Jamie & Billie Saturday June 10th, 2018

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Some weddings just turn out even better than expected, Jaime and Billie’s was just that.  I mean, i knew it was going to be fabulous, but the final result was just pure perfection.  The venue was the Grooms family cottage, situated on a fabulous piece of property in Muskoka, it truly was an amazing place to hold an outdoor wedding. (Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this blog to see the night time shots of the cottage taken by the amazing Rebecca Wood).

Thank you again to Jamie who brought her relaxed, cool, gorgeous vibe to this wedding::))

ps Jamie also had my favourite dress of the season….the back was unreal!!

Floral= Tanya List Design

Photography= Rebecca Wood

Design/planning= Cynthia Martyn

Venue= Private Cottage Muskoka

Table top decor= Plate Occasions

Rentals= Chairman Mills

Caterer= Elle Cuisine

Tent= Westway Tent

 

 

Muskoka Wedding, Windermere House : Jennifer & Kevin

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Jennifer & Kevin were one of the first couples to book there wedding flowers with me after moving my life from the big city, back home to Muskoka.  In fact our first meeting, the studio was still under construction and there were boxes everywhere and we had to meet in my living room:)  They thankfully could see my love for arranging flowers through the mess of my house!!!

Please take a look at the beautiful pics taken by Jenny at One Worth Framing

Florals: Tanya List Design

Makeup:  Melanie at Muskoka Makeup Artisty

Venue:  Windermere House

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stencil chair makeover

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While still living in Toronto i was out for a run and came across this chair on the side of the road.  I ran home and dragged ry back with me..(do we really need another chair Tanya????…says ry)…oh yes, yes we do…:)

I cleaned it up and left it in the sun all afternoon and it didn’t look half bad.  My intention was to get it re-covered completely in fabric, but then i came across these stencils on-line www.royaldesignstudio.com.  AMAZING.  Now all i’m thinking is, how many items in my house can i re-cover with stencils??!!??

Naked chair before:

Chair=$free on the streets of Toronto

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Add some chalk paint (amazing paint product, can’t believe this is the first time i’ve used it)  For all colours=about $70

 (I have soooo much left over that it doesn’t even look like i touched the containers….tons more projects to do.)

Stencil from royal design studio, this one is called african plumes: $33

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Painting steps:

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Final product:

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grand entrance for a tiny house:)

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Our little house here in Bracebridge is 1350 square feet on the main level, and the finished basement (that ry and i sleep in) is another 850 square feet……..When you see the size of our entrance way it really doesn’t match the rest of the house, its HUGE!  The tiles and light fixtures were already at the house when we arrived…not my favourite, but for now i’m making them work:)

Our front entrance even has french doors to the backyard!

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Wooden dresser from the bracebridge restore= $75

Art i made a few years back.  With paint and wooden canvas it cost about =$50

Runner, from my fave…home sense:)= $80

Poppies on a cold winter day…= $priceless

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Reid making her first painting:)

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Picture wall:

Large mirror i bought about 3 years ago, yup at home sense, it had a chip in it and i paid= $250!!!!

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Ry’s mom and dad, and my parents…perhaps a few years back:)

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reids wall of art

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My little lady Reid is still obsessed with hearts, stars and thankfully flowers:)  I just hung up the rest of her pictures and random goodies that could be attached to the wall with nails or “florist’s sticky tape”….(for those of you not sure of what this is ….it is a must have for any crafty girl)….seriously sticks to anything.

Hearts= bracebridge dollar store, $3

Painted mirror=my grandmothers, free:)

Gold 3-D stars= bought by my mom…wallmart i think, $15

Vanity= alberfoyle antique market, $120

Full length gold mirror=home sense, $45

Embroidered flower art=captians treasures, queen st toronto, $5

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some ribbon macrame

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My newest obsession is with macrame. I’ve been cutting and copying images for months now. Never have i ever attempted it before, but i thought what the hell:)  I needed a little something for Reids bedroom that would add a touch more colour that wasn’t a painted piece of art.  So i googled macrame and found the easiest knot you could find.  I really hate following any pattern for what ever project i may be into……..so i just started randomly tying ribbons together.  Then, through on a few beads (that i’ve had in a box for years) and presto, macrame art for a little ladies bedroom:)

p.s this is a bit of a time consuming project for those of you who wish to try it at home…lol

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Home made art

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I always loved art.  Always wanted art. …..but could really never afford to buy the pieces that i loved.  So, about 6 years ago i marched down to the art shop and purchased the largest canvas they had:)  I stared at it for almost a year before i had the guts to paint it.  Now it’s become an obsession.  I love the instant gratification that you get from seeing the colour become something a little more:)  Below are just a few painting and other random “home-made art” that i hung on the walls today (trust me, i have waaayyy more paintings….ry laughs that we don’t really need to paint the walls anymore…)

This was made from left over grass cloth for the background and tiles from our old bathroom in Etobicoke….i loved those tiles…so granny.  Please excuse the nasty counter tops in the left hand corner…one day they will be changed:

 

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Paintings i whipped up at the old house on wooden canvas:

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Miss Reid’s room…80% done:)

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When it comes to most things in life, it takes a team to get things done.  This project was no exception.  I would first like to thank Grandma List (greatest mom ever) for being my assistant, helped wallpaper (tons of experience…..remember the 80’s??!!), taking care of Reid, sewing flowers, pillows(pictured is only half the amount), trim for curtains, lunch, snacks, u name it, she helped.  Also sista Kelly for coming and taking care of Reid for many, many hours and teaching Reid how to do ring around the rosie with chuckles (the dog).   Also….Lisa Masotti (one of my besties) for giving Reid the most beautiful antique bed!!!!!!  She absolutely loves it, even plays in it.  Hubby Ry modified it with some bed rails so she doesn’t roll right out:)

Here are a few shots of what we were all up to this past week (professional shots to come):

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Painting my ass off…:)

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We are officially home:)  yyyaaa!  I couldn’t be more excited.  When i look from any window on the main floor i can see the water…… we really do own a little piece of heaven.  Heaven however needed a heck of a lot of painting.  The previous owners had very different taste than myself.  All the cabinets were dark, walls different (not so complimentary colours), and the whole house was lacking in some serious character.  Ry and i have already thrown ourselves into reno mode.  I painted the walls, trim and the dark cherry wood cabinets-all white.  Ry then lined the ceiling with wood planks and added some much needed character with some crown moulding though out the dinning, kitchen and living room. ……i then did some more painting it all white:)  NO WORRIES, there will be TONS of colour in the decor items!!!  Here are just a few pics amongst the reno:

Before: nasty cherry wood

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After:  painted cottage white:)

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Open for business:)

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This is the beginning of a new chapter for myself and my cute little family.  Ry, Reid and I are moving out of the big city, and heading to the country to start a brand new business and a renewed love of life:)  We just purchased a “fixer-upper” on the Muskoka river and will officially be country folk as of October 31st of this year!!!  I can’t contain my excitement, i’m smiling from ear to ear as a write this!

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