Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pretty paper.....pretty ribbons of blue....

I had to share with you these sweet little boxes that I found yesterday at Hobby Lobby. They are covered in satin and the perfect color to sit underneath the tree in the kitchen. I didn't realize it last year when I started collecting all of my vintage Christmas balls and birds but this is one of the "in" colors this year apparently cause I saw all kinds of stuff in the robins egg blue and teal colors. I also found loads of pink as well. I also even ran across some lavender. I'd love to do a tree for my bedroom but space just isn't my friend in that room especially since that's the room that has to hold the extra furnishings from the living room during the holiday season. But it sure would be nice to have a tree in that room. I've learned that black is another one of the "in" colors this year as well and found lots and lots of it. Wouldn't it be pretty to have a black and pink tree? Now wouldn't that be fun. Oh how I love Christmas. I'd have a tree in every room with a different theme if space would allow it. I'm not one to go all out decorating any other time of the year but this one and would do so much more if only I had the space for it. Sadly enough two trees is about the max for me, but I can dream and admire other peoples beautiful decorations. Hope that you've enjoyed the tour around my home this year. Come on back soon cause you never know what I may be blogging about next.

More Christmas 2009

Well I'm finally done with all my decorating. I bought a new tree this year and I'm still not sure if I like it or not. It's not as full as my other tree but my husband and son love it and it's not as heavy so that means it will make it easier on them to put in the attic...hmmm makes me wonder if that's part of the reason they like it so well. Anyway, I decided to go with an all red tree this year so I picked up some new red balls at Hobby Lobby and added just a few of my ornaments that I already had. And honey when I say a few I mean I could only use just a handful of my other ornaments.
Of course I added the little girls shoes that I add to the tree every year. These shoes have sentimental reasons behind them sitting in the tree. They represent the two pregnancies that I wasn't able to carry to full term. One was a set of twins and the other would have been a single birth. I guess really I should have 3 sets of shoes but this has always served the purpose of not forgetting about those that we lost.
This picture didn't come out so well for some reason. The material in these ornaments has black flecks in them. I made these ornaments 2 years ago and was able to get them on the tree this year. The button in the center is black as well but why it showed up like a silver button is beyond me. Maybe I should be taking photography classes this coming year....
This of course is my snowmen collection. Once again you can't see it in the picture but the top snowmen has back lighting and really pretty in person. My mom has bought most of these for me over the years.
I already had these lanterns hanging on this wall but this year thought it would look cute to add some pine around the tops and bottoms of them, then I was able to use the pictures that I found on ebay last year in this spot to go with the old world Santa Claus's and the stack of books that I ripped the hardbacks off of, stacked together, added some gold ribbon, a BELIEVE metal ornament and a primitive Santa tag. If you want to make one for yourself they are super easy and you can use any ribbon you like and could always go online to find a Christmas image for your tag. The metal ornaments can be found about anywhere. Matter of fact I saw some yesterday at Hobby Lobby as well as Wal-Mart.
I have one more thing to share with you but will have to do that in the next blog.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Kitchen tree.....just add feathers

Ok here you can see the tree that I'm totally in love with. It turned out far better than I had envisioned and my husband says that these pictures aren't doing it justice...I have to agree with him. It is much more beautiful in person so sorry I could get a better picture of it that would show just how gorgeous it really is. I added small wreaths on the backs of all the chairs using robins egg blue ribbon and of course I've already discussed the centerpiece.
ok so here's a close up of one of the birds nest that I made the first of the year and then tucked away til this year. I simply took regular cheap little birds nest from Hobby Lobby and bought some of the little eggs there as well. I painted the eggs robins egg blue and glued them in then brushed the entire nest and eggs with elmers glue and sprinkled it really heavy with mica flake glitter to make it look as if snow had landed on it. You can also see some of the vintage balls that I collected over the course of the year. They are 2 different shades of robins egg blue. Then I added a couple of strands of silver balls that I found at ........the dollar store...yes the dollar store for a whopping 1 buck!
I found these birdhouses at Hobby lobby as well in the unfinished wood section. So I came home and painted them with the same paint that I had painted the walls in the kitchen. Then took the same steps as I did with the nest to make it look like snow has fallen on them. You can see another picture of the nest and then the darker robins egg blue feathers that you see on the tree is actually a boa feather that was cut up and placed throughout the tree in certain spots and I think that's what made it really pop.
While shopping for the vintage Shiny Brite Christmas balls on ebay I luckily ran across these beautiful vintage birds. I was only able to find 6. I really wish that I had more but that was all that I could find. I think that they fit in just perfectly.
This concludes the kitchen decorations .... I think. If I happen to see something that I missed I'll be sure to share it with you. I do have my decorations up outside but haven't taken the pictures of it all yet. But will be sure to share all that with you all as well. So come on back soon and peep in and see what else I've decorated. See ya soon!

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas....

Ok I couldn't wait til after Thanksgiving this year to start putting my decorations up. I'm just too excited and was really excited about getting the kitchen done since I've been collecting over the year for this theme and color that I've chosen for the kitchen. You all know that I redid my kitchen last winter after Christmas so this year I just had to make it as lovely as what my kitchen is itself. So the first picture is of the cupboard. I simply added strands of silver beads on the top ledge and added some glittery snowflakes in front of the plates and added some of the larger robins egg blue balls in the cups and a bowl.
I found this wide mouthed vase at TJMaxx for only $5.99. Let me tell you Hobby Lobby has these as well but wanted either $39.99 or $49.99!! Can you believe that? So needless to say I stuck with my favorite store. I added more robins egg blue balls and some bright shiny silver balls as well then tucked yet a few more snowflakes at the top and that is now my centerpiece for the table.
The glitter Noel sign is also one of my great buys at TJMaxx. I only paid $9.99 for it and it's just perfect cause it has that vintage feel to it and the O is a snowflake in the color of robins egg blue. I used robins egg blue ribbon to hang it from the mirror in the kitchen.
Here's a better picture of the NOEL sign and you can see the reflection of the tree in the background
Ok on this double pie stand....I bought it at Salvation Army months ago and painted it black. I just simply added some robins egg blue larger balls that I had found at Kmart last year and then added some of my vintage Shiny Brite balls in with them. It just adds another touch of glimmer in there.
Now don't go running off anywhere cause I have more to share with you for the sit back and give me a bit while I get the next blog on so you can see more.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Find!

No it isn't a trash to treasure and believe it or not it's not even something that I found at my favorite store (TJMaxx)....its actually from Bealls of Florida! My sis Suzie from over at Happy Shack had been spending the fall in Florida and went shopping and told me about this great purse that she found. Well as she described it, it reminded me of the purse that my friend Brenda had and one that I've loved and admired ever since I saw it. So I just had to have me one as well. But the best part of it all was that it was only $21! Can you believe that? $21!!! So I immediately put in an order for one. Then Suzie had went to an outlet and found the wallets to match the purses and picked those up for $9.99! WOW! What a deal as well. I'm so happy with my new purchase that I just had to share it all with you so you could get one as well. The address for Bealls is
Thank you Suzie for the wallet. I love it and it matches the new purse perfectly!

Table for 4......Complete!

Well FINALLY I was able to finish the table and chairs for the kitchen......I've had the chairs done for a bit now but it took me a little longer to get the table painted. I've had numerous setbacks with my health and wasn't able to get it done. But Ta Da now it's complete and I'm loving it. I can't hardly wait til Christmas gets here so I can go ahead and decorate the table. I plan on making me some new placemats just for the holidays and adding some small wreaths that will hang on the backs of the chairs. Will be adding a large wide mouthed glass vase and adding robins egg blue Christmas balls along with some silver ones. Oh in my vision it looks really pretty, lets just hope that it all pulls together.
Well that's all for the moment that I have to share with you except for one more thing but you'll have to come back to see it........

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Witch Shoes....

Hey and welcome back! Well this is what I've been up today. I made a couple pair of witches shoes and they were soooo much fun to make. I had actually cut out the pattern, stuffed and painted them last night and had to wait til this morning to sand them down and finish up with the details. I have to say this has been one of more fun projects that I've done in awhile. I'm not real big into decorating for Halloween but do have a few things. I like more fall, Thanksgiving decorations than I do the spook holiday but I have to admit....making these along with the little witch that I showed you earlier has made me want to. I'll be making more of these today...or starting on them anyway. I'll be leaving on Friday for mine and my husbands 10th anniversary. A little get away just the two of us. Yippeee So I'll need to pack and prepare for that tomorrow and then when we return on Sunday I can flip the switch back on to my sewing machine and get back to work. I'm hoping that these will sell well come next fall.
Then this pair was a special request from my friend Brenda. She had sent me a picture of some similar to these so I whipped these up in no time. They are so fun! I hope that she's happy with them.
Well I'm heading back to the craft room to see how much more that I can get done. Hope that everyone is having a nice fall day. It's been chilly here....brrr

The littlest witch....

Knock knock....anyone home? Well hi there! Thought that I'd introduce you too little Witch Wanda today. I've been working on her for several days due to the fact that I've not been feeling that well and mainly because the pattern that I had for her was all messed up. I'm not going to give the person's name that made the original pattern cause I had to redo it so much just to make it work. It frustrates me so bad to pay for a pattern then have to completely redo it. But anyway, here's how she turned out. I've just fallen in love with her and hate to part with her come next fall but it's not like I can't make myself one anytime I please.
The book? Oh yeah how can I go without saying something about this book. I read this book as a child and it was one of my favorite. Other than the Hardy Boys books...oops now I'm telling my age cause some of you may not even know who they are. But this little book I ran across on eBay back several years ago and it brought back so many wonderful memories for me. I can remember sitting in my room as a little girl reading and snickering to myself as I read about this mischievous little witch. I'm pretty sure that it's out of publications now but if you ever run across it at a thrift store or yard sale or even on ebay. Grab it! It will fill your heart with laughter and is just a fun little read around this time of year. Your kids would love to hear all about some of the adventures that this little witch gets herself into.
Well I'm off to work on another project. Will check back in later and show you some more of my handy work. Hope that you all have a wonderful day........

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mayonnaise Rolls YUM!

Ever needed some rolls to go with dinner only to get dinner started and realize you have none to go with it and it's just a tad to late to run to the store? Well here's a quick and simple solution for you. I make these all the time cause they are just that.....quick and simple.

Mayonnaise Rolls
yields 6
1 1/2 cup self rising flour
3/4 cup milk
2 HEAPING tablespoons mayonnaise
Mix all ingredients til lumps are gone and pour into greased muffin tin in a 450 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until tops are golden done.

These are so simple to make that you don't have to be Betty Crocker to make them and they save the day when you've ran out of any other kind of bread to serve with your meal. Now pour on the butter and eat up! YUMMMMMM

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Welcome back! Just like I promised here are some of the fall crafts that I've made over the years. This little ghost has done gone and taken a spill...guess he had to take a break from all the spooking cause he's laying down on the job. I actually saw a picture of one of these and made myself a pattern for it. I thought it was so darling that I just had to have one for myself. It's made out of material that I've painted to give it a more leather like look and feel.
Then I went on to make me a scarecrow to go with the little ghost.....they keep each other company.
Then these funny little guys are just happy to see everyone as you can tell. Some of these were made my by sis over at Happy Shack and she sent me that pattern so I could make some for myself. I sold a lot of these at the gift shop that used to carry my things. Cute aren't they?
Then ohhhh we have to have some candy corn. What would fall be without it? These were super simple to make and yes it's another pattern that my sis at Happy Shack sent me. I just love them.
Then last but certainly not Ebeneezer! Suzie made this for me from Happy Shack as well and I just love love love him! Thanks again sis for all the great patterns and sweet little love gifts. They are greatly appreciated!
I have a few more things to share with you for fall but can only get 5 pictures at once on a post so looks like you'll have to stick around a bit longer and see what else I have in store for you....come on back now you here?

It's Fall Ya'll!

Welcome come on in and sit a spell. I've been decorating for fall and thought that I'd share some things with you. I'd like to say that I made the Welcome sign but I didn't. I happily bought it off of a craft vendor years ago at a craft show and have loved it ever since.
My poor fodder shock looked much better before the storm knocked it over a couple days ago and well I just can't get it to stand up right now. So it looks like the leaning tower of Pisa. I didn't like the plain old containers that the mums were in cause they were so ho hum, so I added some fall material around them and they look much better now I think.
This is at the entry to our home as well. I made the pumpkin in the middle and the rest are store bought...I'll show you more things that I've made in the next post.
Here's how I decorated the hutch that I redid back in the spring. All the fall decorations was either handmade by myself or my sweet little sis over at Happy Shack. They were "love gifts" from her and are cherished.
Come on back and I'll show you close ups of some of these creations in the next post.......Happy Fall Ya'll!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Flatbread pizza

Hi all...I'm going to share with you something that I've never done before. A recipe! This one your going to love cause it's super easy and the best part is that they are so easily adaptable to whatever you want or like on your pizza. My sis over at Happy Shack and I came up with this recipe and we call them lakebrats just because of the fact that you can have anything that you like...just like a brat and since we both live on lakes it was perfect. So here goes. If you have any questions or if you feel that I've left anything out please let me know.

Flat bread or Wraps (located where the tortilla shells are at)
pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese
feta cheese
green pepper finely chopped
onion finely chopped
black olives
red roasted peppers
sun dried tomatoes
chicken tender (cooked and chopped in small pieces)
canned mushrooms
basil pesto (just a little bit cause remember this is an extremely powerful taste and a little goes along way. Add it right after the sauce)

Fry up the chicken tenders in about a half a can of chicken broth and some minced garlic. Set aside and let cool while chopping up your green peppers and onion. Then chop up your chicken tenders and have handy.
Line the bottom of your oven with aluminum foil to catch and drips that may occur. Then preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the flat bread or Wraps on the middle rack for 1 minute on each side. Take out and start adding your toppings. Place back in oven and cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until your mozzarella cheese is melted nicely.
Please remember that you can put anything that you would like on your pizza. These are completely adaptable to your specific taste and the best part about it is. They are like having your own personal pizza.
My sister and I talk on a daily basis and toss ideas back and forth about crafting, cooking ect. and when I was telling her about the pizza that I had at McAlisters Deli in Destin, Fla this summer and just how good it was, it set off a brain storm of how we could make our own and this is what we came up with. So when sis and her hubby Don were here this summer we got to cooking...we were like mad scientist in the kitchen adding a little this and a little that and waaa laaa. Here's the outcome.
It may be the end of summer but remember pizza is good all year and they are so quick and easy and best of all you can please everyone in your family. Then sit back kick up your heels and take a need to stand over a stove for hours making a huge meal when you can have a lakebrat in 30 minutes or less. YUMMMM
Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Wonderful Gift....and even more precious friend!

I had lunch with my wonderful friend Brenda today and look what she brought me for my I know my birthday was back in June but I hadn't got to spend any time with her since the end of May and so we were a bit late getting to celebrate. I just had to share with you all the pretties that she got me cause they are just to darling.
First off the mannequin is just too cha cha for words. The pictures don't do the scrapbook justice at all it's way prettier and has a raised surface over the flowers. The air freshner is beautiful, it has pink beads in the bottom of it, has pink pearls around the rim and smells like lavender....that will make my bedroom smell just heavenly. Then there's 2 cute stamps for scrapbooking, card making or whatever along with a pumpkin pie candle and some pumpkin room freshner. So she has me ready all ready for fall. Then the socks have aloe in them and those will feel sooooo good at night while I'm sitting around watching tv, blogging or just snuggling up. The little pillow says Cherish also smells like's yummy. All of these things are so wonderful. She really went overboard for my birthday when all that I could of ever wished for is spending the day with her out junkin' and of course TJMaxx (which we did those things as well). I'm so blessed to have her as a friend and thank my lucky stars that she's part of my life. We lost contact with one another for so many years so we are getting to play catch up now and it's sooooo much fun! Thanks again Brenda, your kind heartedness NEVER goes unnoticed.
Now ya'll come on back soon cause I've got to share with you what all I found while we were junkin' was another good day for it.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Oh Soooo French......

Hi all!! I finally found my plate hangers so I could get these put on the walls. Wal-Mart has been out of them forever and I had looked high and low for some to no avail. Luckily when I went to pick up party supplies for my son's 16th birthday party Sunday, I peeked over in the DIY isle and they had gotten a new shipment. I wish that I had just bought all that they have cause I'm hanging plates in my bedroom too. That is if hindsight had been 20/20 but it wasn't unfortunately. So I'll just have to see if I can get lucky again getting more. But anyway, these plates I found on ebay. I can't remember exactly what I paid for them but I'm sure knowing me it wasn't much. I just love them. They have birds on them (imagine that) I think they are pheasants but I'm not real sure. All I know is that I love them. Next week I'm going to start working on painting the table and chairs in there and will share those with you as well. After that....I'm DONE with that room. Until I can afford to get me some new countertops and flooring that is and that may be awhile.
Hope that everyone is having a blessed day and ya'll come on back soon. You never know what I might pull out of the old magic hat to show you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A true trash to treasure....

Yep I meant it when I said this was a true trash to treasure. I needed to do something with the trash can that sat on our back deck that we keep our dog food in and since we don't have a garage then hiding it back there was not an option. So my only other option was to dress it up a bit. I took a roll of wallpaper that I already had on hand that was leftover from a previous project and ripped it into little pieces and used Modge Podge to glue it on the can. It gave it a marbled look. Oops let me back up. I first spray painted my handles cause I knew that I'd never get those covered with the wallpaper. Then I started ripping and gluing.
Ta da! There you have it, a trash can that's worthy of sitting out and being on display rather than an eyesore. I do have to say one thing though about this project. I didn't put a sealer on it and it only lasted about 2 years without it where I'm sure that it would of lasted a lot longer had I sealed it with something so be sure to put some kind of sealer on it. The project really didn't take me that long at all and I need to do another one....I cheated this time and just bought a black trash can to conceal everything and keep it in the dry. Hmmmm maybe I need to add that to my long list of to do projects.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Quilts quilts and more quilts....

Anyone else starting to feel the nip in the air at night with fall soon approaching us? It's starting to hear and what better time to show you the quilts that I made back in 2004. Yes believe it or not all of these were made in one winter. I was down in my back for months afterwards but it was so rewarding to know that people really appreciated them. I made the one above for my mom and that was the first one that I made that year for Christmas.
This one was a Christmas present as well and it was a lap quilt for Suzie over at Happy Shack. I hope that she's still curling up under it and enjoying it.
This one was made that same year around Christmas time cause I didn't even have one to curl up under and thought I would reward myself a bit for all my hard work and was the last one that I made that year.
This one I had to work on only during the day and had to hide everything before my son got home from school cause it was one that I made for him for Christmas. It was quite fitting since he's a big hunter and fisherman.
I think that I started on these in about Sept and finished up just right in time for Christmas. The thing is this wasn't all that I made that year. There were plenty of ornaments and other gifts that I made for family. I'm just not sure how I got them all done in such a short period of time but I did. The look on my mom's face and my sons face were priceless when they opened them and I'm so glad that I took the time to learn to quilt that year. I know that they are just plain ole block quilts but a girl has to start somewhere and considering that I didn't even know how to thread a sewing machine until back in 2000 I don't think that I did to bad.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Backdoor wreath

I woke up this morning wanting so badly to find something quick and easy to do and when I walked out the back door.....BINGO! I found it! I hadn't put anything on my plain ole grapevine wreath that I had hanging out there and thought to myself...well it's about time that you do something with this naked thing. So off to my craft supplies I went. Luckily I had leftover greenery from a previous project so I grabbed all those out and happened upon some little birds as well. (Imagine me having birds hanging around )
See how sweet they look tucked inside the fern. I wanted to get the real birds nest that is tucked up in one of my pine trees but it's just high enough that I can't reach it and I'm afraid to get the ladder out for fear of fallen and breaking my neck. So I'll have to get hubby to help me get it down and fumigate it real good before I do anything with it. But for now this is what the outcome was for the door wreath. I'm sure that I'll have something else to come up that I'll need the little birds nest for. I have an idea in my head but you'll have to wait til I can get the nest first......

Friday, August 28, 2009

Expressing your feelings....

So many times I've talked about how important it is to journal but at the time I was referring to journaling about projects that need to be done and how to organize your upcoming projects or "soon to be" projects. But never did I mention anything about journaling your personal thoughts. Now I know that the blog world has changed all that to some extent by people putting things on here rather than on paper but I guess you could say that I'm from the "old school" and still believe that some things shouldn't be just thrown out there for everyone to read. I've also found through my own journaling ,that I've just recently started back up, that its easier to really open up and just throw everything out on the table so to speak by writing in your own personal journal. This is something that you can put away and noone ever has to read. I've kept one for many years now but would get lazy and never keep up with it but this time I'm determined to at least every couple of days pull it out and get my thoughts on paper. If something is bothering me I've found that writing it all out seems to ease the pain to some extent and then once the books closed I can stand up, walk away and feel as if I've shared my deepest darkest feelings and thoughts with someone knowing that they will never ever repeat them or frown upon me for anything. I's basically a diary. Except now that we are all grown up we call them journals cause that's the proper name for them now I suppose. I still have one of my diaries from when I was a little girl and I've gone back and read through it and gotten the biggest laughs. I tried to get to it so that I could take a picture but it's packed away so far that it just didn't seem worth it. But trust me...I have it still and wouldn't part from it. I have all my journals tucked away for safe keeping and love to pull them out from time to time to see just how life for me was going at the time. I even kept a pregnancy diary that one day I'll give to my son so he could see just how happy I was at the time. He will be able to see the progress of his growth as well as the progress of his mothers growth. It's a good thing! So run out and pick yourself up a journal and try it for yourself. It honestly is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You don't even have to spend a lot of time on it. If nothing else just pick it up and write down how your feeling while sipping on your morning coffee and trying to get woke up. Then months from now flip back and read some of the things you wrote to yourself. You'll be saying "oh I finally crossed that hurdle and it wasn't near as bad as I thought it was going to be at the time I wrote this" or who knows what feelings will arise from rereading your thoughts. Do you already keep a journal? I'd love to hear from you if you do, let me know how it effects your life in a positive way.
Have a wonderful day everyone and I'll see ya soon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another placemat purse...

Ok so remember a while back when I was showing you a couple more placemat purses? Well this one got lost in the shuffle somehow. I'm not quite sure how it escaped my camera lens when I was going through all of them but it did. This is probably one of my favorite ones too. Only because it's a little bit of something I made and a little bit of something that my sis Suzie made from over at Happy Shack.
See Suzie painted the handles for me and mailed them then I happened across the placemat at Kmart one day on clearance. If I'm not mistaken it was in fact a Martha Stewart placemat as well. But I didn't give hardly anything for it at all, gotta love those clearance isles. So I came home and got to stitching. I had the fabric that I used for my lining already on hand and since I've made several of these now it didn't take no time at all for me to whip this one out. It only has a simple little pocket on the inside and I didn't even bother with putting a latch on it of any sort. I love to tuck it in my big lake bag for when we pull into a marina and grab us a bite to eat. So thanks Suzie for helping me out on this project.
See ya'll soon

Dishes dishes and more kitchen dishes

Hey well while Suzie was here she pointed out that I hadn't shown you all these dishes, well how that I have them displayed anyway. I've shown you the pretty robins egg blue dishes that I found at nowhere else but the Big T (TJMaxx for those of you that don't know that I love that store). Then the smaller plates in front of those I found on ebay as well as the ones that are behind the blue ones. I have them in a little cuddy hole above my microwave in the kitchen and along with so many other things in there, I just love them. I'm not quite sure what has me liking plates so much but it seems like I'm getting quite a collection of them. I'm working on making a display of them on the wall in the kitchen (when I can ever find some more plate hangers, those things are hard to find) and then I'm also going to do a display in my bedroom as well with some pretty pink roses on them. Want those just look precious? No your not getting my vision? Well as soon as I can get more of those hangers I'll just have to show you now want I?
So long for now, I'm off to make something good for supper so I can put them in those pretty plates of mine.....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cluck cluck

Cluck cluck you tell me. Are these not precious or what? They were made for me by Suzie over at Happy Shack and were originally in primitive looking attire but now...honey they are all decked out and more fancy. I sent them back to her when I was redoing my kitchen so that they would have an updated look and so I could still use them.
She completely undressed them and I sent some of my leftover fabrics that I had from the new kitchen. I don't think that the pictures show just how large they really are. I should have put a ruler up beside them so that you could just how big that they really are.
Look how sweet Miss Fancy is. Suzie added some lace to her dress and I think that it's just precious. I put them in my hallway that leads out of the kitchen so that they would be showcased well. Everyone will see them when they enter or sit in the kitchen. I just love them and had to share with them with you. Thank you so much Suzie for giving them a makeover for me. They are so precious and will be treasured forever! I love you sis!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Birthday surprise!

I couldn't hardly wait to share with you this post and the next one. This is a chalkboard made out of an old cabinet door and then painted with chalkboard paint that my best friend Suzie (from over at Happy Shack) brought me while her and her husband was visiting with us this past week. Notice all the beautiful detailed wood work that they put into it and then the gorgeous paint job that's on it. This picture truly does not do it justice. It was my birthday present from Suzie and one that will hang in my newly redecorated kitchen for many years to come. Suzie's hubby hung it for me and I couldn't of been more thrilled! What was really weird (well not weird for her and I) is that the paint was almost the exact color that I had picked out for the kitchen walls and she lives all the way out in Oklahoma and hadn't ever seen my kitchen in person. Only in pictures. She got the color almost exact. Now I'll have a nice place to leave my hubby notes and to do lists. It works great too cause last night I had written that I needed the fluorescent light in the kitchen fixed and he saw it and jumped right one it! My oh my, this is more than a birthday present it must be magical as well cause my little hubby never has gotten to a list so quickly before. It's so beautiful and I love it. Thank you again so much Suzie and the Happy Shacks hubby for making me such a beautiful piece to add to my kitchen.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cute and Cuddly.....

Hi ALL! I was looking around the house yesterday and noticed these sweet little salt and pepper shakers and realized that I hadn't shared them with all of you. The one on the left I'll go into more detail about in a minute cause it's extra special and holds a little secret. The one of the right is one that I found on ebay and is by Arthur Court. Its the rabbits and the cradles that holds the tiny shakers are cabbage heads. Cute huh? BUT what's even cutier are the next set.....
Look how sweet! These were sent to me as a birthday gift from my dear sweet friend Suzie (sis) from Happy Shack. The little bird holds the salt and the nest holds the pepper. Now how sweet is that? It was just absolutely perfect for me and goes so well in my newly redecorated kitchen. Sorry that the last picture looks so bad, for some reason it kept turning out dark.
Ok off for now but I'll be looking around the house for more things to share with you. I really should have been out there pounding the pavement at yard sales this summer getting great stuff but that hasn't happened. I am however craving a nice visit to TJMaxx and some thrift stores.