Thursday, December 27, 2012

Show and Tell Friday

I am joining Cindy's party at My Romantic Home.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Just The Two of US !

Mr. N and I had Christmas at Thanksgiving with my children in Ky. So , Christmas day it will only be the two of us for dinner. I still wanted dinner to be a pleasant experience for my hubbie and I. Just because there is just the two of us, there is no reason the table can not still be set for a beautiful Christmas dinner. This is my first table scape I have ever done for blogging. I kept it fairly simple but I think it is pretty. The china is Old Country Roses by Royal Albert. I fell in love with this set the first time I ever saw it displayed in Dillard's many years ago. The flatware and the stemware is also The Old Country Rose pattern. The red and white gingham napkins were brand new , and was a yard sale find. I bought the two red candlesticks at a Peddlers Mart in Ky. I had the Santa Clause salt and pepper shakers for years, I am sure they are yard sale finds as well. The poinsettia bowl is a Family Dollar purchase. The two red glasses were yard sale finds. I just sort of took what I had and threw it all together for this tablescape. I am wishing all my friends in blog land a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keep your family close and cherish every minute, because just the memory of Newtown makes us all well aware things can change in a flash!

Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Looking alot like a Copperie Christmas!

Good Evening My Friends I wanted to share my Family Room Christmas decorations with you. I have been seeing so many beautiful decorations when I travel around blogland. I did not want the red and white in the family room. I wanted to tone the color down a bit and make it a little more calmer than the Master Bedroom. I don't know why but I fell in love with the coppers, browns and creams. I love the look of them all intertwined with each other. I also love glitter, and I think I glittered anything left standing this year. LOL I hope you enjoy! The mantle is my favorite vignette in the family room. The center of mantle consist of a plate I purchased at Kirkland's. I will most likely use it long after Christmas is over. I had the poinsettia's as tie backs in the Master Bedroom last year. I decided to use them to help decorate the mantle this year. The snow men are yard sale finds. The two Christmas trees are part of the Woodland collection at Kirkland's. The two star stocking hangers use to be black. I used spray adhesive and Martha Stewart glitter in the copper color. I think they match my whole theme pretty darn well. I just put a few of the copper colored ornaments here and there through out the arrangement.
I found these two stockings at a yard sale. I love the cream color. The banding around the top are plain. The trim around them are trim on two hand towels. I bought the towels at Marshall's. I bought them specifically because they had that trim. Wild Orchid crafts sells similar trim, but they were sold out. So anyway I got the idea to just stuff the towels in the stocking and folded the trim over. I tried to make it appear as if the trim was attached to the stockings.
I used my beaded reindeer on the entertainment center the two years we have lived in this house. They are sitting on a velvet scarf I use as a table runner. I think the black makes a good stage for the deer. I found the scattered beads at a yard sale and decided to just place them around the arrangements. The candles I purchased at Home Goods. The candle holders are yard sale finds.
I decided to change my credenza this year. I realized that most of the items I have used to decorate it with are yard sale finds. The little sachets in the back are from Kirklands. They were on clearance for next to nothing. The Christmas tree candles, the snowflake plates the snowman are all yard sale finds. The glass block I purchased several years ago from a little neighbor girl, She was selling them for her church. I really like how the credenza is decorated.
On this end of the credenza I brought out another one of my crystal bowls. I added Christmas potpourri, The copper star was a country star I had on hand. I used spray adhesive and glitter to make it sparkle for the Christmas season.
This reindeer is a paper mach ea that I of course found at a yard sale. I used Martha Stewart glitter and spray adhesive to glitter the little guy up. I think he turned out pretty well.
I decided to get out my clear and cut glass pieces to make it a bit more elegant in the family room. All the cut glass I found at yard sale a piece at a time. I filled the center bowl with glittery and shiny ornaments. I placed some of those ornaments around the cake plate. The mercury glass candle votive came from Marshall's. On the other end is just a cut glass candy dish. I have some Hershey's kisses inside.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hello my friends. It has been a few days or weeks since I posted any updates on my blogs. You know how life is,goes by so fast and everyone is so dag gone busy. I wanted to share some of the photos of the Christmas decoration in our Master Bedroom. I wanted to post the tree but blogger was not allowing me to for some reason. Maybe I will just do a tree post later. I decided to go with red and white, traditional colors in this room. You guys know what has been going on in my life. Well anyway, I wanted the Master Bedroom to be bright and really festive. When I wake up every morning I can see the happy goodness around me. I hope you all enjoy. For my blogging friends who are struggling right now, with your health, and with other personal issues going on. Just know you are in my prayers every single day. I place my faith in God and he is a God that is fair and good. I know whatever the outcome of any situation, there is good that comes out of every trial. .... This snowman is another yard sale find! I think he is so cute. He is my favorite piece in the room. I love that is says Christmas snow factory. I just place a red candle stick and candy cane striped candle in the window above him.
On my hubbies side of the bed, I put Mr. Snowman. He lights up but right now he has a dead battery. The battery is on my list for the next Walmart visit. The table in the corner was moved here from the Sun Room. The main tree is where the table use to set in the room. I found the red furry cover at a Peddlers Mall in Ky. The bucket the arrangement is sitting in came from Goodwill. The picks and ornaments I made the arrangement from are an after Christmas purchase, I got them next to nothing on sale last year or the year before.
These decoration are on my night stand on my side of the bed. I had my birdhouse already there, so I just added some white poly fill for snow and place a cardinal inside. On top of the birdhouse I added some pine branches and a cardinal. I added Mr. Clause for a little musical touch. He dances and sings Jingle Bell Rock. Both the birdhouse and Santa are yard sale finds. The snowman votive is also a yard sale purchase. The lamps the Mr. and I purchased years ago when we first moved to South Carolina.
I think this vignette is my favorite part of the Master Bedroom Christmas Decor. I purchased the candy cane striped candles at Walmart. The tall candlesticks are from my credenza in the family room. The cream colored candle stands are some I had on hand. Those came from Goodwill. The sleigh , reindeer and santa are all yard sale finds. I decided to add some red christmas ornaments and a doll and teddy bear ornaments to make it more festive. The candy canes are plastic, I decided to place them in a Lenox vase, that was......yes you guessed it a yard sale find. You will notice the two black speakers in the photos. I am afraid my hubby is a electronic fanatic. They are not my favorites, I think they mess up the deocr. But he is a good hubby so I choose to keep him vs making a fuss over black boxes. LOL
I had these three stockings. Of course they are yard sale finds. I just decided to hang them on the chest knobs. My favorite is the poodle stocking. I think I will take the other two down and just leave that little guy there.
This tear drop wreath is a yard sale find. I added the cardinals to make it more festive. I know I have it downside up, but oh well. LOL
I decided to hang this wreath on the Master Bedroom door. I just love the little snowman on the hanger.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Update on The Pink Ribbon Blog

The Pink Ribbon has an update  about my journey.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Update on The Pink Ribbon

Just a quick note to let you know I posted an update  on The Pink Ribbon.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Few small projects.

Good Evening, I wanted to do a quick post to say I am still here. LOl I have not been to yard sales or done any different decorating lately. So I altereded and created with things I had on hand. I finally begin to feel like creating again. I hope you enjoy.
This little red stocking was one of the ones you can buy at dollar tree or somewhere like that. You know me I can't leave anything the way it originally came. I made the little flower on the stocking. I also made the flower beside the stocking. I use up my little scraps of fabric this way. I use the flowers to place on other projects ie the stocking.
I changed out some ugly purple roses that someone had arranged in this box. I don't see how they thought purple was the color to put in this box. Maybe they saw something I did not see, and thought purple went well in the box. I tried to match some of the colors of the flowers painted on top this box. I also added the lace and the jade butterfly on the inside of the top.
This is the top of the box.I wish I could take the credit for painting the roses, but I can't. It came like this from the yard sale I purchased it from Someone had ugly purple roses in the box. I changed it out for the flowers in the above picture. I think they match the box better than the purple.
This green rocker I found at a yard sale for a dollar. I was going to paint it a creamy white, but then decided against doing that. I made the little cushion for the seat and I used an old doily for the little round pillow. I also used a doily for the back lace. I added lace around the edges of the seat. The little cat was a yard sale find for a quarter.
This basket was a Goodwill find several months ago. I knew I wanted to alter the top.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Please go see Miss Rebecca at A Gathering Place blog. She is giving away this beautiful pillow. She is such a talented lady.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Update on The Pink Ribbon Blog

Good afternoon This is a quick post for anyone interested. I have updated my journey on my blog ThE PINK Ribbon blog. The photo below is one of God's gifts to me!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shopping Hauls, Yard Sale Finds and Projects!

Good Evening my friends. I thought I would do this post as I will most likely not feel like being on the computer after tomorrow. Continue to pray for me, my surgery is tomorrow morning. It rained here all week end because of Hurricane Sandy. I hope all my northern friends will be safe and get through this storm. I am praying for every one. I went shopping to stay busy and keep my mind off my health. I thought I would share some of my purchases. I purchased other things, but I generally just share home decor here on my blog. I also wanted to share my projects. I did several this weekend as part of my therapy. Hope you enjoy! Marshalls I love the trim on these two little hand towels. I would have bought the complete set if they had the bath towels and clothes. They just had the hand towels and they were in the clearance section.
ROSS This bowl will be used as part of my Christmas decor and I will continue to use it after Christmas. I love the gold and brown together and it looks glittery.
KIRLAND HAUL I love glitter and I was so excited to find this Christmas glitter bird. I plan to buy about two more of these before Christmas. This bird also gave me and idea for a project. I plan to go to the Dollar Tree and purchase some birds. I will experiment with glittering with those birds. If I fail, well they would be just a dollar.
I absolutely love anything beaded. These will match my brown Christmas decor. I plan to put my brown decorations in the family room, sun room and dining room and foyer this year. I generally decorate with the red in those rooms.
This pear candle holder was in the clearance section at Kirkland's. It matches beautifull with the teacup and saucer below.
YARD SALE FINDS! This metal tea cup and saucer was an ugly ivory when I purchased it. I spray painted it with my beloved rubbed oil bronze. It really made a difference. It is fairly large I have a medium size candle inside the cup.
These two rooster plates were a dollar each. They will go very nicely with my collection of roosters.
FAMILY DOLLAR HAUL These two little bird pictures are so cute. However the white frames will not work in my house with all white walls. I will paint them oil rubbed bronze or maybe a spring color I have decided as of yet.
This red runner looks kind of tacky. It has cherubs or something attached on each end. Those will definitely come off, I will use them for other projects. The runner will be used at Christmas.
PROJECTS! I have changed my fall projects to making some Christmas things. I have had this fabric forever. I don't remember where I got it, most likely at a thrift store or yard sale. It just the right size for a king size pillow case. The lace trim at the bottom was already on the fabric. I decided to embroider some Christmas designs. I don't know who owns these designs. If you recognize your design work, please let me know and I will give you full credit. I love my embroidery machine and I take advantage of the freebie designs that I can down load from the internet.
These two lace purses were made from a young girls cape. It probably came from Forever 21 or someplace similar. I purchased at a yard sale. I just cut it up and made these purses. I used the trim that was along the bottom of the cape for the trim on the purse. The only thing I added to the small purse was some ecru lace and a fabric flower.
I am huge fan of the copper color. I bought this cigar box at a yard sale for 50 cents. I bought some glittered scrap booking paper and some glittered and beaded flowers at AC Moore, the other things I had in my stash.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Update on The Pink Ribbon

I just posted an update on The Pink Ribbon Blog!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

UPDate on Pink Ribbon

I just update The Pink Ribbon Blog for anyone that is interested!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Yard sale, Shopping and Projects!

Good Afternoon! I had to get out of the house this morning to get my mind off all the negative junk going on with me. So, I needed to pick up paint from Home Depot,so that gave me a good excuse to go out. Well of course right across the street from Home Depot is Michaels and Home Goods. They were calling to me "Come shop, Come shop". As a mental health therapist I know not listen to the voices in my head,,,,,,,,,,,,but come on now you would listen to them too! I wanted to share some good things I have been up to: My awesome vintage lace find, My shopping hauls, and My projects! Hope you enjoy! Yard Sale Find! This piece of gorgeous lace must have been part of an old dress!
There were 8 of these black neckline laces in this packet!
There is almost a yard of this lace. My creative juices started flowing when I found this little goodie in the packet.
How beautiful is this vintage doily? How lucky I was to get four of these dainty lace doilies.
Projects! I made this purse out of some scrap materials I had. I added lace, and some vintage doiles. The animal print fabric flower came off a head band I bought for a dollar at the Family Dollar. I have been considering an Etsy shop to try to sell my lace purses and pouches etc. Do you think these are of good enough quality to sale on Etsy? I will have to delay this right now with everything that is going on. Maybe when I am healed and feeling better I could give it a try!
This birdhouse was a yard sale find several weeks ago. It is a large birdhouse, and it was not painted or decorated. I decided to give it a Christmas twist, I painted it using the Martha Stewart Copper penny color on the roof. On the bottom of the house, I just used Linen color craft paint. After the paint dried, I applied Modge Podge to the room and the body. I sprinkled copper colored glitter on the roof. On the body of the house I sprinkled a fairy dust glitter. I let all that dry and then applied the decorative flowere and the bird. You may recognize the bird it was a yard sale find from back in the summer. Also ,you will probably remember that blogger was messed up and posted the picture of this bird extremely huge. I had to delete that whole post in order to correct the problem.
Home Goods! I kind of have fleur theme going on in my Master Bedroom! This one actually is going to hung in the toilet closet of the Master Bath. I thought I should carry the theme into the bathroom in some way!
You guys know I am a candle kinda girl! I can not resist buying candles when I am out gallivanting Home Goods! Both of these candles were on clearance which makes even better! The gold one is a flameless candle, it was 4.00 and the little one smells so good you could almost eat it!
These sachets were one of the "I gotcha" items they place for impulse purchases just before you check out. I had not seen these with the hangers. They are the perfect thing for your closets. I have made my own closet sachets, but these smell yummy!
Home Depot If you have never tried the Martha Stewart specialty paints, I would highly recommend them! I went to Home Depot today as part of my shopping escape. I picked up all these paints. I have a project in mind for the copper penny color. I am going to paint a small side table that color. The other colors I don't know what I am going to do with them just yet,but rest assured I will find a project to use them.