Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Aquas, and Greens, and Our Front Door...Oh My!

Wishing, and hoping, and thinking, and praying.... for an aqua & green abstract landscape painting for above our fireplace! And look at what we have now! This is just the start to our neutral palette with touches of aqua and green. I love it and can't wait to keep pulling the entire look together.

My amazingly talented mom, Paula Prass, is the artist behind our first piece of art in our new home! I can't think of a better way to begin an art collection than with a piece from my mom.

I found a set of aqua lamps with cream shades from our local Marshall's. I love the color and the distressed look of the base. I'm using one in the entryway below and the other one will be used in our dining room. I'll be adding more to both spaces and will be sure to take you along during the transformations.

Next on our list was an update to our front door. I had been inspired by another blog (one that I would link to if I could remember it!) and have a passion for typography, vintage signs, etc. So, this was the perfect project to cross off of our list quickly. I ordered the vinyl design from Uppercase Living and I'm so happy with how easy it was to apply as well as how well it turned out!

Clean and classic with a twist - just what I adore!

The Lettered Cottage

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Matilda Jane Art Fair

Last weekend was the Matilda Jane Art Fair that is held annually at the MJC warehouse. We took the opportunity to turn it into an excuse for a fun girl's weekend - and oh, did we have fun!

My friend Loree and myself were able to find all sorts of goodies! You had to grab what you could and look through your pile later to make final decisions. It was definitely every woman for herself!

While waiting in line my friend Missy and myself couldn't help but have a photo taken in front of this amazing backdrop. Love it!

We're almost there!!! The lines actually weren't as bad as I had thought they would be. It gave us time to all catch up while waiting.

We enjoyed our shopping with friends, ate lunch, took a little nap, and then we headed off to the MJC Cocktail Party at Denise and David's home. I was so impressed with Denise and David - they are just so down to earth and the most amazing host and hostess. I'm so glad that we were able to attend this part of the festivities.

What a fun filled weekend and I'm already looking forward to it next year! You may want to keep your eyes open too and not miss it next year!