Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SILVER & GOLD = SHIMMER & SHINE...SIMPLY DONE

Here in the "burbs", I've simplified our Christmas decor this year, sticking with silver & gold, natural greenery, pinecones, candles & lights...
Here's a bit of my silver & gold, simplified...

Take a peek & come back soon to see the rest!














I'm loving this sweet little gold bird...
Happy Decorating!!
Have a happy day, 
Mariaelena

Friday, November 11, 2016

Simple, quick and new wall decor!

Last spring I started replacing the fixtures in our 1963 bathroom with chrome. I changed a couple of the lights to bubble glass shades with Edison bulbs to keep with the vintage feel of the 60's.  I've been searching for something for the small wall.   I finally came up with this...it's got just the right amount of silvery shine while still fitting in with my distressed style...take a peek!
A distressed frame,  burlap matting & an awesome piece of shiny silver embossed scrapbook paper is all it took!!
Have a happy day,
Mariaelena

Monday, October 17, 2016

Gifting hydrangeas...from my tree

Yesterday I put this simple basket of 
autumn hydrangeas together 
as a gift...
I had an antique round basket that I wasn't using. 
 I wrapped floral foam in burlap so you wouldn't see the green through the basket,  then I took bunches of Pegee hydrangeas that I had recently dried and just started poking them into the burlap covered foam.  
 I wanted it nice and full so ran outside and clipped a few more...take a peek!


Have a happy day,
Mariaelena

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September in the Hudson Valley


Still summer here,
 but I LOVE September in the "burbs"!!   
Here's a few reasons why...


Have a happy day,
Mariaelena 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

LOVELY LATE SUMMER BLOOMS...

Loving my late summer blooms in 
"THE BURBS"....
A sampling of the lovely late summer blooms I came back to here in
"THE BURBS"

Have a happy day...
Mariaelena

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

SURF, ART & RECLAIMED WOOD

I recently had the opportunity to stop in and browse at a super cool shop here on 
Long Beach Island...
GARDEN STATE SURF & ART
Scroll through and enjoy the photos below and if you are lucky enough to be on LBI, 
go check it out for yourself!
  You won't be disappointed!!














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Have a happy day!
xo, Mariaelena