Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Flowers

I am sooooo excited to have flowers this year!!  It has been a couple of years since I have had any with moving a couple of times.  I have prayed these Hydrangeas to grow and produce :) and the Lord blessed me this year, did I mention I am excited lol.
Now I can pick from my flower garden and put vases all over the house which makes me smile every time I look at a bouquet.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Made over porch post

I found this porch post at a yard sale and knew I could do something with it.  I cut the top part off, I know I hated doing it but I wanted it to fit in my house.  I put a base on it and attached a bird house on the top.  It still needed something, because I put it in a corner I wanted it to have light.  So I put an electric candle in it.
I had an old garden gate laying outside that I cleaned up and put on the front and decorated that.  I hung a metal cone from the front and put roses in it.
This is fun to decorate for the seasons I always put something different inside the birdhouse.  Snowman for winter, pumpkin for fall and a bunny for Easter :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Re purposed bottles

These are some bottles I had picked up for .49 at the thrift store.  I wanted to add something to them. I found a graphic I liked online and printed them off. And antiqued it.  Then I mod podged them on and tied some lace aroound the tops and some ribbon.  One I added some bling too.

And the other one I just used the lace and ribbon:
 I do love them for hold little flower bouquets.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Re purposed books

I have been seen the re purposed books all over blog land and have been dying to make some.  I just wasn't sure how I wanted to do them.  I thought about painting them or just leave them without a cover and then decorate.  But then I went to Michaels and seen this wonderful pink flocked paper and in my favorite print damask.  Of course I could not resist. 

First I ripped off the covers of two books I had gotten at a thrift store.  And then I traced and glued the paper onto the top book.

And then I put some tea dyed vintage lace I had and some ribbon and tied it around the books.  And then I added some bling.

I thought it looked so pretty but I had a silk rose  I thought I might add too.

I really love how this turned out.  Now I will have to make some for my daughters in their colors.  I'll show you updates as I get them done.