Remember this photo? Well, I sure do! Its Maria's from Dreamy Whites Christmas decor from last year. I would just like to say, I have been wanting those grainsack stocking since I spotted this photo last year.Well Maria is hosting a giveaway for one of the wreaths you see in the photo and $200! I would LOVE to win this giveaway so I can purchase the stockings. But you should have a shot at the giveaway as well. For more information, click here! Good Luck!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Everyone make sure to stop by Keswick & Country and see what she has in store for you! She is giving away a French canning jar, lavender pillow made from antique French ticking fabric, a German grainsack, and a lavender bundle. This is an incredibly generous offer. Head over to Keswick & Country for details on entry.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I thought I would share some of my Christmas decor with you. I don't think I followed a specific theme this year. Perhaps vintage? Little bit country? French? Scandinavian? Who knows...I suppose it's no different from any other time. I usually just see something I like regardless if it is matchy matchyness ( I know I just made this word up) and hope it all works together. I have a few more last touches to make but for the most part I'm finished. Now I get to sit back, relax, make cookies, maybe watch a Christmas movie or three, or whatever else brings the Christmas spirit into my home. I hope you all enjoying this time of year as much as I am!!! Merry Almost Christmas! BEWARE...there are a lot of pictures to follow.
Butterfly garland made from vintage sheet music and baking twine! Comment if you would like directions!
Vintage sheet music stocking
(I wish I had taken a picture with a candy cane inside)
I will share directions for these as well if you wish!
I love my little glass nativity set
And finally the Christmas Tree! Every year we find the most perfect tree. I love it and never want to take it down!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Head on over to Dreamy Whites blog for another amazing and generous giveaway. I am sooo keeping my fingers crossed on this one. I have a huge crush on antique grainsacks! Gorgeous wreaths as this one aren't too bad either. The giveaway includes a wreath from Wintersteen Farms, two stockings made from antique grainsacks, and a grainsack table runner. Go here for more information on how to be in the drawing! Good Luck!
Friday, November 19, 2010
1902 Farmers Almanac
Do you ever stop and realize all the things you have been blessed with? I know I do. There are too many for me to count. Sometimes it is hard to give thanks in everything, but God has a plan for us and he may give us a bump in our road which eventually may lead to something good. And if it were not for that "bump" we may never find the good. We should be thankful at all times of the year, but Thanksgiving is approaching fast, and is a wonderful opportunity to remember to count our blessings!
Antique Droste's Cocoa tin with the most beautiful colors
(found at a thrift store for $1 and thought it was adorable. When I got home I googled it to get more information. There were a few for sale and priced from $77-$85!!!! Can you believe it??? I paid a dollar!!!)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Yes, there are 4 blogs hosting a giveaway from Cabbages and Roses. They are all from the Hobury and Gilbert line, but each blog is offering different prints. You can find more information about these giveaways at Dreamy Whites, My Sweet Savannah, French Larkspur, and Lobster and Swan! Cabbages and Roses does make some beautiful fabric, and I would mind getting some for free, who would?
Fabric @ Dreamy Whites
Fabric @ French Larkspur
Fabric @ Lobster and Swan
Fabric @ My Sweet Savannah
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Stop over to The Adventures of Stig and Lolo for a chance to win this gorgeous bag from the French Larkspur Shop! What a generous offer this is. Lolo has a beautiful blog as well so go on a take a peek! Good luck on the giveaway, I know my fingers will be crossed once again!
Oh and Tracy from French Larkspur is throwing in one of these if you answer the extra credit question! I have heard this magazine provides so much inspiration!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I must say there are a lot of very sweet generous bloggers out there these days! Today through November 9th there is an offer from Starfish Jewelery Designs over at Dreamy Whites blog! Hop on over there and enter for a chance to win!
Photo from Dreamy Whites
Monday, November 1, 2010
I just want to let everyone know about the generous giveaway over at Secret Garden Cottage. The package includes, handmade soap, a dried lavender bouquet, a vintage French shot bag filled with organic lavender, an antique lavender bottle, a french linen ticking stripe lavender sachet, and the Autumn issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine! I will be keeping my fingers crossed! For directions on entering go here.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Being the first weekend of October, I thought it was a good time to change up my decor. I did not have to make many changes to add a little Halloween flare. Previous to yesterday all decor was the same, aside from the crows, spiders and webs, and my cute little copper Jack-O-lantern. I don't like to overdecorate on Holidays, rather keep it simple using mostly items from nature.
Here I used a gorgeous pumpkin as the focal point and built around it. In addition, I filled apothecary jars with various fall colored candies, left out my Pottery Barn wire candle holders (these go along with pretty much anything), a few crows from Michaels, and spider-webs, with creepy glitter spiders. I placed this all on top of an antique grainsack with unusual purple stripes. I have always felt that purple adds a nice touch to Fall/Halloween decor.
Look at the color of this pumpkin. I think it's gorgeous!
To be honest, I really do not like spiders, and I have to admit, these kind of make me nautious, lol. They seem more realistic in these photos.
Here I dressed up an antique chippy shutter with webs and spiders. Notice the antique german sweet chocolate box. I wish I could zoom. This was in the basement of my very old apt. building. Our landlords had the basement cleaned out and this was in front waiting to be thrown away. That was until I came to its rescue. I have been waiting to use it as I think it is adorable for this time of year. Never hesitate to peek threw (with permission obviously) stuff being thrown away for "ones man's trash is another man's treasure!"
During the summer I had pretty blue aprons hanging from this shelf. These fall colored aprons could not have worked out better. Such a simple way to change up your decor for the seasons.
I made this banner from burlap. I simply cut out triangles and sewed them on the end and strung them on hemp string.
This table cloth is made from a canvas drop cloth. The material was about $10 for a 6X9 ft. drop cloth. I had other plans for this but I instead cut a piece, draped it over the table, and pinned it to fit, no sewing involved. Notice the back, which I never touched, lol. Hope no one notices!