Touches of black

I love the touches of black and bead board ceilings in the 2010 Princess Margaret Showhome featured in Canadian House and Home.

2010 Princess Margaret Showhome- living room

2010 Princess Margaret Showhome-sunroom

2010 Princess Margaret Showhome - bedroom

2010 Princess Margaret Showhome-bathroom

2010 Princess Margaret Showhome-storage

2010 Princess Margaret Showhome - laundry

2010 Princess Margaret Showhome - kitchen

spotted at flourish design + style


A Peacock Feathers Wedding

Way way way back in June, you may have spotted some Twitter mentions about some secret crafting projects.

Finally all is revealed in Elizabeth's wedding pictures!

More pictures can be seen here and here on Once Wed. And from the very talented Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love.

E and K wedding by Our Labor of Love -resize

by Our Labor of Love

I was so honored to be part of this very special couple's day. Elizabeth also rocks for letting me pick out my own bride's maid dress and shoes too!!


Would Sandra Lee approve?

First thing in the morning, we finished decorating the conference room table as a dining table.

Greens, berries, hollies and twigs were cut and added to the table. We used the decoupaged plates as chargers and cut up paper towel cardboard as napkin rings (with some hot glued greens and cones). Scrap fabric was rolled into napkins and muslin was torn to make place mats. The candle sticks are also wrapped in old maps.

So there you have it! Oh, and by the way, we WON!

See the below posts on other details in our office holiday decorating contest:


It's all in the details captured by my crappy pictures

Here's some more details of our conference room decorating. Our conference room, also known as the library, was a former living room in a very old farm house which explains the fireplace!

We have judging tomorrow and still have to finish up our "table-scape." Tomorrow I'll have some more pictures to share.

Advent calendar made from a cereal box
Wreaths made from butterfly fans from a past event
Match-stick menorah with pillows made from staff t-shirts
Fireplace with sock stockings, paper chains, magazine trees
Scrabble tile message
Train (with wine cork wheels!) made of whatever was in the recycling bin

Scrap fabric wreath
And our tree now has a star topper...out of PVC



Continuing the recycle theme for our office decorating competition....here's our version of a Christmas tree.

Our scrap wood christmas tree was inspired by this amazing tree that was featured on Apartment Therapy.

via here

Ours had to be a smaller version since it had to fit into a car to be transported to the office. And of course, the presents are wrapped with maps!


My hands are covered in Modge Podge

Last night, the Dude and I were getting "crazy" by decoupaging the back of glass plates for my work's holiday decorating contest. Apparently we were in a decoupage race, but I was not informed until the end...I lost.

We have a group of co-workers (me included) that are decorating the conference room as a dining room/living room. The decorating contest comes with a twist....the space has to be decorated with a recycling theme. I'll be posting more pictures this week as we decorate the room.

Below are our decoupaged plates that will be used as chargers. Since I work for a land trust, we have lots of maps and google earth images. So, I put them to use!


Fill me in!

Hi y'all!

I've been off-line for about two and a half weeks because of work craziness and a trip to my parent's place in North Carolina over the holiday.

So, what did I miss?

I'm still going through my 1,000+ blog posts in Google Reader. Eek.