and I would bunch up some linen curtains for behind the glass.
All dreams.... someday I will get to finish decorating our home, but for now it is just another work in progress, I will share some photos along the way...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

White Wednesday....

white wednesday....
Over the last few weeks, we have been very busy working on new projects. I was talking to a client the other day, about my design philosophy.
She asked me how I pick out my furniture? Where I get my furniture?
Well I simply explained to her, that I would never buy something that I wouldn't put in my own home. Everything I buy, I do love it, and see it already finished in a decorated room.
I get my furniture from all over, so I couldn't say just one place.
But as we talked, we started getting into my most favorite things,
which are
The simplicity of roses in a recycled glass jars,

An antique white chippy urn filled with coral

Stacks, and Stacks of antique grainsacks from Belgium, and Germany

A line of white finger starfish to remind me of the calm and serenity of the ocean

My favorite vintage glass and beaded rinestone necklace,
that I wear on special occasions

Anything with ruffles....
Last but not least, anything architectural.
I have this architectural header that I purchased on one of my buying trips, I love it, and soon will hang it above my bed.

So my design philosophy is, if you love something, buy it, it will only make you happy.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fabulous Friday Shopping Spree....

Come down to Country Roads, for a shopping spree... We just loaded the store up with lots of new inventory.

I just posted thes fabulous mirrors, and already the ribbon mirror in the center has sold...
Thank you website shoppers!!

Embroidered Linen Storage Bags just $15..... last ones in stock!!!!
Beautiful Ironstone Creamers, and Gravy Boats

Vintage Parasol....

Fabulous Soft Aqua Tule Skirt

Audree Ruffle Curtain Panels.....
A more natural organic look, come see our space by the front counter....

Come down, to the shop, if you are not local browse the website...
Any questions please contact us.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This Just In......White Wednesday

Last week we brought some new items into Country Roads, just wanted to share some new photos of the shop. Here we set up this fabulous French bed with ornate carved crest,and original french rails. This can be converted to a queen, however you would not need the original rails to do so....
The brown mirrors on the sides are sold...

This is a beautiful French Twin size bed, that is painted in an oyster white, with antique finish, look at the amazing carvings on this. It would be so beautiful for a guest room or girls room.......
The beautiful ocean oil scene sold the first day it went in... sorry you missed it.....
the white table cloth is the ruffle audree, and it is perfect for a 42" and smaller side table.
I will be posting some new items on the website, on Friday, and bringing in a shipment to Country Roads as well.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Roses to all the Moms.....

Friday at last....
This week was teacher appreciation week, and since the kids were supposed to bring their teachers some flowers from the garden, I decided to keep on cutting....
I didn't realize how many I had cut until I saw that my rose basket was full.
I just wanted to share some of my roses with you.
I love to display them in vases, and old silver.

Roses for the teacher
Roses for Mom....
Roses for me..... Roses for Mom....
Roses for the chandelier.....

Roses for the bedside table....

Roses just for display.....
Love all their ruffled petals, they just look so lovely...
gives inspiration for some new slip covers.....hmmmmm........
Have a wonderful relaxing weekend.
Happy Mothers Day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

White Wednesday Home Tour

So.... Last week the house was ready for the Romantic Homes Photo Shoot. I took some of my own photos of some of my favorite things and wanted to share them with you.
Let me start with the dining room, this is where we all gather for dinners most nights. I used reproduction dining chairs and slip covered them in heavy oyster white linen, and arm covers, so when the boys got them dirty, they can be easily thrown into the wash.

Below is the room I set up with my favorite pieces. all is available on our website.
The perfect little boudior chair upholstered in natural linen sits in the corner of the room, as the vanity graces the opposite wall. Now as you all know, if I had a little girl, this would be her room.

As you enter the home you walk into the living room, where my favorite french chair, that I upholstered in grainsack, sits at this pretty metal table. I must have brushed on 5 coats of poly to this table, totally worth it, its a spectacular sofa table.  On the table sits one of my other favorite pieces, the catholic cross candle holder. Found this on one of my adventures, the lamps are new.
Against the wall is an authentic pier mirror from Provence. Originally there was a plant box attached to the bottom. Too tall for the this wall we removed it and just used the mirror. It leans up against the white wainscotting that my husband installed before we moved into our home. Maybe,this is one of my most favorite features of our home.

The large gray aligator painted cabinet houses my collection of old french leather bound books, and architectural elements.

The wall of oils, I love seascape oil paintings, here is a few in my collection.

As you walk down the hall, you enter into our boys rooms. Below is one the rooms that decided to stick with the seascape theme, so we custom made these headboards, with old grainsack fabric. I couldn't find any bedding that I liked for this room, so I used antique white linen metis duvets for the coverlets, and I made the blue ticking duvets as well. The bolster I also made from an old grainsack.
I found the shadow boxes, and old ship lights on one of my shopping adventures.
Loved how the room turned out. Blues are my favorite color to decorate with.

Down the hall from there you head into our master, which is still under construction. More finished photos will follow in a month or so.
The custom button tufted headboard which I had done with antique homespun linen sheets. Headboard can be purchased through our website.

Probably one of my favorite antique pieces is in this room, so pretty, so graceful is this antique roses armoire with classic authentic wedgewood plaques at the top and on each side.
It stores our TV and has plenty of storage for everything else. To me an armoire is so practicle, and functional.
In the corner next to the armoire sits my great grandmothers chair. Original was in avacado green velvet, I switched it out for white linen. Used a design from Lauren Ross' book and added the button tufted flowers.
"Hamptons" chair, this is the original, but we have put this into reproduction, soon to available on our website.
on the bed sits my favorite french blue aubusson pillow, thats all an all white bed needs
Last but not least, my favorite white carved mirror, i used it in the master bathroom, as you can see  I have a chandelier hanging in there as well.
I hope you enjoyed our home tour, and have a wonderful white wednesday.