Monday, February 27, 2012

Sneak Peek of Family Room


Good morning!

I had intended to have my whole family room ready to go by now, but last week my 4-year-old was very sick.  She had a bad cold and wound up with an ear infection and pneumonia, and with my husband being out of town all week...well...you guessed it...I didn't get anything done!  I was so worried about poor Caighton that I couldn't think straight anyway.

Fortunately, Caighton is feeling much better now and definitely on the mend!  I do have just a few pics to share with you today...



I pretty much have all of the furniture where I want it, I just need to go around the room and infuse some "Spring" into the room.  I started with these pretty little heather plants.

Below, I tried to get the large antique mirror that is in my foyer in the shot, as I don't think I have ever shown it to you.  I bought it just before we built our house 8 years ago...it was my first attempt at "adding character" to our new home...


I LOVE that this room is bathed in light all afternoon and evening!



Sorry, that's all I have for now...

Enjoy your Monday!!


Tracey

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Winner...and a new book from Jeanne d' Arc



Hello!

First off, I'd like to thank Heather for sponsoring such a generous giveaway on my blog!!  And thank you to everyone who participated!

The winner of the $100 gift certificate to Post Road Vintage is...

Mara from Home Shabby Home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Congratulations Mara.





I'd also like to tell you about a new book coming out soon from Jeanne d' Arc Living, my favorite Nordic - French stylists!

After repeated requests, Jeanne d' Arc has finally gathered their very best recipes into one recipe book!



All of the best recipes from the first three years of Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine are beautifully showcased in this 160 page book.




The combination of delicious recipes, beautiful styling, and gorgeous photography make this way more than an ordinary cookbook!!




The official release date is May 1st.  If you would like to reserve your copy, please go *HERE*


Have a great night!

Tracey


image 1  Post Road Vintage
images 2 - 6  Jeanne d' Arc Living


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Switcheroo Number Two



Hello my decorating friends!

A few months ago my good friend Jen casually asked me if I'd ever considered switching my family room and dining room...

Hmmm...

No I told her, but of course the seed was planted and the damage done!  You just can't make a statement like that to a self professed changeaholic...once she mentioned the switcheroo, I couldn't get it out of my head :)  

So, here we are in my new dining room {which used to be the family room}...




{BTW, the first switcheroo happened a couple of years ago when I switched my living room and dining room and decided to forgo the living room so that I could have a studio}

I went a little snap happy with my camera, so I best get started showing you around...



I love how my grandparent's table and chairs look in here with the painted floor!  It is such a cherished family heirloom and I feel blessed to have it.











{I dug this mirror out of storage...it was a flea market find from over a year ago}




I was thrilled at how nicely the pallet table my husband made me last year looked in here!



we added some vintage hooks to the side so that I could hang a few things...




Except for the fresh flowers, everything in this room is stuff that I already had, just shuffled around a bit...it's amazing how fresh changing a few rooms around can make your home feel!






Who knows, maybe in 6 months I will change the rooms back, but for now I am loving this new switch! :))

I want to freshen up the mantel in this room as well, so I will have to save the pictures from that corner of the room for another post when I have that finished.  And, I am still working on some finishing touches in the new family room...

Thank you for visiting!  



:) Tracey

Monday, February 13, 2012

Giveaway Time!



Hello Friends!

I have a wonderful treat for you this Monday morning...a $100 giveaway from 

Post Road Vintage



I have written of Heather's wonderful blog and shop before...I love her farmhouse style and handmade inspiration!  She is very talented and super nice to boot!!

Heather has generously offered my readers a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to her lovely shop!  

Here is a glimpse at some of her amazing products...

















All you have to do to be entered in this giveaway, is leave a comment on this post letting me know what you would spend your $100 on if you won a gift certificate to Post Road Vintage.

**Contest is open worldwide and ends Sunday February 19th at midnight**

One winner will be drawn, at random, and announced on Monday February 20th.

***For an additional entry, you can Facebook, Twitter, post on your blog, or post on your Pinterest page about this giveaway...each mention will earn you an extra chance to win, just please leave a separate comment for each!***

Also...



...you can earn an additional chance to win the $100 gift certificate by going *HERE* and signing up for Homebound, a free inspirational ezine for anyone who loves farmhouse style...the Spring issue will be out soon!

Okay, I think that's it :)  Good luck and thank you to Heather for her generous giveaway!





Have a great day!

Tracey


*All photos courtesy of Post Road Vintage

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Salvaged Wood Desk


Happy Thursday!  

My daughter, Halena, has been asking for a desk in her room for awhile now.  I knew that I could tuck a small desk in place of the bookcase we had next to her bed, but the problem was that I couldn't find anything in the size I needed at the flea market {I really wanted the desk to be vintage to compliment the existing furniture in her room}...


So, since I couldn't find what I was looking for, I asked my husband to build a desk to fit the space!


We modeled the desk after a very simple vintage farm table that I have, and used mostly salvaged wood.  

The top is planked, which I love...


I gave the whole thing a fresh coat of paint to unify all of the mismatched wood.  I thought about distressing it, but decided not to since I was going to pair it with the "chippy" window frame that I've had for awhile now...


I taped a few Vintage French Maps onto the window just to bring a little color into this corner of the room...I love the coloring of these old maps and think of them as artwork.




This room is at it's prettiest during the first few hours of the morning, when the sun is shining in full force...



The bed in here is painted in Valspar's Notre Dame color, and the new desk uses that same paint as the base color, but I mixed in some left over white and grey paint that I needed to use up.

Other grey colors I love to use by Valspar {from Lowe's} are:

Comet Dust

and

Granite Dust
 {this is the color I used on the garage doors in my studio, I just mixed a little white paint in with it to lighten it a bit}



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!!


Tracey


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cottage of The Month


Good morning!  I want to say a huge thank you to Jennifer of The Old Painted Cottage for featuring my home as the February Cottage of the Month!  Thank you so much Jennifer, I am truly honored!!


I would love for all of you to pop over and visit Cottage of the Month if you have never been to this site before...Jennifer has featured so many beautiful homes over the last few years and I know you will walk away with some new inspiration!


If you would like to view my feature, please visit



Have a wonderful day ~

Tracey


p.s.  the new issue of Jeanne d' Arc Living is available on my website for pre-order {it will be out by February 24th}.  And, great news from Jeanne d' Arc...starting in April, Jeanne d' Arc Living will become a monthly magazine!!!