Wednesday, January 28, 2015

K-Mart Haul and a Vignette

I went to K-Mart yesterday to purchase some brackets. I did not find the brackets I needed, but came across a awesome after Christmas Sale.
I purchased all the stuff above for 25.00  and some change.
My hubbie will make good of the sausage and cheese. I kept one of the little cutting boards and will give one to my daughter and son.
The Christmas buckets I will take the contents out of them and make my own gift baskets next Christmas. I will use the hot cocoa and mints and cookies.
There were two tea gift  packs. One I took apart and will use the contents. The other I will give to my daughter.
I will not wear the jewelry but will use it in my craft projects. Don't you love when you can find a really good bargain!

I changed the top of my book case in the dining room. I added some pink elements. I do not use a lot of pink in my decorating, but decided to add some touches in the dining room.
The large fan was purchased at Habitat for Humanity Resale Store. I added some embellishments and made a stand. I used it as a back drop for my vignette.
The lamp is a Kirkland find  a few years back. The candle came from Goodwill. I do not remember where I got the frosted fruit, but have had it for several years. The book was a Marshall's purchase. The table runner was a gift from my step daughter.

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.


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.