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Hello and welcome to a new week!  As you may have noticed, the blog has been a little silent the last few days.  Last week was one of those weeks when my schedule got the best of me and blogging got pushed to the side.  Despite everything and a week of rainy days, I had a good week and got lots accomplished.

One of the fun things on my schedule last week was a preview event for the Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House.  Along with select designers and bloggers, I was invited to a private tour of the home before it opened to the public.  Having attended many of the ASO show house over the years, I must say at this years’ show house, Chateau Soleil is one of my all-time favorites.

Let me take you on a little tour….

Chateau Soleil

Built in 1998 and designed by architect William T. Baker, the 14,000 sq. foot French style estate sits on 2 beautifully landscaped acres.  Named for its sunny, golden façade, Château Soleil is a show-stopper both inside and out.


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Last Thursday the hubs and I headed out-of-town for a little weekend get-away.  Short weekend trips are one of our favorite things to do, especially when we are visiting a city we’ve never been to before.

The destination for this trip was Mobile, AL and the gulf coast.  The reason for the trip was to do some antique shopping and visit the beach.

Mobile, the original home of Mardi Gras, is a quaint little city that has a lot of similarities to New Orleans.  In the heart of downtown, many of the store fronts have iron balconies and beautiful brick details.

Mobile, Al

Trees along the downtown Carnival route were still draped with Mardi Gras beads and they added a fun and colorful touch to the city.

Mardi Gras Beads in Trees

One of the store on the hubs must-see list was the A&M Peanut Shop.  The shop opened in 1947 and sells peanuts of all kinds along with all kinds of chocolate and peanut candy.  The hubs bought enough peanuts to last  a good while and I got a small bag of mixed nuts that are served warm. Boy were they good.

A&M Peanut Shop

The downtown area is a great place to walk and we spotted several really pretty parks near the city center.

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As you move outside the downtown area you find the most beautiful tree-lined streets with hanging moss–so southern.

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And the homes in Mobile are just so charming.

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We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel (the tallest building) which sat along the edge of Mobile Bay and overlooked the convention center.  The view at night was really stunning.

Mobile Renaissance

Friday morning we were up bright and early so we could get to an antique warehouse sale I wanted to check out.  Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery is a large antique store in Mobile and the first weekend of each month they have a huge warehouse sale.  We arrived a little before 8:00 am only to find a long line outside the door.  Word on the street was that the first people in line were there at 5 am.

Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery

After the doors opened it took us about 5 minutes to get inside.  I couldn’t get any good shots of the warehouse set-up because there were so many people but I did take lots of photos of what was for sell.  I’m going to show you a few photos today and tomorrow I’ll show you the rest along with a few of the pieces I bought.

The warehouse sale was set up with tables in the middle, and furniture and wall decor lining the perimeter. You can see a bit of the space in photos below.

There were rows of table set up by price-point starting at $1.00 all they way up to $100+.  The tables held accessories and smaller items, and pieces were being snapped up quickly.

The furniture selection was pretty good with lots of great chairs, most under $75.



I loved the round seats and the details on the chairs below.


There were several fold down desk for sale at really great prices.


This secretary was under $150 and was in pretty good shape.


There was a big selection of accent tables.


At the very front of the warehouse is a section with furniture that was in need of minor repairs.  I think this cart was $15 and all it needed was to be re-finished.


Most of the artwork was very traditional and this ginger jar ink print with bamboo frame caught my attention.


Smaller decorative accents were scattered around the space.


In addition to their warehouse space, the store also has a large store front where they sell higher-end vintage and antique items.  Here’s a few of my favorite pieces…


The collection of silver was just amazing and fairly pricey!  There’s lot of polishing going on in this place.



This vintage sign was really unique and was being used as a broom and brush holder.



I loved this black and ivory Transferware and almost bought a few pieces.


So there’s a little glimpse into the Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery.  I have a few more photos to share with you tomorrow as well as a couple other shops we stopped at.


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I just love it when a project comes together.  After finishing my stenciled shower curtain, I set about pulling together the accessories to use in our guest bathroom.

The bathroom is all white so I had a clean and crisp color palette to work around.  Since the black and white shower curtain is a bold graphic pattern, I wanted to keep the rest of the accessories elegant and pretty.  The color palette is black and white with accents of gold, pink and grey.


I loved using the Drifting Arrows stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create my custom shower curtain.

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I placed a grouping of decorative accessories on the vanity and this gold leaf tray is the star of the show.  It is so gorgeous!

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I placed a vintage brass stool I found last year at an antique store next to the tub.


I had this framed chalkboard and hung it on one of the side walls.  The quote adds a little whimsy to the decor. The gold frame helps to tie all the gold elements together.

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I replaced basic brass knobs with these beautiful crystal knobs.  A decorative knob is such an inexpensive and easy updated for a bathroom.


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 I painted the shower curtain and changed all the decor in the bathroom when the hubby was at work and boy was he pleasantly surprised when he came home.  We both love how the space turned out.

I hope you are inspired by our little bathroom update. I’ll be sharing more bathroom decorating tips with you next week, including how to make a simple bathroom look more expensive.

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Product source list:
Crystal knobs–D. Lawless / Floral Artwork–HomeGoods / White Shower Curtain–Target / Drifting Arrows stencilCutting Edge Stencil
Brass Stool–Vintage/Antique Store / Gold Leaf Tray–HomeGoods / Glass Vanity Jar–TJMaxx (purchased years ago)
Scalloped Edge Brass Bowl–thrifted / Towels–HomeGoods and Ikea

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The much ‘anticipated’ winter storm that never really came to be earlier this week gave me some time to surf the web and catch up on my blog reading so I have lots of great links to share with you today.  Enjoy your weekend!  

Style Mixing

 If your style is eclectic (and even if it’s not), you can learn something from Lessons in Style Mixing!

Stuck on Hue

A fabulous & new to me pillow resource with great prices too!

Black Kitchen via Splendid Habitat

A round-up of gorgeous black kitchens that just might have you wanting to run to the paint store.

5 Steps to Success

5 Steps to Success that are valuable not matter what you want to achieve in life.

Flower Arrangement

If you’ve ever wanted to create a flower arrangement as beautiful as this, check out these flower arranging tips.


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Mind, Body and Soul…

Hello my friends!

Complete Rest

Have you ever felt like you needed a break to regaing control of your runaway life?  Well, I’m facing one of those times.  My lengthy to-do list needs priortizing, I’ve been on the verge of catching a cold, I haven’t fully organized myself for the new year, I’m lacking creative energry and I just need some time to re-group and find my joy.  So I’m taking the week off from blogging to get things in order and will be back on Monday with a fresh mind, body and soul.

Until then, here are a few things that are bringing me inspiration.

I’m working on a guest bathroom update and this rug might be the winning look.

Threshold Rug

I wish someone would DIY this gorgeous headboard for me (hint, hint Tina)!

Black headboard

I’ve got a black and gold barcart in the works, inspired by this image, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Black and gold barcart

Have a great week and I’ll see you back here Monday.  I’ll be sharing a highlights of the week on social media so you can follow along there.

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One of the gifts the hubby and I splurged on for Christmas was new iPhone 6’s for both of us.  So far I am loving all the upgraded features, bigger size and lighter weight.

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I had my iPhone 5 for a couple of years and never invested in a pair of tech gloves that would allow me to operate during the cold months.  I would either take my leather gloves off or I’d wear my fingerless gloves which allowed me to use my phone but expose my fingers to the cold.

Since my brother knew I was getting a new phone he thought it was time I got a pair of tech gloves so I would stop complaining how cold my hand would get.

It’s a good thing that my brother is a techie and loves gadgets because it knew exactly which gloves to get that would merge my fashion sense with my tech needs.

UR Rusched Spandex Gloves--Dillards

These are the gloves he bought for me.  They are the U/R Rusched Gloves and are available at Dillard’s which are now on sale for $24.00.

What I love about these gloves is how sleek and stylish they are.  The rusched detail near the cuff is pretty and feminine and the line detail on the palm enhances the gripping details of the glove.

Rusched Spandex Gloves--Red

Instead of a single finger touch feature, these gloves feature touch capabilities in all 5 fingers.  That means you can use any finger on your phone screen and can easily touch and drag or expand images.  The gloves are also insulted and will keep you hands toasty warm.

Rusched Spandex Gloves--Fossil Grey

If you’re in need of a great pair of stylish tech gloves I highly recommend these.


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I think every woman needs a private vanity space.  A space to primp for a special night out, a day hanging with girlfriends or simply a spot to sit and get ready for a day of shopping.

The perfect vanity space should include:

* A desk or table
* A stylish chair
* Pretty wall art and a mirror
* Personal pictures
* A decorative lamp
* Beautiful containers and trays to hold makeup or jewelry
* Flowers
*  Personal treasures
Here are a few vanity areas that make we swoon and just might give you the inspiration for your own personal vanity space.











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The 4th of July is just around the corner and if you’re looking for easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for the holiday I’ve got some for you.  All of these ideas are do-able with those cloth flags you can buy at the Dollar Store.


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