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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Decorating Update Rustic Shabby Chic Rags to Wreath and Aqua

So here it is 2015 and my first project is completed... Going to dance a bit for that!  I must say that since trying my hand at tearing up strips of linen and making things with it.  It is one of my favorite looks and things to do.  I have in the last few months made trims for my lamps and now a small wreath.   What isn't to love.  Whites...  a bit of  homemade rag roses, with a bit of bling.. Now,
you got yourself the perfect accessory for any home.

Here is my small wreath it goes so well with my new Rustic Shabby Chic look...  Come on in..
 I will show you what I have pulled together so far.

                                          My completed Shabby rag torn wreath with roses

                      Mixing a bit of blue Aqua to my beige brown and white walls pulling it all together.
               Adding a personal touch to the walls.  My husband and My initials are the same...

                                  A new project with the same idea I made for my lampshades
                                                       Grapevine wreath. 99cents at Craft Store
    
                                  
                                                       Now Where to put it? Maybe Here?
                                                                     Maybe Here?
                                                           
 Mean While,  here are some more items that help bring in the Aqua for the Rustic Shabby Chic look.


                             Thanks for stopping by..  I hope you like it and Happy New Year 2015
Hugs,
Cindy
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Projects over the years to Love~

Happy New Year!   A few of the projects over the past that I loved making and still use today. Graphics provided by: http://thegraphicsfairy.com I hope this next year, I will make wonderful items to use and love too.    Thank you all for stopping by!

Hugs, Cindy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Slogan Pillow to make

Do Not Squander Time for that is what Life is Made of!

A Slogan from the Gone With The Wind Movie written on the a stone at the beginning of the movie.  I have loved this slogan ever since reading it.  

There are a lot of pillows out there with slogans on them.  I would love this slogan on a pillow so that is what I tried to do.  My pillow did not turn out exactly how I wanted as some errors were made.  I worked around those errors.    The D you see on the top became an asterick! The Squander said Suander so I had to squeeze the Q.. it became Character instead of errors.   A new pillow in the future with better stencils will be made but for now these will do. 

These are like a prototype.

 These were made with Ink and Stamps then filled in with Permanent marker.   The pillow with the clock saying " The Time Now"... It is still in the works.   



I party with Chic on a Shoestring Decor

 Hope you Enjoyed!

Hugs,  Cindy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rags to Riches Lampshade Trim

You have surely seen many times over strips of rags turned into spectacular items. Christmas Balls, a  Garland, Welcome home signs enhancement, rugs, Wreath so many things. 

I had four Batten-burg Lace Napkins all starched and Ironed. 
 So why not make something with them!



Rags (Napkins)

Tied on to Lace

 Such a simple project but oo la la...
Tied on to this Lampshade..


 I cut strips and tied the strips to another piece of Lace along with some extra pieces of lace included into it to give more interest.  
Now a New trim for my lamp.   I love it! 
 It is the simple things in life!

Hugs, 
Cindy
I went to a great Party:  
 A Stroll Thru Life 244 Party

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spilling the Beans... Acknowledgement!!

Some time ago I wrote about my father which I met when I was about twenty One year old.

Not looking like my family I was always wondering why?  Until I finally got the answer when I was twenty one. 
 Time went by and I found out I had half sister and another brother.  Due to circumstances my dad did not want his family to know. So I waited..
And waited and waited...  Lots of birthdays, two children, three grandchildren have been born.
But the wait is over... As of October 2014 My dad finally told his family.   I got to meet my brother and bitter sweet his age 52.  Mine... a little bit more..You didn't really think I would say my age out loud  did you.. You can add all the numbers I gave and get the age if you need too.   My half sister hasn't come around, I get the sense that, it is probably not going in that direction with her.   But, that is okay!
                                                  
So Nice to be Acknowledged!!!!  

Hugs,
Cindy

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Story of this old Farm House



Moving Mom and Dad!  The house is on the market now.  It has been, for some time I would say about four months. 
This old house has so much charm.   If Walls Could Talk!! 
                                                 Come on in! 

I thought I would give you a tour of this brick farm house of my parents. 
Nothing better than a porch swing on a beautiful day
 The house was born in 1940.   Her floors creak a bit now, they talk of many children and people moving, dancing, wiggling, and giggling.. Can you hear it?  Lots of laughter, and happy memories.
The walls have heard so many meaningful conversations over the years... Can you imagine it.  Christmas tree's up, stocking hanging on the mantel.  Crinkling of the wrapping from the packages..
Formal living room

Dinners, coffee time, holidays, friends, family with good conversations.
Bench seat storage windows with built in cabinets on each side.
 The secrets this old house knows. Shh.. Listen to the whisper of  the stair case with its scroll work on the top of the steps swing around to the two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.  

 upstairs :


I hear a lady named Mrs. Smiley lived here when the house  was new like a shiny copper penny.   We have had other neighbors tell us that a lady used to hold dances in the addition on back of the house at one time.  What joy that must of been.
 My parents made the back room into a laundry room.  
The back area also has a family room not shown in the pictures.
As I go through the rooms  I  reminisce about Holidays, Grand children and Children too. The Christmas dinners, Easter egg hunts and the meetings of new family and friends have transpired in this old house.


 Many turkeys and Easter eggs have been cooked and dyed in here.
One of the bedrooms down stairs There are two more upstairs!


Down stairs another room made into the office through those french doors a family room.  

 My parents have a house in Florida they have been coming back and forth for a few years now.   As I think about all the memories of this house I will miss it.  I am attached to it for when my parents move that will not just be the end to our ties to the house but, to Tennessee.  
  I remember when my mom was younger she always wanted a red brick house with a big front porch... Well here it is!
 Now that she is getting older she wants  less square footage.  A more reliable winter temperature, also less than three acres to mow.  Understandable!
 One more thing this house sits near a cemetery. 
In the front of the driveway as you drive up to the house.
 My Great Great Grandfather John M. Wilhite is buried there. 


 I will look back at our stay in Tennessee for all the years with fond memories.  For now I have pictures that I will hold dear to my heart.  I mostly will enjoy having my Mom and my Step Dad closer to me in Florida.
Thanks  for coming by I hope you enjoyed a trip down memory lane, walking through our old farm house.
Hugs,
 Cindy
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