I thought that one of the most basic and influential places to start would be my coffee table. This table was a "housewarming" gift from my stepdad when I moved into my old house. I love old things, as does he. It is made from old sewing machine legs and it has a beautiful new wooden top. Old pieces like this help add a little depth to a new home.
"Porch Dogs" by Nell Dickerson
Kids especially love looking through this collection of lovable dogs on beautiful porches. Being a dog-lover myself, I can't help but feel good when I flip through these pages.
"Churches: Photographs and Watercolors" by Donald A. Smith and Roy Ward
Roxie found this book for me while shopping online. It is filled with the most beautiful portraits of old rural churches throughout Georgia. The church where I was married just happened to be in there! We used this as our guestbook--so now it is even more special to us.
Vintage Duck Card Box
Phillip loves to hunt--duck hunt in particular. When I see duck related things that are unique yet tasteful--I snatch them up! I found this old card box while antiquing and knew we'd find a place for it. We also used this at our wedding in place of a ring bearer pillow.
Voluspa "French Cade Lavender" Candle
Not only is this candle beautiful, but it smells so lovely! Candles seem to have a relaxing effect every time I burn them. It has become a part of my nightly routine and the scent always helps my mood.
Vintage Book Stack
Roxie uses books when decorating all the time! It helps when you need to add a little height or color--to make things interesting. I found these adorable classics in my favorite antique store and I had to have them. The colors are divine and I LOVE the gold foil lettering on the spine.
Happy plants make a happy home. Who doesn't smile when they see succulents? I love having plants around to add a little element from nature. (That is when I haven't killed them yet...I'm growing a green thumb slowly.) There is just something about bringing the outside in that makes a house feel more like a home.
Aluminum Duck Coasters
These coasters were also gifted to us by the fabulous Roxie! She found them while antiquing in Colorado and had no idea how much Phillip would love them. We use them daily!
- Something Green
- Coffee Table Books
- A Tray
- Decorative Objects
- A Small Bowl or Storage Box
- Free Space
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