Saturday, February 26, 2011

33 Years Of Marriage

Happy Anniversary

~33 Years~

~We've come a long way~

~He bought me flowers~

He did good!
I love him!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Inspiration From A Friend

Well, I was inspired from the moment I saw my friend Shelley's post (Sweet Pea Home) where she rearranged some shelves using antique herbarium pages.  I love herbariums, but, unfortunately, I had sold one that I had acquired (temporary breakdown I figure).
See her post here.

~~~Lightbulb Moment~~~~

I have a vintage Audubon book with wonderful illustrations of birds.


I purchased the hanging cupboard from Shelley too! 

Thanks for the inspiration Shelley!

Linking up with Debra for

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

White Wednesday ~ Little Whites

Just a few pictures of some of my little white collections

Just a few of my buttons and bobbins

Twine anyone? (For sale in my Etsy Shop)

Little finials

Antique white wood knobs

Just a couple'a watch and clock faces

Little white butterpats

Lots of  little beehive and heart soaps in a vintage paper mache' bowl

Linkin' up with Kathleen at Faded Charm

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

White Wednesday ~ Part Two

I think I got it!
At least for now I'm happy!
Here's what I finished today:

It was hard to capture, but the mirrors reflect the plant and candle really nicely!

The Folk Art Garden Angel was made by "Mason", a well known artist in Tennessee.

I'm tired now.....real tired, but I feel like I've accomplished what I set out to do today!
(You should see the rest of the room that I didn't photograph.....well, maybe not)
I still have tomorrow......tomorrow's another day!

Linking up with


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

White Wednesday ~ Changes Are A Comin'

I've really been wanting to simplify my life, including my decor.  I think I get kinda' obsessive when I start collecting something.  Like string.......I have too much, and it's here, there and everywhere.  So, I filled up an antique metal pan and the rest will be sold.

I also started changing around a corner of the living room yesterday....  but today it was all wrong!
Here's Plan A:

Here's the (unfinished) Plan B:
I hope to finish tomorrow.
Stay tuned for the final 'tweeking' (I hope!)

If you love 'White', head on over to visit Kathleen at
Faded Charm
for lots of wonderful whites.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Copy Me Challenge Link Party

I'm joining "Funky Junk" and "Miss Mustard Seed" in their Copy Me Challenge.

A while back I found the cutest little black stool for about $2 at a local thrift store, but it had a gold shag carpet on the top.  Unfortunately, I didn't take before pics, but I think we can all imagine the shag carpet!

I decided to recover the top with a piece of vintage linen/flax fabric, and then I remembered Miss Mustard Seed's post on painting a  faux grain sack.

So here's my final creation:

I'm linking up with Miss Mustard Seed's Copy Me Challenge Link Party

I love all the inspiration and information that is available in 'Blogland'.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Another Craigslist Find

I have always wanted a cupola.
I found one.
On Craigslist!
I love Craigslist.......

It's still in my van cause it's way too heavy for me!
It's 41" high.

The roof is copper with wonderfully aged patina!
Not sure how I'm going to use it....most likely I'll put it on a pole like a birdhouse.

Just 'cause it's so pretty, I wanted to share my camellia bush which is just loaded with blooms.

Aren't they pretty?

I've had a good day so far.

I had a catscan this morning......anxiously waiting any news about the cancer.
I'm sure it's all gone.
Things are good!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February ~ Time For Love

February is a special month for my family.  Beginning February 11 my son will turn 28, and then on February 13, my husband will  be 58....they are 30 years apart!  Then, of course, Valentines Day on the 14th, and ending with our 33rd wedding anniversary on the 26th.

Linking up with Kathleen at
For White Wednesday!