Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
So here he is!
I also have this very cute Rooster Tea Set.
It was a Christmas gift from my brother-in-law and his fiancée.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This is my collection of chickens. Aren't they cute?
I found this beautiful powder box at a thrift store.
Cute little Hobnail shoe.
This beautiful milk glass tray was a gift from my ♥hubby♥
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Monday, August 24, 2009
And can you believe the original price was $39.99?!
I wasn't too thrilled with the gold finish so I decided to shabby chic it...I painted it white.
I love white paint! Isn't it amazing what a little time and a little paint can do!
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I do hope you enjoyed your stay and that you will drop on by again real soon.
Have a wonderful Monday!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Outside the sliding french doors of our bedroom is an area I have dreamt of getting to for a while. A perfect spot for a patio. It took some sweet talk but I finally convinced my sweet, wonderful, awesome Hubby to tackle it. First task at hand was to pull up all that the crab grass. Not an easy task, let me tell you.
Next was to level the grown. Here is my hubby in the back directing the project and my very sweet brother-in-law who was just there to drop off the brick tiles and ended up giving us a hand. Thank you Victor!
Taking a little break in the shade with Cookie.
This is the following day. We (and by "we" I mean my Hubby) tackled laying the tiles down. He worked so hard, what a Sweetie.
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Have an amazing day!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I must admit, I do love white and my Petite Cottage is full of white things that I cherish. Today, however, I will be focusing only on one. My most cherished item. My white, newly refurbished 1950's O'Keefe & Merritt stove.
This beautiful piece of art was given to me by my wonderful Aunt Maria. She had this stove ever since I could remember. I recall as a girl telling her that I loved her stove and that I would love to have it if she ever decided to let go of it.
She loves to cook and feed her family, and as her family grew larger and larger (she is the proud mom of 8 kids, grandma of... I lost count on how many grand kids, I think it's about 25+ and great grandma of about a dozen and great-great grandmom of 1 or two. It so hard to keep track.) she found her stove to be too small. When she bought a new and bigger stove she remember what I had said and ask if I was still interested.
Wow! She remembered. Of course, after I stopped jumping up and down with joy, I said YES! Sadly it sat in my garage for about a year and a half (below) before it claimed its rightful place in our kitchen. The kitchen was too small to hold this size stove. But when we finally decided it was time to remodel...you guessed it, I designed the whole kitchen around my beautiful stove.I love, love, love my White O'Keefe & Merritt stove.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
The two projects I was thinking about were this one of utensils, which you might recognize. (They're on my blog's sidebar.) And my very first one, which was a bed tray that I decoupage with french inspired designs for my daughter's room. Sadly she no longer has it so I have no pictures to show you :-(
Can you believe those were frames from the 99 cent store? I made these out of some scrap booking paper as a background, some prints by Martha Furman I found on-line and four flat canvases I purchased at Michael's. Anyway, I just thought I would clarify my error :-) Wishing you all an awesome Monday!
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Friday, August 14, 2009
On this fabulous Friday I will be showing off one of most favorite pieces. This trunk/chest center table was a gift from my cousin who just so happens to love all things shabby too.
I love this look so much I have been known to recreate it on other pieces, whether they are vintage or not. However, there is nothing like a piece that has naturally, with time, become a Chippy Paint Treasure. Please hop on over to Janice's at The Faded Cottage to say hello, and tell her Ana sent you.
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Wishing you all a great weekend.