Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring Bedroom Makeover

Hi everyone! Are you glad it’s Friday?

I’m so glad you’re visiting here today…I have a “mini-makeover” to share with you!

But first, the winner of our SCRIPTED SIMPLICITY $75 GIVEAWAY is

NIKI from! Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered!

Now, let me show you around our master bedroom…


The gorgeous pillow & duvet is from Pom Pom at Home. It’s a beautiful silver grey color. The linen is soft to the touch.


The artwork is a new addition, from Fine Art by Deann...called Run for the Roses. It’s from her latest collection, the floral series. The colors are a stunning. She is amazingly talented. You can find Deann on INSTAGRAM HERE.


If you’re new here, or just popping in for a visit…our headboard is an original. My husband built it from vintage barnwood that we got from deconstructing an old shack on his Aunt’s farm. We used horizontal 2x4s to attach the tongue and groove boards. We wanted to leave the boards at varying heights to add interest.


The crate on the bed came from Canton Trade Days flea market. I turn it upside down, and it makes the perfect bed tray. The vintage bench at the end of the bed was purchased from a little antique shop…and  one of my sweet friends bought it from me, however, it sits here until she picks it up.


The bedding is elegant and flowing…and I love the way it looks against the rustic headboard. The perfect mix of rustic elegance. Pom Pom at Home has an amazing selection of duvets... this one is the Mathilde in Silver. It plays well with our wall color, which is Silver Drop by BEHR.


The gorgeous French canning jars are from ELSIE GREEN House & Home online shop. Our white roses are blooming, and smell divine!


Oh the ruffles! And the velvet ribbon trim adds such a beautiful texture. I did iron the whole duvet before putting it on the bed. But even the wrinkles look good.


The light fixture came from Home Depot a few years ago. And our curtains are from IKEA. I actually cut a throw in half and hung each piece by ribbons from vintage boards. And the little dresser came an antique shop with it’s chippy paint.



Next time, I will show you a painting project I’ve been working on…here is a sneak peek.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see our room! Please follow along on INSTAGRAM HERE for daily posts and photos!

Enjoy your weekend!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Scripted Simplicity GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday! I’m so excited to introduce you to Scripted Simplicity, a USA made sign shop.

Owned by Rachelle and her husband Tim, Scripted Simplicity was inspired by their

faith and family. They offer hand-finished wood prints

of various sizes with beautiful verses or inspirational messages.


This is the BLESSED sign in the small HERE to view the details.

Each sign is finished with a ribbon edging.

The small size also comes with a peg that allows it to stand.

This would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t you agree?




This sign is GATHER TOGETHER from the Large Wall Art HERE for details.

The Large Wall Art makes great statements pieces in any room.


The larger signs can be leaned against a wall for display, OR each one comes with a convenient hanging system already in place to hang from a single nail and easily straighten. I also love how the larger signs aren’t too heavy, the wood is lightweight.


This round scripture art is the Be Still and Know from the Large Wall Art HERE for details. The colors are perfect for a neutral wall…and I like how the colors pop on our blue barn door!


You can read more about SCRIPTED SIMPLICITY HERE on the About Section of their home page. And browse all of the many inspirational wood prints they offer. You can also sign up for their newsletter and take advantage of Free Shipping with orders over $75.


All of my readers are welcome to use the code BURLAP10 at check-out to receive 10% off all orders through May 5th!

The best part? You can enter our GIVEAWAY today for $75 to SCRIPTED SIMPLICITY! Just SIMPLY leave a comment ON THIS POST to enter…Giveaway will close at midnight on Thursday, April 28th, and a winner will be announced Friday morning April 29th.

For an EXTRA entry, share this giveaway on INSTAGRAM and leave a 2nd comment ON THIS POST Smile

You can follow SCRIPTED SIMPLICITY on Instagram HERE

Enjoy your week! Thanks for visiting my blog!


Friday, April 22, 2016

Simple Garden Planters

Happy Farmhouse Friday! It’s that time of year again…to get out in the garden

and get our hands dirty!

So, April’s Farmhouse Friday theme is all about PLANTERS!

I have some simple garden planters to share with you today.

Be sure to visit all of our Farmhouse Friday bloggers at the bottom of this post.


I’m going to be very honest with you…my planters are not looking very nice this

year. Some of the perennials did not come back this year, and left me with

wooden barrels full of dirt. However, I am going to share with you some creative

ways to display your plants, as well as some planters I’ve used in the last few years.

I have the cutest little wooden flower cart (above) that I put cut flowers or a

potted plant on display near our back door.


This vintage wagon with rusty wheels sits on our front porch. Here, I just dropped the

clippings from a wisteria bush down inside…but sometimes I’ll place a whole potted

plant in the wagon until I plant it in the ground.

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One of my very favorite planters are the wooden whiskey barrels. We found about

10 on clearance a few years ago…and they make perfect herb gardens. If you

ever find one, I suggest adding it to your garden!

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Concrete planters sit on our patio…this one was full of stock last year.

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And I do love the vintage oyster buckets! This one sits on our back deck

holding the olive tree. It can easily be pulled inside.


Looking for more ideas on planters? Check out this post from last Spring:

The Potager

Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy your time in the garden!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shelf Styling

Hey there! Are you enjoying the beautiful spring weather?

We have had enormous amounts of rain! Enormous!

Rain rain go away…is what we’re singing!

Today I’m sharing ways to style your shelves.


I always think of contrasts when styling shelves…if the shelves are dark wood, I try to

place lighter items together to create a nice contrast. On the shelves above, I have

some wooden crates. I used herbs in French pots and some grain sacks to soften

the look with all the wood.


In the chippy blue cabinet above, I have simple pieces of ironstone in stacks and alone.

The crazing of the pieces shows up well against the white shelves, and contrasts

with the blue as well. Of course, fresh flowers always make a statement.

On the open kitchen shelving below, I put stacks of our white everyday

dishes paired with wooden cutting boards and green French canning jar.

I like how a pop of color adds a visual interest, along with pastel hydrangeas.


Sometimes, open shelving makes a great space to stack the same, or similar

items together. Like in the vintage cabinet below, I placed stacks of grainsacks,

hemp sheets, white and cream throws, and neutral pillows together. And again,

pops of color with the French demijohns.


And another example of grouped objects, is below…on this kitchen window

shelf. It’s a great way to display a small collection of ball jars, or a group of

bottles, white vases, bowls, or copper pots. It makes a pretty focal point

and lifts the eye to see all of the details!

And, if you’re wondering about the fabulous cleaner in the pretty auburn

bottle, it’s from Murchison Hume…and you’ll just adore the all natural products

with scents like fig and white grapefruit!


And sometimes, one item placed simply on a shelf makes the best statement.

Like above, with one French basket underneath the sink. Or, below, with a crate of

books or a white platter.


I didn’t realize how many shelving units we have in our home…but apparently

cabinets & shelves are a prominent feature here!

How about you? Do you have certain ways you style shelves?

I hope you join me for daily updates on INSTAGRAM HERE


Friday, April 15, 2016

Flowers in the Sink

Hi there! 
What is it about flowers in the sink that make such a 
stunning photo?  During the spring time, I have flowers in our sink
a few times a week...and I try to remember to take 
a quick picture.

The wisteria was just gorgeous this year! I have a nearby source for these
purple blooms in my MIL yard. So, if you've been following along on 
Instagram, you may be tired of seeing all of the wisteria photos...sorry ;)
The fragrance is very strong and fills the house.

You may also notice the sink skirt has the above photos I used
a vintage tablecloth. I just pull it over a spring rod, and gather it across the
top. This sink area is a space I enjoy changing around pretty often.
I should mention that we planted a white wisteria next to our chicken 
coop. It hasn't bloomed yet...and this is the third spring :/ So,
hopefully next year.

On the back area of our property, we have a wooded area. I have noticed 
these pretty red blooms for the last few years, but usually forget to 
cut some. I remembered last week. Online, I saw that these are 
wild red buckeye blooms. Did you know that? I didn't...but they
sure are vibrant.

And once again, I changed the sink skirt to a short vintage hemp linen.
The basket holds the cleaning supplies. The ball jars add another pop 
of color.

And this is a sink full of hydrangeas! Mine aren't blooming quite yet...this is 
a photo from 2 years ago. It won't be long now!

So, do you like sink flowers? For me, it just means that the
garden is blooming and vases of all kinds will be full of fresh
blooms around our house :)

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Enjoy your weekend friends!


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