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Monday, June 23, 2014

Unlike Anything I Have Ever Seen...

                       Brace yourself...I am about to take you on a tour of a shop unlike any other..
                   From the moment you enter "Centro Urban Garden" you head starts to spin..
                            your heart rate soars..and the goose bumbs take over every inch of you!!
                 Well at least that was my first impression, this shop is just so lovely..
                    so full of everyday things turned into pieces of art..just by the way they are displayed.
             I had a hard time deciding what to get...but in the end I came home with a yard of vintage French fabric..a French tea towel and a charming old clay planter..oh and more inspiration than I have had in a very long time..hope you enjoyed "the tour"..for anyone local this shop is in Burlington on Brant Street...well worth a visit!! Hope everyone is well and happy! xo

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The one thing....

                                There's always one thing we set our minds and hearts on...
                               and as far as décor goes my one thing has always been a huge map..one that's worn and well used.The kind of map you only ever see in photos like these three....and never really think you will find one...
                   till one day you look up and there it is...hanging in an antique shop...as though its been waiting for you(well me) to rescue it ...as I got closer(my heart was beating out of my chest) I saw it was a map in part of Ireland..good heavens how did I stay standing!!!
              It now graces my living room wall..its huge..its worn and torn and just plain perfect!
        Do you have a décor "Bucket List"?? Hope everyone is well and happy..xoxo
                                                                                       

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Taking a Moment...

                                  I thought I would take just a moment....a moment to say hello..
                           a moment to relax...sit quietly ...basking in the sunshine that fills the apartment this time of day...
                              I have good news..my cast if off!! I have better news..I may being buying my apartment (fingers crossed..please and thank you)....and I have the best news....
                             my son Jess gets married on Saturday to his soulmate and best friend.. I love her like my own..where does the time go?? Hope everyone is well and happy..thanks so much for coming by..oxox

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On the mend...

                        Hi everyone!!! Sorry I know its been awhile since I have posted...but I have a good excuse...
                           I fell and broke my wrist..tripped on a pothole (not my finest moment).
                           Still in a rather awful cast..and of course it had to be my right wrist I broke!!
                          Did want to wish you all a Happy Easter..and let you know I will be back soon..until next time..xoxo

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One Funky Little French Chair....

                             Well hello...its been awhile! Hope this finds everyone well and happy..Just a quick post to show you my funky little chair....I just love it!
                            Covered in burlap..smattered with numbers...and just the perfect size for where I wanted it...as soon as you come in the door...I love that it adds just a touch of whimsy to the apartment too! Best part is I bought it from my girl friends booth at a local antique market...so I got it for a great price! Be back soon...till next time..all the best, Chrissy

Monday, February 17, 2014

Unapologetically Dark....

                             It wasn't until I finished "tweeking" the dining room....
                              that I was once again reminded  that all the furniture in here is dark... 
                             from my old bench & shelf ....
                               to the harvest table..
                            and filing cabinet...even the chalk board is dark ..   
                            but it's ok....the room itself is light and bright...and full of sunshine(do you remember what that is...) its my unapologetically dark room...and for now it works for me! Till next time, all the best...Chrissy x0x0

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

French Torchons & Rusted Taps...

                             What better place to hang French tea towels...
                                 than off a set of rusted old garden taps..
                            I love how the crisp white looks with the French torchons I found a while back...
                          its funny..this little spot in my kitchen has become one of my favorite places to decorate..have had mirrors here..my vintage chalkboard ....we won't get into how many holes I have put in the wall now will we?!?!?
                               Have a lovely day my friends..thanks for coming by! x0x0

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