Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Candlescape in My Rusty Vintage Scale

Isn't it funny how some things, that most people just toss in the trash, get scapped up and loved by someone like me or maybe even you?

This rusty, old scale,  just needed a new purpose and using it as a hanging candlescape 
just seemed like a no brainer to me!

I found the perfect spot for it.... it, now, hangs in our living room's, front window.
It looks just right in between our, two, hanging, burlap planters.
 Rust with a little bit of glam...
my kinda style!
I'm sure this won't be it's only use...I'm thinkin' of a collection of old bottles, filled with fresh cut flowers, as we get closer to spring! 
Wanna see where I found it? It's the best place in Dutchess County!
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rustic Burlap Window Memo Board/Seating Chart

 Thought you might like to see this memo board that I made last summer out of an old window frame.

Rustic burlap and heavy duty rope were my choice of accents.

Hung with a big, burlap bow.

It's one that I shared on Home Talk and gets shared all of the time.

I added one more rope row to the top to make it four rows in all....it sold to a bride for her  to hold her wedding guest tags and then to use in her kitchen!

Hope you're weekend is a good one!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

And the winner is....

Congratulations to.....

the winner of  the
from my

Jeannette guessed 76.....the closest to my count of 70!
Thank you to all who took the time to count all those hearts and submit their entry!
All of My Sweet & Loving Friends!!!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Our White Fireplace & Mantel's Last Hurrah!

 The need to start some packing and a wee bit of spring fever resulted in
Our Mantel's Last Hurrah!
 Yes, that's right...a long distant move is on our horizon. I don't know how this, tremendously painful, move will go. We will be leaving our very special home and cherished offspring behind to a temporary place to call home. What to sell...what to take and how to NOT say, "Goodbye"...please, give me strength to persevere!

Thankfully, I have my new camera to make sure that we will have the best pics, we possibly can, of our home and those we are leaving behind :(


Our fireplace was one of the many favorite features that stood out in our, formerly abandoned, house. The fireplace, once grey and charred from years of use, immediately got a fresh, white coat of fire retardant paint.
It is now our white beauty!

A mix of rustic collections with romantic pearls and lace are having their last show and will remain until we leave.

A favorite plaque takes center stage, with chippy shutters as a backdrop...

and other country favorites set off to the right...

A pearl collar necklace adds romance to a tiny white creamer filled with delicate baby's breath...

while vintage pearls and an old, ironstone pitcher command attention the left.

My new, little mirror (click the link to see more) and precious locket add a golden touch!

Vintage suitcases and a ribbon wrapped book flank the hearth, on the left, below....

a shabby, white basket holds heirloom lace, rustic strings and grandma's, very old pin....

and lace hearts on a pearl strand hangs off to the right.

Baby's breath in my little, copper, watering can and the loves of my life sit beside.

Always & Forever my babies they'll be!!!!

My posting will be slowing down, now...there's just so-o-o much that I have to do. I'll keep you posted on our progress and share some little projects, here and there, when I can.

'til next time......

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Old Shabby Mirror Love

I got a little cash for my birthday, from my dear, sweet mother in-law.....of course I couldn't wait to spend it :) 
So, off on a hunt I went. I wasn't sure what I wanted but, when I saw her, I knew I had to have her!
She's my sweet, new mirror and she's little, and shabby and old.
With gorgeous details in gold, plaster relief.
And chips and cracks and peeling paint.
For now, she sits on our mantel displaying a precious, locket of old.
It's one of my special belongings, now, to cherish and behold!
Thank you, Mom...this will forever remind me of you and the beautiful, kind and loving person that you are!
Stay tuned for my white, mantel reveal...the last and very sentimental re-do, before we make our big move!!!
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Love Birds in our Terrarium

Love should not be seasonal...it should be displayed "year 'round!"
I love using our terrarium for year 'round displays and had fun with our very special "love birds".....just couldn't make up my mind which vignette I liked the best, so, I am posting a few options to stay within.
This one is with of the love birds in a hydrangea nest in a little, antique, splint basket and displayed on top of a white painted suitcase.

 And now atop a trio of vintage books.

And displayed on our $30 washstand...that buy sure was a happy day!

And one last choice is the little love birds are from our, very first, Christmas ornament that I have out year 'round.
Here they are sitting in a real, little nest upon a red transferware saucer. 
And so...which one would you choose?
Looking forward to hearing from you! 
Past terrarium posts
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Painting some LOVE on Glass Platter

I had fun painting some "LOVE" on my glass platter, for our Valentine's Day wall décor, this weekend!
Craft paint works well for a temporary design and this is what I did on it for Valentine's Day.
 It looked like this for the Holidays...the Joy Painted Platter post is here.

I'm not a pro at letter painting, so, I used a white marker pen to layout where my letters would be placed.  Then I used a small, flat brush and went over the letters with my acrylic paint.
 The outside edge was done using just the white marker...so-o-o easy!

Year round possibilities, for designs on glass, with this technique...easy on and just wash off :)

Just had to add a close-up of my little, "love birds"...they're just so "tweet!"

And this wraps up my Valentine's décor.....I will now have to start  concentrating on all that I have to do to be prepared for our big move. I will be posting little projects here and there, and keep you informed of our progress. I need to start getting up the nerve to start dismantling the wall décor and start the packing process... it's going to be a very hard thing to do!!!
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