Friday, April 24, 2015

~Farmhouse Storage~

Welcome to this month's Farmhouse Friday where we are talking about storage in our homes today.  Older homes never seem to have enough storage and even though my home isn't old, I still like to use vintage finds that I decorate with for more storage space like this large European basket.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.   

It is used as a coffee table in my living room, but also holds extra blankets and linens.  I have many different shapes and sizes of baskets throughout my home and they all are used to hold extra items.

Another great extra storage solution in my home are the many cupboards that I decorate with. This one works great as both storage behind the closed doors and also to display items on the open shelves.

This French oyster basket is the perfect size to hold my collection of Jeanne d' arc Living magazines.

The other side of my living room has a large armoire that houses a TV and stereo along with another European basket that displays vintage grain sacks. 
By using baskets that you are already decorating with to hold extra items that you aren't using but might want easy access to you are creating open storage. This French basket underneath the table at the foot of my bed which holds blankets and pillows along with another French metal basket to hold more magazines are a good example of keeping things contained. 

Another large cupboard in this room also holds a TV and stereo with the drawers being perfect for clothing and I've added some more French baskets on top, not only for looks, but to hold (you guessed it) more linens!  I might have an obsession...  

My laundry room has an old shoe rack that I've filled with many different kinds of baskets to hold extra fabric that I use for sewing projects( if only I could find the time to sew again).   

In this bathroom I've added a metal rack for extra towels and toilet paper along with a metal basket hanging on the wall for even more extra towels.

And finally in my master bathroom where we didn't have built in cabinets made, I use this shelf which is open to display items on top and has a curtain on the bottom for some other bathroom necessities. 

I hope I've given you some storage ideas you could use in your own home. Please stop by these other lovely ladies for even more ideas and inspiration.

Have a great weekend!
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Monday, April 20, 2015

~Potting Areas~

What beautiful weather we had here in the PNW last week and I had a chance to get outside and clean up this potting area.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.     

This is where I used to do all my potting in this little area against one of our outbuildings before we built the Garden House. 

I kept all of these garden related items in this spot since it is a great place to store extra pots during the Winter months and also many of my plants that I dig up and divide from my flower beds like these sedums and violets.      

These violas that I planted in pots last Fall are really thriving in this warm Spring weather and my newest favorite find is this Spanish lavender topiary that I found at Home Depot♥ 

Enjoy your week and join me back here on Friday where I'm joining five other ladies to share more farmhouse inspiration.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

~A Place to Hang your Bag~

Have you ever seen a one of a kind item in a store and instantly fall in love with it only to realize it's priced a little high and you really don't have a place for it so you reluctantly walk away?  That's what happened to me with this wonderful white and chippy scrolly white iron stand.  

I literally couldn't stop thinking about it because it was so unique and one night while lying in bed I realized I had the perfect spot for this beauty after all.  A few weeks had passed, so I was happy to see it was still at the store when I went back and I was even luckier because there was a sale going on.  Enjoy!  xoxo K

It's perfect in my bedroom for holding bags and would work great for other things like scarves, jackets a robe etc...  I think this piece helps to complete this area and you can see the other side of my bedroom HERE.

I also moved this table and chair from my office in this room because I'm changing things around in there and I like how the wood on this piece looks better in my bedroom.  This tufted chair from World Market is still one of my favorites.♥♥♥

Since flowers were buy one get one half off at Fred Meyers last week, I decided to try these hydrangeas again and by using the Allum trick that I've seen on Pinterest they lasted a whole week without withering.  Changing the water daily helps too.  

Looks like rain today but then clearing up and sunny and 70 degrees through the weekend. Sounds wonderful!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

~Delicate Blooms~

So far April has been really wet compared to the beautiful March we had. Fresh flowers inside the house help me get through those days.  Enjoy ! xoxo K.     

Ranunculus have the most delicate petals that can sometimes almost look like tissue paper or the ruffled pages of a really old book.  This bunch next to my bed are in the prettiest shades of pink. 

I've always had a weakness for crystal chandeliers and this new candelabra goes nicely with the one hanging over the bed.  It also looks great with some French items and these pretty blooms.   

This is probably the last of the ranunculus for this year, but with all this rain my plants are growing like crazy, the trees are branching out and the bushes are filling with blooms. It won't be long and I'll be able to walk outside and have a multitude of flowers to choose from♥   

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Looks like I'll be inside for most of mine, but I'm sure I'll have plenty to keep me busy..... there always is!