Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter! Sharing a couple of projects!

Happy Easter my friend! I hope everyone has enjoyed their Holy Day. My hubbie and I had a nice dinner. He cooked a standing rib roast. It was delicious.I fixed sweet potatoes cooked the old fashion farm way. I love how my mother used brown sugar and cooked them until they were almost burned. I have not posted on this blog for about two weeks. I have been battling bronchitis and just had not felt like updating the site. I wanted share some of the projects I have been doing these past two weeks. I hope you enjoy them. Your comments are always welcome. I read each and every one. This old spice rack has been in my storage space for years. I decided to use my oil rubbed bronze and give it a makeover. I added, velvety like scrap book paper to the front door. I used some bling trim to give it a touch of class. I left the old print on the back of the door. I thought it maintained a vintage appeal. I found a canvas print at the Family Dollar. I fell in love at first sight. The colors were my favorite, the coppery browns and greens. And the lone fiddle was the main selling point. I built the rest of the vignette around this print. The gold fiddle was meant to be a Christmas decoration. I altered it in colors drawn from the print.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Its Beginning to Look Like Spring!

Hello sweet friends! I have been a busy beaver this weekend cleaning and decorating. Its the first time in a while now I have had energy to do anything much in the way of decorating. I wanted to share my Spring/Easter decorations with you. I kept the decorations fairly simple and confined it to the dining, family room and kitchen areas. I hope you enjoy. I will post the Entertainment Center and the coffee table decorations tomorrow. I appreciate all my visitors and have appreciated all your comments. I try to make it to everyone's blog that I follow at least once a week. I never fail to be inspired when I go blog surfing. There is so much talent out there it is amazing. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! The Dining Room! I decided to use purple as the color theme for my dining room spring decorations. The large bunny I purchased from Marshall's this past weekend. The smaller bunny was last years Marshall's find. The nest of eggs is a Marshall's find from last Easter season. The tall pillar candle is a yard sale find and the purple glass candle is from Marshall's . I do not have a clue where the large purple egg came from, most likely a yard sale find. The only spring touch I added to this bookcase was one of the little purple Birdhouses I created. Everything else was already in place. Entry Way This trunk is in the entry way of our home. I decided to add some spring touches to the top. Of course you all know I made the peach bird house. Or rather I decorated a AC Moore birdhouse. The candle stick is by Martha Stewart. I found it on clearance at K-Mart several years ago. It makes a perfect elevator for the birdhouse. The plate is a yard sale find. I found the burlap planter at Ross. i just love the chandelier stenciled on the piece. The greenery is part of my stash. The Credenza! The cream and tan color theme was already on the credenza, I just changed the contents of the long basket. I added some shredded brown paper and glittered eggs and placed them and a beaded egg on top of the shredded paper. The beaded egg I made several years ago. I just noticed he is missing a bead, but that is an easy fix. The two plates are from Cracker Barrel. The lamp is a yard sale find. The large bunny came from Ross. I just love the bling on his side. The two small bunnies are from the Dollar Tree. Fireplace Mantle The fireplace mantle I kept simple. I just added the copper colored bunnie. The bunnie I found last year at Kirkland's. s He fits well with the other copper spheres and the copper color in the print. The metal bike is suppose to sit in front of the fireplace. But with the fire going we have to place it to the side. I bought the glitter eggs at Ross. They were 3.99 compared t0 7.99 at Kirklands. The Bar Area I never use my cake plate for its intended purpose but always use it as a cloche. The two little bunnies are a yard sale find a few years ago. I added shredded paper to make it more spring like. These two little bunnies I have had for years. I am sure they came from a yard sale or Goodwill. I placed them on a candle tray and added shredded paper. The apothecary jar is a Old Time Pottery find. I found the lemons at a yard sale. The candle holder to the right is a part of a set of two. I won them at a Silent Auction. The Kitchen Nook I had a black and white theme going on with the kitchen nook. I decided to take off my white roosters and add these sweet little bunnies. I had the little Milk Glass vase and I pulled some spring daises. This bakers rack sort of thing was in bathroom upstairs. It started out in the kitchen , so I decided to put it back in the kitchen. The little Easter chick planter I won from a give away. I had the greenery in my stash of floral supplies. The candle holder to the right is one of the two I won at the silent auction. Oh anilld you can see , I am putting together a jig saw puzzle. I place here when I am not working on it. It did not cross my mind to pull it out of the way until I took the photograph. My brain is still on pause, I think.