Thursday, September 30, 2010

More Halloween

Here is another part of my Halloween decor. I found the sheet music a few years ago at an antique store and couldn't pass it up. It has the name Leslie on the cover! Sorry about the reflection of the glass.

An old toy cash register bank. I love vintage toys.
This was one of many Oz books that I got from my mother.
I have some spice tins, old crocheted doilies, orange pottery, and a few vintage paper things.
I hope you all are having fun if you decorate for Halloween. More to come later.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween House

I've finally gotten my Halloween stuff out-today I'll show you my primitive black cat and pumpkin vignette.
The pumpkin wool felt picture I did along time ago, from a pattern-can't find it to give credit.
The owl plate came from Home Goods about 2 years ago.
This was from another pattern-very fun to do-no straight lines here!
Painted boxes and house with a pumpkin man-from Martha Stewart a few years ago.
I love my Halloween stuff. I'll share more later this week. I put Halloween stuff up in October, than in November I put up fall and Thanksgiving decorations. I've been busy organizing and getting some craft stuff done. Thanks for the comments on my Extreme Makeover! Getting excited for fall and Halloween. I've been checking out your blogs-whats your favorite holiday to decorate for? Have a Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Extreme Makeover #2

Here is another extreme makeover. This is Max and Son before-
Max and Son after. Much better! They both got their haircuts the same day.Still missing that boy!
Sorry about this pic, blogger won't let me delete it. Although you can see he let his hair grow for a year before he cut it.
Here are some of the garage sale finds from our trip. We didn't have time to do much. You know the show Hoarders? Well, I think my vintage linen piles are getting that way!

I love this pink powder box. Very dainty.
It's finally starting to cool down around here. It's a dark rainy fallish day. One that I've been waiting for. I've been trying to catch up on everyones blogs and getting geared up to do Halloween decor this week Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vintage Shadow Boxes

I've been a busy bee, These have been in the works for awhile and I finally got them done. Many of you have expressed interest in my kitchen shadow box, so I've made a mini box.

This one has vintage gnome and mushroom.
The last one , I found a cuckoo clock that was broken and took the whole thing apart and put it retrofitted it to the shadow box. This reminds me of Ocktoberfest! These will be in my Etsy shop finally!
More things to do and cross off my list. Fall just makes me want to organize and get things in order. Maybe the holidays looming ahead. Better get busy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Home Again

Hi-I'm Home! It's been along trip. We got son into school and everything went well. I'm missing him already. We stopped in Central Illinois and did some geneology stuff-they were so nice down there. It was a fun trip and now back to the real world.Here are some of the old houses in Central Illinois. The neighborhoods are so beautiful.
We saw tons of houses like these. Outside of the town is all corn fields-so peaceful.
Some day-I'd love to move into a house like one of these. I can dream-right?
I have so much to do this week-I've got a list a mile long. I missed looking at everyones blog. I'll slowly get back into the swing of things around here. Happy Monday!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School

Well it's back to school around here. We are leaving this week to take our son to college. We are making it a mini vacation on the way home to see some sights and do some geneology. Here is my Back to School Tablescape. I'm joining It's a Very Cherry World and Between Naps on the Porch. Please check out other reds and wonderful tablescapes.

I found the little school house for sale at an antique mall. The bell and apple bell are from the thrift store.
I made the little chalkboard names on the computer. They are held in place by the brass apple bells-also from the thrift store.
Here's my bakelite again.
The apple plates are from JoAnns. Wood salad plates, green dinner plates and wicker charger-thrift store. I even found the amber glasses at Goodwill.
I'll be gone for a while. I'll miss you-but will have lots to post when I get back. I'm getting together a give-away-so come on back to check it out. Now I'll get my Baby off to school in the big city of Chicago! Bye for now.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

This and That

Hi there! I' thought I'd share some of my thrifted finds of the week. I almost ran over another shopper when I spotted this across the store. A vintage tablecloth-worn on the edges, but still has great colors and can be used. $2.50!! Yeah! Below is a milkglass dish and I also found the pretty linen behind it. It's in great condition..75!!!
Last -these cute tole painted tiny trays. I love the colors on them. Not sure what I'll use them for yet-but I love them.

Thanks for all the lovely red comments! Painting the brass key holder red definitely won out. I'll share when I get it painted.
I'm playing along with Cindy at Rick Rack and Gingham on 8 questions that she asked. Check out her blog to see what others have answered.
1,Disaster is upon you-all your family and animals are safe-you have all the necessary papers and family albums. You can only fit 10 items into your car-what 10 do you grab?

My Blue and white quilt that my Great Grandma made, Family videos, geneolgy stuff, my Mother's charm bracelet, my old piano. I think everything else could be replaced.
2.You are in a store shopping for groceries-limited time-in a big hurry-you need to fix supper quick for a large group-what do you grab and fix?

Canned refried beans,hamburger meat, grated cheese, jalapenos, tomatoes and tortilla chips to make natchos. We have them all the time!

3.A memory of a car trip as a child? What did the car look like?
I remember in California, my parents driving about 150 miles out of our way to drive through the huge redwood tree called Wowona. I read a story about it in fourth grade. It's still there-but they don't let cars drive through it anymore. I can't remember what the car looked like, but I do remember-no Air Conditioning!

4.You have won a lot-I mean a lot of money! So much that you need an accountant to help with it- what are you going to do with it-whom do you help with it?

Once I knew my kids were set, I would probably go on a nice trip with Hubby, and then donate the rest to start a scholarship fund for kids going to music school.

5.What would you plant in a fall garden if you lived where the weather was garden friendly?
tomatoes,peach tree and avocado tree. I could probably live on those things!

6.A religious song that means a lot to you. What memory goes with it?

Amazing Grace. I used to play piano at an old Baptist Church out in the country and remember the older people singing their hearts out!

7.What has blogging meant to you?
I started blogging on a whim-I've always read alot of blogs and loved them. When I started getting comments and making blogging buddies everything changed. It is now a two way street-not just me putting stuff out there. I miss it when I'm away and look forward to posting and sharing stuff with everyone out there in Blogland.

8.Your favorite pie-color-candy-flower-season- and smell?
This is easy-chocolate pecan pie-(I live in Texas),color-RED,candy-anything with dark chocolate,flower-daisy-they are so cheerful,season-spring and fall,smell-cinnamon rolls baking the oven.

Hope you got to know me a little better. Feel free to answer any questions on the comments. I'd love to hear from you!