Monday, July 30, 2012

Outdoor Tweeking


This Summer, I  “tweaked”  the garden set that is in the back corner of our yard, near the pool.



 The set itself is vintage,  steel mesh with bouncy chairs, but hard on a bare leg.  I didn’t  buy this vintage set, it was purchased new.  Hummmm



  New, bright cushions were added to match the water of the pool.  Half -price plus 15%  coupon!  Gotta love it!    The color  of the water is always rich looking as when it was refinished a couple of years ago, we had blue quartz added to the finish.


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This plant has really flourished in the shade, despite the heat!



It’s a pleasant place to sit in the evenings when it’s cool.  But, that’s been a while!





Until next time, Honey 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Potpourri Friday #34

Welcome to Potpourri Friday!  You have heard it before, but I'm saying it again, I have so much fun looking at your links each week.  Each and everyone is so interesting, entertaining and chocked full of  inspiration!



Earlier this week, I did some tweeking and posted about my Shell Cloche!


We have a terrific Giveaway this week!  
Our kind sponsor is Artful Vision and they have donated a $40  cheese tray that is so unique and artsy.  Not only that, the winner gets to choose from  5 styles.  It's a must see.  To throw your hat in the ring for this fabulous gift, click here!  
It's a very easy giveaway to enter without a lot of things to do!  I hope everyone that links today will enter!    Here are 
two of the 5 styles to choose from!





Now for some of the terrific highlights from the party last week:


Danielle of Blessed Serendipity made this splendid  quilt using vintage sheets!



Aldeberry Hill created a one of a kind house number!



This beautiful  Hawaiian postcard quilt 
was created by Elizabeth at 
Home is Where the Heart Is



Tricia at The Little Cottage on the Pond  
got a chalk paint  kitchen makeover!



 Liz at Quirky Vistas does gorgeous photography.  Here she captures a rainstorm and more!



 Ginger at Savannah Granny turns
Repair-Mama!



Shirley at  Hospitality Designs takes us to the beach with her  Ocean Breezes tablescape!
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  Mary Alice at Chateau Chic has the most fabulous  cheeseboard  collection. 



Take a looks at Anita's  French dining room redo!  You will find her at Cedar  Hill Ranch.



Charlene at Organized Clutter  has a 
beautiful and unique garden.  It's has
 lots of  special treats! 



If you were featured this week, please grab the featured button to post on your blog!



Many thanks to everyone who participated last week.  You are all special!
If you are planning to  "pin" any of the features, please  use the link provided so that proper credit is given!



Party Guidelines

1. Please be  a friend and follower of  2805 via Google Friends Connect if your are on Blogger or  Linky Follower if you are on Wordpress or another platform.  Or both, if you prefer.  Please leave a comment that you are following so that I can follow you back.   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 .  If you find your link deleted, please put in a "link back"  and link up again.  Without a link back, you cannot be featured.  You do not want to miss out on a feature because you are lacking the proper link!

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.


4.  Please link the url of the specific post which you are linking, not the url for your blog.

5.  Please, please turn off your  Word Verification!



I hope that you will stay a while, visit with the other party guests (after all, it is a party), 
leave some comment love and make some new friends along the way!

Until next time, Honey
 Don't forget to enter the Giveaway!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wedding Quilt

S ince I am about to "tweek" my living room again, I thought it would be a good time to  show you the quilt my Grandmother made for us as a wedding present!


It looks like new as it has been lovingly preserved.
The pattern name escapes me, but I think it is called "Wedding Ring".   


Every block is different.  


 It is backed in yellow, and quilted by hand by my Grandmother and her Sister-in-Law. 


It is a treasured heirloom to me that I wanted to share with you!  



   Until next time, Honey


Cheese Platter Giveaway from Artful Vision!





 I recently discovered the Artful Vision website! It is an online Gallery of beautiful  jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings , music and more! They have an interesting an exciting concept in that all of their artists, musicians and authors donate 20% of every sale to a participating non-profit organization of your choice!
Artful Vision has  created a unique and special  place where customers have an incentive to purchase unique products and gifts by American artists, while raising funds for worth causes across the country!   Each purchase makes a difference in a tangible way!

Now, Artful Vision has generously offered a  
$40 giveaway for the readers of 2805! 
For example, how cute is this?




After losing her husband to an aneurysm, Maxine Gardner  discovered mosaics and became an accomplished artist,  launching  Artful Vision August 2010,   which now features the work of 90 artists!  
Artful Vision has a dazzling array of creative American made products, including   beautiful jewelry,  pottery,  photography,  paintings,  music in  an online gallery,  lovingly handcrafted right here in the USA!

Isn’t that a great idea!   Buy USA! 

 Many Thanks for Screen Shot Used by Permission Compliments Taryn Whiteaker  of Owner Design, Dining + Diapers  
 
   If you are  an artist interested in making a difference and being  a part of the Artful Vision family  click here!

   Artful Vision is a creative way for a Fundraiser as their website turns into your very on 24/7  fundraising center!  To learn how to have a 24/7 Fundraiser,  click here!

To learn more about the Artful Vision’s Shop for A Cause, click here  You can also  find them  located on Facebook , Twitter,  and Pinterest.
 
2805 readers will have the opportunity to win one of these beautiful wine bottle or liquor bottle serving platters by artist, Sally Kennedy.  Aren’t they unique? 










This functional art piece is ideal for serving cheese and crackers, fruit or bread.  It can also be used as a butter dish or spoon rest. The platter measures approximately 5″ x 12″.  A wire hook has been fused into the neck of the bottle to create a decorative piece of wall art.  Each platter comes with its own beaded cheese spreader.  Bead colors are subject to change; however, each spreader will compliment the colors in the platter.  Besides the ones pictured, she has labels such as Stolichnaya, Grey Goose, Black Label, and many more!

How to Enter! 
Leave a separate comment  for 3 possible
ways to win!

1.  Leave a comment telling me which platter you would like to win!

2.  Be a follower of 2805.  Be sure to leave a  separate comment that you are following by either GFC or LinkyFollowers!

3.  Help spread the news!  Post about this giveaway, put it your sidebar (linking it to this post), or post  it on your Facebook page.  Leave a separate comment about posting.

 
One  2805 reader will win one of glass bottle serving platter, valued at $40, pictured above. The winner will choose from the platters listed above.  Giveaway is open to US residence 18+.  Giveaway is open through  Tuesday, August 7, at 12:00 midnight PST.
Disclaimer:   Artful Vision provided the Glass Bottle Serving Platter for this giveaway.   I have not received compensation for this review.

 
Hope you will take a good look art look  at Artful  Visions product line and perhaps you could even like them on Facebook.    
I'm sure you will find something you love!    I actually have my eye on one a couple of things, probably one of 
those cute bottle  
 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Coastal Cloche


The sofa table was tweaked for
a coastal cloche.


I tucked a large conch shell  (it has a history)
 under a cloche with a marble base.

And added some pearls and beads for
 a little hint of sunken treasure.


Another shell and a couple of
starfish are enough to complete the look.
Of course, now I'm thinking it needs a  lot 
more  pearls and beads.  I can see
more tweaks coming.

Tweak, Tweak.......
Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Cloche Party at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
 Inspiration Friday  At The Picket Fence

Friday, July 20, 2012

Potpourri Friday #33


 Hello everyone and welcome to Potpourri Friday!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!


While I worked on some projects at home this week and  had yet another doctor's appointment, my little thrifty  beauty has been popular. 


 Plus I took you on a tour of 
Le Mont St Michelle.


Every week I am amazed by the talent and creativity   of the special blogger who link to Potpourri Friday!  It never ceases!  
Here are but a few of the wonderful links this week!

Bliss at Bliss Ranch turned an old dresser 
into a bar!


Kristy at For the Love of Wood  created a 
knock-off of a Pottery Barn trunk!


Amanda at One Girl in Pink  made over a 
French Country Cupboard!



Sissie at Sissie's Shabby Cottage  gave 
up a peek inside her cupboard!

Mary at Mary's Meandering's dolled up her 
office chair!


Debra gave us a tour of her living room at 



Danielle of Silver Pennies introduced us to
the lovely Beatrice!


Danielle at Blessed Serendipity  gave us a 
look inside her amazing studio!


Ann created a most unique birthday present
 for her husband's birthday!  Read all about it



 Marit  of  Marit Hagekos Og Litt Til  shows
us around her cottage and garden in  Norway!




If you were featured this week, please  grab 
the "featured" button to post on your blog!


Many thanks to everyone who participated last week!  In my opinion, everyone is a Star! 


If you plan to "pin" any of the features, 
please  use the link provided  so that  the proper credit is given!

Party Guidelines

1. Please be  a friend and follower of  2805 via Google Friends Connect if your are on Blogger or  Linky Follower if you are on Wordpress or another platform.  Or both, if you prefer.   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 .  If you find your link deleted, please up in a "link back"  and link up again.  Without a link back, you cannot be featured.  You do not want to miss out on a feature because you are lacking the proper link!

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.


4.  Please link the url of the specific post which you are linking, not the url for your blog.

5.  Please, please turn off your  Word Verification!



I hope that you will stay a while, visit with the other party guests (after all, it is a party!),
leave some comment love and make some 
new friends along the way!

Until next time, Honey  

Hoping you will visit my Friday Friends! 



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