Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happiness formula...

Happiness formula. Find some shutters, paint them paris gray and dab on some white with a dry brush...(guaranteed smile)
Mix in a pretty white pedestal tray with a stamped fleur de lis...
 add a pinch of blue with an old mason jar and stir in some dried hydrangeas....just to make it interesting....(guaranteed satisfaction)

Glue together a smidget of mismatched plates with two part tea cups to form a tiered server...(better than new shoes...well maybe not...but still good)
Sprinkle in another jar and top it off with a frog lid....plop in a dollop of  daisies from your garden...(guaranteed grin)

Then if this ain't enough to serve up some happiness....
add a generous helping of a ceramic pot and ice it off with another fleur de lis...(guaranteed double latte grin)

Still too boring....then add a dose of  some mercury glass
topped with a few yummy shells...(better than ice cream)

There you have it....a formula for smiles and happiness.
What have you created this week that makes you happy?
I'd love to know.

I'll be taking a little blog break.
I'm meeting my sister Kim on Monday in Concord,NC.
We are going to The Depot at Gibson Mill.  A huge antique mall with over 460 booths and 85,000 square feet of fun!

Be back soon.
In the meantime be sure and get out there and create, make, sew, paint, photograph, write or find something wonderful and share it with us.



Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love all your goodies, Sis, but especially the fleur cake stand and the gorgeous mercury glass pieces. Lovin' your style!! Had to giggle about the dollop of daisies ~ such a cute way of putting it!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun, absolutely lovin' the frog lid! I've created some rhubarb butter for a give-away:@) Enjoy your visit!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gee, I'd be happy just with the tiered tray with the fleur stamp, Sissie! : ) I've got a few projects planned for this upcoming week that make me happy ~ that I'll actually be able to get to them and hopefully complete them all. Plus, I have that antique fair to look forward to on Friday.

Happy Mother's Day, Sissie!

Denise Adorian said...

I love all your do it yourself decor.So lovely.I keep wanting to make one of those cake plates but just can't decide on the ones to glue.You must have a gorgeous home.Happy Mothers Day to you.Blessings Denise

Special 'K' said...

It's working for me! Happy Mothers Day. Thanks for sharing Cheers SpecialK XoXo

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am smiling all over the place looking at all your pretties! Have fun with your sister and enjoy your break! xo Diana

Lucille said...

Beautiful display, as always. How fantastic that you will be visiting such a huge antique mall!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Have a good time antiquing with your sister Sissie! Love that table with the metal edge~so pretty!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sissie I heart shutters and yours look so pretty!! Love the pretty vignettes too! Have fun antiquing with your sister.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, the Paris grey with white dry brush is perfect. I am looking forward to some fabulous mall pictures!


Riet said...

Definitely makes me smilt. Have a great time with your sis Sissie

melanzana said...

Prekrasne ideje za sreću!!!
Želim ti puno uspjeha i brz povratak.

Miss Gracie's House said...

yep...this is what makes me happy too...just a bit of puttering around the house...your *pretty* sure is pretty! Enjoy your trip with your sister and all of that pretty shopping!

Dorthe said...

Love your cake stand, and all your goodies, of happines,my dear Sissie.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Very fun post...have a good time on your trip. I would love to see that antique mall. Hope you plan to share pictures! Be safe travelling.

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is beautiful Sissie!

Have fun on your travels my dear. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new profile pic! You look wonderful!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the pretty! Your mercury glass is gorgeous! Have fun with your sister! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Aledia said...

Beautiful shutters and you were able to create so many different vignette's!!

Enjoy your time with your sister and have a wonderful week!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Holly Loves Art said...

A beautiful post which lovely eye candy! Thank you for sharing!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Such a happy post with a beautiful result!!!
Happy Weekend!

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