Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry Happy Everything Greetings from Canada! Christmas 2020

Hello there! 

I hope this newsletter finds you relaxing by a fire, binge watching your favorite show - a snack platter and a festive drink!

This year is different for sure.   I will be thinking (HAPPY MERRY thoughts) of you and yours!

I am feeling very nostalgic for Christmases past;  the book my Dad would read my Brother and I once we had placed the cookies & milk (beer) out for Santa....just before we went to bed. The silly, flimsy tissue paper hats that popped out of Christmas Grandmother organized Mom wrapping childrens' sparkling, joy-filled eyes & laughter...the long HUGS from my Grandchildren.....cocktails with friends!

We have so much to look forward to and so much to be grateful for.

I believe these lyrics say it best for XMAS 2020:  (absolutely something cheery)

"Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now"

Merry Christmas!

Peace Love Create Art 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

25 Steps to Achieve English Country Home Decorating Style

"There’s nothing fussy or overly traditional about today’s English country d├ęcor. Instead, it’s whimsical, colorful and oh-so-comfortable." - The Spruce

1.   Colour from nature and the garden

2.   Wood Furniture + Cozy Upholstered Seating

3.   Painted Furniture

4.   Creamy Ivory or White Kitchen Cabinets

5.   Mix of chintz, damask, gingham & floral fabrics/slipcovers

6.   Patterned wallpaper

7.   Area rugs

8.  Plenty of accessories

9.  Period details

10. Fresh Flowers + potted plants in terra cotta, pottery or chinoiserie 

11. Flea Market/Garage Sale finds

12. Framed old and new family snapshots (plus a guest powder room filled to brim with framed photographs)

13. Hand made throws

14. Pillows

15. Fireplace with mirror over the mantle

16. Family painted portrait hung prominently in the home

17. Beamed ceilings

18. Wainscoting

19. Wood Floors

20. Traditional chandeliers

21. Ivy covered exteriors

22. Mud Room/Hat Rack/Boot Tray

23. Luxury lamps

24. Candles

25. Books Books Books + bookshelves

Additional Reading:

Photos Sourced on Google Images:  English country style decorating

I am an Artist who carries a paintbrush, camera and notebook. Instagram: @pattifriday

Sunday, November 29, 2020

16 Steps to Achieve Rustic Vogue Style - A sophisticated take on Cottage Core

Because our attitudes on life have changed in 2020 = Rustic Vogue Decorating Style; the refined, jet-set big Sister of 'Cottage Core' - well-bred, cultured and citified with a countryside soul.

Queen's University, The Grad Club
with Kate Golding Wallpaper 

Step 1:  Exposed Beams
Step 2:  Original Floorboards
Step 3:  Paneled Walls
Step 4:  Old and New pieces together
Step 5:  Reclaimed wood
Step 6:  Open Modern Cabinets
Step 7:  Reclaimed Shelving
Step 8:  Architectural Salvage
Step 9:  Perfectly Unperfect
Step 10:  Eclectic Finds
Step 11:  Modern home with character details
Step 12:  Old World Fireplace
Step 13:  House Plants
Step 14:  Antique rugs
Step 15: Contemporary Photo Art
Step 16: Wallpaper Wallpaper Wallpaper!

I am an Artist who carries a paintbrush, camera and notebook. Instagram: @pattifriday

Images:  Google - Rustic Vogue Decorating Style 
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