Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year and a thank you…

wishing a happy new year to everyone!


and I wanted to share “lena” with you.  isn’t she fabulous?!  I won her in a christmas give away from vickie (daranger911), and she arrived 2 days before christmas, -complete with suitcase!  thank you vickie-she’s darling and you are an amazing seamstress!


thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

chippy porch trim…

hi everyone, I hope your xmas was a great one! 
I use this 6’  trim as a ladder for holding decorative stuff and change it seasonally.  right now, its done up for xmas.
this wire basket is one of two bicycle baskets I found while on vacation this year.  makes a great magazine holder.
thanks for looking!
I’m sharing this with knick of time, white wednesday, and  debbie doo’s newbie party:)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry christmas!…

wishing everyone a very merry chirstmas and happy, safe new year!

thanks for all your visits and comments—I have the best followers:)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

old fireplace mantel, new headboard…

hi everyone!  I wanted to show my new headboard today.


my husband put some bead board on the opening, and I painted it.    since its so close to xmas, I stuck one of the old windows on the mantle and added an old baby slip and dress.  I love the hanging star light in the garland.

this was my old iron headboard.  (this pic was taken with my old camera—not so good-sorry)


I found this mantel last year and an antique/junk shop. 



now, I need to shop for new bedding:)  it’s hard to see, but in the left corner is an old bird cage stand with a chandelier hanging in it.


just a simple tree in a watercan.  the little sign hanging on the handle says vintage junk.


wishing everyone a wonderful christmas, and happy holidays!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

christmas lights at night…

how’s your decorating going?  got mine done, so, its on to the shopping:)   this year I kept things simple—a couple of garlands and my new tree, in my great room, but I like the way it looks at night:). 
thanks for looking!
sharing with commonground, and funky  junk:)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

my ruffled stocking wreath…

keeping the christmas spirit alive 365 and funky junk has a stocking link up and I thought I’d join in with the only stocking we have in the house.  I made this about 2 yrs old from osnaberg and muslin fabrics—no pattern, just winged it

I have all of the xmas decorating done, and most of the shopping done, so, now I can enjoy this holiday:)  hope you are too!
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

vintage water can tree…

my house is small, and my dining room is open to the living and kitchen, but, it’s small. so, I put a skinny woodland type tree in one of my old water cans, and decorated it with burlap bags, tags, and paper banners for the garland. 


close up…


it sits on an old cabinet with cool rounded corners, curvy bottom and cute little legs.  when I found this cabinet at a resale store, it was dirty, dark brown and horribly scratched up.  I scrubbed it up and dry brushed some white paint on it.    this sweet cabinet is one of my favorites, that I’ve had for about 10 years.   my friend thinks it was a radio cabinet in its younger life.


thanks so much for looking today:)
sharing with knick of time tuesday,

Thursday, December 1, 2011

wall cabinet…

I found this old junk piece--


and had my husband build it into a wall cabinet for me.


it has a bead board backing.


here it is finished.



I’m sharing this with common ground and funky junk, —thanks for looking:)