I'm still here in beautiful Naples, FL.
I wish we had a few more days
here but we are heading
home this afternoon.
I sure can't complain
about only having a few days here
when I am the conference tag-a-long!
I am just happy for the restful time
that I had while I was here.
Let's talk about what is going on back at my house.
Remember last week
when I showed you my new orchid prints?
I was so happy to have them framed
and I couldn't wait to show you!
I found these two prints one day
when I was clicking around on One King's Lane.
I was actually looking for something for
the Master Bedroom when I found these.
They were a good price at $99.00 for both of them.
Unfortunately they were sold out!
I was so disappointed!
For some reason I felt compelled to have them.
I searched around and found them
on the William Stafford website
who is the manufacturer.
Can you believe that they wanted $575
for ONE framed print!
So as luck would have it,
I saw them come up again on OKL.
And, I missed out AGAIN!
Sold Out! Darn it all!
Now I was obsessed!
It was around Miss Beaux's graduation time
and I was crazy busy,
but I checked quickly everyday
to see if they were available.
Wouldn't you know
that the day that all of my company left
I sat down on the sofa with my IPAD
and there they were!
I snatched them up and I am so glad that I did!
They are seriously more fantastic in person!
I took them to Michaels to be framed.
Of course I had a 60% off coupon...
I wanted a simple classic frame
and mat that I could move
anywhere in the house.
I settled on these two linen mats
with the flat gold metal frame.
I know it's hard to see how pretty it really is all together.
So now where to hang them?
I am not trying to keep you in suspense
but I have to first tell you about my new
Estate Sale collection obsession.
If you guessed Blue and White
you are 100% correct!
I have been secretly buying
all things blue and white to
decorate the kitchen and hearth room.
I have always resisted buying
blue and white pieces because although I love them,
my BFF collects it.
I know that sounds silly.
It does doesn't it?
But I caved when I went to an
Estate Sale where there were
a ton of fabulous pieces!
The great thing is
that it is pretty plentiful
around my area of the Midwest.
And I can honestly tell you
that I have not paid more than $15.00
for any one piece yet.
And, I love how they mix with
all of my white ironstone pieces.
So, where did the prints end up?
In the hearth room
over the two build in media chests
on either side of the fireplace.
I placed the blue and white goodies
with the Pottery Barn urn
full of my hydrangeas from the garden.
I am so happy to have my hydrangeas in the house!
I hung one English blue and white
plate above the print.
I might hang more but for now it works.
I love the way they
lighten up the whole room.
I think the wall color
could be lightened up a bit too
but that is a Fall project!
OK, what do you think?
Click HERE to see what it looked like before.
And, stay tuned for more changes that I have in store.
Until Next Time,
What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours