Friday, May 27, 2011

To the Beach and Beyond!!

I'm off to Bethany Beach tomorrow. So in honor of this wonderful beach weekend I thought I would share some photos I saw in the Washington Post this week of a stunning second home in Dewey Beach!

Most people think of Dewey Beach, which sits in between the family-friendly Bethany Beach and the trendier Rehoboth Beach, as the Party Beach...which it is! But it also is home to beautiful getaways such as this one.
And speaking of beautiful kitchens...look at these gems I found in the Washington Post gallery...
I want to live here!!!
I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Capturing 'Vintage Chic' in your house

Happy Thursday everyone!

I can't wait for the long weekend. I am headed to Bethany Beach on Saturday and hope to relax, read, eat and shop :) I'm definitely going to duck in to my favorite antique store Beach Plum...although to be honest I have no more room for my vintage finds :) I'd love to start an Etsy shop where I can continue to buy thrift furniture and fix it up...maybe one day!

Speaking of vintage chic...I cam across this fabulous photo gallery on House & Home.

As House & Home says "Artfully mixed with contemporary pieces and iconic furniture, classic, refurbished and secondhand items offer a rich, timeless feel. Whether you prefer to splurge on original mid-century pieces or scour the markets for forgotten treasures, a vintage chic aesthetic is easy to achieve."

I second that! I particularly love vintage chic because it really feels lived in. There is no fuss and it looks like you have collected thoughtful pieces over time. This is why you can't make your house look like the pages of Domino or Secrets of a Stylist overnight.

So be patient, buy things you love...and one day you will realize you have your own version of 'Vintage Chic!'

All images below: House & Home



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Our Yard - Spring 2011

I wanted to post some photos of our yard and out-of-control but rose garden. Seriously, I think the rose bushes are on steroids :) I love this time of year!

The secret to any beautiful garden? Hosta! They are so beautiful and fill in extra space. I love the green and white color!

Here's the master of the yard! How cute is my hubby!?!?

I can't wait to sit on our back deck and drink margaritas soon!