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I’ve come across so many photos lately of galvanized metal sheeting used inside and outside the home.  I love it!  Every time I see if I think about what a fabulous sound it must make when it’s rained on.  I’d … Continue reading

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Settling In…

Hello everyone!  I haven’t posted in far too long!  Dave and I moved 3 months ago and life has been very busy since then.  We are gradually settling in to our new home – loving it more every day!  Have big decorating dreams that we hope to tackle at some point in the future.  For now, this is what we’ve done.  I hope you enjoy! ~ Lisa

The first room you enter into through the front door was, for some, a formal living and dining room.  We aren’t formal.  So, we turned this room into a game room.  Not quite finished with it yet, may add another rug and a couple odds and ends, but for now it’s a great room to enjoy when we have a party!  Or, if we just want to play ping pong!

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After strolling through our game room you come to the heart of our home.  Our family room and kitchen ~

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Ta Da!

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Our kitchen before ~

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And after ~

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Our bedroom has a tile floor that we…let’s say loathe.  So, for now, I bought a red leather braided rug that just about covers the entire bedroom floor.  Love it!

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bedroom

That’s all for now folks!  I’ll post more pics as soon as there is more to show you!

Thanks so much!  ~ Lisa

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Sissy’s New Space

I’ve told you about my sister before, if not here on my Facebook Page.  She is very creative and very talented.  She’s worked in the interior design industry for many years and decorating is in her blood.  She recently moved into a late 1940′s bungalow with quite a bit of character on it’s own.  Wait till you see what she’s done!  It is the coziest, warmest, quaintest homes I’ve ever been inside.  Hope you enjoy ~

Here are before pics ~

The view as you walk into the front door ~ love the wood floors!

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Another view from the front of the living room ~ the wall heater worried her a bit at first, but her cleverness took care of that!

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View from the kitchen door to the front door ~

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Cutest kitchen ever ~

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The master bedroom ~

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Bathroom ~

Are you ready for the ‘after’ pics?

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Walking into the front door ~ she has a knack for pairing things you would never think to put together ~ so many interesting pieces, textures, fabulous color ~ huge talent!

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The blue wall ~ you can find the fabulous wood dragon fly on our cousin, Justin’s Facebook Page  ~ https://www.facebook.com/riverswiftcarpentry

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Cozy dining area ~

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Next to the entry to the kitchen ~ my Mom painted this praying woman ~

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The kitchen is small, but it really proves that function can be in small spaces.  The open shelving is adorable ~ great space to cook in ~

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The hallway to the master bedroom ~

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Her office ~ (she’s not going to be happy that I posted a picture with storage boxes in it!)

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The master ~ she’s hung more on the walls since this picture was taken.  It’s a great room, with great light ~

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The most fabulous vanity she found at an antique mall ~

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Well, what did you think?  Cute as ever, isn’t it?

Thanks so much for being here.  Hope you enjoyed!  ~ Lisa

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Turquoise Warms My Heart

I suppose we all have a color that makes us smile inside when we look at it.  Mine is turquoise.  A little dab of it in decor, a piece of jewelry, clothing…you name it, the color makes me happy.  Some day (don’t tell Dave) I’m going to paint a room turquoise!  Here are a few photos that add a smile to my day ~ hope it does for you too.  ~ Lisa

turq barnturq dishesturq watchhttp://www1.macys.com/shop/product/guess-watch-womens-turquoise-silicone-strap-40mm-u0149l3?ID=827243&cm_mmc=Google_Watches_PLA-_-Watches_PLA_GUESS-_-25127459472_-_-_mkwid_bEacJeYc|d{device}_25127459472%7C-%7CbEacJeYc

turq entryhttp://tuvaluhome.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/colorful-entries/

turqoise ring

https://mysilpada.com/sites/lisa.c/public/ProductViewServlet?itemNumber=R20179

turq dresser

turq tile

http://cuteandcompany.com/turquoise-kitchen-interior-by-jute-interior-design/

turq van

turq island

turq pumpkin

turq chairs

turq clothes

high seas bracelet

https://mysilpada.com/sites/lisa.c/public/ProductViewServlet?itemNumber=B2828

turq cans

http://littlegreenswing.blogspot.com/2011/10/31-days-of-decorating-inspiration-day_11.html

turq house

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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NEW Silpada Sterling Jewelry!

One of my loves is Silpada jewelry – beautifully crafted and I love the story behind it’s beginning.  I’ve been a Silpada independent representative for only about 6 months now ~ but, I’ve been a fan and have been collecting for over 10 years.  Here are a few of the newest pieces and a couple of my favorites  ~  Visit me at www.mysilpada.com/lisa.c to view the entire catalog!

Highlands Necklace ~ $159
silver necklace

Hemisphere Bracelet ~ $224

hemisphere bracelet

Bright Side Earrings ~ Pearl & Sterling Silver ~ $44pearl drop earrings

Elements Necklace and Opening Night Earrings ~ $149 and $59 respectively (back side of the necklace is a gorgeous brown stone)

Elements necklace and opening night earrings

Cleopatra Cuff ~ Sterling Silver ~ $369cuff bracelet

Chicest Link Bracelet ~ Sterling Silver ~ $239chicest link bracelet

In Good Faith Bracelet ~ Sterling Silver ~ $89cross bracelet

Beauty In The Rough Ring ~ Druzy, Cubic Zirconia & Sterling Silver ~ $114

beauty in the rough ring

Grand Strand Necklace ~ Rock Crystal, Pearl & Sterling Silver ~ $359

Grand strand necklace

Stack Rings ~ Mix and Match ~ Prices Vary From $19 – 29 ea. ~ Sterling Silver

stack rings

Just Dropping In Earrings ~ I wear these all the time!  ~ Sterling Silver 2.5″ in length ~ $39

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I own this ring and love it! Sterling Silver and Cubic Zirconia ~ $79

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I could go on, but I’ll save some for later!  I hope you enjoyed and I know you will love Silpada ~ give it a try!  ~ Lisa

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Get Out Your Tablecloths!

For some reason lately, my eye has been drawn to tablecloths.  We don’t use them often enough – maybe for holidays and that’s about it.  I’m going to get mine out of the linen closet and launder shake them out and put them to good use!  Inside and outside ~ they add so much coziness and color!

Here are a few that I like ~

tablecloth doily

tablecloth boho

tablecloth drapped

tablecloth layer

http://shop.henhouselinens.com/60_Square_Topper_Tablecloth_p/tppr.htm

tablecloth blanket

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/seasonal/fall/decorating-ideas-that-go-from-fall-to-winter/#page=3

tablecloth city view

tablecloth quilt

tablecloth color

http://madeliefje-madelief.blogspot.nl/2012/08/a-warm-summer-evening-in-garden.html

Turn your vintage tablecloth into a comforter ~

tablecloth bedding

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/category.jsp?popId=&navAction=jump&isSortBy=true&navCount=&pushId=APARTMENT&id=A_DEC_BEDDING

tablecloth weights

http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2010/05/tool-time-tuesdayweight-til-you-see.html

tablecloth daisy

tablecloth red

tablecloth neutral

http://www.katyelliott.com/blog/2008/11/thanksgiving-table-linens.html

tablecloth patio

tablecloth ruffle

http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/burlap-bliss.html

tablecloth tromp

http://vintageluxe.tumblr.com/page/2

crochet tablecloth 2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/96417046/vintage-hand-crochet-tablecloth-vintage?utm_campaign=Share&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_source=Pinterest

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you always enjoy your family and friends around your dinner table, covered in cloth.  ~ Lisa

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Lantern Love

Hello!  I’ve been away and distracted for a little while now.  Busy getting a different job (hallelujah!) , traveling a bit and getting caught up on life.  I was in a quandary about what to post today and it hit me this morning….lanterns!  If I had 5 extra hours in each day I would add lighting to my list of things to learn about.  Without always realizing it, lighting adds ambiance, mood and depth to spaces.  Here are just a few of my favorites ~

lantern on wall

http://www.running-w-scissors.com/2011/06/patio-lantern-fixtures.html?m=1

lantern patio table

http://casatreschic.blogspot.com/2013/06/assuntos-diversos.html

lantern giant yellow

http://keep.com/oversized-yellow-lantern-by-alizacloff/k/kepKRrABBH/

lanterns on water

lantern twine wrapped

lanterns on hooks

http://simpledetailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/patio-lighting.html

lantern paris

http://www.zaerltd.com/Prod-22-1-500-41/LANTERN__PARIS-1968.htm

lanterns color

https://www.jossandmain.com/Cheer–Charm-Meknes-Candle-Lantern~JOZ1305~E4532.html?refid=HSOJM1.type294&referrerid=664253&medium=HardPin&source=Pinterest&campaign=type294

lantern entry

http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-09-04T18:59:00-07:00&max-results=3

lantern candle

http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2010-09-04T18:59:00-07:00&max-results=3

lanterns color 5

lanterns hanging

http://tethered2home.com/?p=8732

lantern blue

http://www.tealandlime.com/2013/04/styling-open-studio-shelves/

lantern hearts

http://thelittlecorner.tumblr.com/post/54089864728

“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring

Thanks for being here with me.  ~ Lisa

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Rustic + Velvet = Love

I realized the other day that I love rustic decor with velvet furniture splashed about.  The combination gives me the happy chills!  Velvet is one of my very favorite fabrics to begin with and blending it with rugged and weathered wood is a combo of a lifetime!  Check out these photographs and try telling me you don’t love these two paired together.  Enjoy ~

velvet black chairs

http://primitivedecorideas.com

velvet ottoman

http://www.decorpad.com/nextPhoto.htm?index=34

velvet pink

http://weddingsabeautiful.com/2013/01/20/oh-myyyyyy-love-lounge-area-with-crushed-pink-velvet-chairs-harwell-photography/

velvet bed

http://thedesignfiles.net/2010/08/interview-sharyn-cairns/sharyn-io-bromley-01/

velvet barn

http://finderskeepersmarketinc.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-05-10T09:21:00-07:00&max-results=14

velvet chairs

http://www.pepperdesignblog.com/page/2/

velvet brown

http://www.79ideas.org/2011/09/autumn-ideas-for-home-by-cox-cox-cox.html#.UZVqr7Xqmx0

velvet barrel

http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2010/12/19/straight-into-my-inspiration-folder.html

velvet sofa and chair

http://www.yellowblissroad.com/2012/11/industrial-blend-living-room-makeover.html

velvet bench

http://goldandgray.blogspot.com/

velvet gray

http://blogg.aftonbladet.se/inredning?page=6&pageSize=10

velvet bed 4

http://www.kinglinen.com/cf0801-bk-wsh-q.html

velvet purple

http://simpleeverydayglamour.blogspot.com/

Are you in love?

All the best ~ Lisa

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Silpada Sterling Jewelry

For years and years I have adored the Silpada jewelry line and I’m wicked excited to be an independent representative for such a wonderful organization and with product I absolutely love!  This jewelry is made of fine sterling silver, the quality is outstanding and everything is guaranteed.  The company started with two Moms who shared a love of jewelry and started their own business so they could stay home with their kids.  I wanted to share a few of my personal favorites ~

Feel free to contact me with any questions ~

View the entire catalog on my site: http://www.mysilpada.com/lisa.c

This first piece is the Oasis Necklace ~ Turquoise and Sterling Silver and sells for $299.  I love how unique this is ~

turquoise waterfall

The Tumbled Turquoise Ring ~ speaks for itself ~ $109 ~
turqoise ring

The Minty Fresh Ring ~ $69turq ring

The Turks and Caicos Necklace ~ I’m all for uneven ~ this sells for $229 ~turq flat bead necklace

A great pair of every day style earrings ~ The Swan Dive Earrings ~ $69turq drop earring

The Treasure Trove Bracelet ~ bronze, copper, quartzite, pyrite and sterling silver ~ $259treasure trove bracelet

Part of the Bohemian Collection ~ Elements Earrings $59 and Artifact Bracelet $189patina

The Layer Cake Necklace ~ this I love! ~ Strands of pearls and sterling silver beads ~ $199layer cake necklace Helen of Troy Ring ~ $99helen of troy ring The Black Tie Ring ~ I could wear it every day! ~ Onyx and sterling silver ~ $104

black stone ring

Talk about a little BLING ~ The Cavalier Bracelet will sweep you off your feet! $259cavalier bracelet

The Enchanted Necklace ~ cubic zirconia, mother of pearl, pearl, glass and sterling silver ~ 189dangle necklace Harbor Lights Earrings ~ $46

drop earrings The first pair shown is Make Memories Earrings ~ $69

The stunning Ribbon Earrings sell for $69

earring treeThe Gypsy Girl Necklace is a personal favorite of mine ~ $159
gypsy girl necklace

The Harlequin Earrings ~ $79harlequin earring Take your pick of Stretch Bracelets ~ each $46bead bracelets 3 rings Rendezvous Earrings made of three organic shapes ~ $743 piece earring

Silpada Foundation Ablase Earrings ~ with every purchase of these earrings $10 goes to the Silpada Foundation helping women and children in need.giving back earrings

Cross My Heart necklace by Silpada ~ $26
Cross My Heart ring by Silpada ~ $26

Both Silpada Rose and Sterling Silver heart necklace and ringThanks so much for visiting me today.  Again, feel free to contact me if you’d like a catalog or host a catalog party and earn free jewelry!!!

Make is a Sterling Day! ~ Lisa

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Armoire With A Twist

How could I possibly have a Facebook page and a Blog named Twist My Armoire and not post anything about armoires!  Where have I been??  I see them everywhere and I love all of the really creative ways people are repurposing and refinishing them.  I’ll start with mine.  It’s rustic and I love it, but I especially love the pantry space it gives me in my very small kitchen.  Couldn’t survive without it!  Cruise through the pics and let me know which one you think is the best ~  

 Here’s mine ~ pretty functional! (I could have/should have closed the bottom door!)my pantry

 

I’m in love ~

armoire fridge

 

armoire quilts

 

http://brabournefarm.blogspot.ca/2011/02/from-cupboard.html

armoire dark

 

http://www.furniturelandsouth.com/products/detail.aspx?imgid=3937

armoire mirror

http://www.inessa.com/antique-henri-ii-walnut-armoire-p-16902-c-1_4_37.html

armoire baby room

http://jennysteffens.blogspot.com/2012/01/emmas-nursery-soft-cuddly-nursery-pale.html

armoire bar

http://frenchflea.blogspot.com/2011/02/beautiful-rooms.html

armoire blue

armoire craft

http://www.bobvila.com/antique-armoire/31434-13-easy-ways-to-repurpose-antique-armoires/slideshows

armoire kitchen

http://diycozyhome.com/turn-an-old-armoire-into-pantry-space/

armoire store

http://thebottomoftheironingbasket.blogspot.com/2013/01/house-home-pantry-storage.html

armoire sports

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/family?page=2

Which one is your favorite armoire?

As always, I end my post with a quote ~

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus

All the best   ~ Lisa

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