03 June 2019

A Getaway at Ocean Inn & Suites

Back in early spring I went on a 3 state thrifting adventure.  The trip wasn't a great trip in the realm of thrifting but, along the way I saw beautiful scenery.  As you all know, I love St. Simons Island and go there as often as possible. This trip up and down the eastern seaboard gave way to a one night stay at Ocean Inn & Suites.  For many years I've wanted to stay at this hotel as the location is ideal.  As luck would have it the rate was in my budget so I booked!
St. Simons Island Georgia Ocean Inn & Suites

Upon check in I was immediately upgraded and the room was lovely!  I dashed to the balcony, while it was small the view was fantastic, especially at night when the lighthouse was lit!  
from the balcony you can see the ocean, even if it is a bit of a stretch from this room.
SSI Lighthouse


As you can see this room was quite spacious.  A couple could totally stay in this room with small children on a rollaway bed and not feel cramped.  The king sized bed was very comfy, so much so that I didn't wanna get out the next morning.  
St. Simons Island Ocean Inn & Suites Guest Room


Ocean Inn & Suites Guest Room

The bathroom was spacious, larger than the average hotel bath. 

guest room @ Ocean Inn & Suites St. Simons Island

Breakfast is simple, much what you expect these days with pastries, yogurt, instant oatmeal/grits and of course coffee!  You sit family style at a large table and it was nice to chat with others.
ocean inn & suites st. simons island

The location is of course everything.  It was a quick walk to the pier, village and the light house!
This is not a sponsored post!  I'd love to go back for a girls weekend or maybe a romantic 29th wedding anniversary trip...hint hint Honey, should you be reading!

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18 February 2019

HRH Antiques


One of my first trips out after finally getting over all my sickness was over to Pine Mountain, Georgia.  As always I manage to stop by all my fav antique spots, the guys at Sweet Home Antiques told me I “had” to stop by HRH Antiques & Design, so of course I did!




HRH Antiques is located  at 103 Broad Street in Pine Mountain, GA.  The store front is in what had once been a bank, even the safe it still there.

Let me share a few photos from the store.  These are real French antiques mixed with a few pieces that are new. 


The owner was there the day I popped in.  She was such a delight, very knowledgeable about antiques.   She is also an interior designer in Atlanta.


This chandelier was my fav item in the store.  The shields that surround the fixture are gorgeous!
  
Should you love “real”antiques be sure to swing by HRH and tell them Positively Southern sent you!
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15 February 2019

Antique Delight


The very moment I saw this antique chest I fell hard!  It was styled beautifully (wish I had a pic but think antique shaving mirror with a pair of lamps on either side and lots of other wonderful pieces sitting on top) and was sitting my Bestie N’s bathroom.  As luck would have it, she found a piece she loved more than that chest. Knowing I wanted the chest she called and asked if I was interested...heck yeah!!!  I had no idea where it was going but for sure I wanted it!

With my new antique chest in place I knew the dog painting would pair well it.  It looks gorgeous don’t you think?


Many pieces of Staffordshire were tried but, this one looked best. The Imari plate compliments the colors in the Staffordshire along with the oil painting.

You might have seen the chest right after it moved in an instastory.  I’ve received many questions asking if it is a drop down desk behind the doors. Behind the doors there are shelves.

Every time I walk past or catch a glimpse of the piece I stop and smile in disbelief that it is sitting in MY house!!!

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12 February 2019

Blue and White in the Kitchen


Over the past 6 years the glass door cabinets in the kitchen have stayed relatively the same.  Often times I’ve thought that I wanted or needed to change them up and while I did tweak them I never took everything out and started fresh, until recently.


Through the fall and Christmas I collected a few new pieces to go in the cabinets.  The soup tureen is Lenox, it is gorgeous and photos doesn’t do it justice.

For months I’ve wanted to mix some green with all my Blue Willow.  These green Wedgewood plates were an incredible find at Scott’s Antiques.  These plates are often $40 each!   Ya’ll I paid $40 for 4 of these!    My antique buddy had told me I’d never find any for the price I was willing to pay….proved her wrong!! 



These plates are also Wedgewood and I picked these up ages ago at Scott’s.  They’ve been sitting in a cabinet just waiting to come out.  My intention was to put them on the wall in the guest bedroom with some updates I’m planning so these may shift, I have a total of four of these!



One thing I hope to accomplish this year is to either tile or paint the backsplash with something white.  For some reason I find it difficult to commit to a tile project as that is permanent.  The color of the wall and the same color in the curtains and granite just looks icky to me these days.    


I keep thinking if I just painted it white it would give me a bit of an update but could still do the tile at some point.  I’d love to hear what you guys think…please let me know!!!

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11 February 2019

Valentine's Day Cheer


For someone that adores Valentine’s day you should can’t tell by my decorations this year.  With one kid away at college and my other college child always on campus, hardly at home these days I opted to use my bar car as a treat station.  I took all of their favs (Honey’s too) and prettied the bar cart with a few of my fav crystal pieces. 
 




Since conversation hearts are Honey’s favs and he kept going into the dining room to visit said treat station I opted to move it to the kitchen!


It doesn’t have to be over the top to be special!  I’ve never met a man or kid that doesn’t love a Little Debbie cake and they look so pretty on the marble stand.  Years ago I’d have worked myself to death making cookies from scratch.  I’ve stopped reinventing the wheel and now take the easy way out.  


Happy early Valentine's Day!!!

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