Friday, April 11, 2014

Show Off & Inspire-Poofing The Pillows

Today I am so thrilled to be able to Show Off and Brag a little about Stacy from Poofing The Pillows.  She is such a gracious and talented lady.  Today she shares such a touching story of how fabulous fellow bloggers are.  I know you are going to love her story.

Marty, thank you so much for inviting me to Show Off & Inspire today.
I first thought of giving you a tour of our whole home but after really 
thinking about it, I decided to show you a room that was 
inspired by my blogging friends.

When we moved to this house almost two years ago, 
I decided to decorate in more neutral colors as I've seen others do.
I love to look at homes that are decorated in a lot of white. 
They seem to have such a peaceful quality about them.

I purchased white drapes and white accessories for our dining room.
We tried to love it but it just wasn't us.

One day I talked whined about things just not feeling right in our dining room
or any where else in the house for that matter.

Two blogging friends immediately came to my rescue!

both sent me Polyvore illustrations of what my dining room
could look like. They had both studied my Pinterest boards
and they knew my style.

I was so touched by their sweetness.
They could see so clearly what I love and we'd never met in person.
You'd be amazed at how similar their pictures were.

And so with their Polyvore ideas in hand the room was transformed in just a few days.

I added my beloved red back into the room.
Pulled out my red transferware and these little shelves that had been in the closet forever.

Found the perfect drapes at Country Curtains.
And in a snap it felt like us.
Now I smile every time I walk past this room.

I share this with you because home should be about your family
 and the things that make you feel good.
Sometimes we lose our focus because there are so many pretty decorating styles.
Sometimes it takes a little inspiration from friends to help you remember. :)

  I'd love for y'all to visit me at 

Maybe we can inspire each other. 

I love this story and I love her dining room, I think it is gorgeous.  Be sure to hop over and click the follow button, you will love seeing the rest of her home and you don't want to miss a single post.  She always has tons of creativity to share.  Thanks so much Stacy for letting me Brag a little about you today.

Poofing The Pillows

If you would like to be featured, just leave a comment or email me, I would love to feature you too.

If you would like to see my Show Off series, click here.

I am linking to the following parties:
 Imparting Grace for Grace at Home, My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Fri
                                            French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
 The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Fri, Common Ground for Be Inspired Fri
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home ,
 Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Fri
 Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fri ,Rooted In Thyme Simple & Sweet Fri.
 Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
 Redoux Interiors Friday Party, The Flying C for DIY Done Party
 Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks Linky, Funky Junk Interiors for Party Junk
It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat., 

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  1. What a beautiful feature Marty. Love it. I will be over to visit with Stacy later today. :)

  2. That was a great story! I think she is right in saying that we have to decorate our homes to please ourselves - not others. It was wonderful that other people took time out of their own day to help her - very heartwarming.

  3. I love Stacy's blog and her style! We became fast friends over our love of red! I am thrilled to see her featured here today, with you Marty!

  4. What a lovely space. I see that we both enjoy red transferware!

  5. Hi Marty. I just heard this was posted today. Thank you so much for letting me share. ♥


  6. I love Stacy's style. Thank you for featuring her today!

  7. Stacey has a lovely home. I love visiting her blog. She's such a nice, sweet person. I loved hearing the story about her dining room. The red looks wonderful in there and I LOVE that chandy!!

  8. I love Stacey's dining room. It is so lovely, but you know I love red - everything works perfectly together,. thanks so much for showing us Stacey's lovely home.

  9. Stacey's dining room is just as wonderful as she is! im so happy you shared her home and her blog with us today!

  10. Another wonderful feature, Marty! I love Stacey!!!~~Angela

  11. Thanks for sharing Stacey's home and blog, Marty. I always think there are so many beautiful styles and homes that it's a shame we have to choose. The red toile and transferware is beautiful!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  12. Stacey's dining room is so pretty. I love the red and white checked draperies. Everything coordinates so well.

  13. Stacy, I did the same thing in the first year after I started blogging. I tried to do the white thing and it just wasn't me. Some of us just have to have color in our lives. You know I love your red checked drapes. :)

  14. That was a great feature Marty, I just love your story Stacy. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. :-)

  15. Great feature today marty. I am with Stacey, have to follow where ever your decorating heart leads you!

  16. This was a great Show Off & Inspire feature, Marty. Stacey has a beautiful home and I love her style. I've enjoyed visiting her blog over the past several months. I totally get how you love the styles you see on other blogs and Pinterest. I do love the white cottage and shabby chic rooms I see, too, but just don't seem to go "all in" in my decorating. Instead, I'm learning to take certain elements from those inspiration pictures and incorporate them into my home. It makes me much happier in my surroundings ~ like Stacey and her dining room!

  17. Your dining room looks so beautiful! I really like the red -- it is just so cheerful. I know what you mean about the trend toward having everything white & neutral. I've tried to do that, but it just isn't me -- I love color!

  18. Beautiful feature and I loved the story on how she went back to what is her and what she loves, Marty!
    There are so many fabulous things out there that one wants to do 'instead' but I always go back to ME with color and my Wood furniture...therefore, I am glad she did it with a Little help from wonderful bloggy friends!

  19. I love how Stacey's dining room turned out with a little help from her friends!! Sometimes it's fun to try something popular, but we are usually drawn back to the things we love.

    Thanks, Marty and Stacey!


  20. I just love Stacy's style. She is beautiful inside and out! xo Jen

  21. Oh I love Stacy and her beautiful home and blog!...Great feature Marty!!!

  22. I love it that Stacy was willing to go back to her true love ... RED! :) I love all the neutral out there, but I am such a color person. I'm with Stacy! :)
    Great Feature.

    I hope you and your family have a Blessed Easter!

  23. Thank you for sharing such a sweet story. It's so true that there is so much beautiful inspiration out there, especially in blogs, that it's easy to lose sight of what we feel most comfortable with in our own homes. Love that we can all share ideas through blogging. Marty, you and Stacey both have beautiful homes and I'm glad I found my way here today…I definitely feel inspired!

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