Sheran Steading

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Sheran Steading
The sunny South is my home. I enjoy gardening and decorating my 70's home!
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Ready for the Fourth!

I wasn’t planning on doing a Fourth of July centerpiece this year, but this great tray from Decor Steals arrived yesterday and I couldn’t resist.  Flowers from my garden.  Candles from Kohls last year.  Scattere stars and little flags I have had forever.  Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

#around the table with flowers

Just back from a perfect few days at the beach and found the milk bottle tray from Decor Steals in the mail.  I could not wait to fill it with flowers from the garden.  The long tray is also from Decor Steals.  Shells are found on the trip.  

Spring Mantle

This is not a very good picture.  I really need to figure out how to take good pictures inside.  At any rate, winter wreath was replaced with a favorite Charleston print by Marty Whaley Adams titled “”Catfish Row”.  Black lantern was replaced with three hurricanes from Decor Steals.  Green vase is one of a pair purchased in Charleston many years ago.  I love the cotton in it.  The faux fern sprout is an old Pottery Barn clearance find and the faux antler is a Christmas ornament. My grandmother’s dough bowl hangs to the left.  It is one of my treasures!

#Around the Table

This is my early spring table.  We eat most of our meals here, so I dont like lots of clutter.  Linens are from April Cornell.  I have gathered quite a few of her lovely designs through the years.  Dog and cat napkin rings were purchased early in our marriage.  Vintage tray found on Etsy.  Bowl is from our pottery collection.  Glass bubbles and golden dried pods from Pottery Barn.  Pewter cordials we have had forever.  Its a quiet, calming scene to me.

Kitchen Update

Our house was built in 1976, and when we bought it in 1993, it had never been updated AT ALL!  We spent Mother’s Day ripping out chocolate shag carpet and the next two weeks taking things down to the bones.  All that the budget would allow for the kitchen was new wallpaper and new flooring.  The cabinets were sound and the ceramic tile counters and backsplash were acceptable.  Fast forward to 2012 when a young guest at a shower I was giving declared my kitchen “retro”!  With the help of the folks at Lowe’s, we gutted the kitchen and three years later, I still love it..