Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Table decor

Here are some quick pics of my Thanksgiving table all set for dinner tomorrow.  I like to have that part done ahead of time. 

A mix of mercury glass and white pumpkins and candles.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Outdoor fall Decor.

I was trying to figure out what to put in my window boxes this year for Fall.  I was looking at all my Hydrangeas I had left on the bush (I cut quite a few too for drying)  I decided to put some in my window boxes with some faux leaves.


My "Pickins"  :)

I also added some vintage lanterns inside each of these boxes on my porch.


I need to get some pumpkins for these yet.
I really like how they turned out.  I don't know how well the Hydrangeas will hold up through the weather.  But I figure they were free so I am praying they do well.

Monday, September 30, 2013

I HAVE BEEN INSPIRED

I have been inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there to get the inside of my home decorated for fall.  Boy, what inspiration is out there.   
My dining room table decor for Fall.

A burlap runner under a vintage board I painted.

A glass pumpkin I painted to look like mercury glass.

More Mercury glass and Baby Boo pumpkins, sprinkled with some faux leaves.  I hope you enjoyed these.
More Pictures to come.....

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My Try at a Pumpkin Chandeleir

Ok I tried my hand at making A pumpkin chandy,  I painted some regular dollar store pumpkins that were way too orangey for me.  




I put a leaf garland around the chandy.  I wanted to show off the pumpkins a little more.  I then put a sunflower down inside the middle.



I like it, but I  think I am going to add a little bluish green color to the pumpkins.  What do you think?  More color or not?

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013






I have decided to jump into my fall decorating.  It is still so hot and humid outside I haven't done a lot out there.  

  But inside I have been decorating quite a bit, at least that is what my husband thinks, not really though I have kept it tamed down more this year than in past years.  At least for now :)  

Here is my mantle this year:




I love these flickering candles that are battery operated.  I bought this one as it is at Hobby Lobby.  I thought next time i'll make my own designs with glue on a plane candle and put the glitter over it.  



I used cream colored mums and some cream colored paper lantern flowers in with the reds and browns this year.



I put my glass acorns on the mantle this year.  I found these in the Christmas section of HL a few years ago.



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Monday, August 26, 2013




Here are some pics of the laundry room/pantry.  Unfortunately I had to combine two uses for this room.
Behind the curtains is where I hide the laundry soap and bleach etc...






And we put a shelf here to hold my jars of flour sugar etc...  I made a curtain below to hide the trash container, (sounds like I do a lot of hiding things here).  







I made a chalkboard out of a vintage frame to write the things down we run out of.

Hope you like it!!  I have my grandbabies this week so no more posting for me this week, time to make memories :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Last Of My Summer Garden

I thought I would share pics of my summer garden.  Fall is fast approaching, where did the time go?


 My Birdbath turned planter for the Summer.

 My porch decorated for Summer.
 Wrens live in this house.  I love watching the mama feed her babies. :)

 A stepladder I bought from a friend, she had cut a hole in the top for a plant.
Soon I'll be decorating for Fall!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vintage trunk into coffee table

My Vintage Trunk into a Coffee Table






  I TOOK AN OLD SPINDLE THAT WAS ON AN OLD TABLE WE HAD TAKEN APART AND MY HUBBY CUT IT UP INTO FOUR PIECES FOR THE LEGS.
  HE THEN SCREWED THEM IN FROM THE INSIDE OF THE TRUNK.  
  I PAINTED IT A CREAMY WHITE AND JUST LOVE IT!!!
  PLUS I LOVE THE ADDED BENEFIT OF STORAGE.
  
  

Monday, August 19, 2013

View of everything put together in the living room


This redo of the living room was on a very strict budget.  But I kind of like that, it makes it more of a challenge.  And I do love a challenge :)


I made the pillows with fabric from Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon.


I shopped my house for accessories and it was around my B-Day so some things were gifts.


The drapes are from Hobby LObby 50% off and I knew I was using the cream damask sheers with them.  So I cut two drapes in half and hemmed and I got 4 for the price of 2. :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

MY TROUBLED WALL, I AM NOT SURE WHAT I AM GOING TO DO HERE.  MY DREAM IS (AND I'M PRAYING FOR THIS) IS SOME BEAUTIFUL FLOCKED TONE ON TONE WALLPAPER ON THE CORNER.   THEN I WANT TO PUT OUR CHILDREN'S WEDDING PICS ON SOME STAINED WOOD AND PUT THEM AROUND THIS VINTAGE PIC FRAME I GOT AT A YARD SALE FOR $3.00 LAST WEEK :).  ON THE SMALL WALL PUT MY GRANDBABIES PICS.  WE WILL SEE WAHT I FIND FOR CHEAP.
TO BE CONTINUED :)



Monday, August 12, 2013




THIS LITTLE ARRANGEMENT IS IN MY DINING ROOM.  I MADE THE CHAIR SHELF FROM AN OLD CHAIR WE HAD RECEIVED THAT THE BOTTOM PART COULDN'T BE FIXED ON.  MY HUBBY ADDED A PIECE OF BOARD ON THE FRONT AND IT BECAME A SHELF.




ON IT SITS ONE OF MY ALTERED BOTTLES I MADE FOR OUR SALE AND I KEPT LOL. A DRIED DELPHINIUM AND A BLESSINGS PACKET MY FRIEND MADE FROM VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC.

Friday, August 9, 2013


ANOTHER SPOT IN THE LIVING ROOM, JUST A LITTLE VIGNETTE WITH SOME MERCURY GLASS.  ON A METAL TABLE IN FRONT OF MY METALLIC STENCILED WALL.

ON THE LIVING ROOM WALL AS YOU ENTER FROM THE ENTRYWAY.  AN OLD FENCE BOARD SHELF I MADE YEARS AGO AND STILL LOVE, A CLOCK FROM WORLD MARKET I RECEIVED FOR MY B-DAY, A MIRRORED SCONCE I GOT AT GW ALSO THE PRISMED SCONCES THERE TOO.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013



My lantern from my daughter for my B-day.  My old door is in the background with my architectural shelf with more mercury glass on it.













This is a little arrangement in my living room behind my couch.  I still have the mercury glass in the living room, I LOVE MERCURY GLASS!  have I said that before:).







Friday, August 2, 2013

MORE LIVING ROOM PICS

Here are a couple more pics of things done in my living room.

A shelf I had in our sale but I brought it home to live with me :)



I put some printed  burlap behind the frame and hung the sconce in the front.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MY NEW TO ME LIVING ROOM

I chose gray and cream with pops of yellow a bold yellow for my new room.  

I am adding some rusty metals and some chevron in with the mix.  This is totally out of my element, but I think I really am liking it!!

Frames on each side of a window found at Michaels for $1.99 each.  The chevron hangy thing at HL for 50% off.
I need to find something to hang inside the other frame.



I slipcovered my wing chairs.  I found the pillow at TJ Maxx a while ago and knew I would use it.  The metal chicken wire can I got there also.  I am using it as a side table.



Friday, July 26, 2013

PALLET WOOD SIGN ALMOST FINISHED

MY FIRST PALLET BOARD SIGN



I AM GOING TO ADD A WORD IN THE MIDDLE I'M JUST NOT SURE WHAT YET I KNOW I WANT IT TO BE IN YELLOW BECAUSE IT IS IN THE LIVING ROOM.

IT WAS SO EASY I JUST CUT THREE OF THE BOARDS APPROXIMATE SIZE AND THEN ADDED TWO SMALLER BOARDS TO THE BACK, SCREWED THEM IN TO HOLD ALL THE BOARDS TOGETHER.  I THEN STAINED THEM A DARK WALNUT (I'M TRYING TO ADD MORE OF THE RUSTIC DARK WOOD IN WITH MY WHITE SHABBY ITEMS), THEN JUST STENCILED THE CHANDELIERS ON THE FRONT.

I AM MAKING SOME DIFFERENT ONES FOR OUR SALE COMING UP THIS WEEK.  I'LL SHOW PICS NEXT WEEK OF THEM.

More vignettes around the home.


My Summertime Mantel








My flowers in a basket on my dining table

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