Decor - Inspiration for the home.

Velvet Pumpkin Thanksgiving Mantel Decoration

After gathering up my supplies the other day I was fully prepared to "mantel-scape".  This year I came across what I think is a "find".  These delicious velvet pumpkins by Plush Pumpkin. This is what I started with, my scaled down freshly dusted simple mantel. Then I added some love. The trompe l'oeil effect of the painting and the pumpkins is kind of fun. The newly decorated mantel ended up adding a cozy warmth to my living room, even from afar. Our contest to win a trio of Plush … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations Gathered

Yes, it's true, I have always been a sucker for yummy textures and pretty scraps.  Burlap, fuzzy cords, and thick beautifully died yarn make my heart sing.  I'm not a seamstress.  I'm a gatherer.  I have fabric, yarn, bits and scraps waiting to be transformed. And, purple thistle.  Does this make you think about a Thanksgiving mantel?  Well, not right off the bat.  But, I think that decoration is most interesting when it's unusual. Here's a more traditional gathering of browns and oranges.  The Chinese Lanterns … [Read more...]

31 Days To Savor~Fall Planter Decorating

This year I have the easiest trick to bring your summer planters from summer to fall for our 31 Days To Savor series. Every year I take a sunny fall day and shift my porch from summer to fall.  It is a day I savor to be outside and to be creative. Here is what I did this year to my porch planters.   At the end of the summer season I am sorry to say this is what my planters were a little sad and thirsty!  Since my plants were looking so tired, I didn't waste my time or create a mess by pulling the plants out.  I … [Read more...]

Vintage Door Made Into A Desk

While we were together in Baltimore this past August, Kristin and I put together this introduction video for our first LoveFeast Table project.  The project involves taking an old reclaimed or vintage door and re-purposing it into a custom made desk or table.  As Kristin shares in the video, vintage doors made into desks or tables are part of our LoveFeast Table history.  So, here's a bit more of the vintage door story~enjoy a little of our story and the video highlights of our project! Here's a bit of a look at the finished … [Read more...]