Monday, December 31, 2012

Whitewash...

Cool hues and pale off-whites in my opinion are the perfect colors to decorate with.  They're calm, sophisticated and always reassuring.  They create the perfect subtle backdrop!


























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I couldn't think of a better color for this time of year, these images remind of of the perfect color of snow!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year is Knocking on our Frontdoor!







So... with the New Year at our doorstep... I'd like to wish you all...


The Best Have Yet To Come!





We all need something to keep us going...a get away... even if this is a small blog like this one...

With that said, I would like to thank you so very much for your thoughtful comments on

Saturday's post and for every other comment...this is what really keeps me going!



So the following message is for all of you out there my blogging friends and for myself:

"When you CHOOSE JOY you feel good & when you feel good, you do good & when you do good it reminds others of what joy feels like & it just might inspire them to do the same."   |  Homegrown Hospitality



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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Chateauesque....

A little dreamin' for the New Year!!!



























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2013 is upon us - hope you have a good one!!


Friday, December 28, 2012

This is Not a Christmas Post





I'm so stressed these days with the bad situation here in Greece during the past few years,

it's the first time in years that I cant feel the festive spirit at all. My hubby has not been

paid from his work for over a year now (!!!) and there is a serious hint that he loses all

this money he has worked for. On the other hand, finding a new job is out of the questions since the unemployment has reached new higher levels. Expenses keep running in a house of four




A Canvas For Inspiration...

 I'm hooked on white!!
 It feeds creativity and allows one to layer artwork on to their canvas!
These rooms are simple, clean and refined!  Nothing shouts out too loud but allows one to feel comfortable: 



























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All these rooms have an element of whimsy which allows one to pause and have a sense of discovery.


"The power of the unexpected -- it's every room's secret weapon!"
                             
                                                                                                - Susanna Salk

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

House Tour: Nancy's home



Outdoor Christmas decor via Worthing Court blog

Christmas is all around this beautiful home. From the exteriors to the welcoming porch, the

front door, the amazing staircase and the cozy fireplace. As for the Christmas tree, I think it's



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Friday, December 21, 2012

Saturday's Inspiration





Festive dining table with tree branches hanging over it...steal the idea!



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Dreamy...

My jaw dropped when I saw this place!!  The simplicity of the white walls lend the perfect backdrop for all the charming vintage pieces.  Very rarely do I come across a home where I love every element of every room!  This place is a gem!

















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... one can dream!

Happy Holidays!!



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Oh Christmas Trees





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Traditional, modern or alternative Christmas Trees but having one thing in common...

they're all standing there tall, proud and gorgeous! Pick your favorite! (I tend more over

to the traditional ones)


Sunday, December 16, 2012

A New Week...

I've been preparing my mind for a crazy upcoming week!  Several music rehearsals and lots of practicing along with making sure everything is taken care of for Christmas... phew.
Here are a few images that brought me joy after a long afternoon of scheduling and planning:






















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My thoughts and prayers go out to those families who have been through so much these past few days. We never know what life will throw at us but with a little faith and hope, we can get through the tough times.  Most importantly - we need to help, lift and strengthen one another continually.  

Happy Holidays everyone!


An IKEA Rustic Home



Adult home, which is also suitable for children

This is an 120-year old house in Norway, where a family of five renovated and after

one year and a half of hard work, they created a warm and inviting home

with lots of IKEA and rustic furnishings. Enjoy!