Sunday, July 31, 2011

Home Shop Update

 I almost called this "Big Red". A weekend shop update for No Carnations Home with a red/kitchen theme. I have been having serious thoughts about keeping the mid-century ice-o-mat. We will see what happens...
How was your weekend?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Project

More photos from my Summer Project. As I was picking out which ones to load, I started to notice some patterns...Lace and Icing...Vintage flower paper and German Chocolate cupcake swirls... Dots of Blueberries on a Cream Brulee and and bulbs of light against a Full moon night sky.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fall sneak peek

A few recent additions in the closets here at No Carnations. Most are destined for Fall updates, but I think I may add the blue and white oxfords today. Now to carefully pack everything away for a few more months. I can't wait.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

more pics

More pics from my Summer photo project.

What Summer memories are you making?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Help from a Little Byrdie




 I've been doing a little decorating project upstairs for the arrival of my best friend in a few weeks, but things were going a bit stale. I needed some inspiration & these pillows from Little Byrd Vintage were just the thing. Over all, I have nine pillows from the sweet Rebekkah and I just can't stop. Must have them all! They add a perfect amount of texture, color and graphic to any room.

I used them here as a focal point to help set off the same stitch pattern-like-graphics in the vintage quilt, modern art piece from a friend, and botanical prints from Karolin Schnoor on Etsy. To round out the look is my favorite collection/pattern of McCoy pottery, it reminds me of a knit sweater, and a vintage owl Avon bottle.  A second design element/layer that I found from within the pillows is this triangular zig-zag. So I repeated the shape in the brass and glass hanging planter, the wooden wall accordion display and in the metal work of an Atomic era magazine rack that I just found yesterday! 
Thanks for reading, now you are all welcome to come for a visit :)