Monday, August 24, 2015

BHG Holiday Crafts Feature

Hello friends, remember me? I'm popping in after my summer blogging hiatus to share a little news. I was contacted several months ago about having one of my projects featured in the 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts Magazine. At first I thought I was being punked, but after corresponding with the editors I realized it was true. A magazine wanted to publish one of my crafts! say what!! I'm beyond flattered and still a little shocked.


The project they wanted to feature was a Christmas candle trio that I did  about three years ago. If you would like to see the original post click here. This is the original project



 I was a little worried because I didn't have the materials to make an exact duplicate, but the editors assured me that it would be okay to make them as close as possible to the originals. Here is the magazine version.


I like the way they styled the candles on the cake stand with the snow and gold acorns.


I still cant believe my quick and simple little project made it into a national publication!  It was an exciting day for me when I spotted the magazine on the newsstands. I wanted to show the pictures to everyone in the store but I resisted the urge.


If you pick up a copy my project is on page 71. There are a lot of really cute ideas in the  magazine. I'm thinking of trying my hand at a couple of them. Thanks for stopping by, Ill be sharing my news with the following linkups,

                                     Savvy Southern Style

                                    Craftberry Bush

                                   Ivy and Elephants

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mothers Day


Wishing everyone a Mother's Day filled with joy laughter and love.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring In The House

Its finally staring to warm up in my neck of the woods.It was a beautiful day today. In  need of little a recharge I decided to add a little spring in the house.


A while ago I decided to use a few of my decorating books as decorative elements on my coffee table. It keeps my books handy and adds a little color to my room. I can  reach for a book and browse through it without having to dig one out of a box. I didn't do a lot, just some new pillows and a springtime vignette on the coffee table and end  table


I added moss to peat pots and eggs under a cloche. I used a pretty plate to hold it all

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A moss ball was added to an urn that I painted and distressed. Along with some potted tulips that I purchased at the grocery store.


I added a birdcage to the side table that my husband bought home from a function and a nest under a cloche.Can you believe that they threw the birdcages used for centerpieces in the trash? It was formerly green and I spray painted it white. I added purple ball jars filled with flowers to the birdcage. The greenery and pussy willow arrangement was on the coffee table but people who shall remain nameless kept moving it because it blocked their view of the tv so I just plunked it down on my stacked suitcases and there it stayed.






I'll talk a little more about the new pillows and other changes in a later post, when I finally share some more updates. As Always thanks for taking the time to visit. I'll be joining these great linkups this week,

                                                                          Savvy Southern Style

                                                                          Craftberry Bush

                                                                          French Country Cottage

                                                                          My Romantic Home

                                                                          The Essence Of Home

                                                                          Ivy and Elephants

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Easter Table

I've been in a time warp of sorts, between multiple Drs. appointments,medical test and just plain feeling crappy Easter has sort of crept up on me. I cant believe it's only a week away. I decided to put together a Easter table setting before I missed it all together.


I decided to use pink,blue and white with touches of silver. I love pretty pastel colors, especially for Eater.


In my confused state of mind I snapped this pic and then realized I had forgotten the glassware!


The pink tablecloth and napkins and chargers are from The Christmas Tree Shoppe, The blue polka dot runner is from TJ Maxx. The glasses are thrift store purchases.



 The moss bunnies are a recent purchase from TJ Maxx, the eggs scattered on the table are from Dollar Tree. The silver ones are those colorful plastic eggs that I silver leafed a few years ago.

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The bowls are Homer Laughlin thrifted pieces,the white plates were inherited from my mom and the blue salad plates are from TJ Maxx.  I bought the tiny birdcages at Michaels and the milk glass holding the arrangements are from various thrift stores. I'm keeping this table set till Easter!

 I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter, I'll be back after the holiday with a little spring spruce up around the ole homestead. Thanks for stopping by I'll be linking up with the following parties,

                                                     Thoughts From Alice

                                                    Savvy Southern Style


Sunday, March 15, 2015

My daughters blog! ElizabethMichele

Julie G’s Nail Polish Review

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 I'm happy to announce that my daughters have started a blog. If you like fashion, beauty, hair care, recipes and more please give them a look! Click ElizabethMichele.com to visit their blog.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Valentines Day Table

This Valentines Day I wanted to set a pretty and romantic table, loaded with my favorite flowers.


I bought an  armload of flowers inexpensively from my local produce outlet and got to work.


I used my thrift store Homer Laughlin china, silver, candlesticks and vases. The chargers are a recent purchase from The Christmas Tree Shoppe and the glasses and flatware I've had for many years.


I rolled the napkins and tied them with jute twine and made name tags from images from the The Graphics Fairy.


I don't usually mix metals but I thought it would be fun and festive to mix a little gold and silver on the table.The china has a gold rim and so do the glasses, so I used my gold flatware.


The gold flatware ties in with the gold rimmed glasses and china and the silver chargers tie in with the vintage silver pieces.


Hydrangeas and roses, my favorite flowers and in my favorite colors just make me happy.




My tablecloth is a thrift store purchase. It has been mended in many places by whomever owned it before me. The thought that someone loved it so much that they repaired it when it became worn makes it precious to me.



Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Valentines Day filled with love. I'll be linking up with these great blogs this week,

                                               Savvy Southern Style

                                             French Country Cottage

                                            Craftberry Bush

                                            My Romantic Home

                                            Ivy and Elephants

                                           Thooughts From Alice

                                         Snickerdoodle Sunday

Monday, December 29, 2014

Favorite Projects of 2014



                        Painted Wood Burner and Bathroom reno



                                          A New Window Treatment



                                                 A New Side Table





                                               ANew Coffee Table






                                                         Giant Coasters

This wasn't a year of big projects for me, but I hope you enjoyed looking back at some of my favorites. Joining these fun linkups this week,


                                                  Southern Hospitality

                                                 Savvy Southern Style

                                                 
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