I SPY! Hand Painted Porcelin Plate

While perusing the latest Lonny Magazine (love, love, love) I stumbled across this fabulous little item. It’s a hand painted, porcelin, custom monogrammed tray. I expected this piece to be quite expensive and created by a big-time designer, but I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that this item is sold on etsy and is only $26.00! Jeanette Risco is the gal behind this beautiful piece of work, and she has SO many more wonderful items on her etsy site.

Hand painted porcelain custom monogrammed personalized appetizer plate or bed and bath tray

You may personalize the colors and of course, chose your monogrammed letters. The plate is 6.75 inches wide x 5.25 inches – a perfectly sized serving plate. I must admit, I feel like this plate is too pretty to out food on. I’d probably just place it on my buffet table and admire it every time I passed by.

A few other items that caight my eye…

Hand painted porcelain custom  monogrammed personalized tea for one teapot and teacup set

Teapot and Teacup Set

Hand painted porcelain custom personalized monogrammed coffee mug

Custom Coffee Mug

To check out the rest of Jeanette’s goods, visit here. I’m already thinking about my soon-to-be-ordered porcelin plate. I already love it and it’s not even in my home!

Dining Room Artwork

You know when you see something, fall in love with it, and then you don’t even want to check out the price because you have a pretty good idea that it’s waaaay over your budget? It happens to me all too often. But, I will say that sometimes it’s fun to try and replicate a look, for less.

This exact problem happened to me when I came across these fabulous lemon prints from Wisteria:


They are called the Ferrari Lemon Wall Art Set and are a whopping $749.00. Yikes. So, I set out to find something similiar, for much less. And, I’m happy to report that I found these prints, on art.com, for $9.99 a piece! They all aren’t lemons, but still!

Farmhouse Table – check!

This post will be short and sweet, as Kyle and I were away at the rainy and wiiiiiindy Oregon coast this weekend and I’m trying to throw myself together and prepare for the week ahead.

With that said, we checked a big thing off our dining room To Do list this weekend. Our farmhouse table is complete and I am ridiculously anxious to move it from Sweet Home, into our dining room. The table was made in Sweet Home from old barn boards, which is a small detail that I love since Sweet Home is the tiny town that Kyle grew up in. It’s like we’ll always a have a piece of his hometown in Portland.

Here it is:

farmhouse table

A few things left to do – stain the legs to match the rest of the table and possibly put a protective coat of polyurethane on the top. The table is 4×6, which might be a little large for our current dining room, but I plan on having this baby for a long time and thought bigger was better in the grand scheme of things.

Now….it’s time to start decorating! Happy Halloween week to you:)!

Olympic Paint Giveaway – WINNER!

I am super excited to announce the winner of Restored Style’s first paint giveaway!

And the winner is…


Sounds like she has a nursery paint, and Olympic paint’s zero VOC formula and zero VOC colorants is as green as green gets and is SIMPLY PERFECT for a baby’s room - no harmful fumes!

Amber, congrats and I’m hoping you’ll share some before/after pics of your nursery with us. Happy painting!

In other news, I have a few more great giveaways slated for November, so stay-tuned! And, I’ll be sharing some dining room updates with you on Monday as well. Also, I’ve been on the hunt for a yellow fabric that somewhat resembles this design:

But no such luck thus far…any ideas???

Cheers to a great weekend!