A Friendly Competition: Spring Wreaths

We aren’t sure why we feel the desire to create Spring Wreaths while it is still 40 degrees in Georgia but we are back at it! And, we wanted to throw a small competition into the mix – just for fun.

Georgia and Daughter have differing design styles. Georgia has a more refined, classic palette. Her style isn’t fussy formal but there are traditional elements in her home. Daughter maintains a laid back style with a transitional design aesthetic. Neither one is ‘right,’ but we appreciate and understand each others likes and dislikes.

For Georgia’s home, she created a beautiful pink tulip wreath. The wreath is simply stunning as you walk up to her front door. The two tone pink tulips pop against the all black door.

georgia & daughter: Pink Tulip Wreath

After spying Georgia’s wreath, Daughter was inspired to create a Spring Wreath for her home but she wanted something slightly more modern and fresh. She bounced her idea of a bright green wreath form with white and black accents. To say the least, Georgia was not quite sure about a color that included black for Spring but Daughter set out to prove her wrong.

And here is Daughter’s Modern Spring Wreath . . .

georgia & daughter: Modern Spring Wreath

Of course, Daughter did not care for the wreath on her ‘not so pretty purple’ front door, so she moved it inside. Ahh, much better.

georgia & daughter: Modern Spring Wreath

Who said black can’t be used for Spring? Daughter loves the color combo and the white poppies provide a very bold statement. This wreath would be very striking on a black door, hint hint! We’ll share a complete tutorial on the Modern Spring Wreath on Monday. For now, we are going to host a small competition. There are no prizes involved, just a fun game.

Are you more traditional or more modern? Vote by leaving a comment!

~georgia & daughter

50 square feet

. . . of creating, inspiring and dreaming. If you follow us on Facebook, you may have seen the recent news that we are planning something new and exciting. Well, last week we rented a small, ‘half’ booth in a local antique mall. With our friends and family’s support and encouragement, we took a leap of faith. We are starting very, very small with only 50 square feet. But we hope to fill our ‘georgia & daughter’ booth with lovely furniture, inspiring decor and handmade items.

Booth Sign

We have a large learning curve. Today, we spent several hours debating, measuring, creating the ‘backdrop’ and we still aren’t finished. But we laughed, smiled and enjoyed the time spent together. We have a few items in the booth but our goal is to have the majority of the items on display by the end of March.

Booth Sign 2

Don’t worry, we have a great idea of the brown peg board!

If you live or visit the North Georgia area, please drop in a check out the Gainesville Antique Mall and stop by our booth!

~georgia & daughter

Georgia’s Birthday Gifts

Last week we celebrated Georgia’s birthday with shopping, crafting and some tasty wine. In case you were secretly wondering, here are Georgia’s gifts from Daughter.

Any true DIYer should have this wonderful upholstery encyclopedia in their library. The instructions are clear and every step provides an illustrative photo. The book even tackles the most intimidating pieces such as a Wingback chair. You can find it at your local bookstore or Amazon.

Spruce: A Step by Step Guide to Upholstery

Next, Georgia received a custom watercolor painting of the Blue Hairs. It’s adorable and captures their spirit and personality perfectly. You’ll notice that they are relaxing on a pontoon with margaritas in hand (with their bocce set included)! The watercolor painting was purchased from Blue House Paperie on Etsy. Daughter sent several photos of the Blue Hairs and a few key points, suggestions, etc and Blue House Paperie painted this wonderful keepsake.

georgia & daughter: Blue House Paperie custom watercolor

These personalized gifts wouldn’t be for everyone but for Georgia, they represent her hobbies and dearest friends!

~georgia & daughter

Super Simple Spring Tulip Wreath

While Daughter is still soaking in the last bit of winter with her Late Winter Mantel, Georgia is enticing Spring to come extra early with this Super Simple Spring Tulip Wreath. Georgia was home bound for 4 days last week due to snow and ice. With so much time on her hands, she pulled out her crafting supplies and created this stunning wreath.

georgia & daughter: Super Simple Spring Tulip Wreath

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Things we love: Arrows

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share our new love and appreciation for all things Arrows! Not your typical cupid arrow through the heart, but more contemporary and hip. You can find the bold, graphic design in everything: children’s wares, fabric design, crafts, jewelry and the list goes on. Here are just a few modern interruptions of cupid’s love weapon.

Home Design

A gorgeous and useful jewelry holder from Lemonade Makin Mama. (Plus, we are adore the Hey Y’all artwork!)

Lemonademakinmama

Lemonade Makin Mama

A great DIY remake of the classic chevron print from Cup Half Full

Cup Half Full Arrow Art

Cup Half Full

We can see a lot of uses for this versatile, neutral fabric from Spoonflower.

Gray Arrow Fabric

Gray Arrow Fabric from Spoonflower

This completely personalized love sign from kardz kouture would be perfect in a Master bedroom.

kardz kouture

The following quilt and arrow print would look awesome in a pre-teen or teen’s bedroom. Quilt From blue elephant stitches.

Blue Elephant Stitches Arrow Quilt

Blue Elephant Stitches

Another bold arrow print from AmandaCatherineDes on Etsy.

Neon Arrows Artwork

AmandaCatherineDes

An entire nursery could be designed around this cheerful children’s quilt from Felix Fun House.

Arrow Quilt 2

Clothing & Accessories

We love the hippie vibe from our hometown designer and entrepreneur , Riley Clay Designs.

Riley Clay Designs Wild & Free

Riley Clay Designs

Event the tiniest of tots can be stylish, check out this adorable bodysuit from Vicarious Clothing

 VicariousClothing

VicariousClothing

An of course, jewelry! A perfect gift for any woman on Valentine’s Day from Layered with Love on Etsy.

Layered with Love gold arrow bracelet

Layered with Love

Happy Valentine’s Day from our hearts to ours!

~georgia & daughter