Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
They will even send you a reminder via email...how 'sweet' is that?
All the Best,
I have picked up a new habit lately...yard sales. I was blissfully ignorant about the wonderful things you can find at yard sales...I didn't have time to go to yard sales, I had other things to do and besides I didn't need or want someone else's junk. What an idiot! I've been awed and inspired by some of the eye popping finds and amazing redos out there in blogland.
This is my second weekend in a row, where I have gotten up with the chickens and headed out in search of hidden treasures. One of my finds this week was this antique rocker. I fell in love with it and knew it would fit beautifully in my Master bedroom, with a little tweaking. I picked up some upholstery fabric at Hobby Lobby (on sale this week at 30% off) in a gorgeous pale blue color to match the chocolate and blue color scheme and ta-da, a new favorite place to sit is now housed comfortably in my bedroom. I've always been a rocking chair lover...I have an old bentwood rocker (I really do) that my two daughters were raised on as well as all of my Grandbabes. Now, I have something more comfortable that I can look forward to continuing my rocking career with my new Grandbabe ("little don't know you yet", due on my husbands birthday in December).
The rocker was covered in an ivory fabric with a pale blue, green and pink striped/crisscrossed pattern. The lady who was selling it had used it in her nursery and it had recently been stored in the garage.
I thought about refinishing the wood, but the more I looked at the deep molasses color, the more I liked the character and decided not to change it. I think the darker wood is a better fit with my bedroom furniture.
Since I am not experienced with recovering anything other than the fabric on my dining room chairs, I am pleasantly surprised at how beautifully this sweet little rocker turned out. It only took me about 4 hours to recover, and most of that time was spent removing the 993 staples that was holding the previous fabric.
I'll post pics of my other finds, later this week. For now, I'm still rocking.
All the best,
Friday, June 26, 2009
My Giveaway is to celebrate Shopping...that exercise that we all adore. I'm giving away a DVD of 'Confessions of a Shopaholi' to get you in the mood and to celebrate Independence Day, a cute red, white and blue bracelet from Cracker Barrel.
All the best,
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Here's what ya do to enter:
1- You must be a follower or become a follower of this blog. Be sure and leave a comment letting me know that you are a follower and are entering the contest.
2- If you'd like an extra entry, mention this Giveaway on your blog and link back to this post. Leave me a comment letting me know.
3- Entry deadline will be 11:59pm Eastern time on Wednesday, July 1
4- Check back on Sunday to see a picture and description of the Giveaway...you won't be disappointed. Here's a hint.
I'll announce the winner on Thursday, July 2.
All the Best,
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Starting off with my first cloche, my Anniversary Clock that was one of my first purchases after Mike and I married. We bought this clock new, so it is now 34 years old and still keeps perfect time.
Cloche on my Charleston Cake Plate with a big pink flower to carry the theme of my girly girl plates and cranberry spritzer.
My Chefs in a jar....ready to get started on a great meal with artichoke and cheese....I'm sure they can improvise and come up with something. Mabye they can find a little spinach and come up with some Spinach artichoke dip, yummy.
My dining table has an assortment of vases, and apothecary jars....I found the small cloche and pedestal stand at Home Goods a couple months ago.
Some of my antique glass displayed under a cloche.
In my living room, a Hobby Lobby find....a cloche on a metal stand painted to look like an aged bronze.A red, white and blue display.
My table at Christmas with Snowman family.
Hope you enjoyed your visit..come back soon.
All the Best,
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Christmas, etc. A cute gift for a girl's room would be to paint a cute apothecary jar in her favorite color, and using a theme - a ballet slipper, princess, flowers, etc. and filling with ribbons to be worn in her hair, or necklaces for play time, etc.
My mind is boggled with the possibilities and I'm headed to the craft store this weekend to buy some of this paint.
What possibilities do you see?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
After lunch, the babes 'helped' Mom open her presents. They were opening the presents so fast, she was losing track of what was happening. They enjoy being the official present openers for birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. Because each one is trying to open more than the other, tissue paper is usually flying in every direction. It's remenicent of being in a dance with twirling scarves.
I was surprised to see the length of the grass in the open fields at the battlefield...they had mown around the monuments and signs, but the rest was covered with grass as high as about two feet. I guess everyone is suffering from budget cuts, or maybe they have a contract where someone harvests hay on the open fields, and they're behind because we we have had so much rain. Irregardless it was sad, the battlefield is usually so pristine and peaceful and this felt all wrong.
Before leaving, we had to go through the Welcome Center, where they have a huge gun display and some Civil War relics. They had a neat Tent display, showing the items that the officers would carry. The higher graded the office, the more baggage they were allowed to carry.