Monday, September 26, 2011

Tami's Target Treasures

Wanna see what I found on my little treasure hunt this morning?
Some awesome stuff, that you can get for yourself too, at your local Target.

How cool is this footstool? Hmm...I see more and more "blog creativity" being sold in the mass markets now. Flattery I tell ya.

 Love the bottles, they're more fantastic looking in person. I'm a sucker for green, anyway. I still have a huge green bottle lamp with a large french number on it, from Target, via a thrift shop, I'm planning on using as a bottle and not a lamp.
 Speaking of lamps...may I say...this one's a beauty!
While I was at Target I picked up some gorgeous grain sack kitchen towels with French writing. I'm planning on a sewing project if I ever get a bit of free time. 
Happy shopping, tami

Stop by Linda's for her link party this week, you'll find lots more treasures! 
And even more treasures over at Kristin's
Then go visit another Tammy for a fun, no rules party.
Additional links this week:
Kim's Wow Us Wednesday
Sarah's Good LIfe Wednesday  
Also crashing the party over at Freckled Laundry
And am joining in on the French Fun atThe French Cupboard 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Design Shuffle and Slipcovers

 I was recently contacted by the good folks at Design Shuffle who wanted to share some awesome Slipcovers with all of my readers. As you all know, I adore slipcovers, so this was a fitting subject. And now without further ado...here is Susi from Design Shuffle...

Hi, I’m Susi, a writer at Design Shuffle, a community for interior designers, decorators and anyone who loves design to share, be inspired and network. I've been inspired by the fantastic cottage style on High Street Cottage. One of my favorite things about cottage style is the easy livability of the furniture, notably slipcovered furniture.  White cotton or patterned, as long as the fabric is washable it is perfect for slipcover. Here are some charming cottage rooms with splendid slipcovers and great decorating ideas. Hope you enjoy!

Furniture with Slipcovers
Country Living (slide #47) via

A warm inviting cottage living room is made extra comfortable with washable cream slipcovers on the seating. Accent pillows, area rug and patterned curtains add both color and pattern to the cream living room.

Furniture with Slipcovers
The Inspired Room via

Shorter slipcovers expose the legs on these dining chairs. The dark wood legs tie in with the pedestal table. Love the ties on the sides of the slipcovers.

Furniture with Slipcovers
My Home Ideas via

Split slipcovers, one for the back and one for the seat, are an easier DIY project. This style works well on wood chairs with straight backs and attractive legs.

Furniture with Slipcovers
Carol Raley Interiors via

Slipcovers are a wonderful way to rehab dining chairs. If you don't like the chair legs, get slipcovers to the floor. The longer skirt will give the room a more formal cottage feeling. Lots of lovely interior design ideas in this shabby chic space.

Furniture with Slipcovers
My Home Ideas via

These charming slipcovers for kitchen stools show that slipcovers don't always have to be white. A soft floral with a bright floral under layer create an interesting pattern combination that is definitely cottage chic. Love the buttons down the backs.

Furniture with Slipcovers
Southern Living via

From the same home as the slipcovered bar stools, these charming blue floral slipcovers have a feminine ruffled skirt. Two slipcovers are a great way to transform your space as the seasons change.

Furniture with Slipcovers
Dear Lillie via

Saw this adorable DIY slipcover on the Dear Lillie blog. Slipcovers are not just for chairs or sofas; you can also slipcover recliners and headboards.

Furniture with Slipcovers
Martha Stewart via

Ticking stripes or grain sack cloth make for a charming slipcover for a headboard.  This is a DIY project from Martha Stewart. Great way to transform a wood headboard into a uniquely personal bedroom design.

If you need more inspirations on fantastic cottage style interiors, make sure to stop by Design Shuffle for more ideas in bathroom designs, den designs, and even living room designs.
Linking up to Sarah's party over at A Beach Cottage

Friday, September 2, 2011

Continental Breakfast

The term conjures up visions of warm, buttery pastries, or blueberry muffins, maybe your favorite doughnut, fresh fruit perhaps? Ah I can smell the cinnamon now;)
Our recent guest's departure day was verrry early, so we set up a simple Continental Style table to send them on their way with some coffee to wake them up, and a quick bite of something yummy. These photos were taken in the wee hours of early morning so the lighting wasn't great. We miss our guests already.

An antique hobnail, pitcher holds cream, other vintage milk glass was used for sugar cubes and that awful sugar substitute ( i don't recommend it) 
 The 3-section basket holds muffins on each side and doughnuts in the center, I "dummy" them with foam to make them look nice and full. Love the white fabric washable insert.
 The pretty milk bottle is a reproduction and I've always loved it, the writing is  orange so I found it perfect for juice;)
 The coffee carafe is my favorite thing to use for company, it keeps coffee hot, and the top dial lets you change the option from "regular" "decaf" etc. Also tooo easy for guests to serve themselves, makes them feel at home.
 And you caught me... I wanted my guests to have the option to take a cup with them, so we used toss away cups. 
What you don't see in the photos is the pretty ruby glass candle I put out, and the pretty ruby glass plates, all in all, it was nice not to cook at 5am. See you soon, xxx tami