September 2014 - Dimples and Tangles


Well, hello there!  I'm so excited for you all to join me today.

I'm thrilled to be participating in the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours again.  Whenever Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Company calls, I answer!  Lindsay, thank you so much for all of your hard work organizing this tour.  Many, many readers are reaping the benefits and finding loads of inspiration because of all of your hard work!

If you've just come over from Jen Rizzo, wasn't her tour a treat? 

I just think her kitchen and home are one of the most charming ones around.  So if you're new, Welcome!

I'm a little heavy on the photos today, but I hope you'll grab a warm drink, relax, enjoy the tour and find a few things to inspire you.  I shared Part 1 of my Fall Tour a few days ago, and I'd love for you to check out a few other areas of my home.

Last year for the Modern and Fresh Fall Tour, I used a lot of my favorite green mixed in with my Fall Decor.  The pop of color was fun, but this year I wanted things to be a bit more relaxed, calm, and cozy.  

I shared my entry for the BSHT: Favorite Room Edition last month, and had fun switching up the accessories on the dresser for Fall.

I changed out the lamps and decided that my huge brass deer (Craigslist) needed to live here for the Fall. 

Remember that coat I cut up to make my fur ottomans?  I had one sleeve left, and it made a nice base for this vignette.  The pom pom tie from the coat is also wrapped around the big guy's neck.

I chose mainly warm earth tones and metallics, along with my ever-present black and white as a base.  I couldn't resist adding some color here and there, though, and also wanted to add in a few hints of plaid since it is so popular this fall.

I frequently get questions about my leopard pillows.  I made them with fabric from Hobby Lobby.  It's not on their website anymore, but it's still available in my local store, so it might be in yours, too.

OK, I've been dying to show you the mantle.  I think it's one of my favorites ever!  

Last week after Pam's post, I realized that somehow I've accumulated 5 busts.  SO, I figured they all needed to hang out together!

I used Krylon's Pimento spray paint on all of them, and then gave them a light dusting of copper spray paint for some variation.   The "artwork" is a poster that we bought at the State Fair a few years ago and it usually hangs in the Laundry Room.  It's the Lord's Prayer, and is illustrated with the 10 Commandments around the edges.  I love the vintage look and the colors, and it's probably what inspired my whole look for Fall this year.  

I looked through my accessories and found something to dress everyone up.  The patch (a la The Nester) is just fabric hot glued to a piece of elastic, and the fur collar is from that very same coat that I cut up...I got a lot of mileage out of that $12 thrift store find!

We moved the love seat to the Office and made a little sitting area in this corner with my new chairs.  If you follow me on Instagram, remember all of those lovely sticks from my neighbor's trimmed tree?  Here's where a few of them landed.  I still have a plan for a lot more of them...stay tuned over the next few weeks.

A few more living room table tops... I kept them very simple with apothecaries full of acorns and pinecones and containers full of clippings from my flower bed.

I think this little guy is just fun, I like putting him out in the Fall.

I kept the Dining Room simple also, with some clipped sunflowers from a near-by field.  

And did you think we'd get through this tour without a disco ball?  If so, you don't know me at all.  ;)

I wanted to use the candle holders but didn't feel like using candles, so these were the first thing that caught my eye.  

Here's my kitchen table and a few more shots from the first half of my tour (see more here).  

Lastly, I recently fluffed up our back patio so it would be ready for the cool evenings of the season (it's on Part 1 of my tour, also).  We've enjoyed being out there every night since!

Now, please head over to Desert Domicile for the next tour!  

Caitlin just finished an unbelievable project for a DIY Challenge project with the Home Depot, and I can't wait to see her fall tour.  And if you've missed some of the other tours this week, here's all the links so you can catch up.





Jones Design Company
Jen Rizzo
Dimples and Tangles - Thanks for coming!
Desert Domicile
Tatertots and Jello
Retro Ranch Reno
Eleven Gables
Sarah M. Dorsey Designs
This, That, and Life

Thank you SO much for being here today!

Linking up with:  Just A Girl and Her Blog

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Well, here we are.  Another month has come and almost gone!  What have you been up to this month?  We can't wait to see!

I just realized that I chose another furniture makeover this month- like I did last month!  And... it's another stool!  My quick bathroom vanity bench re-do was my favorite project this month.

My co-hosts were busy bees this month!

Kris added a huge punch of personality to the backs of her chairs by embellishing a simple piece of fabric.  Now those chairs make a beautiful statement as soon as one enters the room!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor

Lisa gave us an excellent tutorial for using wax paper and your computer printer to transfer graphics.  I tell you, this gal is one smart cookie!

Lisa @ Shine your Light 
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Pam had a few spare hours and transformed her bathroom into a sophisticated, moody space with a new coat of paint.  You'll have to click over and see her new towel holder...I think it's my favorite thing in the room!

Pam @ Simple Details
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So, we want to know...what have you been up to this month?  Link up your best project from September You only need to link up on one blog, and your post will show up on all four blogs.  

And don't forget, even if you aren't a blogger you can still participate.  Just post a photo on Instagram and be sure to tag at least one of the hosts and use the hashtag #bestofthenestparty.

There are just a few guidelines to remember...
*Link to your specific post, not your home page.
*Please make sure that your project is from THIS month (September).
*Only ONE link per person!
*Please link back to one of the hosts in your post.  Only those with a link will be considered for a feature!  You may include a text link or use the button below. PRETTY PLEASE...EVERY MONTH THERE ARE LINKS WE WOULD LIKE TO FEATURE, BUT THERE IS NO LINK BACK.  SORRY!
*Spread some comment love - please visit and comment on at least two other links in the party.

Pssst... I'll be posting the second part of my home for the Blogger Stylin' Home Tours in a few hours.  I'd love for you to come back and check it out!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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Hi there, I'm so happy you're here today for the first part of my Fall Tour!

I'm honored to be a part of this great group of ladies sharing their tours this week, and owe a big thank you to Sonya from At Home with the Barkers and Melissa from Daisy Mae Belle for organizing the Welcome Fall Home Tour.  So if you're new to Dimples and Tangles today, Welcome!  And to all my old friends, I'm glad you're here today, too, I've been excited to share with you.

So, let's start at the beginning, shall we?

I can never bear to remove my ferns when it's time for Fall, so I just add some color around them.  I love this longer, thinner leaf variety of croton, and you want to know a secret?

DIY Black and White Striped Pots here

I didn't even plant them!  I just dropped the pot in the urn and filled the edges with pinecones to disguise the plastic pot.  Easy and done, and since they're tropicals I can quickly pull them inside if the temperature ever drops too low at night.

There is a hedge apple tree right across the street from our neighborhood that I stalk every year when they start falling to the ground.  Love the pop of bright green!

Now, you've made it through the Entry, so please come back to one of my favorite rooms, our Breakfast Nook.

Botanical Gallery Wall details here

Setting tables is one of my favorite projects to do.  I very rarely purchase anything for my tablescapes, I just shop the house and gather up a variety of objects.  

I've had a collection of Bordallo Pinheiro (green) pieces for years.  I usually pick them up at Ross, TJ Maxx, or even Tuesday Morning, and I've used them for almost every season.

This time I mixed the Bordallo with my Friendly Village plates, some vintage cane-edged ironstone dessert plates, and gold flatware that I picked up from the after Christmas clearance at Dillard's last year.

The runner is a piece of Waverly fabric that I forgot I had and found it in my stash the other day.  Perfect timing for to use it as a pretty base for a Fall table!

More details on polka-dot backed chairs here

Here's just a few glimpses of the kitchen...have you noticed that plaid is super-hot for Fall?  The deer that my sister made for me heard the news and donned a plaid scarf.

My daughter added a reminder to our big kitchen chalkboard calendar... (as if I would forget candy corn!).

The weather is so beautiful, let's move back outside!  Our patio always gets spruced up in the Spring, but by the end of the Summer it's pretty worn out.  This was a good opportunity to freshen it up again to be ready to enjoy cool Fall evenings.

I pulled an extra sofa table out of the attic and added a lamp and some accessories.  It really helped the space feel like a real outdoor living area!

Since Monday evening was the first night of Fall, s'mores seemed appropriate!  The kids have perfected making them.  My son could sit for hours in front of that chiminea with a pile of sticks and a lighter.  ;)

And, we saved a s'more for you!

We had a great evening to kick off this Fall season, and we're looking forward to many more evenings together out back.

Marquee "G" - custom birthday gift made by my sister again.  I think I'll keep her!

Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour!  I'll be back on Friday with the rest of my house for the Blogger Stylin' Home Fall Tours.  Hope to see you then!  But for now, be sure to catch all of the inspiration from these lovely blogs, links will be updated every day as tours are added.



Our Southern Home

Petticoat Junktion

On Sutton Place

Lilacs and Longhorns


Dimples & Tangles

Refresh Restyle

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Craftberry Bush

Liz Marie Blog


So Much Better with Age

Setting for Four

At The Picket Fence

Two Thirty Five Designs


Stone Gable

My Soulful Home

The Happier Homemaker

The Golden Sycamore

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