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Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Golden Night to Remember

Wow, what a night!  I don't think there was a single person that didn't have a good time.
My Great Aunt and Uncle had the time of their lives and so many people came that they haven't seen in years, the food was excellent, the band was perfect and the flowers and decorations really transformed the worlds ugliest hall into a sparkling night to remember.   
Here are a few pictures of the magically night. Enjoy, Heidi
 The most bang for you buck on this table was the table runner I made from long sheets of paper, I painted with Elmer's glue and then coated with gold glitter.  I dove tailed the ends to finish it off.  Wow!  What and impact it made and it was almost FREE.  I also put gold glitter in the water of the vases and I used mirrors that were on the wall for the table tops instead, to give a more 3 dimensional look.
 Here is another shot from the other direction.  In the background is the guest sign in table.  I had my half monkey brother climb up to the ceiling to hang one of my favorite chandeliers  over the one big awesome arrangement, my Aunt requested.  It really was prettier in person, these pictures don't do it justice. 
It would help if I knew how to get my camera out of close up mode.
 I decorated the Guest sign-in table with interesting things and golden framed pictures of the couple.  There is a collection of hour glasses on mirrors, candles in gold decorated glasses, flowers in small vase filled with glitter and even a pedestal apothecary jar filled with gold glitter(behind the big arrangement) I grabbed a few hand fulls and sprinkled them all over the floor when no one was looking.  We had to detract from the ugly ceiling that looked like antique teddy bear fur blown on the metal with an added layer of 40 years worth of smoke and dust.  Gross, I know.
 Here are my Aunt and Uncle enjoying their meal with their children and grandchildren.
The frames on the backs of the chairs stole the show.  One reads, "Mr. Right".
And the other, "Mrs. Always Right". 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Golden Celebration!

This weekend we CELEBRATE a love of 50 years in my family.
Two very special people who have been there for me and my whole family during the good, the bad and the really bad times.  I will be working my magic to create a night of epic golden, glittery memories.
My goal is to make it look as special as this couple makes everyone feel.....special and loved.
Enjoy, Heidi

Table Setting
Found Here

Lights wrapped in fabric
Found Here

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tante Heidi Claire

I just found out this week that I'm going to be a Tante again.  For those of you who don't speak German, "Tante"  means Aunt or Auntie if you live in the South.  We call all of out great aunts, Tante on my father's side of the family, but then with the next generation, we just said, aunt.  So I'm very happy and honored to continue the tradition.
My brother had a baby 2 years ago and now that he is talking he calls me Tante Heidi, this is so gosh darn cute, especially coming out of his cherub like mouth with his sparkling blue eyes shining up at me.
Here are a few nurseries that have caught my eye.  Enjoy, Heidi
Luxury Baby Girl Nursery Bedding:Baby Bedroom
Found Here

nursery detail
Found Here

 Look at that little sweater hung up in the frame- so cute
Farm Girl Photography

Baby animal portraits!
Found Here
I love these baby animals, I think the Campbell Baby will need a baby Bobcat for its room.

Me Oh My! photography by Ashlee Raubach

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Crazy Beautiful Dream.

Some of you know my Crazy Beautiful Dream and some of you don't.
This dream scares the living hell out of me and makes me more excited and happy all at the same time.
For the past 4 years, I have had this dream, it is one reason why I started to blog.
I want to move to Australia.
I want to live in the country or as they say, bush and grow lavender and honey.
I want a  garden and some chickens and a welcoming country home with a small pool in back.
One day, we will take the big plunge and I might be asking for a job sponsorship from some of my best mates in Oz, just in case plan A does not work in the visa department.
This is how I imagine it.  Enjoy, Heidi
                                                                           Lavandula taken by Janelle McCulloch
Found on Pintrerst

Chicken coop smells like roses. Brilliant!

rock wall grande with perfect pool
I wonder if this wall is OK for the Australian board of swimming pool walls department?

love outdoor fireplaces
I have to have a place where I can look at the stars and sit near a fire, while sipping on a glass of mead.

I love the timber and plaster, I think I will do the walls in Hemp.
I might have to have all of the timber carved here in Texas first and then ship it with my stuff.

Kitchen in "It's Complicated" and it's pretty awesome.
I love the simple, old country look of the kitchen in the movie, "It's Complicated"
It just feels so inviting and cozy.  A small kitchen is a more efficient one too.

French Kitchen
Photo by Grey Crawford for Vogue
I love having this wash room close to the kitchen and by the back door.
Mr. Heidi Claire likes to strip down into his unmentionables right there so I can wash 
his sweaty, grass and sticker burr covered clothing. 
 This is of course after he has trimmed all of his customer's yards.
I'm not complaining, until one of those stickers finds itself in my towel as I am drying off from a bath. 

I dream of having a garden shed/pool house!
I will need a place next to the washer and dryer for a place to not just get out stains, 
but do a little Flower Arranging.

Velvet and Linen
Never will this get old, because it already  looks old and gorgeous.

I love the set up of this living room
Lots of natural light, places to sit and a fire place, of course.

amazing doors
Keep the home as open as possible, but have elements like these doors to close off the kitchen,
because I am a bit of a mess when I cook.

House and Home
There will be beams in my bedroom, it doesn't have to be very large.
Only a place to rest my head at night with the man that puts up with my Crazy Beautiful Dreams.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Pretty Powder Rooms

Gorgeous framed mirrors, sconces, porcelain baths, and beautiful chandeliers all seem to find a place in these pictures.  So luxurious and elegant.  I hope you all enjoy, Heidi

nicely framed

vanity table
Photography by Miss Bach

linen panels 

cottage bath

great bathroom

Mix and Chic

Providence Ltd Design - ProvidenceLtdDesign

Friday, July 6, 2012

I belong to you, you belong to me in my sweet heart.

My sweet Sister sent this to me today and I just had to share it with all of my crazy, amazing bloggy peeps.
I wish you all a happy weekend.  Enjoy, Heidi