Monday, December 28, 2015

(Vintage Chalkboard)...& Merry Christmas greetings!

Was a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of Jesus!

Purchased this vintage chalkboard recently at a fall antique street faire.

Love it for sharing Bible verses. Was also perfect for passing along Christmas greetings to all.

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays!

Can't tell you how much I enjoy this vintage chalkboard for sharing bible verses.

Here, wishing Catherine & her husband Chris, a Merry Christmas.......

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Prayers for Paris!

Dear Lord, 
Wrap your loving arms around all those whom have lost loved ones, as well as those injured in the recent Paris attacks! 

Rose/sail-boat print gallery

Made room for some rose & sail-boat prints above the piano. Love these!

Don't know what it is about roses and sail-boat scenes. Love the combination!  Almost all e found at thrift-stores!

Gallery above piano!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Another Boho Chic Sectional!

Also designed a Boho Chic Sectional for our living room. Just purchased a standard roll away bed from a discount store, added  cushions, and dust ruffle and positioned it adjacent to slip-covered sofa. Love this space now.

Oh so comfy!

Full view of sectional!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pretty and practical Barcelona door mats!

Love my new Barcelona vinyl mats that I ordered from Rachel Ashwell. They are so practical. No more messing with heavy rugs getting in the way of opening and closing doors. 

Love these new mats. This one is at the back door leading out to garden.

They are so practical. They wipe clean with soap and water on both sides.

This one is at my front door. Oh so pretty!

The design is "Barcelona".

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Boho chic sectional!

Designed a boho chic sectional for TV room. Purchased two twin discount roll-away beds, pushed them together, added twin dust ruffles, cushions and mushy pillows. Keep an eye out for cushions at thrift stores. I used four big exercise cushions that I  found while out thrifting. You could also use pallets as a base.  Love this space now. 

! Love curling up in the corner with a book and a blanket. So comfy!

Perfect little  room for either TV viewing or reading now!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Embracing all things "Scandinavian"!

Purchased this cute "Scandi" embroidered top at a thrift store yesterday. Love it! 

Broke out my Hannah Anderson "Swedish" clogs as well!

Rearranged my family room. Am embracing a "Nordic" vibe as of late.  Scandinavians love WHITE!

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Power of Poufs!

For extra seating in your family room or any room in your home, consider poufs. These versatile little pieces can fit right in under a coffee table and pack a punch of color as well. While I  noticed a few bright colored poufs at a local thrift store awhile back, I purchased mine (which match my decor), during end of season clearance at Target.,

Monday, May 11, 2015

Vintage Silver photo frame!

Went to a flea market on Saturday and purchased this old vintage frame. Perfect to add to my collection of "all silver" frames.  Almost all my frames were purchased at thrift stores or flea-markets. This collection is all black & white. Love black & white or sepia prints. Guess I am nostalgic!

Mother's Day weekend 2015!

Had a beautiful mother's day yesterday. Was treated to lunch with my sweet son and husband. Certainly missed our daughter, but she was in the midst of law school finals. Feel so blessed to be the mom of an amazing son and an amazing daughter. Here is a pic from yesterday and a fb photo of my daughter and I on her wedding day. Finally, here is a snap of my mom whom is now 91 years old. I will get to visit her in June. Can't wait!

Have never seen a more beautiful bride! She reminded me of a young Grace Kelly! Mother's Day is extra special for me because Catherine was actually born on Mother's Day. What greater Mother's Day gift could there ever be?

Hope that mom's everywhere had a special day!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Photo op with Rachel Ashwell!

On Saturday, I went to a vintage flea market. Rachel Ashwell was there signing her new book. This is the second time I have met Rachel. She is such a lovely person. Her new book is beautiful and like all of her books, filled with tons of gorgeous photos and inspiring ideas.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Plastic chandelier prisms!

On Sunday, I went to a garden flea market sale at a local antique store. Found a box of plastic chandelier prisms that were marked half-off. (50 cents @ piece). Purchased them, brought them home and attached to them to my dining room chandelier for extra sparkle. Love them! 

Hooks included, so easy to remove and change around to other fixtures as well.

A box of 17!

While chandeliers may be over the top for some, I am hooked on their sparkle! Love them!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hanna Anderson "swedish" clogs!

Several years ago, my husband bought me these pink Hanna Anderson "swedish" clogs (at an upscale thrift store), while we vacationed in the northwest. I am 100% scandinavian, so I absolutely love them. I pull them out every spring and wear them. :)

Have been crazy for clogs my whole life!

The real deal!

Wearing my pink "swedish" clogs! So fun!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thumbprint (cranberry) goblets!

Bought these thumbprint cranberry glasses last weekend at a flea-market. (3 for $9.00).  Love how they give a splash of bright color to an otherwise neutral setting. I have seen these as high as $25.00 @ piece. What a deal! Love these!

Love the splash of color!

Wish there would have been four of them. Oh well, I'm sure I will come across a 4th at either a thrift store or yard-sale somewhere along the way.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

He is risen!

A blessed Easter to everyone.

Yesterday, I purchased this little "He is risen!" magnet at a local flea-market mall. Sometimes, it is just the little things that become treasures. Love this!

I know that my Redeemer Lives! 

Perfect for my inspiration board!

What gives us more inspiration than knowing our Lord and Savior lives forever with His saints to reign!
Have a wonderful Easter day!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Annabel Grace"!

Welcome to the world Annabel Grace! Feel so blessed to once again be a Great Auntie! My niece had a beautiful baby girl on Monday, "Annabel Grace". I know my sister, Karen is overjoyed in heaven with the news of her new beautiful Grand-daughter. God is Great!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

$1.00 yard sale find

My husband and I walked down-town for coffee/hot chocolate this morning. On the way home, we  popped by a yard sale. Noticed this pretty vintage piece with a $2.00 price tag. I picked it up to look at it, and quickly heard:  "You can have that for a $1.00". I snapped it up. It is so beautiful. Think I will take the lid off and use it as a flower vase.  Love!

My $1.00 yard-sale find!

Think I will remove the lid and use it as a vase!

The perfect little vase. Would be lovely with white flowers!  Now can't wait to buy some white baby's breath.....

Sunday, March 15, 2015

French Blue Candlesticks (flea-market find)

Purchased these beautiful french blue wooden candlesticks at a flea-market last week-end. Love the color.   Cest la vie! 

Beautiful french blue!

Perfect....accented with fresh flowers.

Tablescape is large enough to accommodate their size....

The right accessories can add so much to a room!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Making room for a vanity!

Have always enjoyed a separate vanity place for applying make-up. My vanity area is now in our spare bedroom. You can carve out your own space with some simple steps. Look for either a fold-up table or sturdy piece of furniture such as an old desk at thrift store. Make sure the table/furniture piece fits your space. Add all of your "girlie" essentials for making the space functional. i.e.) mirrors, lamps etc.  I am now using a white fold up table that I found while thrifting. I topped my table with a piece of marble for an elegant look.  Love this space.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The beauty of the "Dogwood" tree!

Have been busy with work lately, and have not had time to thrift. Am hoping to change that over the week-end.  I am fortunate to work from my home office, and this time of year I have a lovely view of the Dogwoods which are in full bloom. Here are a few pics.

The color is truly awe-inspiring!


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Vintage Valentine Postcards!

Have been collecting vintage valentine postcards for years! Have found most of these at thrift-stores or flea-markets. Some of the colors and graphics are beautiful! Enjoy,.....and Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! 

And last but not least, and my sweetheart!