Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Old Plaster Decor

The OLD, Old Sweetwater Cottage (over 139 years old now) has plaster walls. I adore, am smitten with, am crazy over, am head-over-heels for the look of it...especially when it has the genuine patina. Here are a few examples of old plaster. Anyone have old or new plaster walls?  


An example of Old and Plastered....but NOT what I meant at all. *sigh*

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Don't Ever Want It To End

My favorite time of day is about 90 minutes before sunset, especially in autumn! The long shadows move me emotionally. The air is *clean* and colors are brilliant. I don't ever want the day to end. If it's not too cold, I enjoy eating things outdoors like homemade pumpkin soup from a fab pumpkin tureen. Otherwise, a mug of hot cider will do! And, I want firelight either by a fire pit, Chimnea or candles...lots of candles. Do you like early evening? Do you enjoy meals outside in autumn?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chai Tea Latte Decor

Don't ask me why, but I wait until autumn to indulge in Panera Bread's hot Chai Tea Latte. It tastes like liquid pumpkin pie to me. Yum!! I was thinking as I gulped, guzzled, sipped my CTL, that if I enjoy the drink so much, why not decorate using it as an inspiration? Well,  here goes. Do you like Chai Tea Latte? Do you like the pumpkin-cinnamon decor? It screams, "Autumn!"

Friday, October 15, 2010

All I Have To Do Is Dream....

The Everly Brothers came out with a song years ago, *All I Have to do is Dream.*  We have a farm not too far from our lake home that we enjoy driving by in the autumn. The road curves so drivers get several beautiful views from many angles. It gives us plenty of time to dream what it must be like to live on this *piece of heaven* (especially when we drive less than 10 miles per hour)! LOL. Do you have a favorite spot to dream about? Here are some fall leaf decor ideas and the farm. Pottery Barn Leaf decor; DIY Wedding; Leaf-Orange Inspired Walls; Upcycle - Make your own newspaper leaf and the farm!  pssss. coming soon: new photos of our all-white bedroom which is nearly finished. yay!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunset Decor

Autumn and Winter have amazing sunsets, don't they? As I stood transfixed by one lovely sunset, I thought, "I'd never use red and turquoise together in decor. It's....too....strong, clashy-ish, bold....too....gaudy. Or is it? It's so beautiful in a sunset, but in a living room?" Well, I found some photos (including a vintage piece of fabric) that made me change my mind and a few that just made me happy. Have you used red and turquoise in the same room?


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Be It Ever So Humble....

I'm talkin' burlap! The stuff was still in the bag I purchased several months ago. I meant to use it, but now can't remember how. Even though it's messy to work with, I adore it...especially after it gets soft from use. Oh wait! Maybe it was to make a scarecrow face for the garden? Anyone have a scarecrow?? Here are some neat things you can make with humble burlap. Burlap drapes;  Burlap Ottoman - online;  Burlap lamp shade - Pottery Barn; Burlap Chair - Restoration Hardware; Burlap Placemat - craft; Burlap Jacket - Elderberry Designs Online; Burlap Table Cover - Pottery Barn; Burlap Potpourri - Southern Living; Burlap Sofa and finally where it began...I think Juan Scarecrow-Valdez and I will go get a burlap sack-full of coffee.