Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy 2012 !!!

 

New Year 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

Saturday's Inspiration



Wish you all a Happy New Year!!!

May all your wishes and goals come true!



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kitchen Delight

Do you spend hours in the kitchen cooking and preparing meals?
If your answer is yes, then you'll be overwhelmed by these delightful kitchens!
Pink, neutral, green, eclectic, traditional or modern, all those kitchens are a real bliss! 
See what's your style and take your pick.
And if your answer is no, then you most probably will feel like doing so!
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fun Kitchens




Loving these three kitchens for the sense of fun they bring to design. Small can be FANTASTIC !!!

Random Inspiration

Just found out this great site with many amazing inspiration pics.

I think it's worth paying a visit.

Chose some random pics to show you that caught my eye!





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Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve…

First of all I want to thank everyone for all the lovely Christmas Wishes I received! So nice reading all of these nice words and wishes!
I do hope that you all enjoy a wonderful Holiday time!
Tomorrow Jan’s daughter Nele and her family will arrive to spend some time with us. So we are preparing their stay.
We will celebrate New Year’s Eve together! So we are looking forward to their arrival.
I might think we will spend a lot of time gathering around the fire place and watching Alexa and Tristan open their presents which are still under the Christmas tree. And we will certainly go for a walk in our neighbourhood, do some horse riding,…etc.
And yes of course we will prepare a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner!
A precious time together with family!

This is a collage of pictures of passed New Year’s Eve. Collage
Jan and me give everyone of you our best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Succesful 2012!!!!!

xx
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DIY: What to do an old frame

Hello, hello everyone!
How was your holidays? My family and I had a great time somewhere on a Greek mountain and enjoyed our literally white Christmas! It was really fun!


Well now... do you happen to have an old frame and do not know what to do with it? Do not throw it away, as I'm gonna show two ways on how to turn a simple frame it into something beautiful and useful.


A. Transform it to a modern shelf!



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Friday, December 23, 2011

Saturday's Christmas Inspiration



My dear Stardusted friends,



My family and I are leaving for a few days to celebrate Christmas,

so I'll be back with a new post hopefully on Tuesday 27th!

However, I do have some rules for you to follow...

...spend some quality time with your families during the season,

eat a lot, drink a lot, enjoy a lot, laugh a lot!

Oh... and gift a lot!





Wishing you all a Merry Merry Christmas!







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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Modern Interior Decorating {by Sierra at Ocean Dreams}

Hello my lovelies!


Please allow me to introduce to you Mrs. Sierra at Ocean Dreams who is willing to give us some advise on how to achieve a Modern Interior look for our homes, using unique furniture, accessories and lighting.



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Set Aside Time During
Your Holiday and Create a Magnificent Modern

Interior


If you desire to redecorate your home with a modern appeal

there are many accessories and design elements that you can choose from to

create the look you desire. Clean lines and neutral background tones are two

ideas that you can consider when redesigning your home and making it modern.

Offset your neutral tones with bright colors and add supporting elements such

as abstract designs. Accessories and lighting are what sets a modern style

apart from other popular designs that are currently trendy.


Modern Bedroom Designs





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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Introducing Sherika at Passionately Perfect

Hello everyone, I'm Sherika over at Passionately Perfect! I'm so honored Olga allowed me to come share my lamp transformation with her wonderful followers!



I'm currently in a gold and wood stage in my life!


I either want everything glamorous gold or rustic wood, my husband is probably happy for the masculinity that has suddenly come in to play!


I have a few lamps around the house that really needed some sprucing up! 




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More Christmas atmosphere

 

All around the blogosphere, the most wonderful Christmas decoration images are to discover.

Today I share some of my favorites.

Enjoy!

1Château de Vaux le Vicomte France   source http://en.parisvision.com/

 

3Place Vendôme Paris  source http://mode.glamourparis.com/

 

2Bruges Belgium  source unknown

 

4 source Desde my Ventana

 

5 source http://www.atticmag.com/

 

8 source Lefèvre Interiors

 

6 source Habitually Chic

 

7source Linen & Lavender

 

Enjoy these last days of this year!

xx

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Monday, December 19, 2011

DIY: Bottles & Jars!

The past few days I've been wandering in one of my oldest member's blog Eva's blog. She is also Greek as I am, and I'm amazed of how talented and creative this girl is! She has made so many inspiring crafts... I couldn't choose which one to post today! So, for starters I decided to show off her handpainted bottles and jars! Simple empty bottles of whiskey, milk, water, that in her hands are being transformed to real handmade treasures! Please, see for yourselves and enjoy these eye candies!










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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Simple Easy Wall Update

I was at a birthday party the other day that our good family friend Maria and her husband threw for their little boys. When I had first visited their house, their kids room had a simple, beige, boring wall color. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of this before wall (and why should I shoot a simple, beige, boring wall!) but 'm sure you can picture this in your mind!. So now when I entered the same room a surprise was waiting for me. The hubby had painted the walls in such a way to create a highway scene, used colours to create the ground effect and then placed some McQueen stickers on. So simple! So easy! So much impact! The boys were really excited with the outcome! And I was amazed by the result!  




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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday's Inspiration

Love the purple in the all natural scene, the chandelier

and the very loooooong curtains!

Happy weekend everyone!





Friday, December 16, 2011

Decorating with glass

 As it is Christmas time, I love to put some time in decorating my home not only with typical Christmas ornaments but also with decorative accessories which are placed around the rooms of my house since no time. So maybe I will regroup them or rearrange them or put them together with other decorative stuff in another room of the house.

That is what I plan to do this weekend.

The pictures here below show some of my favorite decorations with glass candlesticks, vases and bowls, grouped together.

Maybe these images will inspire you to get your candlesticks, vases and carafes out of the closet and to regroup them in a decorative way.

 

The first picture is my favorite. And it is taken by my favorite Belgian photographer Claude Smekens. Be sure to visit his website to discover the most wonderful pictures of interiors and gardens!

5 Source : Magazine Landelijk Wonen Dec-Jan 2012  Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

I do love glass candlesticks and carafes grouped together this way.

 

6 Source : Magazine Landelijk Wonen Dec-Jan 2012  Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

A candle holder and a glass sphere.

 

4 Source : The Essence of The Good Life blog

Beautiful glass for the tablesetting.

 

2 Source : unknown

Group of glass pots.

 

18 Walda Pairon  source unknown

Gorgeous candlesticks.

 

10 Source : unknown

Group different hights of candlesticks together.

 

12 Source : unknown

Glass bottles as candleholders!

 

1 Brigitte & Alain Garnier Antiques  source www.garnier.be

Beautiful wine carafe and glasses.

 

17  Photo credit Efie De Grande

  My living room.

 3 Source : La Maison Charmante blog

Glass everywhere!

 

8 Source : unknown

Good idea!

 

15 Photo credit Efie De Grande

Picture taken in my living room.

 

19Photo credit Fotografie Claude Smekens

  Group of candleholder, wine carafe and sphere in my living room.

 

Happy weekend to you all!

xx

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feat. Joy-n-Jesus

Today, I'm featuring a very sweet girl with a very beautiful name... Jewels!
She is the author of the blog Joy-n-Jesus and is a very creative and crafty young woman!
Well, take a look here-below at what she's made for Christmas and then hop on over to her blog and leave a sweet comment. I know this would make her day!


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Happy Friday! Don't you love Fridays? Oh, I do! They mean more time with family and it always gives me the motivation to do something fun! Here is what I did!

So After seeing my sweet and creative friend Tanya's Advent Calendar it inspired me to create this. I just love banners, and this was fun and easy! I started by digging through a past scrapbooking kit from Personal Scrapper, grabbed some papers and was off. I loved the polka dot one so I found papers that had the same color scheme and laid them across my kitchen table.  Then I measured my fire place mantel from one end to the other, which was about 63, and divided that by 25. With my measurements I knew that I could make each piece 2 to 2.5 inches and that is what I did and cut the triangle at the bottom for effect. Just like my girl "T." 
With all 25 spread across my table I cut the twine the length of the fire place mantel and placed a thin line of glue on #1 first and then slowly made my way down the twine: glue, twine, glue, twine...

 On the back we placed the activities we will do each day. Or if you don't want to plan ahead too much you can do a couple at a time. I adhered the 3x5 card with a small piece of scotch tape so we could remove on each day. If you want some great ideas for activities you can check out Little Joyful Moments or Tanya's post.

 And here is what it looked like all finished on the fire place. 


Have a blessed Friday and may the JOY of Christmas bless you and your family!




And there's more.....


Hey! Hey! Hope your December is peaceful and you are able to stop and take in the many Joys of the Lord this Christmas season!  I am sure the Christmas cards are starting to roll in and pile up on those counters. Today I want to share a simple Christmas Card Solution I created. I used twine, ornaments, mini stockings, and all the cards people send us. Check out the video below...

Christmas Cards are one of the precious joys in the Christmas season! Especially the ones with pictures!  Love the simplicity of a card, love that it is not overspending, yet it blesses others and 
expresses the true meaning of Christmas!








   If you are interested I picked up the stockings at in the dollar bin at Target (that's my spot lately) :) and also picked up the bling, mini, red ornaments which I love! Hope you enjoy!


Don't forget to check out the giveaway I am doing Here! Have a blessed day, and enjoy today!



Blessings,

Jewels

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