Happy Weekend

Herb Garden Modular Planter from SouthsideWoodworking

Happy Weekend!  I am off to work on the house some more today, finally more nice weather too so I want to get some flowers & seeds started for vegetables soon.  Isn't this herb garden tray from etsy neat?  Any fun or relaxing things planned for your Sunday afternoon?  I wanted to check out the flea market to look for a vintage table to use as a potting bench. but of course I slept in then read blogs instead...  Oh, hello friend has another giveaway that I just entered so I will share that with you too, it's for a camera pack with an instant camera, film and a super cute bag to keep it all in.  Oh, and there is also a JetBlue giveaway.  I could use them both to spice up + document my weekend adventures! ♥ Mia

oh, hello friend giveaway

Danni over at oh, hello friend blog is celebrating reader appreciation week with an amazing giveaway » $100 worth of product « to her shop, the wanderlust.  I really want the letterpress display tray and the vintage memo holders, I pretty much want it all. ♥ Mia

New Year, New Mia, New Look

 Just a little look at what I've been up to lately, and what's in store for Love, Mia Shop this year... Yes, that's right I changed updated my shop name, much like I changed updated my wedding venue 6 weeks before I was supposed to get married, but that's a story for another day.  Who could resist a gorgeous farm setting?  So I am married now, officially a Mia of a new last name.  Not according to my license, but I have the photos to prove it.  We also just bought a house (bit of a fixer upper) so I'm sure you'll be getting updates on all the DIY projects and renovations we have in store, it's definitely going to be a Martha inspired palette.

With the new shop name also comes a fresh new look for 2012, on the blog & in the shop.  It's time for spring and judging by the new pieces I've been listing this week I have a bad case of spring fever (granted Buffalo has been pretty green, but I want the fresh-air-coming-in-the-open-windows kind of spring!)- add a touch of vintage bohemian charm- voila! the new collection is here.... ♥

I'll be posting more from our wedding, some of the good old fashioned diy-ing we took on and of course more photos!  If you'd like to stay updated on what's new in the Love, Mia Shop you can 'like' my new facebook page and be entered to win a ring, hair pin, pearl or post earrings! Love, Mia

Pretty Spaces :: Art Wall

I have been wanting to create an art wall in my house, just trying to decide on the perfect spot... the office or the living room? Both? When you start to create your art wall keep in mind that your art can be unconventional.  A pretty page from a magazine or calender, vintage book page, greeting card or scrapbook paper, even a blank canvas and some stamps or typography printed at home. Using inexpensive gallery frames mixed in with a few thrift store finds you can make your own art wall in 30 minutes for $30, and if you're after a more cohesive look a little spray paint can make all of your collected frames white.  The great thing about a gallery wall is that you can add to it over time and switch out prints depending on the season or mood. Here are some (stunning) real life art walls for inspiration, found on flickr.
(Just click on the photos for the source)
...Choose a color scheme...... or choose color......Use vintage frames to add interest...Combine collections and trinkets...

"Don't Decorate, Curate.
Virtual Inspiration For Your Real Home."
via Art Wall Online

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful weekend! Love, Mia