WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

Vintage Finds

I love to display items in my home that have meaning! Old, vintage pieces handed down from my Mother and Grandmother are the best. However, every now and then I find something really eyecatching at a second hand store or shop that manages to make its way home with me. Decorating with old or vintage accessories can add charm to any room whether they are classic finds or simply vintage inspired. Accessories are an easy way to add personal flair to your home. Browsing flea-markets, auctions or antique stores are sure to turn up some fun and unique items like these ceramic birds and the old movie tickets. I am so into shades of teal, blue, green, turquoise and aqua this summer. These birds really caught my eye. I love the slight contrast between the birds and the planter. This is what insired my tablescape for this week. Stop by tomorrow for the "reveal".
While we are on the topic of reveals, I am still working on my Glamour Bath. I had a little mishap and injured my left shoulder. I thought it was getting better but I had a slight relapse. We also ran into a little electrical issue that Mr. Panache had to solve. I am hoping that we will have this little project completed by the weekend.
I may be rushing the season, but I am already in the mood for fall. I was out shopping with my Mom last week and was shocked at how many stores have Autumn and Christmas decor displayed. This year I've decided to craft a new Fall wreath for my front door. I've used the same one for about 6 years now and it's ready to be retired. I stopped by Hobby Lobby on Saturday and was inspired by all the fall floral picks and gourds! I usually start decorating for fall immediately after Labor Day. This year I may be a little late because I will holding a Life and Style by God's Design Women's Conference in Largo, Florida with my ministry partner, Melanie Dorsey. The conference is on the 11th and 12th of September. If you are in the Tampa Bay area and you would like to attend, registration is only $28 and that includes a catered lunch and take home gift. You would be most WELCOME! I would love to meet you and I am sure you would enjoy the conference. You can register by calling Patty at 727-595-2034.
Until I see you again,
Happy Decorating!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love the cute little birds and the planter is gorgeous. I so agree about the soft blue/green and aqua colors. I think they are so cool looking for the hot summer months. Hope your shoulder gets better soon. Hugs Marty

Melanie said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your finds...and the bathroom re-do, too!

Victoria Hayden said...

Love that vintage planter! I can't seem to stay away from the aquas, turquoise, blue/greens...they are my favorite! I too have been seeing fall and Christmas, and thinking...I am still trying to enjoy summer! I know it all will be here before we know it!

Have a wonderful week and hope your shoulder gets feeling better.

Hugs to you,

Blondie's Journal said...

Shades of blues and greens are so popular right now...love them. Your vintagey finds are adorable and would love to see what you do with them.

Planning for Fall? I am still loving summer too much!! :-) But that will give you a lot of time to tweak the projects!!

Hope your shoulder gets better soon!


Tammy518 said...

I'm sorry about your shoulder. I hope it starts feeling better soon.

I always start decorating for fall right after Labor Day too. Fall is my favorite season.

Can't wait to see your tablescape!


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