Monday, July 28, 2008

Lovely Lampshades

I've been wanting to make some changes to my bedrooms decor and update the style of some of the accent pieces that currently decorate it. Today I decided it was a good day to start with the lampshades. Lighting is such a quintessential part of decor and I simply adore it. From chandeliers to table lamps, lighting has got to be one of my favorite decorating elements in any design.
I am planning on re-decorating my bedroom with a old Hollywood glamour swanky, and sexy feel to it. I love the mood this look creates and thought what a perfect feel for a bedroom!

I pulled these beautiful black feathers from an old feather boa, and used matching shoe clips for the centerpiece of each. Fine ribbon is always a must around my home. I love the different textures and colors you can use to help create your look. I used just a dab of hot glue to secure the ribbon in place tightly around the lampshade. You can use thick ribbon or even gimp to create a different look. Old buttons, buckles, or Rhinestone pins are great to use as a centerpiece on a ribbon wrapped shade. Ta Da! The finished shade, Doesn't it look so glamorous and beautiful mixed in with my Mannequins, and old rhinestone crowns,trophies, pearls & things! Another gorgeous example! This shade I used the same fabric to create the ribbon with and accented it with an old rhinestone jeweled brooch. Another gorgeous lampshade in the bell shape, accented by a thick black velvet ribbon and an old silver buckle. Very Hollywood Glam & Very Audrey Hepburn like!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

MY SUMMER GARDEN...STOP BY & SMELL THE ROSES

Don't you just love the lazy days of summer?! Today while out doing my daily watering in my garden I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the beautiful flowers that are currently blooming in my yard. I love fresh flowers, roses especially!
Using touches of things I love like Vintage Crowns and Urn indoors & out is so much fun, and really personalizes my home.

One of the sweetest gifts I have ever recieved was a rose bush planted in my yard. It reminds me with each bloom of the thoughtfulness of that gift!


I bought this gorgeous French Antique Wall Basin and thought it would look just gorgeous as a wall planter. It is perfect and hangs right next to my front entryway.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Adding vintage statues to my garden is one of my favorite things. I love the way they age with grace in the outdoors and the beauty they add to the space!
Thank you for stopping by to smell the roses!