Weekend Wonderings


Have you ever seen a home on the internet and gone back to look at it over and over again because there were just so many elements you knew you wanted to try and incorporate into your own home? That's how I felt when I took the tour of this house featured on Life on Virginia Street. It's slightly more neutral than I go in my decor but I still absolutely love it.   … [Read more...]

Aged Galvanized Metal Tray

Galvanized tray decor for spring atthepicketfence.com

The title of this blog post should really read, "The aged galvanized metal tray that really didn't want to age." And maybe it's the fact that I turned 40 this year that made me feel a lot of sympathy towards this tray and its unwillingness to let me give it a faux aged look even while I was cursing it under my breath. … [Read more...]

Vintage Style Canvas Map

Old World Style Map

I've been on the lookout for a vintage map for awhile now. And I realized something very important about myself as I haunted consignment stores and online sources. When it comes to bigger purchases, I suffer from 'must-be-able-to-return-it-if-it-doesn't-work-itis'. The struggle is real people.   … [Read more...]

French Country Wall Clock

French country style wall clock in living room atthepicketfence.com

My husband and I were talking the other day about this magical thing that transpires when we get one-on-one time with our kids. And these days with our almost teenager, its almost as if he becomes a different person. Gone is the attitude and the eye rolling and the one word (usually sarcastic) answers and in their place is laughter and fun and great conversation. … [Read more...]

Bamboo Roman Shades in the Family Room

Using curtain panels with woven shades

Growing up, I thought my sister had to be one of the coolest people in the world. Frankly, I still think that. When I was in middle school and she was in high school, I desperately wanted to emulate her style and I loved nothing more than to see her get all dressed up for a dance or a date. This was partly because she knew how to rock the big hair and lace, finger-less gloves like nobody's business but mostly it was because when she would head out for the evening, she allowed me to spend time in … [Read more...]

Decorating with Thrift Store Silver


Hi guys! It's me again, Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com...stopping by to say hello and to share some easy and affordable decorating tips with you today! We have 2 sweet daughters who are now in their teen years and one of the ways I love to connect with them, is by going to the thrift store. This would also be something fun grandparents could do with grandchildren, too. … [Read more...]