Wednesday, April 13, 2011

~swedish inspiration~

hello everyone!


I can see blue sky from here!!!!
can you believe it?
I should run outside & soak it up.....

but first ~ a little inspiration for us all....
these photos are just pure eye candy!


in one of my recent posts I told you all
I could not get enough white & chippy...
what is it about it??  white chippy w/
exposed wood makes my heart beat faster!!


add some urns and chandeliers and
I'm through the roof!
;)
And I haven't even gotten to grey painted
floors....holy moly.....


vintage french baskets, tattered linens,
painted stools......oh baby...


throw in a little ironstone, some weathered
wood tables and slipcovered sofas...


ok...I'll get a grip.....but seriously....
yum.


I do like the swedish style of mixing
in slightly contemporary chairs & whatnot
with all the rustic....but I haven't tried that yet....
what about you?


I'm still way too in love with french style
chairs....not quite ready to make that leap...
but I'm thinking about it for our island in our kitchen...
oh..... you say.....you didn't realize we had one?
well we don't....YET....but I recently purchased one
at Monticello Antique mall.....oh it's yummy girls....
white CHIPPY (but of course...) iron
industrial cart w/ WHEELS that lock....

can't wait to show you....I'll pick it up probably next
week! woo-hoo!! :)

I got a couple other goodies too...
that I'll show you in my next post....


oh how about a little mercury glass?
can't get enough....


don't know if any of you remember my
well ~ finally finally finally got them
done!  holy cow girls....how long does
it take to get somethin' done around here??
hee hee....
{a very long time apparently....when Mr. T & T
is extremely busy & Mrs. T & T has a linen
shoppe to run! ;) }


so I will be painting & distressing them
very shortly and
showing them all to you......really can't wait!


I "promised" {my idea of course....}
to get dinner ready at a reasonable time
tonight......{sheesh...the pressure....}
so I gotta run....
talk to you all soon!


Thanks so much for stopping by!



xoxo,


Shellagh




{all photos courtesy of Skona Hem}



45 comments:

Theresa said...

seriously...YUM.
I can so see me living in all of that beauty!
I adore all of it! xoxo

Shannon said...

Love all that chippy white furniture! Every picture is perfect and I can't wait to see your new purchases!

Linden Townhouse said...

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see that island!

ShantyGirl said...

I love the dark but natural wood against all the white with the chippy, I love both styles of french chairs and using modern pieces so if I were shopping or redoing I think I would incorporate both. It is exciting to see oxymoron type things in a room kinda in your face things that should not be together or not their original use it causees alot of interest!
Sherry

michelle said...

Ooh these pictures are gorgeous! I love white and chippy and I can't wait to see your new island, it sounds beautiful!! Mercury glass, oh my, they make my heart skip a beat every time I see one! :)
I hope you are having a wonderful week!

time worn interiors said...

I am so purging all my belongings and I have been collecting baskets for a while now! I love this swedish look! Great pictures!
theresa
aka:tot

Pamela said...

Gorgeous post!!!
I don't know if you are aware but those lovely images on your sidebar of bountiful well four of the photos are of Pamela Andersons home that they decorated for her. Just thought you'd like that bit of info in case you didn't know.

Pamela :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such fabulous inspiration photos!! Love the white and chippy. I also love the grayed old wood that reminds me of driftwood. It all makes my heart sing!
I'm glad you're getting a little sun. Hope it lasts awhile. (a long while!)

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

LOVE your inspiration pics!
We could so be roomies! ;-)

XO,
Anne

Anji Johnston said...

I just love every one of your inspirational pictures - thanks for sharing them.
Hope you got dinner on the table in time!

AntiqueChase said...

Prettiest pictures I have seen today.. hands down!!

Vintage Home said...

Wow...wonderful pictures...how was dinner?
Can't wait to see the stairs!
I am so excited to see on your right side all those stunning pictures...funny thing they are almost each on of them the same ones I have in my inspiration file!
Beautiful blog!

Faded Charm said...

I'm drooling over these photos my dear:) Can't wait to see all your treasures in their proper place.

Hope you had a great weekend.

xoxo
Kathleen

Something Special said...

These truly are some wonderful eye candy. I absolutely love mercury glass anything and the shabby chippy look is superb. Love your blog, so glad I stumbled onto it!

It's me said...

O yes that pictures are wonderful.......i like them......have a nice day darling......love love love Ria....xxx..

Stephanie said...

Such amazing photos - thanks for sharing!! Can't wait to see that kitchen island!

Kym said...

I love everything about these gorgeous pics..thank you for sharing such delightful eye candy :)

The Remnant Room said...

Soooo pretty! Love that big white slipcovered sofa. I could get cozy and read my book! Thanks !
Have a great day!
Paula

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it all!!!
Michelle

Urban Farmgirl said...

I have been coveting that gray cabinet in photo #5 since I first saw these pics. LOVE it! ;o)

Mary

bikim said...

so pretty!
Take care,
Rosa

sissie said...

Love the inspiration photos. Makes me want to redo everything!

hugs
Sissie

A Cottage Muse said...

Your inspiration today is like a little piece of heaven!

Simply Me said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!! I love my white floors so much!!! The only other color i would love to have would be light oak.
I love all them pictures that you posts!!! Perfect Have a Great Night

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, yeah, Shellagh......I am SOOOOOO with you on EVERYTHING!!! Seriously drooling and swooning over here, girl! lol! Chippy white, soft gray, vintage French, faded browns, and tarnished silver. YUM! I'm definitely saving these photos for my Inspiration File. And your new island? Can hardly contain myself, Shellagh!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

ladawan said...

oh mi gosh! i love your photos here! i love whites and colorful goodies! it's perfecT! following you now!

KarenSue said...

Ohhh yummmy..great inspiration!
Enjoy your weekend

Beach House Living said...

Like it all. I'm intrigued to see this island of yours.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Me oh my! I do have a thing for white and chippy! I'll take the weathered church bench in the second photo, and the dining chairs/farmhouse table. Sigh ...

Have a great weekend!
Michelle :)

Laurie said...

Where do I start? The photos are lovely, dreamy! I do like a little contemporary thrown in with the chippy (like we were talking about at Monticello)...
Which brings me to the fabulous island you purchased. You made a good decision, it's going to be a great island! Can't wait to see the pics of the island and the stairs =) Have a great weekend! ~Laurie

June said...

Makes me want to redo the whole house Shellagh!
I laughed when you said it takes forever to complete a project around there, because you are the busiest girl I know!
sending hugs...

Morning T said...

Gorgeous eye candy Shellagh- gotta love that Skona Hem!! Get those stairs finished so we can see. ;)
Happy Friday to you.
Hugs~
T

French Curiosites said...

Love Swedish style.....it always looks so inviting.

Karena said...

Shellaugh how beautiful I love the living room!! So comfotable and cozy!

Come over and enter my fashionable Giveaway from The French Basketeer...

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Emom said...

Beautiful!~.....smiles.

Shabby Chatue said...

Hello!! Love your blog...have admired it for quite some time and am now your newest follower!! Beautiful and inspiring..thanks for sharing!! Love your Etsy shop, too!

Thank you for your purchase today...I hope you enjoy!!

Hugs ~Dawn

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Shabby Chatue said...

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red ticking said...

sooooo pretty... i love these photos!!! i am with you... cannot get enough
xx pam

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! So inspirational! Thank you for sharing!

Privet and Holly said...

Just got home from
Texas, where I got
a tour of Anne's (Fiona
& Twigg) new farm
house, which most
definitely has this vibe
going on!! I loved
Monticello when I visited
there; maybe we can go
together this summer?
Sending you sunshine!
xx Suzanne

The Pennington Point said...

Oh my goodness....fanning myself.....swooning....oh my goodness. That first picture, the suitcases, the distressed table, it's all so...swooning again. I need to sit in that room and soak it up. Lisa~

creekside rummager said...

I looked at your blog for the 1st time, my heart beat faster when I saw the chippy table and then read what you wrote under it and had to smile because I had just wondered what you wrote - what is it about white chippy wood that I love so much. Beautiful pictures. Thanks.

Mitzi Curi said...

I think those images are fantastic! I especially love the lined up vintage high top boots. Adorable!

magpiesoup said...

You are one of my favourite blogs.I especially love this one.Every photo is gorgeous and tonnes of detail to look at.Thanks xxx

ClothesPeggS said...

WOW! Now this home is really stylish.

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