Friday, March 16, 2012

Decorating with my Treasures.

Hello my friends!!
I have been a busy bee yesterday and today. I have been finding places for my recent finds. I also could not resist decorating for Easter. I know, I know its a little early but I was in the mood.
I thought I would share some of the things I have been up to this week. Hope you enjoy!!


I gave this bench a redo when I found it at a yard sale. Well today I took some black polka dot fabric ( also yard sale find) and made some pillows.

Sun Room Changes.

This picture is not crooked. Its the camera lady crooked. LOL. I found this picture at Hamerick's. I fell in love with the bird and the blue. It's hanging behind the brown rocker in the sun room.

This is an attempt to photograph how I changed out the top of the trunk in the sun room. I apologize for how this photo turned out,I don't know what happened.

This little heart shaped bird cage was an ugly green. It was a yard sale find. I painted it my beloved oil rubbed bronze. The little blue bird was a Cracker Barrel purchase.


The bunny plate is from Cracker Barrel. I had the candle stick for years, and the wood birdie with bling is a recent Marshall's find. This little creamy vase is a Marshall purchase as well. The sparkly rose buds I found at the dollar tree. The copper colored bunny came from Kirklands.

All the decorations came from my stash I already had. I just shopped the house to bring the mantle together.

The lantern is still in the center of the fire place mantle. I changed out the votive candle for this bunny egg. It was a Cracker Barrel purchase. I put some shredded wood grass around the egg to make it appear it is a nest. The little candle at right of the lantern is a win from a silent auction.

I ate out at the Cracker Barrel while I was away for the conference. Of course I could not resist the country store. I found this bunny plate.


This white and glass terrarium was a yard sale find. I put some moss around the edges of the inside of the house. I placed a large bunny and a small bunny inside as well. The brown ribbons on the bunnies are from my stash in my craftroom I thought it added some bling.
The candle sticks were last weeks yard sale finds. The two small bunnies sitting out in the open, I have had them for years.
Under the decorations I put the burlap table runner I one from a give away. I can't remember whose blog.

I won two of these glass containers and a candle holder this week. I won them from a silent auction they had going on at the conference. I placed the two containers on each end of the entertainment center. I filled it with shredded wood grass and put a glass Easter Egg on top of the grass. The candle is on the fireplace mantle.

Side Photo of the Dining Table Decorations.

I decided to use my milk glass punch bowl for the center piece of the table. I found the punch bowl at a yard sale. I filled it with Easter colored shredded paper. I added the eggs. I made the eggs from Styrofoam eggs and beads.

The bunnies are sitting on the right end of the dining table. I have had those bunnies or years. The nest with eggs was a recent Marshall's find.

I placed this Milk glass vase at the far left end of the dining room table. The green hydrangeas were the center piece of the table prior to these changes. I decided to change the vase to the milk glass and added some purple hydrangeas.I thought the purple would fit in with the Easter theme.

Master Bedroom entry hall.

This is the entry way hall to the Master bedroom. I wanted to keep the colors earth tone as that are the colors I have in the Master Bedroom.

This is the decorations on top of the black cabinet in the hall. I had this old basket stored upstairs. The doily is a part of my collection. The candle in the basket, I found on clearance this past Christmas. I added some natural elements as well as some shells. Also I have fairy lights in the basket. I forgot to turn those on when I took the picture.

I thought this was a good place for yard sale picture. It goes well in this hallway as I am going for earth tones and a natural look. The pole lamp I have had for many years. It has that Tuscan brown color as well.

This wall plaque was a Goodwill find. I love the Tuscan colors.


  1. Oh-How lovely all your finds are. Just a hint that someone told ME finally. Try turning your flash off and taking the pictures-you will be quite surprised at how good they come out sometimes. xo Diana

  2. Your home looks so beautiful decorated for all your bunnies! I can't believe all the wonderful goodies you found at garage sales! I want to go shopping with you :o)
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Susan, Love your darling little have such luck finding them, must take you all week-end to do your "Garage Saleing"
    One of the reaons you had a "bad" shot had the bright lamp on and the camera "thought" it had enough light.
    And if you do not want to get the "flash" reflected in an image...try standing off to the side a bit...and shoot it from there.
    If you can "see yourself" in a glass reflection, so will the camera.


  4. What a great job you did rearranging what you already had. I love the polka dot fabric you chose for your bench pillows. So many fun goodies. Love that terrarium too.
    Thanks so much Susan for stopping by to enter my giveaway. I appreciate it:-)

  5. Hi Susan, wow you have really got alot accomplished. I love the bench and the polka dot pillows look so cute on it. I have seen a birdcage like that one in the green. I so like your bronze much better. I played bunco with some friends Wedsnesday night and I won a plate just like yours from Cracker Barrell. I sure thought it was cute. Everything looks just great. I am a lover of bird items, so I thought your picture was a beauty. I am now following you.

  6. The two little bunnies on the dinning room table are my favourites.

  7. I love the look of the milk glass in the tv stand. It looks just beautiful.

    You've been busy girl. Everything looks just so beautiful, fresh and spring!!

  8. Wow, Susan, you have been one busy lady!! Everything looks so pretty and ready for Spring/Easter!! You have some really pretty things!!

  9. Oh, you have been busy! That bench was quite a find!! Lord, Easter will be gone by the time I get my decor up!


  10. your treasures are beautiful!

  11. Hi Susan,
    Your home is beautiful decorated for Easter, love all of the sweet bunnies! Happy Easter!
    I am your newest follower.
    Thank you for dropping by!
    All the Best,

  12. Love how you added the Easter touches around your house:) The polka dot pillows look adorable on that bench and the vignette on your entertainment center looks so pretty with the white terrarium and the cute bunnies.Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing with us and for leaving me such a sweet note. Have a great week!~Poppy

  13. Hi Susan, wow, you have been busy. Your finds are really sweet. Love the bench and your mantel. Everything looks so springy and fresh.


  14. Your house looks nice all decked out for Easter. Bringing out the springy decor makes the home look so fresh. I like your black bench with the white polk-a-dot pillows.
    Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

  15. Hi Susan, love all of your Easter decor, it's all so pretty!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  16. Susan, It looks as if you are ready to greet spring and Easter! Love your ORB birdcage- that paint has always been a favorite. I also like your lantern and the white terrarium I had one identical to it, but left it out in the rain and it got ruined! boo hoo....
    I hope you're enjoying gorgeous spring weather like we are here in Ohio! ~ Sue

  17. Hi Susan, Your home looks gorgeous all ready for Spring and Easter. I love your finds and the way you display everything.
    The first pic of your bench is gorgeous and I love the pillows you made for it.
    You have been busy and it sure shows pretty.
    Happy Spring my friend,
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  18. Lots of fun changes for the season, Susan! I love the bench and the fun pillows you made for it! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comments about my entryway changes!