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Monday, July 28, 2014

American Rose Dishes

I bought this set of dishes at the auction a couple of months ago.     At the time I bought them,  I did a post for a tea party that one of my blogging friends was having,  so I only showed the teapot, sugar, and creamer.

Antique Library Ladder

Two Saturdays ago I was at a yard sale just down the street from where we live and I spotted this ladder.   I wasn't really sure what kind of ladder is was but the $15 price tag convinced me to take it home.....well.....actually we had to go home and get a bigger vehicle to load it in!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Get a New Look without Spending a Penny

I can't seem to clean without moving furniture around.....does anyone else have that problem?   You scoot the sofa out to vacuum under it and the next thing you know it's in a different room!   The Victorian sofa that you see on the left was in the small dining room earlier today.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Prairie Chic

When I saw this chair at a yard sale Saturday I knew it would be the perfect piece for me to try my hand at some shabby Prairie Chic decorating.    I love to have fun when I decorate and this piece certainly fills the bill!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Architectural Details

I love the look that architectural elements add to a room and I was able to purchase a few good pieces at a yard sale over the week end.   I had been to a sale at this ladies house last summer and it was a really good,  we got up early and waited out in the front of her house until she opened Saturday.   It was so worth it!!!!


This is our first year to grow sunflowers in the backyard far,  so good!   The only thing I will do different next year is plant them a lot thicker.     I have already cut some and have them drying for fall decorating.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ornamental Hyacinth Beans

When I planted some hyacinth beans in this little white wagon,  I had a vision that the vines would spill over the sides of the wagon....wrong!   The vines grow upward and wind around anything they touch.

Chalkboard Headboard Buffet

Chalkboard Headboard Buffet,  now that's a !   What did I do to create this unusual piece of furniture????  I married a headboard turned chalkboard to my buffet!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Shabby French Laundry Room

I decided this morning that it was time to freshen up the laundry room.   We did a mini make over in February 2013 and I haven't changed anything since then...that doesn't sound like me does!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July Treasure Hunt

H and I had a quiet 4th of July week end....the kids were either working or went to the lake to do a little boating.    We are getting a little old to ski , so we didn't join them (H used to love to not so much)   We decided to drive to Lubbock.    We had a nice drive,  a great lunch,  did some shopping,  and went by a few yard sales.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Vintage Sewing Machine Drawers and a Cuckoo Clock

I wanted to share a couple of projects that I have been working on this week.   The first one is a cuckoo clock that got a fresh coat of white paint.....

Monday, June 30, 2014

Rooster and Roses Dishware

I was so excited to be able to purchase this set of Rooster & Roses dishes at the auction Saturday!    These dishes were manufactured in Japan in the 50's and are fairly hard to find.....I was lucky to get them!    The only other bidder was an antique dealer that quit bidding and let me have them.   We are friends and it was so sweet of her to do that,  I hugged her neck and gave her a big "thank you"!   I had the opportunity to repay the favor later on in the auction.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Romantic Rags

I have been having so much fun ripping, tearing, gluing, tying  and playing with fabric the last few days!