Posts Tagged ‘country home’

Thursday’s Theme: Lace Accents

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Blue arlington fancy doily in round pewter frameTimeless and elegant, lace should not be overlooked when it comes to adding accents to or redecorating your home. There are simple ways to incorporate this lovely look, and there are almost endless craft projects involving lace that will give any room a personal, inviting feel. We have found a couple that are not too time consuming, but will still impress anyone who comes into your home; and don’t worry non-DIYers, we also have some recommendations for what type of lacy accents will complement your décor with minimal work.

Crafts by Amanda: Burlap & Doily LuminariesOn the Wall

When in doubt, put it in a frame! Whether you find classic lace printables, use paper doilies or lacy accents, or are looking for a place to tastefully display yours or grandma’s treasured doilies, putting them under glass and on the wall (or on a tabletop) is the simplest way to add lace to any room. Choose unique frames, interesting shapes, or hang just one frame as a centerpiece for a bedroom or family room. Add colorful or patterned paper behind the lacy piece to make more of a statement and to add a little color, especially if that lace is white.

Dogwood Lace Tabletop Accents: Doily

DIY

A popular craft project uses lace and glassware, like Mason jars, and some adhesive, to instantly create elegant vases, pretty lanterns, party decorations among others. Although you can use the sewing machine to add lace to glassware, adhesive glue works just as well. These Burlap and Doily Luminaries are stunning, and we love that there is plenty of room for personalization (and that burlap is used!).

And More…

Of course, you don’t have to slave over a jar or do your best to get that doily centered in a frame. Lace accents can be found almost anywhere, and we suggest looking for lace with one thing in mind: minimalism. A table runner, a few complementing doilies, or beautiful lace curtains on your windows are great accents to start a shabby chic look with. Choose color or a classic white or ivory, and always be thinking “less is more;” you don’t need numerous lace pieces to make a statement because lace speaks for itself.

What are you favorite lace pieces? Share with us your experiences with lace DIYs, accents and how you think lace is best displayed.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Friendly Felines

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

While we know cat lovers always show unconditional affection towards their feline pets, tomorrow, June 4th, is a special Hug Your Cat Day. To celebrate, we are Spotlighting some of our favorite cat-themed décor items so you can display and express your love all year long – and don’t worry non-cat owners, even you will find these accents charming!

Cat Fan

Nine Lives Print

We’ll start off with décor that is not only ornamental but functional as well. Especially for the summertime, our Cat Fan is the perfect kitchen, hallway, or living room accent. Its convenient size gives you many options for decorating, and no matter where you place it, this fan is sure to keep you cool.

Continuing with the warm, country feel – our Nine Lives Print will add fun feline imagery to any wall of your home, whether you decorate with a modern or primitive style. We also offer a variety of cat doorstops that will welcome you and your guests into any room of your home.

Black Cat Hooked Chair PadWith a few colors and sizes to choose from, you can mix and match, or coordinate these accents throughout your home.

Brown Tabby Cat DoorstopYou can also adorn your kitchen and dining chairs with cat décor like our Black Cat Hooked Chair Pad. The muted colors work well with many styles, and this piece is part of a collection, so you can choose to complete the look with a pillow and runner. For the table, we of course have to have salt and pepper shakers, and we love these Sitting Cats Shakers that add flair to your table.

Finally, we couldn’t celebrate Hug Your Cat Day without Spotlighting something for your cat. Try the KittyCat Catnip, featuring cute mice designs and bells to keep your feline content day after day. You cat will be happy, and you’ll be happy admiring the cat décor throughout your home.

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