Friday, September 30, 2011

this & this

Use this vintage saltine cracker tin from the shop...
Vintage Nabisco Premium Saltine Cracker Tin - Light Blue LidVintage Nabisco Premium Saltine Cracker Tin - Light Blue Lid achieve this inspiring look by ashleyannphotography.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

interpretative art

Since implementing my gallery wall ledges, I've been thinking about creative ways to add art without spending a lot of money.

I realize that art is interpretative, so anything that I consider striking and beautiful can be art.
Like, a quote out of a magazine.

All I had to do was cut it out, paste it on a fun background, and frame it.

It fits in so nicely on the gallery ledge.

Another easy idea if you're looking to add art is to frame a special card - like I did in my bedroom collage.

Then, when I wanted to add some sort of art to my fall mantle, I decided to shop within my own house and see what I could come up with.
These two lovely chair frames were 50 cent yard sale finds that I had tucked away. The lady who sold them to me also offered me the peach bears that sit in those chairs - Thanks, but no thanks.

The metal chairs were pretty easy to remove and then I rummaged through my seasonal potpourri and dug out these funny, shrunken pumpkins. A little hot glue and I had some fall art on my hands.
Those antique petrified keys are one of my dad's many metal-detecting finds. I stuck a few pins in the backing of an old frame and hung them - i just love the way they look.

How do you add affordable art to your house?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

seafoam & mustard

This color combo has been stalking me, I swear.  
But it's so vintage-y and delicious that I don't mind.

Proof positive - check out all these vintage goodies that found me this weekend:

All this seafoam and mustard loveliness is for sale in the shop.
Don't forget - public followers get a discount!

Monday, September 26, 2011

first-day-of-fall outfit

Remember when I was reminiscing about choosing a first-day-of-school outfit?
Since that is no longer an option, I thought about choosing a first-day-of-fall outfit instead.

I thought about wearing this - but it was still too warm for tights and a scarf.

I thought about wearing this - but my seafoam green gingham shirt was dirty.

So I opted for a similar version of this, but I ditched the vest.

For my first day of fall outfit, I went for a simple, classic look. 
This is the vintage plaid shirt I was telling you about.

I'm kinda obsessed with it.

Plaid shirt - thrifted, jeans - old navy, booties - last year's Target clearance, watch - yard sale, nail color - tauped by sonia kashuk 

Pretty plaid and black booties - my fall wardrobe staples.

What do you consider your fall wardrobe staples?

Friday, September 23, 2011

reader spotlight

I absolutely love to hear from the people who read my blog!
It totally makes my day.

I love it even more when people actually use ideas/make projects they've seen on my blog.
Check out the gorgeous belt that Megan made!

She was inspired by the diy flower belt post:

And here, Abbi, added some cute purple flair to her plain flats.

She was inspired by the anthro knock-offs post:

Have you completed a project that you saw on honeysuckle? Would you like to be featured in another reader spotlight? Please email me at:

Half the fun of writing a blog is the community and interaction with people.
So, if you comment regularly, thank you.
If you wrote me a supportive email, thank you.
If you sought me out on facebook and wrote me a sweet message, thank you.
If you saw me in person and gave me an encouraging word, thank you.

Thank you, dear readers.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

this & this

Snag this vintage owl lantern from the shop...

to acheieve this Pottery Barn look for less.
(It's apparently already sold out online!)
Owl Shaped Lantern

Check out the blog page for info & discounts!

Update: Sorry, he's SOLD.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

decorating for fall

I've officially changed my living room decor for fall. And I love it. Plaid, pumpkins, pukey yellow. I love it all.

I also love updating my mantle with the seasons - it's really the only spot in the house that gets a full seasonal change. (You can see some of my previous mantle transitions.) I think this is a great new home for my book wreath, since the plate wall bumped him out of his spot.

The coffee table decor gets a bit of a switch-up too. This deer and her baby come out at fall and stay all the way through Christmas. psst - I have a similar reindeer for sale in the shop if you're looking.  SOLD

I had become so accustomed to seeing the moss letter G on the front door, I couldn't bear to give the concept up just yet - so I decided to do a yarn wrapped G for fall. 

And, of course, the best part* of fall decor - a candycorn candy bowl.  
*Give me a week and I'll be singing a different tune. Every year, I buy candy corn the second it hits the shelves and then I eat so much of it that I make myself sick of it.

What's your favorite part of fall decor? Do you go all out or just decorate a few spots?

Shared at: Kevin & Layla’s mantel party, The DIY Showoff

Monday, September 19, 2011

Big News: Etsy Store Grand Opening!

The time has finally come, people! I've started an etsy shop for my vintage finds:

Honeysuckle Finds is now open!

I've loved the hunt for a good treasure ever since I can remember. My style has evolved over the years and I've developed a love of vintage items and home decor. In an effort to not find myself on an episode of Hoaders, I've decided to start selling vintage goodies that I find and fall in love with but can't manage to keep!

Here's a glimpse at what you'll find so far:

I only have a handful of items so far - but I have lots of fun finds for fall! My plan is to add new items all the time, so be sure to check back often! 
I offer competitive prices and low shipping costs - annnnd I am offering a 10% discount to all public honeysuckle followers - just use the discount code honeysuckle! If you're not a follower - please click the "Join This Site" link located under the Followers category in the right hand column!

So, browse around, favorite some items, spread the word to your vintage-loving friends, or pick up a new goodie for yourself!

Thank you for your support!

Coming soon:

Friday, September 16, 2011

favorite photos

After sharing our bedroom collage wall yesterday, I got nostalgic about the airplane photoshoot we did with my dear friend Allison of Allison Elizabeth Photography
I can't believe these photos were taken 2 years ago!
If you take a look at her website, her talent is obvious. She takes creative, artistic photographs and chooses fabulous scenery. Two years ago she was still at the beginning of her career and had an inclination to take photographs with a small prop plane. We were just lucky enough to be asked to be her models. And to know someone with connections at the airport - thanks, Shannon.
Josh was so adorably nervous, but we agreed.

I will cherish these photos always.

Allison is based out of Greenville, SC, but is open to travel - so, if you need a photographer, she comes highly recommended. 
She is not only a wonderful photographer, but she is a wonderful friend and I couldn't be more proud of her success. 

p.s. does anyone else miss my blonde hair? sigh.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

collage wall: making it personal

Since yesterday I shared a new element to our room that makes me smile, I thought today I'd share an old element of our room that continues to evolve and make me smile - the collage wall.

Here's what it originally started as when we added our mirrored door in March.

And here's what it grew into over time.

It was fun to add personalized elements to make it all our own.

Here's the story behind some of the elements I added:
 -you can see here that I hung our commemorative wedding certificate using washi tape - I decided it was too beautiful to be kept in a box somewhere. It also helps to ensure that Josh never forgets our anniversary. :)

-A photobooth strip from our friends' wedding that just shows our personality - hung, using a fabric covered tack I made.
-The framed bride and groom is actually a save the date we received for a friend's wedding. It was too beautiful to throw away, so I framed it.

-When I made the Virginia map with a heart over Lynchburg for Baby Ana's nursery, I also made one for myself. A perfect addition to the wall because it's where we met and fell in love.
-Beside that is a favorite photo of Josh and I from our first year of dating. It's hung with rick rack and the flower holding it up is actually an old earring.

- I still love the silhouettes I made back in February - they were one of the first elements to the collage wall.
- After making my scrabble magnets, I realized the game was shot, so I took one of the game piece holders, painted it, and made it into a shelf to hold the word forever. It is held up by mounting tape.
- The 'i love you because' is a pinterest-inspired project. It's a fun, interactive piece to the wall because Josh and I use it to write fun things to each other. Today it says "i love you because you make a mean PB&J" - I wrote that after Josh lovingly packed me a lunch for work.

This canvas is an art print designed by yours truly. It's filled with fun things to do and ways to show love. 

-The tagline "behind every great love is a great story" is a cutout from The Notebook poster I had in college.
-The vintage floral print is a favorite thrift store find {$1}.
-The gilded gold frame is a yard sale find {$.50} and serves to frame one of our favorite photos taken by the talented Allison Elizabeth Photography.

So there you have it. 

How do you make your bedroom personal?

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