Greetings from CHI-BERIA. Before my husband and I got married, we talked about where we would live if opportunities arose… 22 year old me who never had lived outside of Alabama said, “I’ll live anywhere. Except where it snows.” hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Funny how things turned out. Almost half of our twenty two years of marriage have been spent living in Utah, Colorado, Connecticut, Canada and now […]
Four score and seven years ago, we bought an old farmhouse. It dates somewhere in the loose vicinity of the civil war. Okay, so it was purchased more like two years ago not 87…but you’ll get my Gettysburg Address reference in a sec. Pertinent Background info: we have moved 14 times in 20 years and purchased and sold many, many homes. My husband and I […]
Most homes have that room. You know the one. Oddly shaped, huge honking plaster fireplace. Too little wall space, too many windows and doors. Or maybe it’s just me? Our family room is mission impossible. The fact that we have a 7,000 foot long leather sectional doesn’t help matters much. But we’re not moving anytime soon (I hate to even utter those words…they always come […]
Wow you guys. Thanks so much for the sweet comments and facebook and pinterest love! As promised, I’m back today with the details. I’ll try my best to remember everything but if I leave something out, just ask in the comments. Okay…the details. You know the expression, “The devil is in the details” meaning the details are the hard part? The details are my favorite […]
Just sharing photos today…details are coming tomorrow!
tap tap tap… is thing thing on??? Boy did I have a nice, long blog break! Thank you for all the nice messages and emails making sure I’m okay. I’m A-Ok. Excited for a new year…I love fresh starts. Speaking of fresh, I’ve been refreshing our kitchen adding touches of white, silver, grey, and some shimmery mercury glass. I found this antique trunk at my friend’s […]
Decorating the new-to-me writing desk in all things horsey sure was fun. I know, I know. I usually don’t love themes either, but what’s the fun of living in a farmhouse without a few “farmy” touches? While in Target a few weeks ago, I fell in love with these framed ribbons. I’ve had this oil painting for a long while and thought he looked at […]
One of my favorite vignettes is located in our powder room. It occurred to me that I’ve never shared photos. The french pine cabinet is from the 1800′s and was an estate sale find from last year. I loved it at the sale, but when I got it home I realized it was super short and I didn’t have a spot for it. So it […]
With cooler temperatures making their way to the midwest, it’s time to create the annual “hot beverage station.” Here’s last year’s version… And the year before… This year I’m getting an earlier start so it needed to have a fall vibe. I kept it super simple using things I already had on hand. Cheers to you on this wonderful Wednesday. My baby is coming home […]
Hi Everybody! Hope you are doing well. School started here last week and we went from 0 to 60 and haven’t stopped since. Josh made his high school golf team and is very busy with practices and tournaments. Hannah made the middle school basketball team and they practice 5-6 days a week! My taxi service is up and running! I started school the same day […]
Welcome to Maple & Magnolia. The place where I share my passion for decorating, thrifting, antiquing, diy projects and furniture restoration.
Stick around as I share the transformation of our 150 year old Illinois farmhouse and guest cottage into a home that is "uniquely us." Kick off your shoes and stay a while!