Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Getting ready for fall

Trying to get in the mood for autumn can be a challenge when living in Florida. Even though the cinnamon brooms have appeared at Publix, we have yet to see our first cold front. Fingers crossed we get cool weather soon, as I can't wait to open all the windows.
I finally got around to painting our fireplace. It was an odd mix of gray & pinkish brick. It was installed back in the '60's, so it wasn't original to the bungalow. The coat of white ties it into our living room much better. I'm still getting use to living with so much dark wood, a compromise for my boys. I like to think that it brings a nice English sensibility to the living room. And, at least there wasn't too much of a fuss when I framed the tv!
Hope everyone is having a lovely week!
x Drena
White brick, roses and a touch of fall
Wood & White with a great vintage Union Jack license tag
I love candlelight.  I highly suggest checking out the latest issue of Romantic Country magazine.  Great feature on the beautiful home of Tausha, of Simply Me  Love her blog!!!
Found this great wicker pumpkin for $1.00 at the market
Little white pumpkins and dried roses
After I painted the fireplace brick white & framed the tv. (I still want to paint the mantle white...)
I found this beautiful frame at an estate sale for $10.00.  I painted it white, and used wire to secure it to the wall. 
Bagheera adds the perfect Halloween charm (I don't know if he is too sure about the pumpkins, lol)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Slowly but surely...

Hey there, just a quick post (testing 1, 2, 3 ) LOL
Seeing how posting on the go is going to work. I take most of my pictures with my phone, so I had to give this a shot.
It's still warm down here & as you can see, it looks more like Spring than Autumn but here is hoping we get a cold front soon. More projects & pictures to come! Advice welcome from those of you who make this look so easy!
Enjoy your week and find beauty in unexpected places!
x Drena
Butterfly in the back garden makes me think of Spring
Trying to get in the mood for fall...
The butterfly meadow in our back garden.  The old pump house from the 1920's behind our property is glamourustique!
My tools of the trade, right before the table went from chocolate to vanilla!
Our chickens enjoying the afternoon outside
My garden boots by the back door...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Please Excuse My Dust

Hey everyone, I am busy moving pictures between computers, retraining myself on blogging and trying to get this baby up & running.  Thanks for being patient with me.  Aspire to inspire and have a beautiful week! x

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coming Soon!

~ Glamourustique ~
Coming soon: my new blog following my adventures in decorating, design, fashion, food & flea markets with all things dusty, rusty, vintage & antique. I can't wait to share with all my family & friends and meet new people to share inspiration!  Check back for exciting things to come and thank you in advance for the love & support <3