Archives for November 2010
I kept my previous chairs with it. The chairs that came with the set need some work that I don’t have time to do just yet!
It is so comfy and cozy in there now! So much roomier with the round table than with my little harvest table.
I found a pair of these at value village.
Although not mercury glass. It is very similiar and I fell for them.
They are quite large!
I used my old shades on them for now and have been looking for new linen shades.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!
I hope that everyone is enjoying this festive time of year and taking time to give thanks and to share with family and friends.
I recently went to the Seasons Christmas Show and was so inspired by all the wonderful Christmas decor. I felt like a kid in a candy store!
One of my favourite things to do is decorate and redecorate and this show offered up plenty of inspiration for the season. Please take out a few minutes of your busyness, grab a cup of cocoa, find a comfy chair and be inspired!
Loved these urns filled with greenery!
It needn’t be expensive as many of these items could be found in your yard. Some greenery, a few branches in the center, I’ve even placed green apples on sticks and placed them in my urn one year along with everything else and it looked great!
Another great urn.
Isn’t this a lovely wreath? Apparently it’s made from rattan. I like the little variegated boxwood wreaths beside it too.
A few little real trees in some dirt in a box and presto! Place a few berry picks and you have a real show stopper. Love it.
Loved how they added some cedar greens to this tree, the picture doesn’t show how pretty this really looked.
Nobody inspires like Pottery Barn! Just had to stop in after the show…it was in the same neighborhood!
I fell for this mercury glass lamp with the lovely linen shade. A little too pricey for me but maybe I found something like it at Goodwill…will let you know soon!
Cute tree at Pottery Barn. Love all these decorations.
Hope you enjoyed a few minutes of inspiration!
Every year I usually have a theme colour that I decorate with for Christmas. It is usually white sprinkled with a touch of colour. Last year it was a pale green. The year before was a touch of red. This year I love the juxtaposition of lovely white sparkle with rustic wood, twigs etc.
I’m trying out a few things here
I think this is where I’m going…
Right now everything is all over the place as I try to see if this is the look I want.
I also love mixing greens into everything, my favourite is cedar branches. They looks so festive even when draped over the counter! Here they are with some lovely hydrangeas.
This little olive wood camel fits in nicely don’t you think? My hubby and I got him outside of Jerusalem as a keepsake after our camel ride.
Love the sparkle with the old linen. I just began making some new stockings. This one is almost finished. They are a little large… but I fill them up!
Here is one of the projects I worked on this weekend. Remember that little thrift store table I got for $19.99?
This is what she looks like with a little paint on!
Trying out a few Christmas decorations
I had seen what Sue at Beach Bungalow had done with her chandelier and decided to try it.
A couple coats of spray paint and…
We are currently redoing my daughter’s bedroom and this light fixture fits in perfectly. Stay posted for her bedroom makeover coming soon!
I just found this wonderful dining set with table, six chairs and two extra leaves on-line for $50.00.
I love the shape and the table would have been worth the price itself. A little paint, sanding, pretty slipcovers and this will be gorgeous. Stay tuned for “after”.
I love the colour of the wood. I will probably just sand then stain the top and repaint the bottom.
Love the detail.
I found a pair of these topiaries at Goodwill. I really like them but my daughters say they are ugly!
They remind them of cartoons! I think they are cute but now I’m second guessing myself…
are they as nice as I thought they were or are they hideous?
What do you think?
I placed them in some white bowls, and with a bit of greenery and sprucing up I think they will be nice for the holidays.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you enjoy…
The pillow cases with the crocheted ends were only 9.99 a pair at pottery barn. I thought it was a real find.
You may notice that the black mirror over the bed still has the price tag on it from Homesense. I’ve had it for over a month and am still undecided. I was thinking of painting it white and perhaps putting some candle sconces on either side of it like the ones here
One of my crystal nobs has fallen off can you notice it? It is somewhere in the room.
Yes I have a picture of myself up there, is that wierd ?
I decided to put some of these little hooks that I got from Home Depot…
Onto this piece of old driftwood
I drilled a small pilot hole first and then screwed the screws in. Very easy.
I continued down the length of the driftwood
It is great for a place to hang your keys, leashes etc.
My husband hung it up by placing a few long screws with plugs into the wall and the piece of driftwood sits on it nicely. Great in case I want to move it.
There is still enough room to sit and put your shoes on and the keys don’t get lost!
This would also be wonderful as a coat rack hung higher. Also would be great to use in a bathroom for towels. (Which is where I may eventually hang it once I redo the main bathroom.)
Hope you enjoyed yet another driftwood tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by!
This is my seal point siamese girl “Tara” she is very shy and spends most of her time on one of our beds.
Call to order for the family meeting! They love to sit with us and snuggle on the sofa. My daughter Hope is shy along with Tara who wouldn’t look at the camera.
I found her yesterday at the Goodwill for 9.99!
I have found ironstone platters and bowls at the Goodwill but NEVER have I found a pitcher!
I was doing my Goodwill/Salvation Army run and was about to leave with nothing and then I spotted her from the corner of my eye. Most of my ironstone collection is from Ebay.
She is lovely from every angle. And a stately 12 inches high.