Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Spring Chintz

"No winter lasts forever;
no spring skips its turn."
              ~Hal Borland

   I have been under the weather for what feels like weeks and am definitely starting to wish that winter would end! Spring is really just around the corner though. I am dreaming of flowers in the house, wearing filmy blouses and toeless shoes again, the sound of birds in the morning outside my bedroom, and the return of colour to the world. The shops are starting to anticipate the changing season too and I can't wait to see what beautiful new decor they will have. One of my favourite shops is Chintz & Co which is actually a home decor and interior design shop here in the city where I live. I have a few special pieces from them in my home (and my eyes on a few more including those gorgeous Regina Andrews lamps I shared in my inspiration board post) and all of my wedding flowers came from there because they have the most beautiful collection of silk flowers you have ever seen! Sometimes I go there just for inspiration - especially since I am in my new home now and we are redecorating quite a bit. My Mum is my partner in crime when it comes to treasure hunting and she and I decided to see if spring had arrived at Chintz yet. Here is a peek at what we found and a few of the things that particularly inspired me. 

Oh the peonies...*sigh*

This incredible duvet cover and the gorgeous headboard! 

I love everything about this pink velvet sofa.

A soft blue bureau had me swooning...

Magenta! (The very bottom right is my favourite)

So many beautiful flower arrangements...

A very elegant chest

French style is my favourite! 

Incredible mirrored bureau! 

Milk glass chandelier and neutral artwork 

I already have a beautiful kitchen set but my Mum absolutely fell in love with these chairs! 

So many things to love! The bed, the mirrors, the velvet chair!! 

Ornate floral noir style

There's that exquisite headboard again! -And my beautiful Bella Notte Olivia lace throw in white. 

Pillows that look more like paintings! 

I would feel like a princess in this setting! 

So much colour here right now! 

And last of all this serene lady. Thanks for sharing my inspiring stroll with me. What was your favourite?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Tea Party

"All you need is love. But a little 
chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. "
                 ~Charles M. Schulz

   We're in the thick of winter right now with heavy snowfall and very cold temperatures so when I get a day with a little relief from the weather I take full advantage of it! Today that meant an impromptu Valentine's tea party! My Mum, sister, and my little niece and nephew came over and we threw together a Valentine's extravaganza complete with pink pom poms, roses, chocolates, mini homemade pizzas, and treat bags! We had a fabulous time together and tomorrow I will spend with my sweetheart. Happy Valentine's day to you and the ones you love! 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Making Magic

"Creativity is piercing the mundane
to find the marvellous." 
                   ~Bill Moyers 

   I started working from home a few years back because of a health problem that made it impossible for me to have a normal 9 to 5 job. It felt like divine intervention that I was introduced to the online world of selling and inspiration around the same time and I embraced it! It took awhile for me to learn exactly what worked for me and to build my own name and style in this universe, but it was definitely an exciting journey. I didn't start out with a special workspace but it became something that was absolutely essential and my "studio" as I liked to call it was born. Now I have everything right where I need it and I know exactly what kind of mood and environment I work best in. I love to be surrounded by beautiful things. They feed my soul and inspire me. You can't be imaginative in an unimaginative space! I also love music and I listen to it everyday while I work or play. I am constantly uplifted by positive phrases and affirmations and I love to read books that help me to be confident and to value who I am. At the moment I am obsessed with Miranda Kerr's Treasure Yourself and Empower Yourself. I choose an affirmation from them everyday to repeat to myself and it helps me to focus on positive thoughts and weed out the negative ones that creep in. These are just a few of the things that help me to be me and to do what I love to do here on Jennelise Rose. How do you access your creativity? 

A list of a few of my favourite songs right now...