Friday, February 25, 2011

a d d i n g   i n   a    b i t   o f    n a t u r e

I am having a really crazy week, so I hope this post makes sense.
Ok, focus Alison.

I have had a lot of comments on the bold colors I choose for my home. I didn't used to be so drawn to such vivid colors but I think my home really calls for fun vibrant colors. I just can't imagine my victorian decorated in more muted colors. 
To balance out all of the grass greens, beachy blue-greens, cherry reds, and yellow I have really classic neutral furnishings {either white slip-covered or classic men's library leather}.


I also have hardwood floors and sea-grass rugs that really "ground" the rooms and allow me to add color.

I was feeling this week that I did need to add some natural elements into my room.

This was a super thrifting week for me, not for furniture {darn} but accessories.


At Value-Village I got three wood bowls { $2.99 each!}

I really wanted an antique bread bowl but the one I found at a local antique store was $130, boo, I can't justify paying that.

I did find this antique bamboo mirror for $20.

{oh I really heart this mirror}

All week I have been saying very focused prayers about starting a business. What would I sell and to whom? Where would I sell my items?

Well, I went to my favorite antique store and got on the waiting list for a booth.
Baby steps. We will see what God has planned for me.

I also want to thank Miss Mustard Seed for featuring my green table this week, you have no idea how much this means to me. I can't even describe in words how much I respect her and I am a huge fan of her blog!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I need to run to the store and figure out what I am making for dinner!