To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
January 26, 2017
URBAN FARMHOUSE STYLE
A new kitchen look for the new year!
There is a huge trend for 2017
in decorating our homes.
Farmhouse style or what I like to refer to as
We all know styles come and go
so I prefer just "touches" of a current style
if it's something I really fall in love with.
Firstly, your home design must lend itself
to that particular decor.
I like to visit someones kitchen
feel the warmth, the hospitality and know
what the "hub" of their family living is all about!
When I came across these darling little plates,
I thought yes....this is just the right touch
of a tablesetting I am looking for!
I found a new gray and cream
table runner for a fairly inexpensive price...
The collection from
The Pioneer Woman
seems to lend itself
to many styles of decor,
with a less formal look.
I love that her water goblets come in
I've had this little trio of vases for years,
so I chose these for the centerpiece.
Nothing over the top...less is better, I think!
I know you have seen my gingham napkins
in several table settings and I am ever
so glad I purchased these.
I use them over and over so that
proved to be a pretty good investment.
I purchased mine from Plow and Hearth.
Lots of creamy flowers..
with that lovely carnation scent.
So lacey looking and a bit informal.
I think these plates are just so sweet.
I love this look for a casual brunch......
I wanted a touch of something to pair the centerpiece with
when I saw these hammered bronze Salt and Pepper shakers,