Share Your Style Link Party #59

Hi all of you Share Your Style party goers, so happy you are back for another Wednesday evening full of inspiration and fun. This week your host is me, Barbara from the blog 21 Rosemary Lane

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Here are a few of the recent Spring posts from 21 Rosemary Lane.

Clockwise starting from the top left.

Gotta Love Yellow in the Kitchen
2016 Spring Home Tours

Spring has most certainly sprung not only weather-wise but also in the way of creativity and what I like to call "Springspiration". There was a boat load of springspiratin shared at last week's party, so without further ado let's take a look at...
First up is a darling nightstand makeover from the blog Petticoat Junktion. Kathy used this amazing Dragonfly blue color and then added the sweetest little drawer pulls which totally wowed me. 

Last week was an amazing Spring Home Tours series of 30 different blogger homes and Decor to Adore was one of my favorite home tours. I have to say that I just fell in love with the way Laura adorns her home with color and all things Parisian. Just look at those pops of blue!

Debra from Common Ground shared this incredibly adorable garden inspired Spring Wreath filled with white washed clay pots and darling old French seed labels she found on Esty.

Just Jan Blog linked up her fabulous mantel display loaded with blooming azaleas. We won't see these wonderful flowers here until May, so it was pretty exciting to see them in bloom and adorning a mantel in March!

Chocolate Dipped Sundae Marshmallows...a few of my favorite foodie words to describe this special little treat from the blog Baby Loving Mama. Don't they look simply scrumptious?

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Easter Centerpiece

Hello everyone and Happy Easter Monday. I know this post is going out rather late today but to be honest our holiday guests just left a few short hours ago and I am trying to get myself a little bit caught up. I trust you all enjoyed a very Blessed Easter yesterday. Ours was most enjoyable. First we had brunch at my sister-in-laws home with Mr. Rosemary Lane's family. Being one of nine siblings who still all live within the state, it was quite a large gathering. Later on in the afternoon my family was up for dinner and to stay overnight. This way they all could relax without worrying about the hour drive home.

Late Saturday afternoon I decided to set the table for Easter dinner. I was at a bit of a loss for what to have as my centerpiece. Christmas is always so easy for me since I own tons upon tons of Christmas items to use in creating something special for the table. Unfortunately Easter items are much less plentiful here, however my sweet hubby did pick up a few potted plants for the weekend. So I grabbed a daffodil plant and placed it in one of my ironstone soup tureens and began to create.

Next I poked in a few of my faux pink tulips from Michael's along with some little white faux flowers I happen to have lying around. 

Decorative grass helped to hide the plastic pot and a pretty pink and white gingham ribbon was tied in a bow on each of the tureen's handles. The tureen was placed in a larger ironstone bowl which was holding a darling egg wreath.

And I was all done! Easy right???
Now that Easter Sunday is over what is in your spring plans? I really want to get outside as the weather is really beginning to become nice. The grass has turned a vibrant green almost overnight and those pesky weeds have started popping up, but it is all good since it is Spring after all!

Have a great rest of your day!!!


2016 Spring Home Tours - And Kitchen Reveal

It's here!! Finally Spring has sprung and in a big way!!! With all the warm weather we have had and the expected 70's for today, how could I not be in Spring mode? This year I also have been inspired by yellow for the spring. Not sure if it is something I have keyed into through the blogosphere or just my inner designer being pulled toward the bright sunny color, but yellow is now everywhere throughout our home! 

First I want to thank one of the sweetest and most elegant ladies of blogging, my friend Marty from the wonderful blog A Stroll Thru Life for putting together this amazing 5 day 30 blog home tours.

If you are joining me from the lovely blog Monica Wants It welcome. I hope you are enjoying today's home tours. There is a lot of inspiration to be found on these tours...I know that I have been constantly blown away by all the talent! 

If you are here for the first time let me tell you a little bit about myself and my style of decorating.
 I am a mom raising two kids, one rambunctious 11 year old boy Michael, and a 13 year old tomboy daughter Grace. I am also the wife of one big kid and avid DIYer Mr. Rosemary Lane, not to mention a mom to our two furbabies, Moe the cat and our big giant doggie Buster. Needless to say life here on Rosemary Lane is never dull. My style is pretty much "whatever I can find cheap or free" and incorporate it with things from both mine and my husband's childhood, which brings an essence of nostalgia to our home. Nothing goes to waste and everything has a purpose, which sometimes means I can end up with quite the eclectic mix. 

So without further ado...on with the tour!

First up our front entry and living room. I have played around with the entry space since we moved into our mid century cape 13 1/2 years ago. I finally found a look I liked using this second hand buffet we purchased from a neighbor who was moving out of state. The giant pitcher from Home Goods contains a bunch of lovely faux florals from Hobby Lobby. The pretty arched mirror is an inexpensive find from the Christmas Tree Shoppe last year. An old wooden shelf was placed above the mirror to display some of our favorite books. 

As you will notice as the tour goes on, I am a big fan of florals, both faux and real.

I love my swan...she was actually a thrift store find! (Her sister is on the bookshelf in the living room.)

The living room features Mr. Rosemary Lane's handywork. He built the bookshelves and created a custom fireplace mantel and surround. Last fall I took the plunge and painted the red brick of the fireplace white. No regrets!

Lots of yellow adorning the surfaces in the living room. On the mantel is a ceramic deer trio I bought for my mom as a mother's day gift over 40 years ago.

The little hutch in the living room was given to me by my sweet friend Colene a couple summers ago. She acquired it from a family member but had no place for the piece in her home, so I got a lovely gift providing me with what every home needs...extra storage!

The coffee table and end tables were yard sale casualties a number of years ago. A little sanding, some paint and Minwax and I have my somewhat matched set of living room tables.

This next room is our kitchen and I am sooooo excited about sharing it with you all. The week after Thanksgiving we started work on this space to give it a much needed update look. 

Here is what the kitchen looked like back in November...

...and here is how it looks now!

The hutch was a ReStore score last spring for only $40. A little black paint brought her up to the minute. I have to say that this hutch is one of my favorite furniture redoes.

Lots of yellow helps to brighten up the kitchen for Spring.

Right before Christmas we painted and added bead board to the kitchen walls. The color is Chelsea Gray by Benjamin Moore. I think it works really well with our honey colored cabinets. 

Again the before...

...and after. 
 I love my new light fixture over the kitchen table which happens to be another ReStore score for a mere $15.

Above the back slider is a shelf Mr. Rosemary Lane fashioned a few years ago from two drapery rod holders and a 1 X 4 inch piece of pre-painted wood from Home Depot. Now the white ceramic pieces add some drama to the shelf instead of blending in like they did before. The checked curtains are new and I did go a little over budget on them paying full price over at Country Curtains. But hey a girl has got to splurge once in a while right?

The kitchen island also received a little makeover in the way of board and batten and a fresh coat of bright white paint. (I will share more of my island with you in a later post. And for those of you who know I was asking for help in choosing new pendent lights for over the island, I did make a purchase...only now I have to wait to have them installed!)

The guest bedroom was "springified" with plenty of florals and light, breezy straw hats.

The beautiful gentleman's dressers belonged to my mother-in-law when she was a little girl. It is made of poplar and mahogany with a serpentine front. According to the antique dealer who refinished this piece it dates back to the mid 1800's. On top of the dresser is a wedding picture dating back to the late 1940's of my aunt with all of her sisters, including my mother, as bridesmaids.

A splash of yellow on the dining room table completes the tour.

I am so thrilled that you stopped by for a little visit. I truly hope you will not be a stranger and drop in on me from time to time...the door is always open!

Tomorrow is the 4th day of Marty's Spring Home Tours and it will continue starting with Jennifer from the beautiful blog Decorating Delirium. And to make sure not to miss any of the tours, here is this week's full schedule!

Monday – Mar 21
A Stroll Thru Life – Marty
Cuckoo4Design – Julia
Thrifty and Chic – Alicia
Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna

Tuesday – Mar 22
Making Home Base -Chelsea
Driven By Decor – Kris
Eleven Gables – Emily
Bliss @ Home – Kristin
Hymns & Verses – Doreen

Wednesday – Mar 23

Our Southern Home – Christy
Simple Details – Pam
Decor To Adore – Laura
Monica Wants It – Monica
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara

Thursday – Mar 24
Decorating Delirium – Jennifer
Simple Stylings – Summer
Remodelando La Casa – Cristina
Life Love Larson – Andrea
Our Fifth House -Carmel
No Minimalist Here – Sherry

Fri – Mar 25
Dimples & Tangles -Jennifer
Refresh Restyle – Debbie
Talk Of The House – Kelly
And Happy Spring!!!

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Share Your Style Link Party #58

Hi everyone!!!!!
I'm so glad you stopped by for another week of great inspiration with
Share Your Style!
I'm Des from Peeking Thru The Sunflowers and I'm your host this week.

Our other co-hosts are:

There was so much great inspiration last week, it is always hard to pick just a few!

Everyday Living shared a super sweet baby shower for her daughter.
I loved all the cute little decorations and 
the banner is just so adorable!

Two Twenty One offered great tips on growing Peonies, one of my favorite flowers.
I can't wait for my own to bloom.......

how to grow peonies

Houespitality Designs shared the most amazing antique baker's rack that she got from her friend Martha who is moving out of state.

Antique Baker's Rack - Housepitality Designs

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