Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Timberframe Journal - Lighting

The light fixtures for Lawry's Timber Frame have arrived and I wanted to share our selections with you.

The bulk of our selections were from Fire Mountain Forge located in Livingston, Montana. The fixtures are hand-forged and have a beautiful finish. We selected their rust with satin finish - to die for beautiful!!

Pictured right is the Tivoli fixture. This chandelier will be centered in the Great Room and will be flanked by two slightly smaller Venetian fixtures (pictured below.)

Hammerton PL2108 pendant picture above will be centered above the Kitchen island. We selected the river rust finish with mica shade. The mounting bracket is a custom to accommodate the sloped ceiling. I can't wait to see this fixture installed. Hammerton has some truly breathtaking fixtures in their line. Be sure to visit their web site to see more.

2nd Avenue Lighting - Lakeshore - we will have two Lakeshore fixtures located above the Dining Table. These are 18" diameter fixtures in an antique rust finish.

Fire Mountain Forge Rebota Sconce for the Hall adjacent to the Den.

Now for something kicky and fun - Craftmade Fans Frontier Sconce. This sconce will be in our Powder Room and add a warm glow to the space. Lawry's a cowboy so I thought we should have at least one antler sconce.

Troy Telluride Semi-Flush Pendant fixture for the Hall.

Fire Mountain Forge Prairie fixture for the Master Bedroom.

Hubbardton Forge Swing Arm for beside the bed in the Master Bedroom. Love the Hubbarton Forge offerings and I have used their products on many projects. Steve and I recently had dinner at Hillebrand in Niagara on The Lake. The winery had wonderful large Hubbardton Forge fixtures and they gave a lovely glow to the space.
Hillebrand Winery - Niagara on the Lake - very, very yummy wine and food.

Fire Mountain Forge Edison Single Sconce for the Master Bath

Old World Chandelier for the Guest Room

Somerset Bath Bar for the Guest Bath

Holiday Decorating -

Let's talk turkey.... How cute is this little fellow from Williams-Sonoma??

I have been perusing for fall decorating ideas and wanted to share some of my beautiful discoveries with you.

Pottery Barn has some wonderful autumn decorating items. The colors are excellent and the designs are crisp and simple. Perfect.

I think that there will be a little foraging for acorns in my future. I love the way they look in a glass container. Doesn't it just make you long for a glass of hot apple cider?

Mixed Leaves Vase - wonderful for fall decorating. Use anywhere you need a pop of fall color.

Vase Fillers - a set of seven. I love the idea of using mirrors to expand space. Imagine if these beautiful vases were set on a buffet in front of a proped or mounted mirror. The mirror would refect and "double" the effect - twice the color and twice the fun. Good Feng Shui.

Table setting from Toasts and Tables. The amber glasses add a wonderful glow to the table. More and more I like the clean look of no table cloth - just runners on the table to define the different areas.

Simple, clean centerpiece. I can also imagine something with a few pheasant feathers.

Pheasant Salad Plates - lovely fall design. Using neutral plates for the "base" provides flexibility. These pheasant salad plates lend a fall feeling to the Thanksgiving table and can be changed out in the future with another plate design for the next holiday gathering.

Another inviting table scene

How fun and versitile are these chargers?? French Wire Charger

Love this earthy look.

Maxfield Flatware - designed to have the feel of a silver collection. Note the variety of designs that work perfectly together. The offering is so new that it is not available until October 8th. I predict it will be a hit.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Holiday Decorating - Let the fun begin!

Fall has arrived!! I can feel it in the air!!

Over the weekend I cut down our cornstalks from the garden and harvested our pumpkins for decorating around the house. Success - we have 7 very cute pumpkins!!

I picked up fallen apples, made a pumpkin pie, and just generally started to embrace fall.

Over the next month I would like to share a few holiday decorating ideas . Let's start with fall...enjoy and let me know your favorites along the way!

I love collecting dishes! Don't these antique amber plates give a rich warm glow to the table. I love the pear supporting the place card.