Thursday, December 27, 2012

my Christmas surprise...

That husband of mine had a big surprise for me on Christmas morning.
We agreed to our usual "no gifts" for each other but he did not stick to it.
I came out Christmas morning to find two of these beautiful new chairs.

It's the Chas Armchair from Pier 1 Imports:

 I love this chair. It's been on my Pinterest wishlist for awhile now. I have been looking all over for living room chairs but I just kept going back to this beauty. I was shocked to see two of them in my living room on Christmas. It was one of the sweetest things that Brett has ever done for me.

Just recently I saw this chair in one of my favorite blogs The Lettered Cottage . They did a beautiful photo shoot of a charming Southern Cottage and the Chas Armchair caught my attention again. I love seeing it pop up in photos. 

Here's a photo from their blog post:

 I am very excited to work on my living room and so thankful for the new seating! Thanks babe, I love you!  (and i still cannot believe you pulled this off)

and just for fun here's the baby enjoying his mama's new chair...

and my favorite photo of the kiddos from this Christmas...
(at this stage in life we just love the photos where no one is sobbing)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Averi's Bedroom: dressed up for Christmas...

I was able to get Averi's bedroom dressed up a bit for Christmas!
Come on in and you can see what we came up with...
Her door is right at the top of the stairs.
She wanted everyone to be greeted by "Popcorn," her beautiful horse.
(popcorn is only in her dreams but someday we hope to have a real one.)

As you open the door, here's what you see...

 Averi wanted a HOT PINK room. I wanted a VERY SOFT PINK for her room. We compromised on Verbena from Sherwin Williams. Her room has become an ode to Rachel Ashwell and my love for all things Shabby Chic.

The bedding is from the Simply Shabby Chic line at Target.
It is my absolute favorite and it looks great on the vintage iron bed frame.

(and lucky me, i found the bedding in a cute little consignment shop. the lady sold me 2 duvet covers, a full set of sheets, 3 pillow shams, 3 pillow cases and a matching shower curtain for a total of 50 dollars. i don't think you can even buy the set of sheets for that price!!!)

The smaller pillows were done with extra fabric that tie into the bedding perfectly...

Averi's dresser is also from Rachel's Simply Shabby Chic line at Target.
This dresser is one of the very few pieces of furniture we have ever bought from a store. As you have come to find out... I by vintage furniture generally one piece at a time from thrift stores, garage sales, auctions, craigslist or get it as a "hand-me down" (i love it when that happens). This dresser was an exception to the rule. I saved and  bought it for our bedroom when we moved into our very first home. Now, it has found its' place in Averi's room and it has a great vintage feel to it.

The Christmas details include:
a bow, some ribbon, candles, ornaments and a Christmas song in a frame

For her charming bedside table, we decorated her little tree...

If you want to see what this vintage thrift store table looked like before you can see it in this post .

a few of the other details are the burlap bunting...

and a little burlap and ribbon to the candles...
Just how I prefer things, simple and sweet!

I love how her room is coming together.
We still have some more projects before we can call it done, but we're getting there.

Hope you enjoyed her room.  Little Miss was pretty excited about this post :)

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