Monday, October 5, 2015

Evolution of a Table

This is the story of the evolution of one thrifted old sewing table. I took the antique sewing head out and have it displayed. First, I used it in my craftroom as-guess what? A sewing table.
 Next, it moved into the family room as an end table/all the tv junk table.
 Then I decided to paint it, and it moved to my bedroom.
 I tried to hide Bowie's crate under it, but the crate kept showing it's ugly old self.

Got a little creative, with some wood and lots of dowel rods and a little help from Hubby.

 So the crate has morphed into the reading table in my bedroom.
 There he is nestled in his cozy quilt and soft pillows.
 Added a cute knob and a little latch.
 There you have it. This is where His Majesty sleeps at night.
 "I like my new digs" says the interior design dog.

Wonder if the little table that could will change into something else? Not for awhile anyway. Lot's of new stuff in my Etsy shop. Will be adding more this week. Joining Tweak it Tuesday at Brenda's Cozy Little House.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fun Fall Tablescape and Leaf Banner

It's been awhile since I've done a tablescape. I thought I'd do one with adding orange and fall colors for a fun table.
 I found the brown jug at the thrift store, and filled it with grocery store flowers.
Check out Mr. and Mrs. Chipmunk salt and pepper shakers. Look at his little smile!
 All of the orange stuff and gold glasses and wine glasses were also thrifted.The little orange plates were Crate and Barrel via GoodWill.  The bakelite flatware was won at an auction.

 The brown woven placemats are from Walmart.I used a burlap table runner that I made a while ago. The brown edged dinner plates were my wedding china,

 I used woolfelt to make a new fall banner. My old one was eaten up by something in the garage.
 I cut 2 of each free handed leaf shape. Simple embroidery to the veins.I whip stitched the second leaf to the front.
 Sewed the leaves onto some vintage seam binding. Done!
 I didn't show this wall in the previous posts.In a future post,I'll be explaining how I got to this furniture arrangement in the family room. It took me forever to decide. You can see Bowie's doggie toys in the wooden bowl.
Lots going on around here and it's still around 90 degrees.Come on fall-where are you? Hope you'll are getting some lovely weather. Joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch where you can see tons of pretty scapes. Go check it out.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fall Decor Part 2

 To continue on with the fall decor, here's the front door entrance. I found the white bench and the cute little chair at the thrift store.

Fall wreath was found at Home Goods-love that store!
I put together this centerpiece in an old tool box.

 Here is a far away view of the dining room.
The bar cart sits to the left of the dining table.I created a mini wine bar cart from this old hospital cart. I've had it for years and I think it's been in most rooms of the house. Just added the stuff-vintage ice bucket, thrifted etched wine glasses and hand towel.
Put some orange straws that I had in a ball jar. Found the cute fall cocktail napkins at Home Goods and added them into the lower shelf.
 These were free printables  found on Pinterest from here.

I will be doing a simple fall tablescape soon and am working on a new leaf garland that I'll share.
  I wanted to thank you for your sweet comments last week. I so missed the back and forth of blogging. By the way I'll be replying to your comments at the end of each post.
Still hot here, but we're hoping for a cool down soon. Hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Finally back and Fall Decor

I am finally back after a really, really long break. Nothing bad happened, and no excuses. I have been seeing all the fall decor around Blogland and decided to join in on the fun. For any new people to this blog, most of my decor is from thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales, with some hand me downs and antique store finds. Lots of pic's so sit back and enjoy.
 Starting in the family room-
 Everything, including the oak buffet is from the flea market and thrift store.I did paint the sign above on a garage sale headboard piece of wood.

Some cozy blankets for cool nights (not that that will happen anytime soon here in TX.)
My olden cabbage slicer is back on the wall.
Into the breakfast area. I love, love, love decorating this little hutch with mostly thrifted stuff. 
 Orange pitchers and vintage rose plates, and sugar and creamer are from the thrift. Orange sherberts are from my Mom. Brown edge plates are my wedding china.

I will fill you in on the re-do of the family room soon. And for you old followers-I know you're asking, "Where's the red?" Don't worry-it' ll be back soon. I'll share the dining room and my new/old bar cart decked out for autumn next time. All I can say is-it's good to be back!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Christmas!

We're almost ready. We took Bowie for his first trip to see Santa and he was like an old pro.The tree got decorated, although I haven't uploaded the pictures yet. It looks pretty.
 The baking is almost done. I have to make blueberry scones today. I will box up the cookies to give away next week.Shopping is done and presents are wrapped.
 We are having friends and family coming for Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas day. I still have grocery shopping and housecleaning left. I am really excited for next week. Then I can relax and enjoy the Holiday.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday and very Happy New Year. I'm taking a little break until after the new year so I'll see you in 2014!

Monday, December 16, 2013

More Decor

I had to keep Christmas decor to a minimum with the pupster around. He 's still getting into everything. You didn't think I'd go all white in the whole house, did you? I couldn't live with out my red. So it's in the kitchen and family room. These pic's are in no particular order.

A cute tray I thrifted and added the chalkboard paint in the middle.

My wooden ornament stash looks so festive I put it on the coffee table. Nothing for Bowie to get into.

Above the piano. Cute cigar box scene from Kim K.

 I found these for $2.50 each at World Market yesterday. So cute on the kitchen tree.

We still have to finish the tree when the kids can get together. I have more shopping, baking and cooking to do.I also have a bunch of Christmas movies I want to watch. I hope I can find the time. What about you? Are you ready? Just remember-don't sweat the small stuff.