Saturday, December 31, 2016

Keeping the green

The most popular home decor trend for the upcoming year has to be the 2017 Pantone color called Greenery. It is popping up everywhere! This is a color trend that I am happy to see...a bright green color that adds a little cheerful pop to the sometime boring neutrals that have been so popular on the home d├ęcor scene. I have to admit that we have a green wall in our house that I had been thinking about updating to a more popular color over the years. I was having such a difficult time picking a color to replace it because this shade of green was so inviting and happy. Since bright green is making a comeback, I've made the decision to keep the green. Thanks Pantone for finally starting a color trend that we can all appreciate! Below are some of my favorite "Pantone Greenery" examples...

 Apartment Therapy

The Brushed Bureau

Monday, December 19, 2016

Upcycled Santa

If you are like me and waited to the last minute to decorate, you can still throw together some great holiday decorations without going out in the crowded shopping scene. These ideas can be put together with everyday items around the house...

 Coffee can planter (Refresh Living)

Paint chips for Christmas tree gift tags (HGTV)

Winter Scene Gum Ball Machine (Salvage Sister and Mister)

Sports tree skirt made from old pennants (HGTV)

Colorful wreath made from old Christmas cards (Craftsy)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What's in store for December....

I'm posting a few more items that I have for sale. I spent the morning at The Sleepy Poet restocking merchandise and straightening up my space (N-14 in the new expansion). It was a total wreck from the gets really busy during the holidays! You can find just about anything vintage at the store. I saw a customer today buying a very cool framed Star Wars poster from the 1970s. The one-of-a-kind unique gifts are plenty at "Sleepy" from nice antiques to crazy "white elephant" gag gifts! Come check us out...

Glass candy dishes with lids...could be filled with holiday treats or used for DIY terrariums (SOLD)

 Small wood foot stool with striped upholstery (SOLD)

 Vintage brass trivets (sold)

 Assortment of small brass containers (Update: sold)

Vintage brass lamp with bell shade (250W)

 Original impressionist landscape art (sold)

Bronze ceramic quails (sold)

Last but not least....crazy cat lady basket (SOLD)!
(this would make the perfect white elephant gift)

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Girls like a classic Christmas with a dash of glitter

Have you checked out The Girls with Glasses on TDN? I love their fresh style and hip decorating tips...especially their lastest show on holiday decorating. They added simple glitter wreaths to the front door, brought live miniature trees into the kitchen and even painted a cabinet bright red to showcase white pottery and ornaments. For more info on The Girls with Glasses, check out TDN.