Settling in and warming up in front of a crackling fire sparks a fireside chat of comfort and joy.
Hit the play button to hear the sounds of crackling things to come.
The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young classic “Our House” frames a lovely fall scene and heard.
I’ll light the fire🔥 You put the flowers in the vase that you bought today Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you Play your love songs all night long for me, only for me Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes, everything is good Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the Sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard Life used to be so hard Now everything is easy ’cause of you And our la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
I’m really digging the pig kitchen decor of late. As time is on my side in today’s world of thinking twice about venturing out if it’s not necessarily a necessity, it leaves me unhurried time to explore new things out there in internet land.
Last week I shared with the Places In The Home Facebook page followers a new page I’ve started to follow, Cooking with Brenda Gantt.
Miss Brenda cooks up Southern favorites with her own unique flavor of the South.
Homemade buttermilk biscuits.
Chicken and dumplings.
Marinated vegetable salad.
Hot water cornbread.
Orange pineapple ice cream.
Candied sweet potatoes.
To quote Brenda, “Its gonna be good y’all!”
And it was!
Brenda shops the local farmers market, Wingard’s Produce, and a Southern staple of grocery store traditions, Piggly Wiggly aka The Pig for fresh fruits, vegetables and meats.
I get the biggest kick out watching Brenda’s farm to table videos complete with antique and vintage wares, no nonsense tips and tidbits, and a cooking show and tell of people seen and items purchased on her trips to The Pig.
Cooking and decorating inspiration is everywhere, and this particular Cooking with Brenda Gantt video inspired me to prepare a recipe favorite of pork tenderloin with roasted new potatoes and herbs de provence carrots and to revisit this six year old pig kitchen decor blog post.
Staying on the subject of breaking with convention and the art of focal point pieces for kitchen island placement, this Nichols Bros. Stoneworks Cast Stone Brother Pig Garden Statue in Dark Walnut makes a grand showing and perfect best in show pig presentation.
With thoughts of the fall into autumn season beginning to pique my interest, I’m thinking how great these pig shaped serving pieces will look filled with seasonal fruits, cheeses, and delicious dishes.
Visions of fall decorating have begun to dance in my head.
While the dough bowl pulls fall in the kitchen duty, this new addition to my fall decorating decor accessories lineup will house gourds, mini pumpkins, and regional fall foliage.
Pig kitchen decor comes in variety of styles ranging from I ♥ country French to vintage whimsy to farmhouse chic.
Avoiding decor items that tend to be too trendy by opting for those that have staying power such as classic form, good bones, and clean lines promotes a stylish result and keeps the what in the world was I thinking when I bought this regret at bay.
Actors, artists, producers, directors, set designers and their memorable movie sets, locations, sound, and scores that produce legendary moments in film will capture the evening.
“I live for old movies. You can learn all about decorating, table manners, chic dressing, and stylish living from old black-and-white films!”
— Hutton Wilkinson
I love the design and decor aspects and intrigue of the Hollywood motion picture, and the glamour of Oscars stage decor.
This video from Architectural Digest highlights the best Oscars stage decor of all time.
Town & Country Magazine takes us back to what the Oscars looked like through the years.
On the Monday morning after the Oscars night before, the buzz will build around talented fashion and decor designers who will translate Oscars best to accessories, accents, and home decor inspired by the Oscars.
Salutes to the splendor of classic Hollywood, today’s pop culture, red carpet fashions, costume design, and visually impressive cinematic color palettes serve as an artist’s muse in the design concept of accessories, accents, and home decor inspired by the Oscars.
As smart and savvy ideas for decorative storage solutions go, baskets, boxes, compartmentalized organizers, racks, and dividers continue to lead the way in stylish options for honing our home storage and organizational skills.
Thanks goes out to the genius that is Google maps street view for allowing me to cruise up and down a scenic beach highway anytime I want.
It may not be the same as actually being there in person, but it is a fun in the sun way to satisfy your coastal curiosity.
White sandy beaches and deep blue waters bookended by amazing seaside architecture and interiors is an excellent source of inspiration and ideas for sourcing coastal home decor accents and accessories.
Another source of coastal inspiration comes from resort web and social sites.
“Palm trees and views I can’t believe Why would I ever want to leave?”
Speaking of Jimmy Buffet, I took a gander at the room types at Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg.
Speaking of The Golden Girls, how cute is this Golden Girls living room serving tray!
My aunt lives on the east coast of Florida, and her “Florida room” is furnished in super chic coastal accents and a fabulous suite of vintage rattan furniture she bought the first year she lived in Florida (1975).
She searched consignment shops and estate sales up and down the Florida coast for a set in good condition with a great price tag. Patience paid off, and she hit coastal home decor accents gold seven months into the hunt.
The set still makes a statement, and most certainly qualifies as an investment piece.
Pillows, Poufs, Odds and End Tables
Coastal home decor furnishings rich in sea escape colors, textures and patterns reminiscent of the coast and its landscape, skies, and waters inspire the coastal color palette, casual elegance, and seaside sophistication.
The Chatelet extendable trestle dining table offers European appeal in farm to coastal detail. Hardwood solids paired with pecan, walnut and maple veneers replicate a provincial patina, making this a dining table contender for the casual yet elegant coastal dining room.
A home bar serves up more than just cocktails when the spirits, wine, glassware, decor finds and beverage accouterments are stylishly displayed on a bar cart, accent cabinet or table, bookshelf, inside a media cabinet, antique armoire, or atop a mid-century modern credenza.