Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bouquet Envy

Oh how my little bridal heart goes pitter patter at the sight of this bouquet. Well, the whole photo shoot really.




My bouquet will be all white peonies, hydrangeas and ranunculus, my three favorite flowers. But this beauty just makes my heart sigh. I've always loved the silvery-green leaves that are in this arrangement (I think they're called Dusty Miller), and I'm seriously considering contacting my florist and asking if she can include those in at least my bouquet if not some of the other arrangements.



Isn't this photo shoot to die for? I have two very favorite weddings (which I'm sure I'll share with you at some point) but this shoot might be a close second.








{see the whole shoot at Style Me Pretty}

Have a lovely Thursday!

{live beautifully}
Courtney

Monday, March 28, 2011

An Accidental Trio


Happy Monday ladies! Here's a little tip to start your day off right... if you haven't seen Maria from The Grower's Daughter's living/dining room makeover, please go take a peek. It will be the highlight of your day, trust me!

As promised, I wanted to show you what I found at the antiques mall and TJ Maxx last weekend. I sort of stumbled on a little trio of things... wire waste baskets to be exact.


The large vintage one is perfection! A basket like that has been on my "buy upon site" list for a while, but I've never seen them for under $50 and I just didn't want to pay that much. This one was very well priced so I scooped it right up. It will most likely reside in our entry or living room as sort of a sculptural piece, instead of as a true waste basket.




The medium sized basket is from TJ Maxx and i love the lines of it and the scalloped top. It does have a rosette on one side, which is a little too "sweet and shabby" for my taste, but I'll try to take it off. I plan to paint the whole thing a French gray and use it as the waste basket in our master bedroom.


The smaller mesh trashcan is from ... wait for it ... the Dollar Tree. Yup! One dolla for this cutie. It will also receive a frenchy gray treatment and live in a bathroom.

I truly didn't mean to buy three wire trashcans in one day, they just sorta found me. An accidental trio! : )

I also found this beautiful linen throw pillow with vintage graphics at TJ Maxx for just $10. I've seen many like it for much more at several boutiques. Gotta love the Maxx!



The little gray clay pots stole my heart. They were from a cute white-inspired booth at the antiques mall. Unfortunately, everything in the booth was waaay overpriced except the pots. I loved their weathered, soft look.

There you have it! My weekend finds! Have you stumbled across anything fun lately?

{live beautifully}
Courtney

Linking up with Good Life Wednesdays at A Beach Cottage.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Etsy Favorites: Pretty Cool Things

Sunday again?! Where have I been all week? Not blogging, apparently! Here's what I've been digging this week. A mix of industrial/funky/cool and girly/romantic/pretty. Pretty Cool in my book!


Sunday Etsy Favorites: Pretty Cool Things



I think I'm in love! What a fun display piece! How about one of you buy it so I don't have to : )





You certainly need one of these as a newly-wed, right? I love that it and many of the seller's other stamps are inspired by antique apothecary labels




The perfect addition to any vignette, a chippy white candle holder

A sweet reminder of spring right on your finger


While we're on the subject of daffodils, aren't these funky spring wire daffys cool?

A pretty, sophisticated vintage statement piece


Pretty pink ruffles perfect for a day at the market


An historic touch for your kitchen

Frenchy goodness for the kitchen



I'm a sucker for sculptural and functional wire pieces

This would make such a cool display piece in a bathroom


A must in the white/vintage/industrial-inspired home



To match your salt pot : )


I know I've shared Union Jack pillows before, but I could just stare at this picture forever
Pretty Cool, huh? What would you pick if you could pick one thing? I'm a little torn between the weather vane and the wire daffodils : )
See you tomorrow with a BC Saturday Club update. I wore my ruffles!
{live beautifully}
Courtney

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Etsy Favorites: Farmhouse Kitchen Basics

via Country Living

Hello lovelies! How has your weekend been? Mine has been pure bliss as I spent a good chunk of Saturday wandering through a giant, wonderful antique mall I'd never visited before. I had been wanting to go for quite some time, and finally made the trek "out west" to visit it. And I was not disappointed! It was by far the best antique mall I'd ever been to. I mostly browsed, though I did pick up a couple little things. The rest of the day was spent doing wedding things with my mom, and doing more shopping, this time for wedding items. I promise to show all my finds soon : )

All the antique browsing has gotten me into a farmhouse-y sort of mood, so I thought this week's Etsy favorites should focus on farmhouse basics. Pure, earthy, simple, farmhouse-y goodness. Mmmmhmmmm!

Sunday Etsy Favorites: Farmhouse Kitchen Basics





























Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'll be back soon with some newly discovered treasures!

{live beautifully}
Courtney
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