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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Thrift Store Find and some small crafts.

I found this framed print at Goodwill. It had an ugly gold frame. I gave it a good update by bringing out my trusty spray paint can.  I think it looks much better being black.

These two sachets, started out to be one purse. It did not work out, so I regrouped.

I made the stands of these two bird houses by recycling a spool and a round card board piece. The piece came out of the package when I bought two new skillets. It sort of looked like a tape roll. It was just the right size for two Cd's to be glued as a top and bottom for the base of the stand.

I love how this little canvas turned out. I started off by painting over an ugly picture of a pear. When the paint dryed it came out with this crackling effect. I just loved it so that is what the whole design of the campus was based.  The flowers  were off an old floral wreath. I cut out the heart out of scrap paper and added some bling.  I also glittered the heart and the canvas. I used a punch to punch out the butterfly. I glittered the butterfly and used some bling down the center. The lace at the top was some left over from another project.  The little sign says "My Favorite" that was purchased in a package of the other little signs at the craft store.

I brought this box home from work. It held my business cards. I up cycled it by adding scrap book paper and flowers.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


I found the little crate at a antique/thrift shop for two dollars. I had all these florals in my stash. I decided to create this fall arrangement. I usually do not start decorating for fall until around the end of September, however I have started early this year for some reason. Maybe its the hot weather we are having here in the South.

I purchased two little clay pots at Michael s. I had some burlap and lace ribbon in my stash, as well as the sunflowers. I think this will add a bit of whimsy to my kitchen.

I decided to use  my sun flowers in this little space in the kitchen.  I found the sunflower plate at home goods. The brown shelf  was a yard sale find , it was 5.oo.  I place my two potted sunflowers in the top of the shelf. The three little burlap covered pots on the bottom shelf are from Family  Dollar. I love to shop at Family Dollar.   I find some items that appear high end for hardly nothing.