Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bookcase Makeover

Hi Everyone!

I'm finally ready to show you one of the many projects I've been working on. It's the bookcase I was painting. This bookcase was given to me by my neighbor and dear friend Gloria. She was a woman so full of spunk and energy who was constantly cleaning and organizing her house and basement...One of the most organized and clean basements I have ever seen, by the way.

Gloria knew how much I loved old tattered things so she always thought of me when she'd clean out her basement. She never understood my fascination for old junk... she was just happy to get rid of it...Good thing for me :-)

After almost two years, I finally decided it was time for its makeover.

I can't remember where I got this applique from, but I thought it would be perfect to accent my bookcase.

After some cleaning, sanding and several coats of paint, here it is. It's taking forever to dry...not sure why...maybe the rainy weather? I'll have to wait until it's completely dry to start putting stuff in it. I'll share pics as soon as it happens :-)

I wish my dear friend Gloria could have seen her bookcase all dressed up. I miss her.


Thank you for stopping by today.

Wishing you all a very creative and blessed day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, April 26, 2010

Very Special Day!

A very Happy Birthday to

The Love of my life,

My Knight in shining armour,

My best friend,

My Everything...

I Love You Jose.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I've Been Painting...


Two rooms, two closets, a hallway, baseboards, trim and a bookcase...Whew! And in between drying time I've been cleaning, organizing, arranging, rearranging, decorating, redecorating and a bit of blogging...Whew!

Sadly, nothing is show off show and tell ready yet. I'm going as fast as I can, promise, but some of the work needs to be done by my sweet, wonderful, loving, handy, (did I say wonderful?) and very, very tired hubby. Poor thing I've been working him so hard...Love you Babe. So needless to say, I'll just have to wait to show you what we've been up to...I've got to give my hubby some time to recharge :-)

Oh, but there is one thing I can show you today... My mantel.

Recently I redecorated it.

This piece was my inspiration...I got the frame with the pretty moth print at a little shop call Country Roads a few weeks back...It was from my sweet friend Kate's booth...Love it.

I made this topiary out of a 99 cent store urn/pot, a couple of styrofoam balls and some moss. And the mirror behind it is from a thrift store that I bought for a couple of dollars...It's an old medicine cabinet door.

Here's a closer look. I just gave it some paint and antiqued it a bit.
No vignette of mine is complete without a pair of birds. These two were a gift from my cousin Irma. She knows me oh so well...Love them.
This iron piece is another thrift store find and the hurricane glass and stand were a great deal at Michael's. Sweet!

And inside the hurricane glass, all safe and protected, is a little nest I found abandoned in my back yard.
Well, I think it's time for me to get back to my painting...second coat on the bookcase...

I do hope you enjoyed your visit today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Monday, April 19, 2010

Chicken Wire In The Head: Part 2

Remember a few weeks back I mentioned I had a bit of a chicken wire obsession?...Remember this?

Well here are a few more things I've created out of chicken wire....

A Cloche

And two different styles of decorative crowns.

So what do you think?

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for stopping by today.


Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blue Beauties

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I'm so excited to share about a beautiful little surprise I received while I was away. It was a package full of blue goodies from my sweet friend Cindy from Stitches-N-Stuff. A few weeks back she was having a giveaway and I was the lucky winner....Yay! This is what she sent me...

She made this beautiful blue bag. Love it Cindy!

And how clever and creative and beautiful is this pastry stand made out of a plate and vase...Just too cute.

And I love my new hankie with the lovely blue roses.

How about this cute little blue fella sitting on a glittered ball atop of a spool of thread that Cindy so creatively covered with music sheet? Sweet!

Oh! And I just can't stop ooohing and ahhhing about my new pin. Beautiful!

I also receive this beautiful cobalt blue glass bell and tag with Cindy's Blog name.
And last, but definitely not least, this white milk glass vase....LOVE MILK GLASS...with a pretty blue flower.


Thank you Cindy for all your wonderful gifts...I feel soooo special.

Thank you all for stopping by today.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.


Hugs and Kisses,

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Hi everyone!

I am finally back online....Yay!!!

I've missed each and everyone of you, my sweet blogging friends and I'm so happy to be back!!!

During my time away I realized how much blogging has become a special part of my life...Through this wonderful world of blogging I have met many wonderful, kind and caring people. Some whom my heart has developed a very special connection with and who I am truly blessed and honored to call my friends. I have been fortunate and blessed beyonds words to have recently met one of these friends in person...

This is my sweet Kate from Salvage Dior...

It was wonderful how God allowed us to meet that day. Delightfully unexpected. It was such a special and touching moment for both of us... Oh, but she tells is so much better. Click here to read her post.

She is as beautiful in person...both inside and out. Thank you Kate for blessing my heart with your friendship.

Who knew that blogging would bring so much joy into my life...I've missed it very much, but I'm back and I cannot wait to come visit and see what you all have been up to.

Thank you all for stopping by today.

A very special thank you to all my friends that keep coming back and blessing me time after time with all those wonderful, kind and sweet comments and most especially with your friendship.


Hugs and Kisses,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Just A Little Note

Hi Everyone!
I thought I would give my new cell phone a try...Can you believe it has internet access? Yay! I can't post any pictures but at least I can post this little note to say hello. Believe me, trying to type on this tiny keyboard is quite a task...I can't wait to get our home computer's internet access back...I have so much to share...Anyway, I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter.
Missing everyone tons!
Wishing you all a wonderful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Blessings

May you all have a very beautiful and blessed Easter!

Happy Easter!

Hugs and Kisses,

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ugh! No Internet!!!

I've been away from blogging far too long because we've been busy with our home project, and now we won't have internet access for about 2 weeks!


We're in the process of changing our internet provider and I guess it takes that long to hook up. It's funny how one comes to rely so much on things like this and don't realize just how much until it's gone. Anyway, I won't be able to post anything new for a few weeks, well, I did go ahead and pre-schedule one more post for Sunday. Please don't forget about me, I'll still be around. See you all in a couple weeks.


Hugs and Kisses,