Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Won, I Won a Wonderful Giveaway

Earlier this month, Kristen from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia hosted an amazing giveaway of $50 to be redeemed at Timeless Settings which is a wonderful online shop full of unique and interesting items.  Be sure to stop by and check it out, and also stop by the owner, Sharon's Blog.

I was so excited when I learned I had won!  Yeahhhhh

I had so much fun shopping, but it was so hard to choose amongst the many things on my (want list).  It took me a few days, so here's what I decided on.  I am very happy with my choices.

I'm redecorating my guest room and this neat bucket with vintage style and a bird, is just perfect in the room.  I'm showing a few pics.....when I get the entire room finished, I debut it in a post!

Here's the bedding I'm working with.  It is a pattern from Pottery Barn a few years back.  I found it on Ebay and immediately knew it was perfect!

I've used vintage french ticking to enclose this screen-less cupboard.  It adds interest, function and texture.

I'm making linen curtains which are just about finished, and need a little more tweeking here and there.
I'm also trying to decide if I want to paint the antique bed white (I think this would be a good place to try Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).

The next item I decided on is this great galvanized shelf with hooks.....check out the vintage appeal!
This is perfect for my bathroom (also under construction) as I'm using galvanized accessories.  I'm also going to attempt to paint the countertop as I was inspired by Laura from 52 Flea.  Check out her post 

Here, I removed the glass globe and attached a vintage light cage with an Edison style bulb.
More to come on the bathroom....just searching for the right shower curtain and rug.


A lot of times I don't enter giveaways cause there's like 485 entries already, but I'm not going to let that stop me any more!  I've won 2 in the last couple of years that I have been blogging....


Friday, September 16, 2011

Michael's Pickin's

My husband, hereinafter called 'Michael' works with his family in their truck parts business.  They have a HUGE junkyard.  I got to thinkin' the other day, "surely there's some neat stuff out there...some cool junk....gears, rusty metal pieces, interesting truck pieces and parts, etc." 

"Don't you ever see neat old stuff that I would like?" I asked.  So tonight...he brought me presents....rusty, crusty old presents!  He did good!

 This guy is big and heavy.
White, rusty metal...
Now, what to do with it?
Any ideas?

"Thanks honey", I said.

I have my own personal 'American Picker'...

Have a wonderful weekend

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Day We'll Never Forget

My heart is heavy
 My eyes filled with tears
  My Flag is waving in all it's glory on my front porch
I will never forget.

I pray today for the families and loved ones of the victims of that horrid day
I pray for our Country and government
I pray for peace and justice

I have Faith
God is in Control

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fun Afternoon At Ikea

I bought a chair on Craigslist, and the seller suggested we meet at Ikea Saturday afternoon.
"Sounds great to me", I said.
My husband said he would go with me.
"Yipee", I thought.
We had fun, and I found a couple'a neat items that I thought I would share!
First is this great looking pillow cover.  The fabric content is 100% ramie, which has a wonderful rustic appeal...very similar to an old grain sack.  It's a nice, generous size...36", and the insert stripe fabric is sewn in.  Best thing......$13! 
Here's the link although it's not available online:
The next 'find' is a pendant light.  I've been looking for lighting for my guest room which I am working on...not sure what I really wanted.  We found this pendant light with a metal drum shade on sale from $69 to $19.  I think I will cover the shade with burlap or a slubby linen.  It's a nice large size, and I'm sure it will look perfect!  It's only available at stores as well.
 I also found some great looking glasses.  I like all my glassware to match, and somehow my last set has all but disappeared, leaving mismatched assorted ones (where do these odd glasses come from anyway?)
They are a nice thicker glass which I've learned works best in our household.  I love the shape and style.  There are 'rings' around the bottom...kinda hard to see in the pics.
Set of 6 - 16 oz.  $4.99
Set of 6 - 11 oz.  $3.99
Better than the Dollar Store!
I found a few other little 'odds and ends' also.
No matter what your taste or style is, there's always a treasure at Ikea to be found!

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!




Thursday, September 1, 2011

Shells to Pumpkins

I'm so ready for Fall.  Yea, right.....like we have Fall in Florida!
Well, I'm putting away the sea, shells and Summer things
And bringing in a little bit of Fall

We've painted and changed things up a bit also...

Have a Terrific Thursday!

Linking up to Transformation Thursdays here