Friday, November 14, 2014

Lindsay Letters Holiday Collection

Happy Friday all! I don't know about you, but I am ready for the weekend. I'm ready to get my house prepared, cleaned, and organized for some Christmas decorating.  Only 14 more days until I can start decorating, and I already have everything decorated in my head, or so I think.

Today, I wanted to share some more great Christmas decorating inspiration.  Have you guys heard of Lindsay Letters?  It is a lovely shop with art prints, canvases, gifts, and a lot of other goodies.  I love her work; it is beautiful and has meaning.  I used her wedding vows print at our wedding, the Come Thou Fount print hangs in our living room, and her Unity print hangs in our bathroom, you get the idea.  I like her work, A LOT.  Lindsay just recently released her holiday collection and let me tell you, it's amazing.  I want them all.  They are beautiful, different, and meaningful! I'll let you take a look for yourself.

Long Expected Jesus Canvas

O Holy Night Canvas

Buddy the Elf Quote

Do Not Be Afraid! Canvas

#idhtbptbb Canvas

O Night Divine

These pieces are just my favorites; she has a lot more to offer in her shop!  I love that her work reflects the true meaning of Christmas in a really beautiful way. For a more affordable versions of her work, she offers a lot of her canvases in print format.    Run, don't walk over to her shop and check out the rest of her holiday collection.  

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kitchen Seating Plans

Hello everyone! Today I want to chat about our kitchen seating.  Our current seating situation is not ideal.  Right now, we only have two seats and since entertaining is becoming a thing around the Campbell household, we need some more seating space. That way people don't have to eat in the living room, on our couch (cringe).  In order for us to create a home that functions a little better, I needed a solution that would provide more seating and storage.  Here is what we are currently working with:

Don't mind the current lack of table decor or the iPhone photos, trying to keep it real here, guys. ;)

See what I'm saying not really a lot of seats, and some random mismatched chairs. The kitchen truly is the heart of our home, and we are desperate in need of a place for family and friends to gather.  So we are going to be building a banquette, this will create a warm place for people to gather and also provide more seating.  An added benefit to a banquette is the extra storage, which we need, you can drawers or have a hinged top. Here are some great examples of banquette seating.  



L shaped banquette bench for corner of kitchen. Paint white and and distress to match shelf hanging above.

Very sweet little diy nook area... great for a game room or family room too!   Product info: Chandelier-Shades of Light, Pillows- Villas Pillows    Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Uncertain Gray  with Pure White trim

I love how cozy this makes a kitchen look, it also frees you to change things up with cushions or throw pillows, for each season or when you need a switch. I want to keep our square table, I ate at it growing up and I'm a sucker for having things that have meaning in our home.  I would like to paint it with gray chalk paint with white legs; I need to see what all the rage is about chalk paint.  I would also like to add two matching chairs for the ends of the table, to add even more seating.  I love these Windsor dining chairs from Target.

The arrows show where we would like to build the benches.  I am hoping this will provide us with more seating and give us a little more storage space, for things we don't use as often in the kitchen.

Do you like banquettes? What are something other options that provide seating and storage?