Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Please feel free to copy this little calendar girl for crafting. I wish you all a healthy and happy 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winding Down and Gearing Up

Here is the last of my mini redos. I painted this TV armoire over Thanksgiving and wanted to show it to you. I know you've seen tons of these around. We've had ours for years in the family room.I sanded it, painted it, and aged it, so we could move it into our bedroom to hold the TV. It looks new to me and I'll be happy with it now.
After Christmas, I get into the cleaning, organizing mode. I can't wait to get all the "stuff" put away and start in on cleaning. (it's been along time for that to happen). I also went to the quilt store and bought some yummy fat quarters to get me inspired for some projects to come.
We had a wonderful holiday-I hope you all did too. I loved visiting your blogs and reading comments that have come my way. Son goes goes back to school on Sunday, so I will be keeping myself busy to keep my mind off missing him, by diving in to some work, cleaning,organizing, and creating! Can hardly wait!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Home part 3

Here is the last part of my Christmas Home tour. These are ornies from my parents tree-this year I piled them in a jadite bowl.
I got the idea for the salt shaker snowmen from Mamie Janes blog. She has some wonderful projects.
I do like a touch of pink and pastels-I do up my hutch with glitter and glitz.
Got these houses from Hobby Lobby a few years ago and fun decorating them.
Here's the whole thing.
I had to share my latest thrifty find. I'd been looking for some Christmas plates to go with my Mom's Depression glass desert plates and sherberts. I found these that have a matching gold rim marked down to 75% off.
I spent a whopping total $4.00 for a complete set of four place settings. Perfect for our Christmas dinner!
I like to do a kitchen theme tree in my kitchen window. I use vintage cookie cutters, doll cups, and doll rolling pin.
Found this at Hobby Lobby this year along with the red toaster this year.
Vintage cookie book from 1940's along with my red toy stove.
Last my dutch S &P and cake plate.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday. I really hope you all are having a wonderful time getting ready for the big day and are enjoying time with your friends and family. I'll be back right after Christmas. I've got to finish my last minute shopping, baking, and spending time with Son, who is home from college.
May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through. Author Unknown
I wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vintage Toys

Family Room Tour- Vintage ToysI'm joining Sue at It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday. Above is a little pepperment set,I found in McKinney a few weeks ago.
Snowman vignette, Snowman cards are from a few posts ago if you would like to copy them.
Our tree is mish mash of homemade and bought ornies-no theme-just ones we like.
My older son and I will fight over this one. He had the barn when he was a kid-it's still in the garage.
I decided to do a vintage toy them this year and pulled out all my kids stuff from around the house.
Picture on the little piano is of me and my brother on Christmas morning. I got a toy iron and he got a guitar. Wish I had those things now.
Kids Christmas books and an old red record. Sock monkeys from garage sales and thrift stores.
The stockings were my brothers and mine. I will change them out to my kids stockings before Christmas, so I can fill them.
Vintage card and ornie. I have to use blue and red in my family room, so I think this ties it in nicely.
This concludes part 2-still to come kitchen and vintage piesafe. Happy Rednesday!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Home Tour (part 1)

Welcome! Come on in.
I've been decking the halls. This is on my front door-little vintage looking sequin Santa.
Here's the living room, with newly painted black chairs and red pillows for Christmas. I love having a white slipcover- you can decorate in any color for any season.
I made these pillows a few years ago, different styles, but all Santas.
My little drop front desk is next to the couch. Usually it's closed, but I open it to decorate for the seasons. This year I decided to do a vintage elf theme.
I found the mushrooms at the thrift store(they were turquoise) and painted them up to shelter this little elf.
Found the oil lamp at a thrift/antique store in Waxahatchie, Texas . Little red guy hanging on for dear life!
If you have been following my blog, you know I like to decorate the piano ledge for my students. Rudolph's Christmas was actually my book, when I was a kid. I guess that means I'm vintage too. I love to use old sheet music or vintage magazine covers in frames. The little flocked ornie was from my tree when I grew up. It was always my favorite ornament.

On to the dining room. I found this pretty little thing awhile back and just had to have it. Pewter set behind it was from my Grandparents.
Miniature beaded tree, that was a kit from years ago, sits on a vintage tablecloth.
The oak piece above the door to the kitchen is from an old head board, that I got years ago at a garage sale. The vintage hanging light was the first thing I ever bought on Ebay.
This sits in my entryway. It's full of music ornaments, many of which I have received as gifts from my students through the years.
So here is part one. Hope you enjoyed my little tour. Joining Between Naps on the Porch.and Christmas Tour of Homes. Family room and kitchen to be shown soon.
I hope you all have gotten your decorations up and out, and are getting into the spirit of the season. I've still got shopping and baking to do, but that's the fun part(well, the baking anyway).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Homecoming!

My son is coming home from college for the first time since he left. I'm so excited. This is our usual Christmas breakfast table, but I thought I'd do it tonight in honor of Son.
Here's my newly painted table and chairs, just in the nick of time for Christmas cheeriness.
I used my vintage jadite and vintage polka dot glasses.
Cute dutch salt and peppers.
I used dishtowels for napkins and my old Target flatware.

Here is my vintage small cake plate-it looks really good with the jadite and kind of ties the red and green together. I'll stick some homemade brownies in there for dessert.
We will have natchoes for dinner because Mexican food is what Son missed the most. Welcome Home!
I'm joining It's a Very Cherry World and Between Naps on the Porch today. Please go and check out some wonderful reds and beautiful Tablescapes!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

ME Giveaway Winner and Snowman Cards

Merry Christmas from Max!Max went for his annual visit to Santa at Pet Smart. He really hates it, hates dressing up, hates being nervous in the car, but I have to have my cute photo each year. It tradition!
Winner Winner!! I'm happy to announce the winner of the ME giveaway is Kelly Mac from Simple Southern Suburbia. Kelly, I'll contact you so you can send me your address. We went antiquing this week and I found these adorable vintage cards. I thought you might like them too. I did a little snowman vignette which I will show next week along with my Christmas decorations.

Thank you, thank you for all the positive comments about my kitchen table and chair redo. I'm so happy I painted them. I love reading comments and ideas from you all. I'm still painting away and will have one more mini redo to share next week so stay tuned. Hope you are all having a great weekend and to those of you in the snow storm, keep cozy. It's still pretty nice here in Texas, but supposed to get a little colder tonight. Stay warm and cozy!