Trays are the Area Rug of Your Table

I can’t even begin to explain my love of a good tray. They serve a million different functions. We use vintage bamboo trays when we are having BBQs so our guests can hold all their refreshments. I use them to help corral toys around our house - they are especially helpful when playing with play-doh or coloring and we are going between the kitchen and the playroom. I also keep one at my front door so I can throw all my junk in it during the week and then take it around the house with me at the end of the week and put all the items where they belong.

But the best use for a tray, in my opinion, is to help draw the eye to a collection. Just like an area rug helps pull the room together, a well placed tray will help pull the decor of your table together.

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New House Tour (Part 2)

I am excited to say that I have now officially unpacked my last box.  It's amazing, isn't it? Regardless of how careful you are to be organized, you still manage to loose things in a move.  

There isn't much to see on the top floor of the house but our bedrooms and a bathroom so I thought I'd save that part of the tour for when I finish actually getting them together.  The "befores" are simply just white walls and windows and boring. 

Today I am sharing my favorite space in the whole house.  The Capitol Vintage Charm store/studio/creative disco. (I dance while I create, what can I say?)

The finished basement, complete with a mini kitchenette, was what sold me immediately on this house.  Apparently the owners had converted this into an in-law suite for one of their parents to move in.  It has a separate entrance off the driveway which will be perfect for unloading all my vintage treasures. It has a working kitchenette which is PERFECT for cleaning all my vintage treasures.  And it has space galore for storing all my vintage treasures. 

I couldn't be more excited about this.

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I can also assure this is the cleanest it will ever be in this picture.  I have SO much stuff to start listing in the store, I have got to get to it!

Right off the driveway is the backyard.  Not a ton to see here but the back porch and deck will be replace at some point.  If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I am ALL about the backyard ideas. I just need to win the lottery. 

Gardening and landscaping suggestions are MORE than welcomed, yall.  If you know someone in the area you would recommend too.  This is, sadly, not going to happen until next Summer but I'd love to start getting a few ideas on it. 

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Next week, I'll do a little preview on how some of the unpacking and decorating is coming along!

New House Tour (Part 1)

My feet are tired and my heart is happy!

It took a tremendous amount of take out food and my village of parents and friends but Lord-Help-Me....we are in the new house!

I am not even going to get into it but nothing has made me feel as old as this move has. I am just brain dead and worn out and I can't find my foundation and I am not entirely mad about that. (Ha!)

But I feel incredibly blessed to have this home and be in it with these folks that I love so dearly.  I am just saying, a pedicure and nap are in my future.  Probably incredibly distant future.  You know, Grayson turning 15 kind of future but damn it....it is there.

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