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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vintage Desk with a Pull Out Table


I bought this unique desk at my friends yard sale several years ago for $25.    I don't know what the formal name for this piece of furniture is....but I call it my vintage desk with a pull out table!    After so much wonderful input from my blogging friends,  I think it is a desk for your sewing machine and a pull out table to cut fabric on!   Thank you all so much for the helpful info about my desk ....I love my blogging friends!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Ugly Truth about My Studio


There's our studio on the left....pretty pink door....sweet flower box....shutters....would you like to come in a take a look around?    Well,  before you say yes,  I'd better warn you!     It ain't a pretty sight!      We've been stuffing and shoving and messin' and gomin' in there all winter long.....it's time to do a little spring cleaning!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Lilacs

I showed you these beautiful silk lilacs in an earlier post about our great finds at the auction and yard sales this past week end.    I couldn't wait to use them in a spring vignette.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Victorian Sofa

I have been looking for a Victorian sofa to go with our chairs forEVER!     I have seen a few at the antique stores,  but they were pretty pricey so I didn't buy them.   One of the yard sales last Saturday had one listed in their newspaper ad,  so I went by there before we left for the auction.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Baskets


Easter baskets come in all sizes and shapes....some are filled with pretty colored eggs,  some are filled with candy...some with cute little stuffed bunnies...but what about us "big" girls...we want an Easter basket too!  

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Country Barn Auction


We drove out to a little community Saturday....about 30 miles away ......a few hundred people live there,  and they combined all their "treasures" in a barn and held an auction.   The barn was full and the auction took all day....but it was so much fun!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

No Sew Shabby Chic Swing Canopy and Seat Cover

I have had this wicker swing for about 15 years and have "recovered" it many many times.    I wanted to show you how I do it.....fast ( a couple of hours) ...... easy ( no sew )  and inexpensive (less than $10)
 First.... I keep an eye out during yard sale season for a full size comforter, dust ruffle, shams, and sheet set.....for less than $10 and in a color that I like!.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hay Wheel Barrow

We bought this hay wheel barrow at the auction last fall.   I had already decorated the yard for fall,  so we just put it up for the winter.    I couldn't wait to get it out this spring!
 I have seen lots of wheel barrows,  but never one made especially to transport bales of hay.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Porch

H has been working in the yard this morning......and I have been adding some spring touches to the front porch.    We are expecting beautiful weather the rest of the week,  so I hope to get the front porch finished by the week end.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Yard Sales at Ransom Canyon


   Saturday,  we went to a city wide yard sale in Ransom Canyon,  Texas   (about 100 miles from here)  What a beautiful area...tree's....water  (Buffalo Springs Lake)....gorgeous homes!    There were about 30 homes that participated in the sale
  I bought this pretty tea pot, sugar, creamer, 4 cups/ saucers and 6 dessert plates at one of the sales.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vintage Ceramic Gas Heater

I just love these vintage ceramic gas heaters,  in fact,  I have bought a couple of them to place in the openings of our faux fireplaces in the bedrooms.   When this little beauty came up for sale at the auction....nobody wanted her!   All of the bricks were gone and they aren't worth much in that condition.

Vintage Lady Head Vase

These lovely head vases were made back in the 30's and 40"s to hold a small floral arrangement,  jewelry,  or anything little that was on a ladies dressing table.   I decided to make a little arrangement in her "head" from some roses that I had cut from one of our rose bushes yesterday.   The roses were already starting to dry on the bush,  but I thought they could still be used in a floral design.

Monday, March 31, 2014

We Made a Flower "Bed" for the Greenhouse


H & I are  tweeking the greenhouse...it's so much fun....hope you aren't tired of seeing it!    As we have added more plants to the green house,  we are running out of room!   Of course,  some of them will go outside when the weather gets warmer.

$20 Mini Guest Bedroom Redo

I was at an estate sale 2 weeks ago and over in the corner were two big boxes with  satin & lace sticking out......kind of a blushy beige and cream color.   I went over to look at them and discovered there was a king comforter, bedskirt, two king shams,  and two pair of curtains with matching valance, and two large pieces of lace.  I couldn't find a price on them, so I went and asked one of the ladies in charge of the sale how much they were.