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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018
Another Christmas and another tree for my Mother

Another year Christmas is upon us this 2018.  Seems like yesterday we were all together as a family and now it has been three and a half years since my brother left us for heaven.  We have brought in two new Grands both girls.  So, I am up to four grand babies now.  Two of them all ready turning ten.  Time flies.  Just wanted to stop in and say Merry Christmas may all your season be merry and about family hold them close.  


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cemetery Grave Cradles for my Brother

 The cradles when made at the florist are very expensive but you can make you own for a lot less  this one is for Spring

Fourth of July


Christmas and Valentines


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Yard Sale Shabby Chic Finds

I have such a hard time passing up a mirror at yard sales.  This one opens or could be used for decoration closed as it  has those doors that have a design on the front.
The brown rack beside the mirror holds the drawers see below.

Old Sewing machine boxes I will probably paint and use for shelves.

A table with a drawer that I will use for a small desk.  Perfect for this small room. White paint coming!

A decorative Screen goes on the wall .. Upside down in this picture.  Not sure what to do with this yet.

My New Thrift store day bed with trundle bed under with brand new mattresses.
I just love thrifting and crafting for my home.  I do not craft unless I can use it due to my house is small and their are just so many walls.   The Lamp I painted pink and placed on a rag roll for texture.  It is getting there.  I made some of the pillows on the daybed.  


Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Good Morning to the blog world how fast time is flying by.  Already the end of January in this new year of 2016.   Well over the months I have come across a few finds I would like to share with you  and a few simple projects.
Any box right for you with your favorite fabric, chalk paint, and hot glue gun

chalk paint over cardboard cut from top of box

Fabric covering the box with hot glue

Final project for my Laundry room ..   
Fun find Chandelier
Cardboard wrapped with white contact paper then with lace

Rosette added to the above in the center with some bling.

Behind my rounded window to keep the Florida Sun out..

Monday, October 26, 2015

Things I love..

When going to yard sales in TN and going to yard sales in Fort Myers, FL huge difference. 
 In TN. people have all kinds of old items.  In Florida we live in a retirement community but people have already gotten rid of their old items to have a fresh seashell start.   Where the furniture is already white and the colors of blue, beige and sand are the normal.  Walnut, cherry and Mahogany I wouldn't say is unheard of .. But not the colors of choice. . I still go out a lot to yard sales but items are hard to come by. 
 Here is one  of my favorite item I found this week. 

The Pink shutter is the find of the week.. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Chandelier Shabby Chic Lamp Shades

Making Shabby into Chic you got to love it! I found these leather look ( vinyl) lamp shades at one of my favorite thrift stores (Habitat for Humanity) for 1 dollar each. Knowing, I would shabby them up to go on my bedroom chandelier. I started by grabbing the glue gun and lots of white materials, (Napkins.) I then and began tearing off the vinyl from the lampshades. I found some batten burg lace and made cut outs, also adding some bling stickers I hot glued my way into the look to match my current decor in my room. I hope you enjoy!

What a bargain!!

I love White Linens!

Hot Glue Gun at Work!

You have to make the backs pretty too!

Everything coming together now!

Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures... what a fun project this is!

I linked up with a great party at The Charm of Home