Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Treasures from my Travels

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share what I bought from St. Simons Island and Savannah.  I found a huge dough bowl in St. Simons Island and a French fruit crate in Savannah.  I used them both in my dining room.  Fitting huh?  

I placed the dough bowl in the center of my table. This bowl is huge!  It's almost 41" long.  

I placed the fruit crate on my side board.

I filled the crate with some fern greenery.

I decided to add some dried lavender bundles to my dough bowl for now.  

I'm sure I will find lots of things I can fill in these items.  I'm loving rustic wood at the moment!  I've been gathering more and more of that for my home. I like how it plays off all of my white.

Later this week I'll finally share my master bathroom reveal.  The frameless shower enclosure has been installed and it is everything we could've ever hoped it would be.  It completely transformed the room and makes the shower feel even larger.

I hope you'll stop back by tomorrow for our weekly link up party, Share Your Style, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Excursions in Savannah

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far.  I am battling a nasty cold and sinus infection.  I probably caught it from all the running around I've been doing lately between my home improvements and traveling to the Georgia coast.  It's not unusual for me to get sick after a lot of "events" going on.

I wanted to share the last of my "girls weekend" pics with you today.  After spending a day at St. Simon's Island, we traveled into Savannah.  We didn't spend a lot of time looking at the beautiful homes though.  I just realized that after we got back.  But, since I have traveled there before I didn't feel like I missed out on that.  Instead, we did some shopping and lots of walking around the city.

Our first stop was this beautiful store, called The Paris Market.  

It had two levels.  These pics are from the lower level. There were so many pretty things in this shop.
I loved this long table set up with metal chairs.  Sorry this pic isn't focused too well.

Isn't this the cutest table setting?

I bought something in this store on the upper level, which I forgot to take pictures of.  I will share that with you soon.

Here is a view of the street just outside the shop. It was a beautiful day for walking around the city!

After we hit a few shops, we visited the famous Bonaventure Cemetery.

It's so interesting to read the old dates on the tombstones and look at the beautiful gardens surrounding them.  

After the cemetery visit, we went back into the city to eat an early dinner.  Then we walked around some more shops above River Street.

This is our view looking down on River Street.

While in a shop, we looked out the window and saw this huge cargo ship coming into port.  

The store window wasn't very clean, so it was hard to get a clear picture.  The ship was massive in person!

We later walked down onto River Street and stopped in this chocolate shop.

They sold anything and everything that could be dipped in chocolate!  Yum!

We were fortunate to have good weather most of the time we were traveling.  The first day was the coldest but that still didn't get in the way of us having fun.  

My next trip is coming up in May.  After school is out, me and my family will be going to New Smyrna Beach in Florida.  I don't think I'll have to worry about it being too cold then!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Friday, February 27, 2015

Shopping on St. Simons Island

Hello everyone!

I wanted to continue my vacation pics with you and share some great shopping we experienced at one of the nearby islands.  We spent one day at St. Simons Island.  We stopped at the Redfern Village Shopping Center where there were several nice home decor shops.

The first one we visited was called Cachettes.  (Thank you Kim for remembering the name!)

Why who could this be?  My sister, Kim, is overjoyed to see something she likes that she ended up buying in this store!

As soon as I saw these oyster shell trees, I thought of my good blogging friend, Ron, from  Uptown Acorn.  He has a wonderful collection of oyster shell items in his New Orleans home.

As soon as I stepped in this section of the store, I spotted this huge vintage dough bowl.  I've been wanting one that size for a while.  So, I bought it!  I will show you where I'm using it soon.

After we left that store, we went right next door to Violas Market.  Sorry this picture is so blurry.  All of my pics were taken with my iphone so I just snapped and walked the whole way through.  This was a large store with some very unique things.  

This beautiful bird cage had live birds in it too.

Cute things for your kitchen.

Some pillows by Sugarboo.

Next door to that store was this cute shop.  However, I don't know the name of it.  

Then we drove to another section of the shopping center and found this cute store.  It was brand new.  

After shopping, we ate lunch and then traveled to another area of St. Simons.  We found a street with lots of cute shops and restaurants lined up.  We stopped in this store and looked around.  It was packed!  

I fell in love with the sofa, chair and ottoman below.

I should've done a better job of keeping up with the names of the stores, but we were doing so much driving and shopping that I forgot to write things down.  

I hope you enjoyed our shopping trip!

I'll be back to share some other sights in Savannah next.  

My sister is sharing similar pics on her blog today too if you want to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Share Your Style Link Party

Hello everyone!

I hope all of you are managing to stay warm this week.  It has been cold and snowy here in Georgia.
The snow started falling around 3:00 this afternoon and is giving us a pretty view outside.

This is the view from my front porch around 6:00.

Are you all enjoying this new link up party?  I know I am!  I want to thank all of you for stopping by and taking the time to link up your projects and inspiration pics.  

Debra is your host this week.

Hello Everyone, it's Debra From Common Ground, and I 'm this week's host for Share Your Style #2. What a great turnout we had for last week's opening of Share Your Style! A big thank you goes out to each and every one of you who joined in to make it such a success. I'm super excited to be hosting this week, it's been so much fun for me to get a chance to visit your great links, meeting some new people, and seeing all the wonderful creativity out here.

I hope you'll drop by and get to know
the other hosts of Share Your Style:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here   
Debra @ Common Ground 

And I'd love for you to come by and visit my blog, Common Ground.
 Here's a sample of things I shared last week:

There were so many amazing links last week
 that I had a hard time narrowing it down to just a few features. 
But here goes...

Looking like it came out of a magazine layout,
this French Country Mantel from Pamela
 at From My Front Porch to Yours has the perfect balance.

I've oogled this Ticking Stripe Ottoman Redo 
from Cindy at Beaux Reves, all week!

I'm lovin' this wonderful plate display
 from Shelia from Note Songs;

Rustic and Refined Grain Sack Chair from Susan at Simply Stone Creek,
 shows a beautiful alternative to white or gray paint
 with this wonderful deep, rich, black accent.

I'm ready for an amazing Spring Wreath DIY  
from Ramon at Row House Blog.

And Amy from Ms.Toody Goo Shoes 
gave us a yummy and good for you too, snack:

Thanks so much you all!!

Hope you'll join in with all your decor,
 vintage, DIY, tablescapes, creations and yummies...
anything STYLE related.
Please have a link back within your specific post
 and visit a few new-to-you links for some great inspiration!


   OK, let's have some fun and get started!

    An InLinkz Link-up

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tybee Island

Hello everyone!

I returned from my trip to Tybee Island last night.  So, today has been filled with the usual laundry and unpacking that must be done after a trip.  I had a great time though.  I went with my mom and sister.  We ate out at restaurants, shopped, and visited the beach.  Of course, we couldn't go swimming since it was only February.  We had to wear coats and scarves when we first got there because it was so cold.  Luckily, it warmed up though during our visit.

This is the cute rental house that we stayed in.

It's from Mermaid Cottages.  You can click on that link and it will tell you more about their rentals.  

Here are a few snapshots of the inside. I took these with my iphone so they're a little fuzzy.

This was my room.

The house had several bedrooms and bathrooms but I only got a picture of mine.

We visited the beach before we left too.  The weather ended up being so nice on the day we had to leave.  Isn't that always the case?

This was the view from one of the tables we sat at at a restaurant.

We did some fun shopping on this trip and visited St. Simons Island and Savannah as well.  I'll share those pics with you next.

Hope you're having a good Monday so far.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~