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Friday, September 12, 2014

Past Fall Home Decor Projects & Inspiration

 
Who doesn't think Fall is the best time of year? Pretty much..no one. Warm apple cider, a faux fur blanket, and baking are some of what I love about Fall. Fall decorating blows every other season in NY away. The neutral colors and the pops of natural earthy elements are my obsessions with decorating in Fall. I wanted to share some past Fall decorating projects with you and some inspiration via Pinterest. I have not started to decorate for Fall yet (will explain why in post to follow) but can't wait to get creative for this season. Happy Early Fall and can't wait to see all your fall projects!
 
Wreath found in thrift store for $1.
 
One of my favorite white pitchers from a thrift store for $1.50. Dried hydrangeas from my old garden.
 
Faux pumpkin and garland from Homegoods.
 

I would live in this little home : ) How amazing are the surrounding gardens and pumpkin patches???


I am so looking forward to painting and getting crafty with some pumpkins! (last 3 pictures were found via pinterest)

Enjoy this day,
Alison

 
 
 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Our Wedding

I have been blessed in so many ways this past year. I could have never imagined that I would have the opportunity to meet such a gentle soul in a man and be able to call him my husband.

We decided to chose 7.27.14 as our wedding day. Small and intimate is what we were aiming for since this was both our second marriages and we wanted this day to be about the love we have for each other...and nothing else. My wheels began spinning about all the vintage décor I wanted to incorporate in the ceremony and the small reception after. The anxiety of how am I going to "treasure hunt" all these amazing architectural pieces I had envisioned and painting projects I would take on....and then I remembered....the few hours of our celebration...was to focus on us and our love and nothing else.

Of course, I still got creative, but with simplistic ideas. I decided I wanted to do the flowers, including my bouquet, Joe's corsage, and the two center pieces that stood on the tables of our brunch celebration.

We both have a love for music and I had the idea to incorporate a violinist during our ceremony and brunch for a dash of serenity and class. It was the perfect touch to an unforgettable day.

The venue, violinist, photographer, my dress/shoes/jewelry, hair stylist/make up artist, and the choice to have our parents and siblings only, were all decided and planned in one day. The day was simple, elegant, and about our love for one another.



Can you even stand the architecture of the gazebo???? Love.

 
The vintage pins were found years ago at a flea market and was the perfect touch for this special day.
 


A vintage clutch I used as décor for a party last year. It added great texture as an accessory to my dress.

DIY Flowers


I fell in love with this headband from Anthropologie and was gifted to me by a friend. If you know be by now, I am not into the traditional element of things. I love that I can use this as an every day piece as well.



Thank you for sharing in the memories of this special time in our lives.
xo
Alison


Partying over at Savvy Southern Living & Liz Marie Blog

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Favorite Corner-S

I have moved three times in the past two years and seem to find a favorite spot in each home. For some odd reason, my favorite spot always ends up being in a corner of a room somewhere....tucked away where I can curl up with a blanket and take a moment of "me time".
In my first NY apartment, this was my favorite corner 
 
I loved this corner filled with my favorite vintage finds mixed with newer accessories.



In our current home, my new favorite corner lies in our bedroom. The white comfy tufted chaise is my favorite piece of furniture. I love to swap out the pillows constantly for a continuously new look.
I was given this denim screen to do something fun with before it was thrown out in the trash. I love it and it adds shape to the bedroom. I'm thinking of using it as a picture holder, but want to add more detail to it before I add some pictures.
 
Hope you had a great weekend!
~Alison

 
 

 


Monday, August 11, 2014

Milk Glass & Pops of Color

 
Who doesn't love a good piece of milk glass? I have several milk glass vases and wanted to think of an unconventional way of using them. In preparation for an apartment gathering, I quickly through together some fun vintage finds on our bar cart and knew the milk glass would be great for holding lemons and limes for drinks. (Love taking pictures when the sun is just coming up)



Me & fresh flowers always equal happiness :) The perfect way to add a pop of color to a room without being part of the room's color palette.

Another fun way to add color and to nourish your husband's chocolate addiction.


Old chippy paint is my most favorite way of adding color and character to a room.
A room full of color fills me with creativity and encourages other ideas for future projects.
Happy Day.
~Alison

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Before & After Bedroom

Our bedroom is my favorite place to be.
The pops of blue bring about a sense of serenity to me. It's a color that goes with everything and with the way I change up things...I need a color that is very versatile.
I think it is important to surround your bedroom with beautiful things. Candles, flowers, and spiritual reminders are my must-haves for our bedroom. :)

 


I was so happy pleased with this cane headboard from Ballard Designs. Quick delivery and exactly what it looked like online.

Love the natural sunlight this room gets.

My favorite piece of furniture I actually did not paint.


 
 
My favorite corner. I'm still deciding what other artwork I want to put in the room.

Happy Day.
~Alison
Partying over at Organized 31, The Dedicated House, & Miss Mustard Seed