Saturday, November 24, 2012

Swirly Curlies

I've been in a swirly kind of mood. The curls. The black. The powerful use of Hobby Lobby's 50% off sales.

I was probably motivated by this:     The House That Built Me

I think it made me re-think the way I decorated my walls. I already had this: 

I had moved this old one and Mr. Spouse painted it for me. You know the bright gold fixtures that were so in? It had been a Christmas gift from him and I just didn't want to part with it. I added the globes from Wal-Mart and I am pleased with it. It is now our foyer light. It actually looks lighter than it is. It is a very, very dark chocolate black. 

So two trips to Hobby Lobby:

50% off--$6.50

 40% off--$7.50

One is over the french doors. The other one is over the front door. 

It's a start!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Easy happenings

Sometimes it just happens. No planning. It's just meant to be.

I "won" these drapes for my bedroom through a blog contest. Ordered them from Target and love them!

They had enough pattern to be pretty and not busy. But I so needed new bedsets. I had looked and looked but nothing seemed to work with the pattern and colors. 

Then I happened to run across a clearance item at TJMaxx. I think it was clearance because someone had opened the package. It was the texture I wanted. I like the coverlet type. It is perfect for summer and winter. 

The pattern within the coverlet is very, very similar to the pattern in the drapes. The stripes add to the decor by adding some needed texture. And the price for the coverlet AND shams was $29. I like!