Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Home is Where You Hang Your Hat

We went to First Monday Trade Days in Canton a few weeks ago. I hadn't been in a few years, Some things had changed, but some were exactly the way I remember them. If you've never heard of it , it's a huge flea market that's been going on since the 1850's. It's over 100 acres. I bought a few little things, some which I'll share later. I found this cool piece of molding and these rusty hooks. 
I needed a little hat rack by our front door. Front door is to the left. The double door goes into the office. The carved piece above the door was from a garage sale headboard piece that I painted. I added the antique milkglass doorknobs and escutcheons when we moved here.
So I just put the hooks on the molding and made my own hatrack.

 We've been busy, doing outside projects. I stained our fence. I'm not sure what possessed me to do this, but it took alot longer then I thought it would. I felt like Tom Sawyer, but ended up doing it by myself. We added the birdhouse trio.
 Everything is blooming already. The photinia wall next to our pergola is beautiful covered in lacy white flowers.
 I have been planting our pots and annuals.
 I have sweet potato vine growing with the gerbera daisies. Hope they do well in our hot Texas summer..
 This was Bowie the other day. He's saying"Who me?"
" I haven't torn up any paper napkins, nope it wasn't me."
Just had to share. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Little Herb Garden

We've been up to ears with projects. This is a little hint of one. The weather has been mostly nice, so all of the projects have been in our little backyard. I'll share more as we progress, if my back holds out.
 One fun and finished project. Recycled big popsicle sticks, chalkboard paint and chalk marker.
 I've had this old wagon for years. I found 2 window box liners that fit inside perfectly. I drilled holes in the bottom of the liners and the wagon for drainage.
 Added potting soil and planted the herbs.
 If they don't do well here, I can always pull the wagon to a better location in the yard.
 A little Easter garland on the fireplace. I haven't done much Easter decorating. I think we've been too busy focusing on the outside.
Hopefully we'll finish up a few projects this week. Be back later to share my progress. Have a good week!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Springtime Blues and Greens

Welcome to Brookhollow Lane and my spring decor. I'm joining the Bluebonnet Blog Hop. Hop on over to the other blogs to see what spring things other Texas bloggers are up to.  
If you haven't been here before my style is vintage, flea market, and thrift store with a little farmhouse and cottage thrown in.

 In the kitchen, here's the hutch decorated in spring colors. Hanging on the pull is my vintage Vera tea towel from my mom.
Here's a reminder of my inspiration for the kitchen and family room.

 I used my jadite and added a few splashes of aqua.
 The turquoise salt and pepper shakers were made in Japan and were also my Mom's.
 You can see the vintage table cloth folded in the Pyrex bowl. Many items in the hutch (including the hutch) were found at garage sales or thrift stores.
 I made new seat covers from the polka dot fabric from Hobby Lobby. Here you can see from the breakfast nook right into the family room. That is why I have to tie the colors in.
 A few throw pillows on the window seat.
 I also made simple window toppers out of the same fabric.
 Throw in some blue and green straws in the kitchen.
 Here's my little entryway table. I tried to keep it super simple.
 I'll probably bring out some Easter decorations next week.
      What says spring more then birds and nests?

I added some very pale pillows to the living room, just to bring in a little color of spring.
Here's a view to the dining hutch. These were my Mom's dining table and chairs. I painted and antiqued them to fit my look.

If you missed my Bluebonnet inspired family room, check it out HERE. Thanks for coming over to Brookhollow Lane for my spring tour. Have fun at the Bluebonnet Blog Hop. I hope y'all come back. Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Touch O' The Green

It's pouring rain here. Dark, windy and whipping outside. Here's my little Shamrock man. He's from my Mom, who had a little Irish in her, so I guess I do too.

This little shelf is in my bedroom.
Little chalkware sheep. They remind me of spring.
I shared my hallway gallery wall a few posts ago. This little gallery is in my master bathroom, in the comode room to be exact. Needless to say it's a teeny tiny room, and I have a hard time getting a photo. Every print in here is something I copied from one of my vintage books. I collected vintage frames for long time, so that each one would have a unique frame.
The pictures all have something in common. Can you guess what it is?

They all have a tree in them, and most have pictures of children. 
Just thought I'd pop in today. I hope the weather clears up soon so I can get out to buy my corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day next week. I'll be back on Friday to show my breakfast nook decked out for spring. I'll be joining the Bluebonnet Blog Hop. See you then, if I don't blow away before.