Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
I just love this picture from Country Living! It’s not necessarily the tree but all the numerous layers on the table and the area surrounding it! This year I plan on putting on tabletop tree in the living room on the sofa table. The full size tree will go in the sunroom. I always struggle with decorating that table so this year will be a breeze, especially with such awesome inspiration!
I love the idea of using something as unique as an olive bucket to hold the tree!
Or even just a plain old galvanized bucket and if you don’t have a small table, use a stool!
How charming is this? …a vintage crock bowl!
Glam it up some with a beautiful silver punch bowl! This would look great in my dining room!
If you don’t have a container, cover the base with some faux snow! The vintage iron fence adds a beautiful touch to this tree!
White and silver is such a classical and timeless combination!
Even something as simple as a cake plate can make quite an impact!
After many years of all glitzy Christmas decorations, I think I’m going with a more natural, vintage theme in the sunroom.
I remember seeing some owl decorations last year at Pottery Barn and just fell in love with them.
It’s really neat to use an old container as the tree base such as this wash tub.
Or maybe a small tree in an old enamel bowl.
You can’t get much more in touch with nature than using a farm theme!
When you throw in some vintage pieces, you just can’t go wrong!
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Recently, I was goggling India Hicks to see some of her designs I discovered The Landing. According to the site, the Landing is a gracious, historic property dating back to 1800. This boutique hotel overlooks the harbour in the heart of Dunmore Town, an easy five minute stroll to the powder fine, pink sand beach where they have their own beach chairs and umbrellas for the guests to enjoy.
The twelve guest rooms are designed and inspired by India Hicks in a classic plantation style with colonial inspired Caribbean influences. Visit "Toby's Cellar" to make a purchase from his Wine Spectator award winning list or discover his collection of Cuban and other Caribbean rums, and fine spirits.
I think I’ll have to put this fabulous place on my bucket list!
All pictures are from The Landing’s web site. To see more information and photos, click here.
A favorite past time of mine is researching genealogy. My husband’s ancestors were some of the first settlers to the New Orleans area. When I first saw this map years ago, I was so excited to be able to place some of the plantations owned by his ancestors. This past March, while attending the Audubon Pilgrimage, I found a copy at the Historical Society in West Feliciana Parish. Since that time, it has been patiently waiting for me to frame it.
I started by trying to age it but that didn’t really work out due to some type of coating on the paper. After using tea and coffee, the only thing that did work was rubbing it with a little stain. This helped to tone down the brightness a little.
Using a piece of 1/4 plywood, Hunter cut it to fit leaving a 2 inch space on the outer edges for the frame.
I used a yardstick to draw straight lines to make sure I had it center and used spray adhesive to secure it to the board.
Instead of choosing a fancy piece for molding for the frame, I went with a plain 1X2 pine. I was just going to square it off since I didn’t trust myself to cut the angles right but my husband come walking though and told me, “You can’t do that!" So he took it and cut it for me! I have to admit sometimes I act a little lost on purpose because I know he’ll grab it up and do it for me!
I stained it and was going to liquid nail it into place but once again my husband came though the kitchen and got the brad nailer and fixed it for me!
Here it is in the sunroom which is almost finished! The map is quite large and takes up the small wall.
I just love it! In case anyone wants one, I have seen them online at Zazzle. Have a blessed week!
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