Wordless Wednesday – Ferns

Ferns

No. 2

Lenda Is In The Office

Double Lenda

Lenda is in the office, Ikea Lenda drapery panels that is.  Originally I bought two sets of Lenda drapery panels to hang in the sunroom but never got around to it.  Life got in the way, you know how it is.  So when I decided to put up window treatments in the new office I […]

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Christmas in July

Okay, you may think a Christmas post in July is a tad crazy but I’m joining Natasha from the land down under for a Christmas in July Party.  So come along for some great Christmas inspiration. Take a look at some of my Christmas shenanigans before I started blogging. Christmas Past Here is a mini house […]

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wreaths I Want to Make

china wreath

There are several wreaths I’ve pinned on Pinterest over the past couple of years that I want to make but never seem to find the time.  My intentions are always good and I even buy the supplies.  So I thought if I did a blog post about my five favorites it would serve as inspiration to […]

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Etsy Shop or Antique Mall Booth?

Vintage goodies

I’m in the midst of decision-making – do I open an Etsy shop or rent a booth in a local Antique mall?  I’ve talked to people with both and both have pros and cons. What I’ve heard most often about Antique Mall booths is that they need more on site attention than expected.  One  friend with a […]

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A New Way of Thrifting

Bunch of Vintage Clocks

 Keeping my grandkids this summer is limiting thrifting days so I found a new way (at least to me) of thrifting from my very own sofa.  It is ShopGoodwill.com an online auction site.  BTW this isn’t a sponsored post just sharing my experience.  Here are some things I found, bid on, and won. These clocks were in several […]

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Quick Red White and Blue Bouquets

4th of July Bouquets

Fourth of July snuck up on me this year and I didn’t do much decorating.  So I bought a couple of bunches of red carnations and went to work making four bouquets. There is something special about each bouquet.  The blue and white French water pitcher, a recent Etsy purchase, is perfect to hold a patriotic bouquet of red carnations and […]

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French Enamel Water Pitcher

Dried Rose 2 French Water Pitcher

 The Etsy listing read “The perfect authentic French provincial piece for a table centerpiece or in the kitchen. Looks stunning filled with roses, citrus foliage, cherry blossom branches or whatever you fancy.  A classic enamel water pitcher from France in a lovely (and rare) speckled blue and white color from 1930′s.”  It was love at […]

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The 30 Day Room Challenge Is Over

Builtins Partially Painted

Well it is June 30th and my new office/craft room is not complete but nothing in my house is ever really finished.  I am constantly changing things and moving stuff around, I’ve been this way all my life.  Even as a teenager I constantly rearranged my room and changed out my accessories.  It drove my Mom […]

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