Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm Channeling my Mom...

and these pretty fabric squares are proof!

My Mom loved to quilt and never passed up a bargain on material...
....and so there I was browsing Cheryl's booth at House at 755 when I was immediately drawn to this pretty bundle

106!! of them measuring 6x6 each

C'mon me in some of your quilting talents!!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An "Almost Spring" Bouquet

So that I can enjoy them 24X7.....I made a small bouquet for home from a larger arrangement my husband sent to my office for Valentine's Day :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Garden Bench Makeover

It took me a while (see my January post here) but I finally got around to it!

The bench as you see it below sat outside for many seasons and each year when I brought it in for the winter I would tell myself that before I brought it back out in the spring I was going to refinish it to protect it from the elements.

So I gave it two coats of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Pure White...

I then spot distressed it and gave it a coat of Annie Sloan's Clear Soft Wax

It came out so pretty that I decided to dress it up a bit with some cushions and throw pillows.
I doubt she'll ever see the light of day again :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Shabby Clipboard and a Winner of the Dish Towels

My good friend Cheryl (who I affectionately call Coop) gave me this clipboard because she said it had "me" written all over it. Don't you just love when someone you love thinks of you like that?!

And the thing of it is....this is so far away from her decorating taste and yet she sees the beauty in it that I see.

Although Coop doesn't have a blog....she does have space at Bernat Mill Antiques (spaces #62 & 63) in Uxbridge, Mass. If you live in the area you SO need to check it out.

And now the lucky winner of the grain sack dish towels is..... Tracie from Fishtail Cottage. Congrats Tracie!!
~~please contact me with your mailing address~~

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

All Dressed up and Somewhere to Go!

And I'm sure she'll be in good company at the Dress Form Ball over at Carol's Polka Dot Closet

This scarf, given to me by my Goddaughter at Christmas, is one of my favorite accessories.

If you haven't already....join The's in full swing!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Peek into the Corner of our Bedroom

I was making the bed this morning and thought to myself that I've never posted pictures of our bedroom. Because this little corner looked "camera ready" I decided to start here. The rest of the room will take some serious staging before it's post ready :)

This seating area is in a little alcove where across from the chair sits an armoire that houses the television. I know that for some of you, a t.v. in the bedroom is a no-no but we couldn't do without!

The walls in the alcove are painted Pink Shine by ??? while the rest of walls in the bedroom are White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Friday, February 3, 2012

I have an issue.....which gives you a chance at my first giveaway...

I think many of you have seen these grain sack dish towels featured on more than one blog over the past year.....I know I have.

And therein lies my "issue". These dish towels do NOT go with my home decor - they've been in the Target bag since the day I bought them. But because my fellow bloggers were scooping them up and loving them I just "had to have" them.

I bought two - although admittedly I scoured every Target in a 30 mile radius for more :)

Yes, I had some fun staging the pics to show you but alas they must go to a good home.

If you'd like to win this cute pair please be or become a follower and leave me a comment that you are. If for some reason (blogger issues....ugh) you can't comment, please send me an email to enter:

~ Giveaway winner will be announced on February 11th ~