Tuesday, October 22, 2013

He's Here!!

Me holding my new grandson, who was born this morning. Kyler Andrew, he's beautiful (of course ;)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Oh Boy!!

My son and his wife are expecting a baby boy in October, and I am having fun planning a vintage-themed baby shower.....

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Enchanted Garden

Welcome to my Enchanted Garden
Won't you step inside and enjoy with me?
 Impatiens hanging on the fence with a little watering can above them are always at home here...
 A "new" addition this year is an old dresser that I knew would be perfect to hold more flowers in my garden of enchantment...
 Chippy old planters and little bunnies are waiting to be discovered....
Come back again soon to see what else awaits!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Quilt Rack Makeover

 Here is the quilt rack with its new coat of paint (well a couple of coats ;)

 Here it is before (above).  Not bad, but the stained wood look isn't really what I have in my home.
These vintage cottage plates go better with the new color, along with a vintage quilt that has a blue background.

I finished it off with an old piece of lace and a vintage fabric flower.
Hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Vintage Tole Tray

 A stop at my favorite antique shoppe Thursday, rendered this gorgeous vintage hand-painted tole tray.

The colors work perfectly in my living room.
Hope your weekend is a wonderful one!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Vintage Chippy Wooden Box

I bought this chippy old wooden planter box years ago, and I love the worn paint, but the ends had been left plain.  So today I decided to add vintage wallpaper to the ends, and I love how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Saturday at the Cottage

It's a grey day outside today, but it's sunshine and roses (well candles and roses) in the cottage!
Have a beautiful Saturday!  :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Wedding Centerpieces

The bride asked if I could do some type of centerpieces
for the round white tables that would be at the wedding/reception.
Since the wedding was in December, but she didn't want red/traditional Christmas colors, I decided to go with a Winter White Wedding theme, also utilizing the silver color the couple wanted in their wedding.
I turned miniature plain white trees into ones glistening with snow, by adding glitter spray and mica flakes.
I sewed "pouffy" circles out of sparkling fabric for the center of each table.  I placed engagement pictures of the happy couple in snowflake ornaments, and added some "diamonds" left over from a friend's daughter's wedding.
I bought inexpensive glassware at Goodwill, and turned them into "mercury glass" candleholders, using instructions found via good ol' Pinterest. 
Little favor boxes with Hershey kisses, wrapped in silver shimmer ribbon, completed the table decor.
I enjoyed being able to take such a part in my son's wedding, by doing this for him and his lovely bride.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vintage Wedding Suitcase

Here is the vintage suitcase being used as a card holder for the happy couple.
I made a "luggage tag" with their wedding date, and a destination of "Happily Ever After", glittered a key and tied it with a ribbon to the luggage handle.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Card Banner

One of the first things the bride decided, is that she wanted to use a vintage suitcase as the "card box" for the wedding reception.  I drew inspiration from Pinterest, making a banner for the top, so guests would know where to place their cards of congratulations. 
I used pretty scrapbook fabrics I found at JoAnn's, cut in rectangles, printed out the letters on my computer, covered each letter in floral vellum paper, and then strung the letters with shimmery ribbon.

This is how it turned out.....

I will show the entire suitcase in my next post!
Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Monday, January 07, 2013

Forget Me Not

Thank you for coming to my rescue and helping me figure out how to "skirt around" Blogger and trick it into letting me post a picture!  :)
And thank you for not giving up on me as a blogger, even though I've been sporadic at best. 

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I had every good intention of posting more often this year, but Blogger has had a glitch the past couple of days and I cannot add photos.  From visiting around, I see that I'm not the only one having this issue.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and I hope to add new pics soon!
Have a great day!  :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


As you reflect on the holiday season that has just passed, I hope it was one filled with love, joy and happy memories for you.
I know mine was, as our now-larger family gathered this year to celebrate Christmas together.  A beautiful new daughter-in-love, along with her two precious children, have joined our family.  More love, more laughter in our home.  What could be better?

This picture is a mirror in my living room that shows the reflection of some of my Christmas decor this year.

Happy to have you stop by!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013