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I have wanted to make place card holders using vintage finials for ages and I finally found the perfect ones at my favourite antique spot in Nova Scotia, Sunnyhill Antiques.


I first spotted this project on Better Homes and Gardens and thought it would be a fun project to add a little colour to a place setting.




hacksaw or wire cutter

How To:

1. If there are any screws sticking out from the finial, use the hacksaw or wire cutter to remove it.
2. Use the hacksaw to slice a line in the top of the finial deep enough to hold the place card.
3. Prime the finial and let dry.
4. Apply two or three coats of paint


To make the place cards, cut white scrapbook paper and then glue it to the front a larger piece of patterned paper. I embellished each one with fluffy flower stickers to pretty them up even more.






I love this take on a modern, girly nursery.
Lots of fun pops of colour, but soothing as well, don’t you think?

1. olin grey rug {crate & barrel}
2.  jamie young pendant {layla grayce}
3. london & paris retro art prints  {laura amiss}
4. road less traveled print {karen fields gallery}
5. newco international grand glider {amazon}
6. flatiron grey cushion {tonic living}
7. basic dresser {posh tots}
8. dwell studio mid-centtury crib {layla grayce}
9.  wendy side table {posh tots}
10. poodle pouf {cb2}
11 & 12 dwell studio rosette blossom crib bedding {dwell studio}

Rugs are the perfect way to add pattern and colour to a room.
You can go with a more neutral look {I am seriously loving grey right now!} or
add vibrant colours to make a bold statement.

1. chevron dhurrie mat {pottery barn kids}
2. lattice rug {pbteen}
3. stepping stones rug {layla grayce}
4. olin grey rug {crate and barrel}
5. giverny rug { layla grayce}

The best part of decorating children’s spaces is that you get to
have so much fun with accessories.
This collection of bath time items are so fun and functional,
they almost make we want to be a kid again.

1. set of 2 art prints {pitter patter press}
2. parker stripe bath towels {pottery barn kids}
3. moby bath spout cover {ella + elliot}
4. primary countertop accessories {pottery barn kids}
5.  sailor boy print on wood {petit collage}
6. gumball bath mat {target}

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is this weekend and I am feeling nostalgic for my time in London.
I just love these royal-themed decor for children.
I think I may need the cushion to make me feel better.

1. quilt pattern {home grown textiles}
2. royal procession map {house that lars built}
3. royal art prints {niko and lily}
4. cushion {impressionen}
5. jubilee wallpaper {graham & brown}
6. royal aphabet {winborg design}

Children love anything with their name on it , or that looks like them {who doesn’t?}.
I love these stylish personalized items for little ones.

1. sports bottle {CHILDish}
2. big deal art print {Penny Paper Co.}
3. peg doll family {goosegrease}
4. placemat {Lollipop Ink}
5. melamine plate {CHILDish}
6. bag tags {Mabel’s Labels}
7. name art {The Apples Bee}

Whether you add a whimsical piece of art, a beachy light fixture or a new set of sheets,
it is so easy to add a little summer to your child’s decor.

1. swingers carnival print {Images of This and That}
2. capiz chandelier {PB Teen}
3. canvas storage bins {Garnet Hill}
4. water bottles {Pottery Barn Kids}
5. mermaid sheets {Pottery Barn Kids}