Tuesday, April 23, 2013

One of my favorite decorating tricks

Hello friends:

We all have favorites, some of us love chairs, some love old doors, cupboards, rugs, furniture and more.  I love to decorate with many things of course antiques, shabby, very rustic and handmade. I also use maps everywhere, I make door knobs with maps, I decoupage drawers with old maps, I make lampshades and more.

Here is some inspiration:

the cutest child's room the maps add to the room.

My knobs
my lamp shades
Another lamp shade I made with an old map.
Hope you enjoyed the inspiration and if you find an old map, decorate with it and send me a picture to feature you on my blog,

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Great furniture!!!!! handpainted

Hello friends:

Things are back to normal around here.  What a week!!!  However, I found some beautiful inspiration that I want to share with you.  These folks paint these pieces in great colors and with a lot of details.  Please visit their facebook page for more pictures.
Go to:!/photo.php?fbid=536467556405632&set=pb.413605038691885.-2207520000.1366594565.&type=3&theater

Here is a preview:

I love the use of color and the great distressing by hand.  They use primarily BM paint and some milk paint.  This is great.


Friday, April 19, 2013

A new day

In the midst of caos, there is light.
Today, we have more trouble here in Boston, however, I'm trying to focus in the beauty of the day, the sun is out, beautiful flowers, and some inspiration for all my friends.

I love Pottery Barn, and these photos are new, lots of seashells and ideas to decorate for spring and summer.

Great simple living room, more shells on the mantle.

Have a wonderful Friday friends.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

A new day

TO all my friends:

My apologies, I couldn't blog because blogger made a mistake on my blog, and I was a bit sick for a while.

Now, we are all well and back to the fun time of blogging.

Thank you for understanding.

We are all very sad and angry around the NE, Boston, because of the tragedy we witnessed.

We are praying for the families and victims and hope that the people who committed these
horrible acts are found soon.

Thank you for your prayers.