Friday, January 27, 2012

Potpourri Friday #21




 Welcome of Potpourri Friday #21

Little has been done around 2805 what with headaches, sinus infections and the like.   Add in a healthy dose of Spring fever, and there you have it.  The only thing I managed to do was to introduce you to my Grandmother.  Those of us with grandmothers that inspired  us are truly
 a fortunate bunch.
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As always,  there was  an abundance of inspiration this week, with a record 261 participants!  Thank you, ladies!


Kristen at Sophia’s created a picture perfect bedroom for her little princess.



Carolyn at Desire Empire has also been busy with her little daughter's room!

Lucy at Craftberry Bush created an adorable Valentines wreath, with tutorial.



Decorate With a Little Bit  takes us through a remodeled garage to studio to dining room.  
Parts 1 & 2. 
 


Burlap baskets were made by  Kim at 


Libby at  A Perfectly Crazy Life created a Spring banner with lights!
 

Deidre at Simply Simplisticated  builds her own rustic/industrial island.


 Suzanne at Pieced Pastimes makes the 
sweetest pin cushions.

  Martina at Northern Nesting  gives and old piece a new look!



Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul  show off her fabulous collection of thrifty silver!


 If you were featured this week, please feel free
 to grab the “featured”  button located 
on the sidebar.


Party Guidelines

1. Be a friend and follower of  2805 via Google Connect.   If you have become a follower and I have not received a follow back, please email me.
2.  Please post the Party Button, located on  the sidebar, or a text link back to my blog in the body of your post .
3.  Since Potpourri is a mixture or assortment, you may link up your creative posts on décor, gardening,  DIY projects,  crafts,  recipes,  thrifty finds,  photography, etc.  Potpourri is a mixture or assortment.  Limit 3 or 4 please!
4.  Please link the url of the specific post  which you are linking, not the url for your blog.
5.  Please turn off your  Word Verification.


Thank you all for your inspiration and participation.  I hope you will stay a while, visit with the other guests, leave some comment love and make a few new friends along the way.

Until next time, Honey

Hoping you will visit my Friday Friends! 






Sunday, January 22, 2012

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.

Until next time, Honey


Linking to
A Stroll Thru Life
The Knick of Time
At the Picket Fence

Friday, January 20, 2012

Potpourri Friday #20

It  a beautiful day in North Texas with a temp of 70-degrees.  Perhaps this will help me in shaking off a 4-5 day migraine (I’ve lost track of time).
  Mr. 2805 woke me up this morning with a cup of coffee, saying  “You’ve got to get up. 
 It’s party day!” 

  
Joanna at Arcadian Lighting helped me out this week with a guest post  of Kitchen inspiration.
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Everyone is off to such a grand start to 2012, it was hard to find a stopping place for inspiration features.  It just keeps coming!   


Sherry at No Minimalist Here  created beautiful artwork with her dyed sea fans.



Shannon of A Southern Belle with Northern Roots  redecorates  a  Shabby Room.


Rosemary at Villabarnes  created the 
perfect easel!



Allison at Main St. Cuisine gives us her recipe for Coconut Almond  Fudge Bars.



Karen at the Vintage Bag Lady  is having a love affair with…..vintage trucks!  
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Catherine at Freddie and Petunia remodeled a Lingerie Chest!



Rasha at My Champagne Taste silver-leafed 
a dresser!



Melody at Chatty Chics remade an old school desk into a  Magnetic Chalkboard desk.



Rhonda at Blue Creek Home remade a fabulous  tea tin lamp.
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If you were featured, please feel free to grab the “Featured” button on the sidebar.


Thank you all for your inspiration and participation.  I hope you will stay a while, visit with the other guests, leave some comment love and make a few new friends along the way.

Party Guidelines 

1. Be a friend and follower of  2805 via Google Connect.   If you have become a follower and I have not received a follow back, please email me.
2.  Please post the Party Button, located on  the sidebar, or a text link back to my blog in the body of your post .
3.  Since Potpourri is a mixture or assortment, you may link up your creative posts on décor, gardening,  DIY projects,  crafts,  recipes,  thrifty finds,  photography, etc.  Potpourri is a mixture or assortment.  Limit 3 or 4 please!
4.  Please link the url of the specific post  which you are linking, not the url for your blog.
5.  Please turn off your  Word Verification.
6. Please no advertising or Etsy shops!





 Until next time, Honey


Hoping you will visit my Friday Friends! 



Thursday, January 19, 2012

And the Winner Is….


I would like to express my appreciation to Ramsign for graciously donating one of their fabulous house number signs
 for this Giveaway.


 The winner is:

Many thanks to all who participated!

Until next time,  Honey


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fabulous Eat In Kitchens

Hi, I’m Joanna, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, the online source for all things lighting. I am fortunate to spend my days scouring the web for images of beautiful rooms and sharing them with readers like you. Thank you 2805 for letting me share here today. Eat-in kitchens offer the perfect space for family and friends to gather for daily meals or special occasions. Combining dining room and kitchen allows the chef the best of both worlds—cooking and entertaining. Below are some of my favorite eat-in spaces. From French country rooms with graceful light fixtures to high style elegant spaces , you sure to fall in love with one or all of the rooms below.


Eat In Kitchens

Formal and classic this large space is perfect for a table for eight. This is a home chef’s dream kitchen with lots of space to cook and mingle.


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A stately kitchen with a table for eight is a bit smaller than the one above but still offers enough space for family activities.


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An antique harvest table offers plenty of space to enjoy an elegant dinner. The kitchen with modern and classic features will surely please most any home chef.


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Found objects encased in a large built-in cabinet add interest to this dine-in kitchen.

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A round table offers a more intimate dining experience for all. A primitive light fixture sits above for an illuminated meal.
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This cheerful kitchen is bright and fresh, perfect for tea with friends. Wouldn’t you just love cooking in this eat-in kitchen?


Eat In Kitchens

This elegant space may look formal at first glance, however it actually allows for a very cozy meal. The curvy wrought iron pendant light fixture is perfect for this appealing eat-in kitchen.


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Slip covered chairs are perfect for a dining area as they can be easily removed and thrown in the wash periodically or after spills. This is another happy and bright space.


What do you think of these eat-in spaces? Let us know at Arcadian Lighting, where you can find the perfect pendant light for your kitchen. (Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)





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Friday, January 13, 2012

Potpourri Friday #19

Hi and welcome to Potpourri Friday #19! 



I am having a Giveaway!  
Whether  you live in a cottage with a picket fence,  

a cabin in the woods or lake, 

a traditional home or apartment, you should enjoy having a house number sign from Ramsign!  

It can be used inside or out.  Go here for the complete scoop!

Ready for some inspiration from last week?  All features will be pinned for my Pinterest page.
   

Becky at Buckets of Burlap created a
Table for Two
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Karen at Never Enough Thyme had some 
fun with paint.
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Samara at The Dressing Room  has a 
white marble makeover.



 Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  creates a
Silver and Feather  vignette.



Cindy at Beaux R'eves  dressed a Winter 
white buffet.



Gail at Bible Love Notes has a wonderful collection of vintage trunks.


If you were featured, please feel free to grab the “Featured” button on the sidebar.  Also,  please note,  if you were featured at the Christmas Tree Party, please feel free to take the "Featured" button.

  

Party Guidelines

1. Be a friend and follower of  2805 via Google Connect.   If you have become a follower and I have not received a follow back, please email me.
2.  Please post the Party Button, located on  the sidebar, or a text link back in the body of your post .
3.  Since Potpourri is a mixture or assortment, you may link up your creative posts on décor, gardening,  DIY projects,  crafts,  recipes,  thrifty finds,  photography, etc.  Potpourri is a mixture or assortment.  Limit 3 or 4 please!
4.  Please link the url of the specific post  which you are linking, not the url for your blog.
5.  Please turn off your  Word Verification.
6. Please no advertising or Etsy shops!


Thanks to everyone for your inspiration and participation. 
I hope you will stay a while, visit other guest, leave some comment love,  and perhaps make a few new friends while you are here.

Until next time, Honey

Hoping you will visit my Friday Friends! 


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