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Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Good morning, friends ~

I love the little details on furniture and other things.... This is a wooden applique on the drawer of my green, vintage hutch.....

And, there's one of these lovely baskets with flowers on each large door on the bottom section of the hutch.

I love this beautiful trim sweet hubby added to our french doors when we did the addition to the living room. The extra molding just makes the doors look like a million dollars for not much money.

A hand painted mirror that hangs in my bath.......

Cute, cute little bird and flowers on my green metal magazine wall rack.....

I LOVE that old vintage vent you see in the background .....seems like this sort of thing can add much needed character to a plain, vanilla house. And, believe me, my PLAIN, VANILLA HOUSE needs all the help it can get!! I dearly LOVE going to a salvage place and finding this sort of first, you look at it and think, "Where would I put it" and then, on the way up to the checkout register, you have thought of 15 1/2 places it would be fabulous!!

A hand painted, metal table in our living room that is a favorite of mine. Very inexpensive....about $20 at TJMAXX, one of my favorite stores...hmmmm, think I may just make a trip out there today and see what they have. I haven't been able to go there in quite some time and there is no telling what I may have missed!!!!!!!! :)

An old metal bracket that's attached to a shelf in my living room. What is it about old, rusty, swirled pieces that I love?? I LOVE rusty!

The richness of detailed silver on a picture frame or mirror....... It just looks so yummy and soft and elegant, all at once.

I LOVE THIS LAMP...I like the lead detailing on it and I love the way the light looks coming thru the glass shade. Such a soft, warm glow......almost like a candle.

Guess I'll go look for some more details....OH, yes...there's some, over there...there in the the dirty clothes's THIS kind of little details that I DON'T like !!!! Gotta get busy!



Rosie's Whimsy said...

Bj, your home must be a magical place! I love all your details....especially the little painted metal table.....perfect....and all the metal work....right down my alley.....and the painted mirror frame, yes! Can I come live with you? :-) Rosie

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
I bet your home is just breathtaking. I do enjoy seeing pictures of your home, but I wish I could see it all in person and not just shots of it. I love all of the details on the wood work. You hubby did a great job on the molding. The Metal Table is just beautiful. I love the look of antique metals as well. I don't know what it is about it that makes you want to just grab it. LOL. The Mirror is just to die for. I bet it looks really good in your bathroom. "THANK YOU" for sharing some beautiful details from your home. I'm with Rosie, can I come live with you too? LOL. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Anonymous said...

Bj, I am a fairly new blogger. I ran across your blog site. Love it, love it! Love all the pictures! I will peek in often ;o).
Anyway come visit me at KatydidsKountry when you get the time!

Kathleen Grace said...

After seeing pictures of your beautiful home I can't imagine calling it plain vanilla! Must be all those great details, like you say. You certainly have an eye for details!

Suzy said...

It is all in details! I will just say like others - can I come live with you?!


bj said...

KELLY, if you stop back by...I tried your address but it says no blog at this address"....?? Anyway, thanks so much for coming by and please come back anytime.
hugs, bj

Anita said...

Your home is just magical...
I have wondered if I could get the builders to put that exact type of molding in my house... I LOVE that! We used to live in an old 100 year old farmhouse that had the "bullseye" cornered molding like that - one of my favorite parts of the house!
(It also had a clawfoot tub and handmade wrought iron stair rail!) They tore the whold house down and trashed it all, just to put up a cotton gin... *sigh*

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi BJ..I love your pretty little details! How often they go overlooked!

Julie said...

Honestly - I think it is the details that make a home your own. Great post!

Sandi McBride said...

I love the old furniture because it's simply artwork...a master craftsman's work in your home, how could you ask for more?

Mary said...

Oh bj, I loved seeing all your details! What a lovely home you have -- so many wonderful things! I really think it's those little details that make up a beautiful whole.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of the little details in your home! You do a wonderful job with your decorating!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ I just love it when you show pictures of your home. I feel like I amlooking at a decorating magazine. I agree that it's all the little details that make a home interesting. Hope you have a happy day. Rhondi xo

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi BJ, glad you enjoyed the trip around Lacock, if you ever get the chance to see Cranford (BBC TV production - hopefully it will be shown in the US sometime) do watch it, it's wonderful. Love all the little details in your home, wish I had a few like that!
keep well,
Hugs and Kisses,
Lucy x

Jackie said...

BJ, I think I could spend hours wondering around your home. Just perfect.

One day perhaps, my home will have all those little details too. I am working on it and you have inspired me.

God bless.

Betty said...

I enjoyed seeing all your treasures, BJ, but I especially like the lamp. Yes, that would definitely give off a warm, cozy look to a room

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh and what fine little details indeed BJ! I love visiting your home :)


PEA said...

Dearest BJ,

After reading this post and seeing all your wonderful pictures, you've got me looking at all my stuff and seeing the details with new eyes:-) So many times we don't notice those little details! You realize we're all moving in with you now, don't you? hehe xoxo

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

BJ I love when you post photos of your home. Can I come and live with you lol? Great post!


Leeann said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better. Actually, I commented once before because I am from Texas and mentioned that my mom was from Spur.

Your house is lovely and I have gotten some wonderful ideas from you as I prepare to decorate our new home in the country. Your house is beautiful and whimsical at the same time and looks great!

Have a wonderful evening and come back and see me sometime!


Janet said...


I love all your little details; they make a house a home I think.

I got a new McKenzie- Childs catalog today and it made me think of you. They even have rugs...oh heart be still :)


Nan said...

What great details in your home. You have a great knack for putting things together, as well.