Friday, January 17, 2014

Mark D. Sikes...I can never get enough! 

These high ceilings and thick pine floors make a big enough statement that minimal furniture and decor work so well here. 

Love this drawing desk!

Would love to have this dining room table, and accent table in my home one day.They are the perfect combination brought together so nicely with the rustic yet glamorous chandelier. 

Dreaming of Summer...

From Pink couches to White couches...have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blakes Hotel, London: Corfu Suite 

I have been wanting to give my bedroom a makeover and I am using this dreamy  white Corfu suite from the famous Blakes Hotel in London as my muse. I love how simple yet luxurious it is without going over the top. There is nothing better than the calming tranquility of an all white room. 

 I love the beautiful white linens, the painted white floor and natural wood and inlay furniture pieces and those mother-of-pearl dressers oh my. The high ceilings and textured walls and molding are not too shabby either. And then of course, the dreamy canopy bed. Would love to add some of these elements to my own room.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

I thought I would share some pictures of what I have been up to lately  (a lot of family time) and some pictures of little changes I have made around the house to start off 2014!! 

New Chandelier I want to get from World Market.

Me and my niece Bridget walking in the bay during Mud Tide. 

Nephews playing football on the beach in Fairhaven.

We went up to Gaver Farm again this year to cut down our Christmas Tree!

Tripoley Board Game- My family loves this game and it is great for all ages. You can buy it here at Vintage Game World.

Cream of Crab Soup- This soup literally makes me drool thinking about it. You need to try it out! 
Cream of Crab Soup Recipe
Serves 20
2 sticks butter
1/2 onion and 4 garlic cloves
2 1/2 celery sticks
1 red pepper
1 pint half and half
1 1/2 pints whipping cream
3/4 brick small velveeta
2 cans creamed corn
1 can regular corn
1 can rotel
1 1/2 lbs crabmeat
2 lbs shrimp

Saute veggies with garlic in the butter and then put mixture in pot and add half and half and whipping cream. Let it warm and then add velveeta, corn and rotel then add crabmeat and shrimp. 

Boatyard Restaurant in Annapolis

Annapolis Christmas Boat Parade

Frank Sinatra Boat with "Way You Look Tonight" playing!

Our favorite was the Choo Choo Train!

Shut the Box is a great coffee table game and a great gift for a couple. Slate cheese board (from Crate & Barrel) makes a nice score board also!

Ice Skating with my nieces and nephews.

I decided to sand this piano stool down, paint it white , and then distressed it a little. I still need to use paint thinner and try to clean up the glass balls under the feet.

If you remember I had originally painted this etagere from Ikea Brass. I felt like it would look better a more rustic army green/grey so I spray painted it with a sage green and then topped it off with a silver grey spray paint.

I love this new wooden door wall decor piece I got from World Market.

Samantha French Painting #4

This is one of my favorite new pieces, a vintage rifle lamp of my grandfathers that I got a new lamp shade for from Ballard Designs. 

Sailboat painting I found on Etsy

New pillows from Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel and some made by myself.

I decided to paint these frames that were silver before a bright white and I love how they turned out.

New bowls and mug from World Market and Anthropologie.

I have a nice little collection going of all the matches we have gotten at friends weddings and engagements parties! 

New rustic wooden frame for Jesus sketch that I found at World Market.

New artwork from Samantha French called "Dive in Float"

I placed the lamp on top of this wooden box of my grandmothers to give the lamp height and to create more space on the table. I love how simple little changes like this make such a difference and do not cost anything.