Things we love: Scalloped Edges

We are loving this cooler Georgia weather! In the mountains, the morning low was around 60 degrees today and it’s mid-July. We are taking advantage  — gardening, painting furniture, al fresco dining, and DIYing until our hearts content!

This past weekend, we went mission shopping. We each had a long list of items and we methodically checked off each one.  Luckily, we were able to find almost everything we needed — fabric, pillows, lampshades, art frames, etc. A long, successful day!

While Georgia was purchasing some crazy gorgeous pillows from Pottery Barn Outlet, Daughter picked up the new PB Teen catalog. Later that night, Daughter soaked in the delightful weather and sipped her favorite wine on the back deck. She browsed the PB Teen catalog and page after page, she kept noticing one thing: Scalloped Edges!

And it reminded her of the DIY Thrift Store Bulletin Board that she completed for Georgia’s home office. The frame was only $8 and with a little TLC, the entire project cost about $25. Compare that to the Potterybarn’s price of $200!

georgia & daughter: DIY Scallop Edge Bulletin Board

In case you need a history lesson today, the definition of Scalloped is to edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections. The curved projections can be seen on live, free-swimming marine mollusks, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern. Otherwise known as Scallops. (Free Dictionary). Case in point – see the photo below.

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We still LOVE scalloped edges and we’ve rounded up (pun intended!) a few of our favorite finds:

Grace Happens Scallop CurtainsScallop curtains by Grace Happens

PB Teen Scallop Statement PinboardPB Teen Scallop Statement Pinboard

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Yellow Scallop Edge Quilt

PB Teen Scallop Gold Leaf MirrorPB Teen Scallop Gold Leaf Mirror

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Crane & Canopy Coral Scalloped Embroidered Sheet Set

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Martha Stewart Collection Scalloped Cake Stand

PB Teen The Emily + Meritt Scallop Statement Pinboard

PB Teen The Emily + Meritt Scallop Statement Pinboard

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Scallop Headboard featured in Better Homes & Gardens

Scalloped edges can be used in every design aesthetics – traditional, country, or modern. They are versatile and give character to any piece. We love both regular scalloped edges such as the curtains or sheet set shown above or the more updated, inverted scalloped edge shown on the Potterybard Teen’s pinboards.

Do you have any scalloped edging in your home?

~georgia & daughter

Our 100th Episode!

Yah! We’re celebrating our 100th post today!

We started this journey in May 2013 and had one simple goal: to share our passion and love for the DIY lifestyle. It’s been an amazing experience and we couldn’t have gotten this far without the support of our family, friends and our readers! So THANK YOU!

In honor of our 100th post, we wanted to share our favorite projects from the past year.

Georgia’s Favorite Projects

Georgia knew exactly what projects to select. She chose her favorites based on emotional impact and the story behind the pieces.

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1. American Pallet Flag – Georgia loved this flag from the moment we put it the pallet wood together. She has since moved the pallet flag from the dock to her yard fence to greet her country neighbors.

2. Spring Tulip Wreath – The bright tulips were a fresh welcome after a long, harsh winter. This simple tutorial is one of Georgia’s favorites to date.

3. Beautiful but Flawed Dresser – Georgia has always had a soft spot in her heart for this little dresser. She had to convince Daughter to purchase it at an auction and painted in Georgia’s signature color.

4. Made in the U.S.A. Series – Georgia continues to support local artists and craftsmen. She couldn’t pick just her favorite so she picked the entire series. Catnaps & CartwheelsPainted Expressions – Made in the U.S.A Christmas Gifts Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

5. Department Store Cabinet – Georgia latest ‘investment’ piece. It was a larger project than we would normally take on but Georgia fell hard for this guy. She gave it hours of devotion. It really was a diamond in the rough.

 

Daughter’s Favorite Projects

By no means do these four post encompass Daughter’s love for each and every project, but these stand out most. PicMonkey Collage - Daughter

1. Canvas Christmas Gifts – Daughter made these super simple Christmas gifts for her annual Reindeer Romp holiday party. The small canvases were so well received that it made the top 4! These little guys will now be her go-to gift!

2. The Journey of Sign – Coke & KSU – What can Daughter say about this project? It was challenging, thrilling and it came together perfectly! It still is the highlight of her year.

3. DIY Charging Station – A relatively new project, the DIY Charging Station has done more than look pretty in the foyer. It is live-changing! How can you not adore a project that serves both form and function?

4. Late Winter Mantel – Daughter had a vision for this mantel – simple, neutral and textured. Daughter’s husband was extremely skeptical about the newspaper wreath, but he grew so fond of the piece that he made Daughter keep it in the dining room all year round!

 

Readers’ Favorite Projects

From Facebook, blog comments and Pinterest, these projects were the most talked about of the 100!

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1. The Simplest Lampshade Re-Do – This is our second-highest pinned photo on Pinterest! We can understand why – no sew, scrap fabric and it’s fun!

2. Collegiate Burlap Garden Flags – The Crafting Crew did an amazing job on this project. We love visiting their homes and seeing their flags displayed! For the entire tutorial, see this post.

3. DIY Photo Canvas – The DIY Photo Canvas was our very first post on georgia & daughter! To this day, we still receive comments and requests for this project. Love!

4. One Yard Infinity Scarf – Who knew this project would be our top pin on Pinterest? This tells us we need to do more sewing projects!

5. Pretty in Pink – We received such positive feedback on this pink set that we had to include it in our Readers’ Favorite Post. It’s simply darling.

 

Again, thank you for following us for the past year! We will keep crafting, painting, DIYing and decorating as long as you are still there!

Here’s to a 100 more!

~georgia & daughter

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!)

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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