Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Elliott Heath Designs

You Can Win This Pillow!
This owl pillow is perfect for Fall, Y'all!

 Each new season calls for a change in decorative pillows and that is why I'm excited to announce
a new sponsor on Mod Vintage Life...Elliott Heath Designs.

I've long admired these designs created by Heather.

Her Etsy Shop is full of special pillows for all the seasons and holidays and for every day.

This pumpkin pillow is on its way to me.
I was badly in need of a little fall color on my furniture.
This pumpkin pillow will do the trick.
but I almost chose this sweet Halloween design.

This one would work well for Fall but could go year round.

Vintage Halloween

 I love the mix of Halloween and French!
 I'd like to have this pillow too....perhaps soon...


 Almost ordered this one.
 New in the shop are these turkey pillows.
Darling! If a turkey can be darling...this one is.
 I was just thinking you never see a good turkey pillow and here they are!
pilgrim pillows too
 more Halloween
 I really love this spider one....perfect to go with my Halloween stuff.


 The shop has several peacock styles
 I definitely need this one by next 4th of July.
I ordered this one too...I know...I know...
it's spring colors...so it won't go out for awhile but it is my favorite in the store.

So now....here's how you can win the owl pillow....

Go to 

1. leave a comment here as to which pillow is your favorite

2. facebook about this giveaway and come back and leave a comment that you did

3. pin some of Elliot Heath's pillow designs and come back and tell me you did

This giveaway will run till October 10 when I'll announce the winner of the owl pillow. 

And guess what? You can enter as many times as you like....
by just coming back and leaving another comment. 



Monday, September 29, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #169

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I'd love to spend a fall afternoon in that room above. 
It's just the perfect room to enjoy the fall colors through all those windows.
I'm in love with that orange sofa too!

Lots of fall inspiration in last week's Mod Mix Monday...here they are!
 Janet of Rosemary-Thyme put together this perfect fall table outside in her garden. 
Exquisite!
 Just look at this cute fall wreath created by Cathy of Vintage Paint and More.
It's all paper cut outs!!! Super cute.
 Kim of Made in a Day made this spooky little wreath for Halloween.
 Razmataz shared her sunroom in her Florida house. I'm really in to those daybeds.
 Sarah of Backwoods Babies showed off her kitchen remodel.
Christine of Rustic-Refined shared her kitchen remodel. She still has a few more things
she wishes to do in the room including a new vent hood. I'm in love with her island. 
 Mimi's Vintage Charm painted a vintage dresser in milk paint.
Isn't she pretty?
 Darrielle of DD's Cottage and Design has another great piece of furniture included in my
favorites. I love that she styled it with orange tulips. I love orange and turquoise together!
House of Hipsters shared how they made this pipe shelf.
I really wish I had a spot for one of these in my own home.
But there just is not a place for one. 
This one is sooo cool!

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
Please include the Mod Mix Monday logo and back link to me.
Use a permalink to your individual post not to your entire blog.

If you link up...I'd appreciate it, if you'd follow me.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Open House Sunday



 This little tudor is in my neighborhood. It went up for sale last month and sold within a week.
I shared this home last year when it got Yard of the Month.
At the time...I didn't get upstairs photos and I was losing the light when I took the photos
so I thought it a good idea to share these again.
Some of these are my photos and some are the realtor's photos.
The front yard has a natural landscape. The grass is buffalo grass.
The owners took out the front stone steps and manicured the lawn before putting it up for sale.
This is how the yard appeared last year. 
I guess they were afraid new potential owners would not like the wilder look of this.
This home was abandoned for years in the neighborhood.
 It was owned by a family that moved out long ago but did not want to sell it.
So the home sat empty for like 20 plus years. Cats and raccoons were living in it!
Finally, the owners pushed by the neighborhood's attorney...agreed to sell it.
The new owners had a monumental task of getting this home back into shape.
I love the balcony that looks over the two story living room.
Notice the brick fireplace?
 When I toured the home last year...the fireplace was just rough brick remnants of what had been before. 
If you'll notice the brick is flush to the wall.
 The owners built it out from the wall. 
An interesting choice...it still feels vintage. I had this same situation in my own home.
Someone has ripped out my fireplace decades ago.
I built a fireplace made of antique tile and new antique looking tile to resemble a fireplace of the 
period.
This fireplace would not be what would have been originally. 
There are only a few brick 
fireplaces in the neighborhood - most are tile.
Although it's not original...it works in this home. I'd add a mantel. Something rustic.
Ok, I'm not sure if that is how that light fixture in the dining room is suppose to be 
or if they put a bag on it while painting the room. What do you think?
This was how the light appeared when I took photos last year.
 
There were no kitchen photos on the MLS listing so I was glad I had shot a few.
I thought this kitchen was just amazing. It was small and had no upper cabinets.
But I love the finishes. Love that little nook above the stove.
 Marble counters always make me happy. 
 This is the ceiling in the kitchen.
 Beyond the kitchen was a little room just before the backdoor.
There this fabulous industrial sink provides extra prep space.
This little room does have cabinets.

 Another little nook. 
 And stainless steel shelving for glasses.
A nice simple office. Oh...I wish I could live this simplified.
 
This house is amazing in that it has arched top doors inside. 
Upstairs is the master bedroom.
Wonderful ceiling angles in the top rooms of this home.
This is the master bathroom upstairs.
That sink is original to the home. 
It looks pink in this photo but it's actually lavender.
The home owner told me she was soooo excited when she found electric sconces in 
a matching shade. 
All else in this bathroom is new.
I hope the new owners keep this sink.
It's just too fabulous!

I don't have a MLS page on this home...I'm sorry to say...cause it sold too quick!
Someone got a very special house indeed.

 
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