Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Pink Corner...

Do you have a pink corner in your home......I have always loved a touch of pink here and there and I'm always drawn to the many soft shades of pink...
 This is a section of the foyer to our home.  The chair you've seen before, the table was an auction find and painted creamy white.  The tray and candle holder are from HomeGoods and the lampshade was found at Garden Ridge in Raleigh.  To tell the truth I nearly died when I saw the lampshade.  Swoon!!!

The mirror was an auction find and painted with American Paints Clay and Chalk paint in Home Plate.

Nothing makes me happier than pink in my home.  How about you, do you have a color that you cannot live without???

Okay, that's it.  Make it a good week and get out there and create, make, sew, photograph, write, craft, paint, repurpose and find something wonderful to share with all of us.

I'm joining the party at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sharing a little of this and some of that....

Well, it looks like I've done gone and done it again.....neglecting my blog!  Seems as though I'm having trouble, again, trying to come up with something interesting to tell you. So, I'll just show you a little of this and that....

With the feeling of Spring in the air I've been in the mood to make up some Spring floral arrangements.  I found the wooden container in a thrift store then painted it and filled it with happy flowers and moss.  Tied on a burlap bow and added a little ceramic bird.
This pretty arrangement was created by my sister.  We love texting each other about our projects and attaching photos. It's our way of staying connected although we are miles apart....

I created this pretty arrangement with a mercury glass vase, some burlap script flowers, a big white flower and the added the piece'de la resistance....the burlap, ribbon and lace bow!

Since I'm on a roll, I went ahead and made up some cute image pillows.  Love this one with the rabbit image from the Graphic's Fairy.

He's so darn cute.  I love how he looks all vintagey and faded.  I planned that you know. Not.  The fabric didn't take the ink so well and the result was a nice faded look that I think is pretty cool.

Another pillow.  This time I used this sweet Mermaid image from the Graphic's Fairy.  Love her.

Last, I spruced up the entryway table with some new topiaries from Home Goods.  A bird and a bunny and of course, another mirror.

Well, that's it for now.  Hope that you all get out there this week and create, make, bake, sew, write, photograph, repurpose. and find something wonderful.  Whatever you do be sure and share it with the rest of us.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Suffering from Blog-guilt-itis

Okay everyone I have diagnosed myself with a severe case of Blog-guilt-itis.  The symptoms are not posting often enough, not coming up with ideas to post about, too lazy to take photos and then the worst symptom of it all....feeling guilty for not posting!

I think many of you know what I mean.  If we neglect our blog and have nothing new to write about we continually worry about it and it's ALWAYS ON OUR MINDS!!!!

But wait!  There are moments of wellness...As I walked by my new vanity I realized that I could blog about it!!!  So here goes...

I finally have a new vanity thanks to my sweet friend Julia.  She brought it to her booth, I saw it and it was mine. 

 She painted it with American Paints Chalk/Clay/Mineral based paint. The color is Home Plate. 
Now, let's take a look a closer look at what's on the vanity...
A pretty silver tray and several silver jars collected from thrifts and antique shops, my favorite perfume, CoCo Mademoiselle by Chanel, and a Brighton bracelet given to me by my Sista.

This little bunny is from Tiffany's.  A good friend of mine named "Bunny" gave this to me as a gift.  The glass box holds some of my favorite pieces of jewelry.
I found this gorgeous metal mirror at HomeGoods.  It looks like lace and has the perfect touch of chippiness.

I found the chair at a thrift store, painted it with the same paint and color and added my pretty pink toile fabric to the seat.  Love!

Added my mannequin for a nice photo shoot and if you look to the right you might see a little furry animal photo bombing the setup.

Okay, that's it and I'm on the mend.  In the meantime don't forget to get out there and create, make, photograph, sew, cook, design, craft, write a masterpiece and find something wonderful and share it with all of us!


My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • My friends at Miss Minnies
  • Holidays with my family
  • Law and Order Criminal Intent
  • 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
  • getting emails from my sister
  • 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