Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thrift Store Haul




I was really pleased to be able to take these roses home with me. It is meant for a Christmas decoration. I will save them for next year. They will fit right in with my winter wonderland theme. I love that they have glitter on the roses and a frosted look to the fruit and leaves.






I found these for 99 cents. I thought they look like wintery blues. Also they have some silver pics in them , I will use them for crafting  purposes.

These flowers remind me of paper whites. They also have some silver pics in them. They were 99 cents as well.




I love these three Christmas Angels.  I will probably glue them to a canvas and display them in that matter. I will probably do something with the color. The gold  just does not do it for me............However I could leave them gold because I did decorate with gold in my kitchen this year.

I thought this little lace box was cute. I really do not like the orange flower , so I will change that out to a more neutral cream.

I thought this little candle holder was cute. It was a 1.91.  I will show you how I use it in a vignette.

I love this lace table topper. Anytime I can find lace regardless if it is vintage or not. It comes home with me. If I do not  use it for its intended purpose, I will utilize it to make something.



If I could wear this I totally would.   However I can not get one arm in the sleeve.  It is a size small. I bought it to cut up and use the individual  doily pieces in my crafting.






Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hello my Friends! I have been doing my therapy sessions, thought I would show you my creations. I made the rather large wall hanging, I love the browns and cream colors I used. I have to make a new hanger, the one I have on it does not work. It causes it to sag in the middle.
The square thingie was a purchased piece, I just added the embellishments. I made the Valentine Wall Hanging many years ago. Back then I did not do much embellishing. So when I found it again, I fancied it up a bit. Hope you enjoy!!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Question for my decorating friends.

Is it okay to decorate with mercury glass all year long.  I have  posted pictures of my mantle and how I decorated it.  Please give me your opinion.

I had these mercury glass pieces up through Christmas. I took away all the ones that had snow flakes or some kind of Christmas decor. I just love the look of silver in our family room. We have a gray sofa and the mercury glass looks really pretty in this room.


I bought the hydrangeas on after Christmas clearance. They have pearls and glitter on their petals. But I did not think you would have to use them specifically for Christmas. I like pearls and glitter all year round.
I also decorated the credenza behind the sofa with silver and mercury glass. I made the table runner. I just loved the color of the fabric.







I made some pillows from the same fabric that I made the table runner.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Thrifting Finds and Tuesday Morning Haul

Good Afternoon  Friends!
I trust everyone has their Christmas decorations put away. I have , and have started some new vignettes and plans for more.
I wanted to share today my thrift store finds  and my Tuesday Morning finds. I hope you enjoy!

I found this little Music box at the Habitat for Humanity re-sale store.  I have found myself falling in love with musical instruments and things that have musical instruments. I love how the little cherubs dance around.

This is how I used in a vignette. This vignette is in my guest room. I changed it out some today. I added the wicker music thingy I altered and the music box.  The cloth on the table top is a bath mat I found at the dollar tree. I loved the butterflies.  This table I found at yard sale a long time ago.  I still have plans to paint it..  You will notice it is missing the drawer pull. It is inside the drawer. I took it off in preparation of painting.

I found the tall brown urn at the same re-sale shop. The little donkey is a yard sale find of many years ago. The lamp is  a walmart lamp and the book is a yard sale find.




None of these linens are vintage. But I use lace in all sorts of project vintage and non vintage. The little stripe pillow case will get a make over. I plan to cut it down to travel pillow size and embroidery my grandson Mason's name on it. It is actually a little pillow that belong to his father when he was a newborn. So I thought it fitting I should give it to Mason.
I thought this little plate was so delicate and sweet.


TUESDAY MORNING HAUL!




These are all self explainatory.





Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year  Friends!  I have been playing house the past two days. In that I mean, I was tired of how I had the guest room decorated so I did a make over. I did not spend any money on this project, I utilized things I already had. And when you view this project you can definitely tell that.........LOL. I call this my Country Victorian guest room. A fancy way of saying quilts, pine furniture and little bit of frill.
You will also notice I have a thing for bunnies. You can learn a lot about a person in how they decorate. Hope you enjoy. Please do not judge. It may not be your taste, but different strokes for different folks.


 The bedding was the set that I had in the Master Bedroom at one time.  The lamp on the right I found at a yard sale a year or so ago. I decorated the shade with lace and beads.  The crochet table topper , I have had for more than 15 years.  The bear is a yard sale find, the picture is a craft project of mine. The bunny on the bed was a Good Will find. Do not worry I steamed him sanitary in my dryer.  The picture above the be we have had for many years.  The burlap bird picture is a Good Will find.


The little hat stand on the right is a Good Will find. I did a  makeover to make it more beautiful.  The basket I have had for years, and the birds are Christmas ornaments. The long box on he left is a Dollar Store purchase. I made the heart that is sitting on top of the box.



The welcome sign is a Dollar Store purchase.  The heart is a craft project.



I  am debating if I like this banner I made. It may be replaced in the near future. I have not decided yet.

Monday, December 22, 2014

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Victorian "Banner"

Yes I have been at it again. Today I made this "bunting" or some people call them banners. Most of the materials I use I had on hand in my stash. I think the long piece of lace attaching all the banners came from Walmart. The other laces I had in my stash and I have no idea where I got them. The silk flowers I bought from SACRAFTER @Zibbett.com . The paper flowers are from Hobby Lobby , and so is the pear trims.