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Kansas City, Kansas City here I come…

No, I’m not moving to Kansas City, I was just singing the song. I will remain in good ol’ Wichita. Stop being jealous.

One weekend, my family took our last trip before I became a married woman to Kansas City. We shopped and shopped and shopped… and found the most amazing deals… with a little bitty car and no way to get them home (of course). One thing I did get home was this fabulous entry piece! With a little lovin’ it became one of my favorite things in this house.

I found this Baker furniture chest at River City Trading – an out-of-this-world antique mall by downtown Kansas City.

Here is the before…

And after a thick coat of Navy… and hand silver leafing….

First we painted the sides..

then added the lamps…

My “catch” all bowl… (ok, ok, It’s a glorified dog bowl. But it’s perfect for keys, right inside the door!)

Lastly, a few twigs just for the time being until I find the most perfect artwork!


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Cry-tal Gel…

Good Monday morning readers,

We are back from a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend that included: surprises, lots of yummy food, games, family hanging, laughing, relaxing, and a sad football game. This Monday morning will take an extra dose of caffeine. Today I am showing my Crystal (Cry-tal) lamps I have placed in the entry way. Next post I will show you the hallway piece that they sit on. The whole entrance is not finished, but the lamps and furniture are.

Below are the lamps, still looking for artwork.


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Red, White and Rue…

I am red, white and Rue all over!! Issue #2 of Rue e-zine came out this week, and it is filled with decor inspiration ideas like a happy tick on a bloodhound. I flipped from page to page ooooo-ing and ahhhh-ing. Below are a few of my favorite pictures – if this were a real magazine I would be tearing out the pages and sticking in my decor file. The magazine also has a darling insert with the two girls who wear glasses. Check it out for a cute read and vintage inspiration.

I will take this side tables. Thank you.

The hubbs heard a gasp and ran over and asked if everything was OK. Really I just saw this room and loved it. I used to have a pink and gold room once, and it might make an appearance once again… just don’t tell him yet 🙂

With these curtains I literally die. – in a good way. 

Hello beautiful little table. 

I will be wearing a little sparkle to a holiday party this year…

This is the inspiration for my Christmas decor, we are going Ralph Lauren Tartan.. everywhere.

I hope you enjoy the new December/holiday magazine. Enjoy the family this weekend for Thanksgiving. I’m off to travel to grand Oklahoma! I will see you after the holiday.
Be safe lovelies,

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Monkey on your back…

Good morning y’all!

Most of you bloggers out there know about Lomoi, and adore their designs/color palates as much as I do. If you have not stumbled upon them yet, go now. They have fun Christmas gifts such as: Lucite trays for coffee tables, amazing monogrammed plates, canvas and leather totes, stationary and more…

One of my favorite things on their site is the monogrammed plate. These would be fabulous as a preppy party setting, or even fun hung on the wall in a cluster of three! These happen to be my favorite designs.  What are yours?

I just love the little (big) Elephantie with a monkey. I guess it’s shows you can have fun with a monkey on your back.

I will leave you with this “dahr-ling” invitation… Happy Monday, Thanksgiving week!!

All images from Lomoi.

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My little Peanut…

No, I’m not pregnant.

I found this little gem on craigslist one day, and just had to have him. Once I heard Young House Love say they probably needed to start a ceramic animal club. I would probably join. People might start calling this the Animal House. Oh well. Everyone needs a little elephant in their decor for good luck, this one happens to be a small table!

Funny story: When I called the man to pick up the table he said, “It’s the house with a John Deer tractor mailbox, and a flag on the house.” Sure enough, he was right. That’s Kansas for ya.

Here’s little Peanut before we painted him.

Don’t you want to just pick him up? I did. I carried him around the house for a while.

Look at his cute little tail.

Now he’s all painted and pretty. He might be a fun bright color in another room one day, right now he’s white.

He hold’s this fabulous book, A Passion for Blue & White, my sister gave to me. I think this lady and I are decor kindred spirits, she just made a book about it.

What a cute little table you are Peanut. Thanks again to Craigslist.

Now, when things get awkward, Tate and I say “Well…I think there is an elephant in the room.”  🙂


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A house so beautiful…

Here are a couple of photos from one of my favorite magazines, House Beautiful. Enjoy 😉

Gosh these pink chairs are fabulous.

Blue and white = my life.

Hi pretty.

When I saw this cover, I almost fainted. Yum.

Hope you have some inspiration now! Which one is your favorite?


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So blue over you…

Navy mirror, check! I am finally done with the navy bamboo mirror for the living room. This piece I bought in Kansas City at a garage sale while vacationing with my family. (Yes, while on vacation we stop at cool garage/estate sales and find the best stuff). You never know when you are going to find a treasure. I had a hard time deciding what color to paint this mirror. First I thought silver… no. Then I of course thought it would look awesome white glossy, but on a beige wall, not so much. On a navy wall, that would have been awesome. Then I decided to just go big or go home, and paint it navy!

Here’s the frame before.

The mirror after painting. This is when I looked like a member of the Blue Man Group…

The finished mirror on the wall! I am so pleased!

Do you like?


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