Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spread the Word!

I just found out about a great idea that Debra from Common Ground came up with, it is so neat you just have to pop over and read all about it in her own words!

I’m struggling with my bedroom on how to decorate it and with Debra’s idea you can all give your advice and suggestions! Anyone who is having decorator’s block will love it!


Here is some of what she had to say about it!

Anyone who is in need of some advice, help,

or just a fresh new idea

can submit a few photos to me for a feature post.

You can do it anonymously, or not,

whatever you're comfortable with.

Then I'll post them

and you all get to leave constructive comments

to help the blogger in need.


I think it’s a great idea, stop over and grab her button to spread the word!



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Giveaway…..from Me to You!

How are you? The weekend for me was great…. busy but great! Saturday was a baby shower for my soon to be 4th grandchild, a small shower, but so cute to see Alex so excited for her baby sister or brother! I’ll show pics at the bottom of this post!
Right now I want you to see what I’m giving away to YOU, a wood carrier that I’ve painted a Beachy blue! I distressed it and applied a light coat of Mocha glaze to it. When you get it you can do what you want to it, that’s why I only did  what I did!
Also this quart Ball jar with zinc lid to go with it!
Here’s the inside of it (starfish not included) and it also has metal thingys on each corner of it which you can see in the first photo!
Very nice to display anywhere in your home!
1: All you have to do to win is leave a comment telling me what room you would probably use it in!
2: Become a follower if your not already and leave a comment letting me know!
3: If you are already a follower of my blog leave me a comment for a second chance to win!
Easy Peasy!!!
I’ve been very lucky in blogland with winning some great giveaways and wanted to give back something in return.

Now to pictures of my daughter-law’s baby shower!
Alex is so very excited!
Christine let her open all the gifts


Had to take a picture of the restaurants decorating, done in browns, grays and blue!
I love the drum shaped lights!
Son, wife and daughter are thrilled to welcome baby, they didn’t want to know if it was a boy or girl, didn’t with Alex either, as long as it’s healthy we don’t care♥
Have a great Monday, I’m off to get ready for work!
Forgot to add that this is for only those living in the United States, sorry I think s&h would be to high!
Anonymous guys please be sure to leave an email address!
I’ll announce the winner next Monday, August 1st!
Have fun with this:)  I’ll be using to pick the winner!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Sunday Finds!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and Monday! Sunday sure was a fun day for me! We went to the flea market then to lunch and stopped at Big Lots on the way home!  Glad to get home because it was so hot and humid!
Here’s what I found at the flea market!
A very nice sized mirror for $3.00, I didn’t even argue the price because I thought it was so worth it. I’m not even going to touch the frame of it with paint….love the silver! It’s also so heavy!
This black and white print was only $1.00 and in such great condition, I Googled it and it’s located in Maine and is a 5 Star inn, I’d love someday to visit there! I love black and white prints!
I put it here for now, when the cupboards are Cottage White I think it will even look better.
Playing with the settings on my camera:)
Here is the best find for me, a Big Ben Clock just like my mom had when I was a teenager, funny the things that stick in your mind! I was so thrilled to find one for only $4.00 and I have it on my desk with a frame of my kids when they were little although you can’t see the youngest. LOL
We took the back roads to the flea market and stopped at a yardsale and found these  two framed pears, she wanted 6, I said 4, she said 5 so I bought them as you can see they are brand new! I don’t have any plans for them as of now but figured when the cabinets are painted I maybe could use them!
Earlier in the week I had printed off a 20% off coupon for Big Lots, I had seen this lampshade and loved it and thank goodness I didn’t buy it then, it was $18.00! With my coupon it came to $14.50…big smile here! I had to change lamps because of the top fixture so brought the one  I had in the livingroom out here!
I love mixing styles…soon the window frame will be Cottage White!
In this picture you can see one of the two rugs I got too, on sale for $30.00 and with my coupon I got each for $24.50 and they are by Mohawk!
This sure is picture overlode I know but want to catch up on things I haven’t showed you!
Things from GW!
Cute wire basket for $1.99 love it with the lemons!

Not for now I know but couldn’t resist him for another $1.99!

He will look good in the hutch come Thanksgiving…..don’t want to even think of it!
So for now this is what sits on those plates!
One last yardsale find, it’s glass and thought for a $1.00 it would make a neat vase, Mr.K thinks it was part of a coffee pot but I like to think of it as a carafe.
Here’s where it sits now holding my faux peonies♥
I’m so glad I got caught up, hope you enjoyed it!
Linking up with these great party’s, thanks for hosting Ladies!!!
Thrifty Thursdays
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Cloche Party!

Good evening! It’s about 11:10PM and I’m just getting on here to post my summer cloche, we had friends over today so I was a little busy!
Marty at A Stroll thur Life is having a wonderful Summer Cloche Party, I can’t wait to really sit and look at everyone’s Cloche’s and get some great ideas too! Stop over at Marty’s to see and join in on the fun too!
Here’s mine! Since it’s summer time I used seashells on a milkglass cake plate that I found at GW for about $2.00, I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough.LOL
I thought it went well with the blue ticking for summer.
The seashells are from Walmart and the starfish from Pat Catan’s…I think!
It doesn’t take alot of $$$ to make a pretty cloche for summer
Thanks for stopping by and a big thank you to my newest followers and the ones that have been following for awhile…I so appreciate it and love your comments too!!

Joining Kristi at Not So Anonymous Linky Party

Thanks for hosting Kristi

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Modern Country and Country French!

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great weekend, I am, just had to work Friday and today, glad it was just during the day though!
I wanted to pop on here and share with you a book and a magazine I won over at Courtney’s A French Country Cottage during the the Block/Blog Party. It was really funny to me because at Lowes I picked up the Country French magazine but put it down because of the price, then the next week I won it…so glad I didn’t buy it! I also won a wonderful book called Modern Country, I love this style, of course I love all styles of decorating it’s just deciding on which one.LOL I do know that I like to mix different styles together I love the look of that!  This book sure shows you how to do it too!
This is the cover of the book, don’t you just love it!
This photo below is my favorite in the whole book, I love how everything just blends together, love the beadboard on the cabinet and how it is distressed, oh, and the ticking seat cushions on those chairs …fab!
Love the chairs and the lights!
Be Still My Heart….all those white dishes!
Every picture in the book is just beautiful!
Here’s a few from the Country French magazine! The cover!
I so want one of these chairs, Mr. K and I are going to the flea market tomorrow, wouldn’t it be wonderful to find something like this?
I love how this mantel is decorated although I think I’d use different vases!
A pretty corner in the kitchen!
I would love to have a kitchen window that size, love the glass cabinet doors too!
I hope you enjoyed the little tour of my winnings, they will be great to keep for the colder months but who wants to think about that right?
I also received my Ramsign today and was so thrilled with it, as soon as I can get Mr.K to put it up outside for me I’ll show you!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and thanks again Courtney!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Shabby Chic Table!

Hello there bloggy friends! Another warm day upon us and it’s just 10:45 in the AM, that’s fine, so much better than winter.LOL

Would you believe I’ve had this table in the basement for over 6 years? Mr. K and I bought it at a estate sale for $20.00 when we were just dating, it was painted a very dark brown but I could see the potential every time I would go in the basement and put something else on top of it.LOL It was just getting it up the stairs that always turned us away from it, so it took having alot of people here at one time for me to say to him “It’s time!”
I painted it white but can’t remember the name, I know it’s by Valspar, I have to work today so don’t have time to look, I know it’s not Cottage White that’s by Behr anyway!
Here it is……do you like?P7151118
Another view of it!
For the wedding it was set under the ferns hanging there with Jenn’s birdcage for the cards and a video of the wedding in North Carolina! Also had pink and white balloons on it.
I thought I got a picture of it but didn’t…just checked:) you can see the shabbiness of it better here. It took three coats of paint, actually I could have got away with two but I thought what the heck it was so easy to paint because you didn’t have to be so very careful.
The top of the table! I took the detail sander to it in some places but then ran out of time, company came and I just finished it on Friday in the nick of time!
Threw this together for you to see, the impatients always do so well for me in little containers wonder why?
Another view!
Remember when I showed you this pic of the potting bench? I had started to staple and gather left over drop cloth but didn’t have enough to finish, well, I bought a drop cloth bigger this time and just didn’t get it done.
The morning of the picnic my two good friends Betty and Paula who helped me get everything placed decided to do this just to get it covered for the day. Now a decorating question for you…what can I do to it now I hate to take it down, getting it gathered is hard because there is only a half inch or inch to attach it to, I would so appreciate it if you had any ideas…..what could I add to it to enhance it? My decorating brain is froze!!! Dosen’t look good I know but was okay for the picnic. The drop cloth is double in half and just fit it all the way around, what would you do?
Here’s what the shelf looked like for the picnic.
The pool….alot of work but oh, so worth it!
As you can see!
Here are the parties I’ll be at!
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Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Open House Party Thursday
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Thanks Ladies for hosting!