Sunday, January 30, 2011

It Was Almost Free!!

Springs of Red Berries clipped from a Yaupon Holly

 Old Books wrapped in Twine
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Vintage Field Glasses
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Shed Antlers
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Green Plant   
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 Wrapped in Burlap and  tied with Twine 
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And a Decorative Ball  in a Basket Tray  
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Together with some SUNSHINE Create a
Centerpiece for the Coffee Table in the Media/Family Room which has a Western Influence.
Total Cost:  $1.00  for the Basket from a thrift store.
Hugs,  Honey

I will be joining the following parties.  Please stop  by and visit these Gracious Hostess and leave some Comment Love for the party guests and Hostesses.  We all so Love Comments,  don’t we?
A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
 

Welcome Wagon Treatment

I was certainly Happy and Excited to see that the Welcome Wagon had pulled up in front of my Blog onFriday,
January  21.
Brenda, of  Cozy Little House, gave me  the Welcome Wagon treatment when she featured me on her Blog that day.
Brenda is a talented, creative lady with a terrific blog.  She is the purveyor of creative projects,  great photography,  special features like Welcome Wagon Friday,  and the go-to gal for Blogging Tips on Mondays.

Photo from Cozy Little House
I am so Happy to be able to add This to my Sidebar :
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  Many Thanks, Brenda!!      Hugs, Honey 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Scarves and Jars and Giveaway Reminder


After the Holidays,  my eyes needed a rest, so the  Living Room Tabletops have been clean, using fewer  elements for January.   Both the side table and cocktail table scarves were  changed to gold and creamy white.  The side table apothecary jar was filled with Pinecones.
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My Vintage Brownie Camera was added.  If you want to see his story and have him wink at you he will.
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Add some Vintage Books and a Tassel.
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A  Crystal Candy Dish and a little Pomegranate made of pewter and purchased in Greece.  Pomegranates are for good luck.
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The cocktail table has a matching gold and cream scarf, all scrunched up.  The apothecary jars are filled  with Dried Botanicals.
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Plus a few Classic Books
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Some decorative Carnelian Beads from Greece
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And sometimes the Chair is like a tabletop when it holds an Open Book
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Now, be sure to check  out my $30.00 Your Choice Gift Card Giveaway…Home Depot or Hobby Lobby.   Stop in and Nannette and Babbette will give you the details.   Just please don’t say that I called them Vintage Thingies.  They would really be upset if they knew.  They're sensitive.
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I am linking to the following parties.  Please stop by and thank the gracious hostesses, make some friends and leave some comment love for the hostesses and guests.  We all love comments, don’t we!
A Stoll Thru Life on Tuesday
Elements Interiors on Wednesday
My Romantic Home on Friday
  Until next time, Honey

Monday, January 24, 2011

Really Thrify Find & Giveaway Reminder

Giveaway  Reminder:  $30 Your Choice Gift Card
 Usually I don’t attend many garage sales since I don’t get out early enough to get anything but the leftovers, or am on my way somewhere and just don’t have time to stop and look.
But…
Looks what I found!! 
A shoebox of Silverplate!!  I grabbed it up quickly since it looked like there could be some really good pieces  among the tarnish and corrosion.  Some even looked as if they had been run over by a trashing machine or dug up in the garden.
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There hasn’t been enough time to clean & polish all of them yet, but  moi did clean up a few to show you an example.
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   When they are all cleaned up,  I’ll show you more.  Just couldn’t pass up a chance to show these off.
All of that pink reflection is from… I confess, my pajamas!

Now, be sure to check  out my $30.00 Your Choice Gift Card Giveaway…Home Depot or Hobby Lobby.  Stop in and Nannette and Babbette will give you the details.   Just please don’t say that I called them Vintage Thingies.  They would really be upset if they knew.  They're sensitive.
 
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I am linking to the following parties.  Please stop by and thank the gracious hostesses, make some friends and leave some comment love for the hostesses and guests.  We all love comments, don’t we!
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Junkin' Finds Friday @ A La Carte
Colorado Lady on Thursday
Hugs, Honey

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Parson Goes Wild

 Parson Goes Wild

Once upon a time the parson  parson’s bench was ugly,  plain and ordinary with a bit of shine especially in the light.  Why?  Because he and his twin were covered in gold, yes gold, vinyl.  They were sturdy and well made except for the upholstery.

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 That all changed when they went wild with animal instincts.  Using upholstery weight cotton velvet, they Metamorphosed into:

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 Using only one yard of fabric for each bench, stockings (or sleeves) were made for the legs.  After pulling them on, measuring and cutting the fabric, it was a simple matter of wrapping them like a gift, with pleated corners,  and stapling underneath.

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Once they had a new Look

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 They were ready to go to a few  Parties.

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Reminder:  Don’t miss the $30.00 Gift Card Giveaway!  See the details! 

I will be joining the following parties.  Please stop  by and visit these Gracious Hostess and leave some Comment Love for the party guests and Hostesses.  We all so Love Comments,  don’t we?

Between Naps On The Porch on Monday

Dittle Dattle  on Monday

Savvy Southern Style on Wednesday

My Romantic Home on Friday

French Country Cottage on Friday

Southern in my Heart on Friday

Funky Junk Interiors on Saturday

Hugs, Honey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Vintage Vignette & Free Download For You

This is a repost of my post, dated November 16, 2010, connecting to Chari's Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design
Other Business:   Don't Miss the $30 Gift Card 
Vintage Vignette & Free Download For You

This Vintage Tabletop is in a guest bedroom, which is also quite vintage.  The bed,
dresser and side table are all Antiques, and live along with a few other goodies.
Elements of the arrangement  include a White Birdcage with a rusted peaked roof…We all
seem  afflicted with a  bit of Rust Love.
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Add layered crocheted pieces, some passed down from family
and some acquired.
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     Throw some Magnolias and rolled sheet music into the Birdcage.
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Tuck in a  vintage crocheted piece that looks somewhat like  a Lace Hanky,   Hang  a Pearl
Necklace and add a couple of Vintage Bottles.
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    Don’t forget the Old Wedding Ring Pillow!
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To complete the arrangement add   Cherished Vintage Family Photos along with a few
Adopted Relatives who needed a Good   Home and someone to Love them.
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    All reflected in the Vintage Dresser Mirror, and Voila!
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Since I am a new to Blogging,  anxious to make friends  and receive your comments,  here’s
a little GIFT from Me to  You.    Please use it in your Art,  and show me what you do with
it,  si vous s'il vous plaît.   To be honest  since my college French is as rusty as  the
birdcage,  I used Google Translate.
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         Vintage Cabinet Card

Hugs, Honey

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Far Above Rubies

“Far   Above  Rubies”
Please meet my Grandmother.   January 23 would have been here Birthday.  Needless to say, she left a lifetime impression on me, and has always been my greatest Inspiration. 
The best description of her can be made in
Proverbs 31:10  “….For her worth is far above rubies”
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In the picture below she was probably  about 5 years old.
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When I Married, she gave me a lovely, delicate handkerchief of linen and lace which was made in Germany.  She had a box of these that she saved to give her Granddaughters as their “Something Old”   to carry  when they married.  As a little girl,  she would indulge me when often I wanted to look at this box of handkerchiefs.
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Isn’t the lace beautiful.
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When she passed away,   I was given the Gold Wedding Band  that my Grandfather gave her when they Married.  It is inscribed with his initials:  EK.
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Because of her,  my goal is to be
an ancient woman of wisdom.
   
 I will be joining the following parties.  Please stop  by and visit these Gracious Hostess and leave some Comment Love for the party guests and Hostesses.  We all so Love Comments,  don’t we?
 
My Romantic Home on Friday
Common Ground on Friday
Faded Charm on Wednesday
Funky Junk on Saturday
Colorado Lady on Thursday
Hugs, Honey

Nannette & Babbette Make Giveaway Announcement

 

      Hi!!    We are the French Sisters  (we know, this set up makes us look Victorian)  and are here to make a little Announcement today.

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First, we need to introduce ourselves:  I’m  Nannette (the tall one),   and I’m Babbette  (the sexy one…I sure wish she would get this flower out of my face!)

We  are working girls (not THAT kind)  and have been models all our  lives.   We live in a guest room at Honey’s,  and we could tell you a few things about her,  but she is only letting us Guest Blog today if we promise to stay on subject.  

So,  We are here to Announce that she is having a

GIVEAWAY !!

Honey is giving away a $30.00  Gift Card to either:

HOBBY   LOBBY

Or

HOME   DEPOT

It’s the Winner’s Choice.

Rules are Simple  (We love that about her)

1.     Be a Follower

2.   Leave a Comment  (Boy, does she ever Love Comments.  Gets down right Giddy over them)

3.  If you want to,  you can Blog about Us  (Sorry, she’s not smart enough to make a button)

It’s that simple.  Leave a comment for each, please.  Entries are accepted through January 30  and the Winner will be announced on February 1.

OK.   We hope that works for everyone and we will be back as soon as we can get our hands back on this computer.

Hugs, Nanette & Babbette

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Meow, Meow

      This cat was recently found hiding in one of my closets.   Probably because I don’t use him in my decor.  But  s(he) does provide a great example of some of the  little projects that can be done with an antique or  vintage quilt or part of  one that is can no longer be used as bedding.   Actually, the cat is also vintage since he has made is home in the closet for so long.

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Overall, it is about 17” long  and is about 12”  tall.
The quilt used here was originally stitched together  by hand.   The  picture below  shows the tiny little hand made stitches  where  the fabric was pieced together.    Of course, it was also hand quilted.

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   This close-up below shows the  aged and yellowed antique lace  that was  used as the collar.

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The project is really a very nice way to salvage, or make cute vintage “thingys”  from a vintage quilt  that was once so lovingly  pieced together.

Later this week, look for news of a GIVEAWAY  !!

I will be joining the following parties.  Please stop  by and visit these Gracious Hostess and leave some Comment Love for the Party Guests and Hostesses.  We all so Love Comments,  don’t we?

Colorado Lady on Thursday

Hugs, Honey
 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Did I Go Overboard – Overstuffed Book Bag

I usually head straight to the clearance section, where everything is $3.00 or under,  of  Half-Price Books, .   This was no exception  a  few weeks  ago  when they  had a 20%  off sale.     Look what came home with me!
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Eight were fiction and $1.00 each less 20%, so how can you go wrong?     Then, I scored  three decorating books,  two were Southern Living Christmas Books at $1.00 ea.  Another on wreaths was $2.00.   Plus, another 20% off.
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America 24/7,  a fabulous book of photographs, over 300 pages!    This thing weighs about 10 pounds!    Price:   $1.00  -  Less 20%!
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 Now, the   SPLURGES: 
Redoutes’ Roses.    One hundred sixty-seven  (yes, 167)  11x14 prints of Roses on heavy paper, suitable for framing!   Price:  $7.00 less 20% – a treasure for $5.60
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 Coming in at 12x16 and 255 pages  (and $7.00 less 20%)  a book of  American West Landscapes containing everything from Church to Remington!
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Page Collage
This will be added to stacks and stacks of art books like this:
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Total Cost :  $20.80.  That left me with change from the $25.00 gift card.
Did I go overboard?
Be sure to watch for a Give-Away Offer later this week!
I am linking to the following parties.  Please stop by and thank the gracious hostesses, make some friends and leave some comment love for the hostesses and guests.  We all love comments!
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @  Coastal Charm
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Junkin' Finds Friday @ A La Carte
Hugs,  Honey

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