Thursday, August 31, 2006

My mother and I held a garage sale last weekend...... Of course, we just had to *shop* each other's treasures!
Here is a picture of the pretties I came home with:
a pair of white cutwork pillowcases; a little embroidered towel; lace curtain panels; and (my favorite find of the day) vintage cameo jewelry!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Magazine Rack Makover

I took an old wood magazine rack (it was brown ~~ I won't show the before picture here, because I only want to share lovely things) ...... I made it over into something pretty and romantic, by painting it white and adding some dangling clear & blue prisms ..... I then added special items to make it ready for a relaxing bath...... (the little bluebirdbath in the front holds pink bath crystals, with a tiny vintage spoon for the scoop)....... special soap and vintage Cashmere Bouqet powder are included, along with a Romantic magazine to read as well!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Some friends and I were discussing our collections of stationery recently, and I snapped this photo of some of mine to show them. I have always enjoyed writing letters and had many pen pals when I was a young girl. I like to use pretty pens (often pink!) and co-ordinating stickers....... Do you enjoy corresponding the old-fashioned way?

Monday, August 14, 2006

I've been busy making Christmas ornaments ~~see my latest stocking ones above~~
I'm changing a lot of my decor this season, so, while I'm always excited about Christmas, there is a renewed anticipation with seeing how our home will be transformed this year with my new ideas. Stay tuned! :)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

This is our (master) bathroom. I do love a pretty bathroom! The lace scarf was a "castoff" from my mother; so I threaded it through some pink sconces to use as a valance. A vintage rose scarf clip adorns it.
I love our view....... every window in our home has a lovely view of God's beautiful gift of nature! From this window we can see the back woods, along with the birds at the feeders.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Our living room is quite possibly my favorite room in our home. It is the first room guests see when they enter our front door, and usually the place where they are seated for our visit with them. Even for the three of us who live here, it is a place of quiet relaxation. There is no tv or telephone in this room. Sometimes we will sit there just to visit with one another and talk over the day.
Our son recently told me that his friends often conclude that we are rich when they first see our living room, which made me smile, because it was completely decorated on a budget. When I look around the room, I'm mentally saying "auction; garage sale; clearance....."
Of course, I have told my boys all their lives, that we ARE rich -- rich in blessings and in love, and that's what really counts, after all. (but I do enjoy our "rich" living room! ;)