Saturday, October 15, 2011

Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast

This weekend we traveled to Columbus, Mississippi and stayed at  Shadowlawn, a bed and breakfast that was wonderful. I had to take pictures with my phone because, yes, I forgot my camera:(. AND, I did not get a front picture of this lovely Greek Revival home, so I took this from their website here. Isn't it beautiful?

We stayed in the Fleur de Lis Room. This place is decorated with gorgeous antiques.
Looooovve this chest of drawers. I asked the owner if they had any type of process done on them and she said it was simply aging.

The beautiful tablescape at breakfast.

The parlor.

The men's parlor.

Staircase in foyer.


The backporch

Our wonderful hostess/owner
There is so much history in this town and home.  As always I wish that my pictures did this beautiful home justice so you are just going to have to check it out for yourself! Would have taken more but we had to hurry off to see our bulldawgs play.

Linking to:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
The Shabby Nest The Tablescaper

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Black&White Pumpkins

Saw these with tutorial here and was not satisfied until I went to Dollar Tree to get the supplies. They were out of pumpkins :( so I had to pay $5.00 each at Walmart for the pumpkins. I had never worked with Modge Podge but loooovvvve that stuff! I could have gotten them much smoother but I LIKE the wrinkles, I am weird that way. My friend Monica provided the Spanish moss that her husband confiscated from deer camp, would love to have live oaks draped with the moss in my front yard!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Wreath Tutorial

Items needed: 
 1 styrofoam wreath form
 2 packs of floral picks with wire(the bags did not have a count on them?)
 1 orange 4.5" roll of orange mesh
 1 green 4.5" roll of green mesh(mine was metallic since I already had it on hand)
  Burlap to form a loop in order to hang the wreath
1. I wrapped my wreath with the green mesh. You could use something cheaper but it was all I had at the time. I secured this with u-shaped floral pins.

 2. Cut SEVERAL ( I did not count mine) 8- inch sections of the orange mesh. Pinch one of the long sides together, wrap wire on the pick around the end securely.  See picture below.

3. Start filling the form.  I started on the inside and worked my way around and outward.

4.  Once I had all of the orange picks I wanted, I made 4 green mesh picks to put at the top for the leaves.

5.  I wrapped a strip of burlap around it to hang it with and to serve as a stem.  I have seen real sticks put on them and they are super cute.

You will find others that have the "swirls" going in a more uniform direction but I like randomness!
The entire process took a little over an hour.  I hope that you find this helpful if you choose to make one!

Linking to:

The DIY Show Off
Share Your Creations
The Shabby Nest

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Is Here

Yay!!!! it is finally feeling like fall in Mississippi!!! This is a vignette inspired by Potterybarn but once I got started with it I aborted their original idea and went out on my own.

I saw this wreath on Pinterest and could not find a tutorial on how to make it so I guessed. Tutorial found here.

Happy Fall Decorating !!!!

Linking to
Share Your Creations

The DIY Show Off

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

The Tablescaper:Season Sundays