Monday, December 12, 2016

Magnolia Home Shopping in KC

The other day when I was Christmas shopping I ran by our local Nebraska Furniture Mart to pick something up for someone. If you are in Kansas City you have to go by there. They are massive home décor and furniture store, and they are a retailer of the Magnolia Home line by Chip and Jo.

I was there shopping for others but could not help myself!!! I had to take several pictures of all the farmhouse goodies to share with you so you can see just how gorgeous the line is.

Here's Chip and Jo meeting you at the front doors!

Everything is displayed in a home setting vignette.

Lovin this galvanized metal bar cart!!!  Super cute and easily to keep clean. I can see this in a dining room, in an office for organization, or even out on the patio. This really is a versatile piece to have at home.

Gorgeous farmhouse table.

This cow picture looked like it was made with water colors. It was really cool!!!

Gorgeous scalloped edged table with benches.

Lots of wooden crates and I was particularly drawn to this galvanized metal watering can.

It has a lip/handle on it so it can have over baskets or crates.

It might be hard to see here but this is a garden rake hanger. I can see hanging jewelry from it on a dresser.

I am going back to get one or two of these tall galvanized metal baskets. The possibilities are endless with these guys!

.........and I am a SUCKER for old corbels. These look old and would add so much architectural interest to your home.

Who doesn't love a sugar mold? Especially one painted in white chalk paint and distressed? This has farmhouse all over it. Love it!

.........and the BEDDING! Oh my.....LOVED the bedding and wanted to buy all of it!

The fabrics are luscious and thick. They were so luxurious and I just wanted to take em' all home with me!
(I have a pillow problem) LOL

I had to force myself to walk away from this white ruffled bedding. It was so gorgeous the way this bed was styled in various neutrals.

Then there was this gorgeous dresser and mirror set with the same scalloped edges as the table above had. Gasp! How cute is THAT?!

Beautiful robin's egg blue hutch.

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I am highly looking forward to driving down to Waco this Summer to visit the silos and check it all out.

I hope you enjoyed this mini tour of the Magnolia Home collection. If you are ever in Kansas City I recommend stopping by Nebraska Furniture Mart and checking it out, and if you're on the way down to Waco, pick me up and take me with you!!!!! :)


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Final Touches of Fall

I love the Fall and am going to hate to see it go.
We had an exceptionally warm Fall and in fact up until this weekend we were averaging in the upper 60s and mid 70s throughout most of October and November here in the mid-west.

I did decorate a little for the season and before I packed it up and started hauling out Christmas totes I wanted to share with you one last look of my Fall décor.

This simple fall sign hangs from brown ribbon and it is one of my favs.

I always like to put together a vignette on my side table and this year I kept it simple and fairly neutral with twig pumpkins and this simply fall sign.

Of course, one of my must haves is a seasonal wreath. I threw out my old ones and bought this one a while back.  I love the naturals. Its not over the top orange pumpkin and really compliments my cottage/farmhouse look.

Then there is this nice platter I found at the Goodwill.
Its huge and full of fall color. I just love it!

This year I used it as décor but next year I am thinking about using it as a serving tray.

Right now we are preparing for Thanksgiving dinner and a short week at work. I did do a little shopping this weekend and picked up some stocking stuffers too!

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For even more Fall décor, check out how I decorated my new Ikea Hemnes sideboard.

Lots to do but I am highly looking forward to spending time with family this week!

We like to indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, ham, dressing, and the works. How about you?
Traditional or non-traditional?


Sunday, October 23, 2016

New Ikea Hemnes Sideboard

Yikes! Where has time gone?
I haven't posted much this year due to some family health issues that required my attention. Our family won a battle and lost a battle so now its time to get back to normalcy which means I can get back on track with my regular blog posts.
I have missed blogging and working on my house!

So, if you follow me on Instagram you probably remember me shopping at Ikea a while back.

I wanted to share this post with you weeks ago around Halloween but I kept getting side tracked so I finally stopped and carved out some time to put this post together.

I have a 1940's cape cod that does not have a lot of storage space so as I makeover and redecorate I promised myself I would also tackle the storage issue in each room too.

You may remember I gave my dining room a makeover a few years back when I switched from green to can see the transformation HERE, and I love it!

The gray makes the room look bigger and it coordinates so nicely with all of my accessories.

So as I was shopping around Ikea I knew I wanted something in white that would coordinate with my dining room hutch and dining room table.

And when I came across the Hemnes sideboard I knew it would be the perfect fit.

It came in two boxes and both boxes fit in my car too....we didn't even need to get a truck. .......

I always worry about that when I shop at Ikea but with two people we were able to fit this in my car and put it together in a few hours on a Friday night.

The sideboard top can double duty as decorative AND functional. It is wide enough and the perfect height to actually clear the top off and use it for holding all those side dishes during our holiday dinner. I used to set up folding tables for our side dishes but now I don't have to do that.

I also liked that it has a combination of drawers AND doors with hidden storage.

There are other side boards that Ikea sells that have glass front doors. I really liked these too but knew I wanted to have closed storage to hide all of my stuff!!!!!

And on top of it comes with soft close hinges on the doors.

Woot woot! So if you have kids you don't have to worry about them slamming the doors on this piece. The soft close hinges prevent the doors from being slammed.

I also like that it came with dark knobs too.

I had so much fun decorating my new Hemnes side board for the Fall with leaves, velvet pumpkins and candles, and now I cannot wait to decorate it for Christmas.

I have been on an Ikea kick lately and bought another piece that I will show you soon.

For now I'm preparing for Thanksgiving and Black Friday Christmas shopping.


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