Apr 23, 2014

Bedroom Pretties

First off, I do have to apologize for the long gaps of time between posting. I think I live the craziest life with trying to do as much as I do. Not complaining, I love it all, raising my kids, my work, keeping home... I do my best in all, though priority is my kids of course. Besides publishing Creating Vintage Charm, I am also launching a new publication in the end of May called Enchanting Photography. I am pretty excited about that. But I also have picked up work locally helping businesses with social marketing and designing marketing material. Pretty excited about working with two clients, a furniture painting venue downtown and a new wedding venue opening in Pilot Mountain, NC. Pretty awesome jobs. I also will be having an intern sharing the load and gaining experience, mostly on the publishing part. 

So yes, pretty crazy. And as much as I love blogging and all the ideas and posts I want to share, time is an issue so I hope you do understand. But I still try...

Though all that had to come to a halt this week for spring break. Kiddos are home and we are planing a short trip to West Virginia and Washington DC. Hoping to visit Harpers Ferry in WV and hit the museums in DC. I do hope cherry blossoms have bloomed up there. 
But before we head out, here are some shots I took this morning in my bedroom. As much as I have been wanting to steer clear of the pinks, I just cannot resist a good buy at a yard sale. Especially when it comes with a Rachel Ashwell tag. I have to ask....is it just me or is there anyone who just loves so many different styles that I cannot seem to make up my mind... I love farmhouse, floral cottage, retro floral, shabby, romantic, rustic, nordic/scandinavian... I just love it all.

Maybe someday, I could find a way to incorporate it all and create a unique style... Sure!! Sounds crazy!
But that is not new for me... **wink**

Anyways...here is my bedroom in Shabby Chic and whites bedding and a beautiful bouquet of roses I was so lucky to find at the local market!

To tone down the pink and add more white, I spread a cutwork and embroidery tablecloth I bought especially to fit my bed. 


I also have a tablecloth hung on my window... I started sewing shades and for some crazy reason, I only finished one and moved on... so this window got dressed with a tablecloth... that I kinda like though and thought hey...now I just have to find another similar tablecloth for my other window. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my random post and that you are enjoying Spring. Its beautiful out here in NC with everything blooming. I will be cutting lilacs from my garden to bring in pretty soon.

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Have a wonderful rest of the week...

Con amore...

Apr 3, 2014

Issue 19 of Creating Vintage Charm + Recipe Victoria Sponge Cake

How is spring treating you? Has it shown up yet at your neck of the woods? The season has been teasing us here in NC. We had a few beautiful warm and sunny days until today. We're back to cloudy and rainy weather. But its the season right? April flowers bring May flowers.

To celebrate the season, Creating Vintage Charm's latest issue is filled with wonderful tutorials and beautiful images of all the wonders of the spring. 

Cover image is photographed by the very talented Neli Kireva, also gracing our pages with images from her vintage and romantic inspired home.

More features include: 

Krissie Karlson of Shingle Cottage also shares some goodies with us with a cheerful tea setting. 
Including pretty china, florals and yummy goodies. Here I thought to share a recipe for the classic English, Victoria Sponge Cake.

So make sure to visit magCloud to purchase your copy:

What's more!... my new thing lately is Instagram. had it for less then a month and I am HOOKED!!
Been snapping away and sharing beautiful things from my day to day. if you are on instagram, I hope you look me up and follow. 

Here are some random shots I have shared lately.

Spring has brought some flowers and blossoms in our neighborhood and I have been enjoying nice walks with the kids and they pick flowers on the way. Phlox grow in our yard and at the studio next door. Nothing like a child's handful of the pretty tiny flowers.

I decided to pull out my blue and white plates and for a pop of color in my dining room.

Cherry blossoms in my dining room. 

The sight of the light pink and dainty flowers alone just make my heart sing!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my post today and that you make the best of those sunny and warm days to go outside and enjoy nature at its best. + get your latest copy of Creating Vintage Charm...*wink*

With much love,