Thursday, February 14, 2013

Some Framing Projects, Bringing in Spring, and a New Rug

I'm one of those who pretty much decorates for spring all year around.  From my garden-inspired Christmas tree to a living room and dining room that I always try to keep light and airy, spring just makes me feel better...I'm not a winter person at all!

When I came across some butterfly, bird, and leaf papers recently, I knew that I was going to frame them up for both my home and the booth.  I'm keeping one of these butterfly ones for the house, but I'm not sure where it will end up... Right now, it's on the mantel, reminding me that spring is on the way!  Hopefully soon..
I'm lovin' the barn wood frames that I used on several of these.  
I also framed up a really cool old map of Virginia that I found on the Outer Banks last summer as well as this "La Plante" print...  These will be at the shop this weekend with another butterfly print.
I've been slowly trying to freshen up the house with some new things.  I really don't get the chance to shop much, but I've been going out with my mom when I can as we are getting ideas for her new home.
I picked up this super-cute and springy runner yesterday to replace a gold velvet one that I've had for way too long...
Adds a nice touch to the foyer table and was a good bargain at $15!
I'm super excited to finally get a new rug for my living room!  Since moving into our house, I've been using this rug from our old place back in Spokane, WA...
Not that you can tell from the picture, but it has seen better days. I've had it several years now and is really showing wear, plus it's always seemed small in this room.  I've been saving for a new one and was so excited to score this wool one 60% off...
But guess what?!  As much as I love the rug...it's not working for me.  It's a 6'x9' rug and the furniture layout and the room basically makes it necessary to have an 8'x8'.  That's a hard size to find, but I found a jute rug from Overstock.  Can't wait for it to arrive!

Kristen

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6 comments:

Ellie VanCaster said...

I love the butterfly print and the runner-heck, I really love the look of it all ;-)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh love the butterfly and leaf art and love the frames, too! everything looks perfect! i wish it was spring... i am ready!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love your wonderful mantel with that great Butterfly Print!!

srpprcrftr said...

I haven't ever seen anything in your home that isn't awesome, incredible and gorgeous. You are such a talented decorator. You have a very nice home. I love your butterfly and other prints, just what I like. Will be looking on Graphics Fairy for images I can frame. I'm ready for Spring also. Have to keep telling myself it's too early to put Spring decos up already.
I found bigger rugs thru a catalog store (7th. Ave, and others affiliated with 7th. Ave.) so now have rugs for living room/our bedroom for both winter and summer. I use rugs to cover the hideous carpet under them. We can't afford to replace the carpet so I compensate by covering them. I'd love to just pull the awful carpet up and paint the wood subfloors but hubs says no. I'd really love engineered/laminate floors under the rugs but that's out of question financially also. Doggone it.

Stacey said...

The butterflies are wonderful with the corbels on the sides. I love your mantel.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The butterfly print turned out great!!...Love your touches of Spring...and hopefully the jute rug will work perfectly for you!...Glad you and your mom are enjoying a bit of shopping together!

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