Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Decorating with letters and Numbers in your home!

Hi there. I'm Jenn and I work for Arcadian Lighting, an e-commerce website that specializes in top lighting trends around the world. When I moved into my first apartment I bought this gorgeous lamp and I've been hooked on light fixtures and interior design ever since. My morning begins with a coffee and reading a few great blogs, one of my favorite being Debbiedoos - I feel privileged to be guest writing here today, so thank you Debbie!

The only lettering used in home decor in years past may have been some alphabet borders in a kid's playroom, however today, letters and numbers are a fun way to not only personalize a space but add some playfulness to a room too. Monograms, words, and various digits in bright colours and styles can be a great addition to any space. Throw in some beautiful furniture and a great light fixture or two and decorating with letters and numbers is as easy as A, B, C (or 1, 2, 3).

Stamp of approval
Letter And Number Decor
A simple letter stamped onto a throw pillow or other accessory is a straightforward way to bring some personality into a little girl's bedroom.
Oh baby that's cute!
Letter And Number Ceiling Light
This nursery dripping in pink is extra pretty with a monogram on the wall. The chandelier ceiling light is a fabulous addition to any princess room.
A shabby chic detail
Letter And Number Pendant Lights
What looks like crayon letters scribed onto a wall becomes a unique "headboard" of sorts in this shabby chic bedroom. The hanging pendant lights are also a smart way to frame the bed.
Count on it
Letter And Number Decor
Numbers in different colours on different backings create a unique wall hanging over a singular piece of furniture in a transitional space such as a hallway.
Style from A-Z
Letter And Number Decor
What's so whimsical about this lettering display is the way in which all of the letters are different, from the O-shaped button to the curly-Q T.
Spell check
Letter And Number Decor
Letters in different shapes and typefaces make for interesting wall art in this tween boy's bedroom. The look is fun when mixed with other framed prints.
Letter And Number Ceiling Light
This office built for two boasts letters on the walls that, along with the city photos, create a sense of being whisked away to the bustling Big Apple or across the pond to London. The hanging ceiling light is a cool nod to mod as well.
Book some time
Letter And Number Decor
This bedroom is full of life and colour, and the bold red letters stating "read" make it an inviting and cozy place to curl up with a great book.
That's it for this guest post. If you liked what you read, feel free to visit us at Arcadian Lighting Blog for more ideas on how to light up your home. Thanks again for reading! Images ( 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 ).

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fairy Hobmother, Make a wish!

So a few days ago my dear blogging friend Diane, had a visit from the fairy hobmother.  She was granted a $50.00 amazon gift card.  Well, I had a wonderful wish to be granted, and I too won a gift card.  

Here was my comment:

Blogger ⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

How fun Diane..congrats on the wish come true. I wish the very best for my sissie and her new fiance'! They just got engaged last night..she is 41 and waited a long time for the right Prince, she found him..
September 3, 2011 9:52 PM

Today I woke up, and poof like Magic I received this wonderful email....
Hi Debbie,

I’m the Fairy Hobmother, it is my job to go around the blog-o-sphere and spread joy and magic!

After having visited this blog I saw your wish for the very best for your sister and her fiancé. Firstly, congratulations on a piece of great news, the Fairy Hobmother will send some magic their way!

I had a look at your own blog, and I have got to say that you are very creative when it comes to your decorating, and your $3 goodwill table post is just incredible. I would have never thought that you could change something that dramatically  by giving it a little make-over!

I would love to give you a $50 Amazon gift card so that you can get some more supplies for some more decorating projects.

If you would like to accept this gift then the only thing that the Fairy Hobmother requests in return is that you give us a brief mention in your blog (with a link). It can either be a full post or simply a brief mention at the bottom of one of your regular pieces. As an added bonus, any of your readers that leave a comment on that post and make a wish, could be visited by me.

If you would like to accept the gift please email me back and I will get it sent out to you.

Keep up the great work on the blog and I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!

HOW COOL is that?  So now I ask of you, to cast a wish, and may all your dreams come true!
 The Fairy Hobmother is watching!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trending Fall Fashions in home decor

Trending Fall Fashions
By: Christina Johnson

Cinnamon and apple scents begin to fill the air, and the summer heat fades to an autumn breeze, it's the perfect time to revamp your home decor. Using rich textures and colors of fall indoors, to create your own cozy weather getaway. Take a peak at some of the fresh trends in fall decor.
Go Bold

A simple, affordable way to reinvent a space is painting.  Imbue your home with fall's popular warm, cozy colors. Whether you want to go bold or stick with neutrals, this season's palette offers something for everyone. Among the trendiest paint colors are soft gold, burnt orange, mocha, creamy beige, asparagus green, earthy browns and tans, and shades of gray, ranging from peppercorn to a pale gray violet. In a neutral room, an accent wall in a bold color can add depth and interest. Some popular choices are creams and beige with a brown or red accent wall.

Accessories for the Walls

Accent pieces, such as throw pillows, candles, art, sheets, comforters, slipcovers, floral centerpieces, and knickknacks, can complement the color of the room and add a fun or sophisticated feel. While neutral furniture has been the standard, don't be afraid to experiment and add a splash of color, as accessories can be easily swapped out with the change of seasons Copper, red, black, chocolate brown, brass, wine, and funky patterns are popular this season. However, shades of orange have been stealing the show. Add some burnt orange pillows or a few pumpkin orange vases to give your home a fall feeling.

Decorate your Windows and Doors

Get rid of the heavy, lush and dreary décor, with the days being shorter, no need to accentuate the lack of light. Design aficionados are predicting that linen panels will be huge this fall. These window treatments can soften any room. The classic fabric comes in a variety of colors and patterns to complement the colors of the room. With lighter material, the fall days will not seem so dark and dreary.

Anything Goes

You no longer need to worry about adhering to a single style or aesthetic for a room. Eclectic decor is one of the bigger trends of fall. Mix masculine and feminine, antique and modern, or combine artwork of different mediums and styles. Try pairing your antique coffee table with a modern sofa. Try adding a splash of pink, or vases full of flowers, to an otherwise masculine room.  Location no longer matters either, whether you live in a Manhattan Rental, or a country colonial, whatever you call home should be decorated based on your taste.

Are you getting ready for Fall?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Arcadian Home Decor

Hi all! I'm Jennifer and I write for Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top home decor ideas around the world.
 I've been writing about home decor since graduating university and have loved it ever since. I'm addicted to patterned fabrics, Jonathan Adler, chaise lounges, old doors, milk glass jars, antiques, and chandeliers. There are few places on the vast internet where you can always find something pretty, but I love that I can on Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing. 
And I feel privileged to share a post on different uses for vintage trunks.

They can be found on the side of the road, at garage sales and flea markets, or in a grandmother's attic - and yet they are one of the most treasured pieces of furniture. Vintage trunks can take on a number of roles, from that of a table, a storage unit or just one of many decorative home accessories. Here's how:
Vintage Trunks
As a coffee table via Decorpad
Whitewashed and the center of attention, this vintage trunk works as a coffee table, with an aged texture and topped with modern table decorations.
Vintage Trunks
As a showpiece via This Charming House
A cozy home office needs some style infusion, and nothing does the trick like a singular vintage trunk standing solo against a main wall.
Vintage Trunks
As a display via Feather and Branch
With a colourful hand-woven rug backdrop, the eye is immediately drawn to the painted trunk, which can become a display for beloved items like books and knick knacks.
Vintage Trunks
As a dresser via Little Peach Vintage
Antique trunks with ornate detailing can double as a stunning armoire or bedroom dresser too - the table decorations add personality to the top of the piece, while the storage below provides a place to store clothing.
Vintage Trunks
As toy chests via Mini Piccolini
A coat of paint and a padded cushion transform these vintage trunks into toy chest pieces of furniture - cute and functional!
Vintage Trunks
As an accessory via Home On the Ridge
A themed entryway or hall has a distinctly aged look with framed black and white wall art, wrought iron table decorations and quirky odds and ends like the beaten trunk.
Vintage Trunks
As a bench via Home Klondike
A vintage trunk painted in a vibrant hue is given a new lease on life when it's paired with colourful cushions to create a pretty bench.
Vintage Trunks
As a footboard via Decorpad
If a bed has a headboard but no footboard, place a vintage trunk at the end of the bed for a space with an elegant old-school feel.

Content provided by Arcadian Home Decor, a site that specializes in top quality home decor items at extremely affordable prices. Come visit us today!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Napoli Rooster set!

Everyone at this point in the blogosphere knows I love roosters!
 What? you don't know that? Where have you been?
When the nice folks over at Life time brands offered me a review on Pflatzgraff  dishes, I without hesitation, agreed.
These truly are the prettiest colors and set I have ever owned in my everyday dishware.  And yes, I will now use these every day.

I think this set can be dressed up, or dressed casual. 
Depending on the what you are wanting to achieve.

My hand (stenciled) painted napkins
tutorial here

Rooster stemware purchased by my Mom through Nieman Marcus

Don't you just love the colors?
Pfalztgraff Napoli pattern is a subtly, hand painted collection that evokes the light and colors of the coast of Italy.
Hey maybe you are not a Roo lover, but you Love birds, flowers,fruit,
pfaltzgraff has such  great variety to choose from.
Free shipping on order over $99.00.

I will be joining Susan for Tabletop Thursday.

If you are not familiar with my Home and garden blog, please hop on over
This is my review and blabs site, and I just had to blab!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just a test...

Hey girls, just checking this site is still up and running....
I will be using it again in the near future.  
I will be doing reviews very soon, and this is the site I will be using.
Thank you .

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Congrats Heather!

Congratulations Heather on your new table runner.
Using, and having no clue how to copy and paste it to here..
( I usually take a picture of it, however too lazy to do so today)
your number was chosen.
Please email me with your address and I will then forward it
to Peggy.
What an awesome giveaway Peggy, I thank you so very much.
Have a great day gals!