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Friday, July 13, 2012

Makes Me Smile :)

Do you have a spot in your home that just 

makes you smile? 

I do!

I love this spot in our apt. because it is a collection of old and new things that I put together to make a gallery wall and table vignette. I am a newly married gal, so I am always trying to find ways to decorate that will save money $$$! There's just something fun and even a little bit adventurous about searching and gathering up objects throughout your home to help create something eye catching and perfect for that certain spot!

1. I added our favorite photos from our Engagement Shoot 
(made sure to use variations in size, color, and texture for the frames)

2. Goodwill Princess House candle stick holder
 (growing up my mom had a pair of Princess House candle stick holders that as a little girl I thought were so pretty and sparkly. I randomly found a pair at Goodwill for $3.00... Score!!! 
I love them because they remind me of my mom!)

3. Picnic Basket
(I always see at Pottery Barn how they add baskets or vintage looking suitcases under tables, but the price tag for a basket or suitcase can be high! So, I improvised and put a picnic basket under instead. It is a little small, but I still think it works! Most importantly, the picnic basket was a gift from Steve while we were dating, so it holds sentimental value!)

4. Flower Print Souvenir
(found this print while on a mother-daughter trip in North Carolina at the Elizabethan Gardens. Whenever I look at it, I am reminded of our fun trip!)

5. White Trellis
(a HomeGoods find that I love because it softens and lightens up the gallery wall)

6. DIY Monogram
(inspired from Anthropolgie. All I did was find a font on the computer and printed out my last name initial on cardstock. I was excited when I found this white oval frame at Target, it helped create the exact look I had envisioned!)

I encourage you that as you decorate your home make sure to add those special and memorable objects (old and new) because it will make it so much more than just decor!

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  1. Ok, you gotta come over and help me with my bare walls!

  2. What a pretty vingette Melinda. Love your DIY monogram and how you mixed in the memorable pieces. It would make me smile too :)

  3. i love that white trellis! so cute : )

    xo SideSmile,

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  4. I love the DIY monogram. I also love the vingette Melinda! I am your newest follower! I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

  5. Cute post!
    Love the DIY monogram

  6. Amazing and cute place!


  7. I love that spot. There are so many great places in my house! xoxo

  8. I'm stopping by for a visit from Kelly's Korner today.
    You have a beautiful entryway into your home. I really love the 'H'. Thanks for sharing how you created it. We're on a very tight budget but I love to decorate so tips like yours are very helpful.
    I really enjoyed my visit to your blog. Have a wonderful week.

  9. Stopping by from Dedicated House, Wow, this would make me smile too. Love your vignette, all the different shapes and sizes, textures and colors. Really make a nice combination! I also like you engagement photo, that brings memories to your vignette! Very pretty! My fingers and toes are crossed you’ll share your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – sharing is a good thing!

  10. You did a great job with your wall gallery. I especially love the desk below!!
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

  11. So very pretty! Nicely done! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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