Monday, November 25, 2013

Over the River and Through the Woods

Some of you will be going to Grandmas house. We're staying here.
 Some of you will be traveling or having family and friends over.
 Most people will be eating some of this.
 Let the merry making begin.
 Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
I have been tweaking my vintage inspired Christmas decorations to put in my Etsy Shop. I'm having a Grand Reopening. Everything will be on sale this week for 15% off. Use the code Christmas.Get a head start on your shopping.

Joining Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Where were you?

Where were you 50 years ago when you heard the words "The president has been shot"? I was in second grade and the teacher came in and informed us about that horrible event. 
 I live in a Dallas suburb now and have been hearing about and seeing things on TV. The window where Lee Harvey Oswald took those shots out of is now a museum about JFK called the 6th Floor Museum.We've been there before and will go again.
 Our oldest son has the middle name John after JFK.
 I thought I'd pop in because I was thinking about this. Me and Bowie got back after a blustery walk-it's in the 30's here. Really cold for us.
 I 've been a busy elf making wreaths and Christmas stuff  That's what my desk looks like right now. I'm gearing up to reopen my Etsy shop. (If I can get a sunny day to take some better pictures.)
Terrible picture above(I think I need a new camera), but I found this little charm for my bracelet from Hubby on the toothpaste this morning. It's a letter in an envelope and says "I Love You". Nice  to wake up to on a cold, dreary day. Where were you when JFK got shot?
I'm taking a moment to remember, and then getting back in the craftroom. Have a great weekend.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Junking and Crafting

 A little church in the town of Nocona, Texas-so pretty. We went to a few antique stores and a vintage car museum. This is the one I want.
 Don't you love that bubblegum pink?
 Here's what I've been working on. Little scottie embroideries.
 Making Christmas ornaments-this one is for son who dressed up like a Lollypop Kid for Halloween-there was a whole group that dressed like Wizard of Oz characters. I still need to add the hangers.
 A gift for Bowies Doggie Day care Mama.
 Random embroidery-I need to erase the blue pen on this.
 Found loads of wooden ornies. I will be making a wreath or two with these.
 These were thrifted- a whole bag of vintage cookie cutters-some with the wooden handles and another bag of old jello molds. Can't wait to do something with these.
 But today was so nice out we went on a picnic-Bowie is will be a year old in about a month. He's such a sweetie and I'm so glad we adopted him!!
Is it just me or do you hate paying antique store prices the more you go to thrift stores? Hope you are having a great week!

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Little This and A Little That...

 I've taken down the Halloween stuff. I haven't put up much fall decor. I did a little leaf garland-got the idea from Susan Branch's Blog. If you haven't been there you are in for a real treat!
 I found this little oil painting at an antique store-for some reason it just said "Autumn" to me with those colors.
 This is what I spent much of last weekend reading. I really enjoyed it and want to go to England and visit some of those beautiful places.
 But for now, I'll be happy looking at my newest thrift store painting. I just loved this vintage Texas landscape. I want to walk down that path and look at those pretty bluebonnets. I just love those blues and greens.
 It was signed, and you know me. I had to do a little research. I was able to find out where this artist lived and that the painting was done for her son. Guess what his name was? His name was Les. Les Perryman to be exact. So I had to buy it.
 It' s big and the frame is gorgeous. I paid 5$ for it. Steal! I'm going to use it as my inspiration when I redo Son's room-not for awhile yet. So I will just enjoy it leaning against my craft room wall for now.
I'm getting the crafty bug again-I've been working on a few little ornaments and will share soon. What have you been up to? Something fun and fallish I hope.  We're off to some little Texas towns to do some antiquing over the weekend. Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Closet Makeover

I don't let just anyone look into my messy closet. It's been this way for 2 years-shoes all over the floor. Boxes of finished scrapbooks, piles everywhere.
So this is what we did.
A fresh paint job and custom hanging racks to fit all our clothes.
Here's the after.

This is my favorite part.I love that every pair of shoes has a place-not on the floor.
These were ordered from Home Depot. It's the first time Hubby has had drawers to put his tee shirts, socks and underwear.

We bought these from Ikea to fit all the scrapbooks. Now I can pull them out when I want and don't have to wonder which box they are in. If I change my mind down the road we can use the cubbies for folded sweaters, bins, whatever.

We hung the belts and necklaces. I want to add a little art work when I find the right thing.

This is from Nile corp. I have never had a jewelry box. You get to choose the drawer insides to fit your needs. I counted all the earrings, bracelets, etc. and then get the correct inserts. Love this! 10 drawers-now I can fit my Mom's vintage jewelry in and I have actually been wearing it.

We even have cubbies for laundry baskets-white, colored and dry clean. There's even space to keep extra toilet paper above.

This was a 3 weekend job, but totally worth it. Hubby really loves it too. Thanks for bearing with me on the photos-so hard to photograph a long closet. It just goes to show you-the space was there to fit everything- it just had to be re-organized. Getting ready to decorate for fall. Hope you had a great Halloween!