a peek inside

Yesterday our neighbor came over with a big basket of fresh veggies.
I love her already.
And since many have asked for a few pictures around the house … here you go.
the lime and orange tree!
these tropical flowers from our backyard.
This is an old mirror i spray painted design master’s robins egg blue, then took the mirror out and replaced it with kitchen twine (fastened with a glue gun), and a few of my favorite things are pinned up now.
this was a fail of a project for me.  we purchased this poster from the kunstmuseum in basel, brought it home … but it got a bit worse for the wear.  We applied it with modge podge to MDF. 
 both ideas were from Holly at Nothing But Bonfires (a MUST read).
The pretty pom tassles are from Over the Moon Handmade!
i painted this old suitcase i had from college – that i had previously painted that summer at my aunts house in louisiana.  the globe is from pottery barn.  the keys are from a swiss flea market, as are the three books standing upright.  I had to sneak the books home with me in 2010, JB about had a fit that I was bringing them home!  (:  
 The other books I have on there are: 1000 things to see before you die which was a gift from cami, a girls guide to hunting and fishing which i picked up at goodwill (read the paper back version… not very good) and I married Adventure which Bettina gave me when i left swissyland.  I have a ridiculous number of books but these are my current faves to see everyday.
I love filling my home with beautiful things that remind me of times and special people in my life.  i love mixing old and new things.  But mostly old.  
And you?  Are you more modern or vintage or preppy? or?

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  • Reply Megan

    was sorta hoping to see your love cave…but this will do for now.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    love the mirror and the suitcase. I am not a design person…but if I do get into it at all – I would prefer very modern. Clean, Simple and a lot of black and white and grey.

    xoxo from Trinidad

    November 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Petchie

    I love the mirror it looks so pretty! I really love the color too!


    November 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    Definitely more vintage, but I love throwing in a modern piece here and there…just to spice things up!

    November 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Ugly Duckling

    Oooh just from a sneek peek it seems like your house is very pretty. Lots of vintage feel stuff, I love it!

    You have pretty flowers in your garden too!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x


    November 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Shannon :: The Scribble Pad

    Lovely little snippets Sarah. As for my house style, I have no idea what to call it. But I know what I like when I see it. Sort of naurtica/pottery barn/crate and barrel/vintage/min century mod/pottery barn/lived in/comfy…something.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply hrck the herald

    Love your space! The colors in this post are so happy and soothing.

    My style is a little schizophrenic. I like unified looks, but I'd be equally happy living in a very sleek/modern house as a cozy/vintage-y one.

    November 28, 2011 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Chelsea Coleen

    i want to see your cave too. because i know it will be gorgeous just like yall! and i am in love with the white suitcase!!

    November 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    was sort of hoping for another make-up tutorial…but this will do for now.

    (this would be better directly under megan's comment but whatevs)

    November 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    I'm a vintage girl – however that's only been the case over the last few years. Vintage is growing on me more and more everyday. I absolutely adore it now!

    November 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    oooo sneak peek!! what a teases 😉 how sweet of your neighbor to bring you vegetables! I would call my house style cozy and comfortable with a mix of modern/rustic =) i'll have to post pictures soon =)

    November 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply christin

    Ah, I love it! So sweet. My mom's neighbors always bring us veggies and I miss that so much.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    I love mixing things…I have a lot of items from the 40's and 50's (chairs, tables and suitcases) that were given to us by family. I think every room in our house is a mix of both new and old.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Wow you did such a lovely job on everything! I have a light blue vintage suite case that I kind want to paint, but at the same time I feel so guilty doing it!

    – Sarah

    November 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Mamanona

    Where is THE typewriter?

    November 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm
  • Reply Alex

    I've said it once, and I'll say it again: you have such fabulous taste!!

    November 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Ash

    I love this- I can totally see how your personality comes out in your decor (: as for me, I'd say I'm a modern, eclectic, vintage-y sort of gal.. if that all makes sense.. (:

    November 28, 2011 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Tucker

    @mamanona – it's here! i could never leave it behind (:

    November 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Ana

    Love the mirror and the suitcase! Really pretty! And how nice of your neighbor to bring you veggies!

    November 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    The suitcase and mirror frame are gorgeous!

    November 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Jacqlyn

    What a nice gesture to bring over veggies! I have been wanting to bake something for our neighbors who are over the age of 80 and so sweet. I just need to put my talk into action (:

    November 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Liesl

    How sweet of your neighbor…love it! I'll have to check out the "1000 things to see before you die" book…sounds lovely, especially since I'm starting to check things off my bucket list!

    Liesl 🙂

    November 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply K

    your neighbor is awesome! looks like you'll have a sweet setup when it comes to fresh veggies. also love the book collection! thanks for the recommendation!

    November 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    The mirror looks so pretty, lovely color. It's very nice of your neighbor to bring over the veggies!

    November 29, 2011 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Marshall

    beautiful.. you are so creative!
    and florida oranges and limes.. makes me want to go visit my Gram (she lives in Coconut Creek!)

    Happy belated Thanks, Sadie love!

    November 29, 2011 at 12:43 am
  • Reply Emily Baker

    loving the mirror getup!!! GREAT freakin' idea!

    November 29, 2011 at 12:55 am
  • Reply yours truly, melissa

    I love mixing old with new too!

    A neighbor that brings over fresh veggies is a bonus.

    November 29, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Ah, the colors of those vegetables and plants are so lush… and your home is exactly as I imagined it would be. So soft and inviting!

    November 29, 2011 at 3:01 am
  • Reply Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex"

    What nice neighbors! I love it when I get fresh garden fruit! 🙂 Cute pics of the house! Things are looking fabulous!

    November 29, 2011 at 4:44 am
  • Reply Lottie

    I love decorating my flat too and it is totally changing all the time…well all the bits and pieces are as we can't paint the walls or put in nails or anything as we are renting.But when we eventually can it will be even better!

    And I think my taste changes all the time. The only thing that is constant is having things around me that mean something to me.

    Can't wait to see more of your home!

    November 29, 2011 at 10:54 am
  • Reply brittany

    your flower photos are to die for, sarah!! so gorgeous. and i spy a little something from moi in your painted ex-mirror hangy display 😉 yaaay! come to think of it, i have a big ole mirror with broken glass, i should do somethin like that.

    November 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    the flowers are amazing! so is the suitcase! and I am more the vintage type of person at the moment, normally mixed with modern things 🙂 xox

    November 29, 2011 at 11:15 pm
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