Sunday, November 30, 2014

HOLLAday Shopping - Minted.com

Hi friends -

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent the week celebrating life's blessings with our dearest friends and family. It was such a great week - I am NOT ready to go back to work tomorrow.

Did you get any shopping done over the holiday? I used to be a BIG black Friday shopper... but the older I get, the less likely you are to see me fighting over a $5 toaster... I mean, who has time for toast anyway?

I'd rather do my shopping in my yoga pants with a chai tea in my hand and a pup by my side. Yep, I'm a internet shopper.  I will be scouring all the sites tomorrow (during my lunch break of course) for those perfect gifts... for the perfect price.

I may/may not be planning on purchasing a few things for myself this year as well. I'll be hunting for a pair of brown Frye boots (hit me up if you know of any good deals) and for some art prints for the house. The walls seem so bare still. 

Have you guys seen the new stuff over on Minted.com? Y'all I'm dying over all the pretty art pieces over there. I will totally be adding these gorgeous items to my wish list. 

I've been swooning over all the gold foil art. Check out this map of Atlanta. I NEED it. NEED. They also have really pretty frames you can add on.




I also really love this map of America. I'm sure you already knew that though.


http://www.minted.com/product/foil-stamped-wall-art/MIN-UYP-GFA/united-states-map 


We took some Christmas photos today. My sister snapped this one quickly of me and the pups. It's quickly become my favorite photo. I'm thinking of having it printed with these pretty foil polka dots. So fun, ammirite?
http://www.minted.com/product/foil-stamped-photo-art/MIN-XXJ-GCF/delicate-dots?ccId=332505&org=title 


They also have tons of beautiful art. I have a deep love for water colors.  This piece, Meander, would work perfectly in our master bedroom.

http://www.minted.com/product/wall-art-prints/MIN-7YX-GNA/meander?ccId=250557&org=title




And I'm 100% positive this stunning piece needs to come live at my house. How beautiful is this? I think it would look perfect with a big chunky gold frame?

http://www.minted.com/product/wall-art-prints/MIN-2AD-GNA/grazing?ccId=244733&org=title 
They just have SO many choices. From photo projects, to Typography, to stunning art prints - THEY HAVE EVERYTHING. I can spend HOURS (and I have) on their site... mentally covering every wall in Project Stoneywood. I plan on leaving LOTS of obvious hints (ahem, this blog post) for all who may have me on their list. And maybe, just maybe, I might score a couple of pretties tomorrow during Cyber Monday.

What are you shopping for this year? Happy Hunting!

** My good friends at Minted did contact me in hopes that I would blog about their awesome products. Let's just say they didn't have to twist my arm. They have GORGEOUS things on their site... and don't get me started on the holiday cards!! That being said, the opinions I've shared here are MY OWN. You totally should go check out their stuff.**

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chandelier Success

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! I just got back from a FABULOUS estate sale. And look what made its way home with me. 


Yep, the chandelier I've been searching for. Woooot!

We also found some gorgeous antique sconces that will eventually go in our master bathroom. 


And because we were there for the final hour of the estate sale, we got some crazy good deals. 

Here is a glimpse at all of our finds. 


Yep, it was a good day. What did you do on this beautiful Saturday? Talk so, friends!

Xoxo, 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stoneywood Sitting Room

Hi friends -

I know it's been a while since I've given you an update on the house. Currently we are having a sewage backup situation in our garage... YUCK. I've decided to take my mind off of the smelly situation and blog about fun (and not so stinky) stuff :)

We've kicked off renovations on the basement and I cannot wait until all of the sawdust, drywall dust, and construction debris is gone. I'm so looking forward to movie dates in our new (and not so dingy) basement!

While Hubs has been working his carpentry skills downstairs, I've been working on some decor projects on the main floor. My sitting room has definitely been a fun space to fill. I've been scouring antique stores, estate sales, Facebook sites, and thrift stores to find the perfect pieces for this room.


You may remember seeing this image from an earlier post.



We bought this sofa off of a Facebook yard sale site. I LOVE it, but decided it didn't really work in this space. Hubs was definitely crushing on the MidCentury Modern look of it, so it has been moved downstairs to the basement.

And guys, you won't believe it. Brace yourselves. We bought something NEW... Like BRAND SPANKIN' NEW (only the 2nd piece of new furniture we have bought for this house)! We were able to find the perfect sofa for the sitting room.


 

I love the simple lines and the neutral color. That nail head trim made my heart happy. AND BONUS, it's super comfortable. We found it at Woodstock Furniture Outlet. They have the BEST selection of unique and beautiful pieces. 



You guys may remember this pretty settee the former owner let me purchase. I knew it needed to go in this room. It was the inspiration for the blue elements scattered throughout.

These two chairs were an early Christmas gift from my Mom (Hi, Mom!). She found them at an Estate Sale. I knew they had to be mine when I saw a photo. The fabric is light blue silk and the wood is in perfect condition.



The two tiered table was purchased at a thrift store for a STEAL. The mirror was another Facebook Yard sale site find.

Do you remember my post Second Hand Bran? I mentioned how I had been on the hunt for an antique secretary for a while. Well, guess what I found...




EEEK! I LOVE IT - and boy, did I get a deal on it. WOO HOO for Facebook Yard Sale scores! I've filled it with a few pieces of blue and white porcelain to tie in with the rest of the room. Sorry this photo is so grainy.

All together, these unique pieces make our sitting room. I love all the blue with the very light blue walls.





See that silver handled piece? YEP! Found that vintage golf trophy at GOODWILL. HOLLA!





 
 
You may recognize the blue, leopard tassel pillows and deer pillow I picked up at TJMaxx a while back ago from my Instagram feed. I still LOVE these.


I also found this brass horse at TJMaxx and instantly knew it needed to live in this room. The little blue porcelain dish was a find at a flea market.


For weeks I've been trying to figure out what to put over the sofa. That large, empty wall just keeps staring back at me. After hours of browsing Pinterest, I finally decided to do a botanical grid wall similar to these two images.







I've ordered a set of prints via Etsy and just need to find the right frames and hang them. I am so looking forward to seeing how it all looks together. Accessories are my favorite part!

We are also planning on planking the ceiling (I don't like the textured stuff) in this room - much like we did in the foyer. 

Once the new ceiling is installed, we want to add a light fixture. I've been drooling over these french style brass and glass antique chandeliers. Don't you think one of these babies would be an excellent addition to this room? I just don't agree with the $400 - $1200 price tags on these things.






The hunt to find the perfect one at the perfect price will keep me busy for a while.

Finally, I plan on adding some cornice boards above those windows. I just need to find the right shape and fabric. 

I've really enjoyed decorating this room. It's so feminine and traditional... quite different from the basement project we are currently working on. And you know what I really love, the fact that I didn't break the bank to furnish it. I love each and every piece and we didn't have to pay HUGE prices. That is a HUGE blessing.

Thanks for letting me share! I'll be sure to blog about the botanical grid wall soon. Hopefully our smelly sewage situation will be remedied soon! Have a great week, y'all! Talk soon, friends!

xoxo,