Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dining Room Update-Apples!

The cool weather has also brought cloudy days here. So instead of trying to fight it, I have decided it is time to get cozy! (There is a fine line between cozy photos and uninspiring dark photos, I have tried my best to stay on the cozy side!)

 This week I switched out the fruit prints for just apple prints. I love how the red and orange apples make a stronger statement. And they are perfect for this time of year!

 My previous post and the old look is posted HERE. I am really liking the new more cohesive look. It is a bit bolder then the mixed fruit.

 The lamp is also a newer addition. It adds a lovely bit of coziness in the evening.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Fall!

 Finally, finally it feels like fall here! The leaves have just started to change and now there is a crispness in the air.

 It is also apple picking season! My little apple tree has 20 apples this year! Unfortunately the squirrels are having too much fun playing jungle gym in it. So about half my apples have bite marks in them. But I think there is still enough for an apple pie!

Do you go apple picking? Pumpkin picking or another fall related activity?

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Book Nook Footstool (Part 2)

 This little project has been patiently waiting in the wings for awhile now. Do you remember my post on Making a Footstool? I did finish, quite awhile ago in fact. But somehow there was always something else to post!

 I recently found a frame for the house drawing from my brother-in-law. So excited to get it hung up! Then I finally remembered I hadn't shared my finished footstool.

Originally, I wanted to make a quilted cover for the foot stool. But then decided a quilted pillow and quilted footstool might be too "quilty". So when I was cleaning out my sewing closet and came across two pink dish towels from Ikea and Mom suggested I use them for the book nook stool. I knew I had my answer! I didn't even want to waste the rose trim from one of the towels, so it now covers the seams at the sides!  

My favorite place to perch while perusing the shelves for my next read? This stool!

 Next to the bedroom doorway above the chair, hangs the house drawing. I am not sure why the frame caught my eye, but I love the simple combination of twine and black metal. And it pairs perfectly with the drawing. (The story behind the house drawing is HERE.)