So I have to be honest, I am struggling with IG right now.
Trying to build a following and a homedecor business or whatever business you have... Makers, crafters, resellers....etc IG makes it very difficult. I remember when I first started on IG it was fun, it was fair and you didn't have to pay for exposure, Or live on stories, which is impossible when you work too.... Sorry to be a Debbie downer😭 but dang IG WHY😭😭😭
So I have a question? What is it that you would like to see more of? What content do you like to look at or read while on IG? Or do you have the answer for posts to be shown lol?
Thanks to all of you who have stopped by and liked , comment and love my feed! It means a lot to me! And I appreciate the friendships I have made on here and that is the only reason I stay on, you!❤😘
#homedecorinspo #cozyfarmhouse #cozycottagefarmhouse
#myvintagestyle #neutraldecor #simplefreshdecor
The sun is shining in the Parlor today, and it's so pretty!
There are so many things that were thrifted or free in our house!
The antique table with the Eagle claw foot and glass ball was given to us from our daughter and her husband, found in the house they bought!
The old piano belonged to my Grandmother, and I took lessons on it as a child.
My husband and I mixed antique red velvet furniture in this room, with antique Mission furniture.
The red furniture was from a mansion in Missouri that burned, and it was given to us free!
The Mission furniture we bought at an auction years ago, and we have memories of our six children sitting and swinging their legs on it! The shorter leather one has its original leather from the early 1900's, and is one of the first hide a beds! It's ripped and loved, and I don't have the heart to change the seat on it!
Have a great day today friends!
Sometimes it’s just a single drop dead gorgeous pink rose that makes that item special. Especially when that rose is an original painting by the very talented Christie Repasy! You can find this trumeau mirror listed on one of my Shabbytownusa eBay auctions this week. #shabbytownusaonebay #shabbytownusa #shabbytownusa11 #christierepasy #talentedartist #originalartwork #trumeaumirror #pinkrose #romanticrose #shabbychicdecor #tomantichomedecor #vintagehomedecor #frenchcountrydecor #pinkandwhite #walldecor #pinkissopretty
I am in love with my room again!
These shutter doors I found at the thriftstore for $5, that is for both🙌
I just washed them down with bleach and lightly sanded them voila! And can you see the settee that was in the girls playroom peaking through??? I placed it here and moved my chairs when I got the tent for their playroom.... Takes up more room but it is so beautiful here! Oh and olive green linen pillow covers from @amazon and my room refresh is done for $20!
Shower room above stairs in a mid-terrace rental property. .
This work was completed a year ago this week.
The deadline of completion and the tenants moving in was so fine that I didn’t get chance to take any pictures of my work at the time
So here they are a year later!
All the pictures you see were taken today!
A full year of use and still looking mighty fresh!!
Simple morning shot.. well into the night. I’m a night owl but prefer the morning light.. it’s just so beautiful. .
And Sundays are my favorite.. relaxing.. slow living.. family time.. What do you enjoy most about Sunday’s? .
I live a very thrifted life.. and that works well for our family.. a thrifted stool, vase, flowers only $1, and curtains/rod super cheap at Walmart. Easy, easy decor.. not much effort or stress. (I refuse to stress about decor or style and find it quite silly). .
Have a lovely evening.. 🥰
The first Cosmos that I ever planted are blooming! From the seeds that were gifted from a friend’s garden, I have been patiently waiting for these beautiful white Cosmos to bloom. Isn’t it so much fun to share and receive seeds, bulbs, and cuttings, as well as produce from friend’s and family’s gardens?! Thank you so much Lindsea @houseofharvest for your thoughtfulness and for your friendship. Each year that I gather and plant these seeds in my garden, I’ll think of you and remember your kindness.❤️
Found this awesome article about Rebel Junk Vintage Market. We're so excited to be a vendor here in Pleasanton this Fall!
We hope you come and enjoy the fun too!
Online ticket purchase - early admission
5:30pm to 6pm
6pm to 9pm
10am to 4pm
The DeRocher in Rebel Junk Vintage
Article by: ANNE MARIE SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
The markets’ accolades include being voted “Top Traveling Vintage Market” in the USA by Flea Market Style magazine, being named one of the “top 25” Flea Markets in America by Romantic Homes Magazine and being listed as a “must attend flea market” in America by Flea Market Decor magazine.
sharing my heart! 💙 I read a similar post the other day, from @citysage I pondered her point for awhile and realized my own situation. It’s crazy how things can look so good, but feel so bad, and also the opposite, it can look bad-but a reality check shows you things are looking pretty good. It’s all perspective, and you can change your perspective. Case in point. I share a pretty picture which makes it look like things are just peachy over here, but I know behind it all is a pile of clutter. I had to move a thousand things to get this shot. 🤷🏼♀️ But I could look at it like this, despite all of this clutter, and with all the crazy going on in my personal life, I still managed to move enough out of the way, to reveal what is underneath-see you soon pretty House. If you are like me and have a thousand things going and you are planning your next 10,742 projects, cheer up you are not alone, look for the bright star, it’s there somewhere. If you are working so hard that you have a huge mess, there will come a day, when everything will be in its place, right? Tell me I’m right! I’m right, right? http://liketk.it/2EbQj #liketkit
. #iheartmakinghouseahome #showusyourhygge #showmeyourstyled #prettylittleinteriors #cottagesandbungalows #cottagestyle
#showusyourhygge #getmydecornoticed #brightoldhome #oldhouselove #oldhomelove #oldhome
Summer and fall are the times for creating a greenhouse of your dreams so it will be ready for beautiful plants in the winter and next spring. .
Foxgloves do not survive our summer heat in Texas. But they are beautiful in early spring in the greenhouse like these from last year.
Greenhouse dreams include chandeliers, glass-topped pedestal tables, and beautiful blooms. .
Swipe left for a close up of the foxglove. Swipe again for a view of the greenhouse made using reclaimed windows and doors.
It’s time for #followfriday
and I have a very special share for you. Meet my dear sweet friend Janet from @shabbyfufu she has an incredible eye, great taste, offers Design tips, and is an amazing photographer. She inspires me always. Most importantly though she is a doll, the sweetest cheerleader, a real encourager, and has helped me several times, sometimes without even knowing it. Do yourself a favor and click over if you are not already following her, and show her some Instagram love. .
#dreamy #french #modernfrench
#romantichomesmagazine #romantichomes #romantic #anthropologiehome #livingroominspo
No one does cozy cottage summer better than Francine @franidecor ~~~ I adore everything about this beautiful vignette 👒 ~~ Francine’s gallery is a sweet delight full of romantic charm and vintage loveliness 💞 ... I can’t wait to see how she sails into the next season! Hop over and be sure to #onetofollow
Thank you all for playing along each week ~~ Be sure to tag myself and my lovely cohost Debbie @seaside_cottage_couture for a chance to be featured next week! We love your nesting styles! 🏡
I can’t stop, with the couch, from @raymourflanigan #raymourflanigan_partner
remember it’s on SALE, pop over to the Blog-link in my profile to check it out. Today I am sharing this Coffee Table, which is a dream and also on SALE It is huge, heavy and gorgeous. To be honest it’s the first coffee table I’ve ever owned. All previous were DIY’s or Ottomans. You know how it is when you get something new, you treat it like a new baby. I sat down on this couch the other day to chat with my daughter, and I was like, oh, can I put my feet on this table??? I wasn’t sure if I should, but check back in a few! Ha Ha I’m just getting ready to add in a few small touches for Fall, not too much. I’m keeping it simple and working to layer in the cozy with throws, and candlelight. You can see one small pumpkin sitting right there. But more to come soon. Are you feeling ready to start? I’m getting hungry for all the Fall foods as well, what about you? Anyway...have a great night! Love you guys so much. http://liketk.it/2Ea6K #liketkit
. #iheartmakinghouseahome #showusyourhygge #showmeyourstyled #prettylittleinteriors #cottagesandbungalows #cottagestyle #showusyourhygge #getmydecornoticed #brightoldhome #oldhouselove #oldhomelove #oldhome #romantichomes
#romantichomesmagazine #betterhomesandgardens #victoriamagazine #livingroomdecor #livingroom #fall #moodyspaces
I wonder if a closet size pantry qualifies as a room for the One Room Challenge?🤣 . If yes, then my little pantry should have been entered in the ORC, don't you think? .
Here's this week's update on my French Country Pantry Toile Wallpaper. .
New black iron double hooks hold our spare keys 🔑. There was a plastic key holder in this spot, but I found these gorgeous raised design hooks last year to add to the pantry and promptly stored them in a 'safe place' until I was ready to attach. You know the next chapter in this story. Where was the safe place? Yes, I couldn't find them when we were redoing the pantry. Looked high and low in all the likely places. 🤔 .
While putting something else in a safe place, I found these hooks this past weekend. I love how they look with the wallpaper and the ceramic canisters. .
Swipe left for a close up of the hooks with vintage silver plated key rings made from vintage silverware handles. Here's where we keep a spare house key as well as spare sets of car keys... no, the car keys didn't make the photo.
Swipe to the last photo to see the BEFORE photo of the pantry. .
Stay tuned for more updates to come... The brick with fresh mortar and the hunt is on for a new light fixture.
Yes, the pantry update will probably take six weeks... definitely a ORC project. 😉
How many of you are going to try and recreate this beautiful shot on bedding change day..? #weare #challengeaccepted
DM us your submission to be featured on BOSC! .
(Photo by @sarahnoelphoto for @officialshabbychic taken from @rachelashwell’s new blog post celebrating the return of the iconic ‘Wildflower’ pattern)
🦠✂️🧵Years back, I badly want a sewing machine. So when I found this piece at the flea market for $10, I took it -even it was blue. I also glued a scrapbook embellishment that says “daughter” because it was only through my mother that I learned how to sew.💞👩👧
#motherhood #nanay #sewing #shabbychic #beforeandafter #pink #daughter #stitches #sewingmachine #paint #painting
#romantichomesmagazine #makeover #fleamarket #homedecor #sew #design #art #decor
And then my brothers best friend killed himself just out of high school. My dear baby brother will always suffer this loss. The impact has been so great and one I am not free to share but I can say for myself it’s a deep sadness that’s hard to put into words.
Why am I all of a sudden getting personal on my IG feed? I’m not sure. I woke up yesterday and felt compelled to do it. With so many people saying they want to know more of my story since I shared so recently about being married young and now having seven kids, a great help mate and a crusty old farmhouse. I thought, why not when I can. If it helps someone else cope better in life. Then that’s all that matters.
Now I won’t always be personal as there’s blog posts to share and brands I work with but... personal connection sounds more rewarding to me than always posting my latest project so beware. If your here, thank you!!! It’s not easy to know what to post.
I hear from some people not to get personal that it should only be business and then I hear the other side too. The judgement I get is huge and some would say I asked for it by being a large account 😳with all the judgmental things people say. I still try to stay in my own lane. To remember that many will never understand our lives and to be compassionate even as the judgement is passed. I refuse to take it. To let my spirit be crushed. I’ve been down that road so long ago and I don’t want to repeat it, so I won’t. #justrollwithit
And I actually do have a new blog post out but I’ll share it someday on here otherwise it’s on my ig stories where I share all the things that are going on. .
#frenchcountrystyle #frenchcountrydecor #frenchcountrycottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagegarden #cottageliving #cottagesandbungalows #mybhg #fixerupper #farmhouse #farmhouseinspired #farmhousehappy #farmhouseporch #hyggehome #hyggelife #bohohomedecor #bohohome #prettylittlethings #homeandgarden #garden_styles #pnwliving #pnwlife #myhomestyle #suicideprevention #makelifebeautiful #happyhome #romantichome
Hey, hey, friends! 👋🏻 Happy Monday! We have so enjoyed each and everyone of your pictures you have shared for #MyAuthenticInteriorStyle!!
I decided to share my bedroom since I’m still in with our refresh!! 😍😍 It’s so fun to see each persons style displayed in their home ❤️! Looking forward to another great week full a beautiful squares of your home!
This is the place where anything goes, because we realize not everyone has the same tastes, and that’s the beauty of being creative! We want to see YOUR authentic style! To make it FUN, the winner will be featured in our stories, get to cohost the next week, AND get a cup of coffee on us! 🎉
The rules are super easy!.
🍃 1. Follow the hashtag #MyAuthenticInteriorStyle
and each of your hosts.👇🏻
-Corine @junk_gems (guest host)
🍃 2. Like each of our featured posts.
🍃 3. Share a NEW photo of your own with #MyAuthenticInteriorStyle
anytime between now and Sunday and tag each of us! .
Happy decorating....and don’t forget to invite a few friends to join in on the fun! .
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#romantichomesmagazine #dominomag #countrylivingmagazine #countrysamplermagazine
Good morning Instagram friends!
I'm polishing our antique 12 foot long dining room table, and rearranging the old English Ironstone in our antique marriage piece cupboard!
I love using some of the pieces for the Holidays, so I'll pick the ones I'll be using soon, and move them to the front inside the cupboard and on the outside too.
My husband J.R. and I are always looking for interesting pieces of old English Ironstone, and so many that we have were thrifty finds!
Have a blessed day today, and always thanks for stopping by!
(These are two of four old baby high chairs in our dining room! I have used them, and I just love them!)
Happy Sunday! This weekend was preparing for the new school year starting tomorrow 🙈
Lot's of laundry, shopping, playing and a little bit of relaxing 🙌
How was your weekend?
Do you spy my new mirror I found for $4 and I am starting to add some plum for my fall color... What colors are you going with this fall?
Happy weekend my friends! This week I got a few questions about our kitchen. This sink skirt...it’s actually a vintage grain sack that I hung with a spring rod and hooks. I love the casual country vibe it adds to the sink area. The antique posts flanking the sink were a local shop find. I just wanted a little character added to the design of our remodel.
Any other questions about our kitchen?? Drop them here and I’ll be happy to answer. I also linked lots of products seen here. Are you following me on the @liketoknow.it app?? You can find so many things from my home if you are!! http://liketk.it/2E42t #liketkit #LTKhome
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Well here she is, the sofa of my dreams. #sponsored
. Like so many I had a white slipcovered sofa right here, and I loved it. But we moved our leather Chesterfield sofa into this room after the Holidays last year just temporarily, and I fell hard for the moody feel it brought to the space. Once we moved it back, I went on the hunt for the perfect piece. I knew I wanted a rich moody color, but still a romantic feel, and I didn’t want it to be bulky or heavy looking. You can check out all the details in my Blog Post, link in profile. But after searching every where, I found her. This sofa is a dream, with its metal legs, charcoal velvet fabric and down wrapped foam cushions. It’s extra long, so I will be napping on it for sure. Anyway, I will share a few angles over the next few posts. But I am in #madcrazylove
#raymourandflanigan #furniture #sofa #velvetsofa #refresh #roomrefresh #fixerupper #french #parischic
#romantichomesmagazine #frenchcountrystyle #frenchmodern #iheartmakinghouseahome #makeover #beforeandafter
So, not a lot of people know this about me (which is a huge reason why I'm sharing). I fell in love with writing in the 6th grade. I say writing, but really I fell in love with words. I don't necessarily have a love for the mechanical side of writing, but words, I was enchanted by the power they have over our emotions. How they can hurt and heal us depending on how they're arranged. The way songs can set our mood - give us chills, make us cry, transport us back in time to specific moments. I have piles of notebooks from middle school filled with all my melodramatic poems and songs lol. I'm honestly still amazed at the things I felt at such a young age, BUT, melodramatic or not, it was self-expression and it was all mine.
I've been on this journey lately of not really self-discovery, but more of a rediscovery of self with some added 'I'm working on that issue of mine' thrown in. I think life has a way of making us forget who we are sometimes. Somewhere between job hunting, getting married, house buying, having a baby, starting businesses, and becoming a mom, I lost touch with myself. I feel like life put me in a washing machine and all my colors came out faded and covered in lint balls.
I started doing this instagram thing as a way to express my creativity and when I saw so much of my color come back I decided to, drumroll, create a blog. I have so many thoughts and fears around it - why would anyone care what I have to say or show, it's so cliché, what will people think, will they think I'm prideful for even doing this, all the judgment.
Here's the thing, I wish I could say 'I don't care what people think,' but that's not me. I'm sensitive and I totally care, but I wish I didn't. So, what I can say is, I don't want to care and I'm doing this for me (and the people that I hope find it helpful or relatable along the way). I'm doing this to connect with myself again and other people and for personal growth. Does anyone remember xanga? If you do, and you were as into it as I was, we were basically blogging a long time ago.
With ALL of that said, the website is finally live and so is my first blog post. Link in bio + story.
PS. The desktop version is better 💫🦋😉
Wall packets are the best way to decorate a small wall with flowers! What a great invention! Of course they have been around forever but I still think they are the sweetest! This one measures 7-1/2” x 4-1/2”. Good vintage condition with no cracks or breaks. $18 plus 📦. 🌻#tartanandtablesales #wallpockets #southerncharm #romantichomes
#romantichomesmagazine #romantichomestyle #vintagefinds #vintagefindsofinstagram
A whimsical tablesetting with lavender and a wildflower crowned sheep paper placemat is a joyous way to celebrate the magic of summer. .
Swipe left to see the adorable sheep, Gertrude, with her wildflower crown. True, she's only a paper placemat, but as much as she makes me smile, I don't think I would want a LIVE sheep in my kitchen regardless how cute she looks. 🤣 .
Click the link in my profile to see more of this fun table set to celebrate summer as part of a blog hop with over 20 other bloggers. Hostess, with the mostest, is Amber @followtheyellowbrickhome.
Don’t you just love a soft blue color in a room? This is my favorite shade of blue. This is my guest bathroom that is not connected to a bedroom but I coordinated it to the shabby chic bedroom next to it. My guest suite has its own bathroom so that gives me a separate full bath for each guest room plus the bath in my master suite. I love the softness of the room but I’ve got plans for a little transformation of this space at a later time. .
#katecodkindreds #BeautifulDecorStyles #myhomedecorcrush #farmhousefrenchfriday #bhghome #bhgstylemaker #bathroomdesign
The Frank Saxon House is a historic residence in Brooksville, Florida. The home was built by Frank Saxon in 1864 for his bride Tululu Hope, daughter of William Hope, one of the earliest settlers in the county. After the war, Frank Saxon served as a member of the Florida Legislature representing Hernando County. The home sits on the top of a hill at 200 South Saxon Avenue. On November 5, 1998, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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Collaboration with GW
A view of my dining room from the living room. The mirror is a new addition. I previously had an oil painting there but I needed a change. If only I had more time to work my ideas here at the house but it’s off to Brissonte to work my ideas there! Fun! #brissonte #shopbrissonte #northreadingma #pieroneimports #pieronelove #pieronemirror #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcottage #countrylivingmagazine #countryhomemagazine
#romantichomesmagazine #victoriamagazine #interiordesign #interiordesigner #decoratingisfun #pierone #peonies #bistro
Come see the early autumn wreath that I created from @dollartree supplies on my blog! I actually created two versions....an early autumn wreath and an elegant Halloween wreath!🎃🎀🎃💕. I’m loving the velvet pumpkins that the Dollar Tree has this year!❤️ link is in my bio!
#blog #blogger #dollartree #velvetpumpkins #frenchcountrystyle #frenchcountrydecor #autumndecor #elegantfalldecor #frenchstylemagazine #victoriamagazine #cottagesandbungalows
Social media can be a lot to navigate. I don't even pretend to have it together.Today I looked at this ☝️Vignette on my porch and realized that while it may be "social media" it's also PEOPLE. FRIENDS AND LIFE. There is a underbelly of amazing wise women in this community who I look up to a great deal.I have a lot to learn. I don't mean about how to get better engagement or more followers, I mean, about PEOPLE. FRIENDS AND LIFE. Today I'm grateful for each one of YOU. Let's navigate this together!.👭Tag someone you look up to on here!.🥰
Ok let’s try this again! Apparently I can’t count this morning and used too many tags 🤦🏻♀️ Thank you @shamarasprettythings for letting me know it was blank! .
Good Morning, Happy Tuesday! As most of you know I started Tulip Tuesdays as a way of spreading awareness about anxiety and depression and a way to spread love and light.
I have received an outpouring of messages from all of you that are struggling and look forward to #carlys_nestlovestulips
each week and I’m so thankful for that.
I have decided to put this on hold until the spring when our beautiful tulips are back in bloom.
One of my main goals on here is to spread love and kindness and be a light so I’m introducing my new tag #carlyloveslove
Of course I love beautiful photos, but I want this to be more about the message. Please use this tag to lift each other up.
Post a photo that YOU love anytime and give someone a shoutout or just share a positive or inspiring message.
I will share some of these each Tuesday.
Now spreading kindness should be all the incentive you need, but I have some friends that will be sponsoring for an extra bonus. Do some good and you may receive some goods 😉
I want to thank all of you that have supported me and hope you will support this new movement. I feel it’s so important to lift each other up.
I’d like to give a shoutout to just a few of my main supporters @thebradfordhouse @homedecor_by_carrie @karamelch @krobron30 @just.another.farmhouse @bricksnblooms @caffeineandprayers
I can’t wait to see what everyone shares! Shine bright my friends ⭐️ .
#vignetteswelove #myhomedecorfinds #myinspiredsquares #stylingmynest #simplecozynest #katecodkindreds #farmhousesignsandsayings #farmhouseinspired #bohofarmhouse #countrylivingmagazine #countryliving
#romantichomesmagazine #romantichomes #betterhomesandgardensmagazine #betterhomesandgardens #homeandgardenig #passionforprettydecor #myinstadecor #love #bekind #communityovercompitition #farmhousestyle #sharesomeonesmaller #dreamingaboutdecor #mydecorlove #decorandfriends #whitespaceswelove #decoratingwithflowers
Harry, why are you so obsessed with us.. ? 💅🏻#boysofshabbychic