House and Life

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Getting In the Mood




Ok, I know its a tad early for Christmas posts, but since I have a retail shop I need to start getting in the mood! I loved this article from last year's Cottage Living about Style Editor Heather Chadduck's 1930's bungalow in Birmingham Alabama. I was renovating our current home when I read this article, and it inspired me to do a chalkboard in our kitchen. I still love it. And now that we are getting ready for a new house (yes, we're vagabonds), I still plan on giving the new house that useful touch in the Mud Room. I loved Heather's whimsical touch to holiday decorating. She didn't have quite enough room for a tree inside, so instead opted for a porch placement. I just loved the big numbers on her tree. And I really liked the brown and blue treatment in the bedroom, just so PRETTY. That's ok to do now, ya know?

6 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

Yes, there is something about the week before Thanksgiving and the weather finally turning cold that has put me in the holiday mood too. I posted yesterday about starting some of my holiday traditions.

Things That Inspire said...

Thank you for putting me on your blog links!!!! I was very excited to see my blog there. I keep meaning to put you on my links, will do it now.

Pink Wallpaper said...

ali, i think we love the same things...this is one of my fav issues b/c of this house and ruthie sommers!

Ali said...

I'm working on a Ruthie post right now! I loved that issue so much too.

ellie said...

I'm also such a big fan of Heathers...I feel like I can point out her work everywhere...I'm leaning towards that look in my bedroom..with the dark woods and soft powder blues...did you see how she did her wreath in last years issue? I'm not as inspired with this years Dec issue...

House & Life said...

I'll have to look at back at the wreath! I totally agree, I thought this month's issue is really impersonal and kind of bland. I was hoping for much more. Last year's is what me fall in love with the magazine.
Thanks for your comments! I hope you subscribe.

Ali