Sunday, October 19, 2014

Junk Antique Fall Stroll Part 3 and Table It Link Party #24

Fall Antique Stroll Part 3 and Table It Link Party #24It's time for part 3 and the final look at the "Fall Stroll" through some of Northwest Indiana's Antique & Junk Shopping. My favorite kind of shopping. I love shopping for rusty and chipped stuff don't you? Hubby is my usual partner in crime as you can see here as he cheekily scours through an antique toolbox to see what it holds...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rusty Fall Tablescape with Hydrangeas and Animal Print Dishes

Brown and Animal print dishes for a rustic fall tablescapeWell, I gave some stranger quite a view today....He drove away shaking his head at me. I wonder if he went home and told his wife. OK, the problem is not me dancing and dusting furniture in my living room. I was totally dressed. I even had a bra on. The problem is the 15 foot long row of windows that are in my living room. That's the problem! Plus that new song by Taylor Swift. I blame her too....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Junk-Antique Fall Stroll Part 2 and Table It Link Party #23

Happy relaxing Sunday! It's time for part 2 of the Antique Fall Stroll and the Table It 23 Link Party. I had no idea I took so many pictures to show you until I started editing them two hours ago! And what you are about to see is still only half of this wonderful Antique Store! This place is called Bid D Bar Antiques and is run by a firecracker named Kat, whom I adore! You can see her facebook page here Bid D Bar Antiques. Her shop is located on her farm located in Demotte Indiana so if you are ever within ear shot stop by and see all the wonderful goodies she has. You want antiques, rusted goodies, shutters, windows? You'l find it here!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Purple Rust and Antler Tablescape for Fall

For this tablescape I wanted to use purple and browns on my dining table. I am still seriously in love with this RH table, so in love in fact that if hubby wouldn't threaten to have me committed....I'd sleep next to it! I pulled out no purple stops with this ladies and gents. I went a lot of purples and brown and loads of rust and texture.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Table It Link Party #22 & Indiana Antique Fall Stroll

Hi! It has been such a week around here I cannot even begin to tell you....I did have the chance to do an major shopping trip this weekend around NW Indiana when various small business owners were holding their 4th annual Antique Stroll. I had such fun and saw a lot of rustic goodies that had to come home with me. Of course I took lots of pictures and I am going to share them in 3 parts so ya'll can load this page!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cobalt Blue and Brown Fall Inspirational Tablescape

Cobalt Blue and Brown Fall Inspirational TablescapeI am loving all the non traditional colors people are using for this year don't you? This season is way more then just the colors of the beautiful shrubs and trees we are using blues and greens and purples. Not just the standard burgundy's and oranges. I am seeing people use all the colors of in the color wheel and I don't know about you but I am loving it!

Monday, September 29, 2014

33 Stylish Black & White Kitchens add Drama on Hometalk kitchen board on Hometalk.comThere is something about a kitchen with some color that adds such drama and a look that is never seen before isn't there? Now don't get me wrong, white kitchens can be gorgeous too. But color? Color can really amp it up a bit you have to admit. So when Hometalk approached me about curating a kitchen post, I thought what a great way to try and get some white kitchen lovers converted over to the color side of the spectrum.   

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Table It Decor, Tablescape and Garden Party #21

Hello hello! I hope you are winding down your week in a great way! Me? I am sitting on my butt. Yes, on my butt. I have been running around all week trying to do a budget, plan and make decisions on what kind of paver style to use for my backyard. 

Due to the ferocious winter we had last year (almost 80"  yes inches) of snow has taken it's toll on the sidewalk in the backyard and is now severely sloped the sidewalk down about 7" towards the house. 
Which as you can guess is causing water issues inside the house. Which HAS to get taken care of before this winter starts. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Table It Link Party #20

Time for the weekly Table It Decor, Tablescape & Garden party!! I got so many wonderful compliments on my white ceramic pumpkins from Fall Living room and entry post that it reminded me I did a quick buffet table with those last year but I never shared it....why you ask, well I forgot to take pictures when the food and silverware was on the table...Blonde moment. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall Garden Tour in the Chicagoland NW Indiana Area

Fall Garden Tour @ Rustic-refined.comI finally got some time to do a Fall Garden post showing you some of the colors in the front yard. I had this post in my head to do it on Friday but what do we say about making plans? Yeah! lol I got hit by that Home Depot breech.... which hit them, then it hit my bank account. Big headache there! 
Then I have been contacted by HomeTalk to curate  kitchen post. Yeah!! So I started working on that for them because they want it in a couple of days. They also featured my kitchen on their Facebook page. Which is uhhh  is totally amazing!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tablescape for Fall using Purple & White

Tablescape for Fall using Purple & White@ Rustic-refined.comLet's just jump right in shall we? Ok, good. The weirdo magnet is back.....and it's not my fault. Ok it is my fault. I changed my profile picture on all my social share accounts, blog, facebook etc.....Thats what I did, I changed from a picture of dishes to my face. I admit it, ya caught me! I had no blonde idea it would lead to an argument via email with a total stranger....I'll spare you the word by word play just suffice to say he wanted to talk undergarments and leave it at that.