Saturday, October 11, 2014

Falling up the Kitchen

My morning was utilized fall cleaning the kitchen. I added a navy blue table cloth from Kohl's  and nave blue valances that I ordered on line.   The table runner and placemat's were purchased at the craft fair at convention center here in Myrtle Beach.
I added a vase of sunflowers and added sunflowers to the shelf on the wall.
Bessie the cow use to be gold, so I got out my trusty spray paint can and gave her an update. The picture was purchased at Kirkland's on clearance.
I hope you all enjoy.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Craft Projects!

I decided to make a few craft projects. All are handcrafted by me, with the exception I did not paint the birdhouse. It is a yard sale find. If you are the designer that designed the sunflower pattern on my little cushion, please let me know and I will give you full credit. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Today I focused on the family room, sun room and the dining room table. I did a thorough deep cleaning the family room and entry. The sun room I did touch up as I had already gave it a deep cleaning for the fall.
I thought I would share my fall decorations with my blogging friends. I kept it very simple this year. Last year I used a lot of glittered items and I had glitter every where for months. I hope you enjoy my photos.

 The living room mantle was kept very simple. I added to glittered silver pumpkins, and a couple of votive s. The plate was already there so I just left it.
I just added some faux acorns , some pumpkins and two burlap sachets to the bread bowl on the dining room table.

This bench sits in my entry way hall.  It was a yard sale find a couple of years ago. The pillows with the blue are also yard sale finds. The pillow with the fall leaves is one that I embroidered and sewed. If you recognize your leaf design, please let me know and I will give you full credit.

I have this trunk sitting against the odd wall in the entry. This picnic basket with the scarecrow is one I put out every year. I just love it. Its funny how you keep some things for year.
I will share more photos tomorrow , as blogger gets fussy and will not let me post a lot of photos.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Day 2 of Fall Cleaning and Decorating

I am taking each room one at a time and giving it a thorough deep cleaning. I am also adding touches of fall.
This is Day 2 and I focused on the Master Bath.  

The Master Bath has French doors. It is a long galley like bath room. It has a garden tub and a full shower. It has a separate toilet room.
I am posting pictures of how I have it decorated. This is subject to change at any time.....LOL

Monday, September 29, 2014

Decorating the Master Bedroom for Fall.

I changed out the bedding in our master bedroom today for a more Fall like appearance. My decorating style is a Old World, Traditional with a little bit of country thrown in as an accent. Please ignore all the black electronic boxes, my hubbie has at least 11 in this room alone. I try to disguise them the best I can, but there are so many and the electical cords are bizzare. I shutter when the UPS truck shows at our front door. I just know it is another black box. LOL.

The bedding I purchased at Bed BATH AND BEYOND.  The pillows were a Kirkland clearance find.  I have had the lamps for years. The odd and end decor on the night stands are yard sale finds with the exception of the florals. I had those in my stash.

This is my corner in the house. I sit here and read, play on the computer and read my bible. This corner makes me feel secure for whatever reason. I had to sleep in it when I had my breast cancer surgery because it was the only place I could get comfortable. Since that time it has become my safe haven.

These are some random wall decor  I have hung in the room. The two oval shape plaques I have had forever and are my favorite.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Finally Retired!!! A New Life Begins!

I partied all day at work. I could not take pictures as I worked in a mental health center. It was possible a client could have walked by or came in to the room, so for their privacy I refrained from taking photos.
However I was able to take pictures of the wonderful gifts I received from my coworkers and friends. As always blogger would not let me post all my pictures. But here are some of my wonderful gifts.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Yard Sale Finds and altered spoons.

I picked up this candle stick at the yard sale yesterday I thought it looked so shabby chic. I will probably use it in the spring time.

This was another find. I do not know why, but something drew me to this arrangement.  I love that it looks old, I guess.

This arrangement did not look like this when I brought it home. It had pink and lavender flowers and the container looked horrible. I took out the pink roses an added some aged purple roses. I used scrap book paper and lace on the container.
I probably will not keep this as I am not a purple person.
Just wanted to show the little spoons  I altered. I collect them at yard sales. This is the first time I ever tried to alter any. I love them.