Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wacky Wednesday the FINAL WEEK!

This week, I have compiled a list of great decor tips from my blog readers that I would love to share with you. Please post a comment below telling me which tip is your absolute favorite and why. Of all of the comments, I will choose the most THOUGHTFUL comment and send that person a $10 gift certificate to my online shop at The Odd Sparrow. The author of the tip that receives the most votes will receive a small thank you gift from me. Below are the tips...enjoy!

1. I always had a problem with the suction cups we put on windows to display things. So this year at Christmas I found some really cool Christmas themed shower curtain hooks and the light bulb went on! Now I have all kinds of decorative shower hooks that match the rooms decor hooked onto my curtain rods to hang suncatchers etc. These are not the snap~tight hooks but the ones that are like the letter 'C' that sit over the top. And they look great too!


2. As you know I make bags, even bags you can decorate with! I have a very popular tote called a "porch pouch" and I see them all the time in magazines as decor! Check them out here:

3. Slip a Potpourri Pillowette or Pillow among your other occasional pillows, when people sit down they will be surrounded by a subtle fragrance. Use a bowl of lemon potpourri in the living room, always smells "just dusted".

PatPatricia Rose - A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

4. My favorite tip~ Use what you love!~S

5. After many years of designing and decorating for people as I have built their dream homes, my best piece of advice it so always stay true to yourself. The best home is one that reflects your personality and style and looks like a lived in and well loved home, not the taste of the designer. "One truly lives in a home that they love." My saying and belief.


6. I have a few but one that links to my site is to find a great vintage piece of furniture with good lines and structurally sound. Give it a face lift with paint, any color to match your decor. And for the shabby chic style, lightly sand the edges to distress when you are done. I have several pieces on my site if you need a photo:

7. Second, for we shabby chic lovers with boys who really can't have a white denim slipcover ( some dirt just doesn't come out, even with bleach). Throw a pretty patterned quilt over your couch for comfort and style. It won't need to be washed as much and won't show the dirt. I can supply a photo if you would like.

OK...those are your tips this week...Please vote for your favorite by indicating the tip #1-7.
Again...I will draw from among those that vote for a prize, and whoever gets the most votes among the tips will receive a thank you gift from me.

Thanks for playing Wacky Wednesday!


Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

All good tips but I think that Nancy's ..from Coeur d'alene gifts is my favorite.


Debbie said...

#5 is my favorite tip...and it is SO true! Thanks for posting all of the great tips for us. :)

Pink hugs,

Nancy said...

Those are some nice tips! I would have to choose #3. I do not like strong or foul orders anywhere in my home. The scent of clean, fresh or something from the oven is very appealing to me. I know I would just Love to see Pat's Antique house and I bet is as just as sweet as she is. Love the Lemon idea Pat!
Huggs, Nancy

Patricia said...

Well, have to say I love my idea (maily because I hate to dust), but I won last week. So I will vote for #4. Use what you love whether it's a style, a single piece or a fragrance.
Patricia Rose

Marie said...

Wow I just took a look to see who won and my comment isn't here. I don't know what happened, but I did vote for number 5 early this morning.

Beloved Creations said...

I like number 1 -- i would not have thought about shower curtain rings. I will def use them in the future.

Kimberly said...

I think I have to agree with #5. I always think this myself, and often tell my customers this, I think sometimes it's easy to say I am "this" or "that" type of style/decor. But I say, if you like it, it goes in your decor, no matter what the style. Remember you have to live there, let it be a reflection of your own style!

Susie said...

I would go with #5. Individual taste.
The Polka Dot Rose

Kim Di Maggio said...

I like them all~ can hardly resist #3 because it has to do with pillows~ love #4 (beacuse it is mine) but I vote for #5 because it rolls all the others into one~ "live in a home you love"

Cottage Collections said...

I love idea #1 - great idea Nancy.I would never have thought to do that. Now I'll be looking for new was to use pretty shower curtain hooks!

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