Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New drapes and gold in the entryway...

Well after a year of being in our new home I finally found some drapery panels for our eat-in kitchen area.  They are from Pottery Barn....I love their panels because they are so well made and have a custom look.

The toile fabric on the chairs compliments the gray blue pattern of these panels.
 Now it's time to create a Holiday tablescape but in the meantime I'll show you a few other things.

Now don't panic.  That really is GOLD in my entryway!!! Yikes!!!
GOLD, not white.....somebody help me!!!  Why oh why am I suddenly liking gilded gold???
 Mirrors were found in thrift stores and the frame is from Hobby Lobby.

I found these metal angel wings and decided to add some lacy rag garland and a vintage rhinestone brooch.  I'll be taking this to my booth. 

That's it for now.  I'm off to visit your blogs to see what you've been creating.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

What's selling in my booth and what's not.

Some say pink has lost its popularity....but not for me and not for many of you.
I used to have lots of pink in my booth but within the last few years pink has not been a good seller.  Today's customers gravitate to neutrals and softer textured fabrics.  I suppose that it will come back one day but for now it has taken a back seat.

However, I still love using it in my home.  Which is why
I added this soft pink bow to a white chenille pillow and the results are soft, romantic and perfect for all white bedding in the guestroom.  So this one will stay with me.

Burlap is still a good seller but it appears to be wanning somewhat.  Burlap pillows used to sell like hot cakes but are now not as popular.  This pillow has been in my booth for two months and still hasn't sold.

I saw this idea on Pinterest ( and thought I'd give it a try.  Crystal salt and pepper shakers made into pretty tree ornaments...
I put mini trees inside these.  I'll be selling these in my booth.
Other items that went to my booth are these
twig balls.  I added bows and wire for hanging.

I love these enamel strainers filled with greenery and red and white

Well, I'm signing off to head back to the work room.  I still need to create lots more before our open house.  I'm hoping these items will sell, but who knows.
In the meantime y'all get out there and create, make, sew, photograph, write, bake.....whatever your heart's desire.
And, be sure to share it with all of us.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup