Friday, July 1, 2011

Decorating "style".

It's Friday morning here at this old lakehouse.
I have today off from the pharmacy, so that means hanging sheets out on the line, cleaning bathrooms, and sweeping floors.
Someone asked me recently what "style" I decorate the lakehouse in.
I guess I really don't have a "style" or "theme".

For awhile I was going for a "beachy" theme, with all the shells, and sea glass everywhere.
 The living room seems a little more....ummmmm...I don't know. There are cloches, birdcages, lots of white framed mirrors and pictures of grand kids, wicker, pillows, doilies....hmmmmmm.

 I guess you could say, I like it a little more "shabby" than in the kitchen and dining room.
 There is some rust here and there.

I also love mercury glass, and a little "bling".

Silver seems to be showing up in a few places too.
 "Vintage" comes to mind.

Wire, and hanging things are everywhere.

I have absolutely no idea what this is, but I really liked it at the market. Soooo, it's on the window sill....looking industrial...ish.

Wire baskets are also here and there.

I don't know....what "style" am I????
 That song "These are a few of my favorite things" keeps coming to mind.
Is there a "Sound of Music" style? Yeah! That's it!!! I decorate in a sound of music "style"!!!
Well, at least I'll have a theme now.

Enjoy the holiday weekend everyone!
I'm going outside, dressed in a frumpy brown dress with a white apron. I'm going to twirl around in circles and sing, "the hills are alive"......because I'm sooooo happy to finally have a decorating "style" slash "theme" for this here lakehouse. Yes!!!!!!


  1. Oh, Deb I so love that blue birdcage, that is fabulous! The industrial thingy is great on your mantel too, I'm like you I have what I love...a mixture of everything! In the beginning there I was so sure it was totally shabby chic but than the more I blogged the more I found out that I loved other styles too!
    Have a wonderful 4th and enjoy yourself!


  2. I would say eclectic Deb, you have an eclectic style. Loved that seltzer bottle. Have a great weekend.

  3. Everything looks great! I just get what I like:@) Happy July 4th Weekend Debbie!

  4. Hello Debbie,

    First, I just have to say I absolutely love the aqua bird cage! You sound like me - I have no idea what my "style" is. I simply decorate my home with things I love and am not aiming for any particular style or theme.My home, like my blog and like me, is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. My "style" has been labeled by a few as eclectic. Well, whatever your style is, I like it!

    I hope you have an absolutely fantastic weekend!


  5. Hello Debbie,
    If I lived in Michigan I could probably hear you sing the sound of Music :-)
    I love your home and everything in it.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    BTW my sister works at a Pharmacy in Traverse and my cousin works at another one in Traverse.
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  6. Haha, yes a Sound of Music style sounds good! Everything is so gorgeous, I love the plant you have hanging on the pretty hanger!

  7. Deb, I totally love the birdcage! Awesome! Everything you have is so spectacular. I would have to say you have your own free spirited style. Soothing and relaxing. One that encourages a sense of calm and welcome. Happy 4th of July Weekend my friend! ~Hugs, M

  8. Hi Debbie,
    I love your style...whatever it is!! My decorating isn't just one style either. I just decorate with what I love...a little of this and a little of that.

    Oh...If you really do go outside in that brown dress and apron to twirl around and sing, please make sure to have someone video tape it for us to see. It makes me giggle to just think about it!! LOL....

    Have a Happy 4th of July weekend.

  9. LOVE your vintage treasures..that birdcage is amazing!!;) Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  10. I'd say you were HIGH on style! Whatever your style is I love it because it suits YOU! And, by the way, if I ever do get to your side of the lake you can expect that latest birdcage you got to just disappear when I do! lol Seriously...I love that thing...even if you did scoop it right out from under Laurie's nose...oh yes...I am onto you...forewarned and all! Happy 4th to you! xo Diana

  11. HA! Diana's gonna have to knock me out of the way for that MY birdcage, sis! lolol! I LOVED the way you finally recognized your style! lolol! I was just laughing right out loud - especially picturing you twirling around in your yard while all the local-yocals peered out of their windows at you! hehehe! But I think you nailed it! That IS your style and you continue to perfect it. :) Luv ya! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  12. I have one of those cute butter cups!
    Thanks for all the songs that will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day!
    Happy Fourth!!!