Thursday, January 31, 2013

blue and white and ginger jars

I think I must be getting spring fever.  We had a mean little two days of 60-70 degree weather that has me yearning for days with the windows open and the kids playing outside on the swingset.  
And all of this blue and white only makes me want it more.  I am thinking I may need to be on the hunt for some awesome ginger jars.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

off to a good start!

So the love/hate relationship contines.  However I think I have gotten a good start in the love direction. So If you remember from the last post on this room it needed help.  I started by embracing my wingback chairs that I had reupholstered not even a year ago.  I kept thinking I needed to sell them but at this moment I think I need to keep them.  They are the perfect compliment to this room and are nice and cozy to snuggle up in next to the fire.

Then I simply moved the couch forward several feet.  Added a crescent shaped table underneath the mirror and added some color with pillows that I made.  At this moment I am also thinking of keeping the curtains for the time being. Thoughts?

I will probably add a few more pillows and I am really not so sure that I will put the rug back in here after I get it back from the cleaners.  I am enjoying the fact that Charlie cant make it look filthy every time he comes in from outside.  I think the rug will look nice in my bedroom.  So we will see.  A rug in the future in here...
Most likely.  If I want to put the striped rug back in here then I am going to go with a neutral curtain.  If I keep these curtains for awhile then we will need to purchase a neutral rug.  
Decisions, decisions...
Leave a comment and let me know what you all think!

live out your calling

Seriously though, who isn't scared to fail at one point or another?  For the first time in my life I really, really put myself out there.  Between selling pillows, home styling, and everything I share with perfect strangers on my blog I have put myself out there.  Will it pay off in the end?  
It doesn't matter, because I did it.  And for that reason alone I can be proud of myself. 
So if there is something you have been wanting to do for a long time and you have spent hours thinking about making that next move but are scared to death, I understand.  
But stop thinking and just do it... 

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Here is what's available in stock at Margaret of York at the moment!
to purchase email me!
first come first serve!
Remember I ship throughout the U.S. and Canada!

2 16x20 watermelon trellis down filled
$35.00 ea

20x20 pink and white ikat down filled

pink damask 16x20 down fille

gray and pink ikat
$35.00 ea

multi chevron/ikat pillow
2 20x20 available

20x20 pink damask 

26x27 (standard euro size)
chartreuse ikat
down filled

Euro sham 26x26 down filled
$65.00 ea
2 available

18x18 coral print
1 available

16x20 down filled lime green and hot pink dots

blue ikat down filled

20x20 down filled gray and white chevron

16x20 down filled mint green print

Saturday, January 26, 2013


I am going to see if I can get my husband to start working on this amazing swing this weekend!  I  will be making the cushions and pillows  Thoughts on colors?  Remember my house is white with black shutters.  Should I stick with neutrals and then maybe a fun throw pillow?

Friday, January 25, 2013

let them be little

I don't like to get too personal on here, I mean I do but I don't want to be the one that complains about what hardships life has handed me because I think no matter what is going on I am pretty blessed. 

However we have had a really weird and slightly scary week.  Finley had a medical scare yesterday and we were at the hospital all day.  After multiple tests including a CT scan with an IV (she was not happy) they made a diagnosis.  She has something called Histo which is really common but had affected her breathing all winter. 
She is ok, just something that we have to keep an eye on with her especially if she gets a cough or cold.  Don't tell her this but we have to go back for further testing and follow ups. 
 She told me last night that we needed to "cancel her Dr."   love her fuzzy little heart...
   So of course when we got home her daddy ran out and got her favorite ice cream and let her sleep with us in our bed.  Now all I want to do snuggle them and never let them out of my sight. 

On a happy note, I mean it is Friday after all...
How about this play list I found on Pinterest.  Music to cook to...
Love the idea! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! See y'all on Monday!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

greens and blues

 I swear my mind pulls me in twenty different directions.  I am so in love with all of these images of preppy blues, whites, and greens mixed together which happen to match nothing in my own home.  After seeing several of these I started making changes in my head around my home.  And then I have to stop and come back to reality...
My home is white with black shutters and high gloss black doors and this continues inside as well.
Ugh Maggie...

So maybe one of you can use this color palette instead.
And then you must send me pictures!