Friday, 30 March 2012

House Tour

TGIF, everyone! 

Most everyone knows Debbie of her fabulous blog,  Debbiedoo's  I was truly flattered when she asked me if I'd share our home as part of her "Home Tours" feature!  Of course, I said "yes!" 

When you have a moment, pop on over to Debbie's and take a peek at our home tour!

Thanks again, Debbie!  And, have a fabulous weekend, everyone!


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Framed Rose Print Serendipity!

To me, it is serendipity when things just fall into place or when I am at the right place, at the right time.

This is the case with my framed rose print.

I came across a beautiful old rose print that had damaged edges and the previous owner folded the sides to make it fit another frame. I have a thing for roses, especially vintage.

I knew that I would need to sacrifice some of the print if I

Blooms Here And There

Summers are officially here in my part of the world. My garden is doing really well even in this scorching hot weather and I simply can't resist bringing those blooming beauties indoors. Here's how flowers have the power to enhance the beauty of any space.

After putting these blooms here and there my home looks one happy home and I just feel up looking at them through out the day.

Linking this to Cindy's Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Just the cutest birdcage chandy!

I simply made the cutest birdcage chandelier! And I hope that someone loves it as much as me since it's for sale in my antique mall booth.

 Notice the shadow! How fun...
 I didn't forget the bling...crystals!

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Cowgirl Up Link Party @ The Farmhouse

Monday, 26 March 2012

It's a Mod Podge Easter!

These are all lovelies that I made last year, by using good ole Mod Podge!

If you are more interested in seeing the details of these items, go HERE to this post I did last year.

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple  
Show Off Your Cottage

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Yes, It's *Still* Up!

Happy Sunday ... Happy Spring !! 

Yes, our Christmas tree turned Valentine tree, turned Easter tree is still alive and kicking in our kitchen.  I wonder how long I can keep it going ...

For a Spring welcome, I wrapped it in pink and white mesh, along with a striped pastel ribbon.

I then added lots of fun and budget-friendly ornaments, like this cute bunny, with a head full of feathers (from Pier One)!

And, this sweet bunny in a basket, from Michael's.  I also bought an inexpensive bunch of flowers from AC Moore, cut off each floral stem and scattered them about the tree, as well:

A carrot with fun feathers (also from Pier One) ...

I flanked the tree with a couple of ceramic bunnies that I had on hand ... this one reminding you to "see no evil" ...

annnnnd, the other reminding you to "speak no evil," either.

I filled our handy canisters with yummy Easter treats:

And, over on the other counter, added another splash of Easter:

Love this little, pink bunny from Michael's, who is nestled on shredded book pages (although, admittedly, I feel as though I'm suffocating him under the glass cloche) ...

Annnnnd, of course, I had to add a few pastel malted milk balls to a wine glass on one of our shelves ... I'm hoping that since they're high up, I won't be tempted to eat them!

Just a few little splashes of Easter ...

Thanks for stopping by, sweet friends!

Come party with me at these fabulous gatherings!

Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures


Friday, 23 March 2012

New Cool Rug!

What I didn't share with you when I revealed my newly painted master bedroom (see that HERE), was the area at the foot of the bed that has just enough room for a 3' x 5' rug.

Yes, I could go a bit bigger but the hand scraped elm hardwood floors are so beautiful that I wanted to see more of them. I just wanted something to accent the floor.

So, have you heard of WUSLU? (

Thursday, 22 March 2012

When Creative Juices Flow: Buddha's Got New Look

Few months back I got two Buddhas from a art and craft exhibition. One is made of brass, no scope for trying hand on it though :-(  and the other one is of terracotta (a lot can be done). Idea of painting this terracotta piece was in my mind since the day I bought it.
Here is a before pic......

And here's after one...

Now this Buddha probably will going to sit in my terrace garden and sure will increase the amount of tranquility there. 
Have a great weekend ahead!!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

One More Time...

I published this post last year about this time. Many comments were made in regard to my cross-stitch eggs, so I am rerunning this post and you can read all about it!A Tribute to the Easter Egg Years ago I was into cross-stitching but who wasn't? My eyes can no longer stand hours of those tiny x's. So this blog is a tribute to my cross-stitch eggs.
 I started making these eggs the year I

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

There, *THAT'S* Better ...

Greetings, friends!  For those of you who were sweet enough to peek at our master bedroom mini-makover last month, you may remember my mentioning that I had been looking and looking for a drum shade chandelier (to replace our ceiling fan), but hadn't had any luck.  Sweet Kim (Savvy Southern Style) sent me a link to one she found on Overstock.  I then received an email from Amy, a manager at Overstock, informing me of a sale!  And, wouldn't ya' know, the chandelier that Kim suggested was on SALE!  Say no more ... woo hoo! 

Now, you see a big, overbearing, barely-used ceiling fan ...

and, NOW, you don't !!  Say hello to our new stylish gal, "Chandie" ... (of course, now, my OCD-self needs to change out the other shades to drum shades)!

I love her jewels!

How she glows at night ....

And casts fun shadows on the ceiling ...

Welcome to the family, Chandie ... we love you so much that we just might have to buy your twin for another spot in the house.  Hmmmmmm ... lol.  (Thanks again, Kim and Overstock!)

I'm linking up with:

At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday

Have a great evening, friends,

Monday, 19 March 2012

Easter Hutch and Bunnies!

Easter hutch decor...

Vintage duck planter now holds an egg.

I painted this duck several years ago.

Eggs that I CrossStitched as dated.

Fun, $1 garage sale, large bunny.

Remember this bunny tassel from last year? You can go HERE for a tutorial on how to make one of your own!

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri

Friday, 16 March 2012

The Nest Is Best!

This is a quick little craft that took me no time.

It started with a vintage white ironstone Johnson Brothers gravy boat and attached oval saucer. NOTE: This saucer was attached by the manufacturer and can not be removed.

I really loved the lines and color of this piece and instead of selling it in my booth, I decided to make it into...

 a sweet nesting complete with eggs.

All I had to do

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Classic French Kitchens

Hello! I’m Jessica, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a website and blog with a wonderful selection of affordable lighting fixtures and interior design inspirations every day! I’m delighted to be guest posting for Terry today because I'm going to be sharing a collection of classic French kitchens. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do! Amusez-vous bien!

A beautiful combination of rustic

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

New Kitchen Valance!

I really do like the valances that I made recently for my dining room bay window. You can see more on that HERE. This large bay window is located next to the bar between the kitchen and dining room or breakfast room as some people call it.  I decided that since I had enough leftover fabric, that I should make a matching valance for my kitchen window. This would allow me to have a different summer

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Quick Change Beauty!

Do you ever feel like a Quick Change?

One that will make an impact that is pretty, easy and with 'stuff' that you already have on hand.

That is the case with this fun project. I was admiring my newly painted master bedroom (you can see more on that HERE), and I decided that it was time for a bit more change. I have a vintage oval frame from a garage sale that I painted white and added my

Easter Dining Room

Happy Saturday! Are you all pulling out or adding to your Easter/Spring decor this weekend?   I know I am!

I feel like I show you all the same rooms over and over again.   My apologies, and, well, why stop now, right?  LOL

Here are pics of our Easter dining room:

Soft pops of color have been added:

Cream speckled eggs and robin eggs (both from Pottery Barn) mix well with pink eggs (from Dollar Tree) and simple raffia.  I filled the hurricanes with inexpensive raffia from Michael's):

I traded out the animal print runner for a *Spring-y* blue one (from Home Goods) ... love the pop of color there:

And, you may remember these little fellas (from Pier One):

Speaking of blue ... I traded out a few of our white plates on the floating shelves and added ones with a bit of color (from TJMaxx):

Aren't they pretty:

I can't believe how much blue I'm adding around the house! 

One last shot ... all lit up.  I can't tell you how much we love our new chandie, especially its reflection in the mirror!

Hope everyone has a great day ... we're off to kiddo's last basketball game and then "The Lorax!"

Thanks for stopping by, friends,

I'm linking up with these fabulous folks:

At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
The Farmhouse Girl/Cowgirl Up Party


Friday, 9 March 2012

My History

My beloved Maternal Grandmother passed away a year ago at the ripe old age of 93. My mother was her only child. Mom just mailed Grandma's pictures that she divided up between us, her 5 daughters, and here are some really old and interesting pictures that I received.

My Grandpa (Alfred Joseph Heimerman) and Grandma (Dorothy Rose Nigg) 1936 wedding picture. Grandma was standing on a brick to make

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

ReArranged Guest Bedroom

Recently, I shopped my own house for furniture for my newly painted master bedroom. You can see more on that HERE. But you all know what that does. It causes a void in the room you stole the furniture piece from. Therefore, I had to rearrange my blue guest bedroom a bit. By the way, I call this guest bedroom blue, because the ceiling and the bedding and some accent pieces are blue.


Sunday, 4 March 2012

Addition to Drapes in Guest Bedroom

Have you ever been nagged about something that you made that just isn't 'right' to you? Well, I have.
 First of all, the window in my blue guest bedroom was built almost up against a wall...(I call it my blue guest bedroom because the ceilings are painted a soft blue and the bedding is blue)
Do you see how close it is to the next wall? Frustrating to make curtains for when the look you are going

Friday, 2 March 2012

Spring ~ Around the House!

I changed the color with photo editing!

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple 
It's Party Time @ Northern Cottage
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The house in the roses
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage 
Creative Blogger's Party @

I Couldn't Wait ...

Well, it's officially March (yay) ... so excited about that ... not so much that I'll turn 43 tomorrow, but, that's okay ... nothing a bottle of Botox won't cure!  Kidding!

I know it's early, but, I'm feeling Spring in the air.  So, I thought I'd kick of March by sharing our Easter mantel:

I thought I'd really play up the pastel colors this year, starting by removing the red berry sticks in this vase (for Valentine's Day) ... they have been replaced by lush pink florals:

I found this cute bird cage at Michael's, so I placed shredded paper, along with a bird's nest in there ... all of which I placed on top of a glass cake stand (from Wal-Mart):

Front and center are a few more ca-ute(!) bunnies from Pier One ... they were so reasonably priced.  If you see them, you better grab a few up before they are gone!

Moving on over ... I placed soft pastel eggs in a glass apothecary and layered a sea fan behind it just for a bit of unexpected texture:

And, you may remember how I wrapped red ribbon around my candles for Valentines as an inexpensive way to add a splash of color ... no surprise then that I wrapped Spring ribbon around them now for the season!

Up above hangs a festive egg wreath I recently scored at Home Goods ... let's hope it doesn't come crashing down on my sweet bunny family!

Annnnd, just *look* at the fun "SPRING" banner I found at Target ...

Down below, I added a pastel pillow from HomeGoods to the chair ... I need to wrap burlap around it though:

I'm sure I'll tweak this a bit more before the Spring parties start, but I just couldn't wait to share!

Before you go, I simply *have* to add a shameless brag about my sweet (and, now 6!) kiddo!  Today was "Storybook Character Day Parade" at his school, and, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, he chose to be the "Cat in the Hat" (although, in this pose, he's more like "Ninja Cat in the Hat," lol) ... he led the parade with another young cutie ... proud Mommy, fo' sho' !!

Happy *almost* Spring, friends ... have a great weekend!

I'm linking up with these fun parties ... come on over and join us:

At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
Fox Hollow Cottage/Spring Mantel Party
Michelle Paige/Springtime Holiday Linky Party
It's Overflowing/Overflowing with Creativity
Grits and Glamour/Egg-xellent Spring Mantel Party
The Lettered Cottage/Spring Mantel Party
52 Mantels/Thursdays are Your Day
2805/Potpourri Friday