December 31, 2010
December 27, 2010
Wednesday I am leaving for Waco, Texas to visit my son and daughter in law and a few other favorite spots…
and Honey’s---check out my blog about my last trip to her place..
This trip my 5 year old grandson is coming along – with his aunt (my youngest daughter) Jamie…..I love family trips combined with visits and great finds….one thing i am sure will be a great find…My new grand puppy..cannot wait to see him in person!!
See you soon with lots of great finds—one goal this trip—a great vintage steamer trunk…wish me luck!
December 26, 2010
Will it be something like these cool shutter type wooden gate screens that Susan from Funky Junk Interiors designed?? Check them out here--http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2010/04/wood-gate-screens-for-so-you-think-wk-7.html
or try a napkin style pillow like Marla from Always Nesting created…..directions here http://alwaysnesting.blogspot.com/2010/10/calling-all-copy-cats.html
or take on a fireplace makeover like Gail from My Repurposed Life? Find that detailed info here:http://myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com/2010/02/painted-brick-fireplace-makeover.html
Whatever you do please share it with all of us as we are interested and enjoy the process along the way…………………I think most of us diy’ers are a little addicted…
Can’t wait to see all the great ideas this year will bring!
December 25, 2010
good packing snow (great for snowball fights)
a light snow—swirls about-like dancing in the wind on a snowy day
a heavy snow (tough on backs when shoveling)
and the type that sticks…this makes for great snapshots…I took these this morning in our front and backyard..enjoy and Merry Christmas!
December 23, 2010
You are greeted by our Frosty the Snowman…He keeps watch over our drive……
Continue up the walk and you will pass by some of the plant stands and baskets purchased this past year at auctions that I have painted and stenciled…
Continue to the front door –peek into the window…
At the door you will see…a great auction find—my vintage sled …it was about $5.00 and another planter picked up for less than a dollar-painted and stenciled…
At the door you are greeted by and old world Santa..a gift from my sister…love his face….
Come in and place your gloves, purse and keys on the bench next to Scoops…my kids think he is weird…I like to say “eclectic”
….hang your coat on the hook of a vintage leaded glass window we made into a coat rack…
read the sign….keep Christmas in your heart all year long…how great would that be….
Take a look around the living room……you will see the tree…this is the first year we did not cut down our tree…she was purchased off a local lot….while i missed the fun of cutting a tree down..i enjoyed the time saved by pulling up to a lot and loading her up…….
complete with presents….I LOVE to match my wrap and ribbons..always purchase on 12/26….and put them away for long winters nap!
Under the tree sits my childhood chalk ware nativity scene…no Baby Jesus until Christmas…family tradition….
Next to the tree is my husband’s favorite piece in the house..his vintage safe…i store fun little things in it….
and on top is a couple of my favorite things…a mixture of old and new..My older children’s Christmas mice---close to 25 years old…(they are banks that were given away by our local credit union when you opened up a Christmas Club Account..wow am i dating myself)…..along with my grandchildren’s favorite dancing elves, Santa, and snowmen…..a vintage 12 months old!
Turn and you will see our mantle…It was in my husband’s grandparent’s farm house..We secured it to the wall and tiled around it—this is not a real fireplace-just a wall—shhh…my secret…found a great cast iron summer cover to finish it off.
complete with a painted, antiqued picture frame i worked on this summer…LOVE the detail in old frames….
my favorite PB basket..and a better look at the fireplace cast iron summer cover….
a chalkboard message…
and shelves on both sides of the fireplace…both with frames purchased this summer—painted and antiqued…
Walk into the dining room….and you will see….
LOVE the tree reflection in the window at night..
a few shots of some of my vintage Christmas collection…
A cabinet on the other side of the room…
with another project chalk board…complete with most of T’was the night before Christmas! Need a bigger board or smaller printing!
and for those with a detailed eye—yes—that is an autographed James Taylor guitar hanging on the wall of my dining room…one of my favorite pieces..but I also adore my glitter reindeer…
One more side table and small stand complete the room…this is going white after the holidays…..
Turn and walk into my kitchen…
and see a Santa hidden in a basket of white ware…..
My kitchen opens up into my family room…this is a real fireplace ;) …getting new mantel soon…purchased barn siding that came with some great old wood beams….just screaming to be a mantel….
sewing machine drawer….repurposed…
This is the dresser I made over this summer…2 times..great blog story about it.. complete with vintage typewriter…
Great little stool—another auction find….
my favorite dresser…all dressed up! This is also going white once the holidays are over…
On top the dresser-my Christmas music box – I painted this about 25 years ago….one of my children’s favorites..Santa and Mrs.. Claus wind up and go around in a circle as the music plays…
Wall decor…auction finds….
Love RED!..and an old State Fair ribbon…how great is that?
One of my card displays –once again vintage frame—summer project…..looks a little busy—but no so much in person…..
it’s in the details….
Stop by the guest bathroom on your way out…red, white, crisp….need i say more?
Can’t wait to see your home…now off to……….well you know—you have your list to complete also!!
Merry Christmas….and stop by again real soon..to see if those pieces really do get painted white after the holidays….now that I have thrown that out there I