Shannon Berrey

Floral party

Monday, July 07, 2014


Hope you enjoyed your nice long holiday weekend! Friday holidays are simply the best, right? Since we are all in full-time summer mode now, there are probably a few parties and dinner with friends in your future. Speaking of, have you seen the sweet floral party collection at Target that was done in collaboration with one of my favorite blogs, Poppytalk?? 



These have a great vintage vibe and the price points are insane!!! 

I’m talking bright shabby-chic floral patterns, portable patterned cake stands, pink vintage-look plastic flatware, fun glamping equipment, adorable ice cream cups, and even floral marshmallow roasting forks! 











And if you are going to be a guest at a party and are need of an awesome hostess gift, I have one for you!!!


I discovered these little blown glass vases at White Rabbit Botanical and fell in love. This makes giving a bottle of wine soooo much more special. 



I tried it on several pretty bottles {and if you aren't a wine person, how about hanging it on a liquor bottle...a homemade bottle of oil...be creative! }






There is a small hole near the top that you fill with water and place your flowers in. 



And did I mention that they are $8.99 {!!!} Stock up!! 


*****Not sponsored, I just like to share my goodies with you guys!*****








Leelyn and Company

Thursday, June 19, 2014




Did you guys know that June 18th has now been officially titled 'National Day of Making'???? I know!!!! Exciting, right?? I can't believe this one slid by me, but just you wait for next year -- we will celebrate!! As you know, I am a proud 'Maker' and love to promote other makers here on my little blog. Especially young makers! It just does my heart so good to know that the internet offers this wonderful spot for artists to use their God-given gifts to make money... sigh... oh, to have had the great www when I was a youngster.   


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I discovered the talents of Raleigh's Sidney Lee, on a friends Facebook. This talented watercolor artist just graduated with a Communications degree from NC State {!!} Sidney has been doodling since middle school, covering notebooks, napkins and planners with her lovely lettering. With the encouragement of friends who fell in love with her art, and a friend who asked for a new logo... the idea of Leelyn and Company was born. She launched her website and online store in February and has dreams to expand her calligraphy skills and perhaps venture into the wedding industry.

'Ultimately, I pray each week for the Lord to do with Leelyn whatever he sees fit, and ultimately, for my small business to glorify Him and expand His kingdom. I am willing to take it wherever He leads!


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Check out all of the beautiful items in Sidney's shop here. Or you can contact her for a custom print or logo for your business. You can also follow along on her blog, here.

all images via Leelyn and Co


{Not sponsored or compensated, just love promoting talented folks!}





 

Put a letter on it

Monday, May 19, 2014

Excuse me while I get real southern with ya.












Love these monogrammed belts designed by Kristin Henchel Designs. She offers tons of designs that can be printed or embroidered in her etsy shop.

Or if you want your monogram a little closer to your heart, then check out these sweet necklaces that are hand made by Danielle in her shop, Merriweather Council.



Wouldn't these be fun bridesmaids gifts?

'Cause when you're southern, you use them everywhere you can.'  


The Inn at Hastings Park

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Do you have 'one day I will..' dreams like I do?? There are several dreams that I would certainly love to entertain when I grow up {i.e. when both of my kids are in college}. One of those dreams would be to get my hands on a historic old building and renovate it into a beautiful B&B. It would boast beautifully appointed rooms decorated with the goods of local artists, gorgeous gardens, delicious {local} food, and amazing hospitality.   




Someone else had this same dream and just 2 months ago, the Kennealy family opened The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, Massachusetts. Under the design direction of Robin Gannon Interiors, it features 22 modern, individually designed rooms in three historic buildings. Built in 1888, the Main House was home to a descendent of one of Lexington's first families, who settled the town in the 1600s. The other house is the Isaac Mulliken House, named in honor of the spirited politician who lived there in the mid-nineteenth century. The third building at The Inn is the Barn, which is rumored to have been a casket factory at some point along the way.





So much of the sourcing hails from local New England craftsmen. The woven American flag rug can be seen in 3 of the rooms, which is appropriate, being that this is 'the birthplace of American liberty'.   














Each room offers a modern interpretation of the traditional New England Americana style. Guests will discover Sister Parish Designs and Peter Fasano wallpapers, as well as Dunes and Duchess candelabras and sconces, and O&G Studio wood furniture.
























Beautiful, right?? So tell me, what are some of your career dreams??


{images via Michael J Lee}





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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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