Pressed Leaf Print Giveaway

September 24th, 2013

Last week I wrote about one of my favorite new finds Flat Flower Designs – an Etsy shop that specializes pressed leaf prints. I framed one and hung it on the wall to bring a touch of autumn to the living room this fall. Today the shop is giving away some of their beautiful botanical prints to four winners!

leaf print on wall

Four winners will receive their choice of a print to frame in your home. Choose from ferns or leaves, orchid blossoms, feathers, and many other blooms. Could you use a little bit more nature around the house?

art print giveaway

  Eligibility to be one of four winners of a complimentary botanical print:

1. Visit Flat Flower Designs on Etsy and pick a favorite, then name it in a comment on this blog post.

Four winners chosen at random. Giveaway ends Saturday September 28, 2013 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.


Winner: #21 Ann; #113 Julie R; #203 Chelsea W; #380 Nancy K.

Winners notified via email.



Autumn in the Living Room

September 23rd, 2013

It rained on Saturday. You know that first rain of the fall season that fills the air with a scent you wish you could bottle? The one that’s created by the raindrops falling on summer’s residue. Coupled with the sound of cars driving through puddles, it made me want to open all the windows and doors just to breathe it all in. And then to curl up with a cozy throw, a cup of coffee, and a great book.

autumn mantel centsational girl

I’m trying out a new mirror on the mantel (source below), the famous white one has been there for so many years I needed a break but I still love it so it will return next summer. This season, the look in the living room is neutral and warm, a ‘menswear meets cabinet of curiosities’ approach that includes layers of texture and wood tones.

trio of yellow candlesticks

leaves pumpkins boxes on mantel

I was inspired by a fine piece of Harris Tweed wool I found at a thrift store a few weeks ago and thought how lovely and cozy the fabric would be stitched up into pillows by the “fireside” – an arrangement of birch branches and lit candles.

candles and birch logs in fireplace


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