Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Collections From My Heart....


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Collections
...I love collecting things that mean something to me...Some of my favorite collections are white dishes, books, clocks, keys, old photos, canes, umbrellas...







Decorate With Meaning...I decorate with things that have meaning to me and my family...For instance, I am a proud Texan...I try to bring things in that remind me to be grateful of that...I don't have cowboys and spurs everywhere...I like to bring in subtle things that interpret Texas...:) Stars and Rustic accents...A few good examples are my Old Saloon Bar in my game room and an old potting bench I found in Mr. Screaming Meme's home town...It is "concocted" out of old pieces of farm homes and furniture in the area...I loved it sooo much, I made him load it up on our old SUV and drive it a million miles back home, in a wind storm...lol BECAUSE it had meaning to me...and represented our past, present and future all in one!





The old trunk was a piece I had found many moons ago in Amarillo, TX...I was surprised because it had my father's initials CLP on the side! I knew it was meant to be mine...I used it as a coffee table, end table, a bench and at the foot of my bed...

Oddly that old, beat up trunk fit into the potting bench I drug home! It was a perfect fit! Like it was meant to be...I still get choked up, if I think about the symbolism of it...In life, we are all trying to match up and connect, as best as we can...and there are moments and connections in life that are magically right and perfect...Like it was always meant to be...








White Touches...I try and bring a lot of it in to my design through pillows, slip covers, white quilt (on my bed), dishes, platters, frames and such...I think white calms the design down...So you may have outrageous decor and furnishings going on and the white balances it all out...so you can appreciate that wild, outrageous piece more...











My plate wall reveal coming soon...:)


XoXo, Screaming Meme



17 comments:

Connie said...

I also decorate with my heart, sweetpea. I couldn't do it any other way.

Well, congratulations on the e-book, chickee! I know you can do it.

xoxo,
Connie

Elizabeth Ivy said...

YAY MEME!! Can't wait!!!

Kristen White said...

Your home is gorgeous...decorating with your heart is truly the ONLY way to decorate! Congratulations on your e-book...can't wait to read it!
Kristen

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Wow! congratulations and best of luck!

Amy Kinser said...

How exciting for you! I know it will be great.

Colleen said...

Hi Meme, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just took a quick look at some of your posts. Can I just say I am love with that dining room with the pretty blue color?!!! To die for!! I am now following as it looks like you beautiful ideas!!

HeathahLee said...

My favorite pieces in my home are the ones that have precious family memories attached to them. I'm using my maternal grandparents' Jenny Lind twin bed headboards as my king size headboard. My dresser was my paternal grandmother's.

Can't wait to read the e-book! Woo hoo! : )

Leslie M. Brown said...

My favorite piece in the "Collections From My Heart"... the teacup with the lipstick on the rim. Very personal and real. I adore it. Good luck my sweet friend!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good luck, although I don't think you'll need it! I agree with decorating from the heart. It always works out if you have things you love.

southerninspiration said...

Oh how exciting!
And I love collections that come from the heart!
Suzanne

Jemsmom said...

Great post and you go girl!!! You will rock the ebook! I love having special things around me. After living in Europe for several years, I have collected lots of little kitsch and I love it. I am trying to be clean and neat, but I love my stuff! Great post!

Meg said...

That trunk made my heart beat faster! I love all of your personal touches. Houses are always so much more special when they're filled with objects that have meaning.

Congrats on the e-book!!! Very exciting stuff!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is all so beautiful!! Cannot believe that trunk fit in there! PERFECT!! I love white too...but...I have a BLACK cat! See where I am going?? I am SO OCD I would drive myself INSANE trying to keep the cat hair OFF!

Congrats on the book but girl, I know you will ROCK it!! I will get it for SURE!!

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Lou Cinda :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm so excited for you, can't wait!!!!!!!!!
I just recieved the slipcover and I'm in love!I have a really funny story behind the ottoman it is going on. As soon as I crawl out of my long to do list I can't wait to post!!!
XO
Kristin

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, I love the look of that layered plate wall! You have a great style.
Thanks for visiting Red Hen Home!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

cool piece!

The Paupers Castle said...

OK...so I have to ask...the pic with the curtains, table and 2 white covered vegetable bowls, is that Liz Claiborne Home Decor Fabric from Joann's? It looks like the same fabric I made curtains out of for my kitchen! Small world! None the less, you home is beautiful! Love the curtains ;) and the trunk!