Wednesday, January 30, 2013
While visiting my local Goodwill, I came accross a cloth doll with a beautiful white dress. It was justs calling to me. The doll needed work but the dress was perfect. I took the dress and cleaned it and found a new home for it. It makes me smile when I look at it.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I painted an old angel planter that I had white. It was white with gold touches from back in the day.
I added a rose flower arrangement that I had. I put green foam around the vase and added a doilie, flowers and two sweet birds.
Now it lives in my dinning room corner.
This weekend I was visiting one of my favorite little spots, when I saw these lovely shoes. I was first drawn to the black ornate frames. At a closer look they were gold shoes. I began to think of a home for these and I knew where they should go. Looking at the price they were half price. Score!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This is an extra dinning room chair. I use it at my desk.
I am working to add white to my studio area. I was trying to come up with some way to help the chair blend in. I found a white and lace pillow sham. I thought I could add this to the back.
I put it on and added na off- white burlap bow! It was a quick redo and didn't cost anything.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I found this coffee pot yesterday and fell in love. It was on of those things that spoke to me. I added it to my breakfast area. I worked on several different looks but decided on this. If you look closely, there is a bird inside on her nest. I am going to look for some small eggs next.
Friday, January 25, 2013
I found this great bowl last Saturday while out junking. It is metal and I gave only $4.00. It was half price. I thought it would be great for a fruit bowl, but it is to big for the area. I know some of you wonderful ladies would have a suggestion for another use. What do you think? I could put it any place. I just need an idea.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I made this pillow from a tow sack. It was so easy. I purchased a large tow sack from the Vintage Rose and cut it in half. With just a little sewing and some lace, here it is. I still have the other piece to create another. Quick and easy the way I like it.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This is one of my favorite places in my home. It is just inside by front door. It is a great place to take a load off. Almost each item has a story and I can remember when I found them. It is a great place to give a final check before heading out the door.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
I was at home yesterday because of a Snow day. After viewing some different blogs, I became inspired and started making pincushions from items that I already had. One was made from an old sugar bowl and the other from a metal jewelry box. They are very useful and pretty too.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
As I was looking at other blogs, I saw how to create a table runner by over laying your lace pieces. I dug in my treasure box and put together this runner. I love it!. You just hand stitch these together on the back. Something old becomes new.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I love my coffee in the morning. Really I can drink coffee almost anytime. After coming home from my last visit to a Bed and Breakfast, I put together my small coffee bar. It has all the things I need to make a perfect cup of coffee. Every time I see it I smile. It makes me happy.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Here is my new sewing caddy. I looked into my lace box to find just the right pieces to create it. I used a mix of old and new materials. I love white and off white. The pictures doesn't show all of the detail from the vintage linens. There is a lot of detail and texture in this piece.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I found some of the cutest quilted Christmas ornaments at a little shop near my home. I have not hand embroidered in a while. It was so much fun and turned out beautiful. I am going back to get more. I am getting a jump on Christmas next year. Yes! The best part they were 50% off.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
This is my last day of my Christmas break for this school year. Tomorrow it is back to teachers meetings. I have loved my time off. It snowed on Christmas which I can't remember it ever doing. I had great food with family. Most important everyone was healthy and together. It was a great Christmas! I am truly blessed! With coffee in hand I am trying to decide what to do today???? Something fun!
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I had a nice time today visiting with my mom and sister. We looked through my Nanny's buttons. Though she has been gone for while we still have pieces for her such as her buttons still on the cards. I have spent many hours looking through her button box as a child. I would also go to town with her and spend time looking for cards of buttons that matched. Good Times!