Making Beauty Anywhere

Making Beauty Anywhere
Live with what makes you smile

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Collections that shine

I started a crown obsession years ago and I was lucky enough to find some lovely pins, some vintage some not.

One day I decided to put them together in a little shadow box and it's a small crown collection that makes me smile.

Years ago I found this perfect Mercury glass bowl that I adore because it isn't that shattered/spotted Mercury glass ( why they do that I understand) and it's filled with sea glass my daughter and I found over the years. It's meaningful and charming.  I sat it on a marble box that I found on sale at homesense.

I was out weeding and  lifted a small weed with this tiny piece of moss attached to it so I put it in a vintage Mercury glass salt cellar that I got years ago on eBay and covered it with a tiny cloche.

Together they are a charming shiny combination of treasures collected over time and recently.   Nate Berkus always says decorate with items that have meaning to you and my small collections do that for me.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Creating Your Own Backyard Oasis

I was contacted by Wicker Central, about doing a post for them and I'm so glad they contacted me because there website covers it all. 

I feel in love with this charming, vintagey, crisp blue and white wicker set.  White wicker has such a history and this lovely set makes it modern with a 3 seater sofa, table and chairs.  On a warm afternoon is there anything more indulgent than laying on a sofa outside?!!

I thought this set would look great with two wicker side tables to put a drink down on. This Classic Coastal Wicker Sarah End Table Would work perfectly. 

I really wanted to two end tables so that I could add, drumroll please!! This classic coastal cottage wicker cylinder lamp in white for evenings outside.  This lamp is not for outdoor but on a dark evening a bit of lamp glow is soft and soothing and at the end of the evening running it back inside is easy. 

I adore pillows on a couch and I thought these two sun faded Panama Jack pillows would add some extra charm and a bit of colour that will work well with the garden. 

I'm goofy about planting flowers and I thought that this white wicker planter,
could either have flower pots placed in it with classic ferns overflowing, or pull double duty when entertaining with bottles on top and glasses on the bottom.

This planter serves 3 purposes!

1- planter ( good size and classic)
2- it's fluorescent/glows at night 
3- it's a beverage cooler!!

A multipurpose garden planter is hard to come by and this one is impressive.

A garden fountain will relax you completely and I love a wall fountain because I find them easy to maintain.  This Alfresco Cologne fountain looks as classic as white wicker. 

And finally on a cool evening this Dayva tower of fire runs on propane and will warm everyone. 

Wicker Central offers free shipping in the U.S., has so much to choose from and will fix up your backyard in no time! 

Happy Decorating,