3-D Wall Panels & Tiles

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If you want to add dimension to any room, consider 3-D wall panels or tiles. If you’re into design and texture 3-D wall panels may be just the thing. They are easy to install, and even easier to paint. I really like the idea of adding a sculptural element to my walls. I prefer the white and I like that no matter what pattern I choose, the pattern is automatically repeated. What do you think? Is 3-D for you?

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Steampunk Style

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I was first introduced to steampunk through the eyes of director Tim Burton in the movie Edward Scissorhands. Since that time, Tim Burton has remained my favorite of all directors.  To this day steampunk style can be seen in many of his films, including the most recent  Alice Through The Looking Glass. I think that the main similarity between Tim Burton’s style in his films and steampunk style is the Neo- Victorian Era. Steampunk is a style that is seen most often in post apocalyptic type movies (industrial/metal type sets) and also in Victorian era and Wild West movies (bustiers, spectacles, pocket watches, other types of timepieces, and mechanical machinery). Steampunk is also a sub-genre of science fiction. It is steam powered machinery, and metal;industrial metal, and retro-type and fantasy like (futuristic) inventions. The first book I read that had a steampunk feel to it was Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. I think I’ve been in love with steampunk a long time. How about you? Do you like steampunk?

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Blue and White

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I’ve loved blue and white everything since I met and married a Dutchman twenty two years ago this month. As far as decorating in blue or white, I still prefer the subtlety of blue and white ginger jars and blue and white tiles. Though nothing says blue and white better than blue and white fine china. Here are a few of my favorite things that are blue and white. How about you- do you like blue and white? I’ll be sharing my post over at Rooted in Thyme blog for their 231st Simple & Sweet Fridays-come on over and join us!

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Lovely Lace

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The invention of lace has no definitive date or definitive maker, but it is thought to have become available, especially to clergy, sometime during the early 16th century. Lace in the early 16th century was mostly used for costumes and religious ceremonial gowns. There are earlier references made to lace, especially in 15th century English texts, but the primary meaning of lace in the 15th century would have been ties. In it’s early days lace was created with needle and single thread (needle lace) and multiple threads (bobbin lace). As lace started to be traded around mid- 16th century it made it’s way across Europe. Handmade delicately sewn lace showed up on raised collars, gloves, hats, shoe roses and sashes. Eventually work once done by hand was soon taken over by machine and the downfall of lace’s popularity began. Lace still shows up all over in my home in the form of dresser scarves and doilies, curtains and pillow covers- some handmade and others, though simply beautiful, made by machine. What do you think about lace? Can it make a comeback or ? I’ll be sharing this post over at Rooted in Thyme for the 227th Simple & Sweet Friday with Stan & Jody!

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Botanical Wallpaper

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From Cynthia Rowley to Nathalie Lete botanical wallpaper and prints are on trend for 2016. If you’ve ever watched period pieces like Pride and Prejudice or the Duchess or Sense and Sensibility (can you tell I love period pieces) you already know what botanical wallpaper looks like. I catch myself often fast-forwarding in these movies just to gaze wall after wall from the plumes of a peacock’s feathers to the sweeping strokes of a beautifully crafted dahlia. There is nothing in the world that brings a wall more to life than botanical wallpaper. What do you think? Do you like botanical wallpaper? I’ll be sharing this post at Rooted in Thyme with Stan & Jody for Simple and Sweet Fridays.

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Rococo

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Rococo is ornate, asymmetrical designed curves of gold. Rococo was first seen in Paris, France in the early 18th century. It was kind of a rebellious backlash against the strict regulations of grandeur brought about by the Palace of Versailles. Rococo can be seen in mirrors, sculpture, furniture and wall paintings. Rococo it is said covers the ornate style and design of Louis XV’s reign. The end of the rococo period came with the Neoclassic style at the end of the 18th century. Modern day rococo can be seen in mirrors, bed frames and wallpaper design. I don’t know about you but I love it! I’ll be sharing this post on Friday over at Rooted in Thyme for their Simple and Sweet Fridays!

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Sleek Sophisticated Silver

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I started thinking about May’s post back in December when we were trying to come up with a tree theme. I wanted to do a silver and red theme but could not find silver decorations anywhere that looked classy. I’m not very fond of glitter and that was all I was seeing in holiday shops. By the time May came around and I’d seen Chanel’s Spring 2016 RTW collection with metallic silver shoes and bags and the famous Met Gala on May 2nd with the theme Manus x Machina, which featured futuristic clothing/metallic themed, I knew I had chosen the right month to feature silver. Silver is sleek metal with a sexy yet sophisticated charm. So what do you think? Are you a fan of silver? I’m sharing my post Friday with Stan & Jody at Rooted in Thyme for their 220th Simple and Sweet Friday.

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Prince & The Color Purple

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It is with great personal sadness that I dedicate this post to Prince Rogers Nelson. As I look back into the past of my life, he is one of my firsts. He’s the first celebrity I ever met. Though when I met him he was not yet a celebrity, but would be by that year’s end. The year was 1982. His music touched me in ways no other music had ever touched me before. Prince gave me permission, through his music and his performances, to be unique and to never apologize to anyone for being different from the crowd.  The songs that he mentioned his father in helped me to release my own angst, anger at my father and let it go. Peace. I’ll remain eternally grateful and eternally yours forever in music. Gone too soon but we will meet again one day. “ A strong spirit transcends rules.” Prince

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Mismatched Me and Loving it!

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Eclectic n. a person who derives ideas, style or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. Eclectic is thy middle name. When I read here that mismatched kitchens were going to be a new trend in 2016, I couldn’t have been happier. I mean what is more boring than a white kitchen? Color, color everywhere is my style. I worked way too long in hospitals to ever have a room in my home be painted gray or white. If your kitchen must be white, in my opinion, don’t pair it with black. Use your white canvas to mix, to match, and to create a warm inviting room. A room where people feel at ease surrounded by all the pretty colors. Anyways, even though I am usually a very traditional person, I’m truly embracing this 2016 trend. I’ll be sharing this post at Rooted in Thyme for Stan & Jody’s 215th Simple and Sweet Fridays, on Friday.

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Yellow is Mellow

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Hello April! With April comes more sunshine, warmth and happiness. April is the month of my parents birth. So, it goes without saying April is a very special month to me. The color yellow represents beginnings, creativity and enlightenment. How do you feel about the color yellow? How about a little inspiration..

And speaking of inspiration, I’ll be sharing this post at Rooted in Thyme for the 213th Simple & Sweet Fridays, on Friday.

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