Friday, March 30, 2012

Another addition to the collection…..

 

The other day while out and about

I picked up another scale at an antique shop.

This is how the cabinet in

the laundry room looked before.

Two scales was nice but I thought three would look better……

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Here is the new scale….it was a great find at $15.

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I also picked up another great find for the laundry room

while at the same antique shop.

You can see it in the corner of one of the pics.

 Can you guess what it is?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My new amazing treasure…..

 

The other day while at

an antique shop I spotted it!

The most wonderful galvanized container…..ever!

 I knew the minute I saw it

exactly what I would use it for.

Mr. Handyman on

the other hand was a little skeptical.

 I was able to persuade him

that it was just what we needed  to hold my

ever growing cane collection.

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It has wonderful ring handles

on the sides…….

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I’m not sure what the original

intended use was

but it serves my purpose well.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

My new grain sack pillows….

 

A couple of years ago when we

were in Texas

 I bought a few grain sacks to make into pillows.

 I never had the heart to cut them up so there they sat nicely folded……..

The other day I finally decided to take the plunge and make them into pillows.

After all….what am I waiting for?

 I’m certainly not getting any younger!!!!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Amazing grace……

 

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Wishing you all a beautiful

spring Sunday!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Eat cake!

 

 

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Isn’t this the most precious looking chocolate cake ever?

The pink rose on top paired with the willow charger is simply divine!!!!!

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Friday, March 23, 2012

A New England home….

 

I can’t remember the last time I saw a home

that I fell madly in love with.

As in want to pack my bags and move right

in and not change one. single. thing!

This home is so fabulous I couldn’t keep it to myself……

I had to share it with all of you!

 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did?

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring into Warm Weather and Design

 

Today we have a guest post by Grace Niland at Inspired by Grace.

 

Prospects are looking bright for home decor trends in 2012. Now is the time to get excited about all the colors and patterns that will be making their way into every day homes this spring, from blazing oranges and yellows to cool geometric patterns.

Nature inspired home decor themes are on everyone's mind this season. Soothing neutrals such as browns, beiges, milky whites, and even grays are very popular right now and can create a gorgeous palette for any home decor. Pairing neutrals with pops of color such as yellow or teal (which are two shades that are both in trend right now, too) is a great way to incorporate some fun into your décor and make you feel as if you are in a Hamptons home by the beach. Natural hues can create a relaxing environment and simple ambiance that is sure to please, especially popular for the bedroom.

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If you're looking for a bolder look, bright hues such as orange, yellow, and blue are making a big comeback this season too. Consider using these colors in your living room or kitchen for a mood lifting effect but with a touch of decorative flair to impress your guests when they come to visit. If you're using brighter hues as a wall color, though, be sure to include muted colors and patterns as accent pieces and in your furniture so that the overall palette doesn't become too overwhelming or distracting to the eye.

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Patterns with geometric schemes are now emerging on the scene and even wallpaper in these trendy designs are becoming increasingly popular again, too. To incorporate these fun patterns into your own home decor, consider purchasing a few throw pillows or any other accent piece in a pattern with colors that complement your existing room palette. Mixing patterns is also appropriate and can be accomplished tastefully as long as the color palette within each pattern is similar and won’t clash.

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Floral designs are in again this spring season and are beautiful to include in home decor plans for those with a taste for elegance. Popular in neutral and pale color schemes, floral designs can be used in bedrooms and bathrooms for a classic appeal. Consider purchasing a new bedspread or shower curtain in these pretty designs to utilize this growing trend.

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If you're looking for a fresh new way to decorate your home this spring, now is the time to begin as there are so many fun, new options to choose from. Whether you prefer muted colors and patterns or dazzling palettes with quirky, geometric designs, you are sure to find great ideas from these spring trends to begin your venture into the decorating process.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Amazing Grace……….

 

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Friday, March 16, 2012

More ruffles….

 

Lately I can’t seem to get enough ruffles.

 Knowing that this is

probably just a phase I opted to go with

a little table runner for

the dining room table instead of a full table cloth.

 I figure, start out small

and then if I still absolutely *need*

the table cloth later

on I can always

upgrade to something bigger.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A little French bistro chair…..

 

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I have wanted a little French bistro chair

for ages but have never

been able to find one at  any of

the shops around here.

Imagine my surprise when

I found this one

the other day and for only $20 .

As you can see it is

a little on the

wonky side but I can live with that!

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The after:

With a little white

paint and some sanding……

 

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Here you can barely see

some lettering on

the slats on the backside of the chair.

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