Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vintage Hats ~

Aren't these vintage hats just gorgeous? I have listed them in my Etsy store today as I continue to downsize my *PRETTIES*. If you are interested just click here. I need to get some money coming in instead of going out...seems like as fast as it come in these is gone ~
I love the velvet ribbon and bling attached to this neat~ Enjoy ~

Photo Boards ~

Holly over at Holly Doodle Designs made some photo boards a few months ago and that is where I got my inspiration to make these. I really wanted to use much older wallpaper, but I already had this paper here at home so these are the final results. They are very easy to make and turn out just adorable. You can embellish them any way you please and make them your own personal style. The photos are removable so you can interchange them from time to time ~
This striped one is my favorite...I used vintage lace ,millinery and seam binding ribbon ~ My little granddaughter playing in my fountain outside last summer ~
Another take on a photo board . I hope at some point to get some older wallpaper to make some of these with. They would make great gifts ~
Try your hand at making will love them~ Blessings~

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

House Blessings ~

May You Be Blessed

Whether you come in to visit
or just to rest
When you enter our home
may you be blessed.
~Author Unknown

I love pretty books and this one is no exception. I was drawn to it the moment I saw it a few months ago. It is a small book full of prayers, poems, and toasts celebrating home and family ~
In these turbulent economic times when things are so uncertain we need to remember the things that matter most...our family, our friends and our Heavenly Father who loves us so very much ~ Take some time to celebrate your family and home today. Blessings ~

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This and That ~

This post is very random and has no rhyme or reason, but I wanted to share a few things before I head out today. Someone purchased an item for a gift from my Etsy store recently and I wrapped it up for her...isn't that tag precious ~
My most favorite perfume right now...*BELOVED* ...I really don't wear much perfume, but fell in love with this when I smelled a sample of it.
It was a gift from my son for Christmas last year~ Must have gone to Olive Garden one too many times to accumulate these pretty sugar packets. But they are *PINK* and blue and fit right in my ~ My favorite teacup at the moment...RS Prussia...$2 at an estate sale a few years ago ~
My new filing cabinet that hubby finally finished up for it!
Have a wonderful Tuesday...Blessings~

Monday, April 27, 2009

Old Lace & Roses ~

Some of my all time favorites...Old lace and roses ~
I snapped a couple pictures of these roses before they totally gave up and died. I have had these since the day before Easter and they lasted until Saturday. I would say looking pretty for almost two weeks is great for real flowers. I love the colors on these beauties~
A couple more pictures from the bridal shower decor that I decorated for. (had to recreate the photo here at home today) Everyone loved the photos of the bride and groom when they were little . How adorable ~
Blessings ~

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sneak Peek at Romance ~

I decorated for a bridal shower this afternoon at our church and I wanted to give you a peek at the decor. Light green and pink were the colors ~
I decorated six of these centerpieces and embellished them with handmade tags and paper the colors and how pretty they turned out ~ A few words of *LOVE* were sprinkled about the tables along with a few rose petals in the perfect matching color ~
I used my vintage white tablecloths and lots of my vintage hankies along with antique rose berry bowls to sit the votive candles in~
Pink roses that I made out of tissue paper...three went in each centerpiece ~
Blessings to you and yours today ~

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Reflection ~

I have been very busy trying to get decorations ready for a bridal shower and also trying to redecorate my back porch/entry. Remember my post about "rearranging"? I repainted the little green cupboard on the wall in a cream color and that is what is reflected in this mirror. I was amazed at how many items I had in creams and whites. Just went through the house pulling things *off and out*. I must get busy again...just wanted to give you a glimpse of a beautiful reflection.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

From Drab to FAB ~

I did an instant makeover yesterday that I ended up LOVING! This is the final result...
I started with a very short skirt (that I had purchased at the Goodwill for $2.50 with just this idea in mind) It is loaded with ruffles in a thin white flowing fabric (and looks new) ~
I slipped it over the top of this lampshade ~Tucked it all in at the top ~
Added another rose pin and ended up with this beautiful result.
Instant lampshade makeover. I just LOVE it ~
Repurpose something today and you will love the satisfaction you
get from not running out and buying it already made...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rearranging ~

I am in the mood to repaint, rearrange and spruce things up! I think it is this warmer weather that has gotten ahold of me. Spring is a time that I always want to dig out and purge my house.

These pictures are shots of my back porch that we enter before coming into the kitchen. I *LOVE* this paint color so I may have the same color mixed to repaint the walls. My son made the little wall cabinet several years ago. I am thinking of painting it white...
We just hauled our ugly looking deep freezer out to the garage and I put this table and chairs in it's place. It looks much nicer~
I love this table and chairs. This is my *MARTHA* set purchased at Kmart a few years ago. It had blue print cushions on it , but I changed them fast. LOLLove this basket of flowers ~
Don't look too closely or you will see holes patched in the wall. I thought I had more of this paint color and so I patched all the nail holes and went to get out the paint and I don't have any! LOL I was bummed ! This shelf goes full length above my washer and dryer. I want to take everything off and redecorate. It has been this way for too long. I will most certainly utilize some of the same decor as I am going to use what I have ~ Love this mirror! I purchased it at a garage sale several years ago for $1.00. Love it as is with it's chippy peely patina ~
I wanted to share this adorable little table with you. I purchased this at Home Goods
last year. I love the pink rose mosiac pattern~
I also found four of these chairs at a garage sale about 9 years ago for 50 cents each! That was some garage sale! They had prices so cheap and I got several items. Old pottery, old valentines,
vintage Christmas ornaments name it they had it. I think the most I paid for anything
was $1.00 ! My kind of sale! Wish I could find them like that now. I remember the year because I was watching my first grandaughter and she was just learning to walk, but I schlepped her along and we did just fine ~ I hope you have a wonderful day filled with joy, peace and blessings!