These two old paint brushes were my find last weekend! I left the vendor tags on...I liked them as much as I liked the brushes!
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I am so excited to share my new little extras in the kitchen... new window treatments and a pendant light over the sink!
|The window treatment also came from Lowes! They have a new collection of colors and patterns by Waverly.|
I love the way they look light and airy. My old black floral ones were fading and looked heavy.
These treatments were $14.99 for each window.
|Pear dish towel from Target!|
|Stove view of the kitchen|
|Fridge and open shelving view. My husband shortened the cabinet doors on the existing cabinets about two years ago so that I could have open shelving for my dishes. I do not miss opening cabinets to put dishes away when I unload the dish washer!|
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Parties this week: Table Top Tuesday and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Carolina Stitcher keeps coming up with new ways to make her project bags look so cute! I have "borrowed" several of her ideas and incorporated them into these two new bags of mine.
|The second idea I borrowed from Faye was to add the hang tag. |
I had 12 inches of this twill flag printed tape and cut
just enough to fold in half and have it stick out the seam.
The fabric is designed by Black Bird Designs.
|I had enough left over fabric to sew up this small bag and try something new. |
Do you see what this little bag can do?
|After stitching the bag up, I opened it inside out and ran|
the sewing machine across the bottom corners.
|It stands up by itself!|
A few ideas borrowed, and some experimenting....
a fun, fun day of projects! Back to school tomorrow after a week of Spring Break.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
|I bought the iron bird on the top and the green wreath that lines the second level.|
|Everything else; eggs, candles, moss, fabric birds, silver cups, pots, and birdhouses, I already had at home.|
|The shop girls suggested plants in the lanterns for this time of year. I got these plants and pots at Lowes. I love the color on the pots. Drift wood helped to fill the space.|
|Love these table place markers! |
They were a Christmas purchase from the same same shop.
|The big metal bird was a GW find!|
|The chicken wire utensil organizer was a $4 Home Goods clearance find.|
|This is the last thing I bought at Create By Nature yesterday. I love it! It is suppose to be a soap dish.|
|I don't know where I got this little wooden bird box but I have had it for probably 20 years. It is a piece that gets moved around a lot but never put away in my house. I thought it would be a good chalk keeper for a while.|
|I bought 6 of these tarnished silver plate baby cups all tied together at GW for $2.99.|
This might be a paper plate table for a while....deviled eggs, southern BBQ, potato salad, banana pudding...sweet tea in mason jars!
I am going to link to Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special, Table Top Tuesday
I got to visit a stitch shop in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, it was called "Dyeing to Stitch"! The girls who run this shop also dye their own linen...R & R Reproductions. The shop was adorable! They had so many current patterns from a wide variety of designers that I was totally overwhelmed. We spent over an hour in the shop. I walked away with three new projects....
Friday, April 13, 2012
Did you guess?
Did you guess Williamsburg, Va.?
I have been on spring break from school this week. Took a girls trip for two nights up to Virginia. Stopped at two stitch shops: Dying to Stitch in Virginia Beach and The Stitching Well in Williamsburg. Both were very good shops for cross stitch patterns, fabric, and threads! I will share what I bought in another post.
It was fun to get away for a few days with a good friend!
Only 3 days left of break...I guess I am going to have to clean the house (or "play" in the house by moving stuff around!) Future post may tell the real story of the next three days!