{4th of July}

I absolutely Love 4th of July. I think my love for it became even stronger 8 years ago when we bought our house and realized that our front yard feels like we are literally under the firework show that the city puts on from the high school stadium right down the hill. So fun.


I am SO excited and honored that our party from last year is featured on Design Sponge today! Yay! Check it out and let me know what you think!


I start the “decorating” from the inside out….but Joel didn’t get too many pics of the inside, because outside is where da’ party’s at!!! Marie from Sweets Indeed came up with the color pallete & did an amazing job on the sweets table, and all the yummies she brought! We went for a Navy blue, Magenta and Teal vibe….a nice spin on the traditional Red, White & Blue :)


Our living room…



Comfy seating out front for when the fireworks begin





Our guests know to come hungry! We have been getting the taco truck for a few years, and everyone loves it. Traditional street tacos and all the fixins….YUM!!!



Marie made strawberry filled donuts! They were delicious! Check out the recipe on here




More yummies from Marie!










Yours truly keeping the ambiance alive….






The kids LOVE this old gumball machine! We keep a bowl of quarters next to it, and they love to stand and see what color comes swirling down! So cute!



I just couldn’t resist including one of our friends’ sons. Is he not the cutest?



My niece….



We draw huge circles in the street in front of the house and let all the kids stand in one with their own sparkler….here’s my little (well, not so little I guess) guy!



We make all the kids stand behind the line so as not to get too close to the fireworks we set off in the street :)



And here are all of the kids lined up with their neon bracelets and necklaces and whatnot….before the real firework show begins.



Hope you enjoyed….and more importantly I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July! Be safe!!!










Operation: Sunshine Farm

I am so excited to show off the fabulous workings of Marie Dannettelle from Sweets Indeed. She did an amazing job bringing her vision for Operation: Sunshine Farm, to life. I was so happy to take part (or at least some of my pieces of furniture) in this amazing charity event. Operation Shower is an outstanding non-profit organization that provides joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment. Simply Wonderful! Looks like quite an event…


Love how she used my Bouton Riddling Rack. I’m stealing this idea for sure!



I love that this is outside the realm of the typical baby shower. It is universal enough that I’m sure it appealed to every Mommy-to-be celebrating that day.


Great Job Marie, thanks so much for bringing me on board for this amazing event. And please thank Shannon for sharing the pics!!!




To create this same look:



Halloween Dessert Display

In the spirit of the season, we’re sharing this goulish dessert display from Marie at Sweets Indeed.

She put together a fun display with some of our pieces including this sage wingback and frames.

Her displays always leave my mouth watering.

She also used our vintage Corona typewriter for some creepy notes.

Thanks Marie for including our collection in your inspiration shoot!

Fly Away Dessert Table

We’re always ecstatic when other event professionals use our collection in their work. Marie from Sweets Indeed works with us often and we’re so glad that she included some of our vintage pieces in her Fly Away with Me dessert display. We hope you enjoy these pictures of her creative display.

We love her whimsical desserts and how she extended the display beyond our simple farm table to these stacks of suitcases and chippy metal side cabinet.

We’re pretty into lifts & levels that give interest and height to the composition of a tabletop. Our striped suitcase did just the trick here.

The globe from our collection (we have 10!) fit in perfectly at this travel-themed display.

Thanks Marie for including our collection in your creative display!