Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Trees

Christmas is my favorite holiday.. But because I am lazy I have put off putting up my living room tree for several years. So this year I decided to pull out the ornaments and ask hubby to get us a real tree. As usual for him he returned with the most beautiful tree.. perfectly shaped. Of course then the trip to the attic to find all the many boxes of ornaments.. There was a total of six boxes.. you know those larger Rubbermaid containers.. So excited I unpack and decorate the tree.. after hours I finished.. I stepped back and .. whew.. it was terrible.. my ornaments looked dated.. my ribbon looked terrible. A late call in the evening to a friend, "will you ride with me to Carolina Pottery"? An hour each was but she agrees. I replaced the gold angels and some other gold ornaments and replaced them with burlap flowers, some filler for the top and new ribbons. Love it! Updated new tree for me.. I guess the ornaments may have not been that bad but I had been using the same ones for 15 years.. guess it was time for a change. I just love the new tree.
Then I moved on to the kitchen tree.. a tree I have been collecting ornaments for for 6 years with one of my Granddaughters. The whole tree has to do with eating and baking.. Except for one wooden teddy bear that my Grandma painted and gave me in the 80's.
Some homemade stockings and ready!
I do have a few more decorations but been to lazy to take pics.. getting to be a habit. :) 

What is the story with your trees? New, old meaningful?
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

It was a Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. I have to say I was dreading it.. not really into the whole birthday thing since I have gotten older. I mean it's just another day right? Getting older, another year, presents, and cake. Well this year things took a turn and  proved me wrong.. it is not what it is about. I took the day to reflect on my blessings. I am the mother of two beautiful girls that have given me 5 (FIVE) beautiful grandchildren! All the sudden my small family of four has become a beautiful family of 11. What a wonderful thing, huh?

I also have been blessed with an wonderful hobby or as most would say talent of sewing.. take a look at these cookies my daughter made for me!!! How amazing are these?

I have my health, my home. I have the hope of a miracle drug coming forward that will change life as we know it now in the next coming year. (more to come about that)
We did have a birthday celebration .. we had a wonderful dinner out, there were great presents, cookies (beautiful cookies).. but most of all it was a time to enjoy family and  reflect on how much the Lord has blessed me. I think this year was the year to change what a birthday means to me. It will no longer be about an aging process, a cake, or presents.. it will now be a celebration of what a wonderful life I have and the wonderful things to come.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Decorating for Halloween

I have come to believe I am a terrible blogger. I have not posted since last spring! Somehow for me holding down a full time job and blogging don't mesh together so well. I did however, finally put out my Halloween decorations and wanted to share them with you.

Well not so much Halloween, but I wanted to show you what you can do with a few things from Michaels to spruce things up for the season.

Now here we go..

Are these two guys adorable or what?

Mum, you want some coffee? OK>>> I know that was corny.
Dollar Tree sign.. good deal huh? 
I found this glass bowl at an antique fair.. it had a small chip in it that was glued back in, but for $10 I thought it was a deal.. in perfect condition these babies bring a pretty penny.

Kind of hard to see this candy corn guy. My cousin made him for me.. talents!







Do you ever wonder how on earth you are so blessed? I do.... I am so thankful the Lord allows me to have such pretty things in life to enjoy. So that is my round up of Halloween... Hopefully, I can get some pics up of the yard before the fall season is over. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be taking a peek at what you guys have been up to. Have a blessed week.

Friday, June 28, 2013

New Mantle Mirror

There is nothing like waiting months and months to put up a new post. Since I started a full time job, I have really had a hard time carving out the time to blog but I can't throw in the towel.
Finally.. I have a couple of spare minutes so I wanted to share how a little mirror project turned out for me. I found this old mirror ona a facebook group called buy, sell, trade. Do any of you have a local group you buy used items from other than Craigs? This was a diamond in the rough, you know the ugly plastic 50, 60's stuff.

Pretty detail
A good cleaning, some newspaper and Annie Sloan

It was pretty dusty. The girl I bought this from said it had been in her Grandmother's barn.

A little soft wax.. then some stain and it started to take shape

I took a little of the paint off with some sandpaper

awww..... perfect fit to the room!
I may not post a lot but still do love stopping in and visiting to see what everyone has been up to.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

More Rabbits

As I promised I am posting the rest of my Rabbits. Really feeling like spring here today in NC. It's a perfect time to enjoy little bunnies.

This old boy sits on top of books under a lamp.

This guy I found at a GW type of shop for a couple of bucks.

Another guy sitting on some old books.
I love this little guy on a large oval egg shaped cardboard but don't really know where to hang him? He is pretty large, any ideas? 
A plate.. it's a salad size .. my intent was to add to the collection to use at the table but they are crazy expensive! 
Food for them all.
Hope you enjoyed my little bunny tour.. have a great weekend!