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Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's the Little Things ...

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Sometimes, I think that the name of my blog should be changed to "The Forgetful Blogger!"  There are so many little projects I do around our home that I intend to blog about as soon as I do them, alas, it's then weeks/months later, and I have yet to snap pictures ... oops! Hopefully, having been so inspired at the Haven Conference last week in Atlanta will make me a better blogger!  *fingers crossed*

For example ... in our breakfast area, I had this pretty buffalo checked cushion made for our bench a few months ago by my super talented neighbor, Christy.  Here we are ... months later, and I'm *just* now sharing it ... please tell me you can relate!


It's not a huge change (here is the BEFORE):


BUT, I think it adds a nice little pop to our breakfast area.  Sometimes, it's the little things, right?


The vignette on our table hasn't changed much ...


Except for an added little white pitcher, filled with spare utensils.  Again, the little things ...


Over on our dry bar, I added two decorative matching plates from Home Goods, which are identical to the plates I now have flanking the secretary in our great room.  I'm a repeat offender, what can I say?


I love how the green in the plate is "picked up" by the green faux grapes I have tucked inside one of my handy glass cloches:


Annnnd, I also added this cute little wrapped pitcher ready to be filled with a summer drink ... love the texure!


Little things can go a long way!


Now, I simply have to share something that's NOT so little!  I was truly flattered when Jennifer, from the beautiful and inspiring magazine "Artful Blogging," contacted me and asked if they could include my little old blog banner in the "Banners We Love" section!  I'm beyond flattered and sincerely appreciative!  THANK YOU, Artful Blogging!


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34 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your dining room, it is so pretty and I love, love, love your vignettes. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that buffalo check cushion and I love how she welted it and added buttons. So ka-ute. Congrats on the feature.

Gypsy Heart said...

The cushion is very pretty ~ adds a definite pop to the room. Glad you were included in the article...congrats!

xo
Pat

Erin Taylor said...

Very beautiful dining room! I love those curtains, they add just the right pattern to the room.

Debbiedoos said...

Congrats girl on the feature. Well deserved. I love that buffalo check cushion, looks awesome.

Kim Thomas said...

I love all the "little things" and congrats on the BIG thing! I really enjoy your style. Very inspirational.

Kim

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Love this cushion; it's the perfect addition to your room! Your vignettes are awesome!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's a great looking cushion, Becca! I love how it goes with the drapes and your head chair fabrics. I'll bet its very comfortable seating, too.

Carol said...

I think the buffalo check cushion is the perfect finishing touch, Becca. Your breakfast room is so very lovely!

Congratulations on the magazine feature, but it doesn't surprise me a bit -- you talented little thing you!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your breakfast room is so pretty Becca. I love the buffalo check cushion. Congratulations on the feature.

Angela Ryder said...

Congratulations, Becca! Your little touches are wonderful! It's always the little things and attention to detail that make a difference! Saw pics from Haven and looks like everyone had a blast! Have a super day!~~Ang

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE that cushion...buffalo check is my favorite!! Congrats on the feature my friend!

Shana Franks said...

I love the check fabric! You always do a wonderful job of putting things together :) Congrats on the magazine feature! That is so awesome! Take care :)

Judy said...

LOVE anything buffalo check and your bench cushion is beautiful! congratulations on your feature.

Merlesworld said...

I like your EAT blind just in case you forget what you are there for.
Merle.........

Down to Earth Style said...

You have the most beautiful home. Love your dining space and tall ceilings.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

CONGRATS on the feature!!!! I am trying to learn HOW to do my header! I always have had somene do it for me. It is all Greek to me:) Love the cushion, love buffalo plaid! XO

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Becca...your new cushion and all the the changes are just beautiful....I do the same thing..make changes and forget to blog ... AND...CONGRATS!...It is no wonder that they want to feature your banner as it is fabulous...I have always admired it!!!..Way to go Becca!!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love, love, love the cushion! it adds so much personality to your already gorgeous kitchen. Your vignettes are so cute, too! Is that real cheese under the cloche?! I'd love to do something like that. I'm cloche lame!

Congrats on being in the magazine, that's so exciting! :)

XO,
Jane

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I always love your little touches, Becca. Little things add up to make the biggest difference! The cushion is gorgeous. Love, love, love buffalo check. BTW - don't worry if you see me unsubscribe to your blog on feedburner. I'm following you via bloglovin now. Oh - congrats on the feature! That's awesome! xo's

Jemsmom said...

Girl, I totally get it about life getting in the way of blogging! Have you seen my blog lately! Exactly!!! Summer has been with Jemma so that is a LOT more important! These babies of ours keep growing up on us!

Ruth Anne Buterbaugh said...

The checked cushion just finishes off your breakfast area so nicely! Love your tabletop vignette, too.

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

I can totally relate! I seem to post projects ... well, almost everything, way after the fact. I wish I didn't do that. Seems like when I'm in the thick of things, I don't have a spare second to blog. Love your new cushion -- checks are one of my faves.

Cynthia said...

Congrats on the feature, well deserved! I love the buffalo checked cushion on that bench. It is so pretty and what a great job she did for you.

Cynthia

Katie McFarland said...

I was staring at the curtains. Gorgeous!

At The Picket Fence said...

Even the little things you do are just beautiful Becca! And congrats on the feature my friend! That is so awesome!
Vanessa

Toni Tiu said...

Really comfortable and cozy!!! :) Can you share pics of your room in use? That would be so awesome too!

Darlene said...

Your breakfast area looks just gorgeous. I love the checked cushion. It adds a bit of coziness to the otherwise hard bench. The whole room looks like a picture from Better Homes and Gardens!

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi pretty Becca! Oh, I just love seeing your home. I adore your breakfast room and all of your pretty little vignettes all around.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Becca,
I love the cushion. Your dining room is so gorgeous. Congrats on being in Artful blogging. I had a feature in there too. It is a beautiful magazine and they showcase a lot of us bloggers that have become friends in blog world. Congrats.
Kris

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

I love this room Becca and of course the new buffalo check cushion!!! I was so happy to see you at Haven, wish we had more time to visit, hopefully next year! Can't wait to see your porch, we are still getting estimates, ugh! Hoping to have it done in the Spring.

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a gorgeous dining room - love love love that bench cushion!!!
XOXO

TerryK said...

Hi, new reader here...love your kitchen and was wondering what exactly the EAT top treatment is? A blind or valance, and how was it done? Thanks!

TerryK said...

Hi, new reader here...love your kitchen and was wondering what exactly the EAT top treatment is? A blind or valance, and how was it done? Thanks!