Friday, November 11, 2016

Simple, quick and new wall decor!

Last spring I started replacing the fixtures in our 1963 bathroom with chrome. I changed a couple of the lights to bubble glass shades with Edison bulbs to keep with the vintage feel of the 60's.  I've been searching for something for the small wall.   I finally came up with's got just the right amount of silvery shine while still fitting in with my distressed style...take a peek!
A distressed frame,  burlap matting & an awesome piece of shiny silver embossed scrapbook paper is all it took!!
Have a happy day,

Monday, October 17, 2016

Gifting hydrangeas...from my tree

Yesterday I put this simple basket of 
autumn hydrangeas together 
as a gift...
I had an antique round basket that I wasn't using. 
 I wrapped floral foam in burlap so you wouldn't see the green through the basket,  then I took bunches of Pegee hydrangeas that I had recently dried and just started poking them into the burlap covered foam.  
 I wanted it nice and full so ran outside and clipped a few more...take a peek!

Have a happy day,

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September in the Hudson Valley

Still summer here,
 but I LOVE September in the "burbs"!!   
Here's a few reasons why...

Have a happy day,

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Loving my late summer blooms in 
A sampling of the lovely late summer blooms I came back to here in

Have a happy day...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


I recently had the opportunity to stop in and browse at a super cool shop here on 
Long Beach Island...
Scroll through and enjoy the photos below and if you are lucky enough to be on LBI, 
go check it out for yourself!
  You won't be disappointed!!

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Have a happy day!
xo, Mariaelena

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sea Glass...a family collection

For as many years as I can remember, my family has loved to collect sea glass down the shore. 
 Her are a few ways we display 
our vast collection in the beach house.  
Take a peek...

My husband actually found this blue mason jar
about 30 years ago while clamming...
We were dating at the time and he gave me this jar as a gift....
It's still one of my favorite things he's ever given to me!!
Have a happy day,