March 2016 archive

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Dining Room Tour 2016

Spring is finally here and I am so ready for the warmer weather.  Today I’m sharing a tour of my Spring dining room with you.  While I normally show you my table with decor on top, today I’m sharing it all dressed up and ready for brunch!  Here’s what’s on the menu:

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring 2016 Dining Room Table Ideas


The centerpiece is just a simple white pitcher filled with pink roses and green mini hydrangea.  The white pitcher didn’t stand out on the table runner so I added a rustic-looking cutting board as a base.

TIDBITS&TWINE Dining Table Centerpiece Hydrangea and Roses


Flanking the centerpiece are two small buckets that I picked up on sale at Michaels and I filled them with pots of lemon basil for a bright spring green and a fresh scent!

TIDBITS&TWINE Lemon Basil Buckets Spring Dining Room Tour


The place settings are just simple white IKEA dishes with blue linen ruffle napkins and my new Maxfield flatware.

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Place Setting Blue and White with a Mini Menu


I made mini clipboard brunch menus to sit atop each plate using a simple chalkboard tag, a decorative gold clip, and a paper menu that I made.

TIDBITS&TWINE Dining Room 2016 DIY Mini Menu Brunch Place Setting


I like using a variety of heights on the table so instead of a plate or a bread basket for the blueberry scones, I opted for a cake stand.

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Dining Table Blueberry Scones


My daughter eats so many berries I’m pretty sure she could eat this entire bowl by herself… :)

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring Dining Room Bowl of Berries


While the pieces on the table are all relatively simple, it’s the bright spring colors and the variety of textures that really makes everything pop!

TIDBITS&TWINE Pink Green White and Blue Spring Dining Table Idea


I took these photos just last Saturday but this is probably the last time you’ll see the dining room before it gets a makeover!  I’m super excited about some of the upcoming changes but like most of my projects, I’m sure it will take me forever to complete.  :)

TIDBITS&TWINE Spring 2016 Dining Room Tour



Happy Spring!!


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My Roman Numeral Clock Mirror {Shopping Sources}

I get a lot of questions asking about the roman numeral mirror above my mantel in my master bedroom.

Tidbits&Twine Master Bedroom Mantel

Tidbits&Twine Master Bedroom Mantel


I bought the mirror at HomeGoods a few years ago and unfortunately, there’s no tag or information on the back that indicates the manufacturer.  I’ve never seen another mirror exactly like it, but I’ve seen some that are similar so I’m sharing those with you today.


1. Amelie Wall Clock – Uttermost

I love the large size of the mirror portion of this one and as a bonus, it’s an actual working clock!

Uttermost Amelie Wall Clock


2. Convex Clock Mirror – Restoration Hardware

Similar to mine, the RH mirror is square with the clock face on the inside.

RH Convex Clock Mirror



3. Moe’s Antique Black Timepiece Mirror – Bellacor

This is a rustic metal frame giving it a similar look to mine, but the mirror portion is smaller and confined to just the center.

Moe's Black Timepiece Mirror




4. When In Rome Mirror – Dot & Bo

Dot and Bo When In Rome Mirror


5. Roman Numeral Mirror – Overstock

This mirror is a great option for a space that can be viewed from both the front and the side!

Roman Numeral Mirror

6. Quatrefoil Mirror – Restoration Hardware

While there are no numbers on this mirror, the basic idea is the same with a rustic frame that sit atop the mirror.

RH Gothic Quatrefoil Mirror


There’s also a less expensive version available at Overstock:




Of course, if I ever come across my exact mirror, I’ll post an update!


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9 Decorating Ideas for the Foot of the Bed

Today let’s talk about decorating options for the foot of your bed.  No, I don’t mean what type of bedding to put at the bottom, but rather, what furniture can be placed at the end of your bed.


What Works and Why?

Unfortunately, not ALL furniture looks great at the end of the bed, so it takes a little thought and planning when it comes to using this space.  In general, items that look the best are those that are not taller than the height of the mattress; otherwise, the items starts to visually compete with the bed itself and most often, you want the bed to be the focal point in a bedroom.

Here are 9 great options.




1. Benches

Benches look beautiful at the end of a bed because they extend the visual length of the bed itself and allow it to take up more space in the room.  Additionally, they’re quite functional!  A great place to sit and take your shoes off at the end of a long day.



2. Storage

Most people could use a bit more storage so baskets, trunks, etc. are a great option.  While you can put whatever you want in them, it’s nice to store extra or seasonal bedding in them so that they are nearby for easy access.



Anita at Cedar Hill Farmhouse has a great idea with the use of a luggage rack and basket!


3. Sofa

Doesn’t a small sofa or settee at the end of the bed seem luxurious!  If you have the space, this is a great spot to curl up and read or for kids to sit and talk to you at the end of the day!  If you have a TV facing the bed, just be sure that the back of the sofa isn’t so tall that it blocks your view of the TV from sitting in bed.


4. Seating Arrangement

As an alternative to a sofa, you could put two chairs at the end of the bed, with or without a side table between them.  If you have a very large room, you can also turn the seating area perpendicular to the bed for a cozy conversation spot.


5. Desk

If you’re short on wall space, consider using the end of the bed as an anchor for a writing desk.


6. TV

No wall for a TV in front of the bed, no problem!  There are special cabinets designed to raise and lower a TV with the touch of a button.


7. Low Dresser or Cabinet

If you’re in need of drawer or cabinet space, you could consider adding a low dresser to the foot of the bed.  As mentioned before, try to ensure that it is no taller than the mattress, unless your bed doesn’t have a footboard and the dresser is acting to balance out a headboard.  Also, keep decor on top to a bare minimum or leave it blank entirely so as not to give the appearance of being cluttered.


8. Pet Bed

Don’t forget your furry friends!  You can use the end of the bed to give your pets their own sleeping space so they feel close to you at night, without stealing your covers.


9. Nothing

Okay, this might seem obvious but I still wanted to mention it.  Having nothing at the end of your bed is perfectly fine!  If you prefer the minimalist look or don’t have adequate space, leave the space at the end of your bed empty.  You’re not missing out on anything and in fact, will keep yourself from bumping into things in the middle of the night if there’s not enough clearance.  There’s something to be said for negative space…

{via Loaf}

{via Loaf}



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