September 21, 2014

Falling in Love with the Indoors

Jewelry & Decor by SoulMakes
Clothing by Free People & Spell Designs & Some Vintage

We can hardly contain our excitement over the latest in SoulMakes Home Decor. Over the next month we've got a few collections of beautiful decor items hitting the shop, much of which is pictured above in our at home dressing room. I've always thoroughly enjoyed the great outdoors and all it has to offer, but after moving into our first home I've discovered a new and surprising love for the indoors! Living here has inspired so many new designs, mostly because we've got lot's of wall space to cover. The ideas seem to be streaming in just as beautifully and easily as the natural lighting streaming in through our windows! What a perfect time of year it is to find solace inside, just as the air is turning crisp. Normally I dread this season of hibernation, but this year I could not be more excited to go indoors. We've got lots of cures for the winter blues, to keep your home fresh and bright throughout the seasons! 

Amidst my precious little dressing room in our new home, I spend time creating an environment of peace and nurturing my creative passions. I get dressed, trying on a million different and gorgeous jewelry options (a few sneak peeks at new designs above!), which display themselves abundantly across the space I've created here. I cozy myself up and dream of new decor ideas to illuminate these walls, mini Birch Wood Mirrors, bringing the outdoors inside with the gorgeous tones of natural birch wood branches, finished off with a touch of rugged twine. Chunky Amethyst crusted mirrors too, with a frame made entirely of vibrant crystals, bringing the perfect energy to my space. These little beauties are the perfect accent to open up the shadowy corners of this well lit room. Every inch of empty wall space inspires new dream catcher designs, big ones, featuring our chunkiest quartz crystals and small ones, even little ornament sized dream catchers adorned with our favorite feathers. The air outside is becoming cooler by the moment, while the air inside my little sanctuary is filled with a fragrant whiff of lavender. A little aromatic bouquet of dried lavender tucked into the top of an old glass bottle sits on my dresser, finished off in the classic SoulMakes fashion - wrapped up with leather and adorned with copper beading. That's not all, we have some seriously exciting textiles coming to the shop this season as well and we can not wait to show you!

Check out the latest in our home decor section here and stay tuned for more gorgeous designs coming soon to!

September 15, 2014

Old Lucketts Store

Im Wearing:
SoulMakes Jewelry
Free People Fringe Bag & Crop Top
Spell Designs Maxi Skirt
Frye Boots
Amazing leather belt made by my mother 40+ years ago :)

We are loving every moment in our new home and the surrounding area! We are about a half hour away from Leesburg, VA, which is a gorgeous little area full of antique shops and farmers markets. Last week I mentioned that we had found an amazing flea market not far from home, we went back this weekend, like good furniture addicts and this time we took some pics. The flea is held by the Old Lucketts store, which is an amazing (huge) antique/vintage shop set on a big green field with lots of little buildings scattered about and full of treasures. Every weekend they hold a little flea market where sellers come in with their best bargains and every first Friday of the month is the big flea, where every inch of their property is covered in goods to dig through! I can not wait to show you all what furniture we got. We made out like bandits! This weekend we met the most wonderful artist/seller,  Dale Weller, selling a mix of his own welding work and some vintage finds. He hooked us up with a great deal on a set of rattan patio furniture, tin tiles and a gorgeous little iron table he had upcycled himself. I'll definitely be posting pics later, but be sure to check out his amazing craft here. We're definitely going to be ordering some custom work from him for the new place!

We could wander around the Old Lucketts Store for hours, there's so much to see! Inside the shop itself there's so many wonders to be found, from cowboy boots to furniture, door knobs and flow lamps. Naturally, I picked up several more old glass bottles and a pair of antlers. Trevor found an amazing vintage Stetson vest with snake skin detailing.  Right outside the front door there's an amazing lemonade stand with local lemonade, delicious brownies and sandwiches. I wouldn't be surprised if we go again next weekend (or maybe every weekend for all of time). The drive back from Lucketts offers a lush view of local farms and fields and there's lots of stops to made along the way. There's antique stores and farmers markets lining the road. This time we stopped at a great market, with tons of bright, fresh produce, mums and ciders. We got ourselves a big bottle of cherry cider to sip on while we sit on our new patio furniture and enjoy the fall breeze! 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
MacK Mars