Hot travel inspiration

Sorry for the quietness around here lately, but I was taking in some sun and sand.  Don’t you find going away always makes you see your place with new eyes?  So much inspiration comes from travel.

These are a few of my inspiring photos, can you feel the heat? Lord knows, we need it here in Ontario right now.



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Silver and white holiday urn

This year I was feeling the sparkly and white decor, especially after I found this great wreath at Home Sense.
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Now to tackle the interior.


Naturally rustic holiday exterior

I have started my exterior decorating…yay!  I went with my usual at the cottage, just need some snow there..(did I just say that out loud?) to complete the look there.  You can also see my newly painted green doors and a little hint of the yellow window trim.  I really needed somethings to be in colour as there is just only so much wood a girl can take.





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Monday, I’ll share the one I did for my home.  Have a great weekend!





Adirondack styling

Sorry for the lack of posts here, it’s been a busy time.  I’m posting over at the TBB blog today all about Adirondack styling from my recent trip to Lake Placid, New York.  Click on the photo below to read it.

DSC_0158 This is my favourite picture from the weekend we had.  Such a beautiful area.

No updates on the table I was working on at the cottage as I got totally sidetracked by the painting of our exterior trim. I chose a golden yellow but wasn’t too thrilled with it on the front doors.  It looks great on the window trim but for some reason we hated it on the front doors, I think it was just too much solid yellow.  So, back to the colour deck and I chose a dark green for the doors, which should be finished up this week.  Can’t wait to see it!

So hopefully more updates next week on the exterior and more on the table as well.  Have a great week and weekend!


Exterior fall displays – for City and Country

Continuing with my fall decor theme this past week. Here’s my exterior fall urn for my city home.  The practical side of me likes to reuse my faux foliage from year to year.  So I just switch it up with some natural pieces, i.e. the birch branches, pinecones and pumpkins.  Easy as pie…apple pie, that is….

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Just like my home, I also reuse faux pieces for the cottage.  The leaves and chinese lanterns are all faux.  I love to cut some of my hydrangea blooms and place them within the arrangement. They dry nicely there and if in a sheltered spot can last for the season.

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My glass lantern gets a refresh with some more cut hydrangea blossoms and pinecones.


I use a vintage crate to raise it up and added some more birch branches at the front for interest.