Fabulous Friday the 13th – Oh Deer!

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For Fabulous Friday the 13th, I share with you – Antlers!
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I have a strange obsession with antlers, also known as deer sheds, and I love to decorate with faux taxidermy!  My home has a rustic glam look and antlers seem to help tone down the glam.  We are all vegetarians in this house, so when asked why we have animals in our dining room, I just reply, “We dine with our friends, not on them.”
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There are so many different ways to decorate with antlers, you can use paint, ribbons, flowers, the possibilities are endless!  Here are a few ideas, that I love, from Pinterest:
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Thinking of recreating something like this in my dining room, pic via ballarddesigns.com:
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What are your thoughts?  How would you decorate with antlers?

Thanks for reading, have a Fabulous Friday…the 13th!
– Sarah

Weekend Finds…

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I grabbed my assistants and headed out early Saturday morning for some “picking”, as the DH likes to call it.  Picking, junking, garage sale, Goodwill rummaging… Whatever you want to call it.

My Saturday morning assistants:

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Our neighborhood had their annual Yard Sale on Saturday, I had high hopes for some furniture to paint, but no luck.  My lovely assistant, on the left, scored a trunk load of Stephen King hardback novels!  She was more than thrilled with her find!  I’m still shocked they assisted so early on a Saturday morning.😱

After a major freak out moment, assistant on the left forgot her ATM card in the machine so I had to drive like a mad woman to the bank. SUCCESS, they were able to recover it!  On the way home, we headed over to the local Farmer’s Market and left with some delicious Kenny’s Cheese and a Mason Jar bouquet of fresh flowers.  Then we busted a “U” after seeing a YARD SALE sign!!  So happy we stopped because we met a dear Vietnam Veteran who was a hoot.  “Hoot” is fitting because we scored this adorable owl mug that I turned into a planter.  Just added some potting soil and a succulent and he was good to go!
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The table is super heavy and quite unique!  It is the size of an end table but the top turns to the side and opens to make a coffee sized table.  How cool is that?!?  The sweet salesman told us the story of when he purchased the table many years ago from a large, old farm house in northern Ohio.  He shared a few more stories while peddling his wares, quite the comedian!  I am happy with my finds and can’t wait to get started on their transformations.   My paint shelf is low so I must go get more paint tomorrow, I might even purchase a COLOR!   Annie Sloan has some beautiful blues in her Chalk Paint® color chart. What??  Maybe I need more coffee…

Thanks for reading, have a fabulous day!
– Sarah

Fabulous Friday – The Porter’s Chair

Introducing…
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For my first “Fab Friday” post I share with you – The Porter’s Chair! They are one of my many obsessions and I would love to add one to my home decor. What is a Porter’s chair you ask?
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It’s quite a unique chair that dates back to medieval England and later France. They were kept by the front entries of castles and large estates for the porter, or gatekeeper, to use during their watch. Since there was often a cold draft by the front door, the chair was designed with a high domed back to help keep the porter warm.
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If you browse the internet, you will find several modern day versions available for purchase, but the one I am obsessed with is the Versailles chair from Restoration Hardware.  You can customize in assortment of  colors and fabrics ranging from linen to velvet and even your choice of wood finish.  Mine would be made of  Belgian linen in the color sand, with a burnt oak finish.  Ahhh, major coziness factor!
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I think it would make a great statement piece in my living area.  What are your thoughts?

Have a Fabulous Friday!
– Sarah