February 09, 2012

Thursday

Hello Thursday! Where did you come from? This week brought with it a visit from a life long friend. The kind that knows all of my secrets and would never whisper a one of them. That friend. It's been a good week but there's more to come as I have another friend and her husband coming to town tomorrow. This little amateur B&B of ours is getting a workout.


I've been meaning to share our fireplace update with you. If you follow me on pinterest, you probably already know that I'm map crazy. The big map is of Paris which we will soon be visiting, the one to the right on bottom is of NC where my hubby is from and which we love and the one above it is of Sweden where my ancestors hail from and which happens to be, in my estimation, one of the most awesome places you could have ancestors hail from!


I'm loving that aqua arrow. Apparently I can't have a room without a pop of that color. I wanted to show you how it started life. We recently bought some new kitchen stools from Overstock and the picture below shows some of the packing materials from the box. When I saw this I knew immediately it was going to become part of our decor. I was a bit hesitant to tell my Sweetie of my crazy plan but when I did he laughed and told me he immediately knew I could use them for something when he saw them. Soul.mates. Just sayin.


We're making good progress in that room. I never thought I would like it until after we renovate and since that is a few years away, it's been a happy surprise how much I'm enjoying it. The other half of the room? That's another story!

24 comments:

  1. I love the collage of maps! I'll have to remember that for my gallery wall.

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  2. LOVE the maps! Very cool!

    Happy Thursday!

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  3. girlie, i love how you decorate your cottage! so charming, so warm, so inviting!
    hope you're doing great!
    xoxo

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  4. I really, really like what you ended putting in those hurricanes lady!

    smooches!

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  5. So pretty; I love all the aqua accents. I'll be adding some aqua items to my shop soon!

    Stop by sometime!

    S
    xo

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  6. I love your blog. But I find your aqua-colored fonts very difficult to read.

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  7. So funny, we also have maps above our fireplace of places that we've been! I'm currently collecting globes to go in another corner of that room, to add to the "theme".

    And I love that you saw those packing pieces as potential decorative objects -- I like the way that you think ;)

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  8. Beautiful maps! I love that they have such meaning for you.

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  9. i love your old maps. beautiful pops of color. can't wait to see what you do with those packaging supplies. you're so clever.

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  10. oops. i see it now. i missed it the first time around. it's a good thing i always look at your photos twice.

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  11. I LOVE the aqua. Makes me happy.

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  12. You know, I think from reading your blog you have gotten me loving that pop of color too! I am starting to introduce it into my rooms and am loving it. Thanks! Kit

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  13. Your room looks great! I love the aqua.

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  14. It all looks great, I love old maps and they can take on fun meanings. Love the color too! :D

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  15. you know I love the maps! and I would have re-purposed those arrows too- if my kids didn't get to them first!

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  16. oh, i love those maps. especially the nc one. that's where we call home, no matter where the air force sends us!

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  17. That arrow is way too cool - and I love that you salvage it!! And I love maps too. I need to do something with maps in my decor sometime this year. I have a huge book of old maps that are mainly the old aqua and gold color so maybe for fall or winter. i love your aqua and pink for this time of year - will go beautifully into spring!

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  18. No wonder I like you so much! I am mostly Swedish too! Our family is from Arvika!
    xo~Jill

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  19. Adore your maps and arrow and love banner and you!

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  20. just found a map recently :) on the hunt for more. love what you did!!!

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  21. I just can't get enough of your little cottage.....LOVE IT and I think it is the aqua that reels me in....makes me want to totally make over my farmhouse, which would not make the husband happy since I have been making it over for 8yrs now....are we ever really finished???

    Love your maps and the arrow is perfect!

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  22. Love how you've grouped the maps, great idea!

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  23. We love maps too and I love how you've displayed yours. Your arrow was such a creative idea! Your mantel is really great.

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  24. B & B eh? must be your wonderful
    hospitality Jen. Cute vignette
    love aqua too but it has not yet
    landed in my place- keep pinning ideas
    for it though. Happy Valentines day a wee bit early!

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