Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A new rug for the kitchen

Hi there friends...
I know I've only been posting once a week but summer calls and I'm enjoying time with my family:-)


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I wanted to show you guys the new jute runner I bought for my kitchen after the wood floors were installed. 
I love using a long runner in front of my sink and dishwasher...it keeps the floor clean and it prevents those dreaded water spots!



I even used one when we had the tile floor...here's a shot of the old one...

This time I ordered one with a black trim...I like the way it ties in with the black island.

The black hides spots too :-)

At 8ft. long it covers the whole area. 
It also has a rubber backing which I thought would be great for keeping it in place...but that wasn't the case! 
 So when I was contacted by the nice people at Rug Pad USA asking if I would like to try out one of there rug pads I said sure!

I chose the Superior Lock rug pad for hardwood floors...it has both a felt side and rubber side.
Let me tell you friends after adding this rug pad my rug does not move at all...love that!!
I also love that their pads are eco-friendly and made in the USA!
 They ship immediately so it arrives quickly too.

I loved this pad so much I just ordered another one just like it for the 8x10 area rug in my family room.
 If you're in the market for a rug pad I highly recommend checking out Rug Pad USA 
*They're offering my readers 15% off there order...just enter code pr15off*
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Thanks so much for stopping by have a super week!

*Thank you Rug Pad USA for sponsoring this post...opinions are completely my own*
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our New Water Feature

 Hi there friends...
Today I'd like to show you the water feature we had added to our pool deck. 
We had this added the end of last summer I just never got around to showing you guys.
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My husband loves waterfalls and fountains so we had the mason who built our stone walls and front pillars build this for us.
It was the perfect thing to fill in this empty corner. We love sitting around the pool and hearing the sound of the flowing water...it's so peaceful! 
 
 I added three large Portulaca plants to the ledge on the top. 
They thrive in the full sun.
 Our crane stands watch in between the fountain grass.
Love this ornamental grass! 
I planted three of them around here.










  We're so happy we added this water feature to our pool deck. 
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Do you like water features or fountains mixed in with your landscaping?
Have a great week!

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Friday, July 4, 2014

My Loot!!

Hey there friends...
A few weeks ago right before the kids finished up with school I took a little trip for myself to an antique store that's about 40mins away...
I haven't been there in over a year!
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It was definitely worth the drive...because I didn't come home empty handed!!


 Love the patina on this one!

Only $28 for this nice size demijohn.
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 Who says copper is just for the kitchen! I hung these near the front door.
Love the way they look here.



My cane collection is growing nicely!
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Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July!!


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A New Gallery Wall

 Hi there friends...
Hope you all had a great weekend...the weather here in NY was beautiful...but it sure is hot and sticky today!! 
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After changing things around in our family room I was left with a blank wall that drove me crazy!! 
I still wanted to used these pear plaques I ordered from Nell Hill's a few years ago...but without the chair and lamp here they would have looked lost hanging alone.

Here's the Before...
So I came up with this grouping... 
Here's the After...


Demijohns on the table...I added an apple stem to the large green one for added height and texture.
 The little bull plaque was another purchase from the Country Living Fair...I'm sorry I didn't buy two of them:-(
 The old frame and tole tray I found at a local antique store.
Looking at this spot from the sofa...

...then from the kitchen table.
  Look what else I found at the fair...this large column base. 
I've wanted one of these for awhile :-)
 
  Thanks so much for stopping by...have a super week and stay cool!!

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