“Use lots of exclamation points. They love to be overused.”
It’s June 5th, which means I’m 41 years
old young today!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
Kevin is taking me up to Cullman, where we’re going to visit our friend Garlan about some reclaimed wood. I’ve got an idea for the fireplace, which is finally going to start getting a little facelift next month. That doesn’t mean I can’t decorate the top of the one we have for now though, right?
I love switching the decor up from season to season, so I’m all about shopping the house when it comes to these kinds of projects.
This time, I started with the one-hundred-some-year-old window that my great-grandpa salvaged from a church in Minnesota, and then layered in a wooden piece of architectural salvage, my Grandma Beth’s old crocks, a few glass bottles (to contrast with the tone of the crocks), a driftwood sailboat, and some faux (and one real!) succulents.
It’s nothing fancy. Just simple with a dash of sentimental. 🙂
Some of the succulent sprigs aren’t even potted. I just nestled them in place, here and there:
I found the wooden piece at Amy’s Antiques a while back:
I didn’t know exactly where I’d use it when I bought it, but I’m a sucker for that kind of thing, and knew I’d be able to find lots of places for it around here.
That’s a napkin ring holder next to the nest…
…and I got the wire-covered bottles at TJ Maxx a few years back:
The jug-in-a-basket came from Linen and Boxwoods here in Montgomery:
And here’s a close-up of the real succulent:
I just filled a glass votive holder with potting soil and wrapped it with some jute twine.
I’ll be back Monday with a post about all the reclaimed goodness we see at Southern Accents in Cullman. I’m sure there will be a lot of exclamation points, too. 😉
*Edited to add: Kevin had a great idea! I just downloaded an app called Periscope so that I could take you to Southern Accents with me. My username name is LetteredCottage if you’d like to join me via your cell phone later this afternoon! XO
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