spring and settling in~

You know that feeling when you almost have a room just right…. almost… well after a little juggling with the art, I think I can say things are just right {mostly, that is until I come up with a brand new idea}.

cowboy's daughter design journal

Before there was a side table with the cutting boards propped on it, it just felt too small on the wall.  These frames hold line drawings done by my children 5 or so years ago… oh they were little back then, sigh.  They hung above my bed at the old house.

cowboy's daughter design journal

{before}

cowboys daughter design

{after}

cowboy's daughter design journal

Having something reflective on the wall really warms up the space, plus it makes that chandelier almost likeable!  I am going to replace it at somepoint and find something more dashing, more flirty, less cold, but for now it looks really nice.

cowboy's daughter design journal

Then I felt the trophies needed to move, so the armoire now holds my pottery on top… which inspired me to move Candace’s painting..

cowboy's daughter design journal

which looks fantastic above this more modern bar cart.

cowboy's daughter design journal

But that meant the trophies needed to go somewhere..

spring mantel 178

and in the end they found a home on the fireplace mantel, lovely~

cowboy's daughter design journal

cowboy's daughter design journal

cowboy's daughter design journal

cowboy's daughter design journal

Well, I really like it all….. for now anyway ;)

xokelly

Share
Comments { 8 }

Easter al fresco

 

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

Candy eggs blend in with the real ones, a little more grown up and natural look, I think this is my favorite type of table.

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

We will have a house full and it looks as though we will be having an Easter dinner this year rather than our traditional Easter brunch.  As always, we love to attend sunrise service bright and early with the birds singing and the sun coming up.

cowboy's daughter design journal

Colored eggs are lovely, but I couldn’t help but love the look of white on this table, nature taking the center stage.

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

A tiny blown quail egg with a cut out unites the natural Easter theme together.

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

I’d love to know your Easter traditions if you have a moment to comment, thanks so much for taking the time~

xokelly

 

{linking to  Inspiration Gallery Link Party)

{linking to Weekend re-Treat Link Party}

{linking to Silver Pennies Sunday Link Party}

Share
Comments { 10 }

jadite spring table, part ii~

cowboy's daughter design

It is hard to not think of children when you think of Easter breakfast, and in trying to come up with some fun ideas… well my girls and I had a lot of fun playing with candy!

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

These funny little chicks in a chocolate egg were so delightful to make!

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

Aside from a festive table, maybe a little candy dessert bar would be fun?

cowboy's daughter design

We thought that Peter deserved a cottontail!  Simply pinch off a small spot and take grocery store cotton candy and roll a small tail to place in the spot.  The sticky marshmallow will hold the cotton candy tail in place {do it just before you have guests arrive, otherwise the tail will soak in all the moisture and harden}.

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

Not just chicks, these little egg baskets were just as simple.

cowboy's daughter design

Cute little to~go boxes work great for your little guests to take home their treats.

cowboy's daughter design

To make the little baskets, take little mini muffin liners and add a small paper handle {I used tape}, then add Easter grass.  Place the foil egg in the basket or to make the little chick, break off the top of the hollow chocolate egg and add a little chocolate chick.  If the chick doesn’t fit, cut off the feet at an angle and slide it into the egg.  Then add the smaller chocolate egg piece on top.  Kinda cute!

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

The holidays were one of the very few times we were allowed to have candy growing up.  To this day I still get so excited to pick up special Easter treats, even with my children getting so big, and it takes me back to those magical moments where we could induldge in sugar.

Wishing you a lovely weekend~

xokelly

 

Share
Comments { 5 }

the den~ part two

I keep all my design magazines, books and supplies in here, but there still has to be a bed!

cowboy's daughter design

I am not sure what I will be putting up on the wall yet, so for now it gets an eclectic mix of my favorite bird art.  I will eventually change the wallpaper, but it is a gorgeous seagrass and it is so painful to tear it down.  It has such a nice texture, I have never had seagrass wallpaper before, I really kinda love it…..

cowboy's daughter design

… but the color seems dated to me, so it will get changed at some point.

cowboy's daughter design journal

Pillows that my friend, Candace, made add such a nice touch, the bedding is just what I had laying around.

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

The two European walking sticks….

cowboy's daughter design journal

and my grandmother’s old paint pallette find a home on my art easel which fills in the corner.

cowboy's daughter design

I am so excited to have the den set up!  Now I can pull out spring projects~

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

 

cowboy's daughter design journal

xokelly

Share
Comments { 11 }

the den~ part one

The den is also a guest bedroom… did I mention it is tiny?  Well, let’s just call it quaint.  Finding a way to bring my office from the previous house, which was almost twice the size than this house, plus add a guest bed to it, it has been interesting!  After moving around some furniture in the house and picking out what I needed to make it work, I am very pleased!

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

The small European table is now in here and I love it!  I still need to reupholster and paint the chair and hang sconces on the wall {near the bed}, but it is starting to take shape.

cowboy's daughter design

The desk holds everything I need, but in way that adds a little charm to the room.

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

 

cowboy's daughter design

Part two has the bed and my unusual temporary headboard.  I hope you will like it!  Thanks for taking the time and have a lovely day~

xokelly

Share
Comments { 4 }