Thursday, June 17, 2010

[ homespun happiness ]

THERE'S SOMETHING so charming about adding little handmade touches of decor to a home. They add such vintage personality and bring back memories of crafts we used to do when we were little.

This is such a cute vignette - I love the artwork, the tiny bunting/pennant string, the patchwork throw, coordinating pillows and the handmade doll. So homey. I think my grandmother's sofa was covered in that same fabric!

How cute are these granny square stool covers? I remember learning how to crochet granny squares when I was little - I wonder if I still know how...

This pretty paper bunting would be so easy to make by painting pages from an old book and accordian-folding tissue paper strips into flowers. Just fold strips, tie up one end tightly with string, puff them out and tie to a ribbon or string. So pretty for a party.

Personalized square bunting is cute strung up on the mirror and a little pink rosette adorns a plain white pillow.  I also love how the vintage poster is so simply displayed.

lisa

[pics: by fryd]

13 comments:

Frau said...

Love the little doll and grandma crochet doilies..brings back memories!

Sherry said...

Your vignettes are sweet indeed. I still have the afghans my grandma crocheted for me from granny squares.

xoSherry

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Those stools are brilliant! I love a touch of handmade! xx

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love homey touches like this! Our kitchen is pretty modern, but I have an antique rocking chair with a quilt in it, and it really adds a nice, warm touch!

Stunning said...

I am all about the bunting and little flag hangings... super cute!

Razmataz said...

I love granny squares and think that is a wonderful way to use all those old treasures.

maureencracknell said...

I just discovered those granny square covered stools by wood & wool stool on flickr --- I was immediately drawn to them.

April said...

I'm loving the bunting - seriously has me thinking about making it.

the red bungalow said...

I adore that patchwork throw...thinking maybe that is a project I could do with fabric my mom sent to me. :)

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Privet and Holly said...

Lisa, you truly have an eye for what is beautiful....just like your blog name hints at! Banners do make a party seem more festive, yet I wouldn't have thought of making one. We have one we pull out for birthdays, but homemade is always better! Thank you for the lovely comments about my daughter's upcoming experience at art college. We are very happy to support her love of art and glad she has such focus! xx Suzanne

Dallas Shaw said...

iv been obsessing over the stools for about a year- you reminded me I need to post soon
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Sweet Harvey said...

These all look so cozy and fun. I really need to be better about the decor in my home.

Knotted Nest said...

Agreed! I love splashes of handmade crafts among more contemporary items. Great post! ps- those stools may have inspired me to start crocheting again : )

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