It's spring...at least in the South: we've sprung forward an hour, we've celebrated the vernal equinox, and most of the flowering bushes and trees are bursting forth. And of course, Easter is on its way.
We love this holiday for many reasons, not the least of which is the tradition of filling baskets with goodies, whether for our children, grand-babies, or even our fur-babies.
But where did this tradition come from? And what's in YOUR Easter basket this year?
Spring is coming for us....and with it comes our first big traditional family holiday dinner of the year: Easter. Of course the menu selections are important. For many of us, ham is the main event, with deviled eggs, spring peas or asparagus. Perhaps you prefer a roasted chicken with roasted seasonal vegetables.
But just as important as your hot cross buns or carrot cake is your table's centerpiece - is your table themed and ready?
Whether you're keeping your meal small and low-key or big and over-the-top, we've got some positively delightful ideas for styling your table to fit your style. Many of these ideas rely on items you already have at home, or stop in and see what we've got that might add the perfect pop of fun or elegance to your dinner table.
This time of year is so blah: the thermometer swings back and forth like a pendulum, warm one day, and snowing the next.
Spring isn't here (yet) but winter has worn out her welcome with a lot of us. If you're like us, you're itching to get outdoors. But since that isn't an option, let's focus on freshening things up indoors.
Here are five of our favorite ideas for re-inventing your living space in just a few simple steps.
It's true that some antiques have fallen out of favor with younger homeowners. Maybe it's our busier lifestyles, but we have less patience for dusting fussy things that look nice, but don't serve a utilitarian function in our homes. But for pieces that can be used, or re-purposed, there's definitely a place for them in our hearts and homes.
Here are five of the most popular authentic pieces that today's homeowners look for and love to find in good condition.
When we moved our shop to a new location (in the middle of a pandemic!!!) we found ourselves faced with dozens of decisions. One seemingly minor (but also major) decision was how to decorate the three entrances across the front of our building.
Those entrances offer passersby a glimpse into our interior space, so we wanted to make sure they are always attractive and special, and they give you a hint as to what fun finds are within our doors. With a plethora of faux flowers and foliage to choose from, somehow the olive leaves and branches felt "right."
Some of us are old enough to remember these beloved paper declarations of "puppy love" passed among grade-schoolers.
The puns were cheesy, but many of us carefully assigned each one to a particular classmate, depending on our fondness for the recipient.
How can we use these ephemera to decorate our modern homes?
What is on top of your dresser? Tell the truth: we've all piled random "stuff" on our dressers from time to time. Maybe yours is piled high right now.
But as a functional piece of furniture, dressers serve a dual purpose: they provide storage (preferably IN the drawers, and not ON the dresser), and they help communicate your personal style via the items you choose to place on top, as much as the style of the piece itself.
That's a tall order to fill for one piece of furniture, so let's take a little of the pressure off, and walk through some ideas for how to style your dresser's top to reflect you.
A few weeks ago, we explored several ways to style that wall above your headboard. When it came to re-doing their own walls, Sherri and I have each found some ideas we like, and looked for ways to make our favorites work in our own spaces.
This post focuses on my bedroom, and admittedly it's taken some trial-and-error to translate the idea into this space and personal tastes, and make it reflect my style.
We love pillows. Do you? They add a personal touch to our beds, and give us plenty of cushion if we're sitting up in bed reading or watching television.
But where do they go while you're sleeping? Inquiring minds want to know!
In our bedrooms, our beds are typically the focal point of the room. And the wall behind our beds? It is one of the hardest walls to decorate. Can we get an Amen?
In this second installment of our mini-series on our own bedroom transformations, we'll explore some ideas for how to decorate this wall to reflect your taste, style and personality. After all, it is YOUR bedroom...
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!