Monday, November 7, 2016

New Antique Hutch

I spent this past weekend painting the inside of this French antique hutch
WE bought from a designer friend, shout out to Shelley McGinity

I am not a painter at all but it felt good to accomplish this easy task. 
It took many coats of Antique White to cover the Sky Blue!

My big reward came today, when I got to add a few pieces of collections, 
family favorites and a few touches of fall.

I started with Granny's Hall Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf mix. I love this because
Granny had it although I don't think any of this was actually her's.

I thrifted this gorgeous hand painted fall plate and the love the old 
Hallmark Thanksgiving turkey S&P, even if they are plastic.

This turkey platter was my Mommy's from the 50's. We ate every Thanksgiving turkey
off this platter. I am so grateful to have used this platter for my
family, as well, and it will go to my older daughter.  

So that is what I have been up to for fun! 
Please share you recent projects with us for inspiration.
Wishing you and yours a blessed

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Finally Fall

I know it is just October but it has been so warm that I thought fall would never come to
 our mountains. It is here now in all it's glory. I have not been taking pics of the trees but
I thought I would share a few of my fall decor.
I used a tin from my web store (sorry, it is sold out for this year already) for my base. 
The faux sunflowers, leaves and gourds are from Hobby Lobby. 
Are you as glad as I am that sunflowers are back in vogue? 
My squirrels are vintage finds. My mom had some like these when I was growing up. 
Am I the only one buying back their childhood memories? 
The birdies are still available at Wren Elizabeth Gifts. You can find them here

The best place I have found for pumpkins this season are at Trader Joe's! I bought the gnarly green one above and the pretty Cinderella below for only $5.99 each! These are big and make great front porch decorations. While you are there, pick up a couple of bunches of sunflowers for $3.99 a bunch.

I love to mix faux, dried and real finds, especially in the fall. Don't you just love
 the colors of Indian corn?

We went to this pumpkin patch with our local kids and had a ball.
I have never seen a pile of pumpkins this big.
Happy fall!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Lovely Lilacs

Here in my mountain town, it is lilac time! WE have more blooms this year than ever
 thanks to an abundance of snow and rain WE received.  
They are so prolific, just walking near the bushes is a treat for the senses...scent and colors 
delight. What a gift from Mother Nature! All WE have to do is cut off the 
pretty flowers. I brought in handfuls this morning and had fun selecting containers of all sorts.

I love to use my milk glass collection whenever possible and it adds a feminine touch with the ruffles.

For a more modern touch, use a piece of mercury glass. My little pixie is fun (and a bit naughty).

Tin containers add a simple country look. They are especially fun in a kitchen. Set one near your sink, so you can enjoy the scent while you work. The candle is here when the blooms fade.

 I just love this look! I bought a few different flower cup and saucers at a yard sale for tea
 parties with our grand-angels. Perfect for a flower display as well. 
Our newest birdie and nest is sweeter with lilacs.

What container would you choose from your own collections for yard flowers?
Do you say li-lack or li-lock? I love li-lacks!