My Alpine Home

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Share Your Cup Thursday #47

Oh my friends, it is a beautiful sunshiny day.  Perfect for Share Your Cup.  Nothing brings me more joy and happiness than a day full of sunshine!

Looking forward to see what has filled your cup (made you happy) this week.

Just an update.  Our basement walls have now been textured and the trim work and painting will begin soon.  Can hardly wait to start decorating.

Thanks everyone for hopping over and sharing each week!

Here are the features from SYC #46

I am loving the prairie looking barn doors that are all over the web.  So much so that I am having them installed in my craft room.  Look at these beauties made by Laurie and her husband from Heavens Walk

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Sumaya from Evocative Vintage took an old blanket box and turned it into this vintage beauty.  She comes to us all the way from S. Africa.  Isn’t it wonderful that people from everywhere can share and connect?

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Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul had a few friends over for a Valentines casual dinner.  I’m sure these gorgeous dishes made them feel like a queen!  Go see the rest of her table.

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I know that I just recently featured Elizabeth from Home is Where the Heart is.  But oh my gosh you have to see this bed made by her hubby and daughters boyfriend.  Are you through drooling yet?

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I am loving the farmhouse style.  Kate from Salvage Dior and her hubby gave an old warped table a new top using pallets.  A perfect farm house look.

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Thanks so much everyone and please grab my button if you were featured.

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A few rules and then let the fun begin!

1. I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
2. Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three.
3. Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with links back will be featured.
4. Please find time to visit at least a few other participants. It’s a great way to find new blogs

After you link up please come back and leave a comment. They help to fill my cup

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Faux Vs. Snow!

Oh my friends, there’s a battle going on here at my house and at times it can get ugly.

What fight is that you ask?  The battle of Faux vs. Snow.

According to our calendar Spring is just around the corner.  But somehow Old Man Winter didn’t get the memo.

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It has been snowing all day again today.  Not heavy, but still snow!

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I decided that if I couldn’t have blooms outside that I would bring the faux in.  Spring blossoms in an old cemetery basket I painted Old White.  Speaking of cemetery, the faux flowers now days are so much better than they were back in the day of the plastic fake flowers.

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I mean really if I had just posted these flowers and not told you that they were faux I think I could pass them off as being real spring blossoms.

Branches picked straight from my Cherry tree and Forsythia.

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And aren’t my Ranunculus and Hydrangeas gorgeous?

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More beautiful white blossoms.  They smell just heavenly. Hee-hee!

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Where are all of these beauties?  Sitting on my fireplace hearth where I can get a whiff every time I walk by.

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As vicious as this fight is, I am not throwing in the towel.  Even if Old Man Winter fights dirty every now and then.

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I mean look at this.  He snuck inside and dusted my faux tulips with a bit of that white stuff.  Sure it’s pretty and all. . .but enough is enough!

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Try as he might.  I think if we all band together he doesn’t stand a chance.  Like it or not, he’ll have to step down and let Spring time take the stage!

I’m not sure who you are routing for, but for me it’s FAUX!

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At least until the real flowers arrive.

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Lavender Garden Cottage Party

Wednesday's Adorned From Above

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Bernideens Tea for Open House

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

Monday, February 25, 2013

More My Taste. . .

Yesterday I shared a home from the St. George Home Show that was decorated all in Industrial style.  Although it’s fun to look at, it’s not me.  I do like some items, but over all it doesn’t have that cozy feel that I adore.

Tonight I thought I’d share what is more my taste. . .

Love this white kitchen with the pops of mustard and black.

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I would be more than happy to plop down on this fun couch full of pillows.  This girl loves her pillows!

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Wall art using old windows and balusters. . .so fun!

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Here’s a better shot of the chairs.  Aren’t they SA-weet!

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Of course I liked this chest.  It’s red and has cubbies.  What’s not to like?

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What do you think of this burlap beauty?

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I love these old theater seats!

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Doesn’t this tongue and groove look great on the tub?  Wondering if we could do this in our basement. This shower curtain is so cute.  I want to make a similar one.

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This cabinet was in a bathroom, awesome storage!

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Still loving robin’s egg blue.

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Did you see anything you liked?  Now I thought we’d step outside one of the homes.

How’s this for outdoor sleeping? 

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Hugs,

Jann

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Industrial is ‘IN’!

Hello my friends, hubby and I have just arrived home from a weekend get away.

Every February we head South to the St. George Home Shows. It’s our ‘Valentines’ get away.  We started doing this four years ago instead of giving each other gifts.  It’s always a nice break and the warmer weather is a welcome change!

Because I have been off galavanting I have missed out on visiting.  I will be by to say ‘hi’.

I already knew that the industrial look was ‘in’.  In fact, I recently purchased a table on wheels, (red wheels, I might add) to use somewhere in my basement.   Yup, not sure yet.  Do you ever do that?  Buy something because you love it even though you’re not sure where you will use it.  Please, please say ‘yes’!

One home was a hefty price of $2, 699.500.  Hubby and I thought about buying it, but held back. lol!

They titled it ‘Vintage Industrial’.  Although I don’t like all industrial, some pieces really do appeal to me.  I found this home to be so much fun.  There were plenty of other homes that had thrown in industrial looking pieces here and there.  Hope you enjoy these pics I snapped.

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All of the lighting in this home was so unique.  This crazy fan was in their casita.  Loved it and also these sconces.  Notice cart #1.  Lots of homes had them.

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I also love these sliding barn doors that are so popular now.  I am so excited to get one in my craft room!  Guess what color?  Um, that would be mustard.

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This is not a great picture, but I had to show you.  The entire back of the great room and den was windows with a killer view.

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More industrial lighting. 

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These had giant insulators for shades.

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How cool is this clock?

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They even added an industrial look to the bed.

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More lighting and I love the recycled wood ceiling.

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I thought this coat rack made from C clamps was a clever idea.

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This is cart #2 in the same home.

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Now I’m going to show you some other carts I snapped.  See if you have a favorite.

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#5.  This one wasn’t on wheels but still similar look.

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There were a lot more, but I only took pics of the most unusual. 

Do you like the industrial look?  The younger generation seem to be crazy about it.  I like some of it when it has a vintage style.

hugs,

Jann