Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Break the Bank vs. Cheapskate {Driftwood Orb Chandelier}

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Moving on....check out my latest find:

Break the Bank:
$775 (on sale from $1195)
Restoration Hardware
Link: Salvaged Driftwood Globe

World Market
Link: Driftwood Orb Chandelier

Savings: over $500
Although the size in the picture can be deceiving, they are within one inch of the same size!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shop the Look: {Coffee Bar}

 Happy Monday, friends!  Today I am talking coffee bars...the perfect topic for a Monday morning!

Our coffee bar is one of my favorite little spots in our kitchen.  What I love most about it is that it is welcoming, looks nice and is functional!


Every time I post a picture of it on Instagram, I get tons of questions asking where I purchased certain items. Unfortunately, the items I used for my coffee bar are no longer available or are only available in store, but I found some great items that will give you the same look!  All sources are linked below!

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3 tier "drying" rack  / Monogram Mug / Distressed Wood Chalkboard Bins / Embossed Mugs / Chalkboard Mugs / Letterpress Mugs /Sugar Container / Creamer Pitcher /  Coffee Canister / Cinnamon Shaker / Tea Towel

Happy Shopping!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

My fall kitchen tour and a GIVEAWAY...post sponsored by Tuesday Morning!

Happy Friday!!
I am guest posting over on the Tuesday Morning Blog today and am excited to share my fall kitchen tour with you!  Here is a sneak peek, but make sure and check out their blog for additional pictures!  When you are done over there...head on back over here for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to their store!
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Now check out some of my great Tuesday Morning finds that helped bring some fall touches to my kitchen!
This seagrass pumpkin was the perfect addition to my fall vignette at just $9.99! I also added some faux, boxed plants, only $4.99,  and a small topiary for $6.99, to finish off the space!  I will be using all the faux plants throughout the year!
I decided to go with a simple and natural theme this year. I love how this area flows with my dining room decor.
This cute glass mason jar was a Tuesday Morning find from a few years ago but I saw them the other day while shopping!  I added some tiny pumpkin vase filler for a simple touch of fall!
I picked up this numbered cream pitcher for $5.99 at Tuesday morning last week and added some cinnamon sticks that I had from last year's decor.   A few pumpkins were added to the mix and done...super easy and looks great!

I love how simple touches can make a big impact!
These adorable dip bowls were just $3.99/each from Tuesday Morning and are perfect to use as treat bowls filled with candy corn at a place setting!

{Check out the Tuesday Morning Blog for additional pictures of my festive, fall table!}

A simple wooden bucket made a perfect planter for my fern plant.  At just $7.99, it can be used all year styled with seasonal decor!  I added a few pumpkins to complete the look!
I love this DIY banner that was so simple to make!  Tuesday Morning sold the blank banner cut outs and I just used a chalk marker for the wording. At just $1.99, this is a inexpensive way to make a huge impact!  I also love that I can reuse the letters to create additional banners for different occasions!


My favorite pitcher got a little update using a dried wheat bundle.  The pitcher was a Tuesday Morning find from a few months ago, but they still have it in their stores.  For under $20, it is a great addition to my kitchen nook shelves!

Another great find were these glass candle holders I used in my simple fall centerpiece!  Priced at just $9.99, they are a great buy and can be used all year long!  Just switch up the filler to fit the season.  I added some cinnamon sticks and pinecones that I found a Tuesday Morning for $2.99/bag.  I love that they are scented, it adds to the ambiance of the room!
 Our breakfast nook is all ready for guests....


And one of my favorite finds from Tuesday Morning were these adorable "forest" animal mugs!  For $2.99/each, they add a whimsical touch to our coffee bar!  Just for fun, we changed up the coffee bar and made it a hot chocolate bar...the perfect treat for the kids or when you are entertaining guests!  I used the cream pitcher, numbered dip bowls and fun striped straws to create a fun display! I love buying items that are versatile and have many uses!


Hope you enjoyed a little sneak peek into our kitchen.  Make sure and check out the Tuesday Morning Blog for additional pictures! 
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