Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Projects for 2010

Here are my favs for 2010, at first I wasn’t sure I had that many to show but find out I had more than I thought! I haven’t linked back to the original posts of them because it was just what I’m showing you now before and after photos and no tutorials.
This was my mom’s and I always had it covered in homespun and somehow it got put in the basement for a couple years.
 I painted the legs white and and covered it with a pillowcase that I had found at an estate sale for a $1.00!

I had made my mom this umbrella stand in the 70’s when I took ceramic classes, it too has been in the basement until I started to see some white owls out in blogland.
So I spray painted it white and love how it turned out with my willow branches in it !
Found this bench at a yardsale for $15.00
 Then turned into this with a couple coats of paint and covered the seat with fabric from JoAnn’s.
Stush made me this coffee table a couple years ago for Christmas…
I spraypainted it with Valsphar called Pebble and bought a piece of unfinished wood that I think you would use at a corner of a doorway or window and Gorilla glued it to cover of the star cutout.
 My corner cabinet!
That I painted white, seems like everything has got a coat of white, haven’t done any painting since the cold weather has set in but I’ll be ready to start again come spring!
We are leaving tomorrow for NC instead of today and will be back on Jan. 2
We had a great Christmas and my son and his girlfriend stayed with us plus a cute little house guest…Roonie (short for Art Roonie former owner of the Pittsburgh Steeler’s,) isn’t he cute? I just love his coloring, he is also Buster’s son. Tonight when I got home Stush told me Michael had called and as of that moment Roonie was being operated on, he had ate something and was so sick they took him to the vets and the x-ray showed that he had swallowed something big, Stush and I are thinking a toy of some kind. I hope he pulls thur Michael just loves him! I’m waiting to hear something, they had just left for Annapolis, MD yesterday!
I’m linking to Kim’s Boring and Better Party tonight.

Friday, December 24, 2010

♥Christmas Teapots♥

About 9 years ago I worked at Kaufmann’s, a department store that is no more due to bankruptcy. I think they had been in business for over 75 years. I worked there for about 5 years selling everything from clothes to cosmetics, cosmetics was my favorite and did that for about 3 of those years! Working there had it’s perks 20% off of purchases, knowing when things were going to be on sale and getting them dirt cheap, I really miss that:) These teapots are by Debbie Mum and I did get to buy three of them, I don’t think I put them out last year but since I just went ahead and did my hutch this year even though I’m not crazy about it, I thought they would look good with the snowflake dishes.
I love the little, tiny dots for his eyes and is checkered pockets!

I’ve never found more again, when I bring them out they always make me think of the people I worked with and some fun memories but also the long hours that retail involves.

I did the top of my hutch different, the very rusty birdcage is a GW find for a dollar, the basket is from my brother-in-law’s mother’s estate sale, she used it for clothes pins. The ivy spray I also picked up at GW and it still had the price tag on it, the tin Santa my daughter bought me one year!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, I wish you nothing but the best for the New Year, can you believe it is going to be 2011?
We are leaving Tuesday for Winston-Salem North Carolina, my step daughter is getting married on New Years Day and we won’t be back until Jan.2 so my next post will be next year! I hope all of you get what you wished for this Christmas but most of all Peace on Earth!!!
I’m joining My Romantic Home for Show and Tell!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chandy Ornament Winner♥

It’s Tuesday and the winner of the Chandy Ornament is Terry from Cherished Treasures. Email me with your address Terry and I’ll send it out with the fast Pony Express:) You are going to love it!
Here is my email…rondell1951(at)hotmail(dot)com
Thank you to all that entered have a Very Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 20, 2010

2010 Christmas Home Tours

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? The countdown is on isn’t it? It came so fast!
I thought I’d show you some areas around my home that I haven’t showed before. This is my kitchen window, I found the holy wreath at GW last year and the snowmen towel hanging there is a Martha Stewart one from Macy’s…love going in there and looking at all of her neat things!
I put two trees here in front of the keepingroom window…
and leaned a PB starfish up against the milkglass vase!

My Entryway
I found this basket of greens for 70% off a few years back, just haven’t got around to changing to a silver ribbon!
The skate at Altmyer’s, my first glittery piece.
I finally found a centerpiece for my diningroom table, I think I at least had tried two before but just wasn’t satisfied…glass container GW, silver ornaments Dollar Tree, snowy, evergreen wreath Rite Aid and the ironstone plate I already had!


I added a real feather tree to my china cabinet and
added some Santa’s too!
I’ve had this wreath for years but adding the silver bow and ornaments brought out it’s beauty even more!
I saw this idea on someone’s blog but can’t remember whose but I just loved it, of course I cut off the top part but you can see it in the above picture.
After seeing these acorn ornaments all over blogland I had to run to Walmart to get three to hang on the garland on my mantel. I picked up some silver picks at JoAnn’s too, made the garland a little fuller looking.
My new shaggy rug, Buster looooves  it
So that’s my tour, hope you enjoyed being here♥
Don’t forget about my chandy ornament giveaway which ends tomorrow. Have a wonderful night wherever you are!
I’m joining the 2010 Christmas Tour of Homes at Cottage and Vine!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

~A Chandy Ornament Giveaway~

Hi everyone! Are we all so busy that we feel like we are spinning in circles?  I know I do, what a busy weekend this is, tonight a Christmas party and I just got home from a hair appt., tomorrow my granddaughter Alex sings in Pittsburgh then it's out to dinner after that. After Christmas is over I'll tell you all about my day yesterday, I'll save it till then:) I just wanted to get this giveaway on here so that I can send it out before Christmas arrives!
I'm showing a photo of my chandy ornament because it's the same as mine and I'm running out of time.
Just leave a comment, that's all you have to do to win, by Tuesday December 21st and I'll pick a winner by Random.org, a little something else will be added too!
I just wanted to give back what you have all given to me...blogger friendship and love:)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nester’s Christmas 2010 Home Tour!

I so wanted to party with the Nester this year for her 2010 Christmas tour, I’m late of course, but I wanted to show some of my home since it sure isn’t the same as last year! Some of you have already seen these pictures but there are some that haven’t so here I go!
                  My New Christmas Tree (hoping for a new Camera for Christmas) my prelit beauty!
Silver presents under the tree! New white, velvet tree skirt.
My chandy ornament that I found at Macy’s!
This is what I call my Keeping Room…I’ve since added a white bow to the candleholder on the wall.
My bench that I found at a yard sale for $15.00 and painted white…of course.
An ornament my mom bought me years ago!
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Found this vintage snowman at a flea market a while ago, he has a place in the back for a light!
Another view of the room. Opps! No picture in the frame that I found at GW yet that’s sitting on the sewing machine, it’s a Hallmark frame!
Now on to the kitchen, which I’m not thrilled with just keeping my fingers crossed that they get painted white come spring.

Early Christmas present…new fridge:0
To dark of a picture but those are silver poinsettias on a small white platter and I added a ruffle to the Target lamp. The little birds are from Kmart on sell for $ 3.99. This is the corner of my kitchen counter, I keep the lamp lit at night.
 I hope you liked my little Christmas tour that I put together in at least some semblance of order, I’m still decorating would you believe it, I hope it’s all done by Christmas. At least I have most of the shopping done, all’s that’s left is wrapping the gifts which I do not like to do, I don’t mind one or two but more than five gets to me:)
Stop by to see over 600 beautiful homes all done up for the Christmas season!



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Shining Star & Boring & After Party!

 I tried to find a picture of our old fridge but of course I couldn’t, just think small, white with freezer above! Instead of buying gifts for each other this year we decided to get some items that we wanted for our home. We both loved this, it has two freezers below:) Such a shining star to me anyway!


Love it…after seeing it my BFF bought one the next day!


I swear angels sing when I open both doors:) so roomy too!


Not Christmasy but sure a Boring and After at Kim’s blog, stop on over to see everybody’s beautiful homes! I just had to show it off



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Doing Some Christmas Fun

I finally got the nerve to take a hardcover book apart, I found it in the basement and figured I didn’t want it anyhow and it would be put to good use this way, love it!


Took the silver tray off the wall by the tree and used it here. The white birds I found at GW for .59 a piece.


I hardly ever show this china cabinet, it was Mr.K’s mother’s, I would love to paint it white but my stepdaughter wants it and that’s okay with me. It means I get something that I really would like but this cabinet is sooooo heavy plus it would have to be moved to North Carolina… so I wait, hopefully it goes this summer! Still love my chandy though!


I’m using the ornaments my mother had bought for me in different ways this year, I put this white bird in with my snowflake dishes. First time for these dishes to be in there too.


Added my teapot too!


I found this sparkley snowflake candle at GW this past summer, can’t remember how much it was but I know it was under a dollar and never used…couldn’t resist it!


This is showing up a yellow in the photo but it’s really not in person (Dear Santa please remember what I asked for♥)


The gravy boat even got some bling this year! My dishes are a mixture, the white ironstone was $15.00 at a yardsale, the gravy boat and saucer from GW and it is Pfaltzgraff but I don’t know what pattern. The snowflake dishes are from The Dollar Store…you see I work there part time and love it, It’s a little crazy there right now with lines like you wouldn’t believe but time there flies by because being a cashier you never stop it’s just one after the other:0 So if you see something that you like by it because it probably won’t be there when you come back, take these snowflake dishes, we had them for two years in a row this year none!


I hope you enjoyed looking and I’ll be posting other pictures soon! Thank you to my new followers, I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and do so!