Saturday, December 15, 2018
Hello everyone! I meant to have this post up sooner, but the winter storm last weekend knocked out power from Saturday night until Tuesday night and took out many trees and shrubs around the house -- not to mention the destruction all over the community here. In fact, there were tree limbs coming through the rails on the porch so we had to cut them back until we can take care of the debris, but I went ahead and shot a few photos to share.
Posted by Anita Diaz at 9:53 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018
I'm so excited to be joining this talented group of bloggers that Marty at A Stroll Thru Life has put together for the 2018 Christmas Home Tours! There have been so many gorgeous homes this week, and I'll have links to all of them at the bottom of this post. If you are coming over from Laura's beautiful home, I'm so happy to welcome you here!
Posted by Anita Diaz at 9:36 PM
Monday, November 26, 2018
Well hello everyone! I'm so excited to start the season off with a tablescape, which y'all know is what I originally started blogging, and something I love to create. I'm equally happy to be joining 24 other bloggers on the 25 Christmas Ideas tour that Angie at Postcards from the Ridge has put together including lots of great ideas for your Christmas decorating. There will be links at the end so you can visit everyone.
I love to set a pretty table, and Christmas could not be a more perfect opportunity to get all the pretty things out.
Posted by Anita Diaz at 9:08 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Y'all, I love Thanksgiving, and I love planning out every detail then enjoying the wonderful food and good company. I am so excited to not only show you my Thanksgiving table setting, but also link up with 18 other bloggers so you have tons of inspiration.
If you're coming over from visiting Laura at Meaningful Spaces, welcome, and a big thank you to Tammy At Pink Peppermint Design for hosting and putting this tour together.
Posted by Anita Diaz at 2:00 AM
Monday, November 5, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Y'all know how much I love the right candle, and I'm super picky about them, so you will understand how excited I was to find one of my childhood friends selling some very unique candles at Illuminations Vintage.
When I saw that she pours them into vintage containers, I *had* to try one, and picked up my first one over the weekend.
Posted by Anita Diaz at 6:48 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Wow, it just seems like summer wanted to hold on forever here in the mountains, which is so unusual, but finally things are cooling down enough to give us true fall-like weather.
As I've done the last two years, I got to add some fall magic throughout Balsam Mountain Preserve, so I thought I'd show y'all the Boarding House first.
Posted by Anita Diaz at 12:30 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
I never use faux flowers anymore. I just don't, and I prefer to cut anything from outside no matter what kind of weed it is😉 This time of year I always gather sourwood branches because they stay nice for several weeks in water and have the most gorgeous color, but I could not find enough for my fall tour, and the dogwood branches I used, didn't last long.
Posted by Anita Diaz at 9:50 AM
Thursday, September 13, 2018
As excited as I am to share my home tour, I cannot go without first expressing my concern for our beautiful state and those impacted by Hurricane Florence. My heart goes out to everyone in the path, and I just hope there is minimal damage and that people are prepared and have taken the necessary steps to stay safe. We expect flooding, high winds and mudslides here in the mountains over the weekend, and we hope the large trees here in the woods around the house stay upright!
Monday, September 10, 2018
Monday, September 3, 2018
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Monday, July 30, 2018
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Monday, June 25, 2018
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
I am so glad y'all are here visiting me in the mountains of western North Carolina today! I'm excited to be part of this wonderful group of bloggers that Marty has put together for her 2018 Summer Home Tours. If you are stopping by from Starfish Cottage, you'll already know just how talented all these ladies are. I'm humbled to be among them.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
I should start out by saying I've never been a fan of white cabinets for my home. I'm just not. I know that's the trend (as in everyone is doing it), and they look pretty in other people's homes, but it's not been something I wanted. I love rich, dark wood with texture and love the warmth it provides.
Posted by Anita Diaz at 8:57 AM
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Yes. I went there -- groovy, ha! I've been seriously nostalgic about my 1970s childhood lately and felt like bringing some of the warmth I remember into my home this spring, and Marty's tour was just the perfect opportunity to share that with you all. If you're coming from Alicia's beautifully serene home at Thrifty and Chic, I'm so happy to have you here. Just be prepared for a color shock😉