Friday, September 30, 2011

I just found this awesome desk at our junk guys yard. It needs a little TLC but it will be ready to use for home school soon. 
 I'm not sure you can see the detail in the frames on the desk. I've had the frames lying around for awhile, I also had a broken mirror.  So I married them. I'm not going to leave them on the desk but they do look good together.

Please don't look to close at the floor we are in the process of deciding what to put down. This may sound easy but we have been deciding for 2.5 years.

Steven and I went out hunting today and found fun stuff, more Buffalo china, a locker basket and silverware with a rose pattern. I'll take pictures and post soon. The chippy white siding is looking good and I will post an updated picture soon.

In love and friendship, have a blessed weekend

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How many projects can you have at one time?

 This is my new kitchen cabinet. I paid $2.00, who says there are no more good deals out there? It took a lot of scrubbing but I think it fits in perfectly!!

Here are two different views of our deck that we are screening in. It is another project in the works. Let me know if you have any ideas for a light weight outdoor ceiling.

Can you believe that I found these in a pile of trash! Steve helped me put them into our Suburban, against his better judgement and now they are laying on our deck waiting to have a purpose in life. There are 3 of them, any ideas?

Thank you to everyone that has viewed my blog. Thanks for showing interest in the many projects that I am working. God bless you


Thursday, September 22, 2011

We should have been working!

White and Rusty, I couldn't resist this scale. Take a look at these S&P, they are huge!!

I love this color, I bet this photo doesn't do it justice.  I think it's "Tiffany" blue?
 I cannot wait to get it in a paint sample.

We have 2 of these architectural pieces. We added them at the ceiling where the house comes together in the middle. It needs a little refinement (like everything else) but
I think we are moving in the right direction.

Controlling the clutter. I'm using a oxidised canning basket, i love that
 it doesn't use a lot of visual space.

Steve and I have been goofing off the last couple of days. We should have been finishing the moulding and figuring out just what we are going to do about counter tops. I want to have really dark wood. Finding the right product isn't so easy. Who is going to Round Top?
Pray for me, I just might make it this year!?!?!?!?!

Thanks everyone that left either encouragement or advice on my interview at Good Stella, LOVE YOU

God bless,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My interview with Carol from Raised in Cotton

Good Stella Community

Please log onto the Good Stella link above and check out the blog and my interview. Please add yourself as a follower to both blogs and see what comes next. Leave a comment if you like and I will respond as quick as possible, looking forward to making lots of new friends.

I Christ love,

Monday, September 19, 2011

new projects

This is an old headboard that I cut the legs off of. I added mirror and hooks and now I have a place to hang coats in the mud room.

I purchased this purse in ND. Isn't it sweet!!

Can you see the spot in the middle if the mirror? The original silver has peeled away like a bullet hole. I love it, such character. The white coat tree is from my Dad's shop in ND.

Thank you to everyone that has looked at our blog, I touches my heart.

Did I tell you?!
When Steven and I were out doing chores this past weekend I came upon a goldmine. A pile, piles of Buffalo china all white. Each piece was 5 CENTS. I bought 35 cereal bowls and I stopped counting after that. WOW!

God bless,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mentorship update

I have finally completed the interview questions from Carol at Raised in Cotton. She is amazing!! She sent an email telling me about herself and it truly touched my heart. I am so excited to get started, pray for me.



This beautiful cabinet was a gift from a friend. I am going to paint it white and add some type of architectural bracket so it doesn't look like it is just floating in space. The formica counter top is on it's way out and I am going to either use metal or wood. The black walnut wasn't available after all.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fun Finds

 I was so excited when I saw this hobnail pot. I'm not sure if it's vintage or new but it fits in perfectly at home with my Ironstone.
These are buffalo china. I have never seen this pattern have you? These are salad size plates I would love to find more.
I think these were for serving pie?! I just loved them for the tarnished color and of course the roses.


Great news

I was selected for the mentorship with Carol from Raised in Cotton!!!!
I am beside myself with excitement. I'll keep you posted.
 If you visit her blog she has the details.

My husband always complained he couldn't find the salt. I now have a collection of beautiful shakers.

These shakers are only pretty on the outside. I love them so

May God be in everything you do today.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fun stuff!!

Here is the lamp I was going to put in my office. I changed my mind. I put it in the living room and  just added this awesome shade frame.

Love this footed silver tray, now filled with vintage stamps that happen to spell out my sons name.

Can you see the the black glass knobs I added as feet to my white grate. I used those florette's from a vintage mirror as the washers.

The grate holds all the beautiful salt shakers we have on the harvest table.

I feels good to be creative. My Dad would have liked the grate.
Steve and I have been working on the wainscoting. I hope to have pictures of the progress soon.